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

The Women's triple jump competition at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, United Kingdom. The event was held at the Olympic Stadium on 3–5 August.[1]

Women's triple jump
at the Games of the XXX Olympiad
VenueOlympic Stadium
Date3–5 August
Competitors35 from 24 nations
Winning distance14.98
Medalists
1st place, gold medalist(s) Olga Rypakova  Kazakhstan
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Caterine Ibargüen  Colombia
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Olha Saladukha  Ukraine
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Greece's Paraskevi Papachristou was sent home by the national delegation for comments she made on Twitter.

Four athletes achieved the automatic qualifier, Kimberly Williams and home team favorite Yamilé Aldama, just two weeks short of her 40th birthday, hit the mark in their first attempt. Olga Rypakova's third round jump of 14.79 led the way, while it took 14.16 to make the final.

The only returning medalist from 2008 was Tatyana Lebedeva, but at 36, she was jumping more than 1.20 m less than four years ago. Fourth place from that competition Olga Rypakova took the lead in the first round. Hanna Knyazyeva edged ahead in the second round. In the third round Caterine Ibargüen took the lead briefly, but then Rypakova hit the winner at 14.98 on the next jump. In the final round, Olha Saladukha nailed her best jump to move into silver medal position. Two jumps later, Ibargüen bested that by a mere centimeter to push Saladukha back to bronze. Rypakova's winning jump was 13 cm less than her 4th place jump, even less than the 6th place jump in 2008.

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).[2]

ScheduleEdit

All times are British Summer Time (UTC+1)

Date Time Round
Friday, 3 August 2012 10:25 Qualifications
Sunday, 5 August 2012 19:35 Finals

RecordsEdit

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

World record   Inessa Kravets (UKR) 15.50 m Göteborg, Sweden 10 August 1995
Olympic record   Françoise Mbango Etone (CMR) 15.39 m Beijing, China 17 August 2008
2012 World leading   Olha Saladuha (UKR) 14.99 m Helsinki, Finland 29 June 2012

ResultsEdit

Qualifying roundEdit

Qual. rule: qualification standard 14.40m (Q) or at least best 12 qualified (q)

Rank Group Name Nationality #1 #2 #3 Result Notes[3]
1 B Olga Rypakova   Kazakhstan X 13.99 14.79 14.79 Q
2 A Kimberly Williams   Jamaica 14.53 14.53 Q, PB
3 A Yamilé Aldama   Great Britain 14.45 14.45 Q
4 B Caterine Ibargüen   Colombia 14.24 14.42 14.42 Q
5 A Olha Saladukha   Ukraine 14.26 14.35 X 14.35 q
6 B Hanna Knyazyeva   Ukraine 14.33 X X 14.33 q
7 B Trecia-Kaye Smith   Jamaica X 14.31 X 14.31 q, SB
8 A Tatyana Lebedeva   Russia 14.17 14.30 14.30 q
9 B Yargeris Savigne   Cuba 14.22 14.28 14.02 14.28 q
10 A Dana Velďáková   Slovakia X 14.22 13.84 14.22 q
DSQ A Victoriya Valyukevich   Russia 14.09 14.19 13.86 14.19 q
12 A Marija Šestak   Slovenia X 14.16 14.12 14.16 q
13 B Patrícia Mamona   Portugal 14.11 13.97 13.96 14.11
14 B Ayanna Alexander   Trinidad and Tobago 13.98 13.92 14.09 14.09
15 A Hanna Demydova   Ukraine 13.97 13.60 X 13.97
15 B Dailenys Alcántara   Cuba 13.97 X X 13.97
17 B Veronika Mosina   Russia 13.72 13.56 13.96 13.96
18 B Simona La Mantia   Italy 13.77 13.92 13.73 13.92
19 A Josleidy Ribalta   Cuba 13.71 13.12 13.88 13.88
20 B Keila Costa   Brazil X 13.69 13.84 13.84
21 B Svetlana Bolshakova   Belgium 13.84 13.42 13.45 13.84
22 B Mayookha Johny   India 13.77 13.68 13.62 13.77
23 B Xie Limei   China 13.63 X 13.69 13.69
24 A Niki Panetta   Greece X 13.66 13.63 13.66
25 B Biljana Topić   Serbia X X 13.66 13.66
26 B Patricia Sarrapio   Spain X 13.64 X 13.64
27 A Amanda Smock   United States X 13.43 13.61 13.61
28 A Aleksandra Kotlyarova   Uzbekistan 13.33 X 13.55 13.55
29 B Anastasiya Juravleva   Uzbekistan 13.54 X X 13.54
30 A Li Yanmei   China 13.43 12.78 13.15 13.43
31 A Irina Litvinenko Ektova   Kazakhstan 13.39 X X 13.39
32 A Andriana Banova   Bulgaria X 12.88 13.33 13.33
33 B Athanasia Perra   Greece X X 11.93 11.93
A Cristina Bujin   Romania X X X NM
A Kseniya Dziatsuk   Belarus X X X NM

FinalEdit

The final was held on August, 5, 19:35.[4]

Rank Name Nationality #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 Result Notes
  Olga Rypakova   Kazakhstan 14.54 X 14.98 X 14.89 14.40 14.98
  Caterine Ibargüen   Colombia 14.45 13.99 14.67 14.37 14.35 14.80 14.80
  Olha Saladukha   Ukraine 13.92 14.48 X 14.53 14.51 14.79 14.79
4 Hanna Knyazyeva   Ukraine X 14.56 14.16 14.14 14.16 X 14.56
5 Yamilé Aldama   Great Britain 14.10 14.09 14.39 14.32 14.43 14.48 14.48
6 Kimberly Williams   Jamaica 14.35 X 14.48 14.19 X 14.20 14.48
7 Trecia-Kaye Smith   Jamaica X X 14.35 14.34 13.74 X 14.35
8 Yargeris Savigne   Cuba 14.12 12.13 13.91 N/A N/A N/A 14.12
9 Tatyana Lebedeva   Russia 14.11 14.03 14.01 N/A N/A N/A 14.11
10 Marija Šestak   Slovenia 13.84 13.98 13.98 N/A N/A N/A 13.98
11 Dana Velďáková   Slovakia X X 11.92 N/A N/A N/A 11.92
DSQ Viktoriya Valyukevich   Russia 14.24 13.75 14.18 13.75 14.15 X 14.24 DSQ for doping

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Athletics at the 2012 Summer Olympics
  2. ^ "Women's Triple Jump competition format". London 2012 Organising Committee. Retrieved 13 June 2012.
  3. ^ Qualification results. london2012.com.
  4. ^ "Women's Triple Jump". Official site of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Retrieved 5 August 2012.