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2005 World Championships in Athletics Helsinki, Finland

2005 10th IAAF World Championships - Helsinki - Women's Long Jump

 

 

Host City: Helsinki, Finland Format: Qualifying round (6.65 or top 12 to final) (Aug 9)
Dates: 6–14 August 2005
Nations participating: 196
Athletes participating: 1,891
    Main venue: Helsinki Olympic Stadium
Overview by IAAF   Helsinki Olympic Stadium 
Qualifying was headed by Madison with a lifetime best of 6.83, as only two jumpers made the mandatory qualifying of 6.65. The wind and rain played havoc with the final, as in round one the opening jump was aided with a wind of 2.8, while five jumps later the measurement was -1.7. Kotova, the only jumper to produce six measured jumps, led after halfway with 6.79 from the 6.69s of Madison and Savigne. Barber moved into second with 6.70 in round 4. Remarkably the 19 year-old DOHA 2019  PAST RESULTS/WORLD CHAMPS WOMEN’S LJ 323 Madison then produced another lifetime best, this time 6.89, to take control of the gold medal. The positions stayed the same, though Barber improved with her 6.76w in the final round. Kotova had the frustrating situation of being the silver medallist for the third time in a row.
 In May 2013 it was revealed that re-testing of doping control samples from Helsinki 2005 had shown an adverse finding for Kotova. Four months later, the IAAF confirmed that the Russian was suspended for two years to January 2015. All her results from Helsinki 2005 to August 9, 2007 were annulled. Barber and Savigne were therefore promoted to silver and bronze.
 The Women's Long Jump event at the 2005 World Championships in Athletics was held at the Helsinki Olympic Stadium on August 9 and August 10.

Records

World Record  Galina Chistyakova (URS) 7.52 Leningrad, Soviet Union 11 June 1988
Championship Record  Jackie Joyner-Kersee (USA) 7.36 Rome, Italy 4 September 1987
 
 
  Long Jump 10 August
  Final

Event Report - Women Long Jump Final

Madison leaps to first title

Before coming to Helsinki, the only senior competition 19 year-old Tianna Madison had ever won was this year’s US college championships. But on a soaking night in the Olympic stadium tonight the American added her name to that of an all-time great – Jackie Joyner-Kersee – by becoming world long jump champion.

Madison defied the wet to win gold with the longest jump of her life, 6.89, someway short of Joyner-Kersee’s winning marks and the shortest winning jump in World Championships history. Not that she’ll care about that.

Madison snatched victory from Tatyana Kotova, the Olympic bronze medallist, in the fifth round after the Russian had led from the end of round one. In the absence of world leader Irina Simigina, Kotova had been expected to take the gold, but in the end had to be satisfied with silver. Her best jump, 6.79, came in the third round.

The reigning champion Eunice Barber grabbed her second medal of the championships in the last round when she was aided by a +2.3 m/s wind to leap 6.76, having overtaken Cuba’s Yargelis Savigne in the fourth.

In an event like this, on a day like this, staying warm was hard enough never mind jumping. Kotova warmed up with a fleece headband; Madison kept her hood up most of the time; and USA’s Grace Upshaw wore a woolly hat. When the rain returned in the middle of the second round they all scampered for cover under the plastic shelter. Who could blame them?

The foul weather was having foul effects on their run-ups too. Only Kotova of the top eight didn’t have a single foul, and there were no fewer than 16 illegal jumps in the competition overall. The conditions were also having an effect on the distances, with most of the field landing some 20 to 30 centimetres short of what they’d usually expect.

Only Madison managed to improve her best but that wasn’t until near the end. In fact, she started with a foul, while Kotova seemed able to find her range immediately. The Russian went into the lead with 6.76 in the first round, with Savigne second on 6.69, a distance equalled by Madison in the second.

At this point Barber was struggling – jumping just 6.44 in the first and having a foul in the second. India’s Anju Bobby George, bronze medallist in Paris, was in fourth with a season’s best of 6.66, only ten centimetres short of the leader.

Little changed in the third round before Kotova, jumping eighth, extended her lead by three centimetres. Savigne had a big foul, landing marginally short of Kotova’s leading effort, and Upshaw moved from seventh to sixth above Barber.

Sotherton, in eighth with 6.42, watched nervously as Edwards set off for the last jump of the third round. She equalled Sotherton’s mark exactly, but her second best jump was only 6.14 to Sotherton’s 6.38. The Briton had survived. Just.

Not that it did her any good. She fouled three times in the second half. Barber, on the other hand, sprang to life in the fourth round with a leap of 6.70 that pushed her up into third despite a negative wind of 1.4.

After a number of big fouls in round five, Madison produced her big one – six centimetres further than she’s ever jumped before in her life. She leapt from the wet sand knowing that the gold medal was within sight.

After a big foul in the fifth Barber improved again with her final attempt, adding another six centimetres to her best, but still three short of Kotova, now in second.

Savigne, the triple jump silver medallist from Sunday, ended with 6.67 so failed to win her second medal of the championships by just seven centimetres. Madison added another big jump with her final effort, but it was judged a foul.

There was then a long pause before the final attempt of the competition while the men’s 400m semi-finals started. Madison endured a nervous wait while Kotova prepared herself for one last shot at gold. It fell short.

Now Madison didn’t care about the rain. She ran to the side to hug her coach, Caryl Smith Gilbert, and set off with the stars and stripes above her head for an unexpected but hugely deserved lap of honour.

1 Tianna Bartoletta USA 30 Aug 85 6.89 1.1
2 Eunice Barber FRA 17 Nov 74 6,76 2.3
3 Yargelis Savigne CUB 13 Nov 84 6.69 0.1
4 Anju B. George IND 19 Apr 77 6.66 1.4
5 Oksana Udmurtova RUS 1 Feb 82 6.53 1.0
6 Grace Upshaw USA 25 Sep 75 6.51 1.4
7 Kelly Sotherton GBR 13 Nov 76 6,42 5.4
8 Jackie Edwards BAH 14 Apr 71 6,42 2.9
9 Tünde Vaszi HUN 18 Apr 72 6.32 1.7
10 Concepción Montaner ESP 14 Jan 81 6.32 1.3
11 Elva Goulbourne JAM 21 Jan 80 6.21 -1.7
Tatyana Kotova RUS 11 Dec 76 DQ 32.2.a 6.79/1.5
Final 18:35h Team Dist. 1 2 3 4 5 6
1 Tianna Madison USA 6.89m X 6.69 6.35 X 6.89 X
2 Tatyana Kotova RUS 6.79m 6.76 6.69 6.79 6.59 6.59 6.53
3 Eunice Barber FRA 6.76m 6.44 X 6.31 6.70 X 6.76
4 Yargelis Savigne CUB 6.69m 6.69 6.34 X X 6.51 6.67
5 Anju Bobby George IND 6.66m 6.66 6.59 6.57 6.51 X 6.56
6 Oksana Udmurtova RUS 6.53m 6.45 5.97 6.53 6.46 X 6.28
7 Grace Upshaw USA 6.51m 6.44 6.24 6.49 6.51 X 6.38
8 Kelly Sotherton GBR 6.42m 6.38 X 6.42 X X X
9 Jackie Edwards BAH 6.42m 6.14 X 6.42
10 Tunde Vaszi HUN 6.32m 6.32 6.25 6.11
11 Concepcion Montaner ESP 6.32m 6.32 6.05 6.11
12 Elva Goulbourne JAM 6.21m 6.21 X X
  Qualification 9 August

Event Report - Women Long Jump Qualification

Simigina and May miss out

No doubt hampered by the swirling winds, the women’s long jump qualifying round was a fairly low key affair as only two women made it to the final by leaping beyond the automatic qualification distance of 6.65.

Spain’s Concepcion Montaner was the first to go through, hitting the automatic qualification distance of 6.65 exactly, aided by a 2.3m/s wind. She was followed by US collegiate champion Tianna Madison who improved her personal best by one centimetre to 6.83 – the longest jump of the day. Everyone else needed all three attempts.

The only real drama came before the competition had even started when Russia’s Irina Simigina, the Olympic silver medallist and favourite for the gold here, appeared as DNS (did not start) on the start list. Simigina is the only woman in the world this year to have leapt beyond seven metres, and in the absence of Olympic champion Tatyana Lebedeva, had been expected to step up a place here in Helsinki.

The other surprise was that Italy’s Fiona May, the 1985 and 2001 world champion and someone who’s medalled at these championships four times, failed to qualify for tomorrow night’s final. Needing 6.53 or better on her last jump, May missed by just two centimetres having leapt only 6.36 and 6.34 on her first two efforts. She finished in 14th place.

Without Lebedeva and Simigina the Russian challenge will fall to Tatyana Kotova, the Olympic bronze medallist. She started poorly with 6.28 on her first jump, but did enough in the second round with 6.63 to make the final 12.

However, after her stirring heptathlon duel with Carolina Kluft, the reigning champion Eunice Barber won’t be in the mood to give up her long jump title easily. The Frenchwoman qualified this afternoon with two jumps of 6.60.

Another multi-eventer, Britain’s Kelly Sotherton will also be there after jumping 6.55, while Cuba’s new triple jump silver medallist, Yargelis Savigne, also made it with 6.57.

Russia’s Oksana Udmurtova, a top four jumper this year, qualified with 6.56, but Latvia’s Ineta Radevica, who has a best of 6.80, endured a bad afternoon and went out after managing only 6.18.

  Group A
1 Concepción Montaner ESP 14 Jan 81 6,65 2.3 Q
2 Yargelis Savigne CUB 13 Nov 84 6.57 0.7 q
3 Kelly Sotherton GBR 13 Nov 76 6.55 1.3 q
4 Elva Goulbourne JAM 21 Jan 80 6.53 0.6 q
5 Rose Richmond USA 29 Jan 81 6,53 2.5
6 Fiona May ITA 12 Dec 69 6.51 -1.0
7 Marestella Sunang PHI 20 Feb 81 6.46 0.9
8 Naide Gomes POR 20 Nov 79 6.42 0.1
9 Natalia Kilpeläinen-Bäck FIN 18 Mar 70 6.34 0.9
10 Ineta Radēviča LAT 13 Jul 81 6.18 -0.7
11 Soko Salaqiqi FIJ 8 Jun 74 5.77 1.7
12 Martina Šestáková CZE 12 Oct 78 5.74 -0.5
Tatyana Kotova RUS 11 Dec 76 DQ 32.2.a 6.63/1.7
- Kene Ndoye SEN DNS
  Group B
1 Tianna Bartoletta USA 30 Aug 85 6.83 1.2 Q
2 Tünde Vaszi HUN 18 Apr 72 6.62 -0.9 q
3 Eunice Barber FRA 17 Nov 74 6.60 0.6 q
4 Grace Upshaw USA 25 Sep 75 6.59 -0.5 q
5 Oksana Udmurtova RUS 1 Feb 82 6.56 1.6 q
6 Anju B. George IND 19 Apr 77 6.54 -1.0 q
7 Jackie Edwards BAH 14 Apr 71 6.53 1.5 q
8 Kumiko Imura JPN 10 Jan 81 6.51 -1.0
9 Oleksandra Stadnyuk UKR 16 Apr 80 6.40 1.5
10 Bianca Kappler GER 8 Aug 77 6.35 0.9
11 Ioánna Kafetzí GRE 30 May 76 6.31 0.0
12 Adina Anton ROU 6 Oct 84 6.25 0.4
- Irina Simagina RUS DNS
 
Group A Team Dist. 1 2 3
1 Concepcion Montaner ESP 6.65m 6.65
2 Tatyana Kotova RUS 6.63m 6.28 6.63 -
3 Yargelis Savigne CUB 6.57m 6.57 X X
4 Kelly Sotherton GBR 6.55m 6.55 6.34 6.35
5 Elva Goulbourne JAM 6.53m 6.52 6.53 X
6 Rose Richmond USA 6.53m 6.53 6.29 6.38
7 Fiona May ITA 6.51m 6.36 6.34 6.51
8 Marestella Torres PHI 6.46m 4.81 6.46 X
9 Naide Gomes POR 6.42m 6.42 6.27 X
10 Natalia Kilpelainen FIN 6.34m X 6.34 6.27
11 Ineta Radevica LAT 6.18m X 6.13 6.18
12 Soko Salaqiqi FIJ 5.77m 5.55 5.77 X
13 Martina Darmovzalova CZE 5.74m 5.74 X X
- Kene Ndoye SEN DNS
Group B Team Dist. 1 2 3
1 Tianna Madison USA 6.83m 6.83
2 Tunde Vaszi HUN 6.62m 6.62 X -
3 Eunice Barber FRA 6.60m 6.50 6.60 6.60
4 Grace Upshaw USA 6.59m 6.53 X 6.59
5 Oksana Udmurtova RUS 6.56m 6.06 6.49 6.56
6 Anju Bobby George IND 6.54m 6.54 6.38 6.47
7 Jackie Edwards BAH 6.53m 6.53 X 6.53
8 Kumiko Ikeda JPN 6.51m X 6.51 X
9 Oleksandra Shyshlyuk UKR 6.40m X 6.40 6.30
10 Bianca Kappler GER 6.35m 6.11 X 6.35
11 Ioanna Kafetzi GRE 6.31m X 6.31 X
12 Adina Anton ROM 6.25m X X 6.25
- Irina Simagina RUS DNS

Group A 09

Order / LaneBibATHLETECOUNTRYPBSB 2005
1 543 Marestella Sunang PHI PHI 6.55 6.55
2 681 Kéné Ndoye SEN SEN 6.64 6.39
3 216 Soko Salaqiqi FIJ FIJ 5.38 5.38
4 285 Kelly Sotherton GBR GBR 6.68 6.67
5 192 Concepción Montaner ESP ESP 6.92 6.92
6 403 Elva Goulbourne JAM JAM 7.16 6.64
7 643 Tatyana Kotova RUS RUS 7.42 6.96
8 156 Yargeris Savigne CUB CUB 6.77 6.77
9 820 Rose Richmond USA USA 6.76 6.73
10 160 Martina Darmovzalová-Šestáková CZE CZE 6.66 6.66
11 226 Natalia Kilpeläinen-Back FIN FIN 6.58 6.58
12 470 Ineta Radeviča LAT LAT 6.80 6.80
13 575 Naide Gomes POR POR 6.72 6.72
14 388 Fiona May ITA ITA 7.11 6.64

Group B 09 AUG 2005 14:15 

Order / LaneBibATHLETECOUNTRYPBSB 2005
1 302 Bianca Kappler GER GER 6.71 6.66
2 323 Ioánna Kafetzí GRE GRE 6.71 6.62
3 354 Tünde Vaszi HUN HUN 6.86 6.69
4 756 Oleksandra Stadnyuk UKR UKR 6.64 6.62
5 669 Oksana Udmurtova RUS RUS 6.86 6.86
6 237 Eunice Barber FRA FRA 7.05 6.75
7 665 Irina Meleshina RUS RUS 7.27 7.04
8 585 Adina Anton ROU ROU 6.80 6.65i
9 809 Tianna Bartoletta USA USA 6.82 6.82
10 356 Anju Bobby George IND IND 6.83 6.47
11 841 Grace Upshaw USA USA 6.84 6.73
12 426 Kumiko Imura JPN JPN 6.78 6.69
13 24 Jackie Edwards BAH BAH 6.80 6.65
 
 

 

 

 

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