Athletics at the 1964 Summer Olympics – Men's long jump

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Men's long jump
at the Games of the XVIII Olympiad
Ralph Boston, Lynn Davies, Igor Ter-Ovanesyan 1964.jpg
Ralph Boston, Lynn Davies and Igor Ter-Ovanesyan
VenueOlympic Stadium
Dates18 October
Competitors37 from 23 nations
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Lynn Davies  Great Britain
2nd, silver medalist(s) Ralph Boston  United States
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Igor Ter-Ovanesyan  Soviet Union
← 1960
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The men's long jump was one of four men's jumping events on the Athletics at the 1964 Summer Olympics program in Tokyo. It was held on 18 October 1964. 37 athletes from 23 nations entered, with 5 not starting in the qualification round.[1]

The finals were conducted in a rainstorm on a dirt track, with the temperature reported at 13.5 °C (56.3 °F). In the preliminary rounds of the final, the three medalists had separated themselves from the others, but leading qualifier, defending champion, Olympic record-holder and recent new world record holder Ralph Boston was ahead of the previous world record holder Igor Ter-Ovanesyan, Lynn Davies was 19 cm behind. In the fourth round, under improving conditions, all three leaders improved. Davies was only 2 cm behind Ter-Ovanesyan. In the fifth round Davies jumped 8.07 m (26 ft 5 12 in) to take the lead, and Ter-Ovanesyan passed Boston with a 7.99 m (26 ft 2 12 in). Boston fouled and was now 11 cm behind. Boston improved on his final jump, equalling his qualifying mark of 8.03 m (26 ft 4 in) to take the silver.

Results[edit]

Qualification[edit]

The qualification standard was 7.60 metres with a minimum of 12 jumpers advancing. Each jumper had three opportunities. Since only 5 jumpers met the standard, the next 7 longest jumpers also advanced.

Place Athlete Nation Best mark Jump 1 Jump 2 Jump 3
1 Ralph Boston  United States 8.03 metres 8.03
2 Lynn Davies  Great Britain 7.78 metres 7.39 X 7.78
3 Igor Ter-Ovanesyan  Soviet Union 7.78 metres 7.78
4 Gayle Hopkins  United States 7.67 metres 7.67
5 Wariboko West  Nigeria 7.62 metres 7.62
6 Wolfgang Klein  United Team of Germany 7.59 metres 7.59 X 7.54
7 John Morbey  Great Britain 7.56 metres X X 7.56
8 Michael Ahey  Ghana 7.53 metres 7.21 7.26 7.53
9 Jean Cochard  France 7.52 metres 6.96 X 7.52
10 Luis Felipe Areta  Spain 7.46 metres 7.31 7.46 7.34
11 Andrzej Stalmach  Poland 7.46 metres 7.27 7.46 X
12 Yamada Hiroomi  Japan 7.46 metres X 7.46 X
13 Pentti Eskola  Finland 7.43 metres 7.43 7.35 X
14 Antanas Vaupšas  Soviet Union 7.43 metres X X 7.43
15 Leonid Barkovskiy  Soviet Union 7.39 metres 7.30 7.39 X
16 Sunday Akpata  Nigeria 7.34 metres X X 7.34
17 Raycho Tsonev  Bulgaria 7.33 metres X 7.33 7.29
18 Hans-Helmut Trense  United Team of Germany 7.30 metres 7.09 7.20 7.30
19 Wellesley Clayton  Jamaica 7.28 metres 6.75 X 7.28
20 Koru Kawazu  Japan 7.28 metres 7.28 X X
21 Klaus Beer  United Team of Germany 7.27 metres X 7.25 7.27
22 Fred Alsop  Great Britain 7.26 metres 7.26 X X
Phillip Shinnick  United States 7.26 metres 7.26 X X
24 Alain Levèvre  France 7.24 metres 6.77 X 7.24
25 Dimos Manglaras  Greece 7.21 metres 7.06 7.11 7.21
26 Satoshi Takayanagi  Japan 7.15 metres 7.15 X X
27 Ian Tomlinson  Australia 7.07 metres 7.07 X X
28 Henrik Kalocsai  Hungary 6.99 metres 6.94 6.99 X
29 S. Bondada Venkata  India 6.76 metres X 6.76 X
30 Samuel Cruz  Puerto Rico 6.74 metres X 6.74 6.72
31 Chu Ming  Hong Kong 6.41 metres 6.41 X 4.91
32 Iftikhar Shah  Pakistan No mark X X X
Joseph Adjei  Ghana Did not start
Constantin Badea  Romania Did not start
William Kamanyi  Uganda Did not start
George Ogan  Nigeria Did not start
Samir Ambrose Vincent  Iraq Did not start

Final[edit]

For the final, the qualification marks were ignored and each jumper received three jumps. The six jumpers with the best marks in the final were awarded three more attempts, and their best mark from all six of the final jumps was considered.

Place Athlete Nation Best mark Jump 1 Jump 2 Jump 3 Jump 4 Jump 5 Jump 6
1 Lynn Davies  Great Britain 8.07 metres 7.45 X 7.59 7.78 8.07 7.74
2 Ralph Boston  United States 8.03 metres 7.76 7.85 7.62 7.88 X 8.03
3 Igor Ter-Ovanesyan  Soviet Union 7.99 metres 7.78 X 7.64 7.80 7.99 7.81
4 Wariboko West  Nigeria 7.60 metres 7.56 7.51 7.50 7.40 7.60 X
5 Jean Cochard  France 7.44 metres X X 7.44 7.43 7.26 7.10
6 Luis Felipe Areta  Spain 7.34 metres 7.20 7.31 7.34 5.16 X 6.99
7 Michael Ahey  Ghana 7.30 metres 6.99 7.00 7.30
8 Andrzej Stalmach  Poland 7.26 metres 7.26 7.10 X
9 Yamada Hiroomi  Japan 7.16 metres 6.94 X 7.16
10 Wolfgang Klein  United Team of Germany 7.15 metres 7.06 7.13 7.15
11 John Morbey  Great Britain 7.09 metres 7.09 6.91 6.77
12 Gayle Hopkins  United States No mark X X X

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Athletics at the 1964 Tokyo Summer Games: Men's Long Jump". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 16 December 2017.