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At the 1938 European Men’s Athletics Championships held on September 3-5, 1938 in Paris, France, Luz Long from Germany took third place in the Men’s Long Jump with a leap of 7.56 meters. He was awarded this third place winner’s medal for his efforts. He also received a participation medal/badge with a screw-in clasp and a lovely red and blue enamel design. The winner’s medal, made with a loop at the top, has Luz’s event and place engraved on the front. Here are the details.

Third Place Winner’s Medal
Minter:  Paris Mint
Designer:  F. Fraisse
Obverse:  Raised relief image of triumphant athlete on podium holding two laurel branches with other track & field athletes in the background competing on the continent of Europe on earth’s globe.
Reverse:  “CHAMPIONNATS D’ EUROPE D’ ATHLÉTISME” (European Athletics Championships); “PARIS 3.4 et 5 SEPTIEMBRE 1938”;  “SAUT EN LONGUEUR 3eme” (Long Jump 3rd) ; “IAAF” (International Association of Athletics Federations) and “FFA” (French Athletics Federation).
Composition:  Silver alloy
Diameter:  32 mm
Thickness:  2-3 mm
Weight:  16 g

Participation Medal/Badge
Minter:  Paris Mint
Designer:  F. Fraisse
Obverse:  “CHAMPIONNATS D’ EUROPE D’ ATHLÉTISME”; raised relief image of a hurdler with other track & field athletes and the continent of Europe in the background; “PARIS 1938”; “IAAF”; colorful enameled Paris Coat of Arms; and “FFA”.
Reverse:  screw-in clasp
Composition:  Silver alloy
Diameter:  27 mm
Thickness:  2 mm
Weight:  10 g

Included with this lot is a letter of provenance from Luz Long's family.

1938 European Athletics Championships (Paris) Participation Medal and Third Place Winners Medal for Long Jump Awarded to Luz Long
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