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The 1937 International University Games, organized by the Confederation Internationale des Etudiants (CIE), were held August 21-29, 1937 in Paris, France. A total of 27 nations participated in sporting events for both men and women, including Athletics (track & field). United States, Brazil and Mexico were among those competing nations in addition to pretty much every country from Europe. Germany led all nations with 29 medals (11 Gold, 6 Silver & 12 Bronze). Luz Long won the men’s long jump event, held Aug. 27, with a leap of 7.68 meters (25.2 feet). In doing so, he was awarded this exquisite first place winner’s medal made of 80% silver with gold-plating. Here are the details.

Designer/Maker:  Phillips of Aldershot

Obverse:  Raised relief image of athletes competing in various sports with “PARIS 1937” in a center circle; maker hallmark on bottom.

Reverse:  “VII JEUX UNIVERSITAIRES INTERNATIONAUX” (Seventh International University Games) with a CIE shield emblem at center.

Composition:  Gold-plated silver (“2 Argent” hallmark)

Diameter:  50 mm

Thickness:  3 mm

Weight:  61 g

Provenance:  Letter from Luz Long's family

1937 International University Games (Paris) First Place Winners Medal for Long Jump Presented by French Ministry of Education to Luz Long
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