Athletics at the 2016 Summer Olympics – Women's long jump

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Women's long jump
at the Games of the XXXI Olympiad
Venue Olympic Stadium
Dates 16 August 2016 (qualifications)
17 August 2016 (final)
Competitors 38 from 26 nations
Winning distance 7.17 m
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Tianna Bartoletta  United States
2nd, silver medalist(s) Brittney Reese  United States
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Ivana Španović  Serbia
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The women's long jump event at the 2016 Summer Olympics took place between 16–17 August at the Olympic Stadium.[1]

Summary[edit]

In the final, Malaika Mihambo jumped 6.83 m as the first athlete down the runway. The second jumper was Darya Klishina, the only Russian athlete in the entire athletics competition. Her 6.63 took the second spot. Ksenija Balta jumped 6.71 m as the fourth athlete but that order held until almost the end of the round when Ivana Španović moved on top with 6.95 m.

In the second round Tianna Bartoletta moved into silver medal position with a 6.94 m. Defending champion Brittney Reese jumped a 6.79 m, her only legal jump of the first four rounds, but remained outside of the medals. In the third round, Bartoletta's 1 cm improvement to 6.95 m equalled Španović, with the tiebreaker to put her in gold medal position. On the next jump, Balta equalled Reese, with the same tiebreaker rule pushing her into fifth place.

The fifth round had the real action. First Reese jumped 7.09 to leap from fifth to first. Her mood went from serious to jubilant. Mihambo jumped the third 6.95 of the competition. Then Španović moved right behind Reese with a 7.08 m, her personal best and a new Serbian national record.

On the final jump of the round, Bartoletta jumped the winner 7.17 m (23 ft 6​14 in), her personal best in the Olympic final. She moved up to be the number 21 performer in history. Only Reese has jumped further in the last nine years. But Reese wasn't done. She popped another big jump on her last attempt. She was celebrating again, but the measurement turned out to be 7.15 m, improving her hold on silver but didn't reach Bartoletta's gold.

The following evening the medals were presented by Auvita Rapilla, IOC member, Papua New Guinea and Svein Arne Hansen, Council Member of the IAAF.

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).

Records[edit]

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

World record  Galina Chistyakova (URS) 7.52 m Leningrad, USSR 11 June 1988
Olympic record  Jackie Joyner-Kersee (USA) 7.40 m Seoul, South Korea 29 September 1988
2016 World leading  Brittney Reese (USA) 7.31 m Eugene, Oregon, United States 2 July 2016

The following national record was established during the competition:

Country Athlete Round Distance Notes
Serbia  Ivana Španović (SRB) Final 7.08 m

Schedule[edit]

All times are Brasilia Time (UTC-3)

Date Time Round
Tuesday, 16 August 2016 21:05 Qualifications
Wednesday, 17 August 2016 21:15 Finals

Qualifying round[edit]

Qualification rule: qualification standard 6.75m (Q) or at least best 12 qualified (q).

Rank Group Name Nationality #1 #2 #3 Result Notes
1 A Ivana Španović  Serbia 6.87 6.87 Q
2 A Malaika Mihambo  Germany 6.63 6.82 6.82 Q
3 B Brittney Reese  United States 6.78 6.78 Q
4 B Ksenija Balta  Estonia 6.13 6.71 6.71 q
5 A Tianna Bartoletta  United States 6.44 6.70 6.61 6.70 q
6 B Ese Brume  Nigeria 6.32 6.67 6.49 6.67 q
7 A Lorraine Ugen  Great Britain 6.44 6.58 6.65 6.65 q
8 A Darya Klishina  Russia 6.64 x x 6.64 q
9 B Brooke Stratton  Australia 6.40 6.46 6.56 6.56 q
10 A Maryna Bekh  Ukraine 6.49 6.47 6.55 6.55 q
11 A Sosthene Moguenara  Germany 6.46 x 6.55 6.55 q
12 B Jazmin Sawyers  Great Britain 6.49 6.36 6.53 6.53 q
13 B Janay Deloach  United States 6.45 6.50 6.46 6.50
14 A Karin Mey Melis  Turkey 6.49 6.43 6.40 6.49
15 B Jana Veldakova  Slovakia 6.45 6.48 6.29 6.48
16 A Bianca Stuart  Bahamas 6.45 5.40 6.39 6.45
17 A Chelsea Jaensch  Australia 6.20 6.35 6.41 6.41
18 A Alina Rotaru  Romania 6.40 x 6.38 6.40
19 B Anna Kornuta  Ukraine x 6.34 6.37 6.37
20 A Christabel Nettey  Canada 6.05 6.32 6.37 6.37
21 B Shara Proctor  Great Britain 6.36 6.34 6.30 6.36
22 B Juliet Itoya  Spain 6.35 x 5.69 6.35
23 B Eliane Martins  Brazil 6.33 6.24 6.30 6.33
24 A Concepción Montaner  Spain 6.23 6.23 6.32 6.32
25 A Volha Sudarava  Belarus 6.29 x x 6.29
26 B Maria Natalia Londa  Indonesia 6.21 6.29 6.29 6.29
27 B Khaddi Sagnia  Sweden 6.04 6.25 x 6.25
28 B Marestella Sunang  Philippines 6.22 6.10 6.15 6.22
29 A Yuliya Tarasova  Uzbekistan x 6.10 6.16 6.16
30 B Yvonne Treviño  Mexico x 6.16 x 6.16
31 A Anna Lunyova  Ukraine 6.12 6.15 6.14 6.15
32 A Haido Alexouli  Greece 6.07 x 6.13 6.13
33 B Lynique Prinsloo  South Africa 5.96 x 6.10 6.10
34 B Alexandra Wester  Germany 5.98 x x 5.98
35 A Amaliya Sharoyan  Armenia 5.58 x 5.95 5.95
36 B María del Mar Jover  Spain x 5.82 5.90 5.90
37 B Konomi Kai  Japan x x 5.87 5.87
38 A Keila Costa  Brazil 5.86 5.73 5.79 5.86

Final[edit]

Rank Athlete Nationality #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 Result Notes
1st, gold medalist(s) Tianna Bartoletta  United States x 6.94 6.95 6.74 7.17 7.13 7.17 PB
2nd, silver medalist(s) Brittney Reese  United States x 6.79 x x 7.09 7.15 7.15
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Ivana Španović  Serbia 6.95 x x 6.91 7.08 7.05 7.08 NR
4 Malaika Mihambo  Germany 6.83 x x 6.58 6.95 6.79 6.95 PB
5 Ese Brume  Nigeria 6.73 6.34 6.71 5.96 6.81 x 6.81
6 Ksenija Balta  Estonia 6.71 x 6.79 6.71 x 6.62 6.79 SB
7 Brooke Stratton  Australia x 6.69 6.64 6.74 6.64 6.53 6.74
8 Jazmin Sawyers  Great Britain 6.55 6.69 6.57 6.53 x x 6.69
9 Darya Klishina  Russia 6.63 6.60 6.53 Did not advance 6.63
10 Sosthene Moguenara  Germany 6.61 x 6.46 Did not advance 6.61
11 Lorraine Ugen  Great Britain 6.56 x 6.58 Did not advance 6.58
Maryna Bekh  Ukraine x x x Did not advance NM

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Women's long jump". Rio 2016 Organisation. Archived from the original on 12 September 2016. Retrieved 3 August 2016.