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Long Jump, Men

Date5 – 6 August 1984
StatusOlympic
LocationLos Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, California
Participants31 from 25 countries

Carl Lewis was trying to win four gold medals in Los Angeles, the 100, 200, long jump, and 4×100 relay, to duplicate the 1936 feat of Jesse Owens. He had won the 100, long jump, and relay at the 1983 World Championships and was considered the greatest track & field athlete in the world in 1984. His biggest challenger was American Larry Myricks, who would likely have been favored in 1980, but lost his chance at Olympic gold because of the boycott. In the final, Lewis opened with 8.54 (28-0¼), and took only one more jump, which he fouled. He then kept passing, confident that his mark would hold up, which it did easily. But the fans in the Los Angeles Coliseum did not like this, booing Lewis and never warming to him at all during the Olympics. Non-knowledgable fans did not realize that Lewis was saving his legs for the remainder of his competitions. The silver medal went to Australia’s Gary Honey, the 1982 Commonwealth Games champion. He tied at 8.24 (27-0½) with Italy’s Giovanni Evangalisti but won silver because of his best second mark of 8.18 (26-10).

PosNrAthleteNOCQualifyingFinal
1915Carl LewisUSA8.30w (1)8.54 (1)Gold
230Gary HoneyAUS7.93 (6)8.24 (2)Silver
3502Giovanni EvangelistiITA7.94 (5)8.24 (3)Bronze
4925Larry MyricksUSA8.02 (2)8.16 (4)
5167Liu YuhuangCHN7.83 (10)7.99 (5)
655Joey WellsBAH7.92 (7)7.97 (6)
7570Junichi UsuiJPN8.02 (3)7.87 (7)
8603Kim Jong-IlKOR7.86 (9)7.81 (8)
9661Yusuf AlliNGR7.82 (11)7.78 (9)
10224Antonio CorgosESP8.02 (4)7.69 (10)
11923Mike McRaeUSA7.89 (8)7.63 (11)
12993Joshua KioNGR7.76 (12)7.57 (12)
13 r1/2787René GloorSUI7.71 (13)
14 r1/2960Nenad StekićYUG7.60 (14)
15 r1/211Lester BenjaminANT7.57 (15)
16 r1/2583Moses KiyaiKEN7.51 (16)
17 r1/2155Kémobé DjirmassalCHA7.37 (17)
18 r1/2169Wang ShijieCHN7.36 (18)
19 r1/254Lyndon SandsBAH7.32 (19)
20 r1/2846Lee Fu-AnTPE7.23 (20)
21 r1/249Steve HannaBAH7.10 (21)
22 r1/2474Kristján HarðarsonISL7.09 (22)
23 r1/2871Shahad MubarakUAE6.98 (23)
24 r1/2207Fidel SolórzanoECU6.93 (24)
25 r1/2643Abdoulaye TraoréMLI6.92 (25)
26 r1/2840Bilanday BodjonaTOG6.82 (26)
27 r1/2613Ghabi Issa KhouriLBN6.80 (27)
28 r1/2710Óscar DieselPAR6.78w (28)
29 r1/2187Ernest Tché-NoubossieCMR6.76 (29)
30 r1/2196Dimitrios AraouzosCYP5.67w (30)
AC r1/2696Steve WalshNZL– (NM)
DNS67Ronald DesruellesBEL– (DNS)
DNS415Francis DoDooGHA– (DNS)
DNS665Paul EmordiNGR– (DNS)

Qualifying Round (5 August 1984 — 16:10)

Top 12 and ties and all those reaching 7.90 metres advanced to the final.

PosAthleteNOCDistance2nd Best
1Carl LewisUSA8.30wQ
2Larry MyricksUSA8.027.80Q
3Junichi UsuiJPN8.027.62Q
4Antonio CorgosESP8.02Q
5Giovanni EvangelistiITA7.94Q
6Gary HoneyAUS7.93Q
7Joey WellsBAH7.92Q
8Mike McRaeUSA7.89q
9Kim Jong-IlKOR7.86q
10Liu YuhuangCHN7.83q
11Yusuf AlliNGR7.82q
12Joshua KioNGR7.76q
13René GloorSUI7.71
14Nenad StekićYUG7.60
15Lester BenjaminANT7.57
16Moses KiyaiKEN7.51
17Kémobé DjirmassalCHA7.37
18Wang ShijieCHN7.36
19Lyndon SandsBAH7.32
20Lee Fu-AnTPE7.23
21Steve HannaBAH7.10
22Kristján HarðarsonISL7.09
23Shahad MubarakUAE6.98
24Fidel SolórzanoECU6.93
25Abdoulaye TraoréMLI6.92
26Bilanday BodjonaTOG6.82
27Ghabi Issa KhouriLBN6.80
28Óscar DieselPAR6.78w
29Ernest Tché-NoubossieCMR6.76
30Dimitrios AraouzosCYP5.67w
NMSteve WalshNZL
DNSPaul EmordiNGR
DNSRonald DesruellesBEL
DNSFrancis DoDooGHA

Qualifying Round, Group A (5 August 1984)

PosOrdAthleteNOCDistanceR1R2R3
19Carl LewisUSA8.30w8.30w
(+2.2)
--
21Antonio CorgosESP8.028.02
(+1.5)
--
32Gary HoneyAUS7.937.93
(-1.0)
--
415Joey WellsBAH7.92×7.92
(+1.8)
-
55Mike McRaeUSA7.897.70
(-0.1)
7.50
(-0.7)
7.89
(-0.8)
612Kim Jong-IlKOR7.86×7.67
(-2.5)
7.86
(+0.1)
714Liu YuhuangCHN7.837.83
(-1.7)
×7.73
(+0.2)
84Nenad StekićYUG7.607.60
(-0.4)
7.41
(-1.3)
7.45
(+0.2)
916Moses KiyaiKEN7.51×7.51
(-0.8)
×
1017Wang ShijieCHN7.36×7.22
(+0.5)
7.36
(+0.4)
116Lee Fu-AnTPE7.237.23
(+0.9)
6.96
(-0.6)
6.82
(-0.7)
123Kristján HarðarsonISL7.09×7.09
(-0.5)
6.93
(-2.4)
1311Fidel SolórzanoECU6.936.93
(-1.8)
6.84
(+0.3)
6.90
(-1.0)
1410Abdoulaye TraoréMLI6.926.92
(-0.7)
6.36
(-1.3)
6.60
(+0.3)
158Bilanday BodjonaTOG6.826.82
(+0.3)
6.70
(-0.7)
6.75
(+0.2)
16613Ghabi Issa KhouriLBN6.806.25
(-1.4)
×6.80
(-1.3)
1
DNS665Paul EmordiNGR

Qualifying Round, Group B (5 August 1984)

PosOrdAthleteNOCDistanceR1R2R3
110Larry MyricksUSA8.027.80
(-0.8)
8.02
(-1.2)
-
215Junichi UsuiJPN8.027.62
(-1.5)
8.02
(+1.8)
-
39Giovanni EvangelistiITA7.947.94
(-0.6)
--
46Yusuf AlliNGR7.827.65
(-1.5)
7.43
(-2.0)
7.82
(-1.3)
513Joshua KioNGR7.76×7.76
(-2.2)
×
62René GloorSUI7.717.57
(-1.2)
7.71
(-1.1)
7.58w
(+2.8)
716Lester BenjaminANT7.57×7.44
(-1.3)
7.57
(-2.0)
88Kémobé DjirmassalCHA7.377.01
(-2.8)
7.11
(-0.4)
7.37
(-0.9)
912Lyndon SandsBAH7.327.32
(+0.8)
5.95
(-3.5)
7.22
(-1.2)
1011Steve HannaBAH7.106.97
(+0.2)
2.36
(-2.4)
7.10
(-0.3)
115Shahad MubarakUAE6.986.98
(-1.2)
×-
121Óscar DieselPAR6.78w6.45
(-1.3)
6.78w
(+4.4)
6.73
(-0.8)
1314Ernest Tché-NoubossieCMR6.766.76
(-4.0)
6.57w
(+3.3)
6.52
(+0.5)
1414Dimitrios AraouzosCYP5.67w××5.67w
(+4.4)
NM4Steve WalshNZL×××
DNS7Ronald DesruellesBEL
DNS17Francis DoDooGHA

Final Round (6 August 1984 — 17:40)

PosOrdAthleteNOCDistanceR1R2R3R4R5R6
111Carl LewisUSA8.548.54
(-1.6)
×----
22Gary HoneyAUS8.247.97
(-1.4)
7.92
(+0.8)
8.18
(-0.7)
7.92
(-1.8)
×8.24
(-0.8)
31Giovanni EvangelistiITA8.248.09
(-0.7)
7.94
(-0.8)
7.90
(-1.2)
××8.24
(-0.7)
412Larry MyricksUSA8.168.06
(-1.2)
7.99
(-0.4)
×8.00
(+0.6)
8.16
(+1.8)
6.28
(-0.8)
56Liu YuhuangCHN7.99×7.66
(-1.2)
7.89
(-0.8)
7.65
(+0.1)
7.60
(-0.6)
7.99
(+0.6)
68Joey WellsBAH7.977.97
(-0.8)
××---
73Junichi UsuiJPN7.877.63
(-2.6)
7.82
(-0.6)
7.87
(-1.8)
7.72
(-1.8)
7.09
(+0.2)
-
85Kim Jong-IlKOR7.817.76
(+0.6)
7.81
(-0.2)
7.77
(-1.2)
×7.59
(-1.1)
×
97Yusuf AlliNGR7.787.67
(-0.7)
7.78
(-0.8)
7.72
(-0.2)
104Antonio CorgosESP7.697.44
(+1.8)
7.50
(+0.2)
7.69
(-1.1)
119Mike McRaeUSA7.63×7.63
(+0.6)
7.45
(-0.6)
1210Joshua KioNGR7.57×7.57
(-0.9)
×