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Athletics at the 2016 Summer Olympics – Men's long jump

The men's long jump competition at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The event was held at the Olympic Stadium between 12–13 August.[1]

Men's long jump
at the Games of the XXXI Olympiad
VenueOlympic Stadium
Date12–13 August 2016
Competitors32 from 23 nations
Winning distance8.38 m
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Jeff Henderson  United States
2nd, silver medalist(s) Luvo Manyonga  South Africa
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Greg Rutherford  Great Britain
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SummaryEdit

Greg Rutherford entered as the 2012 Olympic champion and was also the reigning 2015 World Champion and 2016 European champion. American Jarrion Lawson was the top ranked athlete before the Olympics with his jump of 8.58 m and the next best entrant Michel Tornéus was European runner-up to Rutherford. Other strong entrants were Rushwal Samaai, Americans Mike Hartfield and Jeff Henderson, and 2015 world medallists Fabrice Lapierre and Wang Jianan.[2][3]

The only two automatic qualifiers were the round winners: Henderson in 8.20 m and Wang in 8.24 m. In a low quality display only four athletes went beyond eight metres. Defending champion Rutherford narrowly reached the final in tenth place after two fouls and a moderate third jump. Tornéus of Sweden was eliminated, as was American Hartfield, both failing to go beyond 7.70 m.[4]

From the first jumps the top four separated from the rest. Greg Rutherford jumped 8.18 m, Luvo Manyonga 8.16 m, Jeff Henderson 8.20 m, then Jarrion Lawson 8.19 m, all four within four centimetres at a distance no other jumper would match. In the third round Rutherford took the lead briefly with 8.22 m until Lawson bettered him with 8.25 m. In the fourth round, Manyonga took the lead with 8.28 m, then Rutherford moved into second with an 8.26 m. In the fifth round, Manyonga took first place with a personal best of 8.37 m and kept the lead into the final round with three jumpers to go. On his last attempt, Henderson jumped from fourth to first with a 8.38 m (27 ft 5 34 in). Rutherford tried to answer but his 8.29 m left him in third. On the final jump of the competition, American collegian Lawson jumped close to Henderson's mark, but his hand inadvertently dragged in the sand at shoulder level costing him an advancement into the medals.[5][6][7]

The medals were presented by Adam Pengilly, IOC member, Great Britain and Anna Riccardi, Council Member of the IAAF.

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).

ScheduleEdit

All times are Brasilia Time (UTC-3)

Date Time Round
Friday, 12 August 2016 21:20 Qualifications
Saturday, 13 August 2016 20:53 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
2016 World leading   Jarrion Lawson (USA) 8.58 m Eugene, United States 3 July 2016

ResultsEdit

QualificationEdit

Qualification rule: qualification standard 8.15m (Q) or at least best 12 qualified (q).

Rank Group Name Nationality #1 #2 #3 Result Notes
1 B Wang Jianan   China 8.24 8.24 Q, SB
2 A Jeff Henderson   United States 8.20 8.20 Q, SB
3 A Emiliano Lasa   Uruguay 8.14 8.02 8.14 q
4 A Luvo Manyonga   South Africa x 8.12 8.10 8.12 q
5 A Rushwal Samaai   South Africa 8.03 7.96 7.82 8.03 q
6 A Henry Frayne   Australia 7.96 7.97 8.01 8.01 q
7 B Jarrion Lawson   United States 7.99 7.62 7.96 7.99 q
8 B Fabrice Lapierre   Australia x 7.96 7.73 7.96 q
9 A Huang Changzhou   China 7.59 7.57 7.95 7.95 q
10 A Greg Rutherford   Great Britain x x 7.90 7.90 q
11 A Kafétien Gomis   France 7.81 7.67 7.89 7.89 q
12 B Damar Forbes   Jamaica 7.85 7.68 7.62 7.85 q
13 B Radek Juška   Czech Republic 7.64 7.84 7.83 7.84
14 A Kim Deok-hyeon   South Korea 7.42 7.76 7.82 7.82
15 B Maykel Massó   Cuba 7.79 7.73 7.81 7.81
16 A Tyrone Smith   Bermuda 7.78 7.81 7.67 7.81
17 B Chan Ming Tai   Hong Kong 7.79 7.76 7.42 7.79
18 A Fabian Heinle   Germany 7.64 x 7.79 7.79
19 B Bachana Khorava   Georgia 7.72 7.77 x 7.77
20 B Jean Marie Okutu   Spain 7.75 7.72 7.53 7.75
21 A Izmir Smajlaj   Albania 7.72 7.61 x 7.72
22 B Stefan Brits   South Africa 7.46 7.71 x 7.71
23 B Kanstantsin Barycheuski   Belarus 7.39 x 7.67 7.67
24 B Ankit Sharma   India x x 7.67 7.67
25 B Mike Hartfield   United States 7.66 x 7.66 7.66
26 A Michel Tornéus   Sweden x 7.65 7.63 7.65
27 A Miltiadis Tentoglou   Greece x 7.64 7.57 7.64
28 B Higor Alves   Brazil 7.59 x x 7.59
29 B Mohammad Arzandeh   Iran 7.29 7.23 7.31 7.31
30 B Alyn Camara   Germany 5.16 x x 5.16
A Gao Xinglong   China x x x NM
A Aubrey Smith   Jamaica x x x NM

FinalEdit

Rank Athlete Nationality #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 Result Notes
  Jeff Henderson   United States 8.20 7.94 8.10 7.96 8.22 8.38 8.38 SB
  Luvo Manyonga   South Africa 8.16 x x 8.28 8.37 x 8.37 PB
  Greg Rutherford   Great Britain 8.18 8.11 8.22 8.26 8.09 8.29 8.29
4 Jarrion Lawson   United States 8.19 8.15 8.25 x x 7.78 8.25
5 Wang Jianan   China 7.76 8.17 7.89 8.05 8.13 7.88 8.17
6 Emiliano Lasa   Uruguay 7.93 7.84 8.04 8.10 7.92 7.95 8.10
7 Henry Frayne   Australia 7.83 8.06 x 8.03 7.83 7.83 8.06
8 Kafétien Gomis   France 7.54 7.57 8.05 x 7.55 7.83 8.05
9 Rushwahl Samaai   South Africa 7.97 7.94 x Did not advance 7.97
10 Fabrice Lapierre   Australia x 7.87 x Did not advance 7.87
11 Huang Changzhou   China 7.78 x 7.86 Did not advance 7.86
12 Damar Forbes   Jamaica 7.63 7.74 7.82 Did not advance 7.82

ReferencesEdit

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