Athletics at the 2012 Summer Olympics – Men's triple jump

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Men's triple jump
at the Games of the XXX Olympiad
Venue Olympic Stadium
Date 7–9 August
Competitors 27 from 21 nations
Winning distance 17.81
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Christian Taylor  United States
2nd, silver medalist(s) Will Claye  United States
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Fabrizio Donato  Italy
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The Men's triple jump competition at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, United Kingdom. The event was held at the Olympic Stadium on 7–9 August.[1]

In the qualifying round, Christian Taylor made the automatic qualifier on his first attempt, Leevan Sands made the only other auto qualifier. The two Italian jumpers Daniele Greco and Fabrizio Donato anticipated the outcome and let their first attempt marks qualify them to the finals, taking the rest of the other rounds off. Lyukman Adams and Will Claye took all three attempts to get in a sufficient jump. After controversy,[2] host team favorite, 2009 world champion Phillips Idowu made it to the qualifying round,[3] but could not advance.

In the first round, 35-year-old Fabrizio Donato took the lead over 40 cm ahead of Alexis Copello. In the second round Will Claye took the lead, while Donato improved and his teammate Daniele Greco moved into third. Meanwhile, reigning world champion Christian Taylor was struggling to find the board, taking until his third jump just to get a mark to allow him three more attempts. Donato improved again. In the fourth round Taylor put it all together, jumping 17.81 to take what turned out to be an insurmountable lead. Donato made another improvement for his best attempt 17.48, though any of his four legal jumps would have won the bronze. Then Claye secured another silver medal with a 17.62[4]

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).[5]

Schedule[edit]

All times are British Summer Time (UTC+1)

Date Time Round
Tuesday, 7 August 2012 10:45 Qualifications
Thursday, 9 August 2012 19:20 Finals

Records[edit]

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

World record  Jonathan Edwards (GBR) 18.29 m Gothenburg, Sweden 7 August 1995
Olympic record  Kenny Harrison (USA) 18.09 m Atlanta, United States 27 July 1996
2012 World leading  Christian Taylor (USA) 17.63 m Eugene, United States 30 June 2012
Broken records during the 2012 Summer Olympics
2012 World leading  Christian Taylor (USA) 17.81 London, United Kingdom 9 August 2012

Results[edit]

Qualifying round[edit]

Qual. rule: qualification standard 17.10m (Q) or at least best 12 qualified (q).

[6]

Rank Group Name Nationality #1 #2 #3 Result Notes
1 B Christian Taylor  United States 17.21
(+0.2)
- - 17.21 Q
2 B Leevan Sands  Bahamas 17.17
(-0.4)
- - 17.17 Q
3 A Benjamin Compaoré  France 16.82
(-0.5)
17.06
(+0.8)
- 17.06 q
4 A Daniele Greco  Italy 17.00
(+0.6)
- - 17.00 q
5 B Dong Bin  China X 16.94
(+0.1)
- 16.94 q
6 A Lyukman Adams  Russia 16.67
(-1.0)
X 16.88
(-0.9)
16.88 q
7 A Will Claye  United States 16.56
(-0.5)
16.44
(-1.5)
16.87
(-0.2)
16.87 q
8 B Fabrizio Donato  Italy 16.86
(-1.2)
- - 16.86 q
9 A Tosin Oke  Nigeria 16.59
(-1.3)
16.83
(-0.3)
X 16.83 q
10 A Samyr Laine  Haiti 16.14
(0.0)
16.81
(+1.4)
X
(+0.1)
16.81 q
11 B Alexis Copello  Cuba X 16.70
(-0.7)
16.79
(+1.0)
16.79 q
12 A Dzmitry Platnitski  Belarus X 15.66
(-0.4)
16.62
(+0.3)
16.62 q
13 B Sheryf El-Sheryf  Ukraine 16.60
(+0.4)
14.83
(-2.5)
X 16.60
14 A Phillips Idowu  Great Britain 16.47
(-0.7)
X 16.53
(-1.0)
16.53
15 B Issam Nima  Algeria 15.21
(-0.7)
X 16.50
(+0.5)
16.50
16 A Arnie David Girat  Cuba 15.74
(+1.1)
16.42
(+0.1)
16.45
(+1.1)
16.45
17 B Henry Frayne  Australia 16.25
(+0.2)
16.35
(+0.2)
16.40
(-0.2)
16.40
18 B Muhammad Halim  Virgin Islands 15.54
(-0.6)
16.39
(-0.6)
15.31
(+0.5)
16.39
19 A Yevgeniy Ektov  Kazakhstan X 16.31
(-0.1)
X 16.31
20 A Cao Shuo  China 16.11
(-1.8)
16.26
(+1.2)
16.27
(-1.2)
16.27
21 B Roman Valiyev  Kazakhstan X X 16.23
(-1.0)
16.23
22 B Kim Deok-Hyeon  South Korea 15.35
(-0.8)
X 16.22
(-0.3)
16.22
23 B Yoandris Betanzos  Cuba 14.84
(+0.2)
16.22
(+2.9)
X 16.22
24 B Mohamed Abbas Darwish  United Arab Emirates X 16.06
(+1.7)
15.93
(+1.6)
16.06
25 A José Adrián Sornoza  Ecuador 15.61
(-0.5)
16.04
(-2.4)
X 16.04
26 B Jonathan Henrique Silva  Brazil 15.59
(-1.3)
X X 15.59
N/A A Renjith Maheshwary  India X X X N/A NM

Final[edit]

[7]

Rank Name Nationality #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 Result Notes
1st, gold medalist(s) Christian Taylor  United States X X 17.15 17.81 17.55 X 17.81 WL, SB
2nd, silver medalist(s) Will Claye  United States X 17.54 17.43 17.62 17.25 16.66 17.62
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Fabrizio Donato  Italy 17.38 17.44 17.45 17.48 X 17.48
4 Daniele Greco  Italy 16.90 17.34 X X 16.92 17.34
5 Leevan Sands  Bahamas X 17.19 17.12 X 17.19
6 Benjamin Compaoré  France 15.53 17.08 14.16 16.27 13.68 X 17.08
7 Tosin Oke  Nigeria X 16.91 16.95 X X X 16.95
8 Alexis Copello  Cuba 16.92 X X 14.75 X 16.68 16.92
9 Lyukman Adams  Russia 16.78 X X 16.78
10 Dong Bin  China 16.75 X X 16.75
11 Samyr Laine  Haiti X 16.65 16.59 16.65
12 Dzmitry Platnitski  Belarus 16.08 X 16.19 16.19

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