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Long Jump, Men

Date5 – 6 August 1992
StatusOlympic
LocationEstadio Olímpico de Montjuïc, Barcelona
Participants50 from 37 countries
Olympic Record 8.90 WR / Bob Beamon USA / 18 October 1968

The 1991 World Championships had featured the greatest long jump dual in track & field history, featuring the 1988 Olympic gold and silver medalists, Carl Lewis and Mike Powell. Lewis opened with 8.68 (28-5¾) to take the lead, with Powell responding with 8.54 (28-0¼) in round two. In round three Lewis produced the second longest jump ever, 8.83 (28-11¾), but a +2.3 wind prevented it from counting for record purposes, although it counted for the competition. In round four, he bettered that as well. The mark of 8.91 (29-2¾) went up on the board, meaning the vaunted Bob Beamon world record had finally been bettered, but this too was wind-aided, a following +2.9 wind. In round five, the wind was legal, and Lewis popped 8.87 (29-1¼), the second-longest legal jump ever. Powell was mired in second place, watching Lewis produce the greatest series in long jump history. But then, Powell produced his best. The 8.95 (29-4½) mark on the stadium board meant that Beamon’s world record was finally broken, if the wind was legal, and it was - +0.3 m/s. In the last round, Lewis fought back, jumping another superb mark of 8.84 (29-0), also with a legal wind. But he had lost and he had lost in his effort to be the man to break Beamon’s record. At the 1992 Olympic Trials, Powell again beat Lewis (8.62-8.53), and was a slight favorite in Barcelona.

In round one of the final, Lewis opened with 8.67 (28-5½). Powell struggled early, but got out to 8.22 (26-11¾) in round two and 8.33 (27-4) in round three. Round five saw both produce big jumps, Lewis with 8.50 (27-10¾) and Powell with 8.53 (28-0). Lewis again jumped 8.50 (27-10¾) in the final round. Powell was up three jumpers later and produced his best mark, 8.64 (28-4¼), but it was not enough for the gold medal. Joe Greene completed the US sweep. Lewis had won his third consecutive gold medal in the event. Not counting the 1906 Olympics, this made Lewis only the fourth track & field to win three consecutive gold medals in the same individual event – John Flanagan in hammer throw, Viktor Saneyev in triple jump, and Al Oerter, who won four consecutive, in the discus throw.

PosNrAthleteNOCQualifyingFinal
11729Carl LewisUSA8.68 (1)8.67 (1)Gold
21752Mike PowellUSA8.14 (4)8.64 (2)Silver
31702Joe GreeneUSA7.90 (12)8.34 (3)Bronze
4361Iván PedrosoCUB8.07 (7)8.11 (4)
5349Jaime JeffersónCUB8.09 (5)8.08 (5)
6880Kostas KoukodimosGRE8.22 (3)8.04 (6)
7481Dmitry BagryanovEUN8.09 (6)7.98 (7)
8277Huang GengCHN8.22 (2)7.87 (8)
91520Borut BilačSLO8.00 (10)7.76 (9)
10273Chen ZunrongCHN7.93 (11)7.75 (10)
1140Dave CulbertAUS8.00 (9)7.73 (11)
121469Bogdan TudorROU8.07w (8)7.61 (12)
13 r1/287Craig HepburnBAH7.89 (13)
14 r1/2806Dietmar HaafGER7.85 (14)
15 r1/2901Mark MasonGUY7.83 (15)
16 r1/2886Spyros VasdekisGRE7.82 (16)
17 r1/21086Masaki MorinagaJPN7.79 (17)
18 r1/2440Jesús OlivánESP7.78 (18)
19 r1/2177Galin GeorgievBUL7.75 (19)
20 r1/2225Ian JamesCAN7.74 (20)
21 r1/2642Franck LestageFRA7.72 (21)
22 r1/2709Mark ForsytheGBR7.71 (22)
23 r1/21433Elmer WilliamsPUR7.70 (23)
24 r1/2195Franck ZioBUR7.70 (24)
25 r1/21596Milan GombalaTCH7.69 (25)
26 r1/2912Csaba AlmásiHUN7.69 (26)
27 r1/21512Tom GandaSLE7.67 (27)
28 r1/2217Edrick FloréalCAN7.62 (28)
29 r1/21366Roman GolanowskiPOL7.61 (29)
30 r1/2889Eugene LicorishGRN7.60 (30)
31 r1/2637Serge HélanFRA7.60 (31)
32 r1/2823Konstantin KrauseGER7.54 (32)
33 r1/21137James SabuleiKEN7.50 (33)
34 r1/2930László SzalmaHUN7.47 (34)
35 r1/21427Michael FrancisPUR7.46 (35)
36 r1/21127Benjamin KoechKEN7.44 (36)
37 r1/21506Danny BeauchampSEY7.44 (37)
38 r1/2253Kareem Streete-ThompsonCAY7.39 (38)
39 r1/2391Angelo IannuzzelliESA7.31 (39)
40 r1/21437Abdullah Mohamed Al-SheibQAT7.27 (40)
41 r1/2583Gabriele QoroFIJ7.22 (41)
42 r1/21541Khaled Ahmed MusaSUD7.03 (42)
43 r1/21823Ndabezinhle MdhlongwaZIM6.96 (43)
44 r1/2122Elston ShawBIZ6.57 (44)
45 r1/2511Vadim IvanovEUN5.97 (45)
46 r1/29Abdel Kader KlouchiALG5.33 (46)
AC r1/2427Ángel HernándezESP– (AC)
AC r1/2892Soriba DiakitéGUI– (AC)
AC r1/21003Giovanni EvangelistiITA– (AC)
AC r1/21582Sizwe Sydney MdluliSWZ– (AC)
DNS1499Badara MbengueSEN– (DNS)
DNS1653Musabeh Al-HadhramiUAE– (DNS)
DNS18Afonso FerrazANG– (DNS)

Qualifying Round (5 August 1992)

Top 12 and ties and all those reaching 8.05 metres advanced to the final.

PosAthleteNOCDistance2nd Best
1Carl LewisUSA8.68Q
2Huang GengCHN8.227.90Q
3Kostas KoukodimosGRE8.22Q
4Mike PowellUSA8.14Q
5Jaime JeffersónCUB8.097.97Q
6Dmitry BagryanovEUN8.097.95Q
7Iván PedrosoCUB8.077.83Q
8Bogdan TudorROU8.07w7.60Q
9Dave CulbertAUS8.007.59q
10Borut BilačSLO8.00q
11Chen ZunrongCHN7.93q
12Joe GreeneUSA7.90q
13Craig HepburnBAH7.89
14Dietmar HaafGER7.85
15Mark MasonGUY7.83
16Spyros VasdekisGRE7.82
17Masaki MorinagaJPN7.79
18Jesús OlivánESP7.78
19Galin GeorgievBUL7.75
20Ian JamesCAN7.74
21Franck LestageFRA7.72
22Mark ForsytheGBR7.71
23Elmer WilliamsPUR7.707.63
24Franck ZioBUR7.707.63
25Milan GombalaTCH7.697.54
26Csaba AlmásiHUN7.69
27Tom GandaSLE7.67
28Edrick FloréalCAN7.62
29Roman GolanowskiPOL7.61
30Eugene LicorishGRN7.607.57
31Serge HélanFRA7.607.48
32Konstantin KrauseGER7.54
33James SabuleiKEN7.50
34László SzalmaHUN7.47
35Michael FrancisPUR7.46
36Benjamin KoechKEN7.447.43
37Danny BeauchampSEY7.44
38Kareem Streete-ThompsonCAY7.39
39Angelo IannuzzelliESA7.31
40Abdullah Mohamed Al-SheibQAT7.27
41Gabriele QoroFIJ7.22
42Khaled Ahmed MusaSUD7.03
43Ndabezinhle MdhlongwaZIM6.96
44Elston ShawBIZ6.57
45Vadim IvanovEUN5.97
46Abdel Kader KlouchiALG5.33
ACÁngel HernándezESPNM
ACGiovanni EvangelistiITANM
ACSoriba DiakitéGUINM
ACSizwe Sydney MdluliSWZNM
DNSAfonso FerrazANG
DNSBadara MbengueSEN
DNSMusabeh Al-HadhramiUAE

Qualifying Round, Group A (5 August 1992)

PosOrdAthleteNOCDistanceR1R2R3
118Mike PowellUSA8.148.14
(0.0)
--
210Jaime JeffersónCUB8.097.96
(+1.7)
7.97
(+0.1)
8.09
(0.0)
313Dave CulbertAUS8.008.00
(+0.6)
7.59
(-0.9)
×
46Chen ZunrongCHN7.937.93
(+0.1)
×7.90
(+0.1)
52Joe GreeneUSA7.907.69
(+0.1)
×7.90
(+0.6)
619Craig HepburnBAH7.89×7.89
(+1.0)
7.81
(+0.9)
714Spyros VasdekisGRE7.827.67
(+0.9)
7.82
(-0.2)
7.71
(-0.3)
85Masaki MorinagaJPN7.797.74
(+0.5)
7.78
(-0.1)
7.79
(-0.1)
925Galin GeorgievBUL7.757.37
(+0.6)
×7.75
(+0.1)
1026Ian JamesCAN7.74×7.74
(-0.2)
×
114Milan GombalaTCH7.697.54
(-0.1)
×7.69
(+0.4)
121Tom GandaSLE7.677.67
(0.0)
7.40
(-1.3)
7.43
(+0.1)
1312Eugene LicorishGRN7.607.57
(+0.4)
7.60
(-0.3)
7.54
(+0.1)
143Serge HélanFRA7.607.60
(+1.5)
×7.48
(-0.8)
1511Konstantin KrauseGER7.54××7.54
(-0.1)
1617László SzalmaHUN7.477.47
(-0.3)
7.40
(-0.6)
7.36
(0.0)
1720Michael FrancisPUR7.46××7.46
(-0.8)
1821Benjamin KoechKEN7.447.43
(+0.1)
7.44
(-0.3)
7.32
(-0.4)
198Kareem Streete-ThompsonCAY7.397.39
(-0.5)
××
2024Angelo IannuzzelliESA7.31×7.31
(+1.5)
×
219Khaled Ahmed MusaSUD7.037.03
(-1.1)
7.02
(+0.8)
6.54
(-0.4)
2222Ndabezinhle MdhlongwaZIM6.966.96
(-1.3)
6.95
(0.0)
6.96
(-0.3)
2316Vadim IvanovEUN5.97××5.97
(+0.1)
AC7Ángel HernándezESP×××NM
AC15Giovanni EvangelistiITA×××NM
AC23Soriba DiakitéGUI×--NM
DNS18Afonso FerrazANG

Qualifying Round, Group B (5 August 1992)

PosOrdAthleteNOCDistanceR1R2R3
121Carl LewisUSA8.688.68
(+1.0)
--
218Huang GengCHN8.227.90
(-0.2)
8.22
(+1.2)
-
316Kostas KoukodimosGRE8.228.22
(+0.1)
--
412Dmitry BagryanovEUN8.097.95
(-0.7)
8.09
(-0.6)
-
520Iván PedrosoCUB8.077.83
(+0.7)
8.07
(-0.5)
-
611Bogdan TudorROU8.07w7.51
(-0.1)
7.60
(+0.3)
8.07w
(+2.3)
717Borut BilačSLO8.00×8.00
(-1.0)
×
83Dietmar HaafGER7.85×7.74
(+0.3)
7.85
(-1.6)
915Mark MasonGUY7.837.42
(-0.6)
7.83
(+0.5)
×
107Jesús OlivánESP7.78×7.78
(-1.0)
×
1123Franck LestageFRA7.727.72
(-0.2)
7.65
(+0.3)
7.66
(+1.0)
125Mark ForsytheGBR7.717.71
(-0.1)
××
134Elmer WilliamsPUR7.707.63
(-0.4)
7.56
(-0.1)
7.70
(+1.4)
1413Franck ZioBUR7.707.47
(-0.4)
7.63
(-0.4)
7.70
(+1.7)
151Csaba AlmásiHUN7.69××7.69
(+0.4)
1622Edrick FloréalCAN7.627.62
(+0.4)
7.54
(+0.3)
7.62
(-0.1)
1710Roman GolanowskiPOL7.61××7.61
(+0.4)
1814James SabuleiKEN7.507.50
(+1.0)
7.37
(+0.3)
7.38
(-0.6)
196Danny BeauchampSEY7.44××7.44
(+0.8)
208Abdullah Mohamed Al-SheibQAT7.27×7.27
(+0.1)
×
212Gabriele QoroFIJ7.227.22
(-0.1)
×5.19
(0.0)
2218Elston ShawBIZ6.576.29
(+0.6)
6.38
(+0.4)
6.57
(+0.4)
2319Abdel Kader KlouchiALG5.335.33
(-0.7)
××
AC9Sizwe Sydney MdluliSWZ×××NM
DNS1499Badara MbengueSEN
DNS1653Musabeh Al-HadhramiUAE

Final Round (6 August 1992 — 18:50)

PosOrdAthleteNOCDistanceR1R2R3R4R5R6
18Carl LewisUSA8.678.67
(-0.7)
8.33
(-2.0)
××8.50
(-0.3)
8.50
(-0.1)
211Mike PowellUSA8.647.95
(-0.8)
8.22
(-0.8)
8.33
(-0.8)
×8.53
(+0.2)
8.64
(-0.5)
36Joe GreeneUSA8.34××7.88
(+0.2)
8.34
(+0.4)
8.14
(+0.4)
×
43Iván PedrosoCUB8.117.79
(-1.0)
8.11
(-0.8)
8.01
(+0.1)
7.98
(+0.5)
8.11
(0.0)
7.51
(-0.5)
59Jaime JeffersónCUB8.087.30
(-0.8)
7.69
(+0.3)
8.08
(+0.5)
7.93
(-0.9)
8.00
(+0.8)
×
612Kostas KoukodimosGRE8.047.30
(-1.1)
7.99
(-0.2)
7.92
(-1.5)
8.04
(-0.1)
7.88
(-0.7)
7.50
(-0.2)
710Dmitry BagryanovEUN7.987.79
(-1.1)
5.74
(-1.0)
×7.98
(+0.1)
7.88
(-0.2)
7.84
(+0.2)
87Huang GengCHN7.877.33
(+0.2)
7.58
(-2.0)
7.87
(+0.2)
7.79
(+0.1)
7.55
(-0.5)
7.65
(+0.1)
95Borut BilačSLO7.76×7.60
(-0.6)
7.76
(+0.6)
101Chen ZunrongCHN7.757.71
(0.0)
7.47
(-0.6)
7.75
(0.0)
114Dave CulbertAUS7.737.36
(-1.6)
7.30
(+0.2)
7.73
(-0.4)
122Bogdan TudorROU7.617.26
(-1.0)
7.37
(-0.5)
7.61
(+0.2)