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Triple Jump, Women

Date15 – 17 August 2008
StatusOlympic
LocationBeijing Guojia Tiyuchang, Beijing Aolinpike Gongyuan, Beijing
Participants36 from 26 countries
Olympic Record 15.33 / Inesa Kravets UKR / 31 July 1996

The defending champion was Cameroon’s Françoise Mbango but she had hardly been seen since Athina. In 2006 and 2007 she spent the time raising her newborn, and did not compete. She resumed training earlier in 2008 and competed in seven warm-up meets prior to Beijing. No problem. In the opening round of the final, she bounded 15.19 (49-6¼) to take the lead. Surpassed in round two by Pigi Devetzi of Greece (15.23 [49-11¾]), she answered later in the round with 15.39 (50-6), which would prove to be the winning mark. In the third round, Russian Tatyana Lebedeva jumped 15.32 (50-3¼) and that held up for the silver medal. Lebedeva would return five days later to add a silver in the long jump. The 2007 World Champion and 2008 World Indoor Champion, Yargelis Savigne, placed fifth.

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. Lebedeva lawyered up, however, and appealed the disqualification to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), but the CAS rejected that appeal in July 2018. Bronze medalist Pigi Devetzi also had a positive re-test, announced in November 2016, and was also disqualified. Lebedeva also lost the silver medal from the long jump event, while Devetzi was also DQed from that event, in which she finished 14th. At the time her doping was revealed Lebedeva was a member of the Russian state Duma, the IAAF Women’s Committee, and the World Olympians Association Executive Committee. Lebedeva appealed the disqualification but it was finally denied in 2018 and the medals re-assigned, with Olga Rypakova (KAZ) receiving the silver, and Yargelis Savigne (CUB) the bronze.

PosNrAthleteNOCQualifyingFinal
11408Françoise MbangoCMR14.50 (4)15.39 (1)Gold
22236Olga RypakovaKAZ14.64 (3)15.11 (2)Silver
31471Yargelis SavigneCUB14.99 (1)15.05 (3)Bronze
42885Marija ŠestakSLO14.44 (7)15.03 (4)
52808Viktoriya GurovaRUS14.78 (2)14.77 (5)
62758Anna PyatykhRUS14.45 (6)14.73 (6)
73070Olha SaladukhaUKR14.46 (5)14.70 (7)
81641Kaire LeibakEST14.19 (9)14.13 (8)
92172Trecia SmithJAM14.18 (10)14.12 (9)
101335Xie LimeiCHN14.27 (8)14.09 (10)
11 r1/22904Biljana MitrovićSRB14.14 (11)
12 r1/21757Teresa Nzola MesoFRA14.11 (12)
13 r1/21466Mabel GayCUB14.09 (13)
14 r1/21624Carlota CastrejanaESP14.02 (14)
15 r1/23114Svitlana MamieievaUKR14.01 (15)
16 r1/22117Magdelín MartínezITA14.00 (16)
17 r1/22703Adelina GavrilăROU13.98 (17)
18 r1/22949Carolina KlüftSWE13.97 (18)
19 r1/21477Yarianna MartínezCUB13.96 (19)
20 r1/21013Baya RahouliALG13.87 (20)
21 r1/21240Gisele OliveiraBRA13.81 (21)
22 r1/23128Liliya KulykUKR13.66 (22)
23 r1/21277Gita DodovaBUL13.53 (23)
24 r1/23203Erica McLainUSA13.52 (24)
25 r1/22241Yelena ParfyonovaKAZ13.46 (25)
26 r1/23199Shani MarksUSA13.44 (26)
27 r1/23295Anastasiya ZhuravlyovaUZB13.36 (27)
28 r1/22511Chinonye OhadughaNGR13.29 (28)
29 r1/21183Kseniya PryiemkaBLR13.08 (29)
30 r1/22242Irina LitvinenkoKAZ12.92 (30)
AC r1/21933Athanasia PerraGRE– (AC)
AC r1/22916Yamilé AldamaSUD– (AC)
AC r1/21532Martina ŠestákováCZE– (AC)
AC r1/22944Dana VelďákováSVK– (AC)
AC2762Tatyana LebedevaRUS14.55 (AC)15.32 (AC)DQ1
AC1932Pigi DevetziGRE14.92 (AC)15.23 (AC)DQ2

Qualifying Round (15 August 2008)

Top 12 and ties and all those reaching 14.45 metres advanced to the final.

PosAthleteNOCDistance
1Yargelis SavigneCUB14.99Q
2Viktoriya GurovaRUS14.78Q
3Olga RypakovaKAZ14.64Q
4Françoise MbangoCMR14.50Q
5Olha SaladukhaUKR14.46Q
6Anna PyatykhRUS14.45Q
7Marija ŠestakSLO14.44q
8Xie LimeiCHN14.27q
9Kaire LeibakEST14.19q
10Trecia SmithJAM14.18q
11Biljana MitrovićSRB14.14
12Teresa Nzola MesoFRA14.11
13Mabel GayCUB14.09
14Carlota CastrejanaESP14.02
15Svitlana MamieievaUKR14.01
16Magdelín MartínezITA14.00
17Adelina GavrilăROU13.98
18Carolina KlüftSWE13.97
19Yarianna MartínezCUB13.96
20Baya RahouliALG13.87
21Gisele OliveiraBRA13.81
22Liliya KulykUKR13.66
23Gita DodovaBUL13.53
24Erica McLainUSA13.52
25Yelena ParfyonovaKAZ13.46
26Shani MarksUSA13.44
27Anastasiya ZhuravlyovaUZB13.36
28Chinonye OhadughaNGR13.29
29Kseniya PryiemkaBLR13.08
30Irina LitvinenkoKAZ12.92
ACAthanasia PerraGRENM
ACYamilé AldamaSUDNM
ACMartina ŠestákováCZENM
ACDana VelďákováSVKNM
ACPigi DevetziGRE14.92DQQ3
ACTatyana LebedevaRUS14.55DQQ4

Qualifying Round, Group A (15 August 2008 — 21:40)

PosOrdAthleteNOCDistanceR1R2R3
17Yargelis SavigneCUB14.9914.37
(+0.3)
14.99
(-0.3)
21Viktoriya GurovaRUS14.7814.44
(-0.8)
14.78
(+0.3)
39Olga RypakovaKAZ14.6414.64
(0.0)
415Anna PyatykhRUS14.45×
(+0.1)
14.45
(0.0)
55Marija ŠestakSLO14.44×
(-0.3)
14.44
(-0.5)
14.09
(+0.4)
610Biljana MitrovićSRB14.14×
(-0.6)
14.11
(-0.3)
14.14
(-0.2)
74Teresa Nzola MesoFRA14.1114.11
(0.0)
14.11
(+0.2)
14.01
(+0.2)
82Mabel GayCUB14.09×
(0.0)
×
(-0.5)
13.98
(-0.2)
918Carlota CastrejanaESP14.0214.02
(+0.3)
×
(-0.1)
13.38
(-0.8)
1011Svitlana MamieievaUKR14.0113.73
(-0.3)
13.89
(-0.6)
13.53
(+1.7)
1113Magdelín MartínezITA14.00×
(+0.9)
14.00
(-0.1)
13.97
(+0.2)
1214Carolina KlüftSWE13.9713.60
(+0.6)
×
(-0.1)
×
(+0.1)
1312Gita DodovaBUL13.53×
(+0.4)
13.47
(-0.8)
13.29
(+0.1)
1417Erica McLainUSA13.52×
(-0.2)
13.52
(-0.6)
153Yelena ParfyonovaKAZ13.4613.46
(+0.5)
×
(+0.9)
×
(-0.1)
166Chinonye OhadughaNGR13.2912.92
(-0.6)
12.86
(-0.7)
×
(+0.3)
178Kseniya PryiemkaBLR13.0813.08
(-0.3)
12.79
(0.0)
×
(+0.5)
AC16Athanasia PerraGRE×
(+0.3)
×
(-0.4)
13.77
(+0.2)
NM

Qualifying Round, Group B (15 August 2008 — 21:40)

PosOrdAthleteNOCDistanceR1R2R3
113Françoise MbangoCMR14.5014.50
(+0.0)
26Olha SaladukhaUKR14.4614.46
(-0.3)
310Xie LimeiCHN14.2713.38
(0.0)
14.27
(0.0)
14.01
(0.0)
418Kaire LeibakEST14.1914.19
(0.0)
14.07
(0.0)
×
(0.0)
53Trecia SmithJAM14.1814.18
(+0.3)
×
(0.0)
×
(0.0)
616Adelina GavrilăROU13.9813.98
(0.0)
13.71
(0.0)
13.55
(0.0)
715Yarianna MartínezCUB13.9613.76
(0.0)
13.96
(0.0)
13.83
(0.0)
82Baya RahouliALG13.8713.80
(+0.6)
13.57
(0.0)
13.87
(0.0)
97Gisele OliveiraBRA13.81×
(+0.2)
13.81
(0.0)
×
(0.0)
105Liliya KulykUKR13.6613.53
(-0.5)
13.66
(0.0)
13.39
(0.0)
1117Shani MarksUSA13.4413.20
(0.0)
13.44
(0.0)
×
(0.0)
128Anastasiya ZhuravlyovaUZB13.3613.36
(+0.1)
×
(0.0)
×
(0.0)
1312Irina LitvinenkoKAZ12.92×
(0.0)
12.92
(0.0)
12.91
(0.0)
AC1Yamilé AldamaSUD×
(-0.8)
×
(0.0)
×
(0.0)
NM
AC11Martina ŠestákováCZE×
(0.0)
×
(0.0)
×
(0.0)
NM
AC9Dana VelďákováSVK×
(0.0)
×
(0.0)
×
(0.0)
NM
AC14Tatyana LebedevaRUS14.5514.55
(+0.0)
DQ5
AC4Pigi DevetziGRE14.9214.92
(+0.1)
DQ6

Final Round (17 August 2008 — 21:45)

PosOrdAthleteNOCDistanceR1R2R3R4R5R6
19/8/8Françoise MbangoCMR15.3915.19
(+1.3)
15.39
(+0.5)
×
(+0.7)
14.82
(+0.1)
×
(-0.1)
14.88
(+0.1)
OR
212/4/5Olga RypakovaKAZ15.11×
(+0.1)
14.83
(+0.6)
14.93
(+0.5)
15.03
(+0.6)
15.11
(+0.3)
×
(+0.2)
32/3/4Yargelis SavigneCUB15.05×
(+0.9)
14.87
(+0.5)
14.77
(+0.1)
15.05
(+0.1)
×
(+0.6)
14.91
(+0.8)
43/5/3Marija ŠestakSLO15.0315.03
(+1.1)
14.65
(+0.6)
×
(0.0)
14.46
(+0.9)
14.47
(+0.1)
14.75
(+0.9)
56/2/2Viktoriya GurovaRUS14.7714.38
(+0.6)
14.04
(+0.6)
14.77
(+1.1)
×
(+0.5)
14.65
(+0.1)
×
(+0.5)
611/1/1Anna PyatykhRUS14.7314.67
(+0.3)
14.73
(-0.2)
14.57
(+0.6)
×
(+0.8)
14.67
(+0.3)
14.28
(+0.3)
75Olha SaladukhaUKR14.7012.78
(+0.6)
14.70
(+1.2)
11.29
(+0.7)
84Kaire LeibakEST14.1312.19
(+0.6)
14.13
(+0.8)
×
(+0.2)
91Trecia SmithJAM14.1214.12
(+0.5)
13.75
(+0.4)
×
(+0.4)
1010Xie LimeiCHN14.0914.09
(+0.8)
13.94
(+0.7)
13.67
(+0.3)
AC8/7/7Tatyana LebedevaRUS15.3215.00
(+1.2)
15.17
(+1.0)
15.32
(+0.5)
14.40
(0.0)
×
(+0.3)
×
(+0.7)
DQ7
AC7/6/6Pigi DevetziGRE15.2314.96
(+0.8)
15.23
(+1.6)
×
(+1.1)
×
(+0.6)
×
(+0.3)
×
(+0.5)
DQ8