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

The women's long jump event at the 2016 Summer Olympics took place between 16–17 August at the Olympic Stadium.[1]

Women's long jump
at the Games of the XXXI Olympiad
VenueOlympic Stadium
Dates16 August 2016 (qualifications)
17 August 2016 (final)
Competitors38 from 26 nations
Winning distance7.17 m
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Tianna Bartoletta  United States
2nd, silver medalist(s) Brittney Reese  United States
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Ivana Španović  Serbia
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SummaryEdit

In the final, Malaika Mihambo jumped 6.83 m as the first athlete down the runway. The second jumper was Darya Klishina, the only Russian athlete in the entire athletics competition. Her 6.63 took the second spot. Ksenija Balta jumped 6.71 m as the fourth athlete but that order held until almost the end of the round when Ivana Španović moved on top with 6.95 m.

In the second round Tianna Bartoletta moved into silver medal position with a 6.94 m. Defending champion Brittney Reese jumped a 6.79 m, her only legal jump of the first four rounds, but remained outside of the medals. In the third round, Bartoletta's 1 cm improvement to 6.95 m equalled Španović, with the tiebreaker to put her in gold medal position. On the next jump, Balta equalled Reese, with the same tiebreaker rule pushing her into fifth place.

The fifth round had the real action. First Reese jumped 7.09 to leap from fifth to first. Her mood went from serious to jubilant. Mihambo jumped the third 6.95 of the competition. Then Španović moved right behind Reese with a 7.08 m, her personal best and a new Serbian national record.

On the final jump of the round, Bartoletta jumped the winner 7.17 m (23 ft 6 14 in), her personal best in the Olympic final. She moved up to be the number 21 performer in history. Only Reese has jumped further in the last nine years. But Reese wasn't done. She popped another big jump on her last attempt. She was celebrating again, but the measurement turned out to be 7.15 m, improving her hold on silver but didn't reach Bartoletta's gold.

The following evening the medals were presented by Auvita Rapilla, IOC member, Papua New Guinea and Svein Arne Hansen, 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).

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
2016 World leading   Brittney Reese (USA) 7.31 m Eugene, Oregon, United States 2 July 2016

The following national record was established during the competition:

Country Athlete Round Distance Notes
Serbia   Ivana Španović (SRB) Final 7.08 m

ScheduleEdit

All times are Brasilia Time (UTC-3)

Date Time Round
Tuesday, 16 August 2016 21:05 Qualifications
Wednesday, 17 August 2016 21:15 Finals

Qualifying roundEdit

Qualification rule: qualification standard 6.75m (Q) or at least best 12 qualified (q).

Rank Group Name Nationality #1 #2 #3 Result Notes
1 A Ivana Španović   Serbia 6.87 6.87 Q
2 A Malaika Mihambo   Germany 6.63 6.82 6.82 Q
3 B Brittney Reese   United States 6.78 6.78 Q
4 B Ksenija Balta   Estonia 6.13 6.71 6.71 q
5 A Tianna Bartoletta   United States 6.44 6.70 6.61 6.70 q
6 B Ese Brume   Nigeria 6.32 6.67 6.49 6.67 q
7 A Lorraine Ugen   Great Britain 6.44 6.58 6.65 6.65 q
8 A Darya Klishina   Russia 6.64 x x 6.64 q
9 B Brooke Stratton   Australia 6.40 6.46 6.56 6.56 q
10 A Maryna Bekh   Ukraine 6.49 6.47 6.55 6.55 q
11 A Sosthene Moguenara   Germany 6.46 x 6.55 6.55 q
12 B Jazmin Sawyers   Great Britain 6.49 6.36 6.53 6.53 q
13 B Janay Deloach   United States 6.45 6.50 6.46 6.50
14 A Karin Mey Melis   Turkey 6.49 6.43 6.40 6.49
15 B Jana Veldakova   Slovakia 6.45 6.48 6.29 6.48
16 A Bianca Stuart   Bahamas 6.45 5.40 6.39 6.45
17 A Chelsea Jaensch   Australia 6.20 6.35 6.41 6.41
18 A Alina Rotaru   Romania 6.40 x 6.38 6.40
19 B Anna Kornuta   Ukraine x 6.34 6.37 6.37
20 A Christabel Nettey   Canada 6.05 6.32 6.37 6.37
21 B Shara Proctor   Great Britain 6.36 6.34 6.30 6.36
22 B Juliet Itoya   Spain 6.35 x 5.69 6.35
23 B Eliane Martins   Brazil 6.33 6.24 6.30 6.33
24 A Concepción Montaner   Spain 6.23 6.23 6.32 6.32
25 A Volha Sudarava   Belarus 6.29 x x 6.29
26 B Maria Natalia Londa   Indonesia 6.21 6.29 6.29 6.29
27 B Khaddi Sagnia   Sweden 6.04 6.25 x 6.25
28 B Marestella Sunang   Philippines 6.22 6.10 6.15 6.22
29 A Yuliya Tarasova   Uzbekistan x 6.10 6.16 6.16
30 B Yvonne Treviño   Mexico x 6.16 x 6.16
31 A Anna Lunyova   Ukraine 6.12 6.15 6.14 6.15
32 A Haido Alexouli   Greece 6.07 x 6.13 6.13
33 B Lynique Prinsloo   South Africa 5.96 x 6.10 6.10
34 B Alexandra Wester   Germany 5.98 x x 5.98
35 A Amaliya Sharoyan   Armenia 5.58 x 5.95 5.95
36 B María del Mar Jover   Spain x 5.82 5.90 5.90
37 B Konomi Kai   Japan x x 5.87 5.87
38 A Keila Costa   Brazil 5.86 5.73 5.79 5.86

FinalEdit

Rank Athlete Nationality #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 Result Notes
  Tianna Bartoletta   United States x 6.94 6.95 6.74 7.17 7.13 7.17 PB
  Brittney Reese   United States x 6.79 x x 7.09 7.15 7.15
  Ivana Španović   Serbia 6.95 x x 6.91 7.08 7.05 7.08 NR
4 Malaika Mihambo   Germany 6.83 x x 6.58 6.95 6.79 6.95 PB
5 Ese Brume   Nigeria 6.73 6.34 6.71 5.96 6.81 x 6.81
6 Ksenija Balta   Estonia 6.71 x 6.79 6.71 x 6.62 6.79 SB
7 Brooke Stratton   Australia x 6.69 6.64 6.74 6.64 6.53 6.74
8 Jazmin Sawyers   Great Britain 6.55 6.69 6.57 6.53 x x 6.69
9 Darya Klishina   Russia 6.63 6.60 6.53 Did not advance 6.63
10 Sosthene Moguenara   Germany 6.61 x 6.46 Did not advance 6.61
11 Lorraine Ugen   Great Britain 6.56 x 6.58 Did not advance 6.58
Maryna Bekh   Ukraine x x x Did not advance NM

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Women's long jump". Rio 2016 Organisation. Archived from the original on 12 September 2016. Retrieved 3 August 2016. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)