In 1896, James Connolly (an American) won the triple jump in Athens. In so doing, he became the first modern Olympic champion- that is, the first one in 1,527 years. http://www.olympic.org/uk/athletes/profiles/bio_uk.asp?PAR_I_ID=58191 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Connolly_(athlete)
Modern Olympics: first medal awarded was in the Men's Triple Jump in 1896.
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The first country to win a gold medal in the modern olympics 1896 was the U.S.A. It was won by James B. Connolly in the hop,skip,jump event.
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James Connolly of the United States. The first event that had a winner in the Modern Olympics was the triple jump which was contested April 6, 1896. Connolly won with a jump of 13.71 meters.