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

The men's triple jump competition at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The event was held at the Olympic Stadium on 15–16 August.[1]

Men's triple jump
at the Games of the XXXI Olympiad
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VenueOlympic Stadium
Dates15 August 2016 (qualifying)
16 August 2016 (final)
Competitors48 from 34 nations
Winning distance17.86 m
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Christian Taylor  United States
2nd, silver medalist(s) Will Claye  United States
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Dong Bin  China
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SummaryEdit

The top entrant was Christian Taylor of the United States, who was the defending 2012 Olympic champion and the 2015 World Champion. The second best athlete of all-time, he held the season's top mark at 17.78 m. He had been beaten by Will Claye at the American Olympic Trials, who was second on the world rankings and runner-up at the previous Olympics. Cuban Pedro Pablo Pichardo (the 2015 world silver medallist and fourth best of all-time) entered but had not performed highly that year. The 2016 World Indoor Champion Dong Bin started as the fourth best on the world lists. India's Renjith Maheswary and American Chris Benard filled out the world's top five of 2016. The event had enjoyed a resurgence globally and an unusually large starting field of 48 athletes had made the qualifying grade.[2][3]

The qualifying round saw perhaps the most significant non-event as #4 all time Pedro Pablo Pichardo scratched. European champion and world indoor silver medalist Max Hess was also unable to qualify.

The final was barely dramatic. On the third jump of the competition, Dong Bin jumped his personal best of 17.58 m (just 1 cm less than the Asian continental record) to take the lead. Four jumpers later, Christian Taylor jumped 17.86 m (58 ft 7 in) which proved to be the gold medal winning jump. Three jumps after Taylor, Will Claye jumped a personal best 17.76 m to take over silver medal position. The 1 cm improvement moved him into the #23 position of all time. From a medal perspective, the next five rounds were unnecessary, none of the medalists improved and no other athlete seriously challenged their position. Taylor jumped 17.77m two times during those subsequent rounds, either of those jumps would have still edged Claye for the win. Taylor and Claye repeated their medals from 2012.

In the medal ceremony, the medals were presented by Austin Sealy, Barbados, IOC member, and the gifts were presented by Alberto Juantorena, Vice President 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).[4]

ScheduleEdit

All times are Brasilia Time (UTC-3)

Date Time Round
Monday, 15 August 2016 09:30 Qualifications
Tuesday, 16 August 2016 09:50 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
2016 World leading   Christian Taylor (USA) 17.78 m London, United Kingdom 22 July 2016

The following record was established during the competition:

Date Event Nationality Athlete Distance Record
16 August Final   United States Christian Taylor 17.86 m 2016 World Leading

The following national record was established during the competition:

Country Athlete Round Distance Notes
Colombia   Jhon Murillo (COL) Final 17.09 m

ResultsEdit

Qualifying roundEdit

Qualification rule: qualification standard 16.95 m (Q) or at least best 12 qualified (q).

Rank Group Name Nationality #1 #2 #3 Result Notes
1 B Christian Taylor   United States 17.24 17.24 Q
2 A Dong Bin   China 17.10 17.10 Q
3 A Will Claye   United States 16.43 16.76 17.05 17.05 Q
4 B Nelson Évora   Portugal 16.48 16.72 16.99 16.99 Q, SB
5 A Cao Shuo   China 16.97 16.97 Q
6 A Troy Doris   Guyana 16.54 16.58 16.81 16.81 q
7 B Karol Hoffmann   Poland 16.79 16.75 x 16.79 q
8 B Jhon Murillo   Colombia 16.78 16.58 x 16.78 q
9 A Benjamin Compaore   France 16.34 16.57 16.72 16.72 q
10 A Alberto Álvarez   Mexico 16.50 16.67 16.60 16.67 q
11 B Xu Xiaolong   China x 16.35 16.65 16.65 q, SB
12 B Lazaro Martinez   Cuba 16.38 x 16.61 16.61 q
13 B Harold Correa   France 16.31 16.60 16.55 16.60
14 A Ernesto Reve   Cuba 16.13 16.16 16.58 16.58
15 A Max Hess   Germany 13.88 x 16.56 16.56
16 B Chris Benard   United States x 16.44 16.55 16.55
17 A Fabrizio Donato   Italy 16.54 x x 16.54
18 A Leevan Sands   Bahamas 16.47 x 16.53 16.53
19 B Dzmitry Platnitski   Belarus x 16.48 16.52 16.52
20 A Maksim Niastsiarenka   Belarus 16.12 16.39 16.52 16.52
21 B Godfrey Khotso Mokoena   South Africa 15.13 16.51 16.44 16.51
22 A Fabian Florant   Netherlands 16.51 x x 16.51
23 B Tosin Oke   Nigeria x 16.45 16.47 16.47
24 B Mamadou Cherif Dia   Mali x 16.45 16.19 16.45 SB
25 A Nazim Babayev   Azerbaijan x 16.38 15.60 16.38
26 A Rumen Dimitrov   Bulgaria 16.23 x 16.36 16.36
27 B Kim Deok-hyeon   South Korea x 16.13 16.36 16.36
28 B Jonathan Drack   Mauritius x x 16.21 16.21
29 A Daigo Hasegawa   Japan 16.17 15.93 x 16.17
30 B Renjith Maheswary   India 15.80 16.13 15.99 16.13
31 B Pablo Torrijos   Spain 15.78 16.11 15.74 16.11
32 A Olu Olamigoke   Nigeria 16.10 15.95 15.64 16.10
33 A Clive Pullen   Jamaica x x 16.08 16.08
34 B Hugues Fabrice Zango   Burkina Faso 15.99 x x 15.99
35 B Kohei Yamashita   Japan 15.71 15.46 15.66 15.71
36 A Levon Aghasyan   Armenia x 15.54 x 15.54
37 B Artsem Bandarenka   Belarus 15.43 x x 15.43
38 B Vladimir Letnicov   Moldova x 15.29 x 15.29
39 B Georgi Tsonov   Bulgaria x x 15.20 15.20
B Latario Collie-Minns   Bahamas x x x NM
A Yordanys Durañona   Dominica x x x NM
A Muhammad Halim   Virgin Islands x x x NM
B Ruslan Kurbanov   Uzbekistan x x x NM
A Marian Oprea   Romania x x x NM
B Şeref Osmanoğlu   Turkey x x x NM
A Lasha Torgvaidze   Georgia x x x NM
A Roman Valiyev   Kazakhstan x x x NM
A Pedro Pablo Pichardo   Cuba DNS

FinalEdit

Rank Name Nationality #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 Result Notes
  Christian Taylor   United States 17.86 17.77 x 17.77 x x 17.86 SB
  Will Claye   United States 17.76 x x 17.61 x 17.55 17.76 PB
  Dong Bin   China 17.58 x x 17.58 PB
4 Cao Shuo   China 16.78 x 16.89 x 17.13 15.27 17.13 SB
5 Jhon Murillo   Colombia x 17.09 16.43 16.79 16.66 x 17.09 NR
6 Nelson Évora   Portugal 16.90 16.93 17.03 x x x 17.03 SB
7 Troy Doris   Guyana 16.88 x 16.63 x 16.90 x 16.90
8 Lázaro Martínez   Cuba 16.68 x x 15.89 15.23 16.68
9 Alberto Álvarez   Mexico 16.26 16.56 16.47 Did not advance 16.56
10 Benjamin Compaore   France 15.53 16.54 16.47 Did not advance 16.54
11 Xu Xiaolong   China 16.41 x 16.29 Did not advance 16.41
12 Karol Hoffmann   Poland 16.31 x x Did not advance 16.31

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Men's Triple Jump - Standings Archived 2 September 2016 at the Wayback Machine. Rio2016. Retrieved on 2016-08-14.
  2. ^ Morse, Parker (2016-08-08). Preview: men's triple jump – Rio 2016 Olympic Games. IAAF. Retrieved on 2016-08-14.
  3. ^ Senior outdoor 2016 Triple Jump men. IAAF. Retrieved on 2016-08-14.
  4. ^ "Men's Triple Jump competition format". London 2012 Organising Committee. Archived from the original on 14 June 2012. Retrieved 12 June 2012.