Athletics at the 2012 Summer Olympics – Women's long jump

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Women's long jump
at the Games of the XXX Olympiad
Venue Olympic Stadium
Date 7–8 August
Competitors 32 from 24 nations
Winning distance 7.12 m
Medalists
Gold medal    United States
Silver medal    Russia
Bronze medal    United States
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The women's long jump competition at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, United Kingdom, was held at the Olympic Stadium on 7–8 August.[1]

Only three barely made the auto qualifying mark. Brittney Reese struggled with fouls and finally made a mark on her final attempt. Karin Melis Mey originally qualified for the final, but was pulled after a positive drug test.[2]

In the final Ineta Radēviča took the first round lead with a 6.88, while Yelena Sokolova settled into second place. Brittney Reese, who has won every major championship since 2009, fouled her first attempt. In the second round, Reese hit to board cleanly, jumping 7.12. Three jumps later, Sokolova came close with a 7.07. Reese continued to struggle with three more foul jumps, her only other legal jump would have placed her eighth. Her one jump continued her string of championships. Sokolova had another attempt sufficient to get the silver, but could not challenge Reese for gold. Janay DeLoach spent the competition in fifth place until her fifth jump, when she bettered Radevica by a centimeter. Radevica had two more attempts, but couldn't improve, giving DeLoach the bronze.[3]

Competition format[edit]

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).[4]

Schedule[edit]

All times are British Summer Time (UTC+1)

Date Time Round
Tuesday, 7 August 2012 19:05 Qualifications
Wednesday, 8 August 2012 20:05 Finals

Records[edit]

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
2012 World leading  Brittney Reese (USA) 7.15 m Eugene, USA 1 July 2012

Results[edit]

Qualifying round[edit]

Qual. rule: qualification standard 6.70m (Q) or at least best 12 qualified (q).

Rank Group Name Nationality #1 #2 #3 Result Notes
1 A Shara Proctor Great Britain 6.83 - - 6.83 Q
2 B Janay DeLoach United States 6.81 - - 6.81 Q
3 A Karin Mey Melis Turkey 6.80 - - 6.80 Q
4 A Yelena Sokolova Russia 6.63 6.71 - 6.71 Q
5 B Ineta Radēviča Latvia 6.58 6.59 6.68 6.68 q
6 A Nastassia Mironchyk-Ivanova Belarus 6.55 6.62 6.66 6.66 q
7 B Anna Nazarova Russia x 6.62 x 6.62 q
8 A Lyudmila Kolchanova Russia 6.57 x 6.54 6.57 q
9 A Brittney Reese United States x x 6.57 6.57 q
10 B Éloyse Lesueur France 6.48 x 6.38 6.48 q
11 A Ivana Španović Serbia x 6.21 6.41 6.41 q
12 B Veronika Shutkova Belarus 6.01 6.21 6.40 6.40 q
13 B Arantxa King Bermuda 6.40 x 6.20 6.40
14 A Volha Sudarava Belarus 6.38 6.35 6.13 6.38
15 B Maurren Higa Maggi Brazil 6.37 x 6.27 6.37
16 B Chelsea Hayes United States 6.11 6.37 6.05 6.37
17 A Blessing Okagbare Nigeria 6.32 6.20 6.34 6.34
18 A Bianca Stuart Bahamas 5.30 6.31 6.32 6.32
19 B Concepción Montaner Spain 6.30 6.13 x 6.30
20 B Viktoriya Rybalko Ukraine x 6.21 6.29 6.29
21 B Sostene Moguenara Germany 6.23 x x 6.23
22 A Marestella Torres Philippines 5.98 6.21 6.22 6.22
23 A Ola Sesay Sierra Leone 6.22 5.77 5.91 6.22
24 B Viorica Țigău Romania 6.21 x x 6.21
25 B Irene Pusterla Switzerland 6.20 6.14 4.88 6.20
26 A Marharyta Tverdohlib Ukraine x 6.19 6.19 6.19
27 B Jana Velďáková Slovakia 6.02 6.18 x 6.18
28 A Lauma Grīva Latvia 6.10 5.96 6.08 6.10
N/A A Maiko Gogoladze Georgia x x x NM
N/A A Yuliya Tarasova Uzbekistan x x x NM
N/A B Caterine Ibargüen Colombia DNS
N/A B Margrethe Renstrøm Norway DNS

Final[edit]

Rank Athlete Nationality 1 2 3 4 5 6 Result Notes
1st Brittney Reese United States x 7.12 x x 6.69 x 7.12
2nd Yelena Sokolova Russia 6.80 7.07 6.84 6.93 6.78 6.79 7.07 PB
3rd Janay DeLoach United States 6.77 x 6.71 6.74 6.89 x 6.89
4 Ineta Radēviča Latvia 6.88 6.77 6.74 x x 6.79 6.88 SB
5 Anna Nazarova Russia x 6.77 x 6.56 6.45 6.62 6.77
6 Lyudmila Kolchanova Russia x x 6.76 6.44 x 5.97 6.76
7 Nastassia Mironchyk-Ivanova Belarus 6.61 6.62 6.54 6.72 x 4.55 6.72
8 Éloyse Lesueur France 6.57 x x x 6.67 x 6.67
9 Shara Proctor Great Britain 6.55 x 6.37 6.55
10 Veronika Shutkova Belarus 6.37 6.54 6.53 6.54
11 Ivana Španović Serbia 4.29 6.33 6.35 6.35
N/A Karin Mey Melis Turkey DNS
  • Karin Mey Melis was forced to withdraw after testing positive for testosterone.

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