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

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Men's triple jump
at the Games of the XXIX Olympiad
Venue Beijing Olympic Stadium
Date 18 August 2008 (qualification)
21 August 2008 (final)
Competitors 39 from 27 nations
Winning distance 17.67
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Nelson Évora  Portugal
2nd, silver medalist(s) Phillips Idowu  Great Britain
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Leevan Sands  Bahamas
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The men's triple jump at the 2008 Olympic Games took place on 18–21 August at the Beijing Olympic Stadium.[1]

The qualifying standards were 17.10 m (56.1 ft) (A standard) and 16.80 m (55.12 ft) (B standard).[2]

Records[edit]

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

World record United Kingdom Jonathan Edwards (GBR) 18.29 m Gothenburg, Sweden 7 August 1995
Olympic record  Kenny Harrison (USA) 18.09 m Atlanta, United States 27 August 1996

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

Results[edit]

Qualifying round[edit]

Qualifying Performance 17.10 (Q) or at least 12 best performers (q) advance to the Final.

Rank Group Name Nationality 1 2 3 Mark Notes
1 A Phillips Idowu  Great Britain 17.44
(+1.0)
17.44 Q
2 A Nelson Évora  Portugal x 17.34
(+1.1)
17.34 Q, SB
3 B Li Yanxi  China 16.93
(+0.6)
16.83
(-0.5)
17.30
(+0.6)
17.30 Q, PB
4 A Arnie David Giralt  Cuba 17.30
(+0.9)
17.30 Q
5 B Leevan Sands  Bahamas 17.25
(+0.5)
17.25 Q
6 A Igor Spasovkhodskiy  Russia 16.79
(+1.8)
16.85
(+1.2)
17.23
(+0.4)
17.23 Q
7 B Onochie Achike  Great Britain x 17.18
(+1.1)
17.18 Q
8 A Marian Oprea  Romania x 16.99
(-0.1)
17.17
(-0.7)
17.17 Q
9 A Jadel Gregório  Brazil 17.15
(+0.4)
17.15 Q
10 B Héctor Dairo Fuentes  Cuba 16.73
(+0.3)
16.42
(+0.8)
17.14
(+1.1)
17.14 Q
11 B Momchil Karailiev  Bulgaria 17.06
(+0.4)
17.12
(+0.6)
17.12 Q
12 A Viktor Kuznyetsov  Ukraine 16.70
(+0.8)
17.11
(+0.1)
17.11 Q
13 A Alexis Copello  Cuba 17.09
(+0.6)
16.92
(+0.1)
x 17.09
14 A Dmitrij Valukevic  Slovakia x 16.86
(+0.4)
17.08
(+0.5)
17.08
15 B Randy Lewis  Grenada x 17.06
(+0.6)
x 17.06
16 B Mykola Savolaynen  Ukraine 17.00
(+0.9)
16.55
(+0.5)
16.29
(+0.5)
17.00 SB
17 B Aleksandr Petrenko  Russia 16.84
(+0.6)
16.97
(+1.1)
16.74
(+0.9)
16.97
18 A Kim Deok-Hyeon  South Korea 16.68
(+0.4)
14.68
(+1.0)
16.88
(+0.4)
16.88
19 A Rafeeq Curry  United States x 16.23
(+1.7)
16.88
(+0.4)
16.88
20 B Nathan Douglas  Great Britain 16.45
(+0.8)
16.68
(+1.2)
16.72
(+0.1)
16.72
21 A Fabrizio Donato  Italy 16.10
(+0.4)
x 16.70
(+0.1)
16.70
22 B Danil Burkenya  Russia 16.44
(+0.5)
16.69
(+1.0)
15.65
(+0.5)
16.69
23 B Dimitrios Tsiamis  Greece 16.37
(+0.6)
16.65
(+1.0)
16.48
(+0.5)
16.65
24 B Vladimir Letnicov  Moldova 16.62
(+0.5)
x x 16.62
25 A Kenta Bell  United States 16.55
(+0.9)
x 16.17
(0.0)
16.55
26 B Viktor Yastrebov  Ukraine x x 16.52
(+0.4)
16.52
27 A Dzmitry Platnitski  Belarus 16.51
(+0.1)
x x 16.51
28 A Jefferson Sabino  Brazil 16.12
(+0.6)
16.45
(+1.0)
x 16.45
29 B Colomba Fofana  France 16.42
(+1.2)
15.47
(+0.6)
x 16.42
30 A Roman Valiyev  Kazakhstan x 16.20
(+0.6)
15.93
(+0.3)
16.20
31 A Ibrahim Mohamdein Aboubaker  Qatar 16.03
(+0.4)
16.02
(+1.4)
15.90
(+0.1)
16.03
32 B Hugo Mamba-Schlick  Cameroon 16.01
(+0.3)
14.98
(+0.6)
x 16.01
33 B Aarik Wilson  United States x 15.51
(+0.8)
15.97
(+0.9)
15.97
34 B Gu Junjie  China 15.94
(+1.0)
15.87
(+0.8)
x 15.94
35 B Renjith Maheshwary  India 15.77
(+0.5)
x 15.51
(0.5)
15.77
36 A Zhong Minwei  China 15.59
(+0.4)
x 14.91
(0.8)
15.59
37 A Redzep Selman  Macedonia 14.98
(+0.5)
15.29
(+1.6)
15.28
(+0.2)
15.29
B Ndiss Kaba Badji  Senegal x x - NM
B Tarik Bouguetaïb  Morocco x x x NM

Final[edit]

Rank Name Nationality 1 2 3 4 5 6 Result Notes
1st, gold medalist(s) Nelson Évora  Portugal 17.31 17.56 x 17.67 17.24 16.52 17.67 SB
2nd, silver medalist(s) Phillips Idowu  Great Britain 17.51 17.31 17.62 x 17.26 16.41 17.62 SB
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Leevan Sands  Bahamas 16.91 16.55 17.59 17.26 17.32 x 17.59 NR
4 Arnie David Giralt  Cuba 17.27 17.52 17.24 17.48 x 17.08 17.52 PB
5 Marian Oprea  Romania 17.22 x x x x 16.69 17.22
6 Jadel Gregório  Brazil 17.14 16.55 13.79 16.83 16.78 17.20 17.20
7 Onochie Achike  Great Britain 16.74 x 17.17 x 17.04 x 17.17
8 Viktor Kuznyetsov  Ukraine 16.71 16.87 x 16.81 16.48 x 16.87
9 Igor Spasovkhodskiy  Russia 16.79 16.37 15.63 16.79
10 Yanxi Li  China 15.93 16.35 16.77 16.77
11 Momchil Karailiev  Bulgaria 16.48 16.39 16.38 16.48
12 Héctor Dairo Fuentes  Cuba 15.92 x 16.28 16.28

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.