Athletics at the 1968 Summer Olympics – Men's triple jump

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Men's triple jump
at the Games of the XIX Olympiad
Venue Estadio Olímpico Universitario
Date October 16–17
Competitors 34 from 24 nations
Winning distance 17.39 WR
Medalists
Gold medal    Soviet Union
Silver medal    Brazil
Bronze medal    Italy
«1964 1972»
Athletics at the
1968 Summer Olympics
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Track events
100 m   men   women
200 m men women
400 m men women
800 m men women
1500 m men
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80 m hurdles women
110 m hurdles men
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3000 m
steeplechase
men
4×100 m relay men women
4×400 m relay men
Road events
Marathon men
20 km walk men
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Field events
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Triple jump men
High jump men women
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Combined events
Pentathlon women
Decathlon men

The Men's triple jump competition at the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City, Mexico took place on October 16–17.

Competition format[edit]

The competition consisted of two rounds, qualification and final. In qualification, each athlete jumped three times. 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).

Records[edit]

Prior to the competition, the existing World and Olympic records were as follows.

World record  Józef Szmidt (POL) 17.03 m Olsztyn, Poland August 5, 1960
Olympic record 16.85 m Tokyo, Japan October 16, 1964

Results[edit]

Qualifying round[edit]

Qual. rule: qualification standard 16.10m (Q) or at least best 12 qualified (q).

Rank Group Name Nationality #1 #2 #3 Result Notes
1 A Gentile, GiuseppeGiuseppe Gentile Italy X 17.10 17.10 WR Q
2 B Dia, MansourMansour Dia Senegal 16.58 16.58 Q
3 B Walker, ArtArt Walker United States 16.49 16.49 Q
4 B Prudêncio, NelsonNelson Prudêncio Brazil 15.79 16.46 16.46 Q
5 A May, PhilPhil May Australia 16.32 16.32 Q
6 B Stoykovski, GeorgiGeorgi Stoykovski Bulgaria 15.26 X 16.24 16.24 Q
7 B Saneyev, ViktorViktor Saneyev Soviet Union 16.22 16.22 Q
8 A Ciochină, ŞerbanŞerban Ciochină Romania 15.93 16.07 16.21 16.21 Q
9 B Areta, Luis FelipeLuis Felipe Areta Spain 15.94 16.20 16.20 Q
10 B Kugler, JoachimJoachim Kugler West Germany 15.79 16.20 16.20 Q
11 A Szmidt, JózefJózef Szmidt Poland X 16.19 16.19 Q
12 B Kalocsai, HenrikHenrik Kalocsai Hungary 15.44 16.16 16.16 Q
13 B Dudkin, NikolayNikolay Dudkin Soviet Union 15.81 16.15 16.15 Q
14 B Jaskólski, JanJan Jaskólski Poland 15.79 16.04 16.04
15 A Sauer, MichaelMichael Sauer West Germany 15.61 16.02 15.84 16.02
16 A Boosey, DerekDerek Boosey Great Britain 15.07 15.99 16.01 16.01
17 A Tate, NormanNorman Tate United States 13.43 15.84 15.83 15.84
18 B Pousi, PerttiPertti Pousi Finland X 15.84 15.74 15.84
19 A Muraki, YukitoYukito Muraki Japan X 15.37 15.83 15.83
20 A Barrett, TimTim Barrett Bahamas X 15.06 15.79 15.79
21 A Smith, DaveDave Smith United States X X 15.75 15.75
22 A Vlasis, EvangelosEvangelos Vlasis Greece 15.47 15.52 15.71 15.71
23 B Alsop, FredFred Alsop Great Britain 12.93 15.71 15.50 15.71
24 B Amoah, JohnsonJohnson Amoah Ghana 15.65 15.28 15.65 15.65
25 B Tuna, AşkınAşkın Tuna Turkey 15.65 X 15.43 15.65
26 B Schenk, Heinz-GünterHeinz-Günter Schenk East Germany X 14.72 15.61 15.61
27 B Ivanov, DragánDragán Ivanov Hungary 15.61 X 14.42 15.61
28 A Igun, SamuelSamuel Igun Nigeria 15.40 13.86 15.46 15.46
29 A Zolotarev, AleksandrAleksandr Zolotarev Soviet Union 15.41 14.72 X 15.41
30 B Burgher, LennoxLennox Burgher Jamaica 15.20 15.29 15.14 15.29
31 A Chen Ming-Chi Republic of China 15.29 15.04 14.76 15.29
32 A Neumann, KlausKlaus Neumann East Germany 15.16 X 15.16
33 B Serrate, HéctorHéctor Serrate Puerto Rico 15.09 15.05 14.89 15.09
34 A Cziffra, ZoltánZoltán Cziffra Hungary 15.04 X 15.04

Final[edit]

Rank Name Nationality #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 Result Notes
1 Saneyev, ViktorViktor Saneyev Soviet Union 16.49 16.84 17.23 17.02 16.81 17.39 17.39 WR
2 Prudêncio, NelsonNelson Prudêncio Brazil 16.33 17.05 16.75 X 17.27 17.15 17.27
3 Gentile, GiuseppeGiuseppe Gentile Italy 17.22 X X X 16.54 X 17.22
4 Walker, ArtArt Walker United States 15.43 16.45 16.77 16.48 X 17.12 17.12
5 Dudkin, NikolayNikolay Dudkin Soviet Union 16.15 16.70 16.37 16.73 17.09 16.53 17.09
6 May, PhilPhil May Australia 15.48 16.58 16.51 17.02 X 17.02
7 Szmidt, JózefJózef Szmidt Poland 16.06 16.77 X 16.66 X 16.89 16.89
8 Dia, MansourMansour Dia Senegal 16.71 16.48 15.44 16.73 16.64 15.83 16.73
9 Stoykovski, GeorgiGeorgi Stoykovski Bulgaria 16.28 16.46 16.19 N/A 16.46
10 Kalocsai, HenrikHenrik Kalocsai Hungary 16.45 16.39 16.20 N/A 16.45
11 Kugler, JoachimJoachim Kugler West Germany 12.87 X 15.90 N/A 15.90
12 Areta, Luis FelipeLuis Felipe Areta Spain 15.72 15.75 14.80 N/A 15.75
13 Ciochină, ŞerbanŞerban Ciochină Romania X X 15.62 N/A 15.62

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