|Type||Competed in Olympic Games|
|Full name||Samuel Symington "Sam"•Jones|
|Born||16 January 1880 in Fairfield, Connecticut (USA)|
|Died||13 April 1954 in Knoxville, Tennessee (USA)|
|Measurements||189 cm / 82 kg|
|Affiliations||New York University Violets, New York (USA) / NYAC, New York (USA)|
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, Men (Olympic)||New York Athletic Club||4|