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Long Jump, Women

Date27 – 29 September 2000
StatusOlympic
LocationOlympic Stadium, Olympic Park, Sydney, New South Wales
Participants39 from 25 countries
Olympic Record 7.40 (0.9 m/s) / Jackie Joyner-Kersee USA / 29 September 1988

Media attention centered on Marion Jones who was trying to win five gold medals – 100, 200, long jump, and both relays. But she had never won a major international in the long jump. Back was perennial favorite Heike Drechsler, gold medalist from Barcelona and winner of the last four European Championships. Italy’s Fiona May was also a threat but she had a habit of finishing second in major championships – 1996 Olympics, 1999 Worlds, 1998 Europeans, although she had been World Champion in 1995. Drechsler, May and Jones decided the medals, in that order, in round three, as they all produced their best efforts in that round. May and Jones tied with 6.92 (22-8½) and it fell to the countback with May winning with a best second mark of 6.82 (22-4½) produced in round two. Jones had only one other legal mark.

But the results of this event and every 2000 event in which Marion Jones competed are not what they seem. Dogged by rumors of drug use, Jones was married to shot putter C. J. Hunter and during the Sydney Olympics it was revealed that he tested positive for steroids several times earlier in the year. They later divorced, and she then married sprinter Tim Montgomery. In 2003 he was found to have participated with the BALCO Scandal and was banned for two years by the IAAF. In 2006 Jones almost tested positive for the only time in her career, with a sample showing use of eryrthropoietin (EPO) after the US Championships. But her B sample was negative and it was not considered a positive drug test. Shortly thereafter Montgomery was charged in a check-kiting scheme and Jones was implicated as well, and they later divorced. She then married Barbadian sprinter Obadele Thompson, who had, at least, no drug charges against him. In October 2007, Jones admitted to federal prosecutors that she had lied to them and had used steroids in the months prior to the Sydney Olympics. Her 2000 results were stricken by the IAAF and the medals were returned to the IOC.

PosNrAthleteNOCQualifyingFinal
11902Heike DrechslerGER6.84 (1)6.99 (1)Gold
22238Fiona MayITA6.81 (2)6.92 (2)Silver
32949Tatyana KotovaRUS6.66 (6)6.83 (3)Bronze
42972Olga RublyovaRUS6.65 (7)6.79 (4)
51928Susen TiedtkeGER6.65 (9)6.74 (5)
61175Jackie EdwardsBAH6.60 (11)6.59 (6)
72082Tünde VasziHUN6.70 (4)6.59 (7)
82932Lyudmila GalkinaRUS6.62 (10)6.56w (8)
92285Elva GoulbourneJAM6.68 (5)6.43 (9)
103331Dawn BurrellUSA6.77 (3)6.38 (10)
113244Olena ShekhovtsovaUKR6.65 (8)6.37 (11)
12 r1/21850Jo WiseGBR6.59 (12)
13 r1/22354Yelena KoshcheyevaKAZ6.57 (13)
14 r1/23247Viktoriya VershyninaUKR6.56 (14)
15 r1/21139Bronwyn ThompsonAUS6.55 (15)
16 r1/23112Erica JohanssonSWE6.53 (16)
17 r1/22012Niki XanthouGRE6.50 (17)
18 r1/21378Guan YingnanCHN6.48 (18)
19 r1/22461Valentīna GotovskaLAT6.47 (19)
20 r1/23379Shana WilliamsUSA6.44 (20)
21 r1/22680Chantal BrunnerNZL6.42 (21)
22 r1/22284Lacena GoldingJAM6.39 (22)
23 r1/22067Zita AjklerHUN6.36 (23)
24 r1/21275Maurren MaggiBRA6.35 (24)
25 r1/22646Pat ItanyiNGR6.33 (25)
26 r1/21490Lissette CuzaCUB6.25 (26)
27 r1/22835Viorica ȚigăuROU6.25 (27)
28 r1/22360Yelena PershinaKAZ6.24 (28)
29 r1/21927Sofia SchulteGER6.23 (29)
30 r1/22410Yelena BobrovskayaKGZ6.19 (30)
31 r1/21039Andrea ÁvilaARG6.11 (31)
32 r1/22180Flora HyacinthISV6.08 (32)
33 r1/23251Mónica FalcioniURU6.05 (33)
34 r1/22001Despoina PapavasilakiGRE5.86 (34)
AC r1/21276Luciana dos SantosBRA– (AC)
AC r1/21379Guo ChunfangCHN– (AC)
AC r1/21634Concepción MontanerESP– (AC)
AC r1/22363Anna TarasovaKAZ– (AC)
AC3357Marion JonesUSA6.78 (AC)6.92 (AC)DQ
DNS1417Françoise MbangoCMR– (DNS)

Qualifying Round (27 September 2000)

Top 12 and ties and all those reaching 6.70 metres advanced to the final.

PosAthleteNOCDistance2nd Best
1Heike DrechslerGER6.84Q
2Fiona MayITA6.81Q
3Dawn BurrellUSA6.77Q
4Tünde VasziHUN6.70Q
5Elva GoulbourneJAM6.68q
6Tatyana KotovaRUS6.66q
7Olga RublyovaRUS6.656.62q
8Olena ShekhovtsovaUKR6.656.56q
9Susen TiedtkeGER6.656.55q
10Lyudmila GalkinaRUS6.62q
11Jackie EdwardsBAH6.60q
12Jo WiseGBR6.59
13Yelena KoshcheyevaKAZ6.57
14Viktoriya VershyninaUKR6.56
15Bronwyn ThompsonAUS6.55
16Erica JohanssonSWE6.53
17Niki XanthouGRE6.50
18Guan YingnanCHN6.48
19Valentīna GotovskaLAT6.47
20Shana WilliamsUSA6.44
21Chantal BrunnerNZL6.42
22Lacena GoldingJAM6.39
23Zita AjklerHUN6.36
24Maurren MaggiBRA6.35
25Pat ItanyiNGR6.33
26Lissette CuzaCUB6.256.19
27Viorica ȚigăuROU6.25
28Yelena PershinaKAZ6.24
29Sofia SchulteGER6.23
30Yelena BobrovskayaKGZ6.19
31Andrea ÁvilaARG6.11
32Flora HyacinthISV6.08
33Mónica FalcioniURU6.05
34Despoina PapavasilakiGRE5.86
ACConcepción MontanerESPNM
ACGuo ChunfangCHNNM
ACLuciana dos SantosBRANM
ACAnna TarasovaKAZNM
ACMarion JonesUSA6.78DQQ1
DNSFrançoise MbangoCMR

Qualifying Round, Group A (27 September 2000 — 20:05)

PosOrdAthleteNOCDistanceR1R2R3
111Fiona MayITA6.816.48
(-0.6)
6.65
(+0.3)
6.81
(+0.5)
25Elva GoulbourneJAM6.686.35
(-0.4)
6.52
(0.0)
6.68
(+0.7)
314Olena ShekhovtsovaUKR6.656.56
(-0.5)
6.65
(+1.2)
×
417Susen TiedtkeGER6.656.55
(-0.2)
6.65
(+1.1)
6.43
(+0.4)
57Lyudmila GalkinaRUS6.626.62
(-0.3)
×6.31
(0.0)
63Jackie EdwardsBAH6.606.60
(+0.4)
×6.47
(-0.8)
710Yelena KoshcheyevaKAZ6.576.42
(-0.3)
×6.57
(+1.0)
84Erica JohanssonSWE6.536.53
(-0.2)
×6.49
(-1.4)
915Niki XanthouGRE6.506.50
(-0.9)
××
109Guan YingnanCHN6.48××6.48
(+0.4)
1120Shana WilliamsUSA6.446.24
(+0.3)
6.28
(0.0)
6.44
(+0.2)
121Chantal BrunnerNZL6.426.14
(0.0)
6.42
(-0.1)
6.31
(-0.4)
1319Zita AjklerHUN6.366.35
(-0.5)
6.36
(+0.4)
×
1416Maurren MaggiBRA6.356.35
(-0.2)
6.28
(+0.5)
×
1512Lissette CuzaCUB6.25×6.19
(+0.8)
6.25
(-0.3)
1613Yelena BobrovskayaKGZ6.195.94
(+0.2)
6.19
(+0.7)
6.03
(-0.5)
176Flora HyacinthISV6.086.08
(+0.5)
×5.89
(+0.4)
1818Mónica FalcioniURU6.056.05
(-0.1)
6.04
(+0.8)
5.96
(0.0)
AC8Concepción MontanerESP×××NM
DNS2Françoise MbangoCMR

Qualifying Round, Group B (27 September 2000 — 20:05)

PosOrdAthleteNOCDistanceR1R2R3
119Heike DrechslerGER6.846.84
(+0.3)
--
215Dawn BurrellUSA6.77×6.68
(+0.7)
6.77
(+0.2)
313Tünde VasziHUN6.70××6.70
(+0.3)
418Tatyana KotovaRUS6.666.41
(+0.5)
6.66
(0.0)
4.21
(-0.2)
52Olga RublyovaRUS6.656.62
(+0.3)
×6.65
(+0.2)
66Jo WiseGBR6.596.39
(+0.5)
6.54
(+1.1)
6.59
(+0.1)
77Viktoriya VershyninaUKR6.566.46
(-0.6)
6.56
(+0.6)
6.47
(+0.5)
816Bronwyn ThompsonAUS6.556.55
(-0.8)
×6.21
(0.0)
912Valentīna GotovskaLAT6.476.44
(-0.6)
×6.47
(+0.1)
108Lacena GoldingJAM6.396.37
(0.0)
6.39
(+0.7)
6.39
(+0.9)
111Pat ItanyiNGR6.336.33
(+0.1)
6.22
(-0.6)
6.12
(-0.1)
123Viorica ȚigăuROU6.25××6.25
(+0.2)
1317Yelena PershinaKAZ6.246.24
(-0.2)
×6.22
(+0.2)
1414Sofia SchulteGER6.236.15
(-1.0)
×6.23
(+0.4)
154Andrea ÁvilaARG6.116.11
(-0.6)
×6.07
(+0.5)
169Despoina PapavasilakiGRE5.86××5.86
(+0.7)
AC11Luciana dos SantosBRA×××NM
AC10Guo ChunfangCHN×××NM
AC5Anna TarasovaKAZ×××NM
AC20Marion JonesUSA6.786.78
(+0.3)
--DQQ2

Final Round (29 September 2000 — 19:20)

PosOrdAthleteNOCDistanceR1R2R3R4R5R6
11Heike DrechslerGER6.996.48
(-1.8)
×6.99
(+1.9)
6.79
(-0.5)
××
29Fiona MayITA6.926.76
(+1.3)
6.82
(+1.1)
6.92
(+1.1)
6.72
(+0.8)
6.73
(+0.4)
6.72
(+0.1)
311Tatyana KotovaRUS6.83×6.76
(+0.2)
6.83
(+1.4)
××6.73
(+1.5)
43Olga RublyovaRUS6.79×6.79
(+1.4)
×6.79
(-0.9)
××
510Susen TiedtkeGER6.74×6.52
(+0.8)
6.74
(+0.1)
×4.94
(+1.6)
×
67Jackie EdwardsBAH6.596.59
(+0.9)
6.52
(+1.6)
6.51
(-1.3)
6.31
(-0.6)
6.35
(+0.6)
6.42
(+0.7)
78Tünde VasziHUN6.596.32
(+1.4)
×6.59
(+0.4)
×××
86Lyudmila GalkinaRUS6.56w6.42
(-1.0)
6.56w
(+2.9)
6.05
(-1.7)
95Elva GoulbourneJAM6.43×6.43
(+0.9)
6.20
(+1.2)
104Dawn BurrellUSA6.38××6.38
(+0.1)
1112Olena ShekhovtsovaUKR6.37××6.37
(+0.8)
AC2Marion JonesUSA6.92×6.68
(+1.3)
6.92
(+1.0)
×××DQ3