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Athletics at the 1900 Paris Summer Games:

Men's Standing Triple Jump

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Host City: Paris, France
Venue(s): Catalan Cross, Boulogne Forest, Paris
Date Started: July 16, 1900
Date Finished: July 16, 1900
Format: Final only.

Gold: USA Ray Ewry
Silver: USA Irv Baxter
Bronze: USA Bob Garrett


[Ray Ewry] won the first of his two consecutive gold medals in the standing triple jump, with a mark of 10.58 metres (34-8½). Ewry also won standing jump gold medals in Paris in the standing high jump and standing long jump. He would finish his Olympic career with 10 gold medals, including the 1906 Intercalated Olympics in Athinai, and was never defeated at the Olympics. The standing triple jump was contested again at St. Louis in 1904 but was then discontinued at the Olympics. American [Irv Baxter] won the silver medal as he had done in the standing high jump and long jump.

Though now termed the standing triple jump, in this era the event was usually called the hop, step, and jump. However, the rules, and the techniques used, varied greatly at this time. Recent research by members of the Association of Track & Field Statisticians (ATFS), strongly suggest that Ewry, at the least, used three standing jumps in this competition rather than any continuous hop, step, or jump combination.

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Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal D
1 Ray Ewry 26 United States USA Gold 10.58
2 Irv Baxter 24 United States USA Silver 9.95
3 Bob Garrett 24 United States USA Bronze 9.50
4 Lewis Sheldon 25 United States USA 9.45
AC Frank Jarvis 21 United States USA
AC John McLean 22 United States USA
AC Daniel Horton 20 United States USA
AC Karl Gustaf Staaf 19 Sweden SWE
AC Waldemar Steffen 27 Germany GER
AC Pál Koppán 21 Hungary HUN