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

The Men's triple jump competition at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, United Kingdom. The event was held at the Olympic Stadium on 7–9 August.[1]

Men's triple jump
at the Games of the XXX Olympiad
VenueOlympic Stadium
Date7–9 August
Competitors27 from 21 nations
Winning distance17.81
Medalists
1st place, gold medalist(s) Christian Taylor  United States
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Will Claye  United States
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Fabrizio Donato  Italy
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In the qualifying round, Christian Taylor made the automatic qualifier on his first attempt, Leevan Sands made the only other auto qualifier. The two Italian jumpers Daniele Greco and Fabrizio Donato anticipated the outcome and let their first attempt marks qualify them to the finals, taking the rest of the other rounds off. Lyukman Adams and Will Claye took all three attempts to get in a sufficient jump. Host team favorite 2009 world champion Phillips Idowu made it to the qualifying round,[2] but could not advance.

In the first round, 35-year-old Fabrizio Donato took the lead over 40 cm ahead of Alexis Copello. In the second round Will Claye took the lead, while Donato improved and his teammate Daniele Greco moved into third. Meanwhile, reigning world champion Christian Taylor was struggling to find the board, taking until his third jump just to get a mark to allow him three more attempts. Donato improved again. In the fourth round Taylor put it all together, jumping 17.81 to take what turned out to be an insurmountable lead. Donato made another improvement for his best attempt 17.48, though any of his four legal jumps would have won the bronze. Then Claye secured another silver medal with a 17.62[3]

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).[4]

ScheduleEdit

All times are British Summer Time (UTC+1)

Date Time Round
Tuesday, 7 August 2012 10:45 Qualifications
Thursday, 9 August 2012 19:20 Finals

RecordsEdit

Prior to the 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 July 1996
2012 World leading   Christian Taylor (USA) 17.63 m Eugene, United States 30 June 2012
Broken records during the 2012 Summer Olympics
2012 World leading   Christian Taylor (USA) 17.81 London, United Kingdom 9 August 2012

ResultsEdit

Qualifying roundEdit

Qual. rule: qualification standard 17.10m (Q) or at least best 12 qualified (q).

[5]

Rank Group Name Nationality #1 #2 #3 Result Notes
1 B Christian Taylor   United States 17.21
(+0.2)
- - 17.21 Q
2 B Leevan Sands   Bahamas 17.17
(-0.4)
- - 17.17 Q
3 A Benjamin Compaoré   France 16.82
(-0.5)
17.06
(+0.8)
- 17.06 q
4 A Daniele Greco   Italy 17.00
(+0.6)
- - 17.00 q
5 B Dong Bin   China X 16.94
(+0.1)
- 16.94 q
6 A Lyukman Adams   Russia 16.67
(-1.0)
X 16.88
(-0.9)
16.88 q
7 A Will Claye   United States 16.56
(-0.5)
16.44
(-1.5)
16.87
(-0.2)
16.87 q
8 B Fabrizio Donato   Italy 16.86
(-1.2)
- - 16.86 q
9 A Tosin Oke   Nigeria 16.59
(-1.3)
16.83
(-0.3)
X 16.83 q
10 A Samyr Laine   Haiti 16.14
(0.0)
16.81
(+1.4)
X
(+0.1)
16.81 q
11 B Alexis Copello   Cuba X 16.70
(-0.7)
16.79
(+1.0)
16.79 q
12 A Dzmitry Platnitski   Belarus X 15.66
(-0.4)
16.62
(+0.3)
16.62 q
13 B Sheryf El-Sheryf   Ukraine 16.60
(+0.4)
14.83
(-2.5)
X 16.60
14 A Phillips Idowu   Great Britain 16.47
(-0.7)
X 16.53
(-1.0)
16.53
15 B Issam Nima   Algeria 15.21
(-0.7)
X 16.50
(+0.5)
16.50
16 A Arnie David Girat   Cuba 15.74
(+1.1)
16.42
(+0.1)
16.45
(+1.1)
16.45
17 B Henry Frayne   Australia 16.25
(+0.2)
16.35
(+0.2)
16.40
(-0.2)
16.40
18 B Muhammad Halim   Virgin Islands 15.54
(-0.6)
16.39
(-0.6)
15.31
(+0.5)
16.39
19 A Yevgeniy Ektov   Kazakhstan X 16.31
(-0.1)
X 16.31
20 A Cao Shuo   China 16.11
(-1.8)
16.26
(+1.2)
16.27
(-1.2)
16.27
21 B Roman Valiyev   Kazakhstan X X 16.23
(-1.0)
16.23
22 B Kim Deok-Hyeon   South Korea 15.35
(-0.8)
X 16.22
(-0.3)
16.22
23 B Yoandris Betanzos   Cuba 14.84
(+0.2)
16.22
(+2.9)
X 16.22
24 B Mohamed Abbas Darwish   United Arab Emirates X 16.06
(+1.7)
15.93
(+1.6)
16.06
25 A José Adrián Sornoza   Ecuador 15.61
(-0.5)
16.04
(-2.4)
X 16.04
26 B Jonathan Henrique Silva   Brazil 15.59
(-1.3)
X X 15.59
N/A A Renjith Maheshwary   India X X X N/A NM

FinalEdit

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Rank Name Nationality #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 Result Notes
  Christian Taylor   United States X X 17.15 17.81 17.55 X 17.81 WL, SB
  Will Claye   United States X 17.54 17.43 17.62 17.25 16.66 17.62
  Fabrizio Donato   Italy 17.38 17.44 17.45 17.48 X 17.48
4 Daniele Greco   Italy 16.90 17.34 X X 16.92 17.34
5 Leevan Sands   Bahamas X 17.19 17.12 X 17.19
6 Benjamin Compaoré   France 15.53 17.08 14.16 16.27 13.68 X 17.08
7 Tosin Oke   Nigeria X 16.91 16.95 X X X 16.95
8 Alexis Copello   Cuba 16.92 X X 14.75 X 16.68 16.92
DSQ Lyukman Adams   Russia 16.78 X X 16.78
10 Dong Bin   China 16.75 X X 16.75
11 Samyr Laine   Haiti X 16.65 16.59 16.65
12 Dzmitry Platnitski   Belarus 16.08 X 16.19 16.19

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Athletics at the 2012 Summer Olympics
  2. ^ https://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/olympics/athletics/9457354/London-2012-Olympics-Great-Britains-Phillips-Idowu-to-start-triple-jump-in-spite-of-injury-concerns.html
  3. ^ http://www.iaaf.org/Mini/OLY12/Results/ResultsByDate.aspx?racedate=08-09-2012/sex=M/discCode=TJ/combCode=hash/roundCode=f/results.html#detM_TJ_hash_f
  4. ^ "Men's Triple Jump competition format". London 2012 Organising Committee. Retrieved 12 June 2012.
  5. ^ Savaliya, Gautam. "Men's Triple Jump". London 2012 Organising Committee. Retrieved 7 August 2012.
  6. ^ Savaliya, Gautam. "Men's Triple Jump - Final". London 2012 Organising Committee. Retrieved 7 August 2012.