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Triple Jump, Men

Date16 July 1900
StatusOlympic
LocationCroix Catelan, Bois de Boulogne, Paris
Participants13 from 6 countries
FormatFinal only.
Olympic Record 13.71 / James B. Connolly USA / 6 April 1896

This event was not on the original program. Athletes in the standing triple jump asked for it to be held, as most of them did not understand the format of that event. Journal des Sports described it as “perfectly boring.” There could be no real favorites as the event was rarely held at that time. Meyer Prinstein won the gold medal which he thought he had deserved in the long jump, with defending champion James Connolly placing second. Prinstein remains the only person to have won both the long and triple jump at the Olympics.

PosNrAthleteNOCDistance
1Meyer PrinsteinUSA14.47GoldOR
2James B. ConnollyUSA13.97Silver
3Lewis SheldonUSA13.64Bronze
4Pat LeahyGBR
5Albert DelannoyFRA
6Alexandre TuffèriFRA
ACFrank JarvisUSA
ACJohn McLeanUSA
ACDaniel HortonUSA
ACKarl Gustaf StaafSWE
ACEric LemmingSWE
ACWaldemar SteffenGER
ACPál KoppánHUN