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1964 Olympic Games Tokyo, Japan - Men's Long Jump

 

 

Host City: Tokyo, Japan Format: Top 12 and ties and all those reaching 7.60 metres advanced to the final
Date Started: October 18, 1964  
Date Finished: October 18, 1964  
(Competitors: 32; Countries: 21; Finalists: 12)  
    Venue(s): National Stadium, Shinjuku, Tokyo
Overview by IAAF    1964_olympic_stadium.jpg
Just five men reached the automatic qualifying distance of 7.60 in the cold (14°C) and wet conditions, and 7.46 sufficed to qualify. The final was even colder (12.5°C), and the jumpers had to contend with headwinds. As a result only the two best jumpers of 1960-64 – Boston and Ter-Ovanesyan, plus Davies, a newcomer, were able to jump beyond 25 feet (7.62). Even these quality athletes were unable to get beyond 26 feet (7.92) in the first half of the competition, with Boston (7.85) leading from Ter-Ovanesyan (7.78) and Davies (7.59). Gayle Hopkins, NCAA champion and an 8.16 jumper, had such difficulty with the conditions that he was unable to register a fair jump, and the Commonwealth Champion, the talented but erratic Mike Ahey, just missed the final six. The top three all improved in the fourth round. The wind lulled to a relatively calm -0.7 as Davies prepared for his fifth jump. The conditions, not far removed from average weather for Wales, may have affected Davies less than the others. Whether it was this or the qualities of physical strength and motivation inculcated by coach (and television commentator) Ron Pickering, is unsure, but Davies sped down the runway and launched himself to a lifetime best of 8.07. Ter-Ovanesyan immediately responded with a jump of 7.99, and Boston achieved his best jump of the day – 8.03 – in the final round. However, the day belonged to Wales.
       
Summary by Sports-reference.com      
The defending champion, Ralph Boston, returned as a solid favorite. The 1960 bronze medalist, Igor Ter-Ovanesyan, had won the 1958 and 1962 European Championships and was a big threat to Boston. He had broken Boston’s world record in 1962, but Boston regained it, twice, in 1964. Not highly considered was Welshman Lynn Davies, who had no medals at the European Championships or Commonwealth Games, and had won only the AAA Meet in 1964. Ter-O led in round one with 7.78 (25-6¼) but Boston took over with 7.85 (25-9¼) in round two. In the fourth round, Davies jumped 7.78 (25-6¼) to tie Ter-Ovanesyan but still stood third based on the next effort, and Ter-O surpassed him with 7.80 (25-7¼) in the round, and Boston also increased his lead with 7.88 (25-10¼) in round four. But Davies popped the gold medal winner, 8.07 (26-5¾), in round five to spring the big upset. Boston improved to 8.03 (26-4¼) in the final round but had to settle for the silver medal.
 
 
        Results          
   
Long Jump Men     Final 18 October        
The finals were conducted in a rainstorm on a dirt track, with the temperature reported at 13.5 °C (56.3 °F). In the preliminary rounds of the final, the three medalists had separated themselves from the others, but leading qualifier, defending champion, Olympic record-holder and recent new world record holder Ralph Boston was ahead of the previous world record holder Igor Ter-Ovanesyan, Lynn Davies was 19 cm behind. In the fourth round, under improving conditions, all three leaders improved. Davies was only 2cm behind Ter-Ovanesyan. In the fifth round Davies jumped 8.07 m (26 ft 512 in) to take the lead, and Ter-Ovanesyan passed Boston with a 7.99 m (26 ft 212 in). Boston fouled and was now 11cm behind. Boston improved on his final jump, equalling his qualifying mark of 8.03 m (26 ft 4 in) to take the silver.
Rank Mark     Athlete Country NOC Age Records Notes
1 8.07     Lynn Davies Great Britain GBR 22    
2 8.03     Ralph Boston United States USA 25    
3 7.99     Igor Ter-Ovanesyan Soviet Union URS 26    
4 7.60     Wariboko West Nigeria NGR 22    
5 7.44     Jean Cochard France FRA 25    
6 7.34     Luis Felipe Areta Spain ESP 22    
7 7.30     Mike Ahey Ghana GHA 24    
8 7.26     Andrzej Stalmach Poland POL 22    
9 7.16     Hiroomi Yamada Japan JPN 22    
10 7.15     Wolfgang Klein Germany GER 23    
11 7.09     John Morbey Great Britain GBR 25    
AC NM     Gayle Hopkins United States USA 22    
Long Jump Men     Qualifying Round 18 October        
                   
Rank Mark     Athlete Country NOC Age Records Notes
1 8.03   Q Ralph Boston United States USA 25    
2 7.78   Q Lynn Davies Great Britain GBR 22    
3 7.78w   Q Igor Ter-Ovanesyan Soviet Union URS 26    
4 7.67   Q Gayle Hopkins United States USA 22    
5 7.62w   Q Wariboko West Nigeria NGR 22    
6 7.59   Q Wolfgang Klein Germany GER 23    
7 7.56   Q John Morbey Great Britain GBR 25    
8 7.53   Q Mike Ahey Ghana GHA 24    
9 7.52   Q Jean Cochard France FRA 25    
10 7.46w   Q Luis Felipe Areta Spain ESP 22    
11 7.46   Q Andrzej Stalmach Poland POL 22    
12 7.46   Q Hiroomi Yamada Japan JPN 22    
13 7.43     Pentti Eskola Finland FIN 26    
14 7.43w     Antanas Vaupšas Soviet Union URS 28    
15 7.39     Leonid Barkovskiy Soviet Union URS 23    
16 7.34w     Sonny Ba Akpata Nigeria NGR 27    
17 7.33     Raycho Tsonev Bulgaria BUL 28    
18 7.30     Hans-Helmut Trense Germany GER 24    
19 7.28     Wellesley Clayton Jamaica JAM 26    
20 7.28     Koru Kawazu Japan JPN 23    
21 7.27     Klaus Beer Germany GER 21    
22T 7.26w     Phil Shinnick United States USA 21    
22T 7.26     Fred Alsop Great Britain GBR 25    
24 7.24     Alain Lefèvre France FRA 22    
25 7.21     Dimitrios Manglaras Greece GRE 24    
26 7.15     Satoshi Takayanagi Japan JPN 26    
27 7.07     Ian Tomlinson Australia AUS 28    
28 6.99     Henrik Kalocsai Hungary HUN 23    
29 6.76     B. V. Satyanarayan India IND 29    
30 6.74w     Samuel Cruz Puerto Rico PUR 20    
31 6.41     Chu Ming Hong Kong HKG 32    
AC       Iftikhar Shah Pakistan PAK 24    

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Results

Qualification

The qualification standard was 7.60 metres with a minimum of 12 jumpers advancing. Each jumper had three opportunities. Since only 5 jumpers met the standard, the next 7 longest jumpers also advanced.

Place Athlete Nation Best mark   Jump 1 Jump 2 Jump 3  
1 Ralph Boston United States 8.03 metres   8.03
2 Lynn Davies Great Britain 7.78 metres 7.39 X 7.78  
3 Igor Ter-Ovanesyan Soviet Union 7.78 metres 7.78
4 Gayle Hopkins United States 7.67 metres 7.67
5 Wariboko West Nigeria 7.62 metres 7.62
6 Wolfgang Klein Germany 7.59 metres 7.59 X 7.54 Ralph Boston, Lynn Davies, Igor Ter-Ovanesyan 1964.jpg
Ralph Boston, Lynn Davies and Igor Ter-Ovanesyan
7 John Michael Morbey Great Britain 7.56 metres X X 7.56
8 Michael Ahey Ghana 7.53 metres 7.21 7.26 7.53
9 Jean Cochard France 7.52 metres 6.96 X 7.52
10 Luis Felipe Areta Spain 7.46 metres 7.31 7.46 7.34
11 Andrzej Stalmach Poland 7.46 metres 7.27 7.46 X
12 Yamada Hiroomi Japan 7.46 metres X 7.46 X
13 Pentti Eskola Finland 7.43 metres 7.43 7.35 X
14 Antanas Vaupshas Soviet Union 7.43 metres X X 7.43
15 Leonid Barkovskiy Soviet Union 7.39 metres 7.30 7.39 X
16 Sungay Akpata Nigeria 7.34 metres X X 7.34
17 Raitcho Stoytchev Bulgaria 7.33 metres X 7.33 7.29
18 Hans-Helmut Trense Germany 7.30 metres 7.09 7.20 7.30
19 Wellesley Clayton Jamaica 7.28 metres 6.75 X 7.28
20 Kawazu Koro Japan 7.28 metres 7.28 X X
21 Klaus Beer Germany 7.27 metres X 7.25 7.27
22 Fred Alsop Great Britain 7.26 metres 7.26 X X
Phillip Shinnick United States 7.26 metres 7.26 X X
24 Alain Levèvre France 7.24 metres 6.77 X 7.24
25 Dimos Manglaras Greece 7.21 metres 7.06 7.11 7.21
26 Takayanagi Satoshi Japan 7.15 metres 7.15 X X
27 Ian Tomlinson Australia 7.07 metres 7.07 X X
28 Henrik Kalocsai Hungary 6.99 metres 6.94 6.99 X
29 S. Bondada Venkata India 6.76 metres X 6.76 X
30 David Samuel Cruz Puerto Rico 6.74 metres X 6.74 6.72
31 Chu Ming Hong Kong 6.41 metres 6.41 X 4.91
32 Iftikhar Shah Pakistan No mark X X X
Joseph Adjei Ghana Did not start
Constantin Badea Romania Did not start
William Kamanyi Uganda Did not start
George Ogan Nigeria Did not start
Samir Ambrose Vincent Iraq Did not start

Final

For the final, the qualification marks were ignored and each jumper received three jumps. The six jumpers with the best marks in the final were awarded three more attempts, and their best mark from all six of the final jumps was considered.

Place Athlete Nation Best mark   Jump 1 Jump 2 Jump 3 Jump 4 Jump 5 Jump 6
1 Lynn Davies Great Britain 8.07 metres   7.45 X 7.59 7.78 8.07 7.74
2 Ralph Boston United States 8.03 metres 7.76 7.85 7.62 7.88 X 8.03
3 Igor Ter-Ovanesyan Soviet Union 7.99 metres 7.78 X 7.64 7.80 7.99 7.81
4 Wariboko West Nigeria 7.60 metres 7.56 7.51 7.50 7.40 7.60 X
5 Jean Cochard France 7.44 metres X X 7.44 7.43 7.26 7.10
6 Luis Felipe Areta Spain 7.34 metres 7.20 7.31 7.34 5.16 X 6.99
7 Michael Ahey Ghana 7.30 metres 6.99 7.00 7.30  
8 Andrzej Stalmach Poland 7.26 metres 7.26 7.10 X
9 Yamada Hiroomi Japan 7.16 metres 6.94 X 7.16
10 Wolfgang Klein Germany 7.15 metres 7.06 7.13 7.15
11 John Michael Morbey Great Britain 7.09 metres 7.09 6.91 6.77
12 Gayle Hopkins United States No mark X X X
 
 
 

 

 

 

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