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Long Jump, Men

Date16 – 18 August 2008
StatusOlympic
LocationBeijing Guojia Tiyuchang, Beijing Aolinpike Gongyuan, Beijing
Participants38 from 32 countries

The qualifying round saw the long jumpers struggle with the runway and their steps, and many jumpers had difficulty getting fair marks, with 45 fouls of the 107 attempts. Shockingly, no American long jumper qualified for the final. Previously, save for the 1980 boycott, no Olympic long jump had been contested without an American on the medal stand, much less in the final. The favorite in the event was Panama’s Irving Saladino and although he struggled in the qualifying, barely getting through, he did not disappoint in the final. The first round lead was taken by Zimbabwe’s Ngoni Makusha with 8.19 (26-10½), but Saladino took the lead in round three with 8.21 (26-11¼). South Africa’s Geoffrey Mokoena jumped 8.24 (27-0½) early in round three to take the lead, but Saladino then popped the winning jump of 8.34 (27-4½) later in that round. In the final round, Cuba’s Ibrahim Camejo went 8.20 (26-11) to secure the bronze medal. Saladino’s winning mark of 8.34 was the shortest gold medal winner since the 1972 Olympics (Randy Williams with 8.24 [27-0½]).

PosNrAthleteNOCQualifyingFinal
12553Irving SaladinoPAN8.01 (8)8.34 (1)Gold
22738Godfrey Khotso MokoenaRSA8.14 (4)8.24 (2)Silver
31458Ibrahim CamejoCUB8.23 (2)8.20 (3)Bronze
43319Ngoni MakushaZIM8.14 (5)8.19 (4)
52861Ndiss Kaba BadjiSEN8.07 (6)8.16 (5)
61607Luis Felipe MélizESP7.95 (9)8.07 (6)
71523Roman NovotnýCZE7.94 (11)8.00 (7)
81200Gable GarenamotseBOT7.95 (10)7.85 (8)
91831Greg RutherfordGBR8.16 (3)7.84 (9)
102314Hussain Taher Al-SabeeKSA8.04 (7)7.80 (10)
AC r2/21953Louis TsatoumasGRE8.27 (1)– (AC)
12 r1/22482Stephan LouwNAM7.93 (12)
13 r1/22315Mohammed KhuwalidiKSA7.93 (13)
14 r1/21139Tyrone SmithBER7.91 (14)
15 r1/21047Fabrice LapierreAUS7.90 (15)
=16 r1/22397Yahya BerrabahMAR7.88 (=16)
=16 r1/21693Tommi EviläFIN7.88 (=16)
18 r1/23287Trevell QuinleyUSA7.87 (18)
19 r1/21765Salim SdiriFRA7.81 (19)
20 r1/22095Andrew HoweITA7.81 (20)
21 r1/23185Brian JohnsonUSA7.79 (21)
22 r1/21868Sebastian BayerGER7.77 (22)
=23 r1/21558Hugo ChilaECU7.77 (=23)
=23 r1/23126Andriy MakarchevUKR7.77 (=23)
25 r1/21236DudaBRA7.75 (25)
26 r1/21387Li RunrunCHN7.70 (26)
27 r1/21840Chris TomlinsonGBR7.70 (27)
28 r1/22403Tarik BouguetaïbMAR7.69 (28)
29 r1/22138Herbert McGregorJAM7.64 (29)
30 r1/21539Morten JensenDEN7.63 (30)
31 r1/22613Marcin StarzakPOL7.62 (31)
32 r1/22557Luis TristánPER7.62 (32)
33 r1/22560Henry DagmilPHI7.58 (33)
34 r1/21274Nikolay AtanasovBUL7.54 (34)
35 r1/22921Julien FivazSUI7.53 (35)
36 r1/22846Vladimir MalyavinRUS7.35 (36)
37 r1/23213Miguel PateUSA7.34 (37)
AC1490Wilfredo MartínezCUB8.07 (AC)8.19 (AC)DQ1
DNS1010Issam NimaALG– (DNS)
DNS1396Zhou CanCHN– (DNS)
DNS2475Arnaud CasquetteMRI– (DNS)

Qualifying Round (16 August 2008)

Top 12 and ties and all those reaching 8.15 metres advanced to the final.

PosAthleteNOCDistance2nd Best
1Louis TsatoumasGRE8.27Q
2Ibrahim CamejoCUB8.23Q
3Greg RutherfordGBR8.16Q
4Godfrey Khotso MokoenaRSA8.148.03q
5Ngoni MakushaZIM8.147.94q
6Ndiss Kaba BadjiSEN8.077.79q
7Hussain Taher Al-SabeeKSA8.04q
8Irving SaladinoPAN8.01q
9Luis Felipe MélizESP7.957.77q
10Gable GarenamotseBOT7.957.58q
11Roman NovotnýCZE7.94q
12Stephan LouwNAM7.937.73
13Mohammed KhuwalidiKSA7.93
14Tyrone SmithBER7.91
15Fabrice LapierreAUS7.90
=16Yahya BerrabahMAR7.88
=16Tommi EviläFIN7.88
18Trevell QuinleyUSA7.87
19Salim SdiriFRA7.81
20Andrew HoweITA7.817.73
21Brian JohnsonUSA7.79
22Sebastian BayerGER7.777.43
=23Hugo ChilaECU7.77
=23Andriy MakarchevUKR7.77
25DudaBRA7.75
26Li RunrunCHN7.707.56
27Chris TomlinsonGBR7.707.62
28Tarik BouguetaïbMAR7.69
29Herbert McGregorJAM7.64
30Morten JensenDEN7.63
31Marcin StarzakPOL7.62
32Luis TristánPER7.627.58
33Henry DagmilPHI7.58
34Nikolay AtanasovBUL7.54
35Julien FivazSUI7.53
36Vladimir MalyavinRUS7.35
37Miguel PateUSA7.34
DNSIssam NimaALG
DNSZhou CanCHN
DNSArnaud CasquetteMRI
ACWilfredo MartínezCUB8.077.92DQq2

Qualifying Round, Group A (16 August 2008 — 20:00)

PosOrdAthleteNOCDistanceR1R2R3
110Louis TsatoumasGRE8.278.27
(+0.1)
28Ibrahim CamejoCUB8.238.23
(+0.5)
313Greg RutherfordGBR8.168.16
(-0.1)
415Godfrey Khotso MokoenaRSA8.148.03
(-0.1)
×
(-0.3)
8.14
(+0.3)
520Hussain Taher Al-SabeeKSA8.045.47
(+0.3)
8.04
(-0.4)
×
(+0.3)
617Luis Felipe MélizESP7.95×
(0.0)
7.77
(-0.1)
7.95
(+0.1)
76Gable GarenamotseBOT7.957.58
(+0.3)
×
(-0.2)
7.95
(+0.4)
819Stephan LouwNAM7.937.73
(+0.1)
×
(+0.7)
7.93
(+0.6)
=916Yahya BerrabahMAR7.887.88
(+0.1)
×
(0.0)
×
(+0.2)
=918Tommi EviläFIN7.88×
(+0.1)
×
(-0.1)
7.88
(+0.2)
1111Salim SdiriFRA7.81×
(+0.5)
×
(+0.3)
7.81
(+0.3)
1212Sebastian BayerGER7.77×
(-0.2)
7.43
(+0.1)
7.77
(0.0)
1321Hugo ChilaECU7.777.77
(+0.2)
×
(-0.3)
×
(-0.4)
145DudaBRA7.75×
(-0.1)
7.75
(-0.1)
×
(+0.1)
157Li RunrunCHN7.707.70
(+0.2)
×
(-0.1)
7.56
(+0.1)
169Morten JensenDEN7.63×
(+0.5)
7.58
(+0.3)
7.63
(-0.1)
172Marcin StarzakPOL7.62×
(-0.1)
×
(-0.2)
7.62
(-0.2)
183Henry DagmilPHI7.587.58
(0.0)
×
(+0.1)
×
(+0.3)
191Nikolay AtanasovBUL7.54×
(0.0)
×
(-0.4)
7.54
(-0.5)
204Vladimir MalyavinRUS7.357.32
(-0.2)
7.35
(-0.1)
×
(-0.1)
DNS14Issam NimaALG

Qualifying Round, Group B (16 August 2008 — 20:00)

PosOrdAthleteNOCDistanceR1R2R3
113Ngoni MakushaZIM8.148.14
(0.0)
7.94
(0.0)
-
25Ndiss Kaba BadjiSEN8.077.65
(-0.1)
7.79
(-0.1)
8.07
(-0.5)
317Irving SaladinoPAN8.01×
(-0.4)
×
(+0.1)
8.01
(+0.2)
419Roman NovotnýCZE7.947.75
(+0.3)
7.81
(-0.1)
7.94
(-0.2)
511Mohammed KhuwalidiKSA7.937.69
(-0.1)
×
(-0.3)
×
(-0.2)
64Tyrone SmithBER7.916.95
(+0.1)
7.63
(-0.6)
7.91
(-0.1)
720Fabrice LapierreAUS7.907.90
(+0.1)
×
(+0.2)
×
(+0.2)
87Trevell QuinleyUSA7.87×
(+0.5)
×
(+0.8)
7.87
(-0.2)
92Andrew HoweITA7.817.73
(+0.1)
7.81
(-0.2)
×
(+0.5)
1018Brian JohnsonUSA7.79×
(+0.3)
7.79
(-0.1)
×
(+0.5)
118Andriy MakarchevUKR7.777.77
(+0.3)
×
(+0.2)
×
(-0.2)
121Chris TomlinsonGBR7.707.52
(+0.4)
7.62
(0.0)
7.70
(+0.2)
136Tarik BouguetaïbMAR7.697.69
(-0.1)
×
(-0.3)
×
(-0.2)
1412Herbert McGregorJAM7.647.64
(0.0)
7.46
(+0.3)
7.36
(0.0)
153Luis TristánPER7.627.58
(+0.1)
7.62
(+0.3)
×
(-0.4)
1616Julien FivazSUI7.537.53
(0.0)
×
(+0.1)
×
(+0.2)
1714Miguel PateUSA7.34×
(-0.1)
7.34
(+0.4)
×
(+0.3)
DNS15Zhou CanCHN
DNS9Arnaud CasquetteMRI
AC10Wilfredo MartínezCUB8.077.92
(+0.4)
7.80
(+0.4)
8.07
(+0.1)
DQ3

Final Round (18 August 2008 — 20:10)

PosOrdAthleteNOCDistanceR1R2R3R4R5R6
15/8/8Irving SaladinoPAN8.34×
(+0.1)
8.17
(-0.1)
8.21
(+0.1)
8.34
(-0.3)
×
(-0.2)
×
(-0.5)
28/4/8Godfrey Khotso MokoenaRSA8.247.86
(+0.1)
×
(0.0)
8.02
(+0.2)
8.24
(0.0)
×
(-0.2)
×
(-0.4)
39/6/4Ibrahim CamejoCUB8.207.94
(+0.1)
8.09
(-0.2)
8.08
(-0.1)
7.88
(+0.4)
7.93
(-0.2)
8.20
(+0.2)
411/7/6Ngoni MakushaZIM8.198.19
(+0.6)
8.06
(+0.3)
8.05
(-0.4)
8.10
(+0.1)
8.05
(-0.1)
6.48
(-0.3)
512/5/5Ndiss Kaba BadjiSEN8.168.03
(+0.6)
×
(+0.3)
8.02
(+1.0)
8.16
(+0.2)
8.03
(-0.1)
7.92
(-0.4)
67/3/2Luis Felipe MélizESP8.07×
(0.0)
8.02
(-0.2)
×
(0.0)
×
(+0.2)
7.98
(-0.4)
8.07
(-0.1)
72/2/1Roman NovotnýCZE8.007.87
(+0.1)
7.75
(-0.1)
8.00
(-0.3)
×
(+0.1)
7.82
(+0.2)
7.94
(-0.1)
84Gable GarenamotseBOT7.85×
(-0.2)
7.85
(+0.1)
-
910Greg RutherfordGBR7.84×
(+0.2)
5.20
(-0.3)
7.84
(-0.4)
103Hussain Taher Al-SabeeKSA7.807.80
(0.0)
×
(-0.6)
×
(0.0)
AC1Louis TsatoumasGRE×
(+0.2)
×
(-0.2)
×
(-0.2)
NM
AC6/1/3Wilfredo MartínezCUB8.197.60
(0.0)
7.90
(-0.1)
×
(-0.1)
8.04
(0.0)
×
(0.0)
8.19
(-0.4)
DQ4