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Triple Jump, Men

Date23 July 1952
StatusOlympic
LocationHelsingin Olympiastadion, Helsinki
Participants35 from 23 countries

Brazil’s Adhemar da Silva had equaled the world record in 1950 and broken it in 1951, and had won the 1951 Pan American Games. He was co-favorite with Soviet Leonid Shcherbakov, the 1950 European Champion. But da Silva dominated the event. He produced four jumps beyond Shcherbakov’s best of 15.98 (52-5¼), highlighted by two world records – 16.12 (52-10¾) in round two and 16.22 (53-2¾) in round five. Sixteen metres had only been jumped three times prior to Helsinki, but da Silva did it four times in his series, also getting 16.09 (52-9½) in round four and 16.05 (52-8) in the final round. Venezuela’s Asnoldo Devonish was in second after 15.52 (50-11) in round two, but Shcherbakov surpassed him with his fourth round jump.

PosNrAthleteNOCQualifyingFinal
162Adhemar da SilvaBRA15.32 (1)16.22 (1)GoldWR
2453Leonid ShcherbakovURS15.05 (3)15.98 (2)Silver
3978Asnoldo DevonishVEN15.24 (2)15.52 (3)Bronze
41023Walt AshbaughUSA14.59 (=14)15.39 (4)
5516Rune NilsenNOR14.65 (8)15.13 (5)
6313Yoshio IimuroJPN14.81 (6)14.99 (6)
761Geraldo de OliveiraBRA14.64 (10)14.95 (7)
8699Roger NormanSWE14.59 (=14)14.89 (8)
9806Reino HiltunenFIN14.82 (5)14.85 (9)
10575Zygfryd WeinbergPOL14.65 (9)14.76 (10)
111022Jim GerhardtUSA14.98 (4)14.69 (11)
12561Rui RamosPOR14.59 (13)14.69 (12)
13879Preben LarsenDEN14.62 (11)14.62 (13)
14312Tadashi YamamotoJPN14.60 (12)14.57 (14)
15700Arne ÅhmanSWE14.72 (7)14.05 (15)
16 r1/2629Jacques BoulangerFRA14.49 (16)
17 r1/258José da ConceiçãoBRA14.46 (17)
18 r1/2372Choi Yeong-GiKOR14.44 (18)
19 r1/2628Malik M'BayeFRA14.39 (19)
20 r1/2314Keizo HasegawaJPN14.39 (20)
21 r1/21021George ShawUSA14.39 (21)
22 r1/2807Pentti UusihautaFIN14.38 (22)
23 r1/2808Valle RautioFIN14.14 (23)
24 r1/2334Rade RadovanovićYUG14.13 (24)
25 r1/2393William LaingGHA14.09 (25)
26 r1/2380Vasilios SakellarakisGRE14.05 (26)
27 r1/2560Eugénio LopesPOR14.05 (27)
28 r1/2576Stanisław KowalPOL14.03 (28)
29 r1/2722Willi BurgardSAA13.86 (29)
30 r1/271Nikola DagorovBUL13.82 (30)
31 r1/2280Felix WürthAUT13.65 (31)
32 r1/2925Akın AltıokTUR13.62 (32)
33 r1/252Walter HerssensBEL13.52 (33)
34 r1/290Fawzi ChaabanEGY13.45 (34)
35 r1/2547Francisco CastroPUR13.37 (35)
DNS452Vladimir FilippovURS– (DNS)
DNS378Mikhail MikhailGRE– (DNS)
DNS101Óscar SimónESP– (DNS)
DNS548Héctor RománPUR– (DNS)
DNS104Neville PriceRSA– (DNS)
DNS892Kamtorn SanidwongTHA– (DNS)

Qualifying Round (23 July 1952 — 10:00)

All those reaching 14.55 metres advanced to the final.

PosAthleteNOCDistance2nd Best
1Adhemar da SilvaBRA15.32Q
2Asnoldo DevonishVEN15.24Q
3Leonid ShcherbakovURS15.05Q
4Jim GerhardtUSA14.98Q
5Reino HiltunenFIN14.82Q
6Yoshio IimuroJPN14.81Q
7Arne ÅhmanSWE14.72Q
8Rune NilsenNOR14.65Q
9Zygfryd WeinbergPOL14.65Q
10Geraldo de OliveiraBRA14.64Q
11Preben LarsenDEN14.62Q
12Tadashi YamamotoJPN14.60Q
13Rui RamosPOR14.5913.91Q
=14Walt AshbaughUSA14.59Q
=14Roger NormanSWE14.59Q
16Jacques BoulangerFRA14.49
17José da ConceiçãoBRA14.46
18Choi Yeong-GiKOR14.44
19Malik M'BayeFRA14.3914.34
20Keizo HasegawaJPN14.3914.18
21George ShawUSA14.3913.64
22Pentti UusihautaFIN14.38
23Valle RautioFIN14.14
24Rade RadovanovićYUG14.13
25William LaingGHA14.09
26Vasilios SakellarakisGRE14.0513.73
27Eugénio LopesPOR14.0513.67
28Stanisław KowalPOL14.03
29Willi BurgardSAA13.86
30Nikola DagorovBUL13.82
31Felix WürthAUT13.65
32Akın AltıokTUR13.62
33Walter HerssensBEL13.52
34Fawzi ChaabanEGY13.45
35Francisco CastroPUR13.37
DNSVladimir FilippovURS
DNSMikhail MikhailGRE
DNSÓscar SimónESP
DNSHéctor RománPUR
DNSNeville PriceRSA
DNSKamtorn SanidwongTHA

Qualifying Round, Group A (23 July 1952)

PosOrdAthleteNOCDistanceR1R2R3
110Adhemar da SilvaBRA15.3215.32--
29Asnoldo DevonishVEN15.2414.2215.24-
312Jim GerhardtUSA14.9814.98--
415Reino HiltunenFIN14.82×14.82-
516Yoshio IimuroJPN14.8114.81--
619Preben LarsenDEN14.6214.62--
72Walt AshbaughUSA14.5914.59--
83Jacques BoulangerFRA14.49×14.3714.49
97Choi Yeong-GiKOR14.4412.1114.3814.44
1021Malik M'BayeFRA14.3914.3413.8614.39
1113Keizo HasegawaJPN14.39×14.3914.18
1218William LaingGHA14.0913.8914.0913.95
1320Eugénio LopesPOR14.0513.6714.0513.55
1417Stanisław KowalPOL14.0314.03××
154Willi BurgardSAA13.8613.47×13.86
168Nikola DagorovBUL13.8213.3912.1613.82
171Akın AltıokTUR13.6213.1412.9813.62
1814Walter HerssensBEL13.5213.5213.0313.11
196Fawzi ChaabanEGY13.4512.85×13.45
205Francisco CastroPUR13.3713.3513.2713.37
DNS11Vladimir FilippovURS

Qualifying Round, Group B (23 July 1952)

PosOrdAthleteNOCDistanceR1R2R3
111Leonid ShcherbakovURS15.0515.05--
220Arne ÅhmanSWE14.7213.2314.72-
317Zygfryd WeinbergPOL14.6514.4614.65×
43Rune NilsenNOR14.6514.65--
54Geraldo de OliveiraBRA14.6414.64--
619Tadashi YamamotoJPN14.6013.9014.3014.60
77Rui RamosPOR14.5913.91×14.59
82Roger NormanSWE14.5914.59--
915José da ConceiçãoBRA14.4614.25×14.46
1012George ShawUSA14.3913.6414.39×
1116Pentti UusihautaFIN14.38××14.38
128Valle RautioFIN14.1414.14××
136Rade RadovanovićYUG14.1313.42×14.13
1410Vasilios SakellarakisGRE14.0514.0513.7313.68
1518Felix WürthAUT13.6513.65×13.53
DNS1Mikhail MikhailGRE
DNS13Óscar SimónESP
DNS9Héctor RománPUR
DNS5Neville PriceRSA
DNS14Kamtorn SanidwongTHA

Final Round (23 July 1952 — 15:00)

PosOrdAthleteNOCDistanceR1R2R3R4R5R6
12Adhemar da SilvaBRA16.2215.9516.1215.5416.0916.2216.05WR
28Leonid ShcherbakovURS15.9815.0715.2615.1815.9815.84×
35Asnoldo DevonishVEN15.5215.0415.52-×××1
46Walt AshbaughUSA15.3915.0515.3914.5614.5015.38×
51Rune NilsenNOR15.1315.1314.21×14.70××
615Yoshio IimuroJPN14.9914.99×××14.6613.70
710Geraldo de OliveiraBRA14.95×14.9512.66
89Roger NormanSWE14.8914.89×14.39
912Reino HiltunenFIN14.8514.85×14.40
104Zygfryd WeinbergPOL14.7614.76××
113Jim GerhardtUSA14.6914.6914.2814.06
1213Rui RamosPOR14.6914.6913.8212.15
1311Preben LarsenDEN14.6214.62×14.19
147Tadashi YamamotoJPN14.57××14.57
1514Arne ÅhmanSWE14.05××14.05