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  • Standing Jump

    Standing Jump

    1st July 1908: Ray Ewry of the USA in action during a practice for the Standing High Jump at the 1908 London Olympics, for which he won the gold medal. He also won the gold medal for the Standing Long Jump. He dominated these discontinued events and the discontinued Standing Triple Jump, winning eight Olympic gold medals between 1900 and 1908, and two more at the 'Intercalated' Olympics of 1906. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
    Tuesday, June 30, 1908 10:00 PM | Photo
  • Martin Sheridan

    Martin Sheridan

    July 1908: Martin Sheridan of the USA in practice for the Discus event of the 1908 London Olympics. He went on to win the Gold Medal, as he had done at the 1904 and 1906 Olympics, with an Olympic Record of 40.89 metres. (Photo by Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)
    Tuesday, June 30, 1908 10:00 PM | Photo
  • Ralph Rose

    Ralph Rose

    July 1908: Ralph Rose of the United States in practice for the Shot Put event at the 1908 London Olympics. He went on to win the Gold Medal. (Photo by Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)
    Tuesday, June 30, 1908 10:00 PM | Photo
  • Matthew McGrath

    Matthew McGrath

    July 1908: Matthew McGrath of the USA about to throw the Hammer at the 1908 London Olympics. He was the World Record holder at the time but finished second to fellow American John Flanagan. He won the event at the 1912 Olympics in Stockholm. (Photo by Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)
    Tuesday, June 30, 1908 10:00 PM | Photo
  • Eric Lemming

    Eric Lemming

    1st July 1908: Eric Lemming of Sweden winner of the Javelin event at the 1908 London Olympics. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
    Tuesday, June 30, 1908 10:00 PM | Photo
  • Dorando Pietri

    Dorando Pietri

    July 1908: Dorando Pietri of Italy who, despite finishing first in the Marathon at the 1908 London Olympics, was disqualified for being helped over the line after collapsing just yards from the end. The Gold Medal went to John Hayes of the USA. Pietri is seen here with a special Gold Cup presented to him by the Queen. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
    Tuesday, June 30, 1908 10:00 PM | Photo
  • Olympic Hurdlers

    Olympic Hurdlers

    July 1908: Mike Murphy (centre) chats with American 400 metre hurdlers Harry Hillman (left), who won the Olympic gold medal in 1904, and Charles Bacon during a training session at the 1908 London Olympics. Bacon won the event, breaking the world record with a time of 55.0 seconds. (Photo by Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)
    Tuesday, June 30, 1908 10:00 PM | Photo
  • Archery Medallist

    Archery Medallist

    July 1908: Mrs A Hill-Lowe, bronze medal winner in the Women's National Round Archery event at the 1908 London Olympics. (Photo by Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)
    Tuesday, June 30, 1908 10:00 PM | Photo
  • Ewry Jumps

    Ewry Jumps

    July 1908: US athlete Ray Ewry (1873 - 1937), at the Olympic Games held in London in 1908. A practitioner of the now arcane standing jumps, Ewry earned everlasting fame by winning a record ten Olympic gold medals in the Standing High Jump, Standing Triple Jump and Standing Long Jump. (Photo by Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)
    Tuesday, June 30, 1908 10:00 PM | Photo
  • Ray Ewry

    Ray Ewry

    23rd July 1908: Ray Ewry of the USA in action during the Standing High Jump event at the 1908 London Olympics, for which he won the gold medal. He also won a gold medal for the Standing Long Jump. He dominated these discontinued events and the discontinued Standing Triple Jump, winning eight Olympic gold medals between 1900 and 1908, and two more at the 'Intercalated' Olympics of 1906. (Photo by Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)
    Wednesday, July 22, 1908 10:00 PM | Photo
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