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Long Jump, Men

Date 2 September 1960
StatusOlympic
LocationStadio Olimpico, Roma
Participants49 from 34 countries
Olympic Record 7.83 / Greg Bell USA / 24 November 1956

Ralph Boston was favored. In August he jumped 8.21 (26-11¼) to break the legendary world record of Jesse Owens, set in 1935. He was expected to be challenged by Soviet Igor Ter-Ovanesyan, 1958 European Champion. Ter-O led in round one with 7.90 (25-11), as Boston went 7.83 (25-8¼). Irvin )Bo) Roberson jumped 8.03 in round two to take the lead but Boston surpassed that in round three with 8.12 (26-7¾). Both Roberson and Ter-Ovanesyan produced their best jumps in the final round, and Roberson scared Boston by jumping 8.11 (26-7¼), losing the gold medal by only a centimeter, as his next best mark was better than Boston’s (8.03-7.96). Ter-O jumped 8.04 (26-4½) in the final round to solidify his bronze medal, and he needed it as jumping right after him, Manfred Steinbach (GER) produced an 8.00 (26-3) effort.

PosNrAthleteNOCQualifyingFinal
1425Ralph BostonUSA7.60 (6)8.12 (1)GoldOR
2326Bo RobersonUSA7.81 (1)8.11 (2)Silver
3574Igor Ter-OvanesyanURS7.79 (2)8.04 (3)Bronze
4292Manfred SteinbachGER7.70 (4)8.00 (4)
5505Jorma ValkamaFIN7.63 (5)7.69 (5)
6481Christian CollardotFRA7.40 (14)7.68 (6)
7189Henk VisserNED7.72 (3)7.66 (7)
8576Dmitry BondarenkoURS7.49 (9)7.58 (8)
9293Manfred MolzbergerGER7.46 (10)7.49 (9)
10610Attilio BraviITA7.57 (8)7.47 (10)
11335Dimitrios ManglarasGRE7.45 (11)7.45 (11)
12103Paul ForemanWIF7.42 (13)7.26 (12)
13650Fred AlsopGBR7.42 (12)7.25 (13)
7 r1/2379Takayuki OkazakiJPN7.58 (7)– (DNS)
15 r1/252John Oladipo OladitanNGR7.38 (15)
16 r1/2533Kazimierz KropidłowskiPOL7.37 (16)
17 r1/2380Yukishige YasumaJPN7.34 (17)
18 r1/2504Juhani ManninenFIN7.34 (18)
19 r1/2294Fritz KöppenGER7.32 (19)
20 r1/2427Anthony WatsonUSA7.32 (20)
21 r1/2227Gustav SchlosserSUI7.27 (21)
22 r1/2155Jan NetopilíkTCH7.26 (22)
23 r1/2145Fermín DonazarURU7.24 (23)
24 r1/2258Roberto ProcelMEX7.23 (24)
25 r1/2673David KushnirISR7.20 (25)
26 r1/2482Ali BrakchiFRA7.20 (26)
27 r1/2651John HowellGBR7.19 (27)
28 r1/2366Pedro de AlmeidaPOR7.10 (28)
29 r1/2687Roar BerthelsenNOR7.09 (29)
30 r1/2697B. V. SatyanarayanIND7.08 (30)
31 r1/2457Luis Felipe AretaESP7.04 (31)
32 r1/286Dave NorrisNZL7.04 (32)
33 r1/217Ian TomlinsonAUS7.03 (33)
34 r1/2391Seo Yeong-JuKOR6.98 (34)
35 r1/2668Yalçın ÜnsalTUR6.97 (35)
36 r1/218John BaguleyAUS6.96 (36)
37 r1/2657Mahmoud Atter Abdel FattahUAR6.94 (37)
38 r1/2233Romain PotéBEL6.92 (38)
39 r1/2378Jun EbinaJPN6.83 (39)
40 r1/2575Revaz Kvach'ak'idzeURS6.82 (40)
41 r1/268Prajim WongsuwanTHA6.78 (41)
42 r1/2370Vilhjálmur EinarssonISL6.76 (42)
43 r1/2683Kaimar-ud-Din bin MaidinMAL6.74 (43)
44 r1/2696Virsa SinghIND6.70 (44)
45 r1/27Bevyn BakerAUS6.43 (45)
46 r1/227Abdul Sattar Abdul RazzakIRQ6.37 (46)
AC r1/2611Luigi UlivelliITA– (AC)
AC r1/2122Muhammad Ramzan AliPAK– (AC)
AC r1/2364Clive BonasVEN– (AC)
DNS2Ali ZaidAFG– (DNS)
DNS38José da ConceiçãoBRA– (DNS)
DNS658Rouhollah RahmaniIRI– (DNS)
DNS116Iftikhar ShahPAK– (DNS)
DNS532Henryk GrabowskiPOL– (DNS)
DNS353Torgny WåhlanderSWE– (DNS)

Qualifying Round (2 September 1960)

All those reaching 7.40 metres advanced to the final.

PosAthleteNOCDistance2nd Best
1Bo RobersonUSA7.81Q
2Igor Ter-OvanesyanURS7.79Q
3Henk VisserNED7.72Q
4Manfred SteinbachGER7.70Q
5Jorma ValkamaFIN7.63Q
6Ralph BostonUSA7.60Q
7Takayuki OkazakiJPN7.58Q
8Attilio BraviITA7.57Q
9Dmitry BondarenkoURS7.49Q
10Manfred MolzbergerGER7.46Q
11Dimitrios ManglarasGRE7.45Q
12Fred AlsopGBR7.426.93Q
13Paul ForemanWIF7.42Q
14Christian CollardotFRA7.40Q
15John Oladipo OladitanNGR7.38
16Kazimierz KropidłowskiPOL7.37
17Yukishige YasumaJPN7.347.26
18Juhani ManninenFIN7.347.21
19Fritz KöppenGER7.327.09
20Anthony WatsonUSA7.326.95
21Gustav SchlosserSUI7.27
22Jan NetopilíkTCH7.26
23Fermín DonazarURU7.24
24Roberto ProcelMEX7.23
25David KushnirISR7.207.16
26Ali BrakchiFRA7.207.09
27John HowellGBR7.19
28Pedro de AlmeidaPOR7.10
29Roar BerthelsenNOR7.09
30B. V. SatyanarayanIND7.08
31Luis Felipe AretaESP7.047.04
32Dave NorrisNZL7.047.02
33Ian TomlinsonAUS7.03
34Seo Yeong-JuKOR6.98
35Yalçın ÜnsalTUR6.97
36John BaguleyAUS6.96
37Mahmoud Atter Abdel FattahUAR6.94
38Romain PotéBEL6.92
39Jun EbinaJPN6.83
40Revaz Kvach'ak'idzeURS6.82
41Prajim WongsuwanTHA6.78
42Vilhjálmur EinarssonISL6.76
43Kaimar-ud-Din bin MaidinMAL6.74
44Virsa SinghIND6.70
45Bevyn BakerAUS6.43
46Abdul Sattar Abdul RazzakIRQ6.37
ACClive BonasVENNM
ACLuigi UlivelliITANM
ACMuhammad Ramzan AliPAKNM
DNSRouhollah RahmaniIRI
DNSIftikhar ShahPAK
DNSAli ZaidAFG
DNSHenryk GrabowskiPOL
DNSTorgny WåhlanderSWE
DNSJosé da ConceiçãoBRA

Qualifying Round, Group A (2 September 1960 — 9:00)

PosOrdAthleteNOCDistanceR1R2R3
111Ralph BostonUSA7.607.60--
214Takayuki OkazakiJPN7.587.58--
38Christian CollardotFRA7.407.327.40-
415Kazimierz KropidłowskiPOL7.37×7.37×
59Yukishige YasumaJPN7.347.34×7.26
616Gustav SchlosserSUI7.277.267.27×
710Fermín DonazarURU7.247.097.247.14
818B. V. SatyanarayanIND7.086.957.08×
94Luis Felipe AretaESP7.047.04×7.04
102Seo Yeong-JuKOR6.986.786.98×
116John BaguleyAUS6.966.84×6.96
125Mahmoud Atter Abdel FattahUAR6.946.726.94×
1319Romain PotéBEL6.926.816.696.921
141Jun EbinaJPN6.836.686.836.58
157Vilhjálmur EinarssonISL6.766.766.64-
1613Kaimar-ud-Din bin MaidinMAL6.746.745.845.38
1717Abdul Sattar Abdul RazzakIRQ6.37×6.376.37
DNS12Rouhollah RahmaniIRI
DNS3Iftikhar ShahPAK

Qualifying Round, Group B (2 September 1960 — 9:45)

PosOrdAthleteNOCDistanceR1R2R3
116Jorma ValkamaFIN7.637.63××
21Dmitry BondarenkoURS7.497.247.337.49
313Manfred MolzbergerGER7.467.217.46-
47John Oladipo OladitanNGR7.387.337.297.38
52Juhani ManninenFIN7.347.347.216.49
66Fritz KöppenGER7.32×7.327.09
78Anthony WatsonUSA7.326.95×7.32
84Jan NetopilíkTCH7.267.06×7.26
910Roberto ProcelMEX7.23×7.137.23
109Ali BrakchiFRA7.207.207.096.89
113John HowellGBR7.197.19××
125Dave NorrisNZL7.046.917.027.04
1317Ian TomlinsonAUS7.037.03××
1414Virsa SinghIND6.706.606.706.68
1515Bevyn BakerAUS6.43××6.43
DNS18Ali ZaidAFG
DNS11Henryk GrabowskiPOL
DNS12Torgny WåhlanderSWE

Qualifying Round, Group C (2 September 1960 — 10:30)

PosOrdAthleteNOCDistanceR1R2R3
14Manfred SteinbachGER7.70×7.70-
25Bo RobersonUSA7.817.81--
32Igor Ter-OvanesyanURS7.797.79--
48Henk VisserNED7.727.297.72-
519Attilio BraviITA7.577.57--
611Dimitrios ManglarasGRE7.457.357.257.45
717Fred AlsopGBR7.42×6.937.42
81Paul ForemanWIF7.42×7.42-
96David KushnirISR7.207.167.207.12
1018Pedro de AlmeidaPOR7.107.10×7.09
1116Roar BerthelsenNOR7.096.726.957.09
1215Yalçın ÜnsalTUR6.976.976.586.58
1310Revaz Kvach'ak'idzeURS6.825.426.82×
1414Prajim WongsuwanTHA6.786.78××
AC9Clive BonasVEN××-NM
AC13Luigi UlivelliITA×××NM
AC7Muhammad Ramzan AliPAK×××NM
DNS12José da ConceiçãoBRA

Final Round (2 September 1960 — 16:20)

PosOrdAthleteNOCDistanceR1R2R3R4R5R6
12Ralph BostonUSA8.127.82×8.127.80×7.96OR
210Bo RobersonUSA8.11×8.037.887.757.628.11
38Igor Ter-OvanesyanURS8.047.907.80××7.688.04
49Manfred SteinbachGER8.007.81×7.76××8.00
56Jorma ValkamaFIN7.697.527.697.367.31×7.29
61Christian CollardotFRA7.687.61×7.686.967.50×
711Henk VisserNED7.667.597.437.66
84Dmitry BondarenkoURS7.587.277.587.37
95Manfred MolzbergerGER7.497.357.497.47
1014Attilio BraviITA7.477.307.227.47
1112Dimitrios ManglarasGRE7.457.167.327.45
127Paul ForemanWIF7.267.26--
1313Fred AlsopGBR7.257.257.187.16
DNS3Takayuki OkazakiJPN