Athletics at the 2004 Summer Olympics – Women's triple jump

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Women's triple jump
at the Games of the XXVIII Olympiad
Venue Olympic Stadium
Date 21–23 August
Competitors 33 from 24 nations
Winning distance 15.30 AF
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Françoise Mbango Etone  Cameroon
2nd, silver medalist(s) Hrysopiyi Devetzi  Greece
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Tatyana Lebedeva  Russia
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The women's triple jump competition at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens was held at the Olympic Stadium on 21–23 August.[1]

Coming into the competition, reigning world champion Tatyana Lebedeva was a favorite, having jumped 15.34m and 15.33m. earlier in July, slightly improving her position as the number two jumper in history which she had held since 2000. World record holder Inessa Kravets from nine years earlier, was no longer a factor, but Yamilé Aldama was also jumping well with an 18.29 just three weeks before the Olympics.

In the qualifying round, Hrysopiyi Devetzi shocked everyone with her 15.32m automatic qualifier on her only attempt. That was a Beamonesque improvement of her personal best and placed her as the number three jumper in history at that point in time, just 2 cm short of Lebedeva. Only 14.45 was required as an automatic qualifier and 14 other women managed that, though none went over 14.90m.

In the first round of the final, Devetzi showed she was serious taking the early lead with 14.96m. In the second round Trecia-Kaye Smith jumped 15.02m but was overshadowed by Françoise Mbango Etone's 15.30 m (50 ft 214 in) African record, a 25 cm improvement over her own record best. In the third round Devetzi improved to 15.14m to move back into second place. In the fourth round Devetzi improved her position again to 15.25m with Aldama moving into third place with her best of the day 14.99m. In the fifth round Lebedeva finally got over 15m with a 15.04m to take third place. She solidified her position with a 15.14m in the final round but Etone also solidified her position with a second 15.30m. After fouling her first attempt, Etone had five successive jumps over 15m including two at 15.30m. It would be the first Olympic gold medal for Cameroon. Etone would go on to defend her medal four year later with Cameroon's second Gold medal. Her winning 15.39m jump in Beijing is the second best jump in history.

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).[2]

Schedule[edit]

All times are Greece Standard Time (UTC+2)

Date Time Round
Saturday, 21 August 2004 20:35 Qualification
Monday, 23 August 2004 18:45 Final

Records[edit]

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

World record  Inessa Kravets (UKR) 15.50 m Gothenburg, Sweden 10 August 1995
Olympic record  Inessa Kravets (UKR) 15.33 m Atlanta, United States 4 August 1996

No new records were set during the competition.

Results[edit]

Qualifying round[edit]

Rule: Qualifying standard 14.45 (Q) or at least 12 best qualified (q).

Rank Group Name Nationality #1 #2 #3 Result Notes
1 A Hrysopiyi Devetzi  Greece 15.32 15.32 Q, NR
2 A Baya Rahouli  Algeria 14.89 14.89 Q, NR
3 B Yamilé Aldama  Sudan 14.80 14.80 Q
4 A Kéné Ndoye  Senegal 14.32 14.79 14.79 Q
5 A Tatyana Lebedeva  Russia 14.71 14.71 Q
6 B Huang Qiuyan  China 14.09 14.29 14.66 14.66 Q, SB
7 B Trecia-Kaye Smith  Jamaica x 14.65 14.65 Q
8 B Anna Pyatykh  Russia x 14.62 14.62 Q
9 B Françoise Mbango Etone  Cameroon 14.61 14.61 Q
10 A Magdelín Martínez  Italy 14.57 14.57 Q
11 A Olena Hovorova  Ukraine 14.56 14.56 Q
11 B Adelina Gavrilă  Romania 14.56 14.56 Q
13 A Olga Vasdeki  Greece x 14.54 14.54 Q, SB
14 A Yusmay Bicet  Cuba 14.21 14.53 14.53 Q
15 A Natallia Safronava  Belarus 14.52 14.52 Q, SB
16 A Mariana Solomon  Romania x 14.29 14.42 14.42 PB
17 B Simona La Mantia  Italy 14.00 14.39 x 14.39
18 B Carlota Castrejana  Spain 14.32 14.37 x 14.37 =SB
19 A Mariya Dimitrova  Bulgaria x x 14.16 14.16
20 A Ineta Radēviča  Latvia 14.12 14.03 14.06 14.12 PB
21 B Viktoriya Gurova  Russia 14.04 x 14.03 14.04
22 A Tiombe Hurd  United States 13.98 13.97 13.93 13.98
23 B Heli Koivula Kruger  Finland x 13.70 13.98 13.98
24 A Olga Bolşova  Moldova 13.90 13.87 13.64 13.90
25 A Tatyana Bocharova  Kazakhstan 13.18 13.41 13.81 13.81
26 A Šárka Kašpárková  Czech Republic x x 13.79 13.79
27 B Anastasiya Juravleva  Uzbekistan 13.64 13.52 13.51 13.64
28 B Yuliana Pérez  United States x 13.62 13.51 13.62
29 B Liliana Zagacka  Poland 13.36 13.59 13.41 13.59
30 B Tetyana Shchurenko  Ukraine x 13.12 13.55 13.55
31 B Julia Dubina  Georgia 13.36 12.61 12.90 13.36
32 A Zhang Hao  China x 13.30 x 13.30
33 B Athanasia Perra  Greece 13.19 x 13.19

Final[edit]

Rank Name Country 1 2 3 4 5 6 Result Notes
1st, gold medalist(s) Françoise Mbango Etone  Cameroon x 15.30 15.02 15.17 15.21 15.30 15.30 AF
2nd, silver medalist(s) Hrysopiyi Devetzi  Greece 14.96 14.59 15.14 15.25 x 14.92 15.25
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Tatyana Lebedeva  Russia x 14.84 14.95 x 15.04 15.14 15.14
4 Trecia-Kaye Smith  Jamaica x 15.02 13.23 x x 14.70 15.02
5 Yamilé Aldama  Sudan x 14.90 14.74 14.99 13.92 14.19 14.99
6 Baya Rahouli  Algeria 14.75 14.86 14.57 14.76 x 14.68 14.86
7 Magdelín Martínez  Italy 14.70 14.85 14.58 14.50 14.51 14.76 14.85
8 Anna Pyatykh  Russia 14.16 14.58 x x x 14.79 14.79
9 Yusmay Bicet  Cuba x x 14.57 14.57
10 Olena Hovorova  Ukraine 14.07 14.35 14.35 14.35
11 Olga Vasdeki  Greece 14.34 14.08 x 14.34
12 Huang Qiuyan  China 13.85 14.33 14.04 14.33
13 Natallia Safronava  Belarus 14.20 x 14.22 14.22
14 Kéné Ndoye  Senegal x 14.09 14.18 14.18
15 Adelina Gavrilă  Romania x x 13.86 13.86

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