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

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Men's long jump
at the Games of the XXIX Olympiad
Venue Beijing Olympic Stadium
Date 16 August 2008 (qualification)
18 August 2008 (final)
Competitors 41 from 33 nations
Winning distance 8.34
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Irving Saladino  Panama
2nd, silver medalist(s) Khotso Mokoena  South Africa
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Ibrahim Camejo  Cuba
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The men's long jump at the 2008 Olympic Games took place on 16 and 18 August at the Beijing Olympic Stadium.[1]

The qualifying standards were 8.20 m (26.9 ft) (A standard) and 8.05 m (26.41 ft) (B standard).[2]

This event marked the first time that an American did not compete in the final phase in a non-boycotted Olympic competition. On the other hand, Panama achieved its first gold medal in its Olympic history.

Records[edit]

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

World record United States Mike Powell (United States) 8.95 m Tokyo, Japan 30 August 1991
Olympic record  Bob Beamon (USA) 8.90 m Mexico City, Mexico 18 October 1968

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

Results[edit]

Qualifying round[edit]

Qualifying Performance 8.15 (Q) or at least 12 best performers (q) advance to the Final.

Rank Group Name Nationality 1 2 3 Mark Remarks
1 A Louis Tsatoumas  Greece 8.27
(+0.1)
8.27 Q
2 A Ibrahim Camejo  Cuba 8.23
(+0.5)
8.23 Q
3 A Greg Rutherford  Great Britain 8.16
(-0.1)
8.16 Q
4 A Khotso Mokoena  South Africa 8.03
(-0.1)
x 8.14
(-0.1)
8.14 q
5 B Ngonidzashe Makusha  Zimbabwe 8.14
(0.0)
7.94
(0.0)
- 8.14 q
6 B Wilfredo Martínez  Cuba 7.92
(+0.4)
7.80
(+0.4)
8.07
(+0.1)
8.07 DSQ[3]
7 B Ndiss Kaba Badji  Senegal 7.65
(-0.1)
7.79
(-0.1)
8.07
(-0.5)
8.07 q, SB
8 A Hussein Taher Al-Sabee  Saudi Arabia 5.47
(+0.3)
8.04
( -0.4)
x 8.04 q
9 B Irving Saladino  Panama x x 8.01
(+0.2)
8.01 q
10 A Luis Felipe Méliz  Spain x 7.77
(-0.1)
7.95
(+0.1)
7.95 q
11 A Gable Garenamotse  Botswana 7.58
(+0.3)
x 7.95
(+0.4)
7.95 q
12 B Roman Novotný  Czech Republic 7.75
(+0.3)
7.81
(-0.1)
7.94
(-0.2)
7.94 q
13 A Stephan Louw  Namibia 7.73
(+0.1)
x 7.93
(+0.6)
7.93
14 B Mohamed Salman Al-Khuwalidi  Saudi Arabia x x 7.93
(+0.4)
7.93
15 B Tyrone Smith  Bermuda 6.95
(+0.1)
7.63
(-0.6)
7.91
(-0.1)
7.91
16 B Fabrice Lapierre  Australia 7.90
(+0.1)
x x 7.90
17 A Yahya Berrabah  Morocco 7.88
(+0.1)
x x 7.88
17 A Tommi Evilä  Finland x x 7.88
(+0.2)
7.88
19 B Trevell Quinley  United States x x 7.87
(-0.2)
7.87
20 B Andrew Howe  Italy 7.73
(+0.1)
7.81
( -0.2)
x 7.81
21 A Salim Sdiri  France x x 7.81
(+0.3)
7.81
22 B Brian Johnson  United States x 7.79
(-0.1)
x 7.79
23 A Sebastien Bayer  Germany x 7.43
(+0.1)
7.77
(0.0)
7.77
24 A Hugo Chila  Ecuador 7.77
(+0.2)
x x 7.77
24 B Andriy Makarchev  Ukraine 7.77
(+0.3)
x x 7.77
26 A Mauro da Silva  Brazil x 7.75
(-0.1)
x 7.75
27 B Chris Tomlinson  Great Britain 7.52
(+0.4)
7.62
(0.0)
7.70
(+0.2)
7.70
28 A Li Runrun  China 7.70
(+0.2)
x 7.56
(+0.1)
7.70 SB
29 B Tarik Bouguetaib  Morocco 7.69
(-0.1)
x x 7.69
30 B Herbert McGregor  Jamaica 7.64
(0.0)
7.46
(+0.3)
7.36
(0.0)
7.64
31 A Morten Jensen  Denmark x 7.58
(+0.3)
7.63
(-0.1)
7.63
32 B Louis Tristán  Peru 7.58
(+0.1)
7.62
(+0.3)
x 7.62
33 A Marcin Starzak  Poland x x 7.62
(-0.2)
7.62
34 A Henry Dagmil  Philippines 7.58
(0.0)
x x 7.58
35 A Nikolai Atanasov  Bulgaria x x 7.54
(-0.5)
7.54
36 B Julien Fivaz  Switzerland 7.53
(0.0)
x x 7.53
37 A Vladimir Malyavin  Russia 7.32
(-0.2)
7.35
(-0.1)
x 7.35
38 B Miguel Pate  United States x 7.34
(+0.4)
x 7.34
B Zhou Can  China - - - NM
B Arnaud Casquette  Mauritius DNS
A Issam Nima  Algeria DNS

Final[edit]

Rank Athlete Nationality 1 2 3 4 5 6 Result Notes[4]
1st, gold medalist(s) Irving Saladino  Panama x
(+0.1)
8.17
(-0.1)
8.21
(+0.1)
8.34
(-0.3)
x
(-0.2)
x
(-0.5)
8.34
(-0.3)
2nd, silver medalist(s) Khotso Mokoena  South Africa 7.86
(+0.1)
x
(0.0)
8.02
(+0.2)
8.24
(0.0)
x
(-0.2)
x
(-0.4)
8.24
(0.0)
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Ibrahim Camejo  Cuba 7.94 8.09 8.08 7.88 7.93 8.20 8.20
4 Ngonidzashe Makusha  Zimbabwe 8.19 8.06 8.05 8.10 8.05 6.48 8.19
5 Wilfredo Martínez  Cuba 7.60 7.90 x 8.04 x 8.19 8.19 DSQ
6 Ndiss Kaba Badji  Senegal 8.03 x 8.02 8.16 8.03 7.92 8.16 SB
7 Luis Felipe Méliz  Spain x 8.02 x x 7.98 8.07 8.07
8 Roman Novotný  Czech Republic 7.87 7.75 8.00 x 7.82 7.94 8.00
9 Gable Garenamotse  Botswana x 7.85 - 7.85
10 Greg Rutherford  Great Britain x 5.20 7.84 7.84
11 Hussein Taher Al-Sabee  Saudi Arabia 7.80 x x 7.80
Louis Tsatoumas  Greece x x x NM

DNS — Did Not Start NM — No Mark

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. 
  3. ^ http://sports.inquirer.net/227375/9-athletes-including-6-medalists-caught-for-beijing-doping
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2008-08-20. Retrieved 2008-08-19.