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

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Women's triple jump
at the Games of the XXIX Olympiad
Venue Beijing National Stadium
Dates 15 August 2008 (qualification)
17 August 2008 (final)
Competitors 36 from 26 nations
Winning distance 15.39 OR
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Françoise Mbango Etone
2nd, silver medalist(s) vacant
3rd, bronze medalist(s) vacant
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Athletics at the
2008 Summer Olympics
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Track events
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110 m hurdles men
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men women
4 × 100 m relay men women
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Road events
Marathon men women
20 km walk men women
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Long jump men women
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Combined events
Heptathlon women
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The women's triple jump at the 2008 Olympic Games took place on August 15 and 17 at the Beijing Olympic Stadium.[1]

Summary[edit]

The qualifying standards for the 2008 event were 14.20 m (46 ft 7 in) (A standard) and 14.00 m (45 ft 11 in) (B standard).[2]

The automatic qualifier was still 14.45m but unlike four years earlier with 15 auto qualifiers, only eight made it this time. Hrysopiyi Devetzi was the #2 qualifier this time with a less spectacular 14.92m (40 cm less than her personal best in qualifying in 2004). The fifth best jumper in history Yamilé Aldama was unable to find the take off board and fouled out in qualifying.

In the first round of the final, defending champion Françoise Mbango Etone showed she was serious jumping 15.19m to take the lead. Marija Šestak went 15.03m to move into second and the #2 jumper in history Tatyana Lebedeva jumped 15.00m for third place. In the second round Lebedeva jumped 15.17m but Devetzí pulled out a 15.23 and Etone exploded a 15.39 m (50 ft 534 in), a jump which remains the second best jump in history and became the new Olympic record. After losing a notch in the all time list, Lebedeva's third round 15.32m, only equalling her personal third best jump, moved her within 7 cm of the lead. Other athletes were able to improve over the 15m mark but the podium was set. Etone's gold was her nation's second individual gold medal in its Olympic history, which followed her first four years earlier.[3]

Almost eight years after the event, blood samples were retested from the 2007 World Championships. Hrysopiyi Devetzi was found to have stanozolol in her sample and her results were annulled. A year after the event, Devetzi was credited with failing another drug test for failing to allow a different test. She retired in 2009. Her 2004 silver medal was not affected by the annulment.[4]

Records[edit]

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

World record  Inessa Kravets (UKR) 15.50 Gothenburg, Sweden 10 August 1995
Olympic record  Inessa Kravets (UKR) 15.33 Atlanta, United States 31 July 1996

The following new world and Olympic records were set during this competition.

Date Event Name Nationality Distance Notes
17 August Final Françoise Mbango Etone  Cameroon 15.39 OR

Results[edit]

Qualifying round[edit]

Qualifying Performance 14.45 (Q) or at least 12 best performers (q) advance to the Final.

Rank Group Name Nationality 1 2 3 Mark Notes
1 A Yargelis Savigne  Cuba 14.37
(+0.3)
14.99
(-0.3)
14.99 Q
2 B Hrysopiyi Devetzi  Greece 14.92
(+0.1)
14.92 Q
3 A Viktoriya Gurova  Russia 14.44
(-0.8)
14.78
(+0.3)
14.78 Q
4 A Olga Rypakova  Kazakhstan 14.64
(0.0)
14.64 Q, SB
5 B Tatyana Lebedeva  Russia 14.55
(0.0)
14.55 Q
6 B Françoise Mbango Etone  Cameroon 14.50
(0.0)
14.50 Q
7 B Olha Saladukha  Ukraine 14.46
(-0.3)
14.46 Q
8 A Anna Pyatykh  Russia x 14.45
(0.0)
14.45 Q
9 A Marija Sestak  Slovenia x 14.44
(-0.5)
x 14.44 q
10 B Xie Limei  China 13.38
(0.0)
14.27
(0.0)
14.01
(0.0)
14.27 q
11 B Kaire Leibak  Estonia 14.19
(0.0)
14.07
(0.0)
x 14.19 q
12 B Trecia Smith  Jamaica 14.18
(+0.3)
x x 14.18 q, SB
13 A Biljana Topic  Serbia x 14.11
(-0.3)
14.14
(-0.2)
14.14
14 A Teresa Nzola Meso Ba  France 14.11
(0.0)
14.11
(+0.2)
13.98
(-0.2)
14.11
15 A Mabel Gay  Cuba x x 14.09
(+0.4)
14.09
16 A Carlota Castrejana  Spain 14.02
(+0.3)
x x 14.02
17 A Svitlana Mamieieva  Ukraine 13.73
(-0.3)
13.89
(-0.6)
14.01
(+0.2)
14.01
18 A Magdelin Martinez  Italy x 14.00
(-0.1)
13.77
(+0.2)
14.00
19 B Adelina Gavrila  Romania 13.98
(0.0)
13.71
(0.0)
13.55
(0.0)
13.98
20 A Carolina Klüft  Sweden 13.60
(+0.6)
x 13.97
(+0.2)
13.97
21 B Yarianna Martinez  Cuba 13.76
(0.0)
13.96
(0.0)
13.83
(0.0)
13.96
22 B Baya Rahouli  Algeria 13.80
(+0.6)
13.57
(0.0)
13.87
(0.0)
13.87
23 B Gisele de Oliveira  Brazil x 13.81
(0.0)
x 13.81
24 B Liliya Kulyk  Ukraine 13.53
(-0.5)
13.66
(0.0)
13.39
(0.0)
13.66
25 A Gita Dodova  Bulgaria x 13.47
(-0.8)
13.53
(+1.7)
13.53
26 A Erica McLain  United States x 13.52
(-0.6)
- 13.52
27 A Yelena Parfyonova  Kazakhstan 13.46
(+0.5)
x 13.38
(-0.8)
13.46
28 B Shani Marks  United States 13.20
(0.0)
13.44
(0.0)
x 13.44
29 B Anastasiya Juravleva  Uzbekistan 13.36
(+0.1)
x x 13.36
30 A Chinonye Ohadugha  Nigeria 12.92
(-0.6)
12.86
(-0.7)
13.29
(+0.1)
13.29
31 A Kseniya Pryiemka  Belarus 13.08
(-0.3)
12.79
(0.0)
x 13.08
32 A Irina Litvinenko  Kazakhstan x 12.92
(0.0)
12.91
(0.0)
12.92
B Yamile Aldama  Sudan x x x NM
A Athanasia Perra  Greece x x x NM
B Martina Šestáková  Czech Republic x x x NM
B Dana Velďáková  Slovakia x x x NM

Final[edit]

The final was held on August 17.[5]

Rank Name Nationality 1 2 3 4 5 6 Result Notes
1st, gold medalist(s) Françoise Mbango Etone  Cameroon 15.19 15.39 x 14.82 x 14.88 15.39 OR
DQ Tatyana Lebedeva  Russia 15.00 15.17 15.32 14.40 x x 15.32
DQ Hrysopiyí Devetzí  Greece 14.96 15.23 x x x x 15.23
3 Olga Rypakova  Kazakhstan x 14.83 14.93 15.03 15.11 x 15.11 AR
4 Yargelis Savigne  Cuba x 14.87 14.77 15.05 x 14.91 15.05
5 Marija Šestak  Slovenia 15.03 14.65 x 14.46 14.47 14.75 15.03 NR
6 Viktoriya Gurova  Russia 14.38 14.04 14.77 x 14.65 x 14.77
7 Anna Pyatykh  Russia 14.67 14.73 14.57 x 14.67 14.28 14.73
8 Olha Saladukha  Ukraine 12.78 14.70 11.29 14.70
9 Kaire Leibak  Estonia 12.19 14.13 x 14.13
10 Trecia Smith  Jamaica 14.12 13.75 x 14.12
11 Limei Xie  China 14.09 13.94 13.67 14.09
  • Hrysopiyí Devetzí of Greece originally finished third, but in November 2016, it was announced that she tested positive for stanozolol.[6]

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