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Long Jump, Men

Date31 July 1928
StatusOlympic
LocationOlympisch Stadion, Amsterdam
Participants41 from 23 countries

At the combined 1928 AAU/Olympic Trials, Ed Hamm jumped 7.90 (25-11) for a world record and was the heavy favorite. In the second round in Amsterdam, he jumped 7.73 (25-4½) which held up for the gold medal. Defending champion DeHart Hubbard was back but had an injured ankle and placed only 11th. Haiti’s Silvio Cator jumped 7.50 (24-7¼) in round two and 7.58 (24-10½) in round three to earn the silver medal. In September 1928, jumping in Paris he went a world record 7.93 (26-0¼), the first legal jump over 26-feet.

PosNrAthleteNOCQualifyingFinal
1534Ed HammUSA7.73 (1)7.73 (1)Gold
2145Sylvio CatorHAI7.58 (2)7.58 (2)Silver
3500Al BatesUSA7.40 (3)7.40 (3)Bronze
4729Willi MeierGER7.39 (4)7.39 (4)
5724Erich KöchermannGER7.35 (5)7.35 (5)
6295Hannes de BoerNED7.32 (6)7.32 (6)
7 r1/2529Ed GordonUSA7.32 (7)
8 r1/2862Eric SvenssonSWE7.29 (8)
9 r1/2255Chuhei NanbuJPN7.25 (9)
10 r1/2846Olle HallbergSWE7.18 (10)
=11 r1/2806Ville TuulosFIN7.11 (=11)
=11 r1/2257Mikio OdaJPN7.11 (=11)
=11 r1/2533DeHart HubbardUSA7.11 (=11)
14 r1/2181Erling AastadNOR7.07 (14)
15 r1/2741Helmut SchlöskeGER6.99 (15)1
16 r1/2172Alfonso de GortariMEX6.97 (16)
17 r1/2334Toon van WelsenesNED6.96 (17)
18 r1/2708Rudi DobermannGER6.91 (18)
19 r1/2807Toimi TulikouraFIN6.88 (19)
20 r1/2314Gijs LamoreeNED6.87 (20)
21 r1/2211Paddy AnglimIRL6.81 (21)
22 r1/2273Adolf MeierSUI6.80 (22)
23 r1/21Lajos BaloghHUN6.79 (23)
24 r1/29Imre FeketeHUN6.77 (24)
=25 r1/2238Virgilio TommasiITA6.76 (=25)
=25 r1/2239Enrico TorreITA6.76 (=25)
27 r1/249Charles AlzieuFRA6.70 (27)
28 r1/274Jacques FlouretFRA6.64 (28)
29 r1/2139Konstantinos PetridisGRE6.63 (29)
30 r1/2691Hermann BrügmannDEN6.62 (30)
31 r1/2190Arild LenthNOR6.60 (31)
32 r1/2482Reginald RevansGBR6.58 (32)
33 r1/2423Zdzisław NowakPOL6.57 (33)
=34 r1/2680Óscar AlvaradoCHI6.51 (=34)
=34 r1/2178Gaston MédécinMON6.51 (=34)
36 r1/234Tibor PüspökiHUN6.45 (36)
37 r1/2210Dalip SinghIND6.45 (37)
38 r1/2289Johannes ViljoenRSA6.44 (38)
39 r1/2448James CohenGBR6.39 (39)
40 r1/2277Alfred SutterSUI6.23 (40)
41 r1/2371Fernando Labourdette-LiaresqESP6.16 (41)
DNS603Nick WinterAUS– (DNS)
DNS777Kalle JärvinenFIN– (DNS)
DNS598Walter HarrisonAUS– (DNS)
DNS282Sid AtkinsonRSA– (DNS)
DNS90Robert LoiseauFRA– (DNS)
DNS775Akilles JärvinenFIN– (DNS)
DNS70Pierre DinardFRA– (DNS)
DNS128Stelios BenardisGRE– (DNS)
DNS38Elemér SomfayHUN– (DNS)

Qualifying Round (31 July 1928)

Top six advanced to the final.

PosAthleteNOCDistance2nd Best
1Ed HammUSA7.73Q
2Sylvio CatorHAI7.58Q
3Al BatesUSA7.40Q
4Willi MeierGER7.39Q
5Erich KöchermannGER7.35Q
6Hannes de BoerNED7.326.96Q
7Ed GordonUSA7.326.57
8Eric SvenssonSWE7.29
9Chuhei NanbuJPN7.25
10Olle HallbergSWE7.18
=11Mikio OdaJPN7.11
=11Ville TuulosFIN7.11
=11DeHart HubbardUSA7.11
14Erling AastadNOR7.07
15Helmut SchlöskeGER6.992
16Alfonso de GortariMEX6.97
17Toon van WelsenesNED6.96
18Rudi DobermannGER6.91
19Toimi TulikouraFIN6.88
20Gijs LamoreeNED6.87
21Paddy AnglimIRL6.81
22Adolf MeierSUI6.80
23Lajos BaloghHUN6.79
24Imre FeketeHUN6.77
=25Virgilio TommasiITA6.76
=25Enrico TorreITA6.76
27Charles AlzieuFRA6.70
28Jacques FlouretFRA6.64
29Konstantinos PetridisGRE6.63
30Hermann BrügmannDEN6.62
31Arild LenthNOR6.60
32Reginald RevansGBR6.58
33Zdzisław NowakPOL6.57
=34Óscar AlvaradoCHI6.51
=34Gaston MédécinMON6.51
36Tibor PüspökiHUN6.45
37Dalip SinghIND6.45
38Johannes ViljoenRSA6.44
39James CohenGBR6.39
40Alfred SutterSUI6.23
41Fernando Labourdette-LiaresqESP6.16
DNSNick WinterAUS
DNSKalle JärvinenFIN
DNSWalter HarrisonAUS
DNSSid AtkinsonRSA
DNSRobert LoiseauFRA
DNSAkilles JärvinenFIN
DNSPierre DinardFRA
DNSStelios BenardisGRE
DNSElemér SomfayHUN

Qualifying Round, Group A (31 July 1928)

PosAthleteNOCDistance
1Ed HammUSA7.73
2Sylvio CatorHAI7.58
3Erich KöchermannGER7.35
4Erling AastadNOR7.073
5Toon van WelsenesNED6.964
6Paddy AnglimIRL6.81
7Jacques FlouretFRA6.64
=8Óscar AlvaradoCHI6.51
=8Gaston MédécinMON6.51
10Tibor PüspökiHUN6.45
11Alfred SutterSUI6.235
DNSNick WinterAUS
DNSKalle JärvinenFIN

Qualifying Round, Group B (31 July 1928)

PosAthleteNOCDistance
1Al BatesUSA7.40
2Willi MeierGER7.39
3Olle HallbergSWE7.18
4Toimi TulikouraFIN6.88
5Imre FeketeHUN6.77
6Virgilio TommasiITA6.766
7Zdzisław NowakPOL6.577
8Dalip SinghIND6.45
9James CohenGBR6.39
DNSWalter HarrisonAUS
DNSSid AtkinsonRSA
DNSRobert LoiseauFRA

Qualifying Round, Group C (31 July 1928)

PosAthleteNOCDistance2nd Best
1Ed GordonUSA7.326.57
2Eric SvenssonSWE7.29
3Mikio OdaJPN7.11
4Helmut SchlöskeGER6.998
5Gijs LamoreeNED6.879
6Lajos BaloghHUN6.79
7Enrico TorreITA6.7610
8Konstantinos PetridisGRE6.63
9Reginald RevansGBR6.58
10Johannes ViljoenRSA6.44
DNSAkilles JärvinenFIN
DNSPierre DinardFRA

Qualifying Round, Group D (31 July 1928)

PosAthleteNOCDistance2nd Best
1Hannes de BoerNED7.326.9611
2Chuhei NanbuJPN7.25
=3Ville TuulosFIN7.11
=3DeHart HubbardUSA7.11
5Alfonso de GortariMEX6.9712
6Rudi DobermannGER6.91
7Adolf MeierSUI6.8013
8Charles AlzieuFRA6.70
9Hermann BrügmannDEN6.62
10Arild LenthNOR6.6014
11Fernando Labourdette-LiaresqESP6.16
DNSStelios BenardisGRE
DNSElemér SomfayHUN

Final Round (31 July 1928 — 14:00)

PosOrdAthleteNOCDistanceR1R2R3R4R5R6
1534Ed HammUSA7.73?7.737.687.667.22-
2145Sylvio CatorHAI7.58×7.507.587.207.22×
3500Al BatesUSA7.407.40××6.796.926.75
4729Willi MeierGER7.397.357.397.05×7.277.23
5724Erich KöchermannGER7.357.357.167.257.05×6.85
6295Hannes de BoerNED7.327.047.227.32×××