Athletics at the 2004 Summer Olympics – Men's triple jump

The men's triple jump competition at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens was held at the Olympic Stadium on 20–22 August.[1] Forty-seven athletes from 35 nations competed.[2] The event was won by Christian Olsson of Sweden, the nation's first victory in the event since 1948 and third overall. Marian Oprea won Romania's first men's triple jump medal with his silver. Russia earned bronze for the second consecutive Games, this time with Danil Burkenya taking the medal.

Men's triple jump
at the Games of the XXVIII Olympiad
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VenueOlympic Stadium
Dates20–22 August
Competitors47 from 35 nations
Winning distance17.79
Medalists
1st place, gold medalist(s) Christian Olsson
 Sweden
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Marian Oprea
 Romania
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Danil Burkenya
 Russia
← 2000
2008 →

BackgroundEdit

This was the 25th appearance of the event, which is one of 12 athletics events to have been held at every Summer Olympics. The returning finalists from the 2000 Games were fourth-place finisher Yoelbi Quesada of Cuba, sixth-place finisher Phillips Idowu of Great Britain, tenth-place finisher Andrew Murphy of Australia, eleventh-place finisher Walter Davis of the United States, and twelfth-place finisher Charles Friedek of Germany. Christian Olsson of Sweden was the reigning (2003) world champion and had also finished second in 2001; he was the favorite.[2]

Belarus, Burkina Faso, Estonia, Grenada, Moldova, Qatar, Slovenia, Syria, and Trinidad and Tobago each made their first appearance in the event. The United States competed for the 24th time, having missed only the boycotted 1980 Games.

QualificationEdit

The qualification period for Athletics was 1 January 2003 to 9 August 2004. For the men's triple jump, each National Olympic Committee was permitted to enter up to three athletes that had jumped 16.95 metres or further during the qualification period. The maximum number of athletes per nation had been set at 3 since the 1930 Olympic Congress. If an NOC had no athletes that qualified under that standard, one athlete that had jumped 16.55 metres or further could be entered.[3]

Competition formatEdit

The competition consisted of two rounds, qualification and final. In qualification, each athlete jumped three times (stopping early if they made the qualifying distance). At least the top twelve athletes moved on to the final; if more than twelve reached the qualifying distance, all who did so advanced. Distances were reset for the final round. Finalists jumped three times, after which the eight best jumped three more times (with the best distance of the six jumps counted).[4]

RecordsEdit

Prior to the competition, the existing world and Olympic records were as follows.

World record   Jonathan Edwards (GBR) 18.29 Gothenburg, Sweden 7 August 1995
Olympic record   Kenny Harrison (USA) 18.09 Atlanta, United States 27 July 1996

No new world or Olympic records were set during the competition. The following national records were set during the competition:

Nation Athlete Round Distance
  Sweden Christian Olsson Final 17.79

ScheduleEdit

All times are Greece Standard Time (UTC+2)

Date Time Round
Friday, 20 August 2004 09:55 Qualifying
Sunday, 22 August 2004 20:10 Final

ResultsEdit

QualifyingEdit

Rule: Qualifying standard 17.00 (Q) or at least best 12 qualified (q).

Rank Group Athlete Nation 1 2 3 Distance Notes
1 A Christian Olsson   Sweden 17.68 17.68 Q
2 B Yoandri Betanzos   Cuba 17.53 17.53 Q, PB
3 B Marian Oprea   Romania 17.44 17.44 Q
4 A Phillips Idowu   Great Britain 17.33 17.33 Q
5 B Jadel Gregório   Brazil 17.20 17.20 Q
6 B Viktor Gushchinskiy   Russia 16.71 17.17 17.17 Q
7 A Danil Burkenya   Russia 16.77 16.91 17.08 17.08 Q
8 A Hristos Meletoglou   Greece 16.75 16.50 17.06 17.06 Q, SB
9 A Yoelbi Quesada   Cuba 16.89 X 17.01 17.01 Q
10 B Kenta Bell   United States 16.77 16.82 16.98 16.98 q
11 A Walter Davis   United States 16.28 14.77 16.94 16.94 q
12 A Julien Kapek   France 16.67 X 16.91 16.91 q
13 B Nathan Douglas   Great Britain 16.84 X X 16.84
14 A Andrew Murphy   Australia 16.59 16.82 X 16.82
15 B Li Yanxi   China X 16.70 16.74 16.74
16 A Ibrahim Mohamdein Aboubaker   Qatar 15.98 16.37 16.71 16.71
17 B Arnie David Giralt   Cuba X 16.63 16.70 16.70
18 B Melvin Lister   United States 16.62 X 16.64 16.64
19 A Andrew Owusu   Ghana 15.85 X 16.64 16.64 SB
20 A Mykola Savolaynen   Ukraine 16.56 16.48 15.57 16.56
21 B Fabrizio Donato   Italy 16.16 16.45 16.34 16.45
22 B Momchil Karailiev   Bulgaria X 16.45 X 16.45
23 B Viktor Yastrebov   Ukraine 16.43 16.32 X 16.43
24 A Ivaylo Rusenov   Bulgaria 16.39 X X 16.39
25 B Mohammad Hazzory   Syria 16.37 X 16.14 16.37
26 A Péter Tölgyesi   Hungary 16.33 15.74 16.36 16.36
27 A Leevan Sands   Bahamas X X 16.35 16.35
28 A Randy Lewis   Grenada X X 16.33 16.33
29 B Godfrey Khotso Mokoena   South Africa 16.23 16.32 X 16.32
30 B Dmitrij Vaľukevič   Belarus X X 16.32 16.32
31 B Andreas Pohle   Germany X 16.29 16.23 16.29
32 B Vladimir Letnicov   Moldova X 15.88 16.25 16.25
33 B Lauri Leis   Estonia X 16.06 16.18 16.18
34 A Aleksandr Glavatskiy   Belarus 16.18 15.73 X 16.18
35 B Salem Mouled Al-Ahmadi   Saudi Arabia 16.16 16.03 X 16.16
36 A LeJuan Simon   Trinidad and Tobago X 14.75 16.16 16.16
37 B Boštjan Šimunič   Slovenia X X 16.07 16.07
38 B Takanori Sugibayashi   Japan 15.38 15.67 15.95 15.95
39 B Park Hyung-jun   South Korea X 15.84 X 15.84
40 B Nelson Évora   Portugal 15.72 15.84 X 15.72
41 A Olivier Sanou   Burkina Faso X 15.67 X 15.67
42 B Karl Taillepierre   France 15.50 X X 15.50
43 A Armen Martirosyan   Armenia 15.05 X X 15.05
A Charles Friedek   Germany X No mark
A Vitaliy Moskalenko   Russia X X X No mark
A Berk Tuna   Turkey X X No mark
A Roman Valiyev   Kazakhstan X X X No mark
A Sergey Bochkov   Azerbaijan DNS

FinalEdit

Rank Athlete Nation 1 2 3 4 5 6 Distance Notes
  Christian Olsson   Sweden 17.69 17.79 17.69 16.82 17.58 17.79 NR
  Marian Oprea   Romania 17.55 X 17.47 17.34 17.38 17.55 SB
  Danil Burkenya   Russia 16.99 16.68 16.16 17.45 17.48 17.47 17.48
4 Yoandri Betanzos   Cuba X 17.47 X X 17.24 X 17.47
5 Jadel Gregório   Brazil 17.22 17.27 15.97 X 16.82 17.31 17.31
6 Hristos Meletoglou   Greece 17.13 X 17.10 17.05 16.65 17.06 17.13 SB
7 Viktor Gushchinskiy   Russia X X 17.11 16.27 16.95 X 17.11
8 Yoelbi Quesada   Cuba 16.93 X 16.96 X X 16.96
9 Kenta Bell   United States 16.90 X 16.39 Did not advance 16.90
10 Julien Kapek   France X 16.79 16.81 Did not advance 16.81
11 Walter Davis   United States 16.78 16.65 16.59 Did not advance 16.78
Phillips Idowu   Great Britain X X X Did not advance No mark

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Athletics at the 2004 Summer Olympics". Athens 2004. IAAF. Retrieved 12 February 2015.
  2. ^ a b "Triple Jump, Men". Olympedia. Retrieved 11 September 2020.
  3. ^ "2004 OLYMPIC GAMES - ATHLETICS QUALIFYING STANDARDS". GBR Athletics. Retrieved 11 September 2020.
  4. ^ "Athletics at the 2004 Athens Summer Games: Men's Triple Jump". Athens 2004. Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 13 February 2015.

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