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Long Jump, Women

Date7 – 8 August 2012
StatusOlympic
LocationOlympic Stadium, Olympic Park, Stratford, London
Participants30 from 22 countries

American Brittney Reese had won the last two World Championships and the last two World Indoor Championships, and led the world list in 2011 and so far in 2012. She was favored but the Russians, Yelena Sokolova and Anna Nazarova, were expected to challenge her for gold. The defending champion was Brazilian Maurren Maggi, but she was not considered a medal contender in 2012 and did not make the finals. Before the competition even began, one jumper was out when Paraskevi Papakhristou of Greece became the first Olympian to be eliminated from the Olympics by Twitter, when she posted a racist Tweet concerning African immigrants in Greece and was excluded from the London Olympics by Greek officials. We’re not quite sure how to list this - perhaps DQtweet.

All the favorites made it through qualifying, and the opening round was led by Latvian Ineta Radēviča, bronze medalist at the 2011 Worlds, with 6.88. After an opening foul, Reese popped 7.12 on her second jump, which would win her another title. Two jumpers later, Sokolova improved to 7.07, which would be the silver medal winning jump, leaving the battle for bronze. That position would be held by Radēviča through four rounds, but in the fifth round, surprising American Janay DeLoach edged her out with a 6.89 mark that brought her bronze, as Radēviča would finish fourth. Reese won gold with only two fair jumps, her winner and a fifth-round 6.69, along with four fouls. Nazarova never got into the medal fight, placing fifth with a best mark of 6.77 in the second round.

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.

No medalists were affected in this event, however, the fifth-place finisher, Anna Nazarova of Russia was tentatively disqualified in October 2017 for a re-test positive, although the substance was never announced. She immediately appealed to the Court of Arbitration of Sport (CAS), and as of the end of October 2017, no definitive decision has been reached.

PosNrAthleteNOCQualifyingFinal
13312Brittney ReeseUSA6.57 (7)7.12 (1)Gold
22897Yelena SokolovaRUS6.71 (3)7.07 (2)Silver
33284Janay DeLoachUSA6.81 (2)6.89 (3)Bronze
42407Ineta RadēvičaLAT6.68 (4)6.88 (4)
52869Lyudmila KolchanovaRUS6.57 (6)6.76 (5)
61191Anastasiya Mironchyk-IvanovaBLR6.66 (5)6.72 (6)
71784Éloyse LesueurFRA6.48 (8)6.67 (7)
81873Shara ProctorGBR6.83 (1)6.55 (8)
91197Veranika ShutkovaBLR6.40 (10)6.54 (9)
102957Ivana ŠpanovićSRB6.41 (9)6.35 (10)
12 r1/21152Arantxa KingBER6.40 (11)
13 r1/21201Volha SudaravaBLR6.38 (12)
14 r1/21245Maurren MaggiBRA6.37 (13)
15 r1/23295Chelsea HayesUSA6.37 (14)
16 r1/22584Blessing OkagbareNGR6.34 (15)
17 r1/21121Bianca StuartBAH6.32 (16)
18 r1/21651Concepción MontanerESP6.30 (17)
19 r1/23184Vita RybalkoUKR6.29 (18)
20 r1/21951Sosthene MoguenaraGER6.23 (19)
21 r1/22636Marestella TorresPHI6.22 (20)
22 r1/22928Ola SesaySLE6.22 (21)
23 r1/22775Viorica ȚigăuROU6.21 (22)
24 r1/22979Irène PusterlaSUI6.20 (23)
25 r1/22997Jana VelďákováSVK6.18 (24)
26 r1/22399Lauma GrīvaLAT6.10 (25)
AC1887Maik'o GogoladzeGEO– (AC)NM
AC3340Yuliya TarasovaUZB– (AC)NM
AC3095Karin MelisTUR6.80 (AC)– (DNS)DQ1
AC3196Marharyta TverdokhlibUKR6.19 (AC)DQ2
AC2882Anna NazarovaRUS6.62 (AC)6.77 (AC)DQ3
DNS1432Caterine IbargüenCOL– (DNS)
DNS2606Margrethe RenstrømNOR– (DNS)

Qualifying Round (7 August 2012 — 19:05)

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

PosAthleteNOCDistance2nd Best
1Shara ProctorGBR6.83Q
2Janay DeLoachUSA6.81Q
3Yelena SokolovaRUS6.71
4Ineta RadēvičaLAT6.68q
5Anastasiya Mironchyk-IvanovaBLR6.66q
6Lyudmila KolchanovaRUS6.57q
7Brittney ReeseUSA6.57q
8Éloyse LesueurFRA6.48q
9Ivana ŠpanovićSRB6.41q
10Veranika ShutkovaBLR6.40q
11Arantxa KingBER6.40
12Volha SudaravaBLR6.38
13Maurren MaggiBRA6.37
14Chelsea HayesUSA6.37
15Blessing OkagbareNGR6.34
16Bianca StuartBAH6.32
17Concepción MontanerESP6.30
18Vita RybalkoUKR6.29
19Sosthene MoguenaraGER6.23
20Marestella TorresPHI6.22
21Ola SesaySLE6.22
22Viorica ȚigăuROU6.21
23Irène PusterlaSUI6.20
24Jana VelďákováSVK6.18
25Lauma GrīvaLAT6.10
ACMaik'o GogoladzeGEONM
ACYuliya TarasovaUZBNM
ACKarin MelisTUR6.80DQ4
ACMarharyta TverdokhlibUKR6.19DQ5
ACAnna NazarovaRUS6.62D Qq6
DNSCaterine IbargüenCOL
DNSMargrethe RenstrømNOR

Qualifying Round, Group A (7 August 2012 — 19:05)

PosOrdAthleteNOCDistanceR1R2R3
12Shara ProctorGBR6.836.83
(-0.3)
--
29Yelena SokolovaRUS6.716.63
(-0.4)
6.71
(-0.3)
-
38Anastasiya Mironchyk-IvanovaBLR6.666.55
(-0.8)
6.62
(-0.8)
6.66
(-0.8)
43Lyudmila KolchanovaRUS6.576.57
(-1.0)
×
(+0.1)
6.54
(-0.7)
513Brittney ReeseUSA6.57×
(-0.6)
×
(0.0)
6.57
(-1.3)
66Ivana ŠpanovićSRB6.41×
(-0.9)
6.21
(-3.0)
6.41
(-1.2)
74Volha SudaravaBLR6.386.38
(-0.9)
6.35
(-0.7)
6.13
(-2.1)
81Blessing OkagbareNGR6.346.32
(+0.7)
6.20
(-0.6)
6.34
(-1.1)
911Bianca StuartBAH6.325.30
(-1.4)
6.31
(-0.1)
6.32
(-1.9)
1010Marestella TorresPHI6.225.98
(-1.5)
6.21
(-0.5)
6.22
(-0.4)
117Ola SesaySLE6.226.22
(-0.6)
5.77
(-1.6)
5.91
(-0.6)
1212Lauma GrīvaLAT6.106.10
(-1.1)
5.96
(+0.2)
6.08
(+0.1)
AC16Maik'o GogoladzeGEO×
(-0.3)
×
(-0.2)
×
(-1.4)
NM
AC14Yuliya TarasovaUZB×
(-0.3)
×
(-2.9)
×
(-0.6)
NM
AC5Karin MelisTUR6.806.80
(+0.2)
--DQ7
AC15Marharyta TverdokhlibUKR6.19×
(+0.4)
6.19
(-0.5)
6.19
(-1.3)
DQ8

Qualifying Round, Group B (7 August 2012 — 19:05)

PosOrdAthleteNOCDistanceR1R2R3
112Janay DeLoachUSA6.816.81
(-1.8)
--
21Ineta RadēvičaLAT6.686.58
(+0.1)
6.59
(-1.6)
6.68
(-0.4)
33Éloyse LesueurFRA6.486.48
(-0.6)
×
(+0.3)
6.38
(-0.5)
414Veranika ShutkovaBLR6.406.01
(-0.1)
6.21
(-0.9)
6.40
(-0.1)
52Arantxa KingBER6.406.40
(+0.3)
×
(-0.4)
6.20
(-0.4)
613Maurren MaggiBRA6.376.37
(-0.1)
×
(+0.9)
6.27
(-1.4)
716Chelsea HayesUSA6.376.11
(-0.7)
6.37
(0.0)
6.05
(-0.4)
87Concepción MontanerESP6.306.30
(-0.1)
6.13
(-3.0)
×
(-1.4)
99Vita RybalkoUKR6.29×
(+0.1)
6.21
(-0.5)
6.29
(-1.7)
1015Sosthene MoguenaraGER6.236.23
(-2.0)
×
(+1.9)
×
(+0.7)
114Viorica ȚigăuROU6.216.21
(-0.4)
×
(-1.2)
×
(-1.1)
126Irène PusterlaSUI6.20w6.20w
(+2.1)
6.14
(-0.8)
4.88
(-1.6)
138Jana VelďákováSVK6.186.02
(-1.0)
6.18
(-1.5)
×
(-1.4)
AC5Anna NazarovaRUS6.62×
(+0.6)
6.62
(-1.3)
×
(+0.1)
DQ9
DNS10Caterine IbargüenCOL
DNS11Margrethe RenstrømNOR

Final Round (8 August 2012 — 20:05)

PosOrdAthleteNOCDistanceR1R2R3R4R5R6
11/8Brittney ReeseUSA7.12×
(+1.0)
7.12
(+0.8)
×
(+0.5)
×
(-0.2)
6.69
(+0.7)
×
(+0.4)
26/7Yelena SokolovaRUS7.076.80
(+1.3)
7.07
(+0.5)
6.84
(+0.4)
6.93
(+0.5)
6.78
(+0.4)
6.79
(+0.7)
37/5Janay DeLoachUSA6.896.77
(+0.3)
×
(+1.4)
6.71
(+0.6)
6.74
(-0.7)
6.89
(+0.2)
×
(+1.1)
44/6Ineta RadēvičaLAT6.886.88
(+1.2)
6.77
(+0.4)
6.74
(+0.2)
×
(+0.8)
×
(+0.8)
6.79
(+0.1)
511/3Lyudmila KolchanovaRUS6.76×
(+1.1)
×
(+0.8)
6.76
(0.0)
6.44
(+0.3)
×
(+0.2)
5.97
(-0.1)
68/2Anastasiya Mironchyk-IvanovaBLR6.726.61
(+0.3)
6.62
(+0.4)
6.54
(+0.4)
6.72
(0.0)
×
(-0.1)
4.55
(0.0)
712/1Éloyse LesueurFRA6.676.57
(+0.8)
×
(+0.6)
×
(+0.5)
×
(+0.9)
6.67
(-0.2)
×
(+0.8)
89Shara ProctorGBR6.556.55
(+0.2)
×
(+0.5)
6.37
(+1.0)
95Veranika ShutkovaBLR6.546.37
(+0.8)
6.54
(+1.4)
6.53
(-0.7)
101Ivana ŠpanovićSRB6.354.29
(+0.1)
6.33
(+0.6)
6.35
(+0.9)
AC2/4Anna NazarovaRUS6.77×
(+1.1)
6.77
(+0.5)
×
(+0.1)
6.56
(+0.1)
6.45
(+0.5)
6.62
(-0.4)
DQ10
DNS10Karin MelisTUR11