Platt ADAMS

United States of America USA

Athletics

  • Olympic Medals
    2 G
    1 S
  • Games participations
    2
  • First Olympic Games
    London 1908
  • Year of Birth
    1885
Olympic Results

Biography

Platt ADAMS

Platt Adams won the AAU junior long jump in 1907 and then took 20 senior titles while representing the New York AC. Apart from his prowess in the standing jumps he finished fifth in the Olympic triple jump in 1908 and 1912 and was the leading American on each occasion. Platt Adams also competed in 1912 Olympic Baseball demonstration event.

In 1922 Adams was elected to the New Jersey State Assembly from Essex County. In 1923 he became the state boxing inspector. He later became chairman of the Newark Athletic Track & Field Committee. He also worked as a salesman for the Interchemical Corporation of Newark.

Personal Bests: SHJ – 5-4¼ (1.63) (1912); SLJ – 11-0¼ (3.36) (1912); HJ – 1.88 (1912); LJ – 23-3½ (7.10) (1912); TJ – 14.59 (1914); JT – 139-6 (42.52) (1908).

Olympic Results

More results
Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Stockholm 1912

#NP QR
High Jump
High Jump Athletics
G
Standing High Jump
Standing High Jump Athletics
S
Standing Long Jump
Standing Long Jump Athletics
#5
Triple Jump
Triple Jump Athletics
G
Baseball (Game #2)
Baseball (Game #2) Baseball
Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

London 1908

#=5
Standing High Jump
Standing High Jump Athletics
#=6
Standing Long Jump
Standing Long Jump Athletics
#5
Triple Jump
Triple Jump Athletics
#AC
Discus Throw
Discus Throw Athletics
#AC
Discus Throw, Greek Style
Discus Throw, Greek Style Athletics