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Triple Jump, Men

Date3 – 4 August 1984
StatusOlympic
LocationLos Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, California
Participants28 from 21 countries

The favorite was Mike Conley who had won the US Olympic Trials with 17.50 (57-5). He led the qualifying. But in the final, his teammate, Al Joyner opened up with 17.26 (56-7½) in round one. The mark was windy but would count for the event and it would win him the gold medal. Conley leapt 17.18 (56-4½) in round three but could do no better. In the final round, he probably surpassed 17.60 (57-9) but had fouled on the take-off. Great Britain’s Keith Connor, 1978 and 1982 Commonwealth Games Champion, placed third but never challenged Joyner or Conley. Joyner’s sister was Jackie Joyner-Kersee, the great heptathlon champion and long jumper. Conley’s son later became a great athlete as well. Mike Conley, Jr. played basketball for Ohio State, leading them to the NCAA final in 2007, before being drafted by the Memphis Grizzlies.

PosNrAthleteNOCQualifyingFinal
1910Al JoynerUSA16.85 (4)17.26w (1)Gold
2893Mike ConleyUSA17.36 (1)17.18 (2)Silver
3360Keith ConnorGBR16.60 (8)16.87 (3)Bronze
4176Zou ZhenxianCHN16.68 (5)16.83 (4)
5306Peter BouschenFRG16.40w (11)16.77 (5)
6883Willie BanksUSA16.59 (9)16.75 (6)
7660Ajayi AgbebakuNGR16.93 (3)16.67 (7)
8381Eric McCallaGBR17.01 (2)16.66 (8)
9670Joseph TaiwoNGR16.61 (7)16.64 (9)
10371John HerbertGBR16.64 (6)16.40 (10)
11210Hassan BadraEGY16.48w (10)16.07 (11)
12750Mamadou DialloSEN16.18 (12)15.99 (12)
13 r1/2429Dimitrios MikhasGRE16.15 (13)
14 r1/249Steve HannaBAH16.14 (14)
15 r1/2491Dario BadinelliITA16.13 (15)
16 r1/2102Abcélvio RodriguesBRA16.12 (16)
17 r1/2319Ralf JarosFRG16.02 (17)
18 r1/2801Thomas ErikssonSWE15.97 (18)
19 r1/232Ken LorrawayAUS15.92 (19)
20 r1/2583Moses KiyaiKEN15.90 (20)
21 r1/2665Paul EmordiNGR15.88 (21)
22 r1/2569Yasushi UetaJPN15.66 (22)
23 r1/2415Francis DoDooGHA15.55w (23)
24 r1/2607Park Yeong-JunKOR15.54 (24)
25 r1/2643Abdoulaye TraoréMLI15.32 (25)
26 r1/2841Denou KoffiTOG14.44 (26)
27 r1/2187Ernest Tché-NoubossieCMR14.39 (27)
28 r1/2710Óscar DieselPAR14.19 (28)
DNS19Ángel Carlos GaglianoARG– (DNS)

Qualifying Round (3 August 1984 — 10:00)

Top 12 and ties and all those reaching 16.60 metres advanced to the final.

PosAthleteNOCDistance
1Mike ConleyUSA17.36Q
2Eric McCallaGBR17.01Q
3Ajayi AgbebakuNGR16.93Q
4Al JoynerUSA16.85Q
5Zou ZhenxianCHN16.68Q
6John HerbertGBR16.64Q
7Joseph TaiwoNGR16.61Q
8Keith ConnorGBR16.60Q
9Willie BanksUSA16.59q
10Hassan BadraEGY16.48wq
11Peter BouschenFRG16.40wq
12Mamadou DialloSEN16.18q
13Dimitrios MikhasGRE16.15
14Steve HannaBAH16.14
15Dario BadinelliITA16.13
16Abcélvio RodriguesBRA16.12
17Ralf JarosFRG16.02
18Thomas ErikssonSWE15.97
19Ken LorrawayAUS15.92
20Moses KiyaiKEN15.90
21Paul EmordiNGR15.88
22Yasushi UetaJPN15.66
23Francis DoDooGHA15.55w
24Park Yeong-JunKOR15.54
25Abdoulaye TraoréMLI15.32
26Denou KoffiTOG14.44
27Ernest Tché-NoubossieCMR14.39
28Óscar DieselPAR14.19
DNSÁngel Carlos GaglianoARG

Qualifying Round, Group A (3 August 1984)

PosOrdAthleteNOCDistanceR1R2R3
12Mike ConleyUSA17.3617.36
(+0.8)
--
24Eric McCallaGBR17.0117.01
(+2.0)
--
35Al JoynerUSA16.8516.30
(+0.7)
16.45
(-0.4)
16.85
(+1.4)
43Peter BouschenFRG16.40w×15.64
(+1.9)
16.40w
(+2.1)
511Mamadou DialloSEN16.18×15.91
(-2.6)
16.18
(-1.1)
610Steve HannaBAH16.1416.02
(-0.6)
16.14
(-2.1)
15.00
(+0.3)
71Dario BadinelliITA16.1316.13
(-0.7)
16.11w
(+2.2)
15.98
(-0.6)
87Thomas ErikssonSWE15.9715.97
(-1.5)
×14.99
(-0.4)
913Ken LorrawayAUS15.9215.26
(+1.2)
15.92
(-0.3)
×
109Moses KiyaiKEN15.9015.83
(-1.8)
15.90
(-0.2)
×
1114Paul EmordiNGR15.8815.57
(+1.9)
×15.88
(-1.0)
128Yasushi UetaJPN15.6615.64
(-0.7)
×15.66
(-0.4)
1312Abdoulaye TraoréMLI15.3215.32
(+1.0)
14.95
(-1.1)
14.98
(-0.5)
146Óscar DieselPAR14.1913.88
(+0.1)
14.12
(-0.8)
14.19
(-0.9)

Qualifying Round, Group B (3 August 1984)

PosOrdAthleteNOCDistanceR1R2R3
1660Ajayi AgbebakuNGR16.9316.93
(-1.9)
--
212Zou ZhenxianCHN16.6816.27
(-0.3)
16.68
(-1.7)
-
38John HerbertGBR16.6416.64
(-1.4)
--
49Joseph TaiwoNGR16.6116.38
(-1.9)
16.61
(+0.8)
-
55Keith ConnorGBR16.6016.60
(-0.2)
--
611Willie BanksUSA16.59×16.12
(-2.3)
16.59
(+0.9)
715Hassan BadraEGY16.48w15.72
(+0.5)
16.48w
(+2.2)
×
82Dimitrios MikhasGRE16.1516.01
(-0.9)
16.15
(-2.3)
×
97Abcélvio RodriguesBRA16.1216.12
(+1.9)
15.86
(-0.5)
15.14
(-0.4)
104Ralf JarosFRG16.02××16.02
(-1.4)
1114Francis DoDooGHA15.55w15.55w
(+2.1)
15.29
(+0.8)
14.99
(-2.5)
123Park Yeong-JunKOR15.5415.54
(+1.9)
××
136Denou KoffiTOG14.4414.44
(+2.0)
××
141Ernest Tché-NoubossieCMR14.3914.36
(+1.0)
14.39
(+0.8)
×
DNS13Ángel Carlos GaglianoARG

Final Round (4 August 1984 — 18:00)

PosOrdAthleteNOCDistanceR1R2R3R4R5R6
111Al JoynerUSA17.26w17.26w
(+2.1)
17.04
(-1.9)
16.83
(-1.7)
-16.94
(-0.8)
17.04
(-0.5)
26Mike ConleyUSA17.1816.91
(-1.3)
×17.18
(-0.4)
×××
33Keith ConnorGBR16.8716.72
(-1.5)
16.87
(+0.4)
×16.63
(-1.0)
16.67
(-1.2)
16.81
(-1.1)
41Zou ZhenxianCHN16.8316.83
(-1.0)
16.71
(+0.6)
16.16
(-0.9)
×16.33
(-0.3)
16.40
(-1.7)
59Peter BouschenFRG16.7716.04
(-1.9)
16.77
(-0.9)
16.38
(+0.7)
16.58
(-0.8)
16.28
(-0.4)
16.75
(-0.4)
65Willie BanksUSA16.7516.23
(-1.0)
16.75
(-0.6)
××16.33
(-1.4)
16.51
(-1.4)
78Ajayi AgbebakuNGR16.6714.84
(-1.5)
16.67
(-1.6)
-
810Eric McCallaGBR16.6616.64
(-1.3)
×15.89
(-1.4)
-×16.66
(-0.2)
97Joseph TaiwoNGR16.6416.36
(-2.7)
16.64
(-1.1)
16.61
(+1.0)
16.12
(-0.9)
16.57
(+0.8)
16.32
(-2.3)
102John HerbertGBR16.4016.35
(-2.1)
16.05
(-1.5)
16.40
(-0.9)
114Hassan BadraEGY16.0715.52
(-1.0)
15.74
(-0.1)
16.07
(-0.5)
1212Mamadou DialloSEN15.9915.99
(-1.5)
15.69
(-1.8)
-