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

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Women's triple jump
at the Games of the XXXI Olympiad
VenueOlympic Stadium
Dates13 August 2016 (qualification)
14 August 2016 (final)
Competitors37 from 25 nations
Winning distance15.17 m
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Caterine Ibargüen  Colombia
2nd, silver medalist(s) Yulimar Rojas  Venezuela
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Olga Rypakova  Kazakhstan
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The Women's triple jump competition at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The event was held at the Olympic Stadium on 13–14 August.[1]

Summary[edit]

Before the competition, 2015 World Champion Caterine Ibargüen of Colombia had the longest jump of the season with 15.04 m. Kazakhstan's Olga Rypakova entered as the defending Olympic champion from 2012 and had been the first athlete to beat Ibargüen that year, ending her rival's 34-meet-long winning streak. Twenty-year-old Venezuelan Yulimar Rojas was the only other athlete over fifteen metres that season and had won the 2016 World Indoor Championships. The remaining top challengers formed the 2016 European Championships podium – Patricia Mamona of Portugal, Greek jumper Paraskeví Papahrístou (third on the world rankings), and 2015 world medallist Hanna Knyazyeva-Minenko of Israel.[2][3]

Ibargüen topped qualifying with her sole jump of 14.52 m. Papahrístou and Rypakova were the only other automatic qualifiers, both requiring two attempts. It took 14.08 m to make the final. All the main contenders progressed with Germany's Kristin Gierisch and Finn Kristiina Mäkelä posting the next best marks. A 2012 Olympic medallist and former world champion, Olha Saladuha of Ukraine, failed to progress.[4][5]

In the final, on the third jump of the competition, Keturah Orji took the lead with an American record 14.71 m (48 ft 3 in). Four jumps later, defending champion Olga Rypakova edged ahead with 14.73 m. The final jumper in every round of the competition, Caterine Ibargüen moved into bronze medal position with 14.65 m. In the second round, Ibargüen took the lead she would never relinquish, with a 15.03 m. In the third round Yulimar Rojas jumped 14.87 m to take over the silver medal position she would not relinquish. Rojas jumped her best in the fourth round, 14.98 m (49 ft 1 34 in) and Ibargüen followed that with her best of 15.17 m (49 ft 9 in). In the fifth round, Rypakova jumped her best of 14.74 m but the tiny improvement was not enough to improve the color of her medal.

On the second day of the Athletics program, Ibargüen became the first Olympic athletics champion from South America to be crowned on South American soil. Brazil's Thiago Braz da Silva became the second. By the conclusion of the Olympics, Ibargüen, Rojas and da Silva were the only medalists from continental South America.

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).

Schedule[edit]

All times are Brasilia Time (UTC-3)

Date Time Round
Saturday, 13 August 2016 09:40 Qualifications
Sunday, 14 August 2016 20:55 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

The following national records were established during the competition:

Country Athlete Round Distance Notes
United States  Keturah Orji (USA) Final 14.71 m
Portugal  Patrícia Mamona (POR) Final 14.65 m

Results[edit]

Qualifying round[edit]

Progression rules: Qualifying performance 14.30 (Q) or at least 12 best performers (q) advance to the Final[6]

Rank Group Name Nationality #1 #2 #3 Result Notes
1 B Caterine Ibargüen  Colombia 14.52 14.52 Q
2 A Paraskevi Papachristou  Greece 13.83 14.43 14.43 Q
3 B Olga Rypakova  Kazakhstan 14.10 14.39 14.39 Q
4 B Kristin Gierisch  Germany 13.97 13.81 14.26 14.26 q
5 A Kristiina Mäkelä  Finland 13.73 14.01 14.24 14.24 q, PB
6 B Kimberly Williams  Jamaica 14.19 14.03 14.22 14.22 q
7 A Yulimar Rojas  Venezuela 14.21 13.79 12.89 14.21 q
8 A Hanna Knyazyeva-Minenko  Israel x x 14.20 14.20 q
9 B Patrícia Mamona  Portugal 13.80 14.07 14.18 14.18 q
10 B Anna Jagaciak-Michalska  Poland 14.04 14.13 x 14.13 q
11 A Susana Costa  Portugal 13.70 13.72 14.12 14.12 q
12 B Keturah Orji  United States x 14.08 x 14.08 q
13 A Jenny Elbe  Germany 14.00 13.85 14.02 14.02
14 A Shanieka Thomas  Jamaica 13.95 13.95 14.02 14.02
15 B Christina Epps  United States 14.01 x x 14.01
16 A Elena Panțuroiu  Romania 14.00 x 13.68 14.00
17 B Dana Velďáková  Slovakia 13.74 13.98 x 13.98
18 B Olha Saladuha  Ukraine 13.77 13.97 13.61 13.97
19 A Jeanine Assani Issouf  France 13.51 x 13.97 13.97
20 A Yosiri Urrutia  Colombia 13.67 13.95 x 13.95
21 A Andrea Geubelle  United States 13.67 x 13.93 13.93
22 B Gabriela Petrova  Bulgaria x 13.50 13.92 13.92
23 B Núbia Soares  Brazil x 13.81 13.85 13.85
24 A Keila Costa  Brazil x 13.62 13.78 13.78
25 A Liadagmis Povea  Cuba 13.60 13.63 13.55 13.63
26 A Ruslana Tsykhotska  Ukraine 13.16 13.19 13.63 13.63
27 B Ana José Tima  Dominican Republic 13.61 13.59 13.28 13.61
28 B Dariya Derkach  Italy 13.19 13.55 13.56 13.56
29 B Yekaterina Ektova  Kazakhstan 13.38 13.31 13.51 13.51
30 B Cristina Bujin  Romania x x 13.38 13.38
31 B Iryna Vaskouskaya  Belarus 12.85 13.35 13.23 13.35
32 A Patricia Sarrapio  Spain 13.35 x x 13.35
33 A Irina Ektova  Kazakhstan x 13.17 13.33 13.33
34 B Li Xiaohong  China 13.30 x 13.25 13.30 SB
35 A Natallia Viatkina  Belarus x 13.14 13.25 13.25
36 B Joëlle Mbumi Nkouindjin  Cameroon 13.11 12.33 12.58 13.11
37 A Thea LaFond  Dominica 12.82 x x 12.82

Final[edit]

Rank Name Nationality #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 Result Notes
1st, gold medalist(s) Caterine Ibargüen  Colombia 14.65 15.03 14.38 15.17 14.76 14.80 15.17 SB
2nd, silver medalist(s) Yulimar Rojas  Venezuela 14.32 x 14.87 14.98 14.66 14.95 14.98
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Olga Rypakova  Kazakhstan 14.73 14.49 14.52 14.20 14.74 14.58 14.74 SB
4 Keturah Orji  United States 14.71 x x 14.50 14.40 14.39 14.71 NR
5 Hanna Knyazyeva-Minenko  Israel 14.25 14.39 14.32 14.68 x 14.33 14.68 SB
6 Patrícia Mamona  Portugal 14.39 14.14 14.45 14.42 14.65 14.59 14.65 NR
7 Kimberly Williams  Jamaica 14.33 14.48 x 14.38 x 14.53 14.53
8 Paraskevi Papachristou  Greece 14.26 14.19 x 14.04 13.99 13.81 14.26
9 Susana Costa  Portugal x x 14.12 Did not advance 14.12
10 Anna Jagaciak-Michalska  Poland 14.07 x 13.84 Did not advance 14.07
11 Kristin Gierisch  Germany 13.65 13.96 x Did not advance 13.96
12 Kristiina Mäkelä  Finland x 13.95 13.70 Did not advance 13.95

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