The first Olympic Champion ever


WORLD'S FIRST OLYMPIC CHAMPION
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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 champion.

James Brendan 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 second.

There was no award for third place.

The first time gold, silver and bronze medals were awarded was in 1904 in St. Louis.

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


The first Olympic Champion ever

The first Olympic Champion ever

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