WORLD'S FIRST OLYMPIC CHAMPION
THE LONGEST LIST OF THE LONGEST
STUFF AT THE LONGEST DOMAIN NAME AT LONG LAST
Who was the world's first modern day Olympic Champion?
With a hop, skip and a jump,
American James Brendan Connolly entered history in Athens in 1896 when he leapt
13.71 meters in the triple jump, becoming the world's first modern day Olympic
Connolly received a silver medal and a crown of olive branches for his win and
Karl Schumann of Germany won a bronze medal and a crown of laurel for finishing
There was no
award for third place.
The first time gold, silver and bronze medals were awarded was in 1904 in St.
On January 26
1924 in Chamonix, France, American Charles Jewtraw won the first ever gold medal
of the Winter Games for 500 meter speed skating.
1896 Olympic Silver Medal
Page Sponsored By: