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2003 World Championships in Athletics Paris, France

2003 9th IAAF World Championships - Paris - Men's Triple Jump

 

 

Host City: Saint-Denis, Paris, France Format: Qualifying round (16.95 or top 12 to final) (Aug 23)
Dates: 23 August – 31 August
Nations participating: 198
Athletes participating: 1679
    Main venue: Stade de France
Overview by IAAF   Paris Saint Denis stadium 
Since Edmonton, Olsson had supplanted Edwards as the world’s best. After qualifying with 16.94, the defending champion announced that the final would be his last ever competition. Edwards opened with just 14.06, having aborted his third phase. Two jumpers later, Olsson soared out to a Swedish outdoor record of 17.72 (components of 6.08, 5.28 and 6.36). Betanzos started with 17.28. These two efforts would secure gold and silver. Olsson’s next four tries (17.52, 17.50, 17.52 & 17.34) were all better than anyone else. Meanwhile, Sands moved into third place and just managed to stay ahead of junior star Girat, who could not reproduce his qualifying leap of 17.31. Edwards (16.31 in round 2) passed his final try and so ended his career in 12th place.
 These are the official results of the Men's triple jump event at the 2003 World Championships in Paris, France. There were a total number of 24 participating athletes, with the final held on Monday 25 August 2003.
 
  Triple Jump 25 August
  Final

Men Triple Jump Final

It was always going to be a long shot, but Jonathan EDWARDS'  (GBR) dream of a grand finale to his magnificent career just wasn't to be tonight.

Edwards, the defending triple jump champion and world record holder, competing in his last ever competition on a recently injured right ankle, just couldn't summon the magic for one last soaring performance.

In fact, Edwards failed to make the cut after the first three rounds for the first time in his championship career. He practically ran through his first attempt (which was measured anyway, at 14.06m) and, after a poor second of 16.31m, which left him in last place, he scratched from the third round. A sad way to exit the international stage.

Not that he'll leave it empty, for his place in the spotlight is already taken by Christian OLSSON. The Swede who beat Edwards to the European title last year, virtually sealed this competition with his first jump. He sailed out to 17.72m, only five centimetres short of his own personal best, and a mark bettered only by himself, Edwards and Cuba's Yoelbi QUESADA among those competing.

He followed it with three other jumps of at least 17.50m ' leaping 17.52m, 17.50m and 17.52m. Even his 17.34m in the fifth round was further than anyone else managed on the night. He finished with a no jump before grabbing the Swedish flag for a deserved lap of honour.

The minor medals were also settled early. Cuba's Yoandri BETANZOS, a former world junior silver medallist, took the silver with a first round leap of 17.28m, his best for 2003; and Leevan SANDS of the Bahamas, took bronze, with his third round effort of 17.26m.

The only real challenge to the top three came from the current world junior champion David GIRALT, who produced a last round effort of 17.23m, three centimetres short of a medal. Quesada, the 1997 world champion, was down in ninth, managing only 16.84m.

1 Christian Olsson SWE 25 Jan 80 17.72 -0.3
2 Yoandri Betanzos CUB 15 Feb 82 17.28 0.2
3 Leevan Sands BAH 16 Aug 81 17.26 -0.4
4 David Girat CUB 28 Aug 84 17.23 0.1
5 Jadel Gregório BRA 16 Sep 80 17.11 0.2
6 Kenta Bell USA 16 Mar 77 17.08 0.0
7 Hrístos Melétoglou GRE 2 Jan 72 16.92 1.2
8 Andrew Owusu GHA 8 Jul 72 16.86 0.0
9 Yoelbi Quesada CUB 4 Aug 73 16.84 -0.1
10 Ivaylo Rusenov BUL 9 Sep 79 16.66 0.1
11 Aleksandr Glavatskiy BLR 2 May 70 16.40 -0.3
12 Jonathan Edwards GBR 10 May 66 16.31 0.3
Final 19.55h Team Dist. 1 2 3 4 5 6
1 Christian Olsson SWE 17.72m 17.72 17.52 17.50 17.52 17.34 15.33
2 Yoandri Betanzos CUB 17.28m 17.28 16.94 X 17.23 X X
3 Leevan Sands BAH 17.26m 16.74 17.15 17.26 16.95 17.02 17.21
4 David Giralt CUB 17.23m 17.06 X X 16.82 16.50 17.23
5 Jadel Gregorio BRA 17.11m 16.51 16.73 17.11 14.89 16.69 16.98
6 Kenta Bell USA 17.08m 16.85 17.08 16.89 X 16.69 16.90
7 Hristos Meletoglou GRE 16.92m 16.92 16.54 16.35 16.86 16.87 16.77
8 Andrew Owusu GHA 16.86m 16.34 16.86 16.60 X - -
9 Yoelbi Quesada CUB 16.84m 16.72 X 16.84
10 Ivaylo Rusenov BUL 16.66m X 16.66 16.51
11 Aleksandr Glavatskiy BLR 16.40m X X 16.40
12 Jonathan Edwards GBR 16.31m 14.06 16.31
  Qualification 23 August

Men Triple Jump Qualification

Sweden’s European champion Christian Olsson made himself a firm favourite for the triple jump gold medal on Monday evening when he qualified automatically with his first leap of the day.

Olsson’s 17.56m effort was the furthest of all the qualifiers and one of only three beyond 17 metres. The others came from Cubans David Giralt, who produced a lifetime best of 17.31m on his second jump, and Yoandri Betanzos, who leapt 17.03m on his third.

But the second best jumper this year, Romania’s Marian Oprea, was one of two surprising eliminations. Oprea has jumped 17.63m this year, but could only manage 16.55m. The USA’s Walter Davis was another below par. Having produced a 17.55m jump in June, he could only reach 16.60m today.

The Olympic champion and world record holder Jonathan Edwards of Great Britain was one centimetre short of the automatic qualifying standard of 16.95m but still went through to Monday’s final. The defending champion, Edwards leapt 16.94m on his second attempt but clearly did not look comfortable jumping on his recently injured right ankle.

Edwards, who announced yesterday that he would retire after these championships, managed two successful attempts, but each time appeared to limp as he walked back to his chair. Shaking his head, he then declined to take his third effort.

Cuba had a good morning, for its third jumper, Yoelbi Quesada, produced a season’s best of 16.97m. The only other automatic qualifier was the USA’s Kenta Bell, who reached 16.95m. A relatively modest 16.71m was needed to reach the final.

  Group A
1 David Girat CUB 28 Aug 84 17.31 -0.2 Q
2 Jonathan Edwards GBR 10 May 66 16.94 -0.1 q
3 Andrew Owusu GHA 8 Jul 72 16.88 0.5 q
4 Jadel Gregório BRA 16 Sep 80 16.82 0.9 q
5 Leevan Sands BAH 16 Aug 81 16.78 0.3 q
6 Ivaylo Rusenov BUL 9 Sep 79 16.71 0.4 q
7 Aleksandr Glavatskiy BLR 2 May 70 16.71 0.7 q
8 Walter Davis USA 2 Jul 79 16.60 0.3
9 Marian Oprea ROU 6 Jun 82 16.55 0.4
10 Igor Spasovkhodskiy RUS 1 Aug 79 16.45 -0.3
11 Allen Simms USA 26 Jul 82 16.42 1.1
12 Olivier Sanou BUR 2 Jul 75 16.23 0.7
  Group B
1 Christian Olsson SWE 25 Jan 80 17.56 -0.2 Q
2 Yoandri Betanzos CUB 15 Feb 82 17.03 0.4 Q
3 Yoelbi Quesada CUB 4 Aug 73 16.97 1.2 Q
4 Kenta Bell USA 16 Mar 77 16.95 1.1 Q
5 Hrístos Melétoglou GRE 2 Jan 72 16.80 0.7 q
6 Fabrizio Donato ITA 14 Aug 76 16.63 1.1
7 Julien Kapek FRA 12 Jan 79 16.62 0.9
8 Dmitrij Vaľukevič BLR 31 May 81 16.59 0.9
9 Takanori Sugibayashi JPN 14 Mar 76 16.53 1.1
10 Vitaliy Moskalenko RUS 30 Jun 74 16.52 0.3
11 Salem Mouled Al-Ahmadi KSA 12 Sep 69 14.66 0.2
Sergey Bochkov AZE 20 Aug 79 NM
 
Group A Team Dist. 1 2 3
1 David Giralt CUB 17.31m X 17.31
2 Jonathan Edwards GBR 16.94m 16.30 16.94 -
3 Andrew Owusu GHA 16.88m 16.44 16.44 16.88
4 Jadel Gregorio BRA 16.82m 16.78 16.62 16.82
5 Leevan Sands BAH 16.78m 16.62 16.78 16.76
6 Ivaylo Rusenov BUL 16.71m 16.71 16.40 16.62
7 Aleksandr Glavatskiy BLR 16.71m 16.50 16.46 16.71
8 Walter Davis USA 16.60m 16.26 16.42 16.60
9 Marian Oprea ROM 16.55m 16.02 16.55 X
10 Igor Spasovkhodskiy RUS 16.45m 16.45 X X
11 Allen Simms USA 16.42m X 16.29 16.42
12 Olivier Sanou BUR 16.23m 15.94 X 16.23
Group B Team Dist. 1. 2 3.
1 Christian Olsson SWE 17.56m 17.56
2 Yoandri Betanzos CUB 17.03m 16.76 16.74 17.03
3 Yoelbi Quesada CUB 16.97m X 16.69 16.97
4 Kenta Bell USA 16.95m 16.87 16.95
5 Hristos Meletoglou GRE 16.80m 16.03 16.24 16.80
6 Fabrizio Donato ITA 16.63m 16.56 16.63 16.58
7 Julien Kapek FRA 16.62m 16.52 X 16.62
8 Dmitriy Valyukevich BLR 16.59m 16.05 15.07 16.59
9 Takanori Sugibayashi JPN 16.53m 16.41 16.32 16.53
10 Vitaliy Moskalenko RUS 16.52m 16.52 X X
11 Salem Mouled Al-Ahmadi KSA 14.66m X X 14.66
- Sergey Bochkov AZE NM X X NM

Group A 23 AUG 2003 10:45

Order / LaneBibATHLETECOUNTRYPBSB 2003
1 1430 Allen Simms USA USA 17.26i 17.26i
2 1125 Marian Oprea ROU ROU 17.63 17.63
3 303 Arnie David Girat CUB CUB 17.24 17.24
4 1194 Igor Spasovkhodskiy RUS RUS 17.44 16.95
5 516 Jonathan Edwards GBR GBR 18.29 17.61
6 134 Aleksandr Glavatskiy BLR BLR 17.53 17.19i
7 82 Leevan Sands BAH BAH 17.50 17.40
8 1389 Walter Davis USA USA 17.59 17.55
9 189 Ivaylo Rusenov BUL BUL 17.02 17.02
10 590 Andrew Owusu GHA GHA 17.23 16.65i
11 193 Olivier Sanou BUR BUR 16.91 16.91
12 171 Jadel Gregório BRA BRA 17.35i 17.11

Group B 23 AUG 2003 10:45

Order / LaneBibATHLETECOUNTRYPBSB 2003
1 780 Takanori Sugibayashi JPN JPN 17.02 16.96
2 481 Julien Kapek FRA FRA 17.12 17.12
3 839 Salem Mouled Al-Ahmadi KSA KSA 17.07 16.31
4 699 Fabrizio Donato ITA ITA 17.60 17.16
5 1375 Kenta Bell USA USA 17.63 17.59
6 313 Yoelbi Quesada CUB CUB 17.85 17.27i
7 607 Hrístos Melétoglou GRE GRE 17.19 16.92
8 70 Sergey Bochkov AZE AZE 16.82 16.82
9 301 Yoandris Betanzos CUB CUB 17.29 17.26
10 143 Dmitrij Valukevic BLR BLR 17.57 17.57
11 1290 Christian Olsson SWE SWE 17.80i 17.77
12 1177 Vitaliy Moskalenko RUS RUS 17.17 17.17

 

 

 

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