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2007 World Championships in Athletics Osaka, Japan

2007 11th IAAF World Championships - Osaka - Men's Triple Jump

 

 

Host City: Osaka, Japan Format: Qualifying round (17.10 or top 12 to final) (Aug 25)
Dates: 24 August - 2 September 2007
Nations participating: 200
Athletes participating: 1,978
    Main venue: Nagai Stadium
Overview by IAAF   nagai stadium01 
Évora made a clear statement of intent in the opening round, reaching out to 17.41, and only reigning champion Davis could get close with 17.33. His countryman Wilson reached 17.21 in an otherwise quiet second round. Tosca opened round three with 17.32, to be followed immediately by Évora’s national record of 17.74 comprising an exceptional 6.37 hop followed by a 5.36 step and 6.01 jump. That put a damper on the competition until Gregório moved up from sixth place with his excellent 17.59 in the penultimate round. Wilson and Évora were the only jumpers to get past 17.30 in the final round. Évora became the first Portuguese male athlete to win an outdoor World Championship gold.

The men's triple jump event at the 2007 World Championships in Athletics took place on August 25, 2007 (qualification) and August 27, 2007 (final) at the Nagai Stadium in Osaka, Japan.

Records

World record and
Championship record
18.29 Jonathan Edwards Great Britain Gothenburg, Sweden 7 August 1995
 
 
  Triple Jump 27 August
  Final

Event report: Men's Triple Jump Final

Portuguese has long been the language of triple jumpers, but the tradition has tended to be Brazilian, through the likes of world record-holders Nelson Prudencio, Adhemer da Silva and Joao Carlos de Oliveira.

Tonight though, Nelson Evora did his bit for Portugal itself, as the country’s first ever World Championships finalist in this event won the gold medal with his 17.74m third-round effort besting the rest of the world.

Not that Brazil was entirely left out, as Jadel Gregorio produced his best performance outside his homeland, with 17.59 in the penultimate round, to secure the silver medal. Defending champion Walter Davis, of the United States, with his best jump of the year in the opening round, 17.33, took the bronze medal this time.

Evora and Gregorio might try to share a few vinho verdes tonight, although as the Portuguese will be competing in the Long Jump later this week, the 23-year-old new champion may opt for sobriety.

Evora is wonderfully versatile as an athlete, with a long jump personal best of 8.10m; he is a former Portuguese junior High Jump champion, too.

Two days ago, Phillips Idowu, one of the medal contenders, had predicted that "just one good jump will win it". And so it was.

Evora, the leading qualifier, dominated the final proceedings from the off. The second man to jump, he cleared 17.41, with Davis the only other man to go beyond 17m in that first round. In the next round, Evora  produced a similar distanced foul, as Idowu, his hair dyed blond for the occasion, then leapt 17.07 to move into third, temporarily, as the American, Aarik Wilson, then leap-frogged him with 17.21. Gregorio also moved into 17m territory in this round.

At the start of the third round, Osniel Tosca, of Cuba, moved into third place with a jump just 1cm less than Davis. Then Evora produced his "one good jump" in the third round, with a 1.4m/s following wind.

That helped to spark the competition into life. Gregorio, who came to these championships with a world-leading 17.90, out-jumped the lead mark by a clear distance, only to be red-flagged for a foot foul. Wilson, too, had his best jump of the night but was denied measurement by a fault on the board.

And that was very nearly it, as only Gregorio managed to improve his position significantly, going from seventh place to second thanks to his fifth-round 17.59.

Idowu, who has missed much of the season through injury, lacked any real fluency in his jumping, but nothing in effort. His last-round 17.09 did nothing to alter his finishing position.

At 23, one can only imagine what sort of future Evora might have. Originally from the Cape Verde Island – like Portugal’s leading heptathlete-long jumper, Naide Gomes – Evora has lived in Portugal since he was five. He was European Youth Triple Jump champion in 2001 and took out full Portuguese nationality in 2002. Tonight’s was his sixth national Triple Jump record in two years.

There is clearly more to come.

Osaka 2007 News Team/sd

1 Nelson Evora POR 20 Apr 84 17.74 1.4
2 Jadel Gregorio BRA 16 Sep 80 17.59 0.3
3 Walter Davis USA 2 Jul 79 17.33 1.0
4 Osniel Tosca CUB 30 Jun 84 17.32 1.1
5 Aarik Wilson USA 25 Oct 82 17.31 0.6
6 Phillips Idowu GBR 30 Dec 78 17.09 -0.9
7 David Girat CUB 28 Aug 84 16.91 0.7
8 Alexander Martinez SUI 23 Aug 77 16.85 1.3
9 Kim Duk-Hyung KOR 8 Dec 85 16.71 1.1
10 Aleksandr Petrenko RUS 8 Feb 83 16.66 0.8
11 Zhong Minwei CHN 9 Apr 87 16.66 1.5
12 Dimitrios Tsiamis GRE 12 Jan 82 16.59 -1.1
Final 20:30 Team dist. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.
1 Nelson Evora POR 17.74m 17.41 X 17.74 X 17.39
2 Jadel Gregerio BRA 17.59m 16.68 17.00 X 15.09 17.59 17.28
3 Walter Davis USA 17.33m 17.33 X X X 17.22 X
4 Osniel Tosca CUB 17.32m 16.71 X 17.32 X 17.20 17.27
5 Aarik Wilson USA 17.31m 16.89 17.21 X 15.35 17.07 17.31
6 Phillips Idowu GBR 17.09m 16.63 17.07 16.66 16.88 16.85 17.09
7 David Giralt CUB 16.91m 16.91 16.49 X X
8 Alexander Martinez SUI 16.85m 16.77 16.30 16.85 16.24 15.86 13.95
9 Deokhyeon Kim KOR 16.71m 16.01 16.71 16.71
10 Aleksandr Petrenko RUS 16.66m 16.66 X 16.60
11 Minwei Zhong CHN 16.66m 16.66 15.87 16.01
12 Dimitrios Tsiimis GRE 16.59m 16.33 16.59 16.29
  Qualification 25 August

Event report: Men's Triple Jump Qualifying

Nelson Evora, the Portuguese recordholder, comfortably led the qualifiers into Monday's final of the Triple Jump, with a smooth-looking best effort of 17.22 metres.

With the automatic qualifying mark set at 17.10, the 23-year-old was one of only three men to exceed that standard, the others both coming from the same Group A - Brazil's Jadel Gregorio and defending champion Walter Davis, of the United States, who both jumped exactly 17.10.

With both groups faced with a light headwind, the other group had no automatic qualifers, Phillips Idowu (GBR) heading the efforts from his rivals with 17.07, his sole effort in the event.

Casualties included Yoandri Betanzos (CUB), the silver medal-winner at the last two World Championships, but here could manage no better than 16.54, and Leevan Sands (BAH), the bronze medallist in 2003 who won't feature in the final this time after jumping only 16.53.

''It's wide open on Monday,'' Idowu, the European Indoor champion, said. ''There's no clear favourite. One good jump will win it.''

Osaka 2007 News Team/sd

1 Nelson Evora POR 20 Apr 84 17.22 -0.2 Q
2 Jadel Gregorio BRA 16 Sep 80 17.10 -0.3 Q
3 Walter Davis USA 2 Jul 79 17.10 -0.1 Q
4 Phillips Idowu GBR 30 Dec 78 17.07 -0.1 q
5 Aarik Wilson USA 25 Oct 82 17.06 0.1 q
6 Aleksandr Petrenko RUS 8 Feb 83 17.05 -0.1 q
7 David Girat CUB 28 Aug 84 17.05 -0.1 q
8 Kim Duk-Hyung KOR 8 Dec 85 16.78 -0.3 q
9 Dimitrios Tsiamis GRE 12 Jan 82 16.74 0.0 q
10 Osniel Tosca CUB 30 Jun 84 16.74 -0.4 q
11 Alexander Martinez SUI 23 Aug 77 16.71 -0.1 q
12 Zhong Minwei CHN 9 Apr 87 16.69 -0.2 q
13 Dmitrij Valukevic SVK 31 May 81 16.65 -0.4
14 Gu Junjie CHN 5 May 85 16.58 -0.3
15 Mykola Savolaynen UKR 25 Mar 80 16.58 -0.3
16 Li Yanxi CHN 26 Jun 83 16.57 -0.1
17 Viktor Yastrebov UKR 13 Jan 82 16.57 0.0
18 Lawrence Willis USA 12 Jul 81 16.55 -0.4
19 Julien Kapek FRA 12 Jan 79 16.55 0.4
20 Yoandri Betanzos CUB 15 Feb 82 16.54 0.0
21 Leevan Sands BAH 16 Aug 81 16.53 -0.2
22 Anton Andersson SWE 12 Mar 81 16.48 -0.1
23 Danila Burkenya RUS 20 Jul 78 16.47 -0.2
24 Tareq Bougtaib MAR 30 Apr 81 16.45 0.2
25 Anders Moller DEN 5 Sep 77 16.39 0.2
26 Renjith Maheswary IND 30 Jan 86 16.38 0.6
27 Jefferson Sabino BRA 4 Nov 82 16.34 -0.1
28 Konstadinos Zalaggitis GRE 13 Dec 80 16.26 -0.1
29 Hugo Mamba CMR 1 Feb 82 16.24 -0.1
30 Kenta Bell USA 16 Mar 77 16.22 -0.1
31 Takanori Sugibayashi JPN 14 Mar 76 16.21 0.7
32 Fabrizio Donato ITA 14 Aug 76 16.20 0.3
33 Leonardo dos Santos BRA 7 May 84 15.74 -0.1
- Mohammad Hazzory SYR DNS
- Ndiss Kaba Badji SEN DNS
- Marian Oprea ROU DNS
 
Group A 20:30 Team dist. 1. 2. 3.
1 Nelson Evora POR 17.22m 17.07 17.22
2 Jadel Gregerio BRA 17.10m 16.84 17.10
3 Walter Davis USA 17.10m 17.10
4 Aleksandr Petrenko RUS 17.05m 17.05 16.64 X
5 Osniel Tosca CUB 16.74m X 16.74 X
6 Alexander Martinez SUI 16.71m 16.70 16.71 16.44
7 Minwei Zhong CHN 16.69m 16.31 16.35 16.69
8 Dmitrij Valukevic SVK 16.65m 16.65 X 16.61
9 Yanxi Li CHN 16.57m 16.50 X 16.57
10 Vyktor Yastrebov UKR 16.57m 16.39 16.57 16.40
11 Julien Kapek FRA 16.55m 15.50 16.44 16.55
12 Anders Moller DEN 16.39m 16.39 X 13.90
13 Maheswary Renjith IND 16.38m 16.33 16.37 16.38
14 Konstadinos Zalagggtis GRE 16.26m 16.03 16.26 X
15 Kenta Bell USA 16.22m 16.22 X 15.55
16 Takanori Sugibayashi JPN 16.21m 16.05 X 16.21
- Mohammad Hazzory SYR DNS
- Ndiss Kaba Badji SEN DNS
Group B 20:30 Team dist. 1. 2. 3.
1 Phillips Idowu GBR 17.07m 17.07 X
2 Aarik Wilson USA 17.06m 17.06 16.97
3 David Giralt CUB 17.05m 17.05 X X
4 Deokhyeon Kim KOR 16.78m 16.78 X 16.47
5 Dimitrios Tsiimis GRE 16.74m 16.70 16.44 16.74
6 Junjie Gu CHN 16.58m X 16.58 16.57
7 Mykola Savolaynen UKR 16.58m 16.49 16.58 X
8 Lawrence Willis USA 16.55m 13.01 16.51 16.55
9 Yoandri Betanzos CUB 16.54m X 16.54 16.34
10 Leevan Sands BAH 16.53m 16.10 16.53 X
11 Anton Andersson SWE 16.48m X 16.18 16.48
12 Danil Burkenya RUS 16.47m 15.95 16.20 16.47
13 Tarik Bougtaib MAR 16.45m 16.45 15.86 16.10
14 Jefferson Sabino BRA 16.34m X 16.34 14.06
15 Hugo Mamba-Schlick CMR 16.24m X 16.00 16.24
16 Fabrizio Donato ITA 16.20m 16.20 X 15.99
17 Leonardo Elisario dos Santos BRA 15.74m X 15.74 X
- Marian Oprea ROU DNS

Group A 25 AUG 2007 20:30 

Order / LaneBibATHLETECOUNTRYPBSB 2007
1 754 Takanori Sugibayashi JPN JPN 17.02 16.90
2 439 Yanxi Li CHN CHN 17.15 16.84
3 910 Nelson Évora POR POR 17.51 17.51
4 572 Julien Kapek FRA FRA 17.38 17.10
5 483 Anders Møller DEN DEN 17.01i 16.35i
6 677 Renjith Maheswary IND IND 17.04 17.04
7 1095 Walter Davis USA USA 17.73i 17.01
8 657 Konstadínos Zalaggítis GRE GRE 17.43 16.91
9 1011 Alexander Martínez SUI SUI 17.51 17.13
10 468 Osniel Tosca CUB CUB 17.52 17.52
11 962 Aleksandr Petrenko RUS RUS 17.29 17.29
12 1039 Mohammad Hazzory SYR SYR 16.67 16.45
13 1021 Dmitrij Valukevic SVK SVK 17.57 17.35
14 1086 Kenta Bell USA USA 17.63 17.26
15 399 Jadel Gregório BRA BRA 17.90 17.90
16 1078 Viktor Yastrebov UKR UKR 17.32 17.13
17 985 Ndiss Kaba Badji SEN SEN 16.80 16.80
18 448 Minwei Zhong CHN CHN 17.27 17.27

Group B 25 AUG 2007 20:30 

Order / LaneBibATHLETECOUNTRYPBSB 2007
1 782 Deokhyeon Kim KOR KOR 17.07 17.02
2 458 Yoandris Betanzos CUB CUB 17.63 17.12i
3 951 Danil Burkenya RUS RUS 17.68 17.48
4 1157 Lawrence Willis USA USA 16.97 16.97
5 461 Arnie David Girat CUB CUB 17.39i 17.39i
6 928 Marian Oprea ROU ROU 17.81 17.32
7 397 Leonardo Elisiario dos Santos BRA BRA 16.75 16.75
8 695 Fabrizio Donato ITA ITA 17.60 16.97
9 600 Phillips Idowu GBR GBR 17.68 17.56i
10 436 Junjie Gu CHN CHN 17.23 17.11
11 1158 Aarik Wilson USA USA 17.58 17.58
12 813 Tarik Bouguetaïb MAR MAR 17.37 17.37
13 656 Dimítrios Tsiámis GRE GRE 17.55 16.99
14 1076 Mykola Savolaynen UKR UKR 17.30 17.30
15 355 Leevan Sands BAH BAH 17.50 17.23
16 402 Jefferson Sabino BRA BRA 17.22 16.90
17 1022 Anton Andersson SWE SWE 17.10 17.10
18 450 Hugo Mamba-Schlick CMR CMR 16.72 16.72

Event preview: Men’s Triple Jump

The withdrawal through injury of Sweden’s Christian Olsson, the Olympic gold medal-winner, has thrown this event wide open.

At 17.90m, Jadel Gregorio, the Pan-American champion from Brazil, tops the 2007 World lists with an effort which finally eclipsed the South American record that was set by his compatriot, João de Oliveira, back in 1975.

However, outside his home country, Gregorio’s form has been inconsistent - fourth place in Paris being his best Golden League performance so far this summer.

This will possibly provide hope for his likely rivals, who include the two Americans, Aarik Wilson, the US champion, whose 17.58m lifetime best was set in London earlier this month, and Walter Davis, the defending World champion, although Davis has also suffered indifferent form in this season’s Golden League Meetings.

Also in the mix come the final on Monday night could be Osniel Tosca (CUB) and Nelson Evora (POR), both 17.50-plus performers this season, and possibly Phillips Idowu (GBR), the European Indoor champion and Oslo Golden League winner this season, who has been hampered since by a back injury.

Osaka 2007 News Team

 

 

 

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