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Athletics at the 1928 Amsterdam Summer Games:

Men's Long Jump

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Host City: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Venue(s): Olympic Stadium, Amsterdam
Date Started: July 31, 1928
Date Finished: July 31, 1928

Gold: USA Ed Hamm
Silver: HAI Silvio Cator
Bronze: USA Al Bates

Summary

At the combined 1928 AAU/Olympic Trials, Ed Hamm jumped 7.90 (25-11) for a world record and was the heavy favorite. In the second round in Amsterdam, he jumped 7.73 (25-4½) which held up for the gold medal. Defending champion DeHart Hubbard was back but had an injured ankle and placed only 11th. Haiti’s Silvio Cator jumped 7.50 (24-7¼) in round two and 7.58 (24-10½) in round three to earn the silver medal. In September 1928, jumping in Paris he went a world record 7.93 (26-0¼), the first legal jump over 26-feet.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Ed Hamm 22 United States USA Gold
2 Silvio Cator 27 Haiti HAI Silver
3 Al Bates 23 United States USA Bronze
4 Willi Meier 21 Germany GER
5 Erich Köchermann 23 Germany GER
6 Hannes de Boer 28 Netherlands NED
7 QR Ed Gordon 19 United States USA
8 QR Eric Svensson 24 Sweden SWE
9 QR Chuhei Nanbu 23 Japan JPN
10 QR Olle Hallberg 24 Sweden SWE
11T QR Ville Tuulos 33 Finland FIN
11T QR Mikio Oda 23 Japan JPN
11T QR DeHart Hubbard 24 United States USA
14 QR Erling Aastad 30 Norway NOR
15 QR Helmut Schlöske 23 Germany GER
16 QR Alfonso de Gortari Mexico MEX
17 QR Toon van Welsenes 24 Netherlands NED
18 QR Rudi Dobermann 25 Germany GER
19 QR Toimi Tulikoura 23 Finland FIN
20 QR Gijs Lamoree 24 Netherlands NED
21 QR Paddy Anglim 23 Ireland IRL
22 QR Adolf Meier 26 Switzerland SUI
23 QR Lajos Balogh 25 Hungary HUN
24 QR Imre Fekete 21 Hungary HUN
25T QR Virgilio Tommasi 23 Italy ITA
25T QR Enrico Torre 26 Italy ITA
27 QR Charles Alzieu 23 France FRA
28 QR Jacques Flouret 20 France FRA
29 QR Konstantinos Petridis Greece GRE
30 QR Hermann Brügmann 28 Denmark DEN
31 QR Arild Lenth 23 Norway NOR
32 QR Reginald Revans 21 Great Britain GBR
33 QR Zdzisław Nowak 22 Poland POL
34T QR Óscar Alvarado Chile CHI
34T QR Gaston Médécin 27 Monaco MON
36 QR Tibor Püspöki 27 Hungary HUN
37 QR Dalip Singh 29 India IND
38 QR Johannes Viljoen 24 South Africa RSA
39 QR James Cohen 22 Great Britain GBR
40 QR Alfred Sutter 21 Switzerland SUI
41 QR Fernando Labourdette-Liaresq 22 Spain ESP