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Triple Jump, Men

Date7 – 9 August 2012
StatusOlympic
LocationOlympic Stadium, Olympic Park, Stratford, London
Participants27 from 21 countries
Olympic Record 18.09 / Kenny Harrison USA / 27 July 1996

The favorite coming in was American Christian Taylor, the 2011 World Champion. Also highly considered was Great Britain jumper Phillips Idowu, but he would not get past the qualifying round, likely due to the effects of a hip injury. Also missing was France’s Teddy Tamgho, the third longest jumper of all-time, but he could not compete in London due to an ankle injury.

In the final Taylor got off to a shaky start, fouling his first two jumps, having difficult with the ultra-quick runway. The first round leader was Italian Fabrizio Donato with 17.38. He improved that to 17.44 in the second round, but that only put him into second as the United States’ Will Claye was the first jumper in the order and had taken the lead with 17.54. Taylor got through to the final with 17.15 in round three, moving into fifth place, and Donato improved again, posting 17.45, although he remained in second behind Claye. In the final rounds, Taylor opened with 17.81, a mark that would put him into the lead and eventually win him the gold medal. Claye, jumping last in the final order, responded with 17.62 which would be his best mark and cement the silver medal. Donato would continue to improve, posting 17.48 in the fourth round, and he would finish third to complete the podium. The final two rounds were anti-climactic as none of the leaders improved their marks.

Taylor was the first American to win the triple jump since Kenny Harrison in 1996. Claye had already finished third in the long jump in London, making him the first man to win medals in both horizontal jumps since Japan’s Naoto Tajima in 1936.

PosNrAthleteNOCQualifyingFinal
13256Christian TaylorUSA17.21 (1)17.81 (1)Gold
23211Will ClayeUSA16.87 (7)17.62 (2)Silver
32132Fabrizio DonatoITA16.86 (8)17.48 (3)Bronze
42134Daniele GrecoITA17.00 (4)17.34 (4)
51109Leevan SandsBAH17.17 (2)17.19 (5)
61747Benjamin CompaoréFRA17.06 (3)17.08 (6)
72573Tosin OkeNGR16.83 (9)16.95 (7)
81467Alexis CopelloCUB16.79 (11)16.92 (8)
92798Lyukman AdamsRUS16.88 (6)16.78 (9)
101347Dong BinCHN16.94 (5)16.75 (10)
112029Samyr LainéHAI16.81 (10)16.65 (11)
121166Dzmitry PlatnitskiBLR16.62 (12)16.19 (12)
13 r1/23130Sheryf El-SheryfUKR16.60 (13)
14 r1/21813Phillips IdowuGBR16.53 (14)
15 r1/21009Issam NimaALG16.50 (15)
16 r1/21470Arnie GiraltCUB16.45 (16)
17 r1/21043Henry FrayneAUS16.40 (17)
18 r1/22123Muhammad HalimISV16.39 (18)
19 r1/22266Yevgeny EktovKAZ16.31 (19)
20 r1/21343Cao ShuoCHN16.27 (20)
21 r1/22273Roman ValiyevKAZ16.23 (21)
22 r1/22354Kim Deok-HyeonKOR16.22 (22)
23 r1/21463Yoandri BetanzosCUB16.22 (23)
24 r1/23107Mohamed Abbas DarwishUAE16.06 (24)
25 r1/21577Adrian SornozaECU16.04 (25)
26 r1/21231Jonathan SilvaBRA15.59 (26)
AC2065Renjith MaheshwaryIND– (AC)NM

Qualifying Round (7 August 2012 — 10:45)

Top 12 and ties and all those reaching 17.10 metres advanced to the final.

PosAthleteNOCDistance2nd Best
1Christian TaylorUSA17.21Q
2Leevan SandsBAH17.17Q
3Benjamin CompaoréFRA17.06q
4Daniele GrecoITA17.00q
5Dong BinCHN16.94q
6Lyukman AdamsRUS16.88q
7Will ClayeUSA16.87q
8Fabrizio DonatoITA16.86q
9Tosin OkeNGR16.83q
10Samyr LainéHAI16.81q
11Alexis CopelloCUB16.79q
12Dzmitry PlatnitskiBLR16.62q
13Sheryf El-SheryfUKR16.60
14Phillips IdowuGBR16.53
15Issam NimaALG16.50
16Arnie GiraltCUB16.45
17Henry FrayneAUS16.40
18Muhammad HalimISV16.39
19Yevgeny EktovKAZ16.31
20Cao ShuoCHN16.27
21Roman ValiyevKAZ16.23
22Kim Deok-HyeonKOR16.2215.35
23Yoandri BetanzosCUB16.2214.84
24Mohamed Abbas DarwishUAE16.06
25Adrian SornozaECU16.04
26Jonathan SilvaBRA15.59
ACRenjith MaheshwaryINDNM

Qualifying Round, Group A (7 August 2012 — 10:45)

PosOrdAthleteNOCDistanceR1R2R3
12Benjamin CompaoréFRA17.0616.82
(-0.5)
17.06
(+0.8)
-
29Daniele GrecoITA17.0017.00
(+0.6)
--
36Lyukman AdamsRUS16.8816.67
(-1.0)
×
(-0.1)
16.88
(-0.9)
48Will ClayeUSA16.8716.56
(-0.5)
16.44
(-1.5)
16.87
(-0.2)
510Tosin OkeNGR16.8316.59
(-1.3)
16.83
(-0.3)
×
(-1.7)
67Samyr LainéHAI16.8116.14
(0.0)
16.81
(+1.4)
×
(+0.1)
75Dzmitry PlatnitskiBLR16.62×
(-0.8)
15.66
(-0.4)
16.62
(+0.3)
84Phillips IdowuGBR16.5316.47
(-0.7)
×
(+0.9)
16.53
(-1.0)
93Arnie GiraltCUB16.4515.74
(+1.1)
16.42
(+0.1)
16.45
(+1.1)
1012Yevgeny EktovKAZ16.31×
(-0.7)
16.31
(-0.1)
×
(-1.9)
1113Cao ShuoCHN16.2716.11
(-1.8)
16.26
(+1.2)
16.27
(-1.2)
121Adrian SornozaECU16.0415.61
(-0.5)
16.04
(-2.4)
×
(-0.8)
AC11Renjith MaheshwaryIND×
(-0.6)
××
(-0.5)
NM

Qualifying Round, Group B (7 August 2012 — 10:45)

PosOrdAthleteNOCDistanceR1R2R3
19Christian TaylorUSA17.2117.21
(+0.2)
26Leevan SandsBAH17.1717.17
(-0.4)
312Dong BinCHN16.94×
(+0.2)
16.94
(+0.1)
-
414Fabrizio DonatoITA16.8616.86
(-1.2)
--
52Alexis CopelloCUB16.79×
(-0.8)
16.70
(-0.7)
16.79
(+1.0)
610Sheryf El-SheryfUKR16.6016.60
(+0.4)
14.83
(-2.5)
×
(-0.3)
71Issam NimaALG16.5015.21
(-0.7)
×
(-1.2)
16.50
(+0.5)
83Henry FrayneAUS16.4016.25
(+0.2)
16.35
(+0.2)
16.40
(-0.2)
99Muhammad HalimISV16.3915.54
(-0.6)
16.39
(-0.6)
15.31
(+0.5)
105Roman ValiyevKAZ16.23×
(-1.8)
×
(+1.3)
16.23
(-1.0)
1113Kim Deok-HyeonKOR16.2215.35
(-0.8)
×
(+0.3)
16.22
(-0.3)
124Yoandri BetanzosCUB16.2214.84
(+0.2)
16.22
(+2.9)
×
(0.0)
137Mohamed Abbas DarwishUAE16.06×
(-1.2)
16.06
(+1.7)
15.93
(+1.6)
1411Jonathan SilvaBRA15.5915.59
(-1.3)
×
(+0.4)
×
(0.0)

Final Round (9 August 2012 — 19:20)

PosOrdAthleteNOCDistanceR1R2R3R4R5R6
19/4Christian TaylorUSA17.81×
(-0.2)
×
(-0.1)
17.15
(-0.1)
17.81
(+0.6)
17.55
(-0.2)
×
(-0.1)
21/8Will ClayeUSA17.62×
(+0.7)
17.54
(0.0)
17.43
(+0.1)
17.62
(+0.6)
17.25
(-0.3)
16.66
(-0.1)
36/7Fabrizio DonatoITA17.4817.38
(+0.4)
17.44
(+0.1)
17.45
(-0.2)
17.48
(+0.6)
-×
(+0.1)
45/6Daniele GrecoITA17.3416.90
(-0.5)
17.34
(+0.9)
×
(0.0)
×
(+0.2)
-16.92
(-0.3)
512/5Leevan SandsBAH17.19×
(+0.3)
17.19
(+0.2)
17.12
(-0.1)
×
(+0.9)
--
62/3Benjamin CompaoréFRA17.0815.53
(+0.7)
17.08
(0.0)
14.16
(+0.2)
16.27
(+0.5)
13.68
(-0.4)
×
(+0.3)
710/2Tosin OkeNGR16.95×
(+1.2)
16.91
(+0.5)
16.95
(+0.7)
×
(+0.3)
×
(0.0)
×
(+0.1)
88/1Alexis CopelloCUB16.9216.92
(+0.5)
×
(+0.2)
×
(-0.3)
14.75
(+0.6)
×
(-0.7)
16.68
(-0.2)
94Lyukman AdamsRUS16.7816.78
(+0.2)
×
(+1.0)
×
(-0.7)
1011Dong BinCHN16.7516.75
(+0.3)
×
(+0.2)
×
(0.0)
113Samyr LainéHAI16.65×
(+0.2)
16.65
(+0.8)
16.59
(+0.2)
127Dzmitry PlatnitskiBLR16.1916.08
(+0.2)
×
(+0.5)
16.19
(-0.7)