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

The women's long jump competition at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, United Kingdom, was held at the Olympic Stadium on 7–8 August.[1]

Women's long jump
at the Games of the XXX Olympiad
VenueOlympic Stadium
Date7–8 August
Competitors32 from 24 nations
Winning distance7.12 m
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Brittney Reese  United States
2nd, silver medalist(s) Yelena Sokolova  Russia
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Janay DeLoach  United States
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Only three barely made the auto qualifying mark. Brittney Reese struggled with fouls and finally made a mark on her final attempt. Karin Melis Mey originally qualified for the final, but was pulled after a positive drug test.[2]

In the final Ineta Radēviča took the first round lead with a 6.88, while Yelena Sokolova settled into second place. Brittney Reese, who has won every major championship since 2009, fouled her first attempt. In the second round, Reese hit to board cleanly, jumping 7.12. Three jumps later, Sokolova came close with a 7.07. Reese continued to struggle with three more foul jumps, her only other legal jump would have placed her eighth. Her one jump continued her string of championships. Sokolova had another attempt sufficient to get the silver, but could not challenge Reese for gold. Janay DeLoach spent the competition in fifth place until her fifth jump, when she bettered Radevica by a centimeter. Radevica had two more attempts, but couldn't improve, giving DeLoach the bronze.[3]

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).[4]

ScheduleEdit

All times are British Summer Time (UTC+1)

Date Time Round
Tuesday, 7 August 2012 19:05 Qualifications
Wednesday, 8 August 2012 20:05 Finals

RecordsEdit

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

World record   Galina Chistyakova (URS) 7.52 m Leningrad, USSR 11 June 1988
Olympic record   Jackie Joyner-Kersee (USA) 7.40 m Seoul, South Korea 29 September 1988
2012 World leading   Brittney Reese (USA) 7.15 m Eugene, United States 1 July 2012

ResultsEdit

Qualifying roundEdit

Qual. rule: qualification standard 6.70m (Q) or at least best 12 qualified (q).

Rank Group Name Nationality #1 #2 #3 Result Notes
1 A Shara Proctor   Great Britain 6.83 - - 6.83 Q
2 B Janay DeLoach   United States 6.81 - - 6.81 Q
3 A Karin Mey Melis   Turkey 6.80 - - 6.80 DSQ (q)
4 A Yelena Sokolova   Russia 6.63 6.71 - 6.71 Q
5 B Ineta Radēviča   Latvia 6.58 6.59 6.68 6.68 DSQ (q)
6 A Nastassia Mironchyk-Ivanova   Belarus 6.55 6.62 6.66 6.66 DSQ (q)
7 B Anna Nazarova   Russia x 6.62 x 6.62 DSQ (q)
8 A Lyudmila Kolchanova   Russia 6.57 x 6.54 6.57 q
9 A Brittney Reese   United States x x 6.57 6.57 q
10 B Éloyse Lesueur   France 6.48 x 6.38 6.48 q
11 A Ivana Španović   Serbia x 6.21 6.41 6.41 q
12 B Veronika Shutkova   Belarus 6.01 6.21 6.40 6.40 q
13 B Arantxa King   Bermuda 6.40 x 6.20 6.40
14 A Volha Sudarava   Belarus 6.38 6.35 6.13 6.38
15 B Maurren Higa Maggi   Brazil 6.37 x 6.27 6.37
16 B Chelsea Hayes   United States 6.11 6.37 6.05 6.37
17 A Blessing Okagbare   Nigeria 6.32 6.20 6.34 6.34
18 A Bianca Stuart   Bahamas 5.30 6.31 6.32 6.32
19 B Concepción Montaner   Spain 6.30 6.13 x 6.30
20 B Viktoriya Rybalko   Ukraine x 6.21 6.29 6.29
21 B Sostene Moguenara   Germany 6.23 x x 6.23
22 A Marestella Torres   Philippines 5.98 6.21 6.22 6.22
23 A Ola Sesay   Sierra Leone 6.22 5.77 5.91 6.22
24 B Viorica Țigău   Romania 6.21 x x 6.21
25 B Irene Pusterla   Switzerland 6.20 6.14 4.88 6.20
26 A Marharyta Tverdohlib   Ukraine x 6.19 6.19 6.19 DSQ[5]
27 B Jana Velďáková   Slovakia 6.02 6.18 x 6.18
28 A Lauma Grīva   Latvia 6.10 5.96 6.08 6.10
N/A A Maiko Gogoladze   Georgia x x x NM
N/A A Yuliya Tarasova   Uzbekistan x x x NM
N/A B Caterine Ibargüen   Colombia DNS
N/A B Margrethe Renstrøm   Norway DNS

FinalEdit

Rank Athlete Nationality 1 2 3 4 5 6 Result Notes
  Brittney Reese   United States x 7.12 x x 6.69 x 7.12
  Yelena Sokolova   Russia 6.80 7.07 6.84 6.93 6.78 6.79 7.07 PB
  Janay DeLoach   United States 6.77 x 6.71 6.74 6.89 x 6.89
4 Ineta Radēviča   Latvia 6.88 6.77 6.74 x x 6.79 6.88 DSQ[6]
5 Anna Nazarova   Russia x 6.77 x 6.56 6.45 6.62 6.77 DSQ[7]
6 Lyudmila Kolchanova   Russia x x 6.76 6.44 x 5.97 6.76
7 Nastassia Mironchyk-Ivanova   Belarus 6.61 6.62 6.54 6.72 x 4.55 6.72 DSQ[8]
8 Éloyse Lesueur   France 6.57 x x x 6.67 x 6.67
9 Shara Proctor   Great Britain 6.55 x 6.37 6.55
10 Veronika Shutkova   Belarus 6.37 6.54 6.53 6.54
11 Ivana Španović   Serbia 4.29 6.33 6.35 6.35
N/A Karin Mey Melis[a]   Turkey DNS
  1. ^ Karin Melis Mey was forced to withdraw after testing positive for testosterone.[9]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Athletics at the 2012 Summer Olympics
  2. ^ "Two Olympians banned over doping". Sky News Australia. 19 December 2012. Archived from the original on 5 April 2013. Retrieved 19 February 2012.
  3. ^ http://www.iaaf.org/Mini/OLY12/Results/ResultsByDate.aspx?racedate=08-08-2012/sex=W/discCode=LJ/combCode=hash/roundCode=f/results.html#detW_LJ_hash_f
  4. ^ "Women's Long Jump competition format". London 2012 Organising Committee. Retrieved 13 June 2012.
  5. ^ "IOC sanctions 12 athletes for failing anti-doping test at London 2012". International Olympic Committee. 21 Nov 2016. Retrieved 2016-11-21.
  6. ^ "IOC sanctions two athletes for failing anti-doping tests at London 2012". International Olympic Committee. 10 May 2019. Retrieved 10 May 2019.
  7. ^ "IOC sanctions two athletes for failing anti-doping tests at London 2012". International Olympic Committee. 30 Nov 2017. Retrieved 30 Nov 2017.
  8. ^ "IOC sanctions seven athletes for failing anti-doping tests at Beijing 2008 and London2012". International Olympic Committee. 25 Nov 2016. Retrieved 2016-12-08.
  9. ^ Butler, Mark (2015). "Doping violations Olympic Athletics". IAAF World Championships Beijing 2015 Statistics Handbook. Monaco: IAAF. pp. 419–420.