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Athletics at the 2012 Summer Olympics – Men's long jump

The men's long jump competition at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, United Kingdom was held at the Olympic Stadium on 3–4 August.[1]

Men's long jump
at the Games of the XXX Olympiad
Mens long jump podium - 2012 Summer Olympics.jpg
Podium
VenueOlympic Stadium
Date3–4 August
Competitors42 from 35 nations
Winning distance8.31
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Greg Rutherford  Great Britain
2nd, silver medalist(s) Mitchell Watt  Australia
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Will Claye  United States
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Only two athletes achieved automatic qualifying marks, both of those by Marquise Goodwin and Mauro Vinicius da Silva just one centimeter over the minimum at 8.11. The tight field was spread over less than 20 cm. It took a better second jump at 7.92 to make the final, leaving Russian junior and co-world leader Sergey Morgunov on the outside. Defending champion Irving Saladino was unable to get a legal jump in, failing to advance.

In the final, none of the top 3 qualifiers were to play a factor. Christopher Tomlinson took the lead in the first round with an 8.06 with Will Claye in second. In the second round, Greg Rutherford took the lead with an 8.21, while Claye jumped a centimeter better than Tomlinson, to hold on to second. Claye's mark was equaled by Michel Tornéus in the third round. The fourth round was when all but two of the finalists hit their best mark, Claye with 8.12 and Rutherford extending his lead to 8.31. Languishing in seventh to that point, Mitchell Watt did Claye one centimeter better in the fifth round, then improving another three centimeters on his final jump to solidify his hold on the silver medal.

Rutherford's gold medal was the second of three gold medals in one evening for the host country, their most successful day in Olympic history.[2] Rutherford's winning jump of 8.31 was the shortest jump to win the Olympics men's long jump competition since the 1972 Summer Olympics.

Contents

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).[3]

ScheduleEdit

All times are British Summer Time (UTC+1)

Date Time Round
Friday, 3 August 2012 19:50 Qualifications
Saturday, 4 August 2012 19:55 Finals

RecordsEdit

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

World record   Mike Powell (USA) 8.95 m Tokyo, Japan 30 August 1991
Olympic record   Bob Beamon (USA) 8.90 m Mexico City, Mexico 18 October 1968
2012 World leading   Greg Rutherford (GBR) 8.35 m Chula Vista, United States 3 May 2012
  Sergey Morgunov (RUS) Cheboksary, Russia 20 June 2012

ResultsEdit

Qualifying RoundEdit

Qual. rule: qualification standard 8.10m (Q) or at least best 12 qualified (q).

Rank Group Name Nationality #1 #2 #3 Result Notes[4]
1 B Mauro Vinicius da Silva   Brazil 8.07 8.11 8.11 Q
2 A Marquise Goodwin   United States 8.11 8.11 Q
3 A Aleksandr Menkov   Russia 7.87 x 8.09 8.09 q
4 A Greg Rutherford   Great Britain 8.08 8.06 8.08 q
5 B Christopher Tomlinson   Great Britain 7.62 8.06 8.06 q
6 A Michel Tornéus   Sweden 8.03 7.49 8.03 q
7 A Godfrey Khotso Mokoena   South Africa x 7.81 8.02 8.02 q
8 A Will Claye   United States 7.99 x 7.86 7.99 q
9 B Mitchell Watt   Australia x 7.99 7.99 q
10 A Tyrone Smith   Bermuda 7.73 7.75 7.97 7.97 q, SB
11 A Henry Frayne   Australia 7.82 x 7.95 7.95 q
12 B Sebastian Bayer   Germany 7.92 7.88 3.96 7.92 q
13 A Christian Reif   Germany 7.81 x 7.92 7.92
14 A Eusebio Cáceres   Spain 7.25 7.92 6.95 7.92
15 B Aleksandr Petrov   Russia 7.67 7.57 7.89 7.89
16 B Sergey Morgunov   Russia x 7.87 x 7.87
17 A Mohammad Arzandeh   Iran 7.77 7.75 7.84 7.84
18 B Ignisious Gaisah   Ghana 7.72 7.79 7.50 7.79
19 A Damar Forbes   Jamaica 7.79 x 7.48 7.79
20 B Li Jinzhe   China 7.59 7.67 7.77 7.77
21 B Raymond Higgs   Bahamas x 7.76 x 7.76
22 A Alyn Camara   Germany 7.72 x 7.69 7.72
23 A Salim Sdiri   France 7.71 7.58 5.75 7.71
24 B Ndiss Kaba Badji   Senegal 7.66 x 7.64 7.66
25 B Arsen Sargsyan   Armenia 7.38 7.62 7.60 7.62
26 B Povilas Mykolaitis   Lithuania x x 7.61 7.61
27 B Stanley Gbagbeke   Nigeria x 5.71 7.59 7.59
28 B Marcos Chuva   Portugal x 7.55 7.06 7.55
29 A Loúis Tsátoumas   Greece 7.53 7.48 x 7.53
30 A Štepán Wagner   Czech Republic 7.39 7.50 7.47 7.50
31 B Viktor Kuznyetsov   Ukraine 7.43 x 7.50 7.50
32 B Luis Rivera   Mexico 7.42 x 7.29 7.42
33 A Lin Ching-hsuan   Chinese Taipei 7.38 7.35 x 7.38
A Supanara Sukhasvasti   Thailand 7.38 x 7.35
35 A Boleslav Skhirtladze   Georgia 7.26 6.95 6.90 7.26
36 A Zhang Xiaoyi   China 7.25 x x 7.25
37 B Mohamed Fathalla Difallah   Egypt x 7.08 x 7.08
38 B Roman Novotný   Czech Republic x 6.96 x 6.96
39 B George Kitchens   United States x x 6.84 6.84
40 A Vardan Pahlevanyan   Armenia x 6.55 x 6.55
B Luis Felipe Méliz   Spain x NM
B Irving Saladino   Panama x x x NM

FinalEdit

Rank Athlete Nationality #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 Result Notes
  Greg Rutherford   Great Britain 6.28 8.21 8.14 8.31 x 6.33 8.31
  Mitchell Watt   Australia x 7.97 x x 8.13 8.16 8.16
  Will Claye   United States 7.98 8.07 7.93 8.12 7.96 x 8.12
4 Michel Tornéus   Sweden 7.63 7.80 8.07 8.11 8.07 7.98 8.11
5 Sebastian Bayer   Germany 7.87 x 7.96 8.10 7.96 7.98 8.10
6 Christopher Tomlinson   Great Britain 8.06 7.87 7.83 8.07 7.74 7.76 8.07
7 Mauro Vinicius da Silva   Brazil x x 7.96 8.01 x x 8.01
8 Godfrey Khotso Mokoena   South Africa 7.93 x 7.62 x x x 7.93
9 Henry Frayne   Australia 7.85 x 7.63 Did not advance 7.85
10 Marquise Goodwin   United States x 7.80 7.76 Did not advance 7.80
11 Aleksandr Menkov   Russia x x 7.78 Did not advance 7.78
12 Tyrone Smith   Bermuda 7.70 x x Did not advance 7.70

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Athletics at the 2012 Summer Olympics
  2. ^ http://worldsportsspecial.blogspot.com/2012/08/today-at-olympics-day-9.html
  3. ^ "Men's Long Jump competition format". London 2012 Organising Committee. Retrieved 12 June 2012.
  4. ^ "Men's Long Jump". Retrieved 3 August 2012.