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2005 World Championships in Athletics Helsinki, Finland

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

 

 

Host City: Helsinki, Finland Format: Qualifying round (14.35 or top 12 to final) (Aug 6)
Dates: 6–14 August 2005
Nations participating: 196
Athletes participating: 1,891
    Main venue: Helsinki Olympic Stadium
Overview by IAAF   Helsinki Olympic Stadium 
Tatyana Lebedeva, winner in 2001 and 2003, was the prohibitive favourite, but an Achilles tendon injury meant she had to withdraw from the final. Aldama led with 14.72 at the end of round one, but four jumps later she was third behind Pyatykh (14.75) and Savigne (14.73). Smith took the lead in round four at 14.91 despite taking off 39.8cm behind the board. She progressed to 15.11 (5.31 hop, 4.60 step and 5.20 jump) in the next round . Both Savigne (14.82) and Pyatykh (14.77) reacted well, but Smith was clearly superior on the day, and she finished with 15.01 to consolidate her victory, with only Pyatykh (14.78) improving in the final round. Smith stood on the medal podium with a crutch to support an ankle she had injured during the final.
 The Women's Triple Jump event at the 2005 World Championships in Athletics was held at the Helsinki Olympic Stadium on August 6 and August 7.
 
  Triple Jump 7 August
  Final

Event Report - Women Triple Jump Final

Smith leaps to claim the gold

After just missing out on a medal in Athens last year, Jamaica’s Commonwealth record holder Trecia Smith found something special tonight to claim her first major championships title with a fifth round leap of 15.11.

It was a mark that equalled the best jump in the world this year and the tip of a superb series in which all attempts except her first were beyond 14.50, and two were beyond 15 metres.

Amazingly, it took an injury to get Smith moving. She moved into the lead in the fourth round shortly after appearing to injure her left ankle when taking off on her third round jump. Perhaps Smith, a physiotherapist by training, knows of some special formula.

Whatever, the massage and strapping she applied clearly did the trick, for she equalled her season’s best in the fourth round with 14.91, equalled this year’s world lead in the fifth, and leapt beyond 15 metres again in the sixth.

A former student at the University of Pittsburgh, Smith now lives in north London and is coached by a Briton, Frank Attoh who also trains Yamile Aldama, the Cuban-come-Sudanese who finished just out of the medals here despite finding her best form of the year.

The minor medals went to a 20 year-old Cuban Yargelis Savigne, the Central American champion, who produced four personal bests in her series, including the silver-medal winning 14.82. And to Russia’s Anna Pyatykh, who took the bronze, moving up one place from her fourth place finish in Paris. Her best of 14.78 came in the last round, although she had been in the lead at the half way stage following a second round jump of 14.75.

The Olympic silver medallist Chrysopiyi Devetzi of Greece couldn’t find the magic formula for a second successive year and finished down in fifth with a best of 14.64.

Without Russia’s Tatyana Lebedeva and Cameroon’s Francoise Mbango, we knew from the start that the medal podium would have a different look about it from the last two editions of the World Championships.

In both Edmonton and Paris it was Lebedeva who had stood on top of the rostrum, with Mbango one rung below. But Mbango has been out of form all this season and did not make the final here while Lebedeva only just struggled through the qualifiers yesterday and did not contest the final, no doubt opting to protect the suspect Achilles she injured at Oslo nine days ago.

Aldama led briefly at the end of a lacklustre first round with her best jump of the year, 14.72. It didn’t last long though as two jumps later Pyatykh went three centimetres further. This was the start of the real competition as Savigne immediately leapt out to 14.73, her best ever and good enough for second place.

Smith had opened with a huge foul, landing somewhere around the 15.50 mark, although she took off 27 centimetres over the board. In the second round she cut the sand at 14.67, although she was still having problems with her run-up – this time her toe was 23 centimetres short of the board.

Devetzi also moved up a gear in round two and found her range. Her second round effort landed at 14.64, a distance that would have been good enough for silver in three of the six world championships in which this event has been contested.

At the half way stage only three centimetres separated the top three athletes, and there were only 11 between the top five. But a rejuvenated Smith then got into her stride, moving into the lead in round four and producing her world leading jump in five.

Savigne also improved, jumping into silver medal place ahead of Pyatykh, and although the Russian responded with 14.77 and 14.78 in rounds five and six, she couldn’t reclaim second place.

There was certainly no catching Smith. A left Achilles strain might have meant the end of Lebedeva’s hopes of a third world title but a similar injury sustained by the Jamaican seemed only to inspire her to victory.

Last year she finished fourth in Athens despite jumping more than 15 metres; this time she was the only one to do so and it brought the gold.

1 Trecia Smith JAM 5 Nov 75 15.11 0.8
2 Yargelis Savigne CUB 13 Nov 84 14.82 0.7
3 Anna Pyatykh RUS 4 Apr 81 14.78 -0.5
4 Yamilé Aldama SUD 14 Aug 72 14.72 0.8
5 Hrisopiyí Devetzí GRE 2 Jan 76 14.64 0.3
6 Kéne Ndoye SEN 20 Nov 78 14.47 0.5
7 Baya Rahouli ALG 27 Jul 79 14.40 1.1
8 Magdelin Martinez ITA 10 Feb 76 14.31 1.4
9 Huang Qiuyan CHN 25 Jan 80 14.21 0.6
10 Viktoriya Valyukevich RUS 22 May 82 13.96 0.2
11 Carlota Castrejana ESP 25 Apr 73 13.86 1.6
Tatyana Lebedeva RUS 21 Jul 76 DNS
Final 19:40h Team Dist. 1 2 3 4 5 6
1 Trecia Smith JAM 15.11m X 14.67 14.51 14.91 15.11 15.01
2 Yargelis Savigne CUB 14.82m 13.09 14.73 14.36 14.71 14.82 14.73
3 Anna Pyatykh RUS 14.78m 14.38 14.75 14.31 14.66 14.77 14.78
4 Yamile Aldama SUD 14.72m 14.72 14.56 14.56 14.47 14.69 14.64
5 Hrysopiyi Devetzi GRE 14.64m X 14.64 14.44 X X 14.26
6 Kene Ndoye SEN 14.47m 13.73 14.41 X X 14.47 X
7 Baya Rahouli ALG 14.40m 14.40 14.27 14.40 14.23 X 13.11
8 Magdelin Martinez ITA 14.31m X 14.13 14.31 X 14.04 X
9 Qiuyan Huang CHN 14.21m 14.21 13.91 13.87
10 Viktoriya Gurova RUS 13.96m X 13.96 X
11 Natalya Safronova BLR 13.86m 13.70 X 13.86
- Tatyana Lebedeva RUS NM
  Qualification 6 August

Event Report - Women Triple Jump Qualification

Lebedeva takes easy route to triple jump final

Russia’s Tatyana Lebedeva made a comfortable, though not spectacular, start to her quest to win a third consecutive world championships gold in the triple jump this morning. The 29 year old, who was disappointed to finish third at the Olympic Games in Athens last year, jumped 14.15 on her first attempt as, initially, many of the principals struggled to make the automatic qualifying mark of 14.35 in the swirling wind of Helsinki’s Olympic stadium.

Lebedeva has leapt beyond 15 metres already three times this year and with three Golden League wins is in line for the a share of the $1 million jackpot. However, she hurt her left Achilles while warming up in Oslo last week casting doubts on her chances. Clearly not wanting to test the injury here before tomorrow’s final, she settled at 14.15 and did not take her other two attempts. It was a risky move as all but two of the other qualifiers jumped further and she went through only in 10th place.

Greece’s Olympic silver medallist Chrisopiyi Devetzi heads the list of qualifiers, although she needed three attempts before producing 14.72. With 14.10 on her first effort and a foul on her second, she was staring at elimination before managing her longest jump of the year.

In the end, seven of the 12 finallists qualified automatically, although with the wind veering from +3 to –0.7 it was difficult to assess the competitors’ relative form. Of the main contenders for medals, only Olympic gold medallist Francoise Mbango will not be in the final. The Cameroonian has been in poor form all season and did not start this morning.

Jamaica’s Trecia Smith was the first to go through automatically, landing at 14.69 on her first attempt, aided by a +3m/s tailwind. Smith just missed out on a medal in Athens last year despite jumping beyond 15 metres and looks keen to make up for that this time. She is currently third in the world this year with a best of 14.91.

Smith is coached in London by Frank Attoh who also looks after Sudan’s Yamile Aldama. A world silver medallist in 1999 when she was a Cuban, Aldama struggled to make an impression here in the first two rounds but made it through by a centimetre, landing at 14.36 in the third.

Another former Cuban, Italy’s Magdelin Martinez, took two attempts but qualified for tomorrow’s final with 14.46 on her second jump, into a slight headwind of -0.2. Only Devetzi, Smith and the 20 year-old Cuban Yargelis Savigne jumped further. Savigne was consistent, leaping 14.28 on her first, producing a big foul on her second, and landing her third at 14.47.

Lebedeva’s two Russian teammates, Viktoriya Gurova and Anna Pyatykh, are also safely through, Gurova with her best jump of the year, 14.38.

Spain’s Carlota Castrejana, who initially finished 12th in group B with 13.58, was later added to the list of qualifiers. After a protest by the Spanish federation, the Jury of Appeal decided that her first attempt, which had been counted as a foul, was valid. The attempt was measured at 14.20 but the judge raised the red flag because her foot appeared to be over the take-off line, although there was no mark in the plasticine.

  Group A
1 Yargelis Savigne CUB 13 Nov 84 14.47 1.2 Q
2 Magdelin Martinez ITA 10 Feb 76 14.46 -0.2 Q
3 Anna Pyatykh RUS 4 Apr 81 14.40 -1.3 Q
4 Viktoriya Valyukevich RUS 22 May 82 14.38 1.5 Q
5 Yamilé Aldama SUD 14 Aug 72 14.36 1.2 Q
6 Baya Rahouli ALG 27 Jul 79 14.17 1.0 q
7 Natallia Safronava BLR 11 Jul 74 14.09 0.9 q
8 Anastasiya Juravlyeva UZB 9 Oct 81 13.97 0.5
9 Dana Velďáková SVK 3 Jun 81 13.84 -1.1
10 Natalia Kilpeläinen-Bäck FIN 18 Mar 70 13.66 0.8
11 Tetyana Dyachenko UKR 25 Jan 86 13.32 -0.5
Athanasía Pérra GRE 2 Feb 83 NM
Yelena Parfyonova KAZ 26 Jan 74 NM
- Francoise Etoney Mbango CMR DNS
  Group B
1 Hrisopiyí Devetzí GRE 2 Jan 76 14.72 0.7 Q
2 Trecia Smith JAM 5 Nov 75 14,69 3.0 Q
3 Huang Qiuyan CHN 25 Jan 80 14.22 -0.2 q
4 Tatyana Lebedeva RUS 21 Jul 76 14.15 -0.2 q
5 Kéne Ndoye SEN 20 Nov 78 14.11 1.4 q
6 Simona La Mantia ITA 14 Apr 83 14.00 -0.3
7 Snežana Vukmirovič SLO 19 Aug 82 13.88 -1.1
8 Mabel Gay CUB 5 May 83 13.83 0.8
9 Maria Dimitrova BUL 7 Aug 76 13,79 2.2
10 Nadezhda Alekhina RUS 22 Sep 78 13.78 1.3
11 Šárka Kašpárková CZE 20 May 71 13.69 0.2
12 Carlota Castrejana ESP 25 Apr 73 13.58 1.1
13 Erica McLain USA 24 Jan 86 13.29 -0.8
 
Group A Team Dist. 1 2 3
1 Yargelis Savigne CUB 14.47m 14.28 X 14.47
2 Magdelin Martinez ITA 14.46m X 14.46
3 Anna Pyatykh RUS 14.40m 13.97 13.96 14.40
4 Viktoriya Gurova RUS 14.38m 13.63 14.38
5 Yamile Aldama SUD 14.36m 13.89 12.75 14.36
6 Baya Rahouli ALG 14.17m X 14.17 14.02
7 Natalya Safronova BLR 14.09m 13.72 14.03 14.09
8 Anastasiya Juravleva UZB 13.97m 13.61 13.97 13.89
9 Dana Veldakova SVK 13.84m 13.74 13.82 13.84
10 Natalia Kilpelainen FIN 13.66m 13.66 X 13.59
11 Tetyana Dyachenko UKR 13.32m X 12.95 13.32
- Athanasia Perra GRE NM X X X
- Yelena Parfenova KAZ NM X X X
- Francoise Etoney Mbango CMR DNS
Group B Team Dist. 1 2 3
1 Hrysopiyi Devetzi GRE 14.72m 14.10 X 14.72
2 Trecia Smith JAM 14.69m 14.69
3 Qiuyan Huang CHN 14.22m 14.22 14.12 13.73
4 Tatyana Lebedeva RUS 14.15m 14.15 - -
5 Kene Ndoye SEN 14.11m X X 14.11
6 Simona La Mantia ITA 14.00m 13.66 13.76 14.00
7 Snesana Vukmirovic SLO 13.88m 13.78 X 13.88
8 Mabel Gay CUB 13.83m 13.83 X X
9 Mariya Dimitrova BUL 13.79m 13.32 X 13.79
10 Nadezhda Bazhenova RUS 13.78m 13.66 13.71 13.78
11 Sarka Kasparkova CZE 13.69m 13.69 X X
12 Carlota Castrejana ESP 13.58m X 13.58 X
13 Erica Mclain USA 13.29m X 13.18 13.29

Group A 06 AUG 2005 10:05 

Order / LaneBibATHLETECOUNTRYPBSB 2005
1 3 Baya Rahouli ALG ALG 14.98 14.98
2 695 Yamilé Aldama SUD SUD 15.29 14.55
3 387 Magdelín Martínez ITA ITA 15.03 14.69
4 57 Natallia Safronava BLR BLR 14.65 14.29
5 843 Anastasiya Zhuravlyeva UZB UZB 14.55 14.55
6 330 Athanasía Pérra GRE GRE 14.39 14.27i
7 226 Natalia Kilpeläinen-Back FIN FIN 14.18 13.86
8 703 Dana Velďáková SVK SVK 14.16 14.16
9 132 Françoise Mbango Etone CMR CMR 15.30 13.84
10 744 Tetyana Dyachenko UKR UKR 14.10 14.10
11 654 Anna Pyatykh RUS RUS 14.88 14.88
12 445 Elena Parfenova KAZ KAZ 14.23 14.23
13 156 Yargeris Savigne CUB CUB 14.63 14.63
14 629 Victoria Gurova RUS RUS 14.74i 14.74i

Group B 06 AUG 2005 10:05 

Order / LaneBibATHLETECOUNTRYPBSB 2005
1 811 Erica McLain USA USA 14.01 14.01
2 83 Maria Dimitrova Dobrinova BUL BUL 14.52 14.13
3 647 Tatyana Lebedeva RUS RUS 15.36i 15.11
4 417 Trecia Kaye Smith JAM JAM 15.16 14.91
5 616 Nadezhda Alekhina RUS RUS 14.65i 14.31
6 182 Carlota Castrejana ESP ESP 14.60 14.60
7 151 Mabel Gay CUB CUB 14.57i 14.21
8 164 Šárka Kašparkova CZE CZE 15.20 14.34i
9 319 Chrysopigi Devetzi GRE GRE 15.32 14.62
10 691 Snežana Vukmirovic SLO SLO 14.08 14.08
11 681 Kéné Ndoye SEN SEN 15.00 14.24
12 110 Qiuyan Huang CHN CHN 14.72 14.58
13 384 Simona La Mantia ITA ITA 14.69 14.69

 

 

 

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