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Long Jump, Men

Date25 – 26 September 1988
StatusOlympic
LocationOl-lim-pik Ju-gyeong-gi-jang, Seoul Sports Complex, Seoul
Participants41 from 31 countries
Olympic Record 8.90 WR / Bob Beamon USA / 18 October 1968

The 1988 US Olympic Trials featured the greatest long jump dual ever to that date. Carl Lewis and Larry Myricks finished 1-2 with the two longest non-Beamon marks ever – 8.76 (28-9) and 8.74 (28-8¼). The Seoul long jump was eagerly awaited, and the third American, Mike Powell, was also considered a challenger. Lewis opened with 8.41 (27-7¼) in the final. He jumped last in the order, although he had been drawn for first. But the long jump final began within an hour of his 200 round and he petitioned to jump last, which was granted. In rounds two and three, he improved with 8.56 (28-1) and 8.52 (27-11½), the second round 8.56 (28-1) wind-aided. Those were good enough for the gold medal. But getting ready for the fourth round, a new official told Lewis he now had to jump first, not last. He argued that he should be given extra time to recover from his third-round jump, but was rebuffed. A long jump clock malfunction gave him some extra time and he responded with 8.72 (28-7½), winning the event easily with a dominant series. Powell won silver and Myricks bronze as the Americans swept the medals.

PosNrAthleteNOCQualifyingFinal
11102Carl LewisUSA8.08 (3)8.72 (1)Gold
21123Mike PowellUSA8.34w (1)8.49 (2)Silver
31115Larry MyricksUSA8.19 (2)8.27 (3)Bronze
4586Giovanni EvangelistiITA7.81 (10)8.08w (4)
5258Antonio CorgosESP7.91 (7)8.03 (5)
6534László SzalmaHUN7.92 (6)8.00 (6)
7320Norbert BrigeFRA8.05 (4)7.97 (7)
81066Leonid VoloshinURS7.89 (9)7.89 (8)
9206Pang YanCHN7.79 (11)7.86 (9)
10300Jarmo KärnäFIN7.90 (8)7.82 (10)
11514Emiel MellaardNED8.02 (5)7.71 (11)
12421Mark ForsytheGBR7.77 (12)7.54 (12)
13 r1/2419Stewart FaulknerGBR7.74 (13)
14 r1/2788Yusuf AlliNGR7.73 (14)
15 r1/2180Bruny SurinCAN7.73 (15)
16 r1/2689Kim Jong-IlKOR7.70 (16)
17 r1/222James BrowneANT7.67 (17)
18 r1/2199Chen ZunrongCHN7.66 (18)
19 r1/2218Frédéric Ebong-SalleCMR7.65 (19)
20 r1/237Dave CulbertAUS7.64 (20)
21 r1/260Andreas SteinerAUT7.61 (21)
22 r1/2155Glenroy GilbertCAN7.61 (22)
23 r1/2431John KingGBR7.57 (23)
24 r1/265Steve HannaBAH7.54 (24)
25 r1/2158Ian JamesCAN7.52 (25)
26 r1/2639Hiroyuki ShibataJPN7.48 (26)
27 r1/21007Nai Hui-FangTPE7.45 (27)
28 r1/261Teddy SteinmayrAUT7.36 (28)
29 r1/26Lotfi KhaïdaALG7.10 (29)
30 r1/2835Muhammad UrfaqPAK7.09 (30)
31 r1/2867José LeitãoPOR6.99 (31)
32 r1/2841Ricardo ValientePER6.92 (32)
33 r1/2918Francis KeitaSLE6.87 (33)
AC r1/274Shahanuddin ChoudhuryBAN– (AC)
AC r1/2642Junichi UsuiJPN– (AC)
AC r1/2660David LamaiKEN– (AC)
AC r1/21209Rey QuiñonesPUR– (AC)
AC r1/2884Abdullah Mohamed Al-SheibQAT– (AC)
AC r1/2963Sizwe Sydney MdluliSWZ– (AC)
AC r1/21034Robert EmmiyanURS– (AC)
AC r1/21143Orde BallantyneVIN– (AC)
DNS1050Vladimir OshkanURS– (DNS)
DNS40Gary HoneyAUS– (DNS)

Qualifying Round (25 September 1988 — 13:00)

Top 12 and ties and all those reaching 8.00 metres advanced to the final.

PosAthleteNOCDistance2nd Best
1Mike PowellUSA8.34wQ
2Larry MyricksUSA8.19Q
3Carl LewisUSA8.08Q
4Norbert BrigeFRA8.05Q
5Emiel MellaardNED8.02Q
6László SzalmaHUN7.92q
7Antonio CorgosESP7.91q
8Jarmo KärnäFIN7.90q
9Leonid VoloshinURS7.89q
10Giovanni EvangelistiITA7.81q
11Pang YanCHN7.79q
12Mark ForsytheGBR7.77q
13Stewart FaulknerGBR7.74
14Yusuf AlliNGR7.737.72
15Bruny SurinCAN7.737.69
16Kim Jong-IlKOR7.70
17James BrowneANT7.67
18Chen ZunrongCHN7.66
19Frédéric Ebong-SalleCMR7.65
20Dave CulbertAUS7.64
21Andreas SteinerAUT7.617.48
22Glenroy GilbertCAN7.617.46
23John KingGBR7.57
24Steve HannaBAH7.54
25Ian JamesCAN7.52
26Hiroyuki ShibataJPN7.48
27Nai Hui-FangTPE7.45
28Teddy SteinmayrAUT7.36
29Lotfi KhaïdaALG7.10
30Muhammad UrfaqPAK7.09
31José LeitãoPOR6.99
32Ricardo ValientePER6.92
33Francis KeitaSLE6.87
ACDavid LamaiKENNM
ACSizwe Sydney MdluliSWZNM
ACShahanuddin ChoudhuryBANNM
ACOrde BallantyneVINNM
ACAbdullah Mohamed Al-SheibQATNM
ACJunichi UsuiJPNNM
ACRey QuiñonesPURNM
ACRobert EmmiyanURSNM
DNSGary HoneyAUS
DNSVladimir OshkanURS

Qualifying Round, Group A (25 September 1988)

PosOrdAthleteNOCDistanceR1R2R3
14Larry MyricksUSA8.198.19
(+0.4)
--
21Norbert BrigeFRA8.05×8.05
(+0.8)
-
317Emiel MellaardNED8.027.84
(-0.4)
8.02
(+1.8)
-
43László SzalmaHUN7.927.92
(+1.0)
7.89
(-0.2)
×
521Antonio CorgosESP7.917.91
(+1.2)
7.88
(-0.5)
-
618Stewart FaulknerGBR7.747.72
(-0.7)
7.74
(+0.8)
7.74
(-0.1)
78Bruny SurinCAN7.737.69
(-0.2)
7.73
(+0.5)
7.39
(-0.1)
86James BrowneANT7.677.06
(+1.7)
7.67
(-0.1)
7.33
(-0.5)
912Dave CulbertAUS7.64××7.64
(+0.3)
1013Andreas SteinerAUT7.617.40
(+1.6)
7.61
(-0.1)
7.48
(-1.5)
112Glenroy GilbertCAN7.617.46
(+1.2)
7.61
(+1.8)
7.27
(-0.7)
1219John KingGBR7.577.57
(+1.0)
××
1316Ian JamesCAN7.52××7.52
(0.0)
1411Nai Hui-FangTPE7.457.45
(-0.7)
×7.16
(+1.6)
157José LeitãoPOR6.99×6.99
(0.0)
6.81
(+0.4)
1614Ricardo ValientePER6.926.91
(-0.5)
×6.92
(-1.2)
AC5David LamaiKEN×××NM
AC20Sizwe Sydney MdluliSWZ×××NM
AC22Shahanuddin ChoudhuryBAN×××NM
AC15Orde BallantyneVIN××-NM
AC9Abdullah Mohamed Al-SheibQAT×-NM
DNS10Gary HoneyAUS

Qualifying Round, Group B (25 September 1988)

PosOrdAthleteNOCDistanceR1R2R3
118Mike PowellUSA8.34w7.83
(-0.4)
×8.34w
(+2.3)
216Carl LewisUSA8.088.08
(+1.2)
--
39Jarmo KärnäFIN7.907.71
(-1.1)
7.89
(+0.2)
7.90
(0.0)
410Leonid VoloshinURS7.89××7.89
(0.0)
514Giovanni EvangelistiITA7.81×7.81
(-1.1)
7.60
(+0.2)
611Pang YanCHN7.797.64
(-0.9)
×7.79
(-1.6)
74Mark ForsytheGBR7.777.77
(-1.9)
7.77
(-1.1)
7.45
(+0.2)
85Yusuf AlliNGR7.737.72
(+1.5)
7.73
(+1.6)
7.67
(-0.6)
920Kim Jong-IlKOR7.707.36
(+1.4)
7.68
(+1.1)
7.70
(+1.2)
103Chen ZunrongCHN7.66×7.61
(+0.8)
7.66
(-0.9)
1113Frédéric Ebong-SalleCMR7.657.34
(+0.9)
7.65
(-1.0)
×
121Steve HannaBAH7.547.54
(-1.1)
××
136Hiroyuki ShibataJPN7.48×7.48
(-1.2)
×
142Teddy SteinmayrAUT7.36×7.31
(+1.1)
7.36
(+1.8)
1517Lotfi KhaïdaALG7.107.10
(-0.7)
××
1612Muhammad UrfaqPAK7.09××7.09
(-0.5)
1721Francis KeitaSLE6.876.52
(+0.7)
6.87
(-0.3)
6.14
(+0.9)
AC7Junichi UsuiJPN×××NM
AC8Rey QuiñonesPUR×××NM
AC15Robert EmmiyanURSNM
DNS19Vladimir OshkanURS

Final Round (26 September 1988 — 15:00)

PosOrdAthleteNOCDistanceR1R2R3R4R5R6
112/1Carl LewisUSA8.728.41
(-0.1)
8.56w
(+2.2)
8.52
(+1.5)
8.72
(-0.2)
8.52
(+0.3)
×1
24/5Mike PowellUSA8.498.23
(+1.6)
8.11
(-0.6)
8.49
(+1.8)
×-×
38/9Larry MyricksUSA8.278.14
(-2.2)
8.27
(+1.2)
×8.17
(+0.1)
××
47/8Giovanni EvangelistiITA8.08w7.84
(-0.2)
8.08w
(+2.2)
7.63
(+1.5)
---
51/2Antonio CorgosESP8.038.03
(+0.5)
××7.86
(+1.0)
×7.99
(0.0)
610/11László SzalmaHUN8.00××8.00
(+1.8)
×××
73/4Norbert BrigeFRA7.977.87
(-0.6)
××7.97
(+0.4)
××
85/6Leonid VoloshinURS7.897.87
(0.0)
7.78
(-0.1)
×××7.89
(-0.2)
96/7Pang YanCHN7.86×7.72
(+0.3)
7.86
(+0.9)
1011/12Jarmo KärnäFIN7.82×7.81
(+1.2)
7.82
(+0.2)
112/3Emiel MellaardNED7.717.71
(+0.1)
×7.51
(+1.7)
129/10Mark ForsytheGBR7.54××7.54
(+1.1)