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1936 Olympic Games Berlin, Germany - Men's Long Jump

 

 

Host City: Berlin, Germany Format: All those reaching 7.15 metres advanced to the final.
Date Started: August 4, 1936  
Date Finished: August 4, 1936  
(Competitors: 43; Countries: 27; Finalists: 16)  
    Venue(s): Olympic Stadium, Imperial Sports Field, Berlin
Overview by IAAF    1936_olympic_stadium.jpg
Owens had already dazzled onlookers with his 100m running, and August 4 saw him sprinting 200m heats in the morning and qualifying in the long jump. He had two fouls before reaching the qualifying distance of 7.15 after taking off more than half a metre behind the board. Long, the leading European, also had difficulties but made it through to the final with his second jump. Berlin marked the first time that qualifying marks were not carried forward to the final. Owens led early with 7.74, and improved to 7.87 in the next round. All jumps were wind-assisted with the official report quoting a breeze of 3.5 to 3.7 metres per second, though wind readings on specific jumps were never released. Long responded with 7.84 in the third round, with Tajima improving from 7.65 to 7.74 to take third position from Maffei in this remarkably high level competition. Owens finally won the gold medal on his fifth jump, with 7.94, to which Long responding with 7.87. Owens rounded out his competition with the second furthest ever – 8.06 – on his last jump, while Leichum moved up from sixth to equal fourth with 7.73. All told, Hamm’s Olympic record of 7.73 was reached 12 times.
       
Summary by Sports-reference.com      
In the qualifying, the heavy favorite, Jesse Owens, fouled on his first two jumps. What happened next is now somewhat controversial. But the story has long been told that Germany’s Luz Long, considered Owens’ biggest challenger went over to him and gave him some advice, helping to qualify easily. Some people now say that never occurred. The final was held later that day, and Owens led early, thanks to 7.74 (25-4¾) in round one and 7.87 (25-10) in round two. He then bettered that with 7.94 (26-0¾) in the fifth round and finished with 8.06 (26-5½). All the marks were considered wind-aided. Long challenged in round five with 7.87 (25-10), after jumping 7.84 (25-8¾) in round three. But at the end of the competition, he was the first person to congratulate Owens, with Adolf Hitler watching from the stands.
Whether the story of Long’s aiding Owens in front of Hitler is true or not, it is known that after the long jump, Owens and Long became close friends. Long showed Owens all around Berlin during the rest of the Olympics. After the Olympics they corresponded frequently, at least until Long was killed fighting with Rommel’s Northern African Corps. His last letter to Owens asked him to someday visit his young son in Berlin and tell him about the friendship between the blond Aryan hero, and the black son of an Alabama sharecropper. Which is how, in the early 60s, Jesse Owens came to stand besides Karl Long, as best man at his wedding.
 
 
        Results          
   
Long Jump Men     Final 4 August        
                   
Rank Mark     Athlete Country NOC Age Records Notes
1 8.06w     Jesse Owens United States USA 22 OR  
2 7.87w     Luz Long Germany GER 23    
3 7.74w     Naoto Tajima Japan JPN 23    
4T 7.73w     Wilhelm Leichum Germany GER 25    
4T 7.73w     Arturo Maffei Italy ITA 26    
6 7.67w     Bob Clark United States USA 23    
7 7.41w     John Brooks United States USA 26    
8 7.34w     Robert Paul France FRA 26    
9 7.32w     Artur Bäumle Germany GER 29    
10T 7.30w     Åke Stenqvist Sweden SWE 22    
10T 7.30w     Otto Berg Norway NOR 29    
12 7.26w     Gianni Caldana Italy ITA 22    
13 7.18w     Josef Vosolsobě Czechoslovakia TCH 31    
14 7.13w     Sam Richardson Canada CAN 18    
15 7.05w     Márcio de Oliveira Brazil BRA 23    
16 6.18w     Kenshi Togami Japan JPN 24    
Long Jump Men     Qualifying Round 4 August        
                   
Rank Mark     Athlete Country NOC Age Records Notes
NP 7.64   Q Jesse Owens United States USA 22    
NP     Q Luz Long Germany GER 23    
NP     Q Naoto Tajima Japan JPN 23    
NP     Q Wilhelm Leichum Germany GER 25    
NP     Q Arturo Maffei Italy ITA 26    
NP     Q Bob Clark United States USA 23    
NP     Q John Brooks United States USA 26    
NP     Q Robert Paul France FRA 26    
NP     Q Artur Bäumle Germany GER 29    
NP     Q Åke Stenqvist Sweden SWE 22    
NP     Q Otto Berg Norway NOR 29    
NP     Q Gianni Caldana Italy ITA 22    
NP     Q Josef Vosolsobě Czechoslovakia TCH 31    
NP     Q Sam Richardson Canada CAN 18    
NP     Q Márcio de Oliveira Brazil BRA 23    
NP     Q Kenshi Togami Japan JPN 24    
NP DNQ     Claude Heim France FRA 23   7.10
NP DNQ     André Prébolin France FRA 30   7.07
NP DNQ     Willy Rasmussen Denmark DEN 25   6.92
NP DNQ     Bondoc Ionescu-Crum Romania ROU 21    
NP DNQ     Carlos de la Guerra Peru PER 24    
NP DNQ     Edward Boyce Great Britain GBR 23    
NP DNQ     Émile Binet Belgium BEL 28    
NP DNQ     François Mersch Luxembourg LUX 23    
NP DNQ     George Traynor Great Britain GBR 30    
NP DNQ     Grigorios Lambrakis Greece GRE 23    
NP DNQ     Chia Gwechang China CHN 21    
NP DNQ     Henrik Koltai Hungary HUN 23    
NP DNQ     Ivo Buratović Yugoslavia YUG 26    
NP DNQ     Jiří Hoffmann Czechoslovakia TCH 28    
NP DNQ     Max Berendson Peru PER 19    
NP DNQ     Marten Klasema Netherlands NED 24    
NP DNQ     Martti Tolamo Finland FIN 29    
NP DNQ     Masao Harada Japan JPN 23    
NP DNQ     Mohammad Khan Afghanistan AFG 25    
NP DNQ     Niño Ramírez Philippines PHI 24    
NP DNQ     Onni Rajasaari Finland FIN 26    
NP DNQ     Pascual Gutiérrez Mexico MEX 21    
NP DNQ     Rudolf Polame Czechoslovakia TCH 26    
NP 7.00e     Ruudi Toomsalu Estonia EST 23   DNQ
NP DNQ     Hoh Chunde China CHN 27    
NP DNQ     Situ Guong China CHN 24    
NP DNQ     Jean Studer Switzerland SUI 21    

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Final

Rank Athlete Nationality Round one Round two Round three Round four Round five Round six Result Notes
1st Jesse Owens United States 7.74 7.87 7.75 foul 7.94 8.06 8.06 OR
2nd Luz Long Germany 7.54 7.74 7.84 7.73 7.87 foul 7.87  
3rd Naoto Tajima Japan 7.65 foul 7.74 7.52 7.60 foul 7.74  
4 Wilhelm Leichum Germany foul foul 7.52 7.38 7.25 7.73 7.73  
4 Arturo Maffei Italy 7.50 7.47 7.73 7.22 7.42 7.39 7.73  
6 Bob Clark United States foul 7.60 7.54 7.60 7.67 7.57 7.67  
7 John Brooks United States 7.34 7.41 7.19       7.41  
8 Robert Paul France 7.34 6.93 7.08       7.34  
9 Arthur Bäumle Germany 7.32 7.21 7.13       7.32  
10 Åke Stenqvist Sweden 7.30 7.13 6.68       7.30  
10 Otto Berg Norway 7.30 foul 6.95       7.30  
12 Gianni Caldana Italy 7.26 7.16 7.26       7.26  
13 Josef Vosolsobě Czechoslovakia foul 7.03 7.18       7.18  
14 Sam Richardson Canada 7.13 foul foul       7.13  
15 Márcio de Oliveira Brazil foul 6.81 7.05       7.05  
16 Kenshi Togami Japan 6.18 foul foul       6.18
 
 

 

 

 

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