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Athletics At the 1988 Summer Olympics %E2%80%93 Men's Triple Jump
Men's triple jump
at the Games of the XXIV Olympiad
Athletics pictogram.svg
Pictogram for athletics
VenueOlympic Stadium
Date23 September 1988 (qualifying)
24 September 1988 (final)
Competitors43from 31 nations
Winning distance17.61 OR
Medalists

The men's triple jump event at the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul, South Korea had an entry list of 45 competitors, with 43 athletes from 31 nations starting in two qualifying groups (43 jumpers) before the final (12) took place on Saturday September 24, 1988.[1] The maximum number of athletes per nation had been set at 3 since the 1930 Olympic Congress. The event was won by Khristo Markov of Bulgaria, the nation's first medal and victory in the men's triple jump. Igor Lapshin and Aleksandr Kovalenko of the Soviet Union took silver and bronze in an event that the Soviets had reached the podium eight consecutive Games before the 1984 boycott.

Background

This was the 21st appearance of the event, which is one of 12 athletics events to have been held at every Summer Olympics. The returning finalists from the 1984 Games were sixth-place finisher Willie Banks of the United States, ninth-place finisher Joseph Taiwo of Nigeria, and tenth-place finisher John Herbert of Great Britain. Banks had broken the world record in 1985, but "was no longer at his best in 1988." The favorite was Khristo Markov of Bulgaria, the 1987 World and 1986 European champion. The Soviet team, which had dominated the event before the 1984 boycott, also had three strong contenders.[2]

Algeria, Angola, Belize, Bermuda, Cyprus, Ecuador, Kuwait, Libya, Mozambique, and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines each made their first appearance in the event; the Republic of China made its first appearance as Chinese Taipei. The United States competed for the 20th time, having missed only the boycotted 1980 Games.

Competition format

The competition used the two-round format introduced in 1936. In the qualifying round, each jumper received three attempts to reach the qualifying distance of 16.90 metres; if fewer than 12 men did so, the top 12 (including all those tied) would advance. In the final round, each athlete had three jumps; the top eight received an additional three jumps, with the best of the six to count.[2][3]

Records

Prior to the competition, the existing world and Olympic records were as follows.

World record  Willie Banks (USA) 17.97 Indianapolis, United States 16 June 1985
Olympic record  Viktor Saneyev (URS) 17.39 Mexico City, Mexico 17 October 1968

Aleksandr Kovalenko broke the Olympic record with his first jump in the final round, at 17.42 metres. This lasted only until Khristo Markov's first jump (Kovalenko jumped sixth, Markov jumped tenth) of 17.61 metres, which held up as the gold medal winning jump and new Olympic record. Kovalenko's second jump (17.40 metres) and Igor Lapshin's sixth jump (17.52 metres) also surpassed the old Olympic record.

Schedule

All times are Korea Standard Time adjusted for daylight savings (UTC+10)

Date Time Round
Friday, 23 September 1988 10:10 Qualifying
Saturday, 24 September 1988 12:30 Final

Results

Qualifying

Rank Athlete Nation 1 2 3 Distance Notes
1 Igor Lapshin  Soviet Union 17.37 -- -- 17.37 Q
2 Aleksandr Kovalenko  Soviet Union 17.24 -- -- 17.24 Q
3 Oleg Protsenko  Soviet Union 17.00 -- -- 17.00 Q
4 Khristo Markov  Bulgaria 16.49 16.91 -- 16.91 Q
5 Jacek Pastusinski  Poland 16.66 -- -- 16.66 q
6 Ivan Slanar  Czechoslovakia 16.59 16.45 -- 16.59 q
7 Willie Banks  United States 16.57 -- -- 16.57 q
8 Norbert Elliott  Bahamas 16.43 16.33 X 16.43 q
9 Joseph Taiwo  Nigeria 16.42 16.24 16.34 16.42 q
10 Charles Simpkins  United States 16.00 16.27 16.35 16.35 q
11 Didier Falise  Belgium 16.19 X 16.35 16.35 q
12 Norifumi Yamashita  Japan 16.27 X 16.29 16.29 q
13 Vernon Samuels  Great Britain 15.85 16.28 16.07 16.28
14 Chen Yanping  China X 16.25 X 16.25
15 Andrzej Grabarczyk  Poland 16.18 16.24 16.24 16.24
16 John Herbert  Great Britain 16.01 16.17 16.18 16.18
17 Francis Dodoo  Ghana 15.79 X 16.17 16.17
18 Edrick Floreal  Canada 16.11 X 14.57 16.11
19 George Wright  Canada 15.26 X 16.09 16.09
20 Patterson Johnson  Bahamas 15.85 16.03 X 16.03
21 Marios Hadjiandreou  Cyprus 15.89 15.95 X 15.95
22 Jorge da Silva  Brazil 15.95 15.63 15.87 15.95
23 Jonathan Edwards  Great Britain 13.66 15.66 15.88 15.88
24 Park Young-Jun  South Korea 15.79 15.79 15.86 15.86
25 José Quiñaliza  Ecuador 15.57 15.86 15.55 15.86
26 Frank Rutherford  Bahamas X 15.42 15.84 15.84
27 Nai Hui-Fang  Chinese Taipei 15.74 15.42 15.49 15.74
28 Abdul Marzouk Al-Yoha  Kuwait 15.62 15.72 15.60 15.72
29 Robert Cannon  United States 14.33 15.69 X 15.69
30 Lotfi Khaïda  Algeria 15.40 14.07 15.68 15.68
31 José Leitão  Portugal 15.51 15.60 15.47 15.60
32 Ricardo Valiente  Peru X 15.54 15.59 15.59
33 Ernesto Torres  Puerto Rico 15.44 15.35 15.59 15.59
34 Brian Wellman  Bermuda 15.07 15.31 15.47 15.47
35 Abcelvio Rodrigues  Brazil 15.13 14.77 14.74 15.13
36 Fathi Aboud  Libya 15.13 -- -- 15.13
37 Haider Ali Shah  Pakistan 14.88 14.57 X 14.88
38 Lennox Adams  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 14.44 14.73 14.68 14.73
39 Paulo Noronha  Mozambique 14.71 14.35 14.07 14.71
40 Devon Hyde  Belize 13.59 -- 14.09 14.09
41 Toyi Simklina  Togo X 13.92 X 13.92
-- António dos Santos  Angola X -- -- No mark
Milan Mikulas  Czechoslovakia X -- -- No mark
-- James Browne  Antigua and Barbuda DNS
Béla Bakosi  Hungary DNS

Final

Rank Athlete Nation 1 2 3 4 5 6 Distance Notes
1st place, gold medalist(s) Khristo Markov  Bulgaria 17.61 OR X 15.71 17.54 X 17.10 17.61 OR
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Igor Lapshin  Soviet Union 16.75 17.09 X X X 17.52 17.52
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Aleksandr Kovalenko  Soviet Union 17.42 OR 17.40 X X -- X 17.42
4 Oleg Protsenko  Soviet Union 17.38 X X 17.31 X 16.61 17.38
5 Charles Simpkins  United States 16.62 X X -- X 17.29 17.29
6 Willie Banks  United States X 17.03 16.90 -- 16.86 X 17.03
7 Ivan Slana?  Czechoslovakia 16.58 16.75 16.59 X X 16.24 16.75
8 Jacek Pastusi?ski  Poland 16.72 X X X 16.50 16.56 16.72
9 Joseph Taiwo  Nigeria X 16.46 16.27 Did not advance 16.46
10 Norbert Elliott  Bahamas 16.19 X 16.08 Did not advance 16.19
11 Didier Falise  Belgium 16.06 X 16.17 Did not advance 16.17
12 Norifumi Yamashita  Japan 15.62 X X Did not advance 15.62

See also

References

  1. ^ "Athletics at the 1988 Seoul Summer Games: Men's Triple Jump". sports-reference.com. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 2017.
  2. ^ a b "Triple Jump, Men". Olympedia. Retrieved 2020.
  3. ^ Official Report, vol. 2, p. 243.

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