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

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Women's triple jump
at the Games of the XXX Olympiad
Venue Olympic Stadium
Date 3–5 August
Competitors 35 from 24 nations
Winning distance 14.98
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Olga Rypakova  Kazakhstan
2nd, silver medalist(s) Caterine Ibargüen  Colombia
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Olha Saladuha  Ukraine
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The Women's triple jump competition at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, United Kingdom. The event was held at the Olympic Stadium on 3–5 August.[1]

Greece's Paraskevi Papachristou was sent home by the national delegation for comments she made on Twitter.

Four athletes achieved the automatic qualifier, Kimberly Williams and home team favorite Yamilé Aldama, just two weeks short of her 40th birthday, hit the mark in their first attempt. Olga Rypakova's third round jump of 14.79 led the way, while it took 14.16 to make the final.

The only returning medalist from 2008 was Tatyana Lebedeva, but at 36, she was jumping more than 1.20 m less than four years ago. Fourth place from that competition Olga Rypakova took the lead in the first round. Hanna Knyazyeva edged ahead in the second round. In the third round Caterine Ibargüen took the lead briefly, but then Rypakova hit the winner at 14.98 on the next jump. In the final round, Olha Saladuha nailed her best jump to move into silver medal position. Two jumps later, Ibargüen bested that by a mere centimeter to push Saladukha back to bronze. Rypakova's winning jump was 13 cm less than her 4th place jump, even less than the 6th place jump in 2008.

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 British Summer Time (UTC+1)

Date Time Round
Friday, 3 August 2012 10:25 Qualifications
Sunday, 5 August 2012 19:35 Finals

Records[edit]

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

World record  Inessa Kravets (UKR) 15.50 m Göteborg, Sweden 10 August 1995
Olympic record  Françoise Mbango Etone (CMR) 15.39 m Beijing, China 17 August 2008
2012 World leading  Olha Saladuha (UKR) 14.99 m Helsinki, Finland 29 June 2012

Results[edit]

Qualifying round[edit]

Qual. rule: qualification standard 14.40m (Q) or at least best 12 qualified (q)

Rank Group Name Nationality #1 #2 #3 Result Notes[3]
1 B Olga Rypakova  Kazakhstan X 13.99 14.79 14.79 Q
2 A Kimberly Williams  Jamaica 14.53 14.53 Q, PB
3 A Yamilé Aldama  Great Britain 14.45 14.45 Q
4 B Caterine Ibargüen  Colombia 14.24 14.42 14.42 Q
5 A Olha Saladuha  Ukraine 14.26 14.35 X 14.35 q
6 B Hanna Knyazyeva  Ukraine 14.33 X X 14.33 q
7 B Trecia-Kaye Smith  Jamaica X 14.31 X 14.31 q, SB
8 A Tatyana Lebedeva  Russia 14.17 14.30 14.30 q
9 B Yargeris Savigne  Cuba 14.22 14.28 14.02 14.28 q
10 A Dana Velďáková  Slovakia X 14.22 13.84 14.22 q
11 A Victoria Valyukevich  Russia 14.09 14.19 13.86 14.19 q
12 A Marija Šestak  Slovenia X 14.16 14.12 14.16 q
13 B Patrícia Mamona  Portugal 14.11 13.97 13.96 14.11
14 B Ayanna Alexander  Trinidad and Tobago 13.98 13.92 14.09 14.09
15 A Hanna Demydova  Ukraine 13.97 13.60 X 13.97
15 B Dailenys Alcántara  Cuba 13.97 X X 13.97
17 B Veronika Mosina  Russia 13.72 13.56 13.96 13.96
18 B Simona La Mantia  Italy 13.77 13.92 13.73 13.92
19 A Josleidy Ribalta  Cuba 13.71 13.12 13.88 13.88
20 B Keila Costa  Brazil X 13.69 13.84 13.84
21 B Svetlana Bolshakova  Belgium 13.84 13.42 13.45 13.84
22 B Mayookha Johny  India 13.77 13.68 13.62 13.77
23 B Xie Limei  China 13.63 X 13.69 13.69
24 A Niki Panetta  Greece X 13.66 13.63 13.66
25 B Biljana Topić  Serbia X X 13.66 13.66
26 B Patricia Sarrapio  Spain X 13.64 X 13.64
27 A Amanda Smock  United States X 13.43 13.61 13.61
28 A Aleksandra Kotlyarova  Uzbekistan 13.33 X 13.55 13.55
29 B Anastasiya Juravleva  Uzbekistan 13.54 X X 13.54
30 A Li Yanmei  China 13.43 12.78 13.15 13.43
31 A Irina Litvinenko Ektova  Kazakhstan 13.39 X X 13.39
32 A Andriana Banova  Bulgaria X 12.88 13.33 13.33
33 B Athanasia Perra  Greece X X 11.93 11.93
A Cristina Bujin  Romania X X X NM
A Kseniya Dziatsuk  Belarus X X X NM

Final[edit]

The final was held on August, 5, 19:35.[4]

Rank Name Nationality #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 Result Notes
1st, gold medalist(s) Olga Rypakova  Kazakhstan 14.54 X 14.98 X 14.89 14.40 14.98
2nd, silver medalist(s) Caterine Ibargüen  Colombia 14.45 13.99 14.67 14.37 14.35 14.80 14.80
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Olha Saladuha  Ukraine 13.92 14.48 X 14.53 14.51 14.79 14.79
4 Hanna Knyazyeva  Ukraine X 14.56 14.16 14.14 14.16 X 14.56
5 Yamilé Aldama  Great Britain 14.10 14.09 14.39 14.32 14.43 14.48 14.48
6 Kimberly Williams  Jamaica 14.35 X 14.48 14.19 X 14.20 14.48
7 Trecia-Kaye Smith  Jamaica X X 14.35 14.34 13.74 X 14.35
8 Victoria Valyukevich  Russia 14.24 13.75 14.18 13.75 14.15 X 14.24
9 Yargeris Savigne  Cuba 14.12 12.13 13.91 N/A N/A N/A 14.12
10 Tatyana Lebedeva  Russia 14.11 14.03 14.01 N/A N/A N/A 14.11
11 Marija Šestak  Slovenia 13.84 13.98 13.98 N/A N/A N/A 13.98
12 Dana Velďáková  Slovakia X X 11.92 N/A N/A N/A 11.92

References[edit]

  1. ^ Athletics at the 2012 Summer Olympics
  2. ^ "Women's Triple Jump competition format". London 2012 Organising Committee. Retrieved 13 June 2012. 
  3. ^ Qualification results. london2012.com.
  4. ^ "Women's Triple Jump". Official site of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Retrieved 5 August 2012.