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

The men's triple jump at the 2008 Olympic Games took place on 18–21 August at the Beijing Olympic Stadium.[1]

Men's triple jump
at the Games of the XXIX Olympiad
VenueBeijing Olympic Stadium
Date18 August 2008 (qualification)
21 August 2008 (final)
Competitors39 from 27 nations
Winning distance17.67
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Nelson Évora  Portugal
2nd, silver medalist(s) Phillips Idowu  Great Britain
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Leevan Sands  Bahamas
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The qualifying standards were 17.10 m (56.1 ft) (A standard) and 16.80 m (55.12 ft) (B standard).[2]

RecordsEdit

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

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

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

ResultsEdit

Qualifying roundEdit

Qualifying Performance 17.10 (Q) or at least 12 best performers (q) advance to the Final.

Rank Group Name Nationality 1 2 3 Mark Notes
1 A Phillips Idowu   Great Britain 17.44
(+1.0)
17.44 Q
2 A Nelson Évora   Portugal x 17.34
(+1.1)
17.34 Q, SB
3 B Li Yanxi   China 16.93
(+0.6)
16.83
(-0.5)
17.30
(+0.6)
17.30 Q, PB
4 A Arnie David Giralt   Cuba 17.30
(+0.9)
17.30 Q
5 B Leevan Sands   Bahamas 17.25
(+0.5)
17.25 Q
6 A Igor Spasovkhodskiy   Russia 16.79
(+1.8)
16.85
(+1.2)
17.23
(+0.4)
17.23 Q
7 B Onochie Achike   Great Britain x 17.18
(+1.1)
17.18 Q
8 A Marian Oprea   Romania x 16.99
(-0.1)
17.17
(-0.7)
17.17 Q
9 A Jadel Gregório   Brazil 17.15
(+0.4)
17.15 Q
10 B Héctor Dairo Fuentes   Cuba 16.73
(+0.3)
16.42
(+0.8)
17.14
(+1.1)
17.14 Q
11 B Momchil Karailiev   Bulgaria 17.06
(+0.4)
17.12
(+0.6)
17.12 Q
12 A Viktor Kuznyetsov   Ukraine 16.70
(+0.8)
17.11
(+0.1)
17.11 Q
13 A Alexis Copello   Cuba 17.09
(+0.6)
16.92
(+0.1)
x 17.09
14 A Dmitrij Valukevic   Slovakia x 16.86
(+0.4)
17.08
(+0.5)
17.08
15 B Randy Lewis   Grenada x 17.06
(+0.6)
x 17.06
16 B Mykola Savolaynen   Ukraine 17.00
(+0.9)
16.55
(+0.5)
16.29
(+0.5)
17.00 SB
17 B Aleksandr Petrenko   Russia 16.84
(+0.6)
16.97
(+1.1)
16.74
(+0.9)
16.97
18 A Kim Deok-Hyeon   South Korea 16.68
(+0.4)
14.68
(+1.0)
16.88
(+0.4)
16.88
19 A Rafeeq Curry   United States x 16.23
(+1.7)
16.88
(+0.4)
16.88
20 B Nathan Douglas   Great Britain 16.45
(+0.8)
16.68
(+1.2)
16.72
(+0.1)
16.72
21 A Fabrizio Donato   Italy 16.10
(+0.4)
x 16.70
(+0.1)
16.70
22 B Danil Burkenya   Russia 16.44
(+0.5)
16.69
(+1.0)
15.65
(+0.5)
16.69
23 B Dimitrios Tsiamis   Greece 16.37
(+0.6)
16.65
(+1.0)
16.48
(+0.5)
16.65
24 B Vladimir Letnicov   Moldova 16.62
(+0.5)
x x 16.62
25 A Kenta Bell   United States 16.55
(+0.9)
x 16.17
(0.0)
16.55
26 B Viktor Yastrebov   Ukraine x x 16.52
(+0.4)
16.52
27 A Dzmitry Platnitski   Belarus 16.51
(+0.1)
x x 16.51
28 A Jefferson Sabino   Brazil 16.12
(+0.6)
16.45
(+1.0)
x 16.45
29 B Colomba Fofana   France 16.42
(+1.2)
15.47
(+0.6)
x 16.42
30 A Roman Valiyev   Kazakhstan x 16.20
(+0.6)
15.93
(+0.3)
16.20
31 A Ibrahim Mohamdein Aboubaker   Qatar 16.03
(+0.4)
16.02
(+1.4)
15.90
(+0.1)
16.03
32 B Hugo Mamba-Schlick   Cameroon 16.01
(+0.3)
14.98
(+0.6)
x 16.01
33 B Aarik Wilson   United States x 15.51
(+0.8)
15.97
(+0.9)
15.97
34 B Gu Junjie   China 15.94
(+1.0)
15.87
(+0.8)
x 15.94
35 B Renjith Maheshwary   India 15.77
(+0.5)
x 15.51
(0.5)
15.77
36 A Zhong Minwei   China 15.59
(+0.4)
x 14.91
(0.8)
15.59
37 A Redzep Selman   Macedonia 14.98
(+0.5)
15.29
(+1.6)
15.28
(+0.2)
15.29
B Ndiss Kaba Badji   Senegal x x - NM
B Tarik Bouguetaïb   Morocco x x x NM

FinalEdit

Rank Name Nationality 1 2 3 4 5 6 Result Notes
  Nelson Évora   Portugal 17.31 17.56 x 17.67 17.24 16.52 17.67 SB
  Phillips Idowu   Great Britain 17.51 17.31 17.62 x 17.26 16.41 17.62 SB
  Leevan Sands   Bahamas 16.91 16.55 17.59 17.26 17.32 x 17.59 NR
4 Arnie David Giralt   Cuba 17.27 17.52 17.24 17.48 x 17.08 17.52 PB
5 Marian Oprea   Romania 17.22 x x x x 16.69 17.22
6 Jadel Gregório   Brazil 17.14 16.55 13.79 16.83 16.78 17.20 17.20
7 Onochie Achike   Great Britain 16.74 x 17.17 x 17.04 x 17.17
8 Viktor Kuznyetsov   Ukraine 16.71 16.87 x 16.81 16.48 x 16.87
9 Igor Spasovkhodskiy   Russia 16.79 16.37 15.63 16.79
10 Yanxi Li   China 15.93 16.35 16.77 16.77
11 Momchil Karailiev   Bulgaria 16.48 16.39 16.38 16.48
12 Héctor Dairo Fuentes   Cuba 15.92 x 16.28 16.28

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.