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Athletics at the 1904 St. Louis Summer Games:

Men's Triple Jump

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Host City: St. Louis, United States
Venue(s): Francis Field, Washington University, St. Louis
Date Started: September 1, 1904
Date Finished: September 1, 1904
Format: Final only.

Gold: USA Meyer Prinstein
Silver: USA Fred Engelhardt
Bronze: USA Robert Stangland


It was virtually impossible to predict a favorite as the event was rarely held. [Meyer Prinstein] defended the title he had won four years earlier, but failed to break his own Olympic record, missing it by four inches. Prinstein never led until his last jump, when he came through for the victory.

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Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal D(M) D(I)
1 Meyer Prinstein 25 United States USA Gold 14.32 47-0
2 Fred Engelhardt 25 United States USA Silver 13.90 45-7¼
3 Robert Stangland 22 United States USA Bronze 13.36 43-10
4 John Fuhrer 24 United States USA 12.91 42-4½
5 Gilbert Van Cleve 23 United States USA
6 Percy Hagerman 22 Canada CAN
7 Sam Jones 24 United States USA