2015 World Championships in Athletics – Men's long jump

The men's long jump at the 2015 World Championships in Athletics was held at the Beijing National Stadium on 24 and 25 August.[1][2]

Men's long jump
at the 2015 World Championships
VenueBeijing National Stadium
Dates24 August (qualification)
25 August (final)
Competitors32 from 22 nations
Winning distance8.41 m (27 ft 7 in)
Medalists
gold medal    Great Britain
silver medal    Australia
bronze medal    China
← 2013
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In the finals were the defending champion Aleksandr Menkov, Olympic Champion Greg Rutherford and world leader Jeff Henderson, however world #2-4 Zarck Visser, Rushwahl Samaai and Marquis Dendy were unable to get out of the rounds. Henderson was the top qualifier with an 8.36 automatic first attempt trial. Three Chinese jumpers made the final at home.

The Chinese made a statement in the first round as both Wang Jianan and Gao Xinglong jumped 8.14 to share the lead. Menkov jumped 8.02 to take the third spot while Rutherford, Henderson and four other jumpers were unable to land a legal jump. In the second round, Henderson got a legal jump of 7.95, two feet below his best of the year, but it put him in 5th place for a moment, then Wang improved to 8.18 and Rutherford popped 8.29 to assume the lead.[3] In the third round Henderson again missed the board. Kafétien Gomis made 8.02 after two fouls, Fabrice Lapierre did 8.10 and Li Jinzhe did 8.09, suddenly the world leader was pushed into ninth place and had no more jumps left. In the fourth round Rutherford put an exclamation point on his lead with an 8.41, but only Gomis was able to make a legal jump in the round. Lapierre jumped 8.20 in the fifth round to move into second place and solidified that standing with an 8.24 in the final round. Having been hampered by injury in 2013, the victory completed the full set of outdoor titles for Rutherford, making him the reigning Olympic, World, European and Commonwealth Champion.[4]

RecordsEdit

Prior to the competition, the records were as follows:[5]

World record   Mike Powell (USA) 8.95 Tokyo, Japan 30 August 1991
Championship record
World leading   Jeff Henderson (USA) 8.52 Toronto, Canada 22 July 2015
African record   Godfrey Khotso Mokoena (RSA) 8.50 Madrid, Spain 4 July 2009
Asian record   Mohamed Salman Al Khuwalidi (KSA) 8.48 Sotteville, France 2 July 2006
North, Central American and Caribbean record   Mike Powell (USA) 8.95 Tokyo, Japan 30 August 1991
South American record   Irving Saladino (PAN) 8.73 Hengelo, Netherlands 24 May 2008
European record   Robert Emmiyan (URS) 8.86 Tsakhkadzor, Soviet Union 22 May 1987
Oceanian record   Mitchell Watt (AUS) 8.54 Stockholm, Sweden 29 July 2011

Qualification standardsEdit

Entry standards[6]
8.10

ScheduleEdit

Date Time Round
24 August 2015 10:00 Qualification
25 August 2015 19:25 Final

All times are local times (UTC+8)

ResultsEdit

QualificationEdit

Qualification: 8.15 m (Q) or at least 12 best performers (q).[7]

Rank Group Name Nationality #1 #2 #3 Mark Notes
1 B Jeff Henderson   United States (USA) 8.36 8.36 Q
2 B Greg Rutherford   Great Britain & N.I. (GBR) x 8.25 8.25 Q
3 B Michael Hartfield   United States (USA) x 8.13 8.13 q
4 A Wang Jianan   China (CHN) 8.12 8.02 8.12 q
5 B Gao Xinglong   China (CHN) 7.00 8.11 8.11 q
6 B Li Jinzhe   China (CHN) 8.07 8.10 8.10 q
7 A Kafétien Gomis   France (FRA) x 7.66 8.09 8.09 q
8 A Aleksandr Menkov   Russia (RUS) x 7.96 8.08 8.08 q
9 B Sergey Polyanskiy   Russia (RUS) 7.87 8.06 x 8.06 q
10 B Tyrone Smith   Bermuda (BER) 7.72 8.01 8.03 8.03 q
11 B Fabrice Lapierre   Australia (AUS) 8.03 x x 8.03 q
12 A Radek Juška   Czech Republic (CZE) x 7.50 7.98 7.98 q
13 B Godfrey Khotso Mokoena   South Africa (RSA) x 7.98 x 7.98
14 B Fabian Heinle   Germany (GER) x x 7.96 7.96
15 B Emiliano Lasa   Uruguay (URU) 7.95 x x 7.95
16 A Yohei Sugai   Japan (JPN) 7.92 7.60 7.89 7.92
17 A Kanstantsin Barycheuski   Belarus (BLR) 7.89 x 7.76 7.89
18 A Dan Bramble   Great Britain & N.I. (GBR) x 7.83 x 7.83
19 A Zarck Visser   South Africa (RSA) x 7.79 7.78 7.79
20 B Rushwahl Samaai   South Africa (RSA) 7.68 7.79 7.69 7.79
21 A Marquis Dendy   United States (USA) x 7.78 x 7.78
22 B Ignisious Gaisah   Netherlands (NED) x 7.77 7.71 7.77
23 A Maykel Massó   Cuba (CUB) 7.70 7.04 7.28 7.70
24 A Alyn Camara   Germany (GER) 7.45 x 7.66 7.66
25 A Ahmed Fayez Al-Dosari   Saudi Arabia (KSA) 7.63 7.24 7.19 7.63
26 A Damar Forbes   Jamaica (JAM) 7.61 7.62 7.61 7.62
27 A Higor Alves   Brazil (BRA) 7.60 x x 7.60
28 B Waisale Dausoko   Fiji (FIJ) x 6.89 x 6.89
B Alexsandro de Melo   Brazil (BRA) x x x NM
B Ifeanye Otuonye   Turks and Caicos Islands (TKS) x x x NM
A Michel Tornéus   Sweden (SWE) x x x NM
A Quincy Breell   Aruba (ARU) x x x NM

FinalEdit

The final was started at 18:30[8]

Rank Name Nationality #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 Mark Notes
  Greg Rutherford   Great Britain & N.I. (GBR) x 8.29 x 8.41 8.41 SB
  Fabrice Lapierre   Australia (AUS) x 7.85 8.10 x 8.20 8.24 8.24 SB
  Wang Jianan   China (CHN) 8.14 8.18 8.08 x x 6.27 8.18
4 Gao Xinglong   China (CHN) 8.14 7.87 7.85 x 7.95 8.02 8.14 SB
5 Li Jinzhe   China (CHN) 7.69 x 8.09 x 8.10 x 8.10
6 Aleksandr Menkov   Russia (RUS) 8.02 x 7.98 x x x 8.02
7 Kafétien Gomis   France (FRA) x x 8.02 7.57 x 7.80 8.02
8 Sergey Polyanskiy   Russia (RUS) 7.89 7.97 x x x x 7.97
9 Jeff Henderson   United States (USA) x 7.95 x 7.95
10 Tyrone Smith   Bermuda (BER) x 7.79 x 7.79
11 Radek Juška   Czech Republic (CZE) 7.55 7.57 x 7.57
Michael Hartfield   United States (USA) x x x NM

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Beijing 2015: Timetable". Beijing 2015. 10 August 2015. Archived from the original on 1 December 2014. Retrieved 10 August 2015.
  2. ^ Start list
  3. ^ "Greg Rutherford's world championship gold delivers rebuke to critics". Guardian. 25 August 2015. Retrieved 26 August 2015.
  4. ^ "Greg Rutherford wins World Championships long jump gold". BBC Sport. 25 August 2015. Retrieved 26 August 2015.
  5. ^ "Records & Lists – Long jump". IAAF. Retrieved 19 August 2015.
  6. ^ IAAF World Championships Beijing 2015 – Standards (PDF), IAAF, 2014, retrieved 18 August 2015
  7. ^ Qualification results
  8. ^ Final results