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2016 Olympic Games Rio de Janeiro - Men's Triple jump

 

Host City: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Format: Top two in each heat and next two fastest advanced to the final.
Date Started: August 15, 2016 Format: Top three in each heat and next three fastest advanced to the semi-finals.
Date Finished: August 15, 2016 Format: Top two in each heat and next two fastest advanced to round one
 Competitors 48from 34 nations  
    Venue(s): Olympic Stadium, Estádio Olímpico João Havelange, Rio de Janeiro
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 Christian Taylor
       
Summary by Sports-reference.com      

The top jumper of the past few years was American [Christian Taylor], the 2012 London gold medalist, who was actually threatening the redoubtable world record set in 1995 by Britain'€™s [Jonathan Edwards]. His biggest challenger had been teammate [Will Claye], who had been runner-up in London and was again favored for a medal.

In round one Taylor jumped 17.86, Claye 17.76, and China'€™s [Dong Bin] 17.58, which ruined any drama for the fans, as those marks took the medals. Only Taylor bettered Claye'€™s mark, his PR, when he jumped 17.77 in round four. Taylor’s 17.86 was longer than the PR of any other jumper, so they knew the gold medal was likely his with that mark. After the competition ended, Taylor went into the stands and proposed to his girlfriend, American hurdler [Queen Harrison], who accepted. They later appeared on NBC television as the Olympic couple.

Summary by Wikipedia
     

The top entrant was Christian Taylor of the United States, who was the defending 2012 Olympic champion and the 2015 World Champion. The second best athlete of all-time, he held the season's top mark at 17.78 m. He had been beaten by Will Claye at the American Olympic Trials, who was second on the world rankings and runner-up at the previous Olympics. Cuban Pedro Pablo Pichardo (the 2015 world silver medallist and fourth best of all-time) entered but had not performed highly that year. The 2016 World Indoor Champion Dong Bin started as the fourth best on the world lists. India's Renjith Maheswary and American Chris Benard filled out the world's top five of 2016. The event had enjoyed a resurgence globally and an unusually large starting field of 48 athletes had made the qualifying grade.

The qualifying round saw perhaps the most significant non-event as #4 all time Pedro Pablo Pichardo scratched. European champion and world indoor silver medalist Max Hess was also unable to qualify.

The final was barely dramatic. On the third jump of the competition, Dong Bin jumped his personal best of 17.58 m (just 1 cm less than the Asian continental record) to take the lead. Four jumpers later, Christian Taylor jumped 17.86 m (58 ft 7 in) which proved to be the gold medal winning jump. Three jumps after Taylor, Will Claye jumped a personal best 17.76 m to take over silver medal position. The 1 cm improvement moved him into the #23 position of all time. From a medal perspective, the next five rounds were unnecessary, none of the medalists improved and no other athlete seriously challenged their position. Taylor jumped 17.77m two times during those subsequent rounds, either of those jumps would have still edged Claye for the win. Taylor and Claye repeated their medals from 2012.

In the medal ceremony, the medals were presented by Austin Sealy, Barbados, IOC member, and the gifts were presented by Alberto Juantorena, Vice President of the IAAF.

Competition format

The competition consisted of two rounds, qualification and final. In qualification, each athlete jumped three times (stopping early if they made the qualifying distance). At least the top twelve athletes moved on to the final; if more than twelve reached the qualifying distance, all who did so advanced. Distances were reset for the final round. Finalists jumped three times, after which the eight best jumped three more times (with the best distance of the six jumps counted).

Records

Prior to the competition, the existing World and Olympic records were as follows.

World record  Jonathan Edwards (GBR) 18.29 m Gothenburg, Sweden 7 August 1995
Olympic record  Kenny Harrison (USA) 18.09 m Atlanta, United States 27 July 1996
2016 World leading  Christian Taylor (USA) 17.78 m London, United Kingdom 22 July 2016

The following record was established during the competition:

DateEventNationalityAthleteDistanceRecord
16 August Final  United States Christian Taylor 17.86 m 2016 World Leading
        Results          
16 AUG 2016 Report Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Report: men's triple jump final – Rio 2016 Olympic Games

Christian Taylor and Will Claye of the USA repeated their 1-2 finish in the men’s triple jump from London 2012, winning gold and silver respectively just as they did four years ago. The pair had the five longest marks of the competition between them.

"I wanted it so much,” Taylor said of the repeat victory. “It came together, the stars aligned.”

Taylor’s gold-medal-winning 17.86m leap came in the first round, establishing him in the lead early after world indoor champion Dong Bin’s 17.58m opener was the first mark beyond 17 metres.

Claye followed with 17.76m on his own first attempt.

After that, the medals order didn’t change; in fact, the three medallists didn’t improve on their first-round marks. Taylor hit 17.77m twice, in the second and fourth rounds, reaching for the 18-metre territory he surpassed in winning the world title in 2015; he also recorded three fouls.

Any one of Taylor’s three recorded marks would have been enough to win the competition. Both Taylor and Claye improved on their marks from London.

Claye fouled twice before reaching 17.61m in the fourth round and then 17.55m in the sixth.

Dong also fouled twice and then passed on his remaining three attempts.

"It's very special for me because it's the Olympics,” said Dong. “I got my personal best which made me very happy. It's a new landscape for me. I've improved so much since coming 10th at London."

Outside the medals, the excitement was still largely in the early rounds. In the second round, Colombia’s John Murillo leapt 17.09m to set a national record which put him in fourth place; he wouldn’t improve on that. Nelson Evora joined him beyond 17 metres in the third round, jumping 17.03m.

In the fifth round, China’s Cao Shuo moved up to fourth with a 17.13m leap, displacing Murillo to fifth and Evora to sixth.

On his last attempt, the gold secured, Taylor got far into the pit, but had a toe over the board and therefore got a red flag rather than the kind of mark he might have hoped for. A second gold medal seemed like an acceptable consolation, however.

"I wanted the world record but it wasn't to be,” Taylor said. “I'll keep pushing for it. It's been there so long."

Claye celebrated his silver medal by proposing marriage to hurdler Queen Harrison.

Parker Morse for the IAAF

Triple jump Men     Final 16 August        
Rank Mark Wind   Athlete Country NOC Birth Date   Records
1 17.86 -0.6   Christian Taylor   USA 18 Jun 90   WL SB
2 17.76 0.4   Will Claye   USA 13 Jun 91   PB
3 17.58 -0.2   Dong Bin   CHN 22 Nov 88   PB
4 17.13 -0.2   Cao Shuo   CHN 8 Oct 91   SB
5 17.09 0.0   Jhon Murillo   COL 13 Jun 84   NR , PB
6 17.03 0.1   Nelson Évora   POR 20 Apr 84   SB
7 16.90 -0.2   Troy Doris   GUY 12 Apr 89    
8 16.68 -0.5   Lázaro Martínez   CUB 3 Nov 97    
10 16.54 0.6   Benjamin Compaoré   FRA 5 Aug 87    
11 16.41 0.0   Xu Xiaolong   CHN 20 Dec 92    
12 16.31 0.7   Karol Hoffmann   POL 1 Jun 89    
15 AUG 2016 Report Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Report: men's triple jump qualifying – Rio 2016 Olympic Games

Five men, led by defending champion Christian Taylor at 17.24m, advanced automatically to the men’s triple jump final from this morning’s qualifying rounds. The next-best seven jumpers were also advanced to make a field of 12 for the final.

Two of three medallists from 2012 will be in the final, gold medallist Taylor and his US teammate Will Claye, who won silver. London bronze medallist Fabrizio Donato was 17th in 16.54m and did not advance.

No fewer than 47 men began jumping, notably missing world silver medallist Pedro Pablo Pichardo of Cuba. Pichardo, who exceeded 18 metres several times in 2015, was entered but opted not to jump. Eight more jumpers recorded three fouls and thus no mark.

Taylor in group B and China’s Dong Bin and Cai Shu in group A all surpassed the automatic qualifying mark of 16.95m on their first attempts, but qualifying stagnated there through the second round. Finally in the third and last round, first Claye and then Nelson Evora exceeded the standard to join the first trio.

Troy Doris of Guyana leads the non-automatic qualifiers at 16.81m; the shortest mark to advance was 16.61m for Cuba’s Lazaro Martinez.

India’s Renjith Maheswary, third in the world this year, also did not advance, managing only 16.13m for 30th.

Parker Morse for the IAAF

Triple jump Men     Qualification 15 August        
Rank Mark Wind   Athlete Country NOC Birth Date   Records
1 17.24 0.2 Q Christian Taylor   USA 18 Jun 90 B 1  
2 17.10 -0.1 Q Dong Bin   CHN 22 Nov 88 A 1  
3 17.05 0.4 Q Will Claye   USA 13 Jun 91 A 2  
4 16.99 -0.3 Q Nelson Évora   POR 20 Apr 84 B 2 SB
5 16.97 0.3 Q Cao Shuo   CHN 8 Oct 91 A 3  
6 16.81 0.5 q Troy Doris   GUY 12 Apr 89 A 4  
7 16.79 0.2 q Karol Hoffmann   POL 1 Jun 89 B 3  
8 16.78 0.2 q Jhon Murillo   COL 13 Jun 84 B 4  
9 16.72 0.0 q Benjamin Compaoré   FRA 5 Aug 87 A 5  
11 16.65 0.0 q Xu Xiaolong   CHN 20 Dec 92 B 5 SB
12 16.61 0.0 q Lázaro Martínez   CUB 3 Nov 97 B 6  
13 16.60 -0.1   Harold Correa   FRA 26 Jun 88 B 7  
14 16.58 0.0   Ernesto Revé   CUB 26 Feb 92 A 7  
15 16.56 0.3   Max Heß   GER 13 Jul 96 A 8  
16 16.55 -0.2   Chris Benard   USA 4 Apr 90 B 8  
17 16.54 0.4   Fabrizio Donato   ITA 14 Aug 76 A 9 SB
18 16.53 0.2   Leevan Sands   BAH 16 Aug 81 A 10  
19 16.52 0.1   Dzmitry Platnitski   BLR 26 Aug 88 B 9  
20 16.52 0.1   Maksim Niastiarenka   BLR 1 Sep 92 A 11  
21 16.51 0.2   Godfrey Mokoena   RSA 6 Mar 85 B 10  
22 16.51 0.5   Fabian Florant   NED 1 Feb 83 A 12  
23 16.47 -0.2   Tosin Oke   NGR 1 Oct 80 B 11  
24 16.45 0.4   Mamadou Chérif Dia   MLI 13 Mar 85 B 12 SB
25 16.38 0.2   Nazim Babayev   AZE 8 Oct 97 A 13  
26 16.36 0.2   Rumen Dimitrov   BUL 19 Sep 86 A 14  
27 16.36 0.0   Kim Duk-Hyung   KOR 8 Dec 85 B 13 SB
28 16.21 -0.2   Jonathan Drack   MRI 6 Nov 88 B 14  
29 16.17 0.3   Daigo Hasegawa   JPN 27 Feb 90 A 15  
30 16.13 0.5   Renjith Maheswary   IND 30 Jan 86 B 15  
31 16.11 0.4   Pablo Torrijos   ESP 12 May 92 B 16  
32 16.10 0.3   Olu Olamigoke   NGR 19 Sep 90 A 16  
33 16.08 -0.1   Clive Pullen   JAM 18 Oct 94 A 17  
34 15.99 0.2   Fabrice Zango Hugues   BUR 25 Jun 93 B 17  
35 15.71 0.3   Kohei Yamashita   JPN 6 Sep 94 B 18  
36 15.54 0.5   Levon Aghasyan   ARM 19 Jan 95 A 18  
37 15.43 -0.3   Artsem Bandarenka   BLR 19 Jun 91 B 19  
38 15.29 0.3   Vladimir Letnicov   MDA 7 Oct 81 B 20  
39 15.20 0.2   Georgi Tsonov   BUL 2 May 93 B 21  
  NM     Latario Collie-Minns   BAH 10 Mar 94 B  
  NM     Yordanis Durañona   DMA 16 Jun 88 A  
  NM     Muhammad Halim   ISV 26 Oct 86 A  
  NM     Ruslan Kurbanov   UZB 10 Feb 93 B  
  NM     Marian Oprea   ROU 6 Jun 82 A  
  NM     Şeref Osmanoğlu   TUR 2 Jan 89 B  
  NM     Lasha Torgvaidze   GEO 26 May 93 A  
  NM     Roman Valiyev   KAZ 27 Mar 84 A  
  DNS     Pedro Pablo Pichardo   CUB 30 Jun 93 A  

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Qualifying round A

Qualification rule: qualification standard 16.95 m (Q) or at least best 12 qualified (q).

RankGroupNameNationality#1#2#3ResultNotes
2 A Dong Bin  China 17.10     17.10 Q
3 A Will Claye  United States 16.43 16.76 17.05 17.05 Q
5 A Cao Shuo  China 16.97     16.97 Q
6 A Troy Doris  Guyana 16.54 16.58 16.81 16.81 q
9 A Benjamin Compaore  France 16.34 16.57 16.72 16.72 q
10 A Alberto Álvarez  Mexico 16.50 16.67 16.60 16.67 q
14 A Ernesto Reve  Cuba 16.13 16.16 16.58 16.58  
15 A Max Hess  Germany 13.88 x 16.56 16.56  
17 A Fabrizio Donato  Italy 16.54 x x 16.54  
18 A Leevan Sands  Bahamas 16.47 x 16.53 16.53  
20 A Maksim Niastsiarenka  Belarus 16.12 16.39 16.52 16.52  
22 A Fabian Florant  Netherlands 16.51 x x 16.51  
25 A Nazim Babayev  Azerbaijan x 16.38 15.60 16.38  
26 A Rumen Dimitrov  Bulgaria 16.23 x 16.36 16.36  
29 A Daigo Hasegawa  Japan 16.17 15.93 x 16.17  
32 A Olu Olamigoke  Nigeria 16.10 15.95 15.64 16.10  
33 A Clive Pullen  Jamaica x x 16.08 16.08  
36 A Levon Aghasyan  Armenia x 15.54 x 15.54  
  A Yordanys Durañona  Dominica x x x NM  
  A Muhammad Halim  Virgin Islands x x x NM  
  A Marian Oprea  Romania x x x NM  
  A Lasha Torgvaidze  Georgia x x x NM  
  A Roman Valiyev  Kazakhstan x x x NM  
  A Pedro Pablo Pichardo  Cuba       DNS  
 

Qualifying round B

Qualification rule: qualification standard 16.95 m (Q) or at least best 12 qualified (q).

RankGroupNameNationality#1#2#3ResultNotes
1 B Christian Taylor  United States 17.24     17.24 Q
4 B Nelson Évora  Portugal 16.48 16.72 16.99 16.99 Q, SB
7 B Karol Hoffmann  Poland 16.79 16.75 x 16.79 q
8 B Jhon Murillo  Colombia 16.78 16.58 x 16.78 q
11 B Xu Xiaolong  China x 16.35 16.65 16.65 q, SB
12 B Lazaro Martinez  Cuba 16.38 x 16.61 16.61 q
13 B Harold Correa  France 16.31 16.60 16.55 16.60  
16 B Chris Benard  United States x 16.44 16.55 16.55  
19 B Dzmitry Platnitski  Belarus x 16.48 16.52 16.52  
21 B Godfrey Khotso Mokoena  South Africa 15.13 16.51 16.44 16.51  
23 B Tosin Oke  Nigeria x 16.45 16.47 16.47  
24 B Mamadou Cherif Dia  Mali x 16.45 16.19 16.45 SB
27 B Kim Deok-hyeon  South Korea x 16.13 16.36 16.36  
28 B Jonathan Drack  Mauritius x x 16.21 16.21  
30 B Renjith Maheswary  India 15.80 16.13 15.99 16.13  
31 B Pablo Torrijos  Spain 15.78 16.11 15.74 16.11  
34 B Hugues Fabrice Zango  Burkina Faso 15.99 x x 15.99  
35 B Kohei Yamashita  Japan 15.71 15.46 15.66 15.71  
37 B Artsem Bandarenka  Belarus 15.43 x x 15.43  
38 B Vladimir Letnicov  Moldova x 15.29 x 15.29  
39 B Georgi Tsonov  Bulgaria x x 15.20 15.20  
  B Latario Collie-Minns  Bahamas x x x NM  
  B Ruslan Kurbanov  Uzbekistan x x x NM  
  B Şeref Osmanoğlu  Turkey x x x NM

Final

RankNameNationality#1#2#3#4#5#6ResultNotes
1st place, gold medalist(s) Christian Taylor  United States 17.86 17.77 x 17.77 x x 17.86 SB
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Will Claye  United States 17.76 x x 17.61 x 17.55 17.76 PB
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Dong Bin  China 17.58 x x 17.58 PB
4 Cao Shuo  China 16.78 x 16.89 x 17.13 15.27 17.13 SB
5 Jhon Murillo  Colombia x 17.09 16.43 16.79 16.66 x 17.09 NR
6 Nelson Évora  Portugal 16.90 16.93 17.03 x x x 17.03 SB
7 Troy Doris  Guyana 16.88 x 16.63 x 16.90 x 16.90  
8 Lázaro Martínez  Cuba 16.68 x x 15.89 15.23 16.68  
9 Alberto Álvarez  Mexico 16.26 16.56 16.47 Did not advance 16.56  
10 Benjamin Compaore  France 15.53 16.54 16.47 Did not advance 16.54  
11 Xu Xiaolong  China 16.41 x 16.29 Did not advance 16.41  
12 Karol Hoffmann  Poland 16.31 x x Did not advance 16.31  

 

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