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Athletics at the 2008 Summer Olympics – Men's long jump

The men's long jump at the 2008 Olympic Games took place on 16 and 18 August at the Beijing Olympic Stadium.[1]

Men's long jump
at the Games of the XXIX Olympiad
VenueBeijing Olympic Stadium
Date16 August 2008 (qualification)
18 August 2008 (final)
Competitors41 from 33 nations
Winning distance8.34
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Irving Saladino  Panama
2nd, silver medalist(s) Khotso Mokoena  South Africa
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Ibrahim Camejo  Cuba
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The qualifying standards were 8.20 m (26.9 ft) (A standard) and 8.05 m (26.41 ft) (B standard).[2]

This event marked the first time that an American did not compete in the final phase in a non-boycotted Olympic competition. On the other hand, Panama achieved its first gold medal in its Olympic history.

RecordsEdit

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

World record   Mike Powell (United States) 8.95 m Tokyo, Japan 30 August 1991
Olympic record   Bob Beamon (USA) 8.90 m Mexico City, Mexico 18 October 1968

No new world or Olympic records were set for this event.

ResultsEdit

Qualifying roundEdit

Qualifying Performance 8.15 (Q) or at least 12 best performers (q) advance to the Final.

Rank Group Name Nationality 1 2 3 Mark Remarks
1 A Louis Tsatoumas   Greece 8.27
(+0.1)
8.27 Q
2 A Ibrahim Camejo   Cuba 8.23
(+0.5)
8.23 Q
3 A Greg Rutherford   Great Britain 8.16
(-0.1)
8.16 Q
4 A Khotso Mokoena   South Africa 8.03
(-0.1)
x 8.14
(-0.1)
8.14 q
5 B Ngonidzashe Makusha   Zimbabwe 8.14
(0.0)
7.94
(0.0)
- 8.14 q
6 B Wilfredo Martínez   Cuba 7.92
(+0.4)
7.80
(+0.4)
8.07
(+0.1)
8.07 DSQ[3]
7 B Ndiss Kaba Badji   Senegal 7.65
(-0.1)
7.79
(-0.1)
8.07
(-0.5)
8.07 q, SB
8 A Hussein Taher Al-Sabee   Saudi Arabia 5.47
(+0.3)
8.04
( -0.4)
x 8.04 q
9 B Irving Saladino   Panama x x 8.01
(+0.2)
8.01 q
10 A Luis Felipe Méliz   Spain x 7.77
(-0.1)
7.95
(+0.1)
7.95 q
11 A Gable Garenamotse   Botswana 7.58
(+0.3)
x 7.95
(+0.4)
7.95 q
12 B Roman Novotný   Czech Republic 7.75
(+0.3)
7.81
(-0.1)
7.94
(-0.2)
7.94 q
13 A Stephan Louw   Namibia 7.73
(+0.1)
x 7.93
(+0.6)
7.93
14 B Mohamed Salman Al-Khuwalidi   Saudi Arabia x x 7.93
(+0.4)
7.93
15 B Tyrone Smith   Bermuda 6.95
(+0.1)
7.63
(-0.6)
7.91
(-0.1)
7.91
16 B Fabrice Lapierre   Australia 7.90
(+0.1)
x x 7.90
17 A Yahya Berrabah   Morocco 7.88
(+0.1)
x x 7.88
17 A Tommi Evilä   Finland x x 7.88
(+0.2)
7.88
19 B Trevell Quinley   United States x x 7.87
(-0.2)
7.87
20 B Andrew Howe   Italy 7.73
(+0.1)
7.81
( -0.2)
x 7.81
21 A Salim Sdiri   France x x 7.81
(+0.3)
7.81
22 B Brian Johnson   United States x 7.79
(-0.1)
x 7.79
23 A Sebastien Bayer   Germany x 7.43
(+0.1)
7.77
(0.0)
7.77
24 A Hugo Chila   Ecuador 7.77
(+0.2)
x x 7.77
24 B Andriy Makarchev   Ukraine 7.77
(+0.3)
x x 7.77
26 A Mauro da Silva   Brazil x 7.75
(-0.1)
x 7.75
27 B Chris Tomlinson   Great Britain 7.52
(+0.4)
7.62
(0.0)
7.70
(+0.2)
7.70
28 A Li Runrun   China 7.70
(+0.2)
x 7.56
(+0.1)
7.70 SB
29 B Tarik Bouguetaib   Morocco 7.69
(-0.1)
x x 7.69
30 B Herbert McGregor   Jamaica 7.64
(0.0)
7.46
(+0.3)
7.36
(0.0)
7.64
31 A Morten Jensen   Denmark x 7.58
(+0.3)
7.63
(-0.1)
7.63
32 B Louis Tristán   Peru 7.58
(+0.1)
7.62
(+0.3)
x 7.62
33 A Marcin Starzak   Poland x x 7.62
(-0.2)
7.62
34 A Henry Dagmil   Philippines 7.58
(0.0)
x x 7.58
35 A Nikolai Atanasov   Bulgaria x x 7.54
(-0.5)
7.54
36 B Julien Fivaz   Switzerland 7.53
(0.0)
x x 7.53
37 A Vladimir Malyavin   Russia 7.32
(-0.2)
7.35
(-0.1)
x 7.35
38 B Miguel Pate   United States x 7.34
(+0.4)
x 7.34
B Zhou Can   China - - - NM
B Arnaud Casquette   Mauritius DNS
A Issam Nima   Algeria DNS

FinalEdit

Rank Athlete Nationality 1 2 3 4 5 6 Result Notes[4]
  Irving Saladino   Panama x
(+0.1)
8.17
(-0.1)
8.21
(+0.1)
8.34
(-0.3)
x
(-0.2)
x
(-0.5)
8.34
(-0.3)
  Khotso Mokoena   South Africa 7.86
(+0.1)
x
(0.0)
8.02
(+0.2)
8.24
(0.0)
x
(-0.2)
x
(-0.4)
8.24
(0.0)
  Ibrahim Camejo   Cuba 7.94 8.09 8.08 7.88 7.93 8.20 8.20
4 Ngonidzashe Makusha   Zimbabwe 8.19 8.06 8.05 8.10 8.05 6.48 8.19
5 Wilfredo Martínez   Cuba 7.60 7.90 x 8.04 x 8.19 8.19 DSQ
6 Ndiss Kaba Badji   Senegal 8.03 x 8.02 8.16 8.03 7.92 8.16 SB
7 Luis Felipe Méliz   Spain x 8.02 x x 7.98 8.07 8.07
8 Roman Novotný   Czech Republic 7.87 7.75 8.00 x 7.82 7.94 8.00
9 Gable Garenamotse   Botswana x 7.85 - 7.85
10 Greg Rutherford   Great Britain x 5.20 7.84 7.84
11 Hussein Taher Al-Sabee   Saudi Arabia 7.80 x x 7.80
Louis Tsatoumas   Greece x x x NM

DNS — Did Not Start NM — No Mark

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Olympic Athletics Competition Schedule". IAAF. Archived from the original on 13 September 2008. Retrieved 2008-08-04.
  2. ^ "Entry Standards - The XXIX Olympic Games - Beijing, China - 8/24 August 2008". IAAF. Archived from the original on 13 September 2008. Retrieved 2008-08-04.
  3. ^ http://sports.inquirer.net/227375/9-athletes-including-6-medalists-caught-for-beijing-doping
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2008-08-20. Retrieved 2008-08-19.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)