2009 World Championships in Athletics – Men's long jump

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The men's long jump at the 2009 World Championships in Athletics was held at the Olympic Stadium on 20 and 22 August. The season had seen a number of athletes performing to a high level before the championships, with reigning World and Olympic champion Irving Saladino. The other athlete to jump that distance was Dwight Phillips, who is the world leader with a jump of 8.74 meters. Dwight Phillips took bronze in 2007 and is looking for his first win over Irving Saladino at an international level. Italy's Andrew Howe, the 2007 world silver medalist, withdrew from the Championships. Other expected to medal content are Olympic silver medalist Godfrey Khotso Mokoena and Olympic Bronze Medalist Ibrahim Camejo.

Medalists[edit]

Gold United States Dwight Phillips
 (United States)
Silver South Africa Godfrey Khotso Mokoena
 (South Africa)
Bronze Australia Mitchell Watt
 (Australia)

Records[edit]

Prior to the competition, the following records were as follows.

World record  Mike Powell (USA) 8.95 Tokyo, Japan 30 August 1991
Championship record  Mike Powell (USA) 8.95 Tokyo, Japan 30 August 1991
World leading  Dwight Phillips (USA) 8.74 Eugene, United States 7 June 2009
African record  Godfrey Khotso Mokoena (RSA) 8.50 Madrid, Spain 4 July 2009
Asian Record  Mohamed Salman Al-Khuwalidi (KSA) 8.48 Sotteville, France 2 July 2006
North American record  Mike Powell (USA) 8.95 Tokyo, Japan 30 August 1991
South American record  Irving Saladino (PAN) 8.73 Hengelo, Netherlands 24 May 2008
European record  Robert Emmiyan (URS) 8.86 Tsaghkadzor, Soviet Union 22 May 1987
Oceanian record  Jai Taurima (AUS) 8.49 Sydney, Australia 28 September 2000

No new records was set during this competition.

Qualification standards[edit]

A standard B standard
8.15m 8.05m

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Round
20 August 2009 18:10 Qualification
22 August 2009 18:05 Final

Results[edit]

Qualification[edit]

Qualification: Qualifying Performance 8.15 (Q) or at least 12 best performers (q) advance to the final.

Rank Group Athlete Nationality #1 #2 #3 Result Notes
1 A Dwight Phillips  United States 8.44 8.44 Q
2 B Greg Rutherford  Great Britain 8.30 8.30 Q, NR
3 B Godfrey Khotso Mokoena  South Africa x 8.29 8.29 Q
4 B Irving Saladino  Panama 8.00 8.16 8.16 Q
5 A Mitchell Watt  Australia 8.14 x - 8.14 q
6 B Fabrice Lapierre  Australia 8.14 - - 8.14 q
7 B Brian Johnson  United States x 7.94 8.09 8.09 q
8 B Yahya Berrabah  Morocco 8.08 x x 8.08 q
9 A Chris Tomlinson  Great Britain 8.06 8.02 8.00 8.06 q
10 B Salim Sdiri  France 7.88 x 8.04 8.04 q
11 B Gable Garenamotse  Botswana 7.81 8.03 8.01 8.03 q
12 A Louis Tsatoumas  Greece 8.01 7.98 7.86 8.01 q
13 A Li Jinzhe  China 8.01 7.92 7.90 8.01
14 A Tommi Evilä  Finland x 7.84 8.01 8.01
15 A Kim Deok-Hyeon  South Korea 7.62 7.89 7.99 7.99
16 B Hussein Taher Al-Sabee  Saudi Arabia 7.89 7.99 x 7.99
17 A Viktor Kuznyetsov  Ukraine 7.98 7.87 7.95 7.98
18 B Ndiss Kaba Badji  Senegal 7.95 7.98 7.61 7.98
19 A Sebastian Bayer  Germany 7.98 x x 7.98
20 B Nicholas Gordon  Jamaica x 7.72 7.92 7.92
21 A Kafétien Gomis  France 7.82 7.90 7.68 7.90
22 A Alain Bailey  Jamaica 7.63 7.70 7.88 7.88
23 A Andriy Makarchev  Ukraine x 7.68 7.87 7.87
24 B Olexiy Lukashevych  Ukraine x 7.87 6.18 7.87
25 A Luis Méliz  Spain 7.87 x x 7.87 SB
26 B Roman Novotný  Czech Republic x 7.86 x 7.86
27 B Stanley Gbagbeke  Nigeria 7.82 x x 7.82
28 B Michel Tornéus  Sweden 7.78 7.63 7.78 7.78
29 B Morten Jensen  Denmark 7.69 7.75 7.71 7.75
30 A Stephan Louw  Namibia x 7.74 7.69 7.74
31 B Tyrone Smith  Bermuda 7.62 7.72 7.71 7.72
32 A Aleksandr Menkov  Russia 7.72 x x 7.72
33 A Ibrahim Camejo  Cuba 7.69 7.71 7.57 7.71
34 B Nils Winter  Germany x x 7.69 7.69
35 A Štepán Wagner  Czech Republic 7.52 7.68 7.49 7.68
36 A Mohamed Salman Al-Khuwalidi  Saudi Arabia x 7.37 7.66 7.66 SB
37 A Nikolay Atanasov  Bulgaria 7.63 x x 7.63
38 B Miguel Pate  United States x x 7.61 7.61
39 A Hugo Chila  Ecuador 7.29 7.54 - 7.54
39 A Konstantin Safronov  Kazakhstan x 7.54 7.29 7.54
41 A Daisuke Arakawa  Japan 7.39 7.50 7.53 7.53
42 B Yochai Halevi  Israel 7.42 7.39 x 7.42 SB
A Henry Dagmil  Philippines x x x NM
B Carlos Jorge  Dominican Republic x x x NM
B Clayton Latham  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines x x x NM

Key: NR = National record, NM = No mark, Q = qualification by place in heat, q = qualification by overall place, SB = Seasonal best

Final[edit]

Rank Athlete Nationality #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 Result Notes
1st Dwight Phillips  United States 8.40 8.54 8.37 8.25 - x 8.54
2nd Godfrey Khotso Mokoena  South Africa x 8.47 8.31 8.19 x x 8.47
3rd Mitchell Watt  Australia 8.28 x x x 8.37 x 8.37
4 Fabrice Lapierre  Australia 8.21 7.77 8.19 x 8.21 8.20 8.21
5 Greg Rutherford  Great Britain 7.83 7.96 x 8.05 8.15 8.17 8.17
6 Salim Sdiri  France 7.78 x 7.99 8.07 7.92 7.83 8.07
7 Gable Garenamotse  Botswana 8.06 8.04 x 7.77 7.83 7.69 8.06
8 Chris Tomlinson  Great Britain 8.02 7.93 7.93 7.66 8.06 8.02 8.06
9 Brian Johnson  United States 6.30 x 7.86 7.86
10 Yahya Berrabah  Morocco 5.91 x 7.83 7.83
11 Louis Tsatoumas  Greece x 7.59 x 7.59
12 Irving Saladino  Panama x x x NM

Key: NM = No mark

References[edit]