Robert Stangland

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameRobert Sedgwick•Stangland
Used nameRobert•Stangland
Born5 October 1881 in New York, New York (USA)
Died15 December 1953 in Nyack, New York (USA)
AffiliationsColumbia Lions, New York (USA) / NYAC, New York (USA)
NOC United States
Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 0
Bronze 2
Total 2


Robert Stangland of Columbia University won the 1904 IC4A long jump at 23-6½ (7.17), but he failed to repeat this form at the Olympics later in the season. In St. Louis he placed third in the long jump with a modest effort of 22-7 (6.88) and he placed third in the triple jump with a mark of 43-10 (13.36). While at Columbia, in addition to track he played football and rowed varsity crew. He made his career as a consulting engineer. Stangland was forced to retire from athletics on the advise of his physician, who found him to have an enlarged heart.

Personal Bests: LJ – 23-6½ (7.17) (1904); TJ – 43-10 (13.36) (1904).


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1904 Summer Olympics Athletics USA Robert Stangland
Long Jump, Men (Olympic) 3 Bronze
Long Jump, Men (Olympic (non-medal)) 2
Triple Jump, Men (Olympic) 3 Bronze