Lewis Sheldon

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 0
Bronze 2
Total 2
RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameLewis Pendleton•Sheldon
Used nameLewis•Sheldon
Born9 June 1874 in Rutland, Vermont (USA)
Died20 February 1960 in Biarritz, Pyrénées-Atlantiques (FRA)
AffiliationsNYAC, New York (USA)
NOC United States


Before graduating from Yale, Lewis Sheldon won the IC4A long jump in 1895 and 1896 although he did not compete in this event at the 1900 Olympics. In 1896, representing the New York AC, he also won the AAU All-Around title. In 1906 he went to London as a representative for financial institutions. This led to many official connections with European governments and he later received official decorations from the governments of France, Italy and Finland. He left France during World War II, but returned to his Biarritz estate after the German occupation ended.

Personal Bests: LJ – 22-8½ (6.92) (1895); TJ – 44-9 (13.64) (1900).


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1900 Summer Olympics Athletics USA Lewis Sheldon
Standing High Jump, Men (Olympic) 3 Bronze
Long Jump, Men (Olympic) DNS
Standing Long Jump, Men (Olympic) 4
Triple Jump, Men (Olympic) 3 Bronze
Standing Triple Jump, Men (Olympic) 4
Shot Put, Men (Olympic) DNS

Olympic family relations