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1956 Olympic Games Melbourne, Australia - Men's Long Jump

 

 

Host City: Melbourne, Australia Format: All those reaching 7.15 metres advanced to the final.
Date Started: November 24, 1956  
Date Finished: November 24, 1956  
(Competitors: 31; Countries: 21; Finalists: 13)  
    Venue(s): Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne, Victoria
Overview by IAAF    1956_melbournestadium.jpg
The event was held in very windy conditions, with wind readings ranging from minus 14 to plus 9m per second. Additionally, the run-up was soft and loose, and only 38m long, instead of a more usual 45m. The qualifying distance of 7.15 was reached by 13 of the 39 entrants, eight of whom did not participate – including Rafer Johnson, who was battling an injury and saving himself for the decathlon. In view of the weather conditions it was fortuitous that the best two jumpers wound up in the top positions. The best qualifier (Henryk Grabowski, 7.52), finished tenth. Bennett, who had tied Bell in the US Trials, opened with his best mark of the day – 7.68 – after spiking himself. After a second jump of 7.61 his leg stiffened up, while Bell reached 7.83 on his second jump, and backed it up with 7.77 in the next round before getting cramp in his leg on his fourth attempt. All of the top jumpers leapt 25-30cm less than the distances they would have achieved in good conditions. Bell had a marginal foul jump of 8.33 a week after the Games which more accurately reflected his abilities.
       
Summary by Sports-reference.com      
The conditions were difficult with strong, gusty winds, and a short, loose runway. American Greg Bell called them )the worst conditions I ever jumped under). But Bell did better than everybody else, winning the gold medal with 7.83 (25-8¼), his third round jump. First round leader was John Bennett (USA) with 7.68 (25-2½). He could do no better but won the silver medal.
 
 
        Results          
   
Long Jump Men     Final 24 November        
 
Rank Mark     Athlete Country NOC Age Records Notes
1 7.83     Greg Bell United States USA 26 OR  
2 7.68     John Bennett United States USA 26    
3 7.48     Jorma Valkama Finland FIN 28    
4 7.44     Dmytro Bondarenko Soviet Union URS 20    
5 7.36     Karim Olowu Nigeria NGR 32    
6 7.30     Kazimierz Kropidłowski Poland POL 25    
7 7.28     Neville Price South Africa RSA 27    
8 7.27     Oleg Fedoseyev Soviet Union URS 20    
9 7.15     Roy Cruttenden Great Britain GBR 31    
10 7.15     Henryk Grabowski Poland POL 27    
11 7.14     Ken Wilmshurst Great Britain GBR 25    
12 6.57     Fermín Donazar Uruguay URU 23    
AC NM     Igor Ter-Ovanesyan Soviet Union URS 18    
Long Jump Men     Qualifying Round 24 November        
 
Rank Mark     Athlete Country NOC Age Records Notes
1 7.52   Q Henryk Grabowski Poland POL 27    
2 7.50   Q John Bennett United States USA 26    
3 7.42   Q Oleg Fedoseyev Soviet Union URS 20    
4 7.40   Q Ken Wilmshurst Great Britain GBR 25    
5 7.37   Q Dmytro Bondarenko Soviet Union URS 20    
6 7.36w   Q Jorma Valkama Finland FIN 28    
7 7.35   Q Greg Bell United States USA 26    
8 7.32   Q Roy Cruttenden Great Britain GBR 31    
9 7.31w   Q Fermín Donazar Uruguay URU 23    
10 7.29   Q Karim Olowu Nigeria NGR 32    
11 7.28w   Q Neville Price South Africa RSA 27    
12 7.22   Q Kazimierz Kropidłowski Poland POL 25    
13 7.15   Q Igor Ter-Ovanesyan Soviet Union URS 18    
14 7.12     Yoshiro Sonoda Japan JPN 24    
15 7.11     Masaji Tajima Japan JPN 27    
16 7.11     Ling Te-Sheng Chinese Taipei TPE      
17 7.11     Muhammad Ramzan Ali Pakistan PAK 23    
18 7.09     Seo Yeong-Ju South Korea KOR 22    
19 7.09     Mike Moroney Australia AUS 22    
20 7.00     Ary de Sá Brazil BRA 28    
21 6.96     Ödön Földessy Hungary HUN 27    
22 6.92     Ram Mehar India IND      
23 6.91     Ian Bruce Australia AUS 21    
24 6.90     Hugh Jack Australia AUS 26    
25 6.89     David Kushnir Israel ISR 25    
26 6.74     Fred Hammer Luxembourg LUX 26    
27 6.62     Lawrence Ogwang Uganda UGA 23    
28 6.58     Wilhelm Porrassalmi Finland FIN 25    
29 6.53     Rafiu Oluwa Nigeria NGR 25    
30 6.13     Muhammad Rashid Pakistan PAK      
31 6.01     Edward Martins Liberia LBR      
AC NM     Torgny Wåhlander Sweden SWE 21    

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Qualification Round

For the qualifying round, competitors needed to hit the standard of 7.15 meters in order to reach the final, with a minimum of 12 competitors making the final. Since 13 athletes hit the standard, no extra berths were given for the final. After an athlete met the standard in the qualifying round, they were not required to finish their three jumps, denoted by a dash in the table. A foul is denoted by an "X".

RANK Athlete Name Jump 1 Jump 2 Jump 3 Best Jump
1  Henryk Grabowski (POL) 7.52 - - 7.52 m
2  John Bennett (USA) 7.50 - - 7.50 m
3  Oleg Fyodoseyev (URS) 7.04 7.42 - 7.42 m
4  Ken Wilmshurst (GBR) 6.95 7.40 - 7.40 m
5  Dmitry Bondarenko (URS) 6.97 6.95 7.37 7.37 m
6  Jorma Valkama (FIN) 7.13 6.92 7.36 7.36 m
7  Gregory Bell (USA) 7.35 - - 7.35 m
8  Roy Cruttenden (GBR) 7.32 - - 7.32 m
9  Fermín Donazar (URU) 7.31 - - 7.31 m
10  Karim Olowu (NGR) 7.05 7.29 - 7.29 m
11  Neville Price (RSA) 7.28 - - 7.28 m
12  Kazimierz Kropidlowski (POL) 7.10 7.22 - 7.22 m
13  Igor Ter-Ovanesyan (URS) 7.15 - - 7.15 m
14  Yoshiro Sonoda (JPN) 6.77 7.01 7.12 7.12 m
15  Masaji Tajima (JPN) 6.98 X 7.11 7.11 m
16  Te-Sheng Ling (ROC) 6.85 6.74 7.11 7.11 m
17  Muhammad Ramzan Ali (PAK) 6.75 7.11 X 7.11 m
18  Suh Yeong-Joo (KOR) 7.08 7.09 6.92 7.09 m
19  Michael Moroney (AUS) 6.72 7.09 X 7.09 m
20  Ary de Sá (BRA) 6.86 7.00 6.97 7.00 m
21  Odon Foldessy (HUN) 6.96 6.92 6.93 6.96 m
22  Ram Mehar (IND) 6.92 6.84 5.53 6.92 m
23  Ian Bruce (AUS) X 6.91 6.80 6.91 m
24  Hugh Jack (AUS) 6.90 6.87 6.45 6.90 m
25  David Kushnir (ISR) 6.09 6.89 6.66 6.89 m
26  Fred Hammer (LUX) 6.74 X X 6.74 m
27  Lawrence Ogwang (UGA) 6.62 6.51 6.28 6.62
28  Wilhelm Porrassalmi (FIN) X 6.58 X 6.58
29  Rafio Oluwa (NGR) X 6.53 X 6.53 m
30  Muhammad Rashid (PAK) 6.13 6.10 5.90 6.13 m
31  Edward Martins (LBR) 5.79 6.01 5.96 6.01 m
32  Torgny Wahlander (SWE) X X X No Mark
 

Final Round

The final round included all 13 competitors who had qualified earlier that day by reaching the mark of 7.15 meters. The finals format was set up in two sections. All 13 athletes made three jumps, and all but the best six jumpers were eliminated. Finally, three more jumps were contested for the top six, however any jump made over all six attempts counted towards the final ranking. A dash means that the jumper elected not to attempt that round.

RANK Athlete Name Jump 1 Jump 2 Jump 3 Jump 4 Jump 5 Jump 6 Best Jump
1st  Gregory Bell (USA) 6.98 7.83 7.77 X - 7.16 7.83 m
2nd  John Bennett (USA) 7.68 7.61 X - X - 7.68 m
3rd  Jorma Valkama (FIN) 7.11 X 7.48 7.07 7.22 7.00 7.48 m
4  Dmitriy Bondarenko (URS) 7.44 X 7.13 X 6.89 6.99 7.44 m
5  Karim Olowu (NGR) 7.28 6.77 7.36 6.42 X 6.91 7.36 m
6  Kazimierz Kropidlowski (POL) 7.27 6.92 7.30 6.95 7.03 6.94 7.30 m
7  Neville Price (RSA) X 7.28 X OUT OUT OUT 7.28 m
8  Oleg Fyodoseyev (URS) X 7.25 7.27 OUT OUT OUT 7.27 m
9  Roy Cruttenden (GBR) 7.15 X 6.96 OUT OUT OUT 7.15 m
10  Henryk Grabowski (POL) X X 7.15 OUT OUT OUT 7.15 m
11  Ken Wilmshurst (GBR) 7.14 7.06 7.05 OUT OUT OUT 7.14 m
12  Fermín Donazar (URU) X X 6.57 OUT OUT OUT 6.57 m
13  Igor Ter-Ovanesian (URS) X X X OUT OUT OUT No Mark
 
 

 

 

 

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