James O'Connell

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameJames Francis V.•O'Connell
Used nameJames•O'Connell
Born11 October 1882 in Hartford, Connecticut (USA)
Died10 July 1942 in Hartford, Connecticut (USA)
Measurements176 cm / 73 kg
AffiliationsNYAC, New York (USA)
NOC United States


James O’Connell won the AAU indoor triple jump in 1906, and was third in the outdoor long jump in 1907. He competed for Villanova and the NYAC. O’Connell was a lifelong member of the Hartford Police Department. He was appointed a supernumerary in 1908 and a regular in 1915. Even after he was eligible for his pension, he continued working, spending his final years as a traffic checker.

Personal Bests: LJ – 7.035 (23-1) (1908); TJ – 13.81i (45-3¾i) (1906).


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1908 Summer Olympics Athletics USA James O'Connell
Long Jump, Men (Olympic) AC
Triple Jump, Men (Olympic) DNS