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

The women's long jump at the 2008 Summer Olympics took place on 19 and 22 August at the Beijing National Stadium.[2]

Women's long jump
at the Games of the XXIX Olympiad
VenueBeijing National Stadium
Dates19 August 2008 (qualification)
22 August 2008 (final)
Competitors42 from 33 nations
Winning distance7.04
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Maurren Maggi  Brazil
2nd, silver medalist(s) Blessing Okagbare[1]  Nigeria
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Chelsea Hammond  Jamaica
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The qualifying standards were 6.72 m (A standard) and 6.60 m (B standard).[3]

Contents

SummaryEdit

In the qualifying round, Blessing Okagbare was the last qualifier, jumping 6.59m on her final attempt to knock bot Tatyana Kotova and triple jump bronze medalist, Hrysopiyí Devetzí out of the final by 2cm. #1 qualifier Brittney Reese jumped 6.65m as the first jump in the final, which held up for five jumps until Tatyana Lebedeva jumped 6.97m. Four more jumps later, Maurren Maggi's 7.04 m (23 ft 1 in) winner was the only jump of the competition to best Lebedeva. The penultimate jumper Chelsea Hammond jumped 6.79m, then the 19 year old Okagbare hit a 6.91m. Those first round jumps settled the competition. Only Lebedeva was able to improve with a 7.03m final attempt, but it was still 1cm short of capturing gold.

In 2017, retests showed Tatyana Lebedeva had a positive test for turinabol and was disqualified from both her silver medals.[4] The IOC requested that the IAAF modify the results, and, after CAS dismisses the appeal of Tatyana Lebedeva,[5] the medals were redistributed accordingly.[6] Blessing Okagbare was advanced to silver, and Chelsea Hammond was advanced to bronze.

RecordsEdit

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

World record   Galina Chistyakova (URS) 7.52 Leningrad, Soviet Union 11 June 1988
Olympic record   Jackie Joyner-Kersee (USA) 7.40 Seoul, South Korea 29 September 1988

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

ResultsEdit

Qualifying roundEdit

Qualifying performance 6.75 (Q) or at least 12 best performers (q) advance to the final.

Rank Group Name Nationality 1 2 3 Mark Notes
1 B Brittney Reese   United States x 6.87
(+1.1)
6.87 Q
2 A Maurren Higa Maggi   Brazil 6.68
(+0.3)
6.79
(+0.3)
6.79 Q
3 B Tatyana Lebedeva   Russia 6.65
(+0.7)
6.70
(+1.4)
- 6.70 DSQ
4 A Carolina Klüft   Sweden 6.70
(+1.0)
x - 6.70 q
5 A Grace Upshaw   United States 6.47
(−0.2)
6.68
(+0.6)
x 6.68 q
6 A Oksana Udmurtova   Russia 6.48
(+1.3)
x 6.63
(+0.5)
6.63 q
7 B Keila Costa   Brazil x 6.44
(+0.4)
6.62
(+0.7)
6.62 q
8 A Tabia Charles   Canada 6.33
(+1.5)
6.61
(+0.6)
6.49
(+0.9)
6.61 q
9 A Funmi Jimoh   United States 6.42
(+0.9)
6.28
(+1.1)
6.61
(+0.8)
6.61 q
10 B Jade Johnson   Great Britain 6.33
(0.0)
6.15
(+0.2)
6.61
(+0.7)
6.61 q
11 A Chelsea Hammond   Jamaica 6.60
(+0.4)
x x 6.60 q
12 B Blessing Okagbare   Nigeria 6.37
(+0.2)
6.49
(+0.9)
6.59
(+0.4)
6.59 q
13 B Tatyana Kotova   Russia 6.37
(+1.0)
6.57
(+1.2)
x 6.57
14 A Hrysopiyí Devetzí   Greece x 6.57
(+0.4)
x 6.57
15 B Concepción Montaner   Spain 6.53
(+0.7)
6.42
(+1.1)
6.43
(+0.7)
6.53
16 B Bronwyn Thompson   Australia x 6.53
(+0.3)
x 6.53
17 A Yargelis Savigne   Cuba x x 6.49
(+0.1)
6.49
18 B Iryna Charnushenka-Stasiuk   Belarus 6.48
(+1.1)
x x 6.48
19 B Kumiko Ikeda   Japan 6.44
(+0.8)
6.47
(+0.1)
x 6.47
20 A Denisa Ščerbová   Czech Republic 6.40
(+0.8)
6.46
(+1.5)
5.17
(−0.1)
6.46
21 A Patricia Sylvester   Grenada 6.44
(+0.9)
6.42
(+0.1)
6.38
(+0.4)
6.44
22 B Viorica Țigău   Romania x 6.38
(+0.7)
6.44
(+0.2)
6.44
23 A Viktoriya Rybalko   Ukraine x x 6.43
(+0.3)
6.43
24 A Karin Melis Mey   Turkey x 6.42
(−0.4)
x 6.42
25 B Ruky Abdulai   Canada x 6.41
(+0.4)
6.25
(+1.0)
6.41
26 A Nina Kolarič   Slovenia 4.92
(+1.4)
6.19
(0.0)
6.40
(+0.6)
6.40
27 B Ksenija Balta   Estonia x 6.38
(+0.7)
x 6.38
28 B Soon-ok Jung   South Korea x x 6.33
(+0.5)
6.33
29 B Olga Rypakova   Kazakhstan x 6.30
(+1.5)
6.04
(+0.6)
6.30
30 B Ivana Španović   Serbia x x 6.30
(+1.8)
6.30
31 A Naide Gomes   Portugal x x 6.29
(+0.5)
6.29
32 A Volha Sergeenka   Belarus 6.25
(+0.1)
6.02
(+0.4)
6.09
(−0.6)
6.25
33 B Oleksandra Stadnyuk   Ukraine x 6.19
(0.0)
x 6.19
34 B Marestella Torres   Philippines 4.27
(+0.6)
5.94
(−0.1)
6.17
(+0.8)
6.17
35 A Pamela Mouele-Mboussi   Republic of the Congo x 5.94
(+0.6)
6.06
(+0.9)
6.06 NR
36 B Arantxa King   Bermuda 6.01
(−0.3)
x x 6.01
37 A Rhonda Watkins   Trinidad and Tobago x 5.88
(+0.5)
x 5.88
38 A Tricia Flores   Belize 5.25
(+1.2)
x - 5.25
N/A B Anju Bobby George   India x x x NM
N/A B Jackie Edwards   Bahamas x x x NM
N/A A Jana Velďáková   Slovakia x x x NM
N/A A Lyudmyla Blonska   Ukraine DSQ

Q - Qualified by right / q - Qualified by result / NM - No Mark / NR - National Record / SB - Season Best / DSQ - Disqualified

FinalEdit

22 August 2008 - 19:20[7]

Rank Name Nationality 1 2 3 4 5 6 Result Notes
  Maurren Higa Maggi   Brazil 7.04 x x x 6.73 x 7.04 SB
DQ Tatyana Lebedeva   Russia 6.97 x x x x 7.03 7.03 SB
  Blessing Okagbare   Nigeria 6.91 6.62 6.79 6.70 6.83 x 6.91 PB
  Chelsea Hammond   Jamaica 6.79 6.68 6.51 x 6.64 6.59 6.79 PB
5 Brittney Reese   United States 6.65 6.76 4.23 x 6.46 6.67 6.76
6 Oksana Udmurtova   Russia 6.69 6.70 6.67 6.61 6.65 6.49 6.70
7 Jade Johnson   Great Britain 6.51 6.64 6.40 6.59 6.43 x 6.64
8 Grace Upshaw   United States 6.58 x 6.52 x x x 6.58
9 Carolina Klüft   Sweden x 6.49 6.42 6.49
10 Tabia Charles   Canada 6.16 6.38 6.47 6.47
11 Keila Costa   Brazil x x 6.43 6.43
12 Funmi Jimoh   United States 6.24 x 6.29 6.29

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Mallon, Bill (26 Sep 2017). "2008-12 OLYMPIC DOPING RE-TEST – AN UPDATE-UPDATE". Retrieved 2017-10-16.
  2. ^ "Olympic Athletics Competition Schedule". IAAF. Archived from the original on 13 September 2008. Retrieved 2008-08-04.
  3. ^ "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.
  4. ^ https://www.olympic.org/news/ioc-sanctions-two-athletes-for-failing-anti-doping-test-at-beijing-2008
  5. ^ "Media Release 4803, 4804, 4983 Decision" (PDF). CAS. Retrieved 1 October 2018.
  6. ^ "The XXIX Olympic Games – Results – long jump women". IAAF. Retrieved 1 October 2018.
  7. ^ http://wikirun.com/Long_jump_women#Final Retrieved 2008-08-22.