Athletics at the 1988 Summer Olympics – Men's triple jump

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Men's triple jump
at the Games of the XXIV Olympiad
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Venue Olympic Stadium
Date 23 September 1988 (qualifications)
24 September 1988 (final)
Competitors 45 from 33 nations
Winning distance 17.61 OR
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Khristo Markov
2nd, silver medalist(s) Igor Lapshin
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Aleksandr Kovalenko
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The Men's triple jump event at the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul, South Korea had an entrylist of 45 competitors, with two qualifying groups (45 jumpers) before the final (12) took place on Saturday September 24, 1988.

Medalists[edit]

Gold Khristo Markov
 Bulgaria
Silver Igor Lapshin
 Soviet Union
Bronze Aleksandr Kovalenko
 Soviet Union

Abbreviations[edit]

  • All results shown are in metres
Q automatic qualification
q qualification by rank
DNS did not start
NM no mark
OR olympic record
WR world record
AR area record
NR national record
PB personal best
SB season best

Records[edit]

Standing records prior to the 1988 Summer Olympics
World Record  Willie Banks (USA) 17.97 m June 16, 1985 United States Indianapolis, United States
Olympic Record  Viktor Saneyev (URS) 17.39 m October 17, 1968 Mexico Mexico City, Mexico
Broken records during the 1988 Summer Olympics
Olympic Record  Khristo Markov (BUL) 17.61 m September 24, 1988 South Korea Seoul, South Korea

Qualification Round[edit]

RANK GROUP A DISTANCE
1.  Aleksandr Kovalenko (URS) 17.24 m
2.  Jacek Pastusinski (POL) 16.66 m
3.  Ivan Slanar (TCH) 16.59 m
4.  Willie Banks (USA) 16.57 m
5.  Joseph Taiwo (NGR) 16.42 m
6.  Norifumi Yamashita (JPN) 16.29 m
7.  Vernon Samuels (GBR) 16.28 m
8.  George Wright (CAN) 16.09 m
9.  Jonathan Edwards (GBR) 15.88 m
10.  José Quiñaliza (ECU) 15.86 m
11.  Frank Rutherford (BAH) 15.84 m
12.  Nai Hui-Fang (TPE) 15.74 m
13.  Marsouq Alyouhah (KUW) 15.72 m
14.  Robert Cannon (USA) 15.69 m
15.  Lotfi Khaïda (ALG) 15.68 m
16.  José Leitão (POR) 15.60 m
17.  Ernesto Torres (PUR) 15.59 m
18.  Abcelvio Rodrigues (BRA) 15.13 m
19.  Lennox Adams (VIN) 14.73 m
20.  Paulo Noronha (MOZ) 14.71 m
21.  Devon Hyde (BIZ) 14.09 m
 Béla Bakosi (HUN) DNS


RANK GROUP B DISTANCE
1.  Igor Lapshin (URS) 17.37 m
2.  Oleg Protsenko (URS) 17.00 m
3.  Khristo Markov (BUL) 16.91 m
4.  Norbert Elliott (BAH) 16.43 m
5.  Charles Simpkins (USA) 16.35 m
6.  Didier Falise (BEL) 16.35 m
7.  Chen Yanping (CHN) 16.25 m
8.  Andrzej Grabarczyk (POL) 16.24 m
9.  John Herbert (GBR) 16.18 m
10.  Francis Dodoo (GHA) 16.17 m
11.  Edrick Floreal (CAN) 16.11 m
12.  Patterson Johnson (BAH) 16.03 m
13.  Marios Hadjiandreou (CYP) 15.95 m
14.  Jorge Silva (BRA) 15.95 m
15.  Park Young-Jun (KOR) 15.86 m
16.  Ricardo Valiente (PER) 15.59 m
17.  Brian Wellman (BER) 15.47 m
18.  Fathi Aboud (LBA) 15.13 m
19.  Haider Ali Shah (PAK) 14.88 m
20.  Toyi Simklina (TOG) 13.92 m
 Antonio Santos (ANG) DNF
 Milan Mikulas (TCH) DNF
 James Browne (ANT) DNF

Final[edit]

Rank Athlete Attempts Result Note
1 2 3 4 5 6
1st, gold medalist(s)  Khristo Markov (BUL) 17.61 X 15.71 17.54 X 17.10 17.61 m OR
2nd, silver medalist(s)  Igor Lapshin (URS) 16.75 17.09 X X X 17.52 17.52 m
3rd, bronze medalist(s)  Aleksandr Kovalenko (URS) 17.42 17.40 X X X 17.42 m
4  Oleg Protsenko (URS) 17.38 X X 17.31 X 16.61 17.38 m
5  Charles Simpkins (USA) 16.62 X X X 17.29 17.29 m
6  Willie Banks (USA) X 17.03 16.90 16.86 X 17.03 m
7  Ivan Slanař (TCH) 16.58 16.75 16.59 X X 16.24 16.75 m
8  Jacek Pastusiński (POL) 16.72 X X X 16.50 16.56 16.72 m
9  Joseph Taiwo (NGR) X 16.46 16.27 16.46 m
10  Norbert Elliott (BAH) 16.19 X 16.08 16.19 m
11  Didier Falise (BEL) 16.06 X 16.17 16.17 m
12  Norifumi Yamashita (JPN) 15.62 X X 15.62 m

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