Sam Jones

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameSamuel Symington "Sam"•Jones
Used nameSam•Jones
Born16 January 1880 in Fairfield, Connecticut (USA)
Died13 April 1954 in Knoxville, Tennessee (USA)
Measurements189 cm / 82 kg
AffiliationsNew York University Violets, New York (USA) / NYAC, New York (USA)
NOC United States
Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 0
Bronze 0
Total 1


Sam Jones won the IC4A high jump in 1900 and 1901 and the AAU title in 1901,1903, and 1904. His winning jump of 5-11 (1.80) at the 1904 Olympics was well below his best of 6-2 (1.88) which he cleared at the 1901 AAU championships. Jones attended NYU and was the school’s top all-round athlete. He played varsity football for four years, varsity gymnastics for three years, and captained the track team. After graduation, he made his career first as a civil engineer and eventually as a teacher.

Personal Best: HJ - 1.905 (1902).


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1904 Summer Olympics Athletics USA Sam Jones
110 metres Hurdles, Men (Olympic) DNS
High Jump, Men (Olympic) 1 Gold
High Jump, Men (Olympic (non-medal)) 1
Triple Jump, Men (Olympic) 7
High Jump, Handicap, Men (Olympic (non-medal)) AC
Tug-Of-War USA Sam Jones
Tug-Of-War, Men (Olympic) New York Athletic Club 4