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1997 World Championships in Athletics Athens, Greece

1997 6th IAAF World Championships - Athens - Men's Long Jump

 

 

Host City: Athens. Greece Format: Qualifying Round (8.05 or top 12 to final) (Aug 3)
Dates: August 1–10. 1997
Nations participating: 198
Athletes participating: 1882
    Main venue: Olympic Stadium
Overview by IAAF   oaka7 
Pedroso’s strategy was simple: wrap up the gold medal with his first jump and then. in a relaxed mood. go for a barrier-breaking nine metre leap. He succeeded in his first aim. his 8.42 opener sufficing. but he messed up his remaining five attempts (two of his fouls exceeding 8.70). 172 DOHA 2019  PAST RESULTS/WORLD CHAMPS MEN’S LJ In the end his winning margin over Walder was a too close for comfort 4cm. The American had by far the better series. averaging almost 8.30 for the six jumps and finishing with 8.38. The Gothenburg silver medallist Beckford was a late addition to the field after the IAAF changed a three-month doping penalty to a public warning. The Jamaican was in bronze medal position with 8.14 until overtaken by Sosunov’s 8.18 in the final round
 These are the official results of the Men's Long Jump event at the 1997 IAAF World Championships in Athens. Greece. There were a total number of 39 participating athletes. with two qualifying groups and the final held on Tuesday August 5. 1997.
 
  Long Jump 5 August

Event Report Men Long Jump Final

Ivan Pedroso ended the long jump competition early, on the eighth leap of the day. Jumping in round one, the defending champion spanned 8.42. Challenger Erick Walder would come close, but no one could surpass the Cuban as he won his second World Championship gold medal. Pedroso, who had a disappointing campaign in 1996 because of injury, came to Athens for much more than the gold. He used his remaining attempts to attack the world record. Controlling his speed on the runway was a problem, and rather than the record, he ended up with a series of impressively long fouls, some in the 9-metre range. On his last attempt, he quit in the air to record a mere 7.60. Behind Pedroso, Walder mounted a strong challenge. He opened at 8.29, matched that in the third round, improved to 8.36 in the fourth, and closed with his best, an 8.38. The American missed the gold by a mere four centimetres. Kiril Sosunov of Russia captured the bronze with his final attempt of 8.18. That pushed Jamaican James Beckford, the 1995 silver medallist, down to 4th.
  Final
1 Iván Pedroso CUB 17 Dec 72 8.42 0.1
2 Erick Walder USA 5 Nov 71 8.38 -0.2
3 Kirill Sosunov RUS 1 Nov 75 8.18 0.9
4 James Beckford JAM 9 Jan 75 8.14 0.6
5 Nélson Carlos Ferreira BRA 1 Jan 73 8.04 0.4
6 Aleksandr Glavatskiy BLR 2 May 70 8.03 0.3
7 Cheikh Tidiane Touré SEN 25 Jan 70 7.98 0.0
8 Kevin Dilworth USA 14 Feb 74 7.88 -0.4
9 Masaki Morinaga JPN 27 Mar 72 7.86 0.1
10 Lao Jianfeng CHN 24 May 75 7.76 1.2
11 Bogdan Tudor ROU 1 Feb 70 7.66 0.0
Maurice Wignall JAM 17 Apr 76 NM
Final 19:00 Team Dist. 1 2 3 4 5 6
1 Ivan Pedroso CUB 8.42m 8.42 X X X X 7.60
2 Erick Walder USA 8.38m 8.29 8.15 8.29 8.36 8.30 8.38
3 Kirill Sosunov RUS 8.18m 8.04 7.89 8.05 8.12 7.83 8.18
4 James Beckford JAM 8.14m X 8.07 7.92 8.14 6.62 7.85
5 Nelson Ferreira Jr BRA 8.04m 7.97 X 8.04 X 6.63 X
6 Aleksandr Glavatskiy BLR 8.03m 7.98 6.99 7.90 8.03 X X
7 Cheikh Tidiane Toure SEN 7.98m 7.81 7.98 7.92 7.98 7.98 7.91
8 Kevin Dilworth USA 7.88m 7.88 X X X X X
9 Masaki Morinaga JPN 7.86m 7.70 7.72 7.86
10 Jianfeng Lao CHN 7.76m 7.76 X 7.59
11 Bogdan Tudor ROM 7.66m 7.66 7.51 7.65
- Maurice Wignall JAM NM X X X

Event report men long jump qualification

Cuban Iván Pedroso recorded the best mark of both qualifying groups, and advanced to Tuesday night’s final with a leap of 8,11m. Jumping in group B, the defending world champion fouled his 1st attempt, but then had to no problems to reach the qualifying standard of 8,05m. In group A, Jamaican Maurice Wignall set a personal best with a jump of 8,09m in his 2nd chance, and was followed by American Erik Walder who achieved 8,05m in his 1st attempt. Third in this group was Brazilian Nelson Ferreira Jr. with 8,00m. Senegal’s Cheikh Toure was 2nd after Pedroso in Group B, with a jump of 8,09m, with Olympic silver medallist, James Beckford of Jamaica in 3rd with a 8,03m performance. Beckford who had been suspended for 3 months by IAAF, was cleared to compete after the IAAF Congress decided to change its policies regarding doping suspensions. The Jamaican jumper may end up being the biggest beneficiary of the IAAF decision. U.S. national champion, Joe Greene, did not advance to the final, due to a poor performance of 7,15m
  Qualification 3 August
Group A
1 Maurice Wignall JAM 8.09  -0.1
2 Erick Walder USA 8.05  1.7
3 Nelson Ferreira Jr. BRA 8.00  0.2
4 Jianfeng Lao CHN 7.99  -0.2
5 Bogdan Tudor ROM 7.98  -1.2
6 Kirill Sosunov RUS 7.96  -0.3
7 Masaki Morinaga JPN 7.93  -0.7
8 Carlos Calado POR 7.92  -0.1
9 Aleksey Lukashevich UKR 7.90  0.5
10 Konstantinos Koukodimos GRE 7.87  -0.5
11 Tomas Bardauskas LIT 7.75  0.2
12 Grzegorz Marciniszyn POL 7.69  -0.2
13 Raul Fernandez ESP 7.62  0.2
14 Albert Shaw Elston BIZ 7.21  1.6
15 Victor Shabangu SWZ 7.18  0.3
16 Richard Duncan CAN 7.17  -0.1
17 Joe Greene USA 7.15  -0.3
- Gregor Cankar SLO NM
- Kader Klouchi FRA NM
Group B
1 Ivan Pedroso CUB 8.11  0.2
2 Cheikh Tidiane Toure SEN 8.09  1.5
3 James Beckford JAM 8.03  1.3
4 Kevin Dilworth USA 7.96  0.1
5 Aleksandr Glavatskiy BLR 7.94  0.6
6 Emmanuel Bangue FRA 7.93  0.5
7 Zhengze Tan CHN 7.92  1.2
8 Nobuharu Asahara JPN 7.88  -0.4
9 Bogdan Tarus ROM 7.87  0.1
10 Mattias Sunneborn SWE 7.72  -0.4
11 Marko Rajic YUG 7.70  -0.4
12 Younes Moudrik MAR 7.66  -0.1
13 Robert Emmiyan ARM 7.65  0.8
14 Andrey Ignatov RUS 7.64  0.5
15 Dimitrios Filindras GRE 7.63  0.3
16 Hee-Jun Sung KOR 7.63  -0.8
17 Keita Cline BVI 7.23  -0.9
18 Hui-Fang Nai TPE 7.05  0.9
- Dimitrios Chatzopoulos GRE NM
- Krzysztof Luczak POL NM
Group A Team Dist. 1 2 3
1 Maurice Wignall JAM 8.09m 7.74 8.09
2 Erick Walder USA 8.05m 8.05 X
3 Nelson Ferreira Jr BRA 8.00m 7.68 7.98 8.00
4 Jianfeng Lao CHN 7.99m 7.79 7.92 7.99
5 Bogdan Tudor ROM 7.98m 7.86 7.98 X
6 Kirill Sosunov RUS 7.96m 7.83 7.88 7.96
7 Masaki Morinaga JPN 7.93 7.84 X 7.93
8 Carlos Calado POR 7.92m 7.92 X 7.86
9 Aleksey Lukashevich UKR 7.90m X 7.90 X
10 Konstantinos Koukodimos GRE 7.87m 7.87 7.86 7.86
11 Tomas Bardauskas LIT 7.75m 7.66 7.75 X
12 Grzegorz Marciniszyn POL 7.69m 7.68 7.60 7.69
13 Raul Fernandez ESP 7.62m 7.62 X X
14 Albert Shaw Elston BIZ 7.21m 7.14 6.77 7.21
15 Victor Shabangu SWZ 7.18m 7.18
16 Richard Duncan CAN 7.17m 7.17 X X
17 Joe Greene USA 7.15m 7.15 6.98 X
- Gregor Cankar SLO NM X X X
- Kader Klouchi FRA NM
Group B Team Dist. 1 2 3
1 Ivan Pedroso CUB 8.11m X 8.11 X
2 Cheikh Tidiane Toure SEN 8.09m 7.74 7.93 8.09
3 James Beckford JAM 8.03m 7.77 7.90 8.03
4 Kevin Dilworth USA 7.96m 7.93 7.80 7.96
5 Aleksandr Glavatskiy BLR 7.94m 7.69 7.78 7.94
6 Emmanuel Bangue FRA 7.93m X 7.93 7.47
7 Zhengze Tan CHN 7.92m 7.79 7.91 7.92
8 Nobuharu Asahara JPN 7.88m 7.75 X 7.88
9 Bogdan Tarus ROM 7.87m X 7.60 7.87
10 Mattias Sunneborn SWE 7.72m 7.60 7.69 7.72
11 Marko Rajic YUG 7.70m 7.14 7.38 7.70
12 Younes Moudrik MAR 7.66m 7.66 7.60 X
13 Robert Emmiyan ARM 7.65m 7.57 7.51 7.65
14 Andrey Ignatov RUS 7.64m 7.51 X 7.64
15 Dimitrios Filindras GRE 7.63m 7.63 7.54
16 Hee-Jun Sung KOR 7.63m 7.63
17 Keita Cline BVI 7.23m 7.23 X X
18 Hui-Fang Nai TPE 7.05m 7.05 X X
- Dimitrios Chatzopoulos GRE NM X X X
- Krzysztof Luczak POL NM X X X

Group A 03 AUG 1997 08:20

Order / LaneATHLETECOUNTRYPBSB 1997
1 Gregor Cankar SLO SLO 8.40 8.40
2 Grzegorz Marciniszyn POL POL 8.04 8.04
3 Carlos Calado POR POR 8.36 8.36
4 Bogdan Tudor ROU ROU 8.37 8.21i
5 Raúl Fernández ESP ESP 7.96 7.96
6 Joe Greene USA USA 8.48 8.46
7 Nélson Carlos Ferreira BRA BRA 8.36 8.32
8 Jianfeng Lao CHN CHN 8.40 8.40
9 Olexiy Lukashevych UKR UKR 7.95 7.95
10 Maurice Wignall JAM JAM    
11 Victor Shabangu SWZ SWZ 7.76 7.02
12 Erick Walder USA USA 8.74 8.49
13 Richard Duncan CAN CAN 7.61 6.44
14 Kirill Sosunov RUS RUS 8.41i 8.41i
15 Konstadínos Koukodímos GRE GRE 8.36  
16 Elston Albert Shaw BIZ BIZ 7.10  
17 Tomas Bardauskas LTU LTU    
18 Kader Klouchi FRA FRA 8.28 8.28
19 Masaki Morinaga JPN JPN 8.25 7.91i

Group B 03 AUG 1997 08:20 

Order / LaneATHLETECOUNTRYPBSB 1997
1 Mattias Sunneborn SWE SWE 8.21 8.19i
2 Dimítrios Filíndras GRE GRE    
3 Bogdan Tarus ROU ROU 8.29 8.27
4 Nobuharu Asahara JPN JPN 8.13 7.83i
5 Andrey Ignatov RUS RUS 8.34 8.01i
6 James Beckford JAM JAM 8.62 8.62
7 Robert Emmiyan ARM ARM 8.86 7.44i
8 Hui-Fang Nai TPE TPE 8.34 6.83i
9 Marko Rajic SCG SCG    
10 Hee-jun Sung KOR KOR 7.40  
11 Aleksandr Glavatskiy BLR BLR 8.33 8.17
12 Krzysztof Luczak POL POL 8.16 8.16
13 Younés Moudrik MAR MAR 8.11 8.11
14 Kevin Dilworth USA USA 8.47 8.29
15 Dimítrios Hatzópoulos GRE GRE 8.07 7.99i
16 Iván Pedroso CUB CUB 8.71 8.63
17 Zhengze Tan CHN CHN 8.27 8.27
18 Cheikh Tidiane Touré SEN SEN 8.46 8.46
19 Keita Cline IVB IVB 7.99i  
20 Emmanuel Bangué FRA FRA 8.25 8.25
 

 

 

 

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