2009 World Championships in Athletics – Men's triple jump

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The men's triple jump at the 2009 World Championships in Athletics was held t the Olympic Stadium on 16 and 18 August. The season had seen a number of athletes performing to a high level before the championships, with reigning World and Olympic champion Nelson Évora leading with 17.66 metres and all three athletes of the Cuban team having jumped over 17.60 m in the season. The other athlete to jump that distance was Phillips Idowu, who was keen make up for his loss to Évora in the 2008 Olympics. The Olympic medallists Évora, Idowu, and Leevan Sands, and the Cuban trio of David Giralt, Yoandris Betanzos and Alexis Copello, were judged to be the strongest competitors entering the competition.[1]

In the qualifying rounds, Évora and Idowu were the first to pass the automatic qualifying mark of 17.15 metres, recording bests of 17.44 and 17.32 m respectively. Chinese jumper Li Yanxi was the third through the qualifying mark, and Sands and Giralt soon followed. The qualifying was not of the same standard as the 2008 Olympic final, as Copello and Dmitrij Valukevic rounded out the top twelve competitors with jumps under 17 m.[2]

In the final, Olympic champion Évora set the standard with a first jump of 17.54 m, Idowu also started well with a jump of 17.51 m. Giralt and Sands moved into third and fourth with jumps around the 17.2 m mark. Évora led the competition until round three, where Idowu produced a personal best and world-leading jump of 17.73 m to take the top spot. A large jump by Alexis Copello followed, but he was given the red flag, indicating a foul. Sands' season's best jump of 17.32 m moved him into the third medal spot, but it was Copello's final jump of 17.36 m that took the bronze medal. Évora's best also came in the final round, but the 17.55-metre jump did not rival that of Idowu. It was the thirty-one-year-old Briton's first ever major title, building on his silver medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.[3]

Medalists[edit]

Gold United Kingdom Phillips Idowu
 (Great Britain)
Silver Portugal Nelson Évora
 (Portugal)
Bronze Cuba Alexis Copello
 (Cuba)

Records[edit]

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

World record  Jonathan Edwards (GBR) 18.29 Gothenburg, Sweden 7 August 1995
Championship record  Jonathan Edwards (GBR) 18.29 Gothenburg, Sweden 7 August 1995
World leading  Nelson Évora (POR) 17.66 Belém, Brazil 24 May 2009
African record  Tarik Bouguetaïb (MAR) 17.37 Khemisset, Morocco 14 July 2007
Asian record  Oleg Sakirkin (KAZ) 17.35 Moscow, Russia 5 June 1994
North American record  Kenny Harrison (USA) 18.09 Atlanta, United States 27 July 1996
South American record  Jadel Gregório (BRA) 17.90 Belém, Brazil 20 May 2007
European record  Jonathan Edwards (GBR) 18.29 Gothenburg, Sweden 7 August 1995
Oceanian record  Ken Lorraway (AUS) 17.46 London, United Kingdom 7 August 1982
  • Phillips Idowu beat Évora's world leading mark in the competition, jumping 17.73 metres.

Qualification standards[edit]

A standard B standard
17.10m 16.65m

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Round
16 August 2009 19:00 Qualification
18 August 2009 18:05 Final

Results[edit]

Qualification[edit]

Qualification: Qualifying Performance 17.15 (Q) or at least 12 best performers (q) advance to the final.

Rank Group Athlete Nationality #1 #2 #3 Result Notes
1 B Nelson Évora  Portugal 17.44 17.44 Q
2 A Phillips Idowu  Great Britain 17.10 17.32 17.32 Q
3 B Li Yanxi  China 16.78 17.27 17.27 Q, SB
4 A Leevan Sands  Bahamas 17.02 16.84 17.20 17.20 Q, SB
5 A Arnie David Giralt  Cuba 16.92 x 17.15 17.15 Q
6 B Teddy Tamgho  France x 17.11 x 17.11 q, SB
7 A Momchil Karailiev  Bulgaria x 16.87 17.07 17.07 q
8 B Jadel Gregório  Brazil 17.06 x 15.48 17.06 q
9 A Igor Spasovkhodskiy  Russia 16.87 16.84 17.02 17.02 q
10 A Nathan Douglas  Great Britain 17.00 x 16.90 17.00 q
11 B Alexis Copello  Cuba 16.99 16.78 16.98 16.99 q
12 A Dmitrij Valukevic  Slovakia 16.96 16.69 16.85 16.96 q
13 A Onochie Achike  Great Britain 16.88 16.94 x 16.94
14 B Brandon Roulhac  United States 16.78 16.56 16.94 16.94
15 A Fabrizio Schembri  Italy 16.88 16.88 x 16.88
16 B Tosin Oke  Nigeria 16.87 16.82 x 16.87 PB
17 A Yoandris Betanzos  Cuba x x 16.77 16.77
18 B Randy Lewis  Grenada 16.73 13.38 16.52 16.73
19 B Mykola Savolaynen  Ukraine 16.68 16.64 16.72 16.72
20 B Hugo Chila  Ecuador 16.34 16.70 16.52 16.70 NR
21 B Hugo Mamba-Schlick  Cameroon 16.21 16.06 16.63 16.63 SB
22 B Walter Davis  United States 16.27 16.62 15.87 16.62
23 A Dzmitry Dziatsuk  Belarus 16.58 16.15 x 16.58
24 A Kim Deok-Hyeon  South Korea x 16.02 16.58 16.58
25 B Alwyn Jones  Australia 16.20 16.57 16.50 16.57
26 A Yevhen Semenenko  Ukraine 16.29 16.52 16.54 16.54
27 A Julian Reid  Jamaica 16.41 16.49 16.16 16.49
28 A Jefferson Sabino  Brazil x 16.24 16.34 16.34
29 A Samyr Laine  Haiti x 16.06 16.34 16.34
30 A Kenta Bell  United States x 16.32 16.18 16.32
31 B Viktor Yastrebov  Ukraine x 16.31 16.15 16.31
32 B Evgeniy Plotnir  Russia 16.13 16.29 15.96 16.29
33 B Dimitrios Tsiamis  Greece 15.68 16.23 x 16.23
34 B Daniele Greco  Italy 16.18 x x 16.18
35 B Yevgeniy Ektov  Kazakhstan 16.13 x 16.01 16.13
36 B Mantas Dilys  Lithuania 16.09 16.02 15.70 16.09
37 A Mohamed Youssef Salman  Bahrain x 16.05 15.71 16.05
38 B Lauri Leis  Estonia 15.28 15.98 15.84 15.98
39 B Leonardo Elisiario dos Santos  Brazil 15.95 x 15.85 15.95
40 A Vladimir Letnicov  Moldova 15.28 15.77 15.88 15.88
41 A Fabrizio Donato  Italy 15.81 x x 15.81 SB
42 A Andrés Capellán  Spain 15.35 15.80 15.67 15.80
43 B Nguyen Van Hung  Vietnam x 15.03 15.56 15.56
44 B Si Kuan Wong  Macau x 14.78 14.71 14.78
A Charles Friedek  Germany x x x NM
A Yochai Halevi  Israel DNS

Key: NR = National record, PB = Personal best, 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
1 Phillips Idowu  Great Britain 17.51 17.44 17.73 x x x 17.73 WL
2 Nelson Évora  Portugal 17.54 x 17.38 x 17.33 17.55 17.55
3 Alexis Copello  Cuba 17.06 17.19 14.82 x 17.04 17.36 17.36
4 Leevan Sands  Bahamas 17.20 17.08 16.96 17.05 17.32 16.99 17.32 SB
5 Arnie David Giralt  Cuba 17.26 17.18 x 17.19 17.01 17.06 17.26
6 Li Yanxi  China 16.95 16.92 14.23 17.23 x 16.75 17.23
7 Igor Spasovkhodskiy  Russia 16.73 16.91 14.66 14.75 16.37 x 16.91
8 Jadel Gregório  Brazil x 16.89 16.84 16.70 x x 16.89
9 Momchil Karailiev  Bulgaria 16.82 16.78 16.81 16.82
10 Nathan Douglas  Great Britain 16.78 15.44 16.79 16.79
11 Teddy Tamgho  France x 16.79 x 16.79
12 Dmitrij Valukevic  Slovakia x x 16.54 16.54

Key: SB = Seasonal best, WL = World leading (in a given season)

References[edit]

General
Specific
  1. ^ Mulkeen, Jon (2009-08-09). Men's Triple Jump - PREVIEW. IAAF. Retrieved on 2009-08-16.
  2. ^ Mulkeen, Jon (2009-08-16). Event Report - Men's Triple Jump - Qualification. IAAF. Retrieved on 2009-08-18.
  3. ^ Mulkeen, Jon (2009-08-18). Event Report - Men's Triple Jump - Final. IAAF. Retrieved on 2009-08-19.