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1972 Olympic Games Munich - Men's Triple jump

 

 

Host City: München, West Germany Format: Top 12 and ties and all those reaching 16.20 metres advanced to the final.
Date Started: September 3, 1972  
Date Finished: September 4, 1972  
(Competitors: 36; Countries: 28; Finalists: 12)  
    Venue(s): Olympic Stadium, Olympic Park, München
Overview by IAAF   1972_olympic_stadium.jpg 
This was expected to be a battle between Saneyev, and Drehmel who had surprised the great Georgian jumper in winning the ’71 European title. On his first jump in the final Saneyev took care to hit the board, but still cut the sand at 17.35 with a barely illegal wind of +2.2 on an effort which featured a tremendous jump phase. Drehmel fouled his first jump, and, playing safe, hit 17.02 on his second jump. The powerful GDR star fouled his next two jumps, the second of which was in the area of 17.50. Saneyev had meanwhile produced a supporting effort of 17.19. No-one else was over 16.90, until Drehmel reached 17.31 for a GDR record and silver, with Prudêncio getting beyond 17m on his last jump for the final medal.
       
Summary by Sports-reference.com      
In 1971, Jörg Drehmel had surprised Viktor Saneyev by defeating him at the European Championships. They were the favorites in München. Cuba’s Pedro Pérez was the world record holder, having jumped 17.40 (57-1) to win the 1971 Pan-American Games, but that was the day of his life. He never again reproduced that form, and would finish only 24th in the qualifying in München, not making the final. In the final, Saneyev opened with a windy 17.35 (56-11¼) and that would hold up for the gold medal. Drehmel moved into second in round two with 17.02 (55-10¼) and would improve to 17.31 (56-9½) in the fifth round. The 1968 silver medalist, Nelson Prudêncio, was in second after round one, and in third the rest of the way, but also improved in the final round with 17.05 (55-11¼) to win his second consecutive Olympic medal. A month after the Olympics, Saneyev broke Pérez’s world record, jumping 17.44 (57-2¾).
 
 
        Results          
   
Triple jump Men     Final 4 September        
                   
Rank Mark     Athlete Country NOC Birth Date Records  
1 17.35     Viktor Sanejev Soviet Union URS 3 Oct 45    
2 17.31 1.5   Jörg Drehmel East Germany GDR 3 May 45    
3 17.05 1.4   Nelson Prudêncio Brazil BRA 4 Apr 44    
4 16.85     Carol Corbu Romania ROU 8 Feb 46    
5 16.83     John Craft United States USA 24 Mar 47    
6 16.83 2.4   Mansour Dia Senegal SEN 27 Dec 40    
7 16.69     Michal Joachimowski Poland POL 26 Sep 50    
8 16.44 0.0   Kristen Fløgstad Norway NOR 11 Apr 47    
9 16.30     Mikhail Bariban Soviet Union URS 25 Feb 49    
10 16.27     Bernard Lamitié France FRA 27 Jun 46    
11 16.03     Samuel Igun Nigeria NGR 28 Feb 38    
12 15.88     Toshiaki Inoue Japan JPN 3 Jan 51    
Triple jump Men     Qualification 3 September        
                   
Rank Mark     Athlete Country NOC Birth Date Records  
2 16.57     Jörg Drehmel East Germany GDR 3 May 45    
3 16.55     Mansour Dia Senegal SEN 27 Dec 40    
4 16.51     Carol Corbu Romania ROU 8 Feb 46    
5 16.49     Toshiaki Inoue Japan JPN 3 Jan 51    
6 16.43     Michal Joachimowski Poland POL 26 Sep 50    
7 16.42     Nelson Prudêncio Brazil BRA 4 Apr 44    
8 16.41     Kristen Fløgstad Norway NOR 11 Apr 47    
9 16.33     Samuel Igun Nigeria NGR 28 Feb 38    
10 16.32     John Craft United States USA 24 Mar 47    
11 16.26     Mikhail Bariban Soviet Union URS 25 Feb 49    
12 16.24     Bernard Lamitié France FRA 27 Jun 46    
13 16.19     Gábor Katona Hungary HUN 1 Oct 52    
14 16.19     Kosei Gushiken Japan JPN 10 Jun 42    
15 16.18     Gennadiy Bessonov Soviet Union URS 9 Dec 44    
16 16.04     Giuseppe Gentile Italy ITA 4 Sep 43    
17 15.98     Esa Rinne Finland FIN 3 May 43    
18 15.96     Václav Fiser Czechoslovakia TCH 9 Jul 47    
19 15.91     Heinz-Günther Schenk East Germany GDR 16 Jan 42    
20 15.90     Mick McGrath Australia AUS 28 Nov 47    
21 15.84     Johnson Amoah Ghana GHA 10 Apr 39    
22 15.82     Abraham Munabi Uganda UGA 19 Dec 40    
23 15.72     Moise Pomaney Ghana GHA 22 Mar 45    
24 15.72     Pedro Pérez Dueñas Cuba CUB 23 Feb 52    
25 15.69     Milan Spasojevic Yugoslavia YUG 15 Mar 49    
26 15.59     Yukito Muraki Japan JPN 31 Jul 45    
27 15.51     Tim Barrett Bahamas BAH 16 Mar 48    
28 15.38     Wilfredo Maisonave Puerto Rico PUR 17 Sep 51    
29 15.29     Art Walker United States USA 9 Sep 41    
30 14.74     Patrick Onyango Kenya KEN 45    
31 14.73     Cheng Ming-Chih Chinese Taipei TPE 6 Aug 47    
32 14.55     David Smith United States USA 8 Nov 47    
33 13.82     Gazi Marzouk Saleh Saudi Arabia KSA 5 Mar 51    
34 13.57     Martin Matupi Malawi MAW 26 Nov 42    
  NM     Mohinder Singh Gill India IND 12 Apr 47    
  NM     Henry Jackson Jamaica JAM 25 Oct 47    
 
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Qualifying round

Overall Athlete Nationality Group Mark 1 2 3
1 Viktor Saneyev Soviet Union B 16.85 16.85 - -
2 Jörg Drehmel East Germany A 16.57 16.57 - -
3 Mansour Dia Senegal A 16.55 16.55 - -
4 Carol Corbu Romania A 16.51 15.59 15.92 16.51
5 Toshiaki Inoue Japan A 16.49 16.01 16.19 16.49
6 Michał Joachimowski Poland B 16.43 16.43 - -
7 Nélson Prudêncio Brazil B 16.42 X X 16.42
8 Kristen Fløgstad Norway A 16.41 X 16.41 -
9 Samuel Igun Nigeria A 16.33 15.19 X 16.33
10 John Craft United States B 16.32 15.78 16.09 16.32
11 Mikhail Bariban Soviet Union A 16.26 16.09 16.12 16.26
12 Bernard Lamitié France A 16.24 16.24 - -
13 Gábor Katona Hungary B 16.19 16.19 15.43 14.89
14 Kosei Gushiken Japan B 16.19 16.19 X X
15 Gennady Bessonov Soviet Union A 16.18 16.10 15.95 16.18
16 Giuseppe Gentile Italy B 16.04 15.79 X 16.04
17 Esa Rinne Finland A 15.98 15.49 15.98 15.76
18 Václav Fišer Czechoslovakia B 15.96 15.96 15.75 15.75
19 Heinz-Günter Schenk East Germany B 15.91 15.54 15.91 15.41
20 Mick McGrath Australia A 15.90 15.40 15.90 15.32
21 Johnson Amoah Ghana A 15.84 15.79 15.69 15.84
22 Abraham Munabi Uganda B 15.82 14.74 15.82 X
23 Moise Pomaney Ghana B 15.72 15.72 15.18 15.31
24 Pedro Pérez Cuba B 15.72 15.72 14.85 X
25 Milan Spasojević Yugoslavia A 15.69 15.63 15.69 13.33
26 Yukito Muraki Japan A 15.59 15.53 15.59 X
27 Tim Barrett Bahamas B 15.51 15.51 15.43 X
28 Wilfredo Maisonave Puerto Rico B 15.38 14.07 14.77 15.38
29 Art Walker United States B 15.29 X 15.29 X
30 Patrick Onyango Kenya B 14.74 X X 14.74
31 Chen Ming-Chi Republic of China B 14.73 X 14.73 14.11
32 Dave Smith United States A 14.55 X 14.55 X
33 Ghazi Saleh Marzouk Saudi Arabia A 13.82 13.82 13.41 13.51
34 Martin Matupi Malawi A 13.57 13.57 X 13.34
- Henry Jackson Jamaica A NM X X X
- Mohinder Singh Gill India A NM X X X
- Martin Adouna Togo B DNS - - -
- Chodoton Dahomey B DNS - - -

Final

At the end of three jumps the top eight received another three jumps. The remaining jumpers are eliminated from medal contention.

Overall Athlete Nationality Mark 1 2 3 4 5 6
1st Viktor Saneyev Soviet Union 17.35 17.35 16.71 17.19 X 16.98 X
2nd Jörg Drehmel East Germany 17.31 X 17.02 X X 17.31 15.34
3rd Nélson Prudêncio Brazil 17.05 16.87 16.61 16.35 16.88 X 17.05
4 Carol Corbu Romania 16.85 16.62 16.85 16.40 X 13.72 X
5 John Craft United States 16.83 16.77 16.75 16.83 16.26 X X
6 Mansour Dia Senegal 16.83 16.77 16.83 X X 16.15 X
7 Michał Joachimowski Poland 16.69 16.69 X 14.62 14.98 X X
8 Kristen Fløgstad Norway 16.44 X 16.44 X X 15.97 X
9 Mikhail Bariban Soviet Union 16.30 X 16.30 15.96
10 Bernard Lamitié France 16.27 16.22 15.88 16.27
11 Samuel Igun Nigeria 16.03 X 15.79 16.03
12 Toshiaki Inoue Japan 15.88 15.88 X X
 
 
 

 

 

 

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