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The 1937 British Athletics Championships were held in London on July 16-17, 1937. While serving as the de facto British Championships, the event was traditionally an international competition open to athletes worldwide. Organized by the Amateur Athletic Association (AAA) of England, it was originally founded in 1880. During the 1920’s and early 1930’s, the AAA Championships was Europe's most prestigious track & field meet until the European Athletics Championships began in 1934. The men’s long jump event was won by Luz Long with a jump of 7.45 meters (24' 5.25"). In doing so, he was awarded this first place winner’s medal. Here are the details.

Designer/Minter:  H. Phillips (HP) of Aldershot, Hampshire (England)

Obverse:  Raised relief image of a winged athlete blowing a horn and raising a laurel branch overhead; scroll banners reading “Great Britain” and “Germany” with their national emblems.

Reverse:  Unique hanger-type loop for display purposes; maker hallmark on bottom.

Composition:  Most likely a silver alloy with a gold-colored plating.

Diameter:  33 mm

Thickness:  2 mm

Weight:  13 g

Provenance:  Letter from Luz Long's family

1937 British Athletics Championships (London) First Place Winners Medal for Long Jump Awarded to Luz Long
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