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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). After various appeals, in November 2021, the IOC announced her disqualification along with the disqualifications of Radēviča and Anastasiya Mironchyk-Ivanova (BLR), leaving only eight finalists who finished that phase of competition with legal marks.

PosNrAthleteNOCQualifyingFinal
13312Brittney ReeseUSA6.57 (5)7.12 (1)Gold
22897Yelena SokolovaRUS6.71 (3)7.07 (2)Silver
33284Janay DeLoachUSA6.81 (2)6.89 (3)Bronze
42869Lyudmila KolchanovaRUS6.57 (4)6.76 (4)
51784Éloyse LesueurFRA6.48 (6)6.67 (5)
61873Shara ProctorGBR6.83 (1)6.55 (6)
71197Veranika ShutkovaBLR6.40 (8)6.54 (7)
82957Ivana ŠpanovićSRB6.41 (7)6.35 (8)
9 r1/21152Arantxa KingBER6.40 (9)
10 r1/21201Volha SudaravaBLR6.38 (10)
11 r1/21245Maurren MaggiBRA6.37 (11)
12 r1/23295Chelsea HayesUSA6.37 (12)
13 r1/22584Blessing OkagbareNGR6.34 (13)
14 r1/21121Bianca StuartBAH6.32 (14)
15 r1/21651Concepción MontanerESP6.30 (15)
16 r1/23184Vita RybalkoUKR6.29 (16)
17 r1/21951Sosthene MoguenaraGER6.23 (17)
18 r1/22636Marestella TorresPHI6.22 (18)
19 r1/22928Ola SesaySLE6.22 (19)
20 r1/22775Viorica ȚigăuROU6.21 (20)
21 r1/22979Irène PusterlaSUI6.20 (21)
22 r1/22997Jana VelďákováSVK6.18 (22)
23 r1/22399Lauma GrīvaLAT6.10 (23)
AC1887Maik'o GogoladzeGEO– (AC)NM
AC3340Yuliya TarasovaUZB– (AC)NM
AC3095Karin MelisTUR[6.80] (AC)– (DNS)DQ1
AC3196Marharyta TverdokhlibUKR[6.19] (AC)DQ2
AC2882Anna NazarovaRUS[6.62] (AC)[6.77] (AC)DQ3
AC2407Ineta RadēvičaLAT[6.68] (AC)[6.88] (AC)DQ4
AC1191Anastasiya Mironchyk-IvanovaBLR[6.66] (AC)[6.72] (AC)DQ5
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 SokolovaRUS6.71Q
4Lyudmila KolchanovaRUS6.57q
5Brittney ReeseUSA6.57q
6Éloyse LesueurFRA6.48q
7Ivana ŠpanovićSRB6.41q
8Veranika ShutkovaBLR6.40q
9Arantxa KingBER6.40
10Volha SudaravaBLR6.38
11Maurren MaggiBRA6.37
12Chelsea HayesUSA6.37
13Blessing OkagbareNGR6.34
14Bianca StuartBAH6.32
15Concepción MontanerESP6.30
16Vita RybalkoUKR6.29
17Sosthene MoguenaraGER6.23
18Marestella TorresPHI6.22
19Ola SesaySLE6.22
20Viorica ȚigăuROU6.21
21Irène PusterlaSUI6.20
22Jana VelďákováSVK6.18
23Lauma GrīvaLAT6.10
ACMaik'o GogoladzeGEONM
ACYuliya TarasovaUZBNM
ACKarin MelisTUR[6.80]DQ Q6
ACMarharyta TverdokhlibUKR[6.19]DQ q7
ACAnna NazarovaRUS[6.62]DQ q8
ACIneta RadēvičaLAT[6.68]DQ q9
ACAnastasiya Mironchyk-IvanovaBLR[6.66]DQ q10
DNSCaterine IbargüenCOL
DNSMargrethe RenstrømNOR

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

PosOrdAthleteNOCDistanceR1R2R3
12Shara ProctorGBR6.836.83
(-0.3)
pp
29Yelena SokolovaRUS6.716.63
(-0.4)
6.71
(-0.3)
p
33Lyudmila KolchanovaRUS6.576.57
(-1.0)
×
(0.1)
6.54
(-0.7)
413Brittney ReeseUSA6.57×
(-0.6)
×
(0.0)
6.57
(-1.3)
56Ivana ŠpanovićSRB6.41×
(-0.9)
6.21
(-3.0)
6.41
(-1.2)
64Volha SudaravaBLR6.386.38
(-0.9)
6.35
(-0.7)
6.13
(-2.1)
71Blessing OkagbareNGR6.346.32
(0.7)
6.20
(-0.6)
6.34
(-1.1)
811Bianca StuartBAH6.325.30
(-1.4)
6.31
(-0.1)
6.32
(-1.9)
910Marestella TorresPHI6.225.98
(-1.5)
6.21
(-0.5)
6.22
(-0.4)
107Ola SesaySLE6.226.22
(-0.6)
5.77
(-1.6)
5.91
(-0.6)
1112Lauma 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 MelisTUR[6.80][6.80]
([0.2])
ppDQ11
AC15Marharyta TverdokhlibUKR[6.19][x]
([0.4])
[6.19]
([-0.5])
[6.19]
([-1.3])
DQ12
AC8Anastasiya Mironchyk-IvanovaBLR[6.66][6.55]
([-0.8])
[6.62]
([-0.8])
[6.66]
([-0.8])
DQ13

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

PosOrdAthleteNOCDistanceR1R2R3
112Janay DeLoachUSA6.816.81
(-1.8)
pp
23Éloyse LesueurFRA6.486.48
(-0.6)
×
(0.3)
6.38
(-0.5)
314Veranika ShutkovaBLR6.406.01
(-0.1)
6.21
(-0.9)
6.40
(-0.1)
42Arantxa KingBER6.406.40
(0.3)
×
(-0.4)
6.20
(-0.4)
513Maurren MaggiBRA6.376.37
(-0.1)
×
(0.9)
6.27
(-1.4)
616Chelsea HayesUSA6.376.11
(-0.7)
6.37
(0.0)
6.05
(-0.4)
77Concepción MontanerESP6.306.30
(-0.1)
6.13
(-3.0)
×
(-1.4)
89Vita RybalkoUKR6.29×
(0.1)
6.21
(-0.5)
6.29
(-1.7)
915Sosthene MoguenaraGER6.236.23
(-2.0)
×
(1.9)
×
(0.7)
104Viorica ȚigăuROU6.216.21
(-0.4)
×
(-1.2)
×
(-1.1)
116Irène PusterlaSUI6.20w6.20w
(2.1)
6.14
(-0.8)
4.88
(-1.6)
128Jana VelďákováSVK6.186.02
(-1.0)
6.18
(-1.5)
×
(-1.4)
AC5Anna NazarovaRUS[6.62][x]
([0.6])
[6.62]
([-1.3])
[x]
([0.1])
DQ14
AC1Ineta RadēvičaLAT[6.68][6.58]
([0.1])
[6.59]
([-1.6])
[6.68]
([-0.4])
DQ15
DNS10Caterine IbargüenCOL
DNS11Margrethe RenstrømNOR

Final Round (8 August 2012 — 20:05)

PosOrdAthleteNOCDistanceR1R2R3R4R5R6
13-8Brittney 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)
411-3Lyudmila KolchanovaRUS6.76×
(1.1)
×
(0.8)
6.76
(0.0)
6.44
(0.3)
×
(0.2)
5.97
(-0.1)
512-1Éloyse LesueurFRA6.676.57
(0.8)
×
(0.6)
×
(0.5)
×
(0.9)
6.67
(-0.2)
×
(0.8)
69Shara ProctorGBR6.556.55
(0.2)
×
(0.5)
6.37
(1.0)
75Veranika ShutkovaBLR6.546.37
(0.8)
6.54
(1.4)
6.53
(-0.7)
81Ivana ŠpanovićSRB6.354.29
(0.1)
6.33
(0.6)
6.35
(0.9)
AC2-4Anna NazarovaRUS[6.77][x]
([1.1])
[6.77]
([0.5])
[x]
([0.1])
[6.56]
([0.1])
[6.45]
([0.5])
[6.62]
([-0.4])
DQ16
AC4-6Ineta RadēvičaLAT[6.88][6.88]
([1.2])
[6.77]
([0.4])
[6.74]
([0.2])
[x]
([0.8])
[x]
([0.8])
[6.79]
([0.1])
DQ17
AC8-2Anastasiya Mironchyk-IvanovaBLR[6.72][6.61]
([0.3])
[6.62]
([0.4])
[6.54]
([0.4])
[6.72]
([0.0])
[x]
([-0.1])
[4.55]
([0.0])
DQ18
DNS10Karin MelisTUR19