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1988 Olympic Games Seoul - Men's Long jump

 

 

Host City: Seoul, South Korea Format: Top 12 and ties and all those reaching 8.00 metres advanced to the final.
Date Started: September 25, 1988
Date Finished: September 26, 1988
(Competitors: 41; Countries: 31; Finalists: 12)
Venue(s): Olympic Stadium, Seoul Sports Complex, Seoul
Overview by IAAF  1988_olympic_stadium.jpg
Lewis and Myricks had produced a stirring duel in the US Trials, with Lewis emerging the victor 8.76 to 8.74. Seoul was expected to be similarly close. Just five men reached the automatic qualifying mark of 8.00, with 7.77 taken as the 12th finalist. Lewis opened the final with 8.41, followed by teammates Powell (8.23) and Myricks (8.14). Noone else reached 8.10 so the medals were already settled. Lewis improved to 8.56w in the second round, and Myricks passed Powell with 8.27. Lewis continued with 8.52, and Powell psyched himself up to jump a personal best of 8.49. Myricks, who never performed to his capabilities in the Olympics, fouled three of his last four jumps, one of them over 8.50, but would have had to defer to Lewis. The greatest long jumper in history sealed the event in the fourth round with a monster jump. Barely reaching the board he landed 8.72 from the front end of the board – 8.90 from where he took off! Biomechanical analysis of the event gave toe to heel measurements of 8.57 for Powell and 8.44 for Myricks on their best jumps.
Summary by Sports-reference.com
The 1988 US Olympic Trials featured the greatest long jump dual ever to that date. Carl Lewis and Larry Myricks finished 1-2 with the two longest non-Beamon marks ever – 8.76 (28-9) and 8.74 (28-8¼). The Seoul long jump was eagerly awaited, and the third American, Mike Powell, was also considered a challenger. Lewis opened with 8.41 (27-7¼) in the final. He jumped last in the order, although he had been drawn for first. But the long jump final began within an hour of his 200 round and he petitioned to jump last, which was granted. In rounds two and three, he improved with 8.56 (28-1) and 8.52 (27-11½), the second round 8.56 (28-1) wind-aided. Those were good enough for the gold medal. But getting ready for the fourth round, a new official told Lewis he now had to jump first, not last. He argued that he should be given extra time to recover from his third-round jump, but was rebuffed. A long jump clock malfunction gave him some extra time and he responded with 8.72 (28-7½), winning the event easily with a dominant series. Powell won silver and Myricks bronze as the Americans swept the medals.
 

Records

Standing records prior to the 1988 Summer Olympics
World Record  Bob Beamon (USA) 8.90 m October 18, 1968 Mexico Mexico City, Mexico
Olympic Record  Bob Beamon (USA) 8.90 m October 18, 1968 Mexico Mexico City, Mexico
 
Results
Long jump Men Final 26 September
Rank Mark Wind Athlete Country NOC Birth Date Records
1 8.72 -0.2 Carl Lewis United States USA 1 Jul 61
2 8.49 1.8 Mike Powell United States USA 10 Nov 63
3 8.27 1.2 Larry Myricks United States USA 10 Mar 56
4 8.08w 2.2 Giovanni Evangelisti Italy ITA 11 Sep 61
5 8.03 0.5 Antonio Corgos Spain ESP 10 Mar 60
6 8.00 1.8 László Szálma Hungary HUN 21 Oct 57
7 7.97 0.4 Norbert Brige France FRA 9 Jan 64
8 7.89 -0.2 Leonid Voloshin Soviet Union URS 30 Mar 66
9 7.86 0.9 Pang Yan China CHN 15 Jan 63
10 7.82 0.2 Jarmo Kärnä Finland FIN 4 Aug 58
11 7.71 0.1 Emiel Mellaard Netherlands NED 21 Mar 66
12 7.54 1.1 Mark Forsythe Great Britain GBR 10 Aug 65
Long jump Men Qualification 25 September
Rank Mark Wind Athlete Country NOC Birth Date Records
1 8.34w 2.3 Mike Powell United States USA 10 Nov 63
2 8.19 -0.4 Larry Myricks United States USA 10 Mar 56
3 8.08 1.2 Carl Lewis United States USA 1 Jul 61
4 8.05 0.8 Norbert Brige France FRA 9 Jan 64
5 8.02 1.8 Emiel Mellaard Netherlands NED 21 Mar 66
6 7.92 1.0 László Szálma Hungary HUN 21 Oct 57
7 7.91 1.2 Antonio Corgos Spain ESP 10 Mar 60
8 7.90 0.0 Jarmo Kärnä Finland FIN 4 Aug 58
9 7.89 0.0 Leonid Voloshin Soviet Union URS 30 Mar 66
10 7.81 -1.1 Giovanni Evangelisti Italy ITA 11 Sep 61
11 7.79 -1.6 Pang Yan China CHN 15 Jan 63
12 7.77 -1.9 Mark Forsythe Great Britain GBR 10 Aug 65
13 7.74 0.8 Stewart Faulkner Great Britain GBR 19 Feb 69
14 7.73 1.6 Yusuf Alli Nigeria NGR 28 Jul 60
15 7.73 0.5 Bruny Surin Canada CAN 12 Jul 67
16 7.70 1.2 Kim Jong-Il South Korea KOR 11 Sep 62
17 7.68 -0.9 Chen Zunrong China CHN 25 Aug 62
18 7.67 -0.1 James Browne Antigua and Barbuda ANT 15 Sep 66
19 7.65 -1.0 Fred Salle Cameroon CMR 10 Sep 64
20 7.64 0.3 David Culbert Australia AUS 17 Mar 67
21 7.61 -0.1 Andreas Steiner Austria AUT 21 Feb 64
22 7.61 1.8 Glenroy Gilbert Canada CAN 31 Aug 68
23 7.57 1.0 John King Great Britain GBR 13 Feb 63
24 7.54 -1.1 Steve Hanna Bahamas BAH 30 Oct 58
25 7.52 0.0 Ian James Canada CAN 17 Jul 63
26 7.48 -1.2 Hiroyuki Shibata Japan JPN 29 Apr 63
27 7.45 -0.7 Nai Hui-Fang Chinese Taipei TPE 26 Feb 69
28 7.36 1.8 Teddy Steinmayr Austria AUT 4 Feb 64
29 7.10 -0.7 Lotfi Khaïda Algeria ALG 20 Dec 68
30 7.09 -0.5 Muhammed ur Faq Pakistan PAK 62
31 6.99 0.0 José Leitão Portugal POR 6 Apr 65
32 6.92 -1.2 Ricardo Valiente Peru PER 22 Aug 68
33 6.87 -0.3 Francis Keita Sierra Leone SLE 23 Jul 70
NM David Lamai Kenya KEN 22 Apr 64
NM Sizwe Mdluli Swaziland SWZ 17 May 69
NM Shahanuddin Chowdhury Bahamas BAN 15 Jun 67
NM Junichi Usui Japan JPN 5 Oct 57
NM Abdullah Al-Sheib Qatar QAT 29 Jun 65
NM Reynaldo Quinoñes Puerto Rico PUR 15 Jun 58
NM Orde Ballantyne Saint Vincent and the Grenadines VIN 22 Jan 62
NM Robert Emmiyan Soviet Union URS 16 Feb 65
 
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Final

RankAthleteAttemptsDistanceNote
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1st  Carl Lewis (USA) 8.41 8.56 8.52 8.72 8.52 X 8.72 m  
2nd  Mike Powell (USA) 8.23 8.11 8.49 X X 8.49 m  
3rd  Larry Myricks (USA) 8.14 8.27 X 8.17 X X 8.27 m  
4  Giovanni Evangelisti (ITA) 7.84 8.08 7.63 8.08 m  
5  Antonio Corgos (ESP) 8.03 X X 7.86 X 7.99 8.03 m  
6  László Szalma (HUN) X X 8.00 X X X 8.00 m  
7  Norbert Brige (FRA) 7.87 X X 7.97 X X 7.97 m  
8  Leonid Volochine (URS) 7.87 7.78 X X X 7.89 7.89 m  
 
9  Pang Yan (CHN) X 7.72 7.86   7.86 m  
10  Jarmo Kärnä (FIN) X 7.81 7.82   7.82 m  
11  Emiel Mellaard (NED) 7.71 X 7.51   7.71 m  
12  Mark Forsythe (GBR) X X 7.54   7.54 m
 Qualification - Sunday 25.09
  mark 8.00m 5+7 Athletes
Group A Team Distm 1. 2. 3.
1. Larry Myricks USA 8.19m 8.19    
2. Norbert Brige FRA 8.05m X 8.05  
3. Emiel Mellaard HOL 8.02m 7.84 8.02  
4. Laszlo Szalma HUN 7.91m 7.92 7.89 X
5. Antonio Corgos ESP 7.88m 7.91 7.88 -
6. Stewart Faulkner GBR 7.74m 7.72 7.74 7.74
7. Bruny Surin CAN 7.73m 7.69 7.73 7.39
8. James Browne ANT 7.67m 7.06 7.67 7.33
9. David Culbert AUS 7.64m X X 7.64
10.Andreas Steiner AUT 7.61m 7.40 7.61 7.48
11.Glenroy Gilbert CAN 7.61m 7.46 7.61 7.27
12.John King GBR 7.57m 7.57 X X
13.Ian James CAN 7.52m X X 7.52
14.Hui-Fang Nai TPE 7.45m X 7.45 7.16
15.Jose Leitao POR 6.99m X 6.99 6.81
16.Ricardo Valiente PER 6.92m 6.91 X 6.92
-. David Lamai KEN NM X X X
Group B Team Distm 1. 2. 3.
1. Mike Powell USA 8.34m 7.83 X 8.34
2. Carl Lewis USA 8.08m 8.08    
3. Jarmo Karna FIN 7.90m 7.71 7.89 7.90
4. Leonid Volochine URS 7.89m X X 7.89
5. Giovanni Evangelisti ITA 7.81m X 7.81 7.60
6. Yan Pang CHN 7.79m 7.64 X 7.79
7. Mark Forsythe GBR 7.77m 7.77 7.77 7.45
8. Yusuf Ali NGR 7.73m 7.72 7.73 7.67
9. Jong-ll Kim KOR 7.70m 7.36 7.68 7.70
10.Zunrong Chen CHN 7.66m X 7.61 7.66
11.Frederic Ebong-Salle CMR 7.65m 7.34 7.65 X
12.Stephen Hanna BAH 7.54m 7.54 X X
13.Hiroyuki Shibata JPN 7.48m X 7.48 X
14.Teddy Steinmayr AUT 7.36m X 7.31 7.36
15.Lotfi Kaida ALG 7.10m 7.10 X X
16.Muhammad Urfaq PAK 7.09m X X 7.09
17.Francis Keita SLE 6.87m 6.52 6.87 6.14
-. Junichi Usui JPN NM X X X
-. Ray J. Quinones PUR NM X X X
-. Robert Emmiiane URS DNF
-. Vladimir Otchkan URS DNS
 
 

 

 

 

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