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Athletics at the 1900 Paris Summer Games:

Men's 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 Meyer Prinstein
Silver: USA James B. Connolly
Bronze: USA Lewis Sheldon


This event was not on the original program. Athletes in the standing triple jump asked for it to be held, as most of them did not understand the format of that event. Journal des Sports described it as "perfectly boring." There could be no real favorites as the event was rarely held at that time. [Meyer Prinstein] won the gold medal which he thought he had deserved in the long jump, with defending champion [James Connolly] placing second. Prinstein remains the only person to have won both the long and triple jump at the Olympics.

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Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal D
1 Meyer Prinstein 21 United States USA Gold 14.47 OR
2 James B. Connolly 31 United States USA Silver 13.97
3 Lewis Sheldon 25 United States USA Bronze 13.64
4 Pat Leahy 22 Great Britain GBR
5 Albert Delannoy France FRA
6 Alexandre Tuffèri 23 France FRA
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 Eric Lemming 20 Sweden SWE
AC Waldemar Steffen 27 Germany GER
AC Pál Koppán 21 Hungary HUN