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Athletics at the 1948 London Summer Games:

Men's Triple Jump

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Host City: London, Great Britain
Venue(s): Empire Stadium, Wembley, London
Date Started: August 3, 1948
Date Finished: August 3, 1948

Gold: SWE Arne Åhman
Silver: AUS George Avery
Bronze: TUR Ruhi Sarıalp

Summary

Sweden’s Arne Åhman had placed third at the 1946 European Championships, trailing Finland’s Valle Rautio, who won the title. Australia’s George Avery led the qualifiers and jumped 15.36 (50-4¾) in round one. But Åhman had jumped first in the final, and his 15.40 (50-6¼) led from the start, and was eventually the gold medal winning mark. Rautio would finish only sixth. The bronze went to Turkey’s Ruhi Sarialp, the only Olympic athletics medal won by a Turkish athlete in the 20th century.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal D
1 Arne Åhman 23 Sweden SWE Gold 15.400
2 George Avery 23 Australia AUS Silver 15.365
3 Ruhi Sarıalp 23 Turkey TUR Bronze 15.025
4 Preben Larsen 25 Denmark DEN 14.830
5 Geraldo de Oliveira 28 Brazil BRA 14.825
6 Valle Rautio 26 Finland FIN 14.700
7 Les McKeand 23 Australia AUS 14.530
8 Adhemar da Silva 20 Brazil BRA 14.490
9 Åke Hallgren 29 Sweden SWE 14.485
10 Bill Albans 22 United States USA 14.330
11 Hélio da Silva 24 Brazil BRA 14.310
12 Kim Won-Gwon 29 South Korea KOR 14.250
13 Lennart Moberg 29 Sweden SWE 14.215
AC r2/2 Henry Rebello 19 India IND NM
15 QR Máximo Reyes 19 Peru PER
16 QR Erik Koutonen 22 United States USA
17 QR João Vieira 29 Portugal POR
18 QR Robert Bobin 27 France FRA
19 QR Bob Beckus 28 United States USA
20 QR Charles Épalle 24 France FRA
21 QR Felix Würth 24 Austria AUT
22 QR Luís García 25 Portugal POR
23 QR Carlos Vera 19 Chile CHI
24 QR Allan Lindsay 22 Great Britain GBR
25 QR Sidney Cross 23 Great Britain GBR
AC QR Robert Hawkey 33 Great Britain GBR
AC QR Jorge Aguirre Mexico MEX
AC QR G. D. Peiris Sri Lanka SRI