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Long Jump, Women

Date19 – 22 August 2008
StatusOlympic
LocationBeijing Guojia Tiyuchang, Beijing Aolinpike Gongyuan, Beijing
Participants42 from 33 countries

Naide Gomes (POR) was favored, having won the World Indoor earlier in the year, and leading the world list. But she fouled her first two jumps in the qualifying round and then stutter-stepped on the third, failing to make the final. The early leader in the final was the defending champion, Tatyana Lebedeva (RUS), but Brazil’s Maureen Maggi took the lead near the end of the round with 7.04 (23-1¼). It would prove to be the winning jump. Lebedeva scared the lead with 7.03 (23-0¾) in the final round, but it was only good enough for the silver medal. The bronze medal originally went to Nigerian Blessing Okagbare, whose best jump was 6.91 (22-8) in the first round, but she was fortunate to be in the final. She had placed only 13th in qualifying, but when Ukrainian Lyudmila Blonska was disqualified after a doping positive was revealed from the heptathlon, Okagbare was advanced to the final in her stead. In an interview, she claimed her name (Blessing) was the reason for this lucky occurrence. Gold medalist Maggi was married to former Formula I race Antonio Pizzonia. As noted below, Okagbare would benefit from another doping DQ and eventually receive a silver medal for this event.

That was how the event and the results seemed to have ended. In 2015, however, the IOC began re-testing samples from the 2008 Beijing and 2012 London Olympics, using newer, more advanced testing techniques, in an effort to find those who had used performance enhancing drugs (PEDs), but in whom it could not be detected at the time of those Olympics. This was one of the many events affected.

In January 2017 Tatyana Lebedeva (RUS) had a positive re-test for turinabol (dehydrochloromethyltestosterone) and was tentatively disqualified. However, Lebedeva lawyered up and appealed the disqualification to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), but the appeal was rejected by the CAS in July 2018. At the time her doping was revealed Lebedeva was actually a member of the Russian state Duma, the IAAF Women’s Committee, and the World Olympians Association Executive Committee. The silver and bronze medals were re-assigned with Blessing Okagbare receiving the silver medal and Chelsea Hammond (JAM) the bronze medal.

PosNrAthleteNOCQualifyingFinal
11215Maurren MaggiBRA6.79 (2)7.04 (1)Gold
22522Blessing OkagbareNGR6.59 (11)6.91 (2)Silver
32171Chelsea HammondJAM6.60 (10)6.79 (3)Bronze
43220Brittney ReeseUSA6.87 (1)6.76 (4)
52824Oksana UdmurtovaRUS6.63 (5)6.70 (5)
61849Jade JohnsonGBR6.61 (9)6.64 (6)
73277Grace UpshawUSA6.68 (4)6.58 (7)
82949Carolina KlüftSWE6.70 (3)6.49 (8)
91288Tabia CharlesCAN6.61 (7)6.47 (9)
101210Keila CostaBRA6.62 (6)6.43 (10)
113184Funmi JimohUSA6.61 (8)6.29 (11)
12 r1/22785Tatyana KotovaRUS6.57 (12)
13 r1/21597Concepción MontanerESP6.53 (13)
14 r1/21056Bronwyn ThompsonAUS6.53 (14)
15 r1/21471Yargelis SavigneCUB6.49 (15)
16 r1/21192Iryna Charnushenka-StasiukBLR6.48 (16)
17 r1/22197Kumiko IkedaJPN6.47 (17)
18 r1/21534Denisa ŠčerbovaCZE6.46 (18)
19 r1/21966Patricia SylvesterGRN6.44 (19)
20 r1/22718Viorica ȚigăuROU6.44 (20)
21 r1/23062Vita RybalkoUKR6.43 (21)
22 r1/23044Karin MelisTUR6.42 (22)
23 r1/21305Ruky AbdulaiCAN6.41 (23)
24 r1/22876Nina KolaričSLO6.40 (24)
25 r1/21635Ksenija BaltaEST6.38 (25)
26 r1/22299Jeong Sun-OkKOR6.33 (26)
27 r1/22236Olga RypakovaKAZ6.30 (27)
28 r1/22902Ivana ŠpanovićSRB6.30 (28)
29 r1/22655Naide GomesPOR6.29 (29)
30 r1/21195Volha SiarheyenkaBLR6.25 (30)
31 r1/23120Oleksandra StadniukUKR6.19 (31)
32 r1/22561Marestella TorresPHI6.17 (32)
33 r1/21320Pamela Mouele-MboussiCGO6.06 (33)
34 r1/21138Arantxa KingBER6.01 (34)
35 r1/23013Rhonda WatkinsTTO5.88 (35)
36 r1/21143Tricia FloresBIZ5.25 (36)
AC r1/22945Jana VelďákováSVK– (AC)
AC r1/22019Anju Bobby GeorgeIND– (AC)
AC r1/21090Jackie EdwardsBAH– (AC)
AC r1/23064Liudmyla BlonskaUKR6.76 (AC)DQ (doping)
AC2762Tatyana LebedevaRUS6.70 (AC)7.03 (AC)DQ1
AC1932Pigi DevetziGRE6.57 (AC)DQ2

Qualifying Round (19 August 2008)

Top 12 and ties and all those reaching 6.75 metres advanced to the final.

PosAthleteNOCDistance2nd Best
1Brittney ReeseUSA6.87Q
2Maurren MaggiBRA6.79Q
3Carolina KlüftSWE6.70q
4Grace UpshawUSA6.68q
5Oksana UdmurtovaRUS6.63q
6Keila CostaBRA6.62q
7Tabia CharlesCAN6.61q
8Funmi JimohUSA6.61q
9Jade JohnsonGBR6.61q
10Chelsea HammondJAM6.60q
11Blessing OkagbareNGR6.59q
12Tatyana KotovaRUS6.57
13Concepción MontanerESP6.53
14Bronwyn ThompsonAUS6.53
15Yargelis SavigneCUB6.49
16Iryna Charnushenka-StasiukBLR6.48
17Kumiko IkedaJPN6.47
18Denisa ŠčerbovaCZE6.46
19Patricia SylvesterGRN6.44
20Viorica ȚigăuROU6.44
21Vita RybalkoUKR6.43
22Karin MelisTUR6.42
23Ruky AbdulaiCAN6.41
24Nina KolaričSLO6.40
25Ksenija BaltaEST6.38
26Jeong Sun-OkKOR6.33
27Olga RypakovaKAZ6.30
28Ivana ŠpanovićSRB6.30
29Naide GomesPOR6.29
30Volha SiarheyenkaBLR6.25
31Oleksandra StadniukUKR6.19
32Marestella TorresPHI6.17
33Pamela Mouele-MboussiCGO6.06
34Arantxa KingBER6.01
35Rhonda WatkinsTTO5.88
36Tricia FloresBIZ5.25
ACJana VelďákováSVKNM
ACAnju Bobby GeorgeINDNM
ACJackie EdwardsBAHNM
ACLiudmyla BlonskaUKR6.76DQ
ACTatyana LebedevaRUS6.70DQq3
ACPigi DevetziGRE6.57DQ4

Qualifying Round, Group A (19 August 2008 — 9:40)

PosOrdAthleteNOCDistanceR1R2R3
13Maurren MaggiBRA6.796.68
(+0.3)
6.79
(+0.3)
Q
221Carolina KlüftSWE6.706.70
(+1.0)
×
(+0.7)
q
313Grace UpshawUSA6.686.47
(-0.2)
6.68
(+0.6)
×
(+0.8)
q
412Oksana UdmurtovaRUS6.636.48
(+1.3)
6.61
(+0.6)
6.63
(+0.5)
q
57Tabia CharlesCAN6.616.33
(+1.5)
6.61
(+0.6)
6.49
(+0.9)
q
66Funmi JimohUSA6.616.42
(+0.9)
×
(+0.4)
6.61
(+0.8)
q
716Chelsea HammondJAM6.606.60
(+0.4)
×
(+0.4)
×
(-0.3)
q
817Yargelis SavigneCUB6.49×
(+0.4)
×
(+0.5)
6.49
(+0.1)
910Denisa ŠčerbovaCZE6.466.40
(+0.8)
×
(+0.6)
5.17
(-0.1)
1019Patricia SylvesterGRN6.446.44
(+0.9)
×
(+0.7)
6.38
(+0.4)
112Vita RybalkoUKR6.43×
(-0.2)
6.42
(-0.4)
6.43
(+0.3)
1218Karin MelisTUR6.42×
(+0.5)
6.19
(0.0)
6.40
(+0.6)
131Nina KolaričSLO6.404.92
(+1.4)
6.02
(+0.4)
6.40
(+0.6)
145Naide GomesPOR6.29×
(+0.4)
×
(+0.5)
6.29
(+0.5)
1520Volha SiarheyenkaBLR6.256.25
(+0.1)
5.94
(+0.6)
6.09
(-0.6)
164Pamela Mouele-MboussiCGO6.06×
(-0.4)
5.88
(+0.5)
6.06
(+0.9)
1715Rhonda WatkinsTTO5.88×
(+1.1)
×
(+0.6)
×
(+0.4)
188Tricia FloresBIZ5.255.25
(+1.2)
×
AC14Jana VelďákováSVK×
(+0.3)
6.76
(+0.8)
6.29
(+0.5)
NM
AC11Liudmyla BlonskaUKR6.76×
(+0.3)
6.79
(+0.3)
DQ
AC9Pigi DevetziGRE6.57×
(+0.6)
6.68
(+0.6)
×
(+0.8)
DQ5

Qualifying Round, Group B (19 August 2008 — 9:40)

PosOrdAthleteNOCDistanceR1R2R3
17Brittney ReeseUSA6.87×
(+1.1)
6.87
(+1.1)
Q
29Keila CostaBRA6.62×
(+0.5)
6.44
(+0.4)
6.62
(+0.7)
q
320Jade JohnsonGBR6.616.33
(0.0)
6.15
(+0.2)
6.61
(+0.7)
q
413Blessing OkagbareNGR6.596.37
(+0.2)
6.49
(+0.9)
6.50
(+0.4)
56Tatyana KotovaRUS6.576.37
(+1.0)
6.57
(+1.2)
×
(+0.9)
612Concepción MontanerESP6.536.53
(+0.7)
6.42
(+1.1)
6.43
(+0.7)
721Bronwyn ThompsonAUS6.53×
(+0.6)
6.53
(+0.3)
×
(+0.7)
83Iryna Charnushenka-StasiukBLR6.486.48
(+1.1)
×
(0.0)
×
(+0.9)
917Kumiko IkedaJPN6.476.44
(+0.8)
6.47
(+0.1)
×
(+1.2)
1015Viorica ȚigăuROU6.44×
(+0.6)
6.38
(+0.7)
6.44
(+0.2)
111Ruky AbdulaiCAN6.41×
(+0.6)
6.41
(+0.4)
6.25
(+1.0)
128Ksenija BaltaEST6.38×
(+0.7)
6.38
(+0.7)
×
(+0.9)
1314Jeong Sun-OkKOR6.33×
(+0.6)
×
(+0.9)
6.33
(+0.5)
1411Olga RypakovaKAZ6.30×
(+0.5)
6.30
(+1.5)
6.04
(+0.6)
152Ivana ŠpanovićSRB6.30×
(+0.2)
×
(+0.4)
6.30
(+1.8)
1618Oleksandra StadniukUKR6.19×
(+0.9)
6.19
(0.0)
×
(+0.8)
1716Marestella TorresPHI6.174.27
(+0.6)
5.94
(-0.1)
6.17
(+0.8)
184Arantxa KingBER6.016.01
(-0.3)
×
(+0.6)
×
(+1.0)
AC19Anju Bobby GeorgeIND×
(-0.1)
×
(-0.1)
×
(+0.8)
NM
AC5Jackie EdwardsBAH×
(+0.7)
×
(+0.5)
×
(+0.9)
NM
AC10Tatyana LebedevaRUS6.706.65
(+0.7)
6.70
(+1.4)
DQq6

Final Round (22 August 2008 — 19:20)

PosOrdAthleteNOCDistanceR1R2R3R4R5R6
19/8/8Maurren MaggiBRA7.047.04
(+0.2)
×
(+0.2)
×
(+0.2)
×
(+0.6)
6.73
(+0.3)
212/6/6Blessing OkagbareNGR6.916.91
(+0.1)
×
(+0.2)
×
(+0.2)
×
(+0.6)
6.73
(+0.3)
7.03
(+0.4)
311/5/5Chelsea HammondJAM6.796.79
(+0.2)
6.76
(+0.4)
4.23
(+0.4)
×
(+0.2)
6.46
(+0.2)
6.67
(+0.3)
41/4/4Brittney ReeseUSA6.766.76
(+0.2)
6.62
(0.0)
6.79
(+0.7)
6.70
(+0.3)
6.83
(-0.1)
×
(+0.4)
56/3/3Oksana UdmurtovaRUS6.706.69
(+0.4)
6.38
(+0.3)
6.47
(+0.5)
×
(+0.2)
6.64
(0.0)
6.59
(+0.3)
68/2/2Jade JohnsonGBR6.646.51
(+0.4)
×
(+0.5)
6.52
(+0.3)
×
(+0.2)
×
(+0.3)
×
(+0.3)
77/1/1Grace UpshawUSA6.586.58
(+0.4)
×
(+0.5)
6.43
(+0.3)
6.61
(+0.4)
6.65
(+0.2)
6.49
(+0.5)
810Carolina KlüftSWE6.49×
(+0.3)
6.64
(+0.7)
6.40
(+0.1)
92Tabia CharlesCAN6.476.16
(+0.3)
×
(+0.7)
6.29
(+0.2)
104Keila CostaBRA6.43×
(+0.1)
6.70
(+0.6)
6.67
(+0.4)
113Funmi JimohUSA6.296.24
(+0.4)
6.68
(-0.2)
6.51
(-0.3)
AC5/7/7Tatyana LebedevaRUS7.036.97
(+0.5)
6.42
(-0.3)
6.59
(+0.4)
6.43
(+0.6)
×
(+0.2)
6.70
(+1.0)
DQ7