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1997 World Championships in Athletics Athens, Greece

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

 

 

Host City: Athens. Greece Format: Qualifying Round (17.00 or top 12 to final) (Aug 6)
Dates: August 1–10. 1997
Nations participating: 198
Athletes participating: 1882
    Main venue: Olympic Stadium
Overview by IAAF   oaka7 
Seventh in 1991. twelfth in 1993 and fourth in 1995 (with the same distance as the third placed athlete). Quesada finally not only made it to the medal podium but scored a momentous victory over Edwards. The Cuban set the standard with a 17.60 opener and in the second round he delivered a national record of 17.85 which was to prove the longest jump in the world that year. Considering he was competing for the first time since bruising a heel several weeks earlier. Edwards’ performance was commendable (overtaking world indoor record holder Urrutia to place second with 17.69). but he was unhappy. “That’s the first time I’ve gone to a major championships and not felt I’ve done myself justice. Silver’s better than nothing but not much.” However. he fared much better than his Olympic conqueror of the previous year. Harrison. who failed to make the cut in ninth place.

These are the official results of the Men's triple jump event at the 1997 IAAF World Championships in Athens. Greece. There were a total number of 40 participating athletes. with two qualifying groups and the final held on Friday 1997-08-08.

With the previous two major championships resulting in 18 metre jumps. expectations were high. All medalists from those championships made it into the finals. In addition to world record holder Jonathan Edwards and Olympic champion Kenny Harrison. there were three more athletes who had jumped beyond 17.70m

Edwards was the first to get over 17m in the first round with a 17.33m. Near the end of the round. Yoelbi Quesada took the lead with a 17.60m and his Cuban teammate Aliecer Urrutia followed up with a 17.23m. At the end of the second round Quesada had his best jump of the day. a personal best of 17.85 m (58 ft 634 in) and Urrutia moved into second place with his best 17.64m. After two round. Harrison only had a 17.05 to his credit. more than a metre less than his winning jump in Atlanta. Just before his final preliminary attempt he saw Christos Meletoglou put out a 17.12 to move into the eighth qualifying position. but next on the runway. Harrison could only make 17.04m and wouldn't be a player in the medals.

In the fourth round. Edwards' 17.66m put him back into second place. On his final attempt he improved to 17.69m but couldn't overtake Quesada.

 
  Triple Jump 8 August
 
  Final
1 Yoelbi Quesada CUB 4 Aug 73 17.85 0.9
2 Jonathan Edwards GBR 10 May 66 17.69 0.3
3 Aliecer Urrutia CUB 22 Sep 74 17.64 0.0
4 Denis Kapustin RUS 5 Oct 70 17.59 -0.2
5 Brian Wellman BER 8 Sep 67 17.22 0.0
6 Jérôme Romain DMA 12 Jun 71 17.17 -0.4
7 Hrístos Melétoglou GRE 2 Jan 72 17.12 -0.2
8 Andrew Owusu GHA 8 Jul 72 17.11 0.4
9 Kenny Harrison USA 13 Feb 65 17.05 -1.6
10 Serge Hélan FRA 24 Feb 64 16.97 -0.6
11 Charles Michael Friedek GER 26 Aug 71 16.86 0.0
12 Armen Martirosyan ARM 6 Aug 69 16.70 -0.2
Final 18.45h Team Dist. 1 2 3 4 5 6
1 Yoelbi Quesada CUB 17.85m 17.60 17.85 17.60 X X X
2 Jonathan Edwards GBR 17.69m 17.33 X 16.80 17.66 17.57 17.69
3 Aliecer Urrutia CUB 17.64m 17.23 17.64 17.25 15.67 X X
4 Denis Kapustin RUS 17.59m X X 17.29 17.19 17.59 X
5 Brian Wellman BER 17.22m X 17.22 16.90 X X X
6 Jerome Romain DMN 17.17m 16.75 17.17 16.85 16.87 16.62 16.63
7 Christos Meletoglou GRE 17.12m 16.75 X 17.12 X 16.48 16.85
8 Andrew Owusu GHA 17.11m 17.11 16.74 15.33 X 16.82 16.38
9 Kenny Harrison USA 17.05m X 17.05 17.04
10 Serge Helan FRA 16.97m 16.89 X 16.97
11 Charles Michael Friedek GER 16.86m 16.83 X 16.86
12 Armen Martirosyan ARM 16.70m 16.46 X 16.70

Event report men triple jump qualification

All the possible contenders for Friday’s final advanced in today’s triple jump qualifying. The 1996 Olympic bronze medallist, Cuban Yoelvis Quesada recorded an impressive 17.47 jump on his first attempt, a mark that was the best of the day. After Quesada in group A were the defending world champion, world record holder and 1997 world leader, Briton Jonathan Edwards, with 17.28, also achieved on his first attempt. Third was the Olympic champion, American Kenny Harrison (17.11 in his only jump). Two other athletes in group A advanced by getting the automatic standard. Greece’s Christos Meletoglou equaled the national record of 17.04, and Dominica’s Jerome Romain (17.03) jumped nearly as far. In group B Cuban Aliecer Urrutia was the best with a 17.11. The world indoor record holder was followed by Ghana’s Andrew Owusu (17.05), and France’s Serge Helan (17.01). Cuban Yoel Garcia, the 1997 World indoor champion with a season’s best of 17.37, was eliminated after jumping only 16.79.
  Qualification 6 August
Group A
1 Yoelbi Quesada CUB 17.47

 0.5

2 Jonathan Edwards GBR 17.28  0.4
3 Kenny Harrison USA 17.11  -1.0
4 Christos Meletoglou GRE 17.04  -0.3
5 Jerome Romain DMN 17.03  0.6
6 Charles Michael Friedek GER 16.98  -2.0
7 Brian Wellman BER 16.84  0.8
8 Yoel Garcia CUB 16.79  0.7
9 Nikolay Raev BUL 16.72  0.4
10 Andrey Kurennoy RUS 16.59  1.3
11 Zoran Djurdjevic YUG 16.49  0.2
12 Ketill Hanstveit NOR 16.45  0.8
13 Avi Tayari ISR 16.45  1.0
14 Tibor Ordina HUN 16.38  1.2
15 Sergey Arzamasov KZK 16.37  0.7
16 Georges Sainte-Rose FRA 16.32  0.8
17 Vladimir Kravchenko UKR 16.24  0.7
18 Audrius Raizgys LIT 16.21  0.6
19 Xavier Montane AND 14.58  0.8
- Aleksandr Tumanov TKM NM
Group B
1 Aliecer Urrutia CUB 17.11  0.0
2 Andrew Owusu GHA 17.05  0.3
3 Serge Helan FRA 17.01  0.1
4 Armen Martirosyan ARM 16.98  0.7
5 Denis Kapustin RUS 16.96  0.0
6 Francis Agyepong GBR 16.83  0.4
7 Raul Chapado ESP 16.80  1.5
8 Robert Howard USA 16.63  0.6
9 Rostislav Dimitrov BUL 16.62  0.3
10 Ndabezinhle Mdhlongwa ZIM 16.56  0.2
11 Vasiliy Sokov RUS 16.42  0.2
12 Maris Bruziks LAT 16.35  -0.5
13 Oluyemi Sule NGR 16.16  0.9
14 Eugeni Petin UZB 16.13  0.0
15 Yuriy Osipenko UKR 16.13  0.8
16 Zsolt Czingler HUN 16.04  -0.8
17 Paul Nioze SEY 15.79  0.7
- Majed Jabbar IRQ NM
- Paolo Camossi ITA NM
- Jianfeng Lao CHN DNS
Group A Team Dist. 1 2 3
1 Yoelbi Quesada CUB 17.47m 17.47
2 Jonathan Edwards GBR 17.28m 17.28
3 Kenny Harrison USA 17.11m 17.11
4 Christos Meletoglou GRE 17.04m 15.93 17.04
5 Jerome Romain DMN 17.03m 16.96 17.03
6 Charles Michael Friedek GER 16.98m X 16.98 X
7 Brian Wellman BER 16.84m X 16.68 16.84
8 Yoel Garcia CUB 16.79m 16.52 16.79 16.51
9 Nikolay Raev BUL 16.72m 16.00 16.72 X
10 Andrey Kurennoy RUS 16.59m 16.59 16.59 X
11 Zoran Djurdjevic YUG 16.49m 16.49 16.32 16.40
12 Ketill Hanstveit NOR 16.45m 16.23 16.38 16.45
13 Avi Tayari ISR 16.45m 16.38 16.45
14 Tibor Ordina HUN 16.38m 16.30 15.51 16.38
15 Sergey Arzamasov KZK 16.37m 16.26 16.25 16.37
16 Georges Sainte-Rose FRA 16.32m X 16.32 X
17 Vladimir Kravchenko UKR 16.24m X 16.24 X
18 Audrius Raizgys LIT 16.21m 16.12 16.10 16.21
19 Xavier Montane AND 14.58m 14.58
- Aleksandr Tumanov TKM NM X X X
Group B Team Dist. 1 2 3
1 Aliecer Urrutia CUB 17.11m 17.11
2 Andrew Owusu GHA 17.05m 17.05
3 Serge Helan FRA 17.01m 16.73 16.42 17.01
4 Armen Martirosyan ARM 16.98m 16.90 16.42 16.98
5 Denis Kapustin RUS 16.96m 16.57 16.96 X
6 Francis Agyepong GBR 16.83m 16.83 X X
7 Raul Chapado ESP 16.80m X X 16.80
8 Robert Howard USA 16.63m 16.24 16.63 16.58
9 Rostislav Dimitrov BUL 16.62m 16.55 16.62 X
10 Ndabezinhle Mdhlongwa ZIM 16.56m 16.20 16.56 16.41
11 Vasiliy Sokov RUS 16.42m 16.20 16.42 X
12 Maris Bruziks LAT 16.35m 16.35 16.14 14.42
13 Oluyemi Sule NGR 16.16m 15.88 16.16
14 Eugeni Petin UZB 16.13m 16.13 16.05
15 Yuriy Osipenko UKR 16.13m 16.04 16.13 X
16 Zsolt Czingler HUN 16.04m 14.30 15.73 16.04
17 Paul Nioze SEY 15.79m 15.64 15.67 15.79
- Majed Jabbar IRQ NM X X X
- Paolo Camossi ITA NM X X X
- Jianfeng Lao CHN DNS

Group A 06 AUG 1997 08:15

Order / LaneATHLETECOUNTRYPBSB 1997
1 Brian Wellman BER BER 17.72i 17.07
2 Andrius Raizgys LTU LTU 17.29  
3 Tibor Ordina HUN HUN 16.90 16.86i
4 Avi Tayari ISR ISR 15.14  
5 Ketill Hanstveit NOR NOR 16.76  
6 Andrey Kurennoy RUS RUS 17.44 17.44
7 Zoran Djurdjevic SCG SCG 16.64i  
8 Charles Michael Friedek GER GER 17.59 17.59
9 Jonathan Edwards GBR GBR 18.29 17.74
10 Xavier Montané AND AND 15.04  
11 Sergey Arzamasov KAZ KAZ 17.28  
12 Hrístos Melétoglou GRE GRE    
13 Kenny Harrison USA USA 18.09 17.51
14 Georges Sainte-Rose FRA FRA 17.24 16.84i
15 Aleksandr Tumanov TKM TKM 16.20  
16 Yoel García CUB CUB 17.62i 17.62i
17 Jérôme Romain DMA DMA 17.48 16.96
18 Yoelbi Quesada CUB CUB 17.75 17.64
19 Volodymyr Kravchenko UKR UKR 16.90  
20 Nikolay Raev BUL BUL 16.55i  

Group B 06 AUG 1997 08:15

Order / LaneATHLETECOUNTRYPBSB 1997
1 Ndabazinhle Mdhlongwa ZIM ZIM 16.88 16.82i
2 Maris Bruziks LAT LAT 17.56 16.83
3 Paul Nioze SEY SEY 16.80  
4 Armen Martirosyan ARM ARM 17.12  
5 Rostislav Dimitrov BUL BUL 16.88 16.88
6 Raúl Chapado ESP ESP 16.63 16.63
7 Serge Hélan FRA FRA 17.55 17.24i
8 Denis Kapustin RUS RUS 17.62 17.39i
9 Yuriy Osipenko UKR UKR 15.93  
10 Francis Agyepong GBR GBR 17.18 16.76
11 Yevgeniy Petin UZB UZB 15.89  
12 Zsolt Czingler HUN HUN 16.69i 16.69i
13 Jianfeng Lao CHN CHN    
14 Aliecer Urrutia CUB CUB 17.83i 17.83i
15 Andrew Owusu GHA GHA    
16 Paolo Camossi ITA ITA 16.82 16.82
17 Oluyemi Sule NGR NGR 16.73 16.73
18 Robert Howard USA USA 17.04i 17.04i
19 Vasiliy Sokov RUS RUS 17.59 17.36
20 Majed Jabbar IRQ IRQ

 

 

 

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