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Long Jump, Men

Date28 – 29 July 1996
StatusOlympic
LocationCentennial Olympic Stadium, Atlanta, Georgia
Participants52 from 40 countries

The same three Americans competed as they had in Barcelona – Carl Lewis, Mike Powell, and Joe Greene. Mike Powell had been the best jumper in the world in 1993-94, but was surpassed in 1995 by Cuban Iván Pedroso. Pedroso was World Champion in 1995, succeeding Powell, who had won in 1991 and 1993. But Pedroso was not at his best in Atlanta, recovering from a hamstring injury. He made the final but could finish only 12th. Powell was also fighting hamstring problems in Atlanta and was less than his best. Lewis was now past his prime and barely qualified, standing 15th after two qualifying jumps, and only making the final with his last jump of 8.29 (27-2½). France’s Emmanuel Bangué led in round one with 8.19 (26-10½), with Powell moving into second with 8.17 (26-9¾) in round two. In round three, Lewis produced his big one – 8.50 (27-10¾). He did not get close to this again, passing the fourth and sixth rounds. In the sixth round, the drama surrounded Powell, considered the only man capable of surpassing that mark, but he fouled, and Lewis had his fourth consecutive gold medal in the event, equaling the mark of Al Oerter in the discus throw.

PosNrAthleteNOCQualifyingFinal
12374Carl LewisUSA8.29 (1)8.50 (1)Gold
21734James BeckfordJAM8.02 (=10)8.29 (2)Silver
32355Joe GreeneUSA8.28 (2)8.24 (3)Bronze
41424Emmanuel BanguéFRA8.09 (7)8.19 (4)
52389Mike PowellUSA8.20 (4)8.17 (5)
62201Gregor CankarSLO8.00 (=12)8.11 (6)
71129Aliaksandr HlavatskiBLR8.07 (8)8.07 (7)
82258Mattias SunnebornSWE8.02 (=10)8.06 (8)
91226Huang GengCHN8.12 (6)7.99 (9)
102149Yury NaumkinRUS8.21 (3)7.96 (10)
112135Andrey IgnatovRUS8.00 (=12)7.83 (11)
121282Iván PedrosoCUB8.05 (9)7.75 (12)
131110Erik NysBEL8.16 (5)7.72 (13)
14 r1/21612Spyros VasdekisGRE7.98 (14)
15 r1/22106Bogdan ȚărusROU7.96 (15)
16 r1/21595Andrew OwusuGHA7.91 (16)
17 r1/22286Nai Hui-FangTPE7.91 (17)
18 r1/22184Cheikh TouréSEN7.91 (18)
19 r1/22107Bogdan TudorROU7.88 (19)
20 r1/21302Milan GombalaCZE7.88 (20)
21 r1/21526Georg AckermannGER7.86 (21)
=22 r1/21603Kostas KoukodimosGRE7.82 (=22)
=22 r1/21659János UzsokiHUN7.82 (=22)
24 r1/22061Carlos CaladoPOR7.81 (24)
25 r1/21696Simone BianchiITA7.79 (25)
26 r1/22313Vitaliy KyrylenkoUKR7.77 (26)
27 r1/21164Nélson Ferreira JúniorBRA7.76 (27)
28 r1/21025Robert EmmiyanARM7.76 (28)
29 r1/21223Chen JingCHN7.70 (29)
30 r1/22283Chao Chih-KuoTPE7.67 (30)
31 r1/21277Jaime JeffersónCUB7.65 (31)
32 r1/21364Jesús OlivánESP7.64 (32)
33 r1/21159Douglas de SouzaBRA7.61 (33)
34 r1/21197Richard DuncanCAN7.61 (34)
35 r1/22153Aleksey PetrukhanovRUS7.50 (35)
36 r1/21755Nobuharu AsaharaJPN7.46 (36)
37 r1/21808Remmy LimoKEN7.46 (37)
38 r1/22111François FouchéRSA7.44 (38)
39 r1/21618Kenny LewisGRN7.41 (39)
40 r1/21728Keita ClineIVB7.26 (40)
41 r1/22441Andreja MarinkovićSCG7.17 (41)
42 r1/21154Márcio da CruzBRA7.12 (42)
43 r1/22262Victor ShabanguSWZ6.79 (43)
AC r1/21003Ellsworth ManuelAHO– (AC)
AC r1/21182Ivaylo MladenovBUL– (AC)
AC r1/21188Franck ZioBUR– (AC)
AC r1/21262Siniša ErgotićCRO– (AC)
AC r1/22476Ousman SallahGAM– (AC)
AC r1/21562Hans-Peter LottGER– (AC)
AC r1/21835Seong Hui-JunKOR– (AC)
AC r1/22211Benny FernandoSRI– (AC)
AC r1/22276Vladimir MalyavinTKM– (AC)
DNS1083Craig HepburnBAH– (DNS)

Qualifying Round (28 July 1996 — 17:15)

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

PosAthleteNOCDistance2nd Best
1Carl LewisUSA8.29Q
2Joe GreeneUSA8.28Q
3Yury NaumkinRUS8.21Q
4Mike PowellUSA8.20Q
5Erik NysBEL8.16Q
6Huang GengCHN8.12Q
7Emmanuel BanguéFRA8.09Q
8Aliaksandr HlavatskiBLR8.07Q
9Iván PedrosoCUB8.05Q
=10James BeckfordJAM8.02q
=10Mattias SunnebornSWE8.02q
=12Gregor CankarSLO8.00q
=12Andrey IgnatovRUS8.00q
14Spyros VasdekisGRE7.98
15Bogdan ȚărusROU7.96
16Andrew OwusuGHA7.917.88
17Nai Hui-FangTPE7.917.81
18Cheikh TouréSEN7.917.76
19Bogdan TudorROU7.887.87
20Milan GombalaCZE7.88
21Georg AckermannGER7.86
=22Kostas KoukodimosGRE7.82
=22János UzsokiHUN7.82
24Carlos CaladoPOR7.81
25Simone BianchiITA7.79
26Vitaliy KyrylenkoUKR7.77
27Nélson Ferreira JúniorBRA7.767.69
28Robert EmmiyanARM7.767.52
29Chen JingCHN7.70
30Chao Chih-KuoTPE7.67
31Jaime JeffersónCUB7.65
32Jesús OlivánESP7.64
33Douglas de SouzaBRA7.617.59
34Richard DuncanCAN7.617.56
35Aleksey PetrukhanovRUS7.50
36Nobuharu AsaharaJPN7.465.49
37Remmy LimoKEN7.46
38François FouchéRSA7.44
39Kenny LewisGRN7.41
40Keita ClineIVB7.26
41Andreja MarinkovićSCG7.17
42Márcio da CruzBRA7.12
43Victor ShabanguSWZ6.79
ACSiniša ErgotićCRONM
ACBenny FernandoSRINM
ACHans-Peter LottGERNM
ACSeong Hui-JunKORNM
ACFranck ZioBURNM
ACVladimir MalyavinTKMNM
ACEllsworth ManuelAHONM
ACIvaylo MladenovBULNM
ACOusman SallahGAMNM
DNSCraig HepburnBAH

Qualifying Round, Group A (28 July 1996)

PosOrdAthleteNOCDistanceR1R2R3
126Mike PowellUSA8.208.20
(+0.2)
--
223Erik NysBEL8.167.80
(+0.9)
×8.16
(+1.5)
32Huang GengCHN8.127.70
(+1.5)
8.12
(+2.0)
-
=45James BeckfordJAM8.02×8.02
(-0.9)
×
=47Mattias SunnebornSWE8.028.02
(+1.3)
--
61Gregor CankarSLO8.00××8.00
(+0.2)
724Andrew OwusuGHA7.917.91
(+0.1)
7.88
(-0.7)
×
817Nai Hui-FangTPE7.917.81
(-0.3)
7.48
(+0.2)
7.91
(0.0)
918Bogdan TudorROU7.887.88
(+0.4)
7.72
(-0.1)
7.87
(+0.3)
109Milan GombalaCZE7.887.88
(+0.7)
××
1122Kostas KoukodimosGRE7.827.82
(+0.7)
××
1215Carlos CaladoPOR7.817.36
(+0.6)
7.81
(-0.1)
×
1310Vitaliy KyrylenkoUKR7.777.77
(+0.2)
×7.62
(-0.5)
143Nélson Ferreira JúniorBRA7.767.76
(+0.2)
7.69
(-0.6)
-
1521Jaime JeffersónCUB7.657.61
(-0.8)
7.47
(+0.4)
7.65
(+0.3)
1616Aleksey PetrukhanovRUS7.50×7.25
(-0.1)
7.50
(+0.8)
178Remmy LimoKEN7.46×7.46
(-0.8)
×
1814François FouchéRSA7.447.29
(+0.6)
7.30
(+1.2)
7.44
(+0.5)
1913Kenny LewisGRN7.417.41
(+0.7)
7.22
(+1.1)
×
2019Keita ClineIVB7.26××7.26
(+0.1)
2112Victor ShabanguSWZ6.796.79
(-0.6)
××
AC6Siniša ErgotićCRO×××NM
AC20Benny FernandoSRI×××NM
AC25Hans-Peter LottGER×××NM
AC4Seong Hui-JunKOR×××NM
AC11Franck ZioBUR×××NM

Qualifying Round, Group B (28 July 1996)

PosOrdAthleteNOCDistanceR1R2R3
121Carl LewisUSA8.297.93
(+0.9)
×8.29
(+1.0)
26Joe GreeneUSA8.288.28
(+1.3)
--
327Yury NaumkinRUS8.217.83
(-0.9)
8.21
(+0.9)
-
410Emmanuel BanguéFRA8.097.88
(+0.3)
×8.09
(+1.5)
52Aliaksandr HlavatskiBLR8.077.90
(+0.2)
8.07
(-0.5)
-
64Iván PedrosoCUB8.058.05
(+1.1)
--
711Andrey IgnatovRUS8.00××8.00
(+1.9)
820Spyros VasdekisGRE7.987.98
(+1.0)
7.90
(+0.6)
7.96
(-0.1)
95Bogdan ȚărusROU7.96×7.96
(+1.2)
7.93
(-0.5)
1015Cheikh TouréSEN7.917.91
(-0.5)
×7.76
(-2.1)
1126Georg AckermannGER7.86××7.86
(0.0)
1218János UzsokiHUN7.82××7.82
(+1.2)
1313Simone BianchiITA7.79××7.79
(+0.1)
1422Robert EmmiyanARM7.767.76
(+0.5)
7.52
(0.0)
×
159Chen JingCHN7.70×7.70
(-1.0)
×
1616Chao Chih-KuoTPE7.677.67
(+1.4)
××
1725Jesús OlivánESP7.647.59
(+1.3)
7.64
(-1.1)
×
183Douglas de SouzaBRA7.617.59
(+0.2)
×7.61
(-0.6)
191Richard DuncanCAN7.617.51
(+1.3)
7.56
(-0.5)
7.61
(-0.1)
2014Nobuharu AsaharaJPN7.465.49w
(+2.2)
7.46
(+0.6)
×
2117Andreja MarinkovićSCG7.17×7.17
(+0.5)
×
2219Márcio da CruzBRA7.127.12
(+0.6)
××
AC12Vladimir MalyavinTKM×××NM
AC7Ellsworth ManuelAHO×××NM
AC8Ivaylo MladenovBUL×××NM
AC24Ousman SallahGAM×××NM
DNS23Craig HepburnBAH

Final Round (29 July 1996 — 19:10)

PosOrdAthleteNOCDistanceR1R2R3R4R5R6
12Carl LewisUSA8.50×8.14
(0.0)
8.50
(-1.3)
-8.06
(-0.7)
×
213James BeckfordJAM8.29×8.02
(-0.2)
8.13
(-0.1)
××8.29
(-1.4)
311Joe GreeneUSA8.247.80
(-0.6)
7.79
(-1.1)
8.24
(+0.1)
×××
412Emmanuel BanguéFRA8.198.19
(+0.6)
8.10
(0.0)
×7.88
(-0.9)
6.46
(+0.8)
6.87
(-0.1)
57Mike PowellUSA8.177.89
(-1.3)
8.17
(-0.2)
7.99
(-1.5)
×××
69Gregor CankarSLO8.11××8.11
(-0.4)
××5.33
(+0.1)
71Aliaksandr HlavatskiBLR8.078.07
(+0.4)
×8.07
(-1.4)
×××
88Mattias SunnebornSWE8.067.89
(-0.4)
7.97
(-1.3)
8.06
(-0.5)
8.04
(-0.1)
8.03
(-0.2)
7.75
(+0.7)
910Huang GengCHN7.997.99
(+0.2)
7.87
(-1.4)
7.89
(+0.5)
104Yury NaumkinRUS7.967.96
(-0.8)
7.88
(-1.4)
7.95
(+0.2)
116Andrey IgnatovRUS7.83×7.83
(-1.4)
7.58
(-0.1)
125Iván PedrosoCUB7.75×7.57
(+0.6)
7.75
(+0.1)
133Erik NysBEL7.727.59
(-0.5)
×7.72
(-0.8)