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1928 Olympic Games Amsterdam, Netherlands - Men's Long Jump

 

 

Host City: Amsterdam, Netherlands Format: Top six advanced to the final.
Date Started: July 31, 1928  
Date Finished: July 31, 1928  
(Competitors: 43; Countries: 23; Finalists: 14)  
    Venue(s): Olympic Stadium, Amsterdam
Overview by IAAF    Olympic_Stadium_Amsterdam_1928.jpg
Hamm was the prohibitive favourite, having set a world record of 7.90 in the US Trials. He had shown great consistency with five other competitions of 25 feet (7.62) or better. Remarkably the event contained six Olympic Champions in horizontal jumping events; Hamm, Hubbard and Gordon (long jump), and Tuulos, Oda and Nambu (triple jump). Hubbard, nursing an injured ankle, was bracketed in 11th place with Tuulos and Oda at 7.11, with Nambu just ahead of them in ninth (7.25). Sixth place was determined by a jump-off with de Boer reaching 6.96 to Gordon’s 6.57, and so taking three more jumps. At the head of the competition Hamm jumped 7.73 in round 2, after having had a foul in round 1 reportedly just below 8 metres. Cator also had a long foul (7.80+) with his opener, followed by 7.50. The only Haitian ever to win an Olympic medal had been the world’s number two man in 1925, jumping 7.65, but had done little of note since then. He improved to 7.58 in the next round, but Hamm responded with jumps of 7.68 and 7.66, and clearly deserved his gold medal. Cator, who captained the Haitian soccer team, would have his day in September, when he took Hamm’s world record with the first ever 26 feet jump – 7.93. It was the only mark from that season good enough to rank in the world’s top 100 in any event in the last year of the 20th century.
       
Summary by Sports-reference.com      
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.
 

Records

These were the standing world and Olympic records (in metres) prior to the 1928 Summer Olympics.

World Record 7.90 United States Ed Hamm Cambridge (GBR) July 7, 1928
Olympic Record 7.765(*) United States Robert LeGendre Paris (FRA) July 7, 1924

(*) Robert LeGendre set the Olympic record in the 1924 pentathlon contest

 
        Results          
 
Long Jump Men     Final 31 July        
                   
Rank Mark     Athlete Country NOC Age Records Notes
1 7.73     Ed Hamm United States USA 22    
2 7.58     Sylvio Cator Haiti HAI 27    
3 7.40     Al Bates United States USA 23    
4 7.39     Willi Meier Germany GER 21    
5 7.35     Erich Köchermann Germany GER 23    
6 7.32     Hannes de Boer Netherlands NED 28    
Long Jump Men     Qualifying Round 31 July        
                   
Rank Mark     Athlete Country NOC Age Records Notes
1 7.73   Q Ed Hamm United States USA 22    
2 7.58   Q Sylvio Cator Haiti HAI 27    
3 7.40   Q Al Bates United States USA 23    
4 7.39   Q Willi Meier Germany GER 21    
5 7.35   Q Erich Köchermann Germany GER 23    
6 7.32   Q Hannes de Boer Netherlands NED 28    
7 7.32     Ed Gordon United States USA 19    
8 7.29     Eric Svensson Sweden SWE 24    
9 7.25     Chuhei Nanbu Japan JPN 23    
10 7.18     Olle Hallberg Sweden SWE 24    
11T 7.11     Mikio Oda Japan JPN 23    
11T 7.11     Ville Tuulos Finland FIN 33    
11T 7.11     DeHart Hubbard United States USA 24    
14 7.07     Erling Aastad Norway NOR 30    
15 6.99     Helmut Schlöske Germany GER 23    
16 6.97     Alfonso de Gortari Mexico MEX      
17 6.96     Toon van Welsenes Netherlands NED 24    
18 6.91     Rudi Dobermann Germany GER 25    
19 6.88     Toimi Tulikoura Finland FIN 23    
20 6.87     Gijs Lamoree Netherlands NED 24    
21 6.81     Paddy Anglim Ireland IRL 23    
22 6.80     Adolf Meier Switzerland SUI 26    
23 6.79     Lajos Balogh Hungary HUN 25    
24 6.77     Imre Fekete Hungary HUN 21    
25T 6.76     Virgilio Tommasi Italy ITA 23    
25T 6.76     Enrico Torre Italy ITA 26    
27 6.70     Charles Alzieu France FRA 23    
28 6.64     Jacques Flouret France FRA 20    
29 6.63     Konstantinos Petridis Greece GRE      
30 6.62     Hermann Brügmann Denmark DEN 28    
31 6.60     Arild Lenth Norway NOR 23    
32 6.58     Reginald Revans Great Britain GBR 21    
33 6.57     Zdzisław Nowak Poland POL 22    
34T 6.51     Óscar Alvarado Chile CHI      
34T 6.51     Gaston Médécin Monaco MON 27    
36 6.45     Tibor Püspöki Hungary HUN 27    
37 6.45     Dalip Singh India IND 29    
38 6.44     Johannes Viljoen South Africa RSA 24    
39 6.39     James Cohen Great Britain GBR 22    
40 6.23     Alfred Sutter Switzerland SUI 21    
41 6.16     Fernando Labourdette-Liaresq Spain ESP 22    
 

Qualification

The best six long jumpers qualified for the final. Two jumpers, Hannes de Boer and Ed Gordon, tied for sixth place, but only de Boer advanced to the final as his second best jump (6.96) was better than the second best jump of Gordon (6.57). The jumping order is not available and the jumping series are only available for the best six jumpers.

Group 1

Place Athlete 1. 2. 3. Distance Overall Rank Qual.
1  Ed Hamm (USA) unk 7.73 7.68 7.73 1 Q
2  Silvio Cator (HAI) X 7.50 7.58 7.58 2 Q
3  Erich Köchermann (GER) 7.35 7.16 7.25 7.35 5 Q
4  Erling Aastad (NOR)       7.07 14  
5  Toon van Welsenes (NED)       6.96 17  
6  Paddy Anglim (IRL)       6.81 21  
7  Jacques Flouret (FRA)       6.64 28  
8  Óscar Alvarado (CHI)       6.51 =34  
 Gaston Médécin (MON)       6.51 =34  
10  Tibor Püspöki (HUN)       6.45 36  
11  Alfred Sutter (SUI)       6.23 40  

Group 2

Place Athlete 1. 2. 3. Distance Overall Rank Qual.
1  Al Bates (USA) 7.40 X X 7.40 3 Q
2  Willi Meier (GER) 7.35 7.39 7.05 7.39 4 Q
3  Olle Hallberg (SWE)       7.18 10  
4  Toimi Tulikoura (FIN)       6.91 18  
5  Imre Fekete (HUN)       6.77 24  
6  Virgilio Tommasi (ITA)       6.76 =25  
7  Zdzisław Nowak (POL)       6.57 33  
8  Dalip Singh (IND)       6.45 37  
9  James Cohen (GBR)       6.39 39  

Group 3

Place Athlete 1. 2. 3. Distance Overall Rank Qual.
1  Ed Gordon (USA) 7.32 / 6.57 7.32 7  
2  Eric Svensson (SWE)       7.29 8  
3  Mikio Oda (JPN)       7.11 =11  
4  Helmut Schlöske (GER)       6.99 15  
5  Gijs Lamoree (NED)       6.87 20  
6  Lajos Balogh (HUN)       6.79 23  
7  Enrico Torre (ITA)       6.76 25  
8  Konstantinos Petridis (GRE)       6.63 29  
9  Reg Revans (GBR)       6.58 32  
10  Johannes Viljoen (RSA)       6.44 38  

Group 4

Place Athlete 1. 2. 3. Distance Overall Rank Qual.
1  Hannes de Boer (NED) 7.32 / 6.96 7.32 6 Q
2  Chūhei Nambu (JPN)       7.25 9  
3  Ville Tuulos (FIN)       7.11 =11  
 DeHart Hubbard (USA)       7.11 =11  
5  Alfonso de Gortari (MEX)       6.97 16  
6  Rudi Dobermann (GER)       6.91 18  
7  Adolf Meier (SUI)       6.80 22  
8  Charles Alzieu (FRA)       6.70 27  
9  Hermann Brügmann (DEN)       6.62 30  
10  Arild Lenth (NOR)       6.60 31  
11  Fernando Labourdette-Liaresq (ESP)       6.16 41  
 

Final

The final was held on the same day and started at 2 p.m. No jumper was able to improve his qualification width.

Place Athlete Qual. Width 1. 2. 3. Distance
1  Ed Hamm (USA) 7.73 7.68 7.66 - 7.73
2  Silvio Cator (HAI) 7.58 7.20 7.22 X 7.58
3  Al Bates (USA) 7.40 6.79 6.92 6.75 7.40
4  Willi Meier (GER) 7.39 X 7.27 7.23 7.39
5  Erich Köchermann (GER) 7.35 7.05 X 6.85 7.35
6  Hannes de Boer (NED) 7.32 X X X 7.32
 
 
 

 

 

 

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