Gilbert Van Cleve

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameGilbert Haven•Van Cleve
Used nameGilbert•Van Cleve
Born15 December 1880 in Staunton, Illinois (USA)
Died5 May 1951 in Chicago, Illinois (USA)
NOC United States


For many years, this athlete was listed as the same athlete who competed in swimming at the 1904 Olympics, George Van Cleaf, the confusion arising because of the similarity in their names. In addition to competing in the long jump and triple jump, Van Cleve placed second in the handicap broad jump during the 1904 World’s Fair events. This is considered a non-Olympic, or demonstration event, but during this competition, Van Cleve did record his known PR of 6.56 metres (21-6½).

Personal Best: LJ – 6.56 (21-6½) (1904).


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1904 Summer Olympics Athletics USA Gilbert Van Cleve
Long Jump, Men (Olympic) 5
Triple Jump, Men (Olympic) 5
Long Jump, Handicap, Men (Olympic (non-medal)) 2


We initially had this athlete confused with swimmer George Van Cleaf (#79149), but these are not the same men.