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

The women's triple jump at the 2008 Olympic Games took place on August 15 and 17 at the Beijing Olympic Stadium.[1]

Women's triple jump
at the Games of the XXIX Olympiad
VenueBeijing National Stadium
Dates15 August 2008 (qualification)
17 August 2008 (final)
Competitors36 from 26 nations
Winning distance15.39 OR
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Françoise Mbango Etone  Cameroon
2nd, silver medalist(s) Olga Rypakova  Kazakhstan
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Yargelis Savigne  Cuba
← 2004
2012 →

Contents

SummaryEdit

The qualifying standards for the 2008 event were 14.20 m (46 ft 7 in) (A standard) and 14.00 m (45 ft 11 in) (B standard).[2]

The automatic qualifier was still 14.45m but unlike four years earlier with 15 auto qualifiers, only eight made it this time. Hrysopiyi Devetzi was the #2 qualifier this time with a less spectacular 14.92m (40 cm less than her personal best in qualifying in 2004). The fifth best jumper in history Yamilé Aldama was unable to find the take off board and fouled out in qualifying.

In the first round of the final, defending champion Françoise Mbango Etone showed she was serious jumping 15.19m to take the lead. Marija Šestak went 15.03m to move into second and the #2 jumper in history Tatyana Lebedeva jumped 15.00m for third place. In the second round Lebedeva jumped 15.17m but Devetzí pulled out a 15.23 and Etone exploded a 15.39 m (50 ft 5 34 in), a jump which remains the second best jump in history and became the new Olympic record. After losing a notch in the all-time list, Lebedeva's third round 15.32m, only equalling her personal third best jump, moved her within 7 cm of the lead. Other athletes were able to improve over the 15m mark but the podium was set. Etone's gold was her nation's second individual gold medal in its Olympic history, which followed her first four years earlier.[3]

Almost eight years after the event, blood samples were retested from the 2007 World Championships. Hrysopiyí Devetzí was found to have stanozolol in her sample and her results were annulled.[4] A year after the event, Devetzi was credited with failing another drug test for failing to allow a different test. She retired in 2009. Her 2004 silver medal was not affected by the annulment.[5] In 2017, retests showed Lebedeva also had a positive test for turinabol and was also disqualified from both her medals at the 2008 Olympics.[6] The IOC requested that the IAAF modify the results, and, after CAS dismisses the appeal of Tatyana Lebedeva,[7] the medals were redistributed accordingly.[8] Olga Rypakova was advanced to silver, and Yargelis Savigne was advanced to bronze.

RecordsEdit

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

World record   Inessa Kravets (UKR) 15.50 Gothenburg, Sweden 10 August 1995
Olympic record   Inessa Kravets (UKR) 15.33 Atlanta, United States 31 July 1996

The following new world and Olympic records were set during this competition.

Date Event Name Nationality Distance Notes
17 August Final Françoise Mbango Etone   Cameroon 15.39 OR

ResultsEdit

Qualifying roundEdit

Qualifying Performance 14.45 (Q) or at least 12 best performers (q) advance to the Final.

Rank Group Name Nationality 1 2 3 Mark Notes
1 A Yargelis Savigne   Cuba 14.37
(+0.3)
14.99
(-0.3)
14.99 Q
2 B Hrysopiyi Devetzi   Greece 14.92
(+0.1)
14.92 DSQ
3 A Viktoriya Gurova   Russia 14.44
(-0.8)
14.78
(+0.3)
14.78 Q
4 A Olga Rypakova   Kazakhstan 14.64
(0.0)
14.64 Q, SB
5 B Tatyana Lebedeva   Russia 14.55
(0.0)
14.55 DSQ
6 B Françoise Mbango Etone   Cameroon 14.50
(0.0)
14.50 Q
7 B Olha Saladukha   Ukraine 14.46
(-0.3)
14.46 Q
8 A Anna Pyatykh   Russia x 14.45
(0.0)
14.45 Q
9 A Marija Šestak   Slovenia x 14.44
(-0.5)
x 14.44 q
10 B Xie Limei   China 13.38
(0.0)
14.27
(0.0)
14.01
(0.0)
14.27 q
11 B Kaire Leibak   Estonia 14.19
(0.0)
14.07
(0.0)
x 14.19 q
12 B Trecia Smith   Jamaica 14.18
(+0.3)
x x 14.18 q, SB
13 A Biljana Topić   Serbia x 14.11
(-0.3)
14.14
(-0.2)
14.14
14 A Teresa Nzola Meso Ba   France 14.11
(0.0)
14.11
(+0.2)
13.98
(-0.2)
14.11
15 A Mabel Gay   Cuba x x 14.09
(+0.4)
14.09
16 A Carlota Castrejana   Spain 14.02
(+0.3)
x x 14.02
17 A Svitlana Mamieieva   Ukraine 13.73
(-0.3)
13.89
(-0.6)
14.01
(+0.2)
14.01
18 A Magdelin Martinez   Italy x 14.00
(-0.1)
13.77
(+0.2)
14.00
19 B Adelina Gavrila   Romania 13.98
(0.0)
13.71
(0.0)
13.55
(0.0)
13.98
20 A Carolina Klüft   Sweden 13.60
(+0.6)
x 13.97
(+0.2)
13.97
21 B Yarianna Martinez   Cuba 13.76
(0.0)
13.96
(0.0)
13.83
(0.0)
13.96
22 B Baya Rahouli   Algeria 13.80
(+0.6)
13.57
(0.0)
13.87
(0.0)
13.87
23 B Gisele de Oliveira   Brazil x 13.81
(0.0)
x 13.81
24 B Liliya Kulyk   Ukraine 13.53
(-0.5)
13.66
(0.0)
13.39
(0.0)
13.66
25 A Gita Dodova   Bulgaria x 13.47
(-0.8)
13.53
(+1.7)
13.53
26 A Erica McLain   United States x 13.52
(-0.6)
- 13.52
27 A Yelena Parfyonova   Kazakhstan 13.46
(+0.5)
x 13.38
(-0.8)
13.46
28 B Shani Marks   United States 13.20
(0.0)
13.44
(0.0)
x 13.44
29 B Anastasiya Juravleva   Uzbekistan 13.36
(+0.1)
x x 13.36
30 A Chinonye Ohadugha   Nigeria 12.92
(-0.6)
12.86
(-0.7)
13.29
(+0.1)
13.29
31 A Kseniya Pryiemka   Belarus 13.08
(-0.3)
12.79
(0.0)
x 13.08
32 A Irina Litvinenko   Kazakhstan x 12.92
(0.0)
12.91
(0.0)
12.92
B Yamile Aldama   Sudan x x x NM
A Athanasia Perra   Greece x x x NM
B Martina Šestáková   Czech Republic x x x NM
B Dana Velďáková   Slovakia x x x NM

FinalEdit

The final was held on August 17.[9]

Rank Name Nationality 1 2 3 4 5 6 Result Notes
  Françoise Mbango Etone   Cameroon 15.19 15.39 x 14.82 x 14.88 15.39 OR
DQ Tatyana Lebedeva   Russia 15.00 15.17 15.32 14.40 x x 15.32
DQ Hrysopiyí Devetzí   Greece 14.96 15.23 x x x x 15.23
  Olga Rypakova   Kazakhstan x 14.83 14.93 15.03 15.11 x 15.11 AR
  Yargelis Savigne   Cuba x 14.87 14.77 15.05 x 14.91 15.05
4 Marija Šestak   Slovenia 15.03 14.65 x 14.46 14.47 14.75 15.03 NR
5 Viktoriya Gurova   Russia 14.38 14.04 14.77 x 14.65 x 14.77
6 Anna Pyatykh   Russia 14.67 14.73 14.57 x 14.67 14.28 14.73
7 Olha Saladukha   Ukraine 12.78 14.70 11.29 14.70
8 Kaire Leibak   Estonia 12.19 14.13 x 14.13
9 Trecia Smith   Jamaica 14.12 13.75 x 14.12
10 Limei Xie   China 14.09 13.94 13.67 14.09

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. ^ "Etone wins 2nd Gold Medal for Cameroon".
  4. ^ "IOC sanctions 16 athletes for failing anti-doping test at Beijing 2008". IOC. Retrieved 17 November 2016.
  5. ^ http://www.ekathimerini.com/212375/article/ekathimerini/sports/triple-jumper-devetzi-stripped-of-her-2008-olympic-bronze
  6. ^ https://www.olympic.org/news/ioc-sanctions-two-athletes-for-failing-anti-doping-test-at-beijing-2008
  7. ^ "Media Release 4803, 4804, 4983 Decision" (PDF). CAS. Retrieved 1 October 2018.
  8. ^ "The XXIX Olympic Games – Results – triple jump women". IAAF. Retrieved 1 October 2018.
  9. ^ https://www.iaaf.org/results/olympic-games/2008/the-xxix-olympic-games-3659/women/triple-jump/final/series#resultheader