Athletics at the 2008 Summer Olympics – Men's triple jump

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Men's triple jump
at the Games of the XXIX Olympiad
Venue Beijing Olympic Stadium
Date 18 August 2008 (qualification)
21 August 2008 (final)
Competitors 39 from 27 nations
Winning distance 17.67
Medalists
Gold medal    Portugal
Silver medal    Great Britain
Bronze medal    Bahamas
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Athletics at the
2008 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 women
5000 m men women
10,000 m men women
100 m hurdles women
110 m hurdles men
400 m hurdles men women
3000 m
steeplechase
men women
4 × 100 m relay men women
4 × 400 m relay men women
Road events
Marathon men women
20 km walk men women
50 km walk men
Field events
Long jump men women
Triple jump men women
High jump men women
Pole vault men women
Shot put men women
Discus throw men women
Javelin throw men women
Hammer throw men women
Combined events
Heptathlon women
Decathlon men

The men's triple jump at the 2008 Olympic Games took place on 18–21 August at the Beijing Olympic Stadium.[1]

The qualifying standards were 17.10 m (56.1 ft) (A standard) and 16.80 m (55.12 ft) (B standard).[2]

Records[edit]

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

World record United Kingdom Jonathan Edwards (GBR) 18.29 m Gothenburg, Sweden 7 August 1995
Olympic record  Kenny Harrison (USA) 18.09 m Atlanta, USA 27 August 1996

No new world or Olympic records were set for this event.

Results[edit]

Qualifying round[edit]

Qualifying Performance 17.10 (Q) or at least 12 best performers (q) advance to the Final.

Rank Group Name Nationality 1 2 3 Mark Notes
1 A Phillips Idowu Great Britain 17.44
(+1.0)
17.44 Q
2 A Nelson Évora Portugal x 17.34
(+1.1)
17.34 Q, SB
3 B Li Yanxi China 16.93
(+0.6)
16.83
(-0.5)
17.30
(+0.6)
17.30 Q, PB
4 A Arnie David Giralt Cuba 17.30
(+0.9)
17.30 Q
5 B Leevan Sands Bahamas 17.25
(+0.5)
17.25 Q
6 A Igor Spasovkhodskiy Russia 16.79
(+1.8)
16.85
(+1.2)
17.23
(+0.4)
17.23 Q
7 B Onochie Achike Great Britain x 17.18
(+1.1)
17.18 Q
8 A Marian Oprea Romania x 16.99
(-0.1)
17.17
(-0.7)
17.17 Q
9 A Jadel Gregório Brazil 17.15
(+0.4)
17.15 Q
10 B Héctor Dairo Fuentes Cuba 16.73
(+0.3)
16.42
(+0.8)
17.14
(+1.1)
17.14 Q
11 B Momchil Karailiev Bulgaria 17.06
(+0.4)
17.12
(+0.6)
17.12 Q
12 A Viktor Kuznyetsov Ukraine 16.70
(+0.8)
17.11
(+0.1)
17.11 Q
13 A Alexis Copello Cuba 17.09
(+0.6)
16.92
(+0.1)
x 17.09
14 A Dmitrij Valukevic Slovakia x 16.86
(+0.4)
17.08
(+0.5)
17.08
15 B Randy Lewis Grenada x 17.06
(+0.6)
x 17.06
16 B Mykola Savolaynen Ukraine 17.00
(+0.9)
16.55
(+0.5)
16.29
(+0.5)
17.00 SB
17 B Aleksandr Petrenko Russia 16.84
(+0.6)
16.97
(+1.1)
16.74
(+0.9)
16.97
18 A Kim Deok-Hyeon South Korea 16.68
(+0.4)
14.68
(+1.0)
16.88
(+0.4)
16.88
19 A Rafeeq Curry United States x 16.23
(+1.7)
16.88
(+0.4)
16.88
20 B Nathan Douglas Great Britain 16.45
(+0.8)
16.68
(+1.2)
16.72
(+0.1)
16.72
21 A Fabrizio Donato Italy 16.10
(+0.4)
x 16.70
(+0.1)
16.70
22 B Danil Burkenya Russia 16.44
(+0.5)
16.69
(+1.0)
15.65
(+0.5)
16.69
23 B Dimitrios Tsiamis Greece 16.37
(+0.6)
16.65
(+1.0)
16.48
(+0.5)
16.65
24 B Vladimir Letnicov Moldova 16.62
(+0.5)
x x 16.62
25 A Kenta Bell United States 16.55
(+0.9)
x 16.17
(0.0)
16.55
26 B Viktor Yastrebov Ukraine x x 16.52
(+0.4)
16.52
27 A Dzmitry Platnitski Belarus 16.51
(+0.1)
x x 16.51
28 A Jefferson Sabino Brazil 16.12
(+0.6)
16.45
(+1.0)
x 16.45
29 B Colomba Fofana France 16.42
(+1.2)
15.47
(+0.6)
x 16.42
30 A Roman Valiyev Kazakhstan x 16.20
(+0.6)
15.93
(+0.3)
16.20
31 A Ibrahim Mohamdein Aboubaker Qatar 16.03
(+0.4)
16.02
(+1.4)
15.90
(+0.1)
16.03
32 B Hugo Mamba-Schlick Cameroon 16.01
(+0.3)
14.98
(+0.6)
x 16.01
33 B Aarik Wilson United States x 15.51
(+0.8)
15.97
(+0.9)
15.97
34 B Gu Junjie China 15.94
(+1.0)
15.87
(+0.8)
x 15.94
35 B Renjith Maheshwary India 15.77
(+0.5)
x 15.51
(0.5)
15.77
36 A Zhong Minwei China 15.59
(+0.4)
x 14.91
(0.8)
15.59
37 A Redzep Selman Macedonia 14.98
(+0.5)
15.29
(+1.6)
15.28
(+0.2)
15.29
B Ndiss Kaba Badji Senegal x x - NM
B Tarik Bouguetaïb Morocco x x x NM

Final[edit]

Rank Name Nationality 1 2 3 4 5 6 Result Notes
1st Nelson Évora Portugal 17.31 17.56 x 17.67 17.24 16.52 17.67 SB
2nd Phillips Idowu Great Britain 17.51 17.31 17.62 x 17.26 16.41 17.62 SB
3rd Leevan Sands Bahamas 16.91 16.55 17.59 17.26 17.32 x 17.59 NR
4 Arnie David Giralt Cuba 17.27 17.52 17.24 17.48 x 17.08 17.52 PB
5 Marian Oprea Romania 17.22 x x x x 16.69 17.22
6 Jadel Gregório Brazil 17.14 16.55 13.79 16.83 16.78 17.20 17.20
7 Onochie Achike Great Britain 16.74 x 17.17 x 17.04 x 17.17
8 Viktor Kuznyetsov Ukraine 16.71 16.87 x 16.81 16.48 x 16.87
9 Igor Spasovkhodskiy Russia 16.79 16.37 15.63 16.79
10 Yanxi Li China 15.93 16.35 16.77 16.77
11 Momchil Karailiev Bulgaria 16.48 16.39 16.38 16.48
12 Héctor Dairo Fuentes Cuba 15.92 x 16.28 16.28

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Olympic Athletics Competition Schedule". IAAF. Archived from the original on 13 September 2008. Retrieved 2008-08-04. 
  2. ^ "Entry Standards - The XXIX Olympic Games - Beijing, China - 8/24 August 2008". IAAF. Archived from the original on 13 September 2008. Retrieved 2008-08-04.