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Athletics at the 1928 Amsterdam Summer Games:

Men's Triple Jump

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Host City: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Venue(s): Olympic Stadium, Amsterdam
Date Started: August 2, 1928
Date Finished: August 2, 1928

Gold: JPN Mikio Oda
Silver: USA Lee Casey
Bronze: FIN Ville Tuulos

Summary

The favorite was Japan’s Mikio Oda who had won the Far East Championships in 1923, 1925, and 1927, and had the longest marks in the past few years. He led from the start, opening with 15.03 (49-3¾), improving to 15.13 (49-7¾) in round two, and to 15.21 (49-11) in round three. The 15.21 (49-11) gave him the gold medal. American Levi Casey recorded 15.17 (49-9¼) in the final round to get silver. Finland’s Vilho Tuulos also produced his best mark in the last round, 15.11 (49-7), which brought him his second consecutive bronze medal.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Mikio Oda 23 Japan JPN Gold
2 Lee Casey 23 United States USA Silver
3 Ville Tuulos 33 Finland FIN Bronze
4 Chuhei Nanbu 23 Japan JPN
5 Toimi Tulikoura 23 Finland FIN
6 Erkki Järvinen 23 Finland FIN
7 QR Wim Peters 24 Netherlands NED
8 QR Väinö Rainio 32 Finland FIN
9T QR Jan Blankers 24 Netherlands NED
9T QR Sid Bowman 20 United States USA
11 QR Lloyd Bourgeois 25 United States USA
12 QR Nick Winter 33 Australia AUS
13 QR Gijs Lamoree 24 Netherlands NED
14 QR Imre Fekete 21 Hungary HUN
15 QR Steef van Musscher 26 Netherlands NED
16 QR Alex Munroe 19 Canada CAN
17 QR Konstantinos Petridis Greece GRE
18 QR Hermann Brügmann 28 Denmark DEN
19 QR Theo Phelan 19 Ireland IRL
20 QR Bob Kelley 30 United States USA
21 QR Arild Lenth 23 Norway NOR
22 QR Ferenc Molnár 24 Hungary HUN
23 QR Wilfred Kalaugher 23 New Zealand NZL
24 QR Johannes Viljoen 24 South Africa RSA