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2004 Olympic Games Athens - Women's Long jump

 

 

Host City: Athina, Greece Format: Top 12 and ties and all those reaching 6.65 metres advanced to the final.
Date Started: August 25, 2004  
Date Finished: August 27, 2004  
(Competitors: 39; Countries: 30; Finalists: 12)  
    Venue(s): Olympic Stadium, Athens Olympic Sports Complex Spiros Loues, Maroussi
Overview by IAAF   2004-athens-stadium.jpg 
Ten of the 12 qualifiers reached the automatic qualifying level of 6.65, headed by Lebedeva’s 6.95. Simagina and Kotova leapt out to 7.05 on successive first round jumps. Lebedeva’s second effort was the goldwinning 7.07, and when Simagina cleared 7.02, after Johnson’s pb of 6.80, the three medals were settled. Only Lebedeva was able to reach seven metres again (7.05 in round 5), and the nearest threat came from Thompson’s fourth jump of 6.96. Behind her, Marion Jones’s 6.85w just edged George’s Indian record of 6.83 for fifth place (or so it was thought). The clean sweep was the first the event had seen, and the first in any women’s event since 1980. Vaszi originally placed eighth for the third Games in succession, but because of the 2007 disqualification of Jones from Sydney and Athens, the latter two placings were, eventually, upgraded to seventh.
       
Summary by Sports-reference.com      
The Russians swept the medals in this event, the first medal sweep in women's athletics since the 1980 Olympics, and the first time this had been done in this event at the Olympics or World Championships. Tatyana Lebedeva was the surprise gold medalist. She had been favored in the triple jump, in which she was the two-time defending World Champion, but she had placed only third in that event at Athina. But in the long jump, she took the lead in round two with 7.07 (23-2½) and that was good enough for the gold medal. Tatyana Kotova placed third, having been the runner-up at the last three World Championships, and European Champion in 2002.
 

Records

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

World record  Galina Chistyakova (URS) 7.52 m Leningrad, Soviet Union 11 June 1988
Olympic record  Jackie Joyner-Kersee (USA) 7.40 m Seoul, South Korea 29 September 1988

No new records were set during the competition.

 
        Results        
 
27 AUG 2004 General News Athens, Greece

Women's Long Jump Final

Tatyana Lebedeva, the woman who was favourite to win the Olympic Triple Jump title earlier in the week, tonight secured a gold medal for herself and led Russia to a clean sweep of the medals.

All the definitive action occurred in the first two rounds, when following a first-round foul by Lebedeva, her team mates Irina Simigina and Tatyana Kotova jumped consecutively, and each managed 7.05 metres to take the early lead.

At this stage, Anju Bobby George was in the bronze medal position after improving her Indian national record by 11cm, to 6.83m.

Marion Jones, bronze medal-winner four years ago in Sydney, after a first-round foul, jumped herself into third at the start of round two, with 6.85. It would remain her best effort of the night, and would soon be eclipsed by Lebedeva, whose 7.07 would rule the day, making her the first Russian woman ever to win the Olympic long jump title (Soviets had won the gold medal in the past, but neither were from Russia).

That Simigina managed 7.02 in the second round meant that the medal placings were determined there and then, with Kotova given bronze because she was unable to better her team mate’s second-best effort.

Thus Russia achieved the fourth event medal sweep of these Games, and the first ever in this event.

Long jump Women     Final 27 August      
                 
Rank Mark Wind   Athlete Country NOC Birth Date Records
1 7.07 1.3   Tatyana Lebedeva Russia RUS 21 Jul 76  
2 7.05 0.8   Irina Meleshina Russia RUS 25 May 82  
3 7.05 1.8   Tatyana Kotova Russia RUS 11 Dec 76  
4 6.96 0.8   Bronwyn Thompson Australia AUS 29 Jan 78  
5 6.83 1.2   Anju B. George India IND 19 Apr 77 NR
6 6.80 1.2   Jade Johnson Great Britain GBR 7 Jun 80  
7 6.73w 2.4   Tünde Vaszi Hungary HUN 18 Apr 72  
8 6.66 0.3   Bianca Kappler Germany GER 8 Aug 77  
9 6.64 0.7   Grace Upshaw United States USA 25 Sep 75  
10 6.63 1.5   Carolina Klüft Sweden SWE 2 Feb 83  
11 6.53 0.8   Yelena Kashcheyeva Kazakhstan KAZ 17 Feb 73  
  DQ 0.6   Marion Jones United States USA 12 Oct 75  
25 AUG 2004 General News Athens, Greece

Women's Long Jump - Qualification Round

Qualifying for Friday’s women’s Olympic Long Jump final was something of a curate’s egg: good in parts. But for some, it was a pretty awful experience.

Three World champions - Eunice Barber (6.37), from France, Fiona May (6.38), of Italy, and, with three no jumps, Spain’s Niurka Montello - all failed to achieve the 6.65 metres automatic qualifying distance.

Ten jumpers did manage 6.65 or better, though, including Russia’s Tatyana Lebedeva, looking none the worse for her unexpected defeat in the Triple Jump earlier in the week as she cleared 6.95m with her first jump.

Others who only needed one effort to go through included Tatyana Kotova (6.79), India’s Bobby George (6.75) and Sweden’s new Olympic Heptathlon champion, Carolina Kluft (6.73).

But there were numerous fouls, especially in the first round, and with the crowd in tumult during the second round as the women’s 400m Hurdles final took place, some long jumpers found it hard to concentrate.

Not Marion Jones, the United States champion and Long Jump bronze medallist at the Sydney Games, who cleared 6.70, despite taking off well back off the board.

“The first jump was a big jump but I just fouled a little bit,” Jones said. “I then just wanted to make a safe jump on the second.”

“I think my speed has improved, so now that I’ve qualified, maybe I can medal.”

Long jump Women     Qualifying Round Group A 25 August      
                 
Rank Mark Wind   Athlete Country NOC Birth Date Records
1 6.75 -0.7 Q Irina Meleshina Russia RUS 25 May 82  
2 6.71 0.2 Q Jade Johnson Great Britain GBR 7 Jun 80  
3 6.69 -0.2 Q Bianca Kappler Germany GER 8 Aug 77  
4 6.69 -0.2 Q Anju B. George India IND 19 Apr 77  
5 6.68 0.0 Q Grace Upshaw United States USA 25 Sep 75  
6 6.57 -0.1 Q Yelena Kashcheyeva Kazakhstan KAZ 17 Feb 73  
7 6.55 0.5 Q Tünde Vaszi Hungary HUN 18 Apr 72  
8 6.53 -0.5   Ineta Radēviča Latvia LAT 13 Jul 81  
9 6.53 0.2   Jackie Edwards Bahamas BAH 14 Apr 71  
10 6.49 -0.3   Ioánna Kafetzí Greece GRE 30 May 76  
11 6.46 0.2   Guan Yingnan China CHN 25 Apr 77  
12 6.45 0.4   Antoniya Yordanova Bulgaria BUL 17 Aug 76  
13 6.45 -0.4   Kéne Ndoye Senegal SEN 20 Nov 78  
14 6.39 0.0   Denisa Rosolová Czech Republic CZE 21 Aug 86  
15 6.38 0.0   Fiona May Italy ITA 12 Dec 69  
16 6.37 0.1   Eunice Barber France FRA 17 Nov 74  
17 6.31 0.1   Lerma Elmira Gabito Philippines PHI 17 Oct 74  
18 5.72 0.1   Tina Čarman Slovenia SLO 8 Jan 78  
  DQ   Q Marion Jones United States USA 12 Oct 75  
  NM     Alina Militaru Romania ROU 10 Apr 82  
Long jump Women     Qualifying Round Group B 25 August      
                 
Rank Mark Wind   Athlete Country NOC Birth Date Records
1 6.95 0.3 Q Tatyana Lebedeva Russia RUS 21 Jul 76  
2 6.80 0.4 Q Bronwyn Thompson Australia AUS 29 Jan 78  
3 6.79 -0.1 Q Tatyana Kotova Russia RUS 11 Dec 76  
4 6.73 0.0 Q Carolina Klüft Sweden SWE 2 Feb 83  
5 6.53 0.1   Wang Lina China CHN 28 Feb 83  
6 6.50 0.2   Heli Koivula-Kruger Finland FIN 27 Jun 75  
7 6.47 0.0   Adina Anton Romania ROU 6 Oct 84  
8 6.46 0.3   Rose Richmond United States USA 29 Jan 81  
9 6.42 0.0   Stilianí Pilátou Greece GRE 28 Mar 80  
10 6.41 0.5   Valentīna Gotovska Latvia LAT 3 Sep 65  
11 6.39 0.1   Zita Ajkler Hungary HUN 9 Jun 75  
12 6.39 0.7   Anastasiya Juravlyeva Uzbekistan UZB 9 Oct 81  
13 6.36 -0.1   Yudelkis Fernández Cuba CUB 28 Feb 85  
14 6.33 0.0   Keila Costa Brazil BRA 6 Feb 83  
15 6.31 0.4   Níki Xánthou Greece GRE 11 Oct 73  
16 6.31 0.7   Maho Hanaoka Japan JPN 3 Aug 76  
17 5.92 0.4   Liang Shuyan China CHN 16 Sep 77  
18 5.64 0.6   Svetlana Pessova Turkmenistan TKM 27 Sep 81  
  NM     Niurka Montalvo Spain ESP 4 Jun 68  
 
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Qualifying round

Rule: Qualifying standard 6.65 (Q) or at least 12 best qualified (q).

Rank Group Name Nationality #1 #2 #3 Result Notes
1 B Tatyana Lebedeva Russia 6.95 6.95 Q
2 B Bronwyn Thompson Australia 6.63 x 6.80 6.80 Q, =SB
3 B Tatyana Kotova Russia 6.79 6.79 Q
4 A Irina Simagina Russia 6.75 6.75 Q
5 B Carolina Klüft Sweden 6.73 6.73 Q
6 A Jade Johnson Great Britain x 5.01 6.71 6.71 Q
7 A Marion Jones United States x 6.70 6.70 Q
8 A Bianca Kappler Germany 6.59 6.36 6.69 6.69 Q
9 A Anju Bobby George India 6.69 6.69 Q
10 A Grace Upshaw United States 6.55 6.68 6.68 Q
11 A Yelena Kashcheyeva Kazakhstan x 6.43 6.57 6.57 q
12 A Tünde Vaszi Hungary 6.41 6.55 6.36 6.55 q
13 A Ineta Radēviča Latvia 6.53 6.42 6.53 SB
14 A Jackie Edwards Bahamas x 6.53 x 6.53  
14 B Wang Lina China 6.53 x x 6.53  
16 B Heli Koivula Kruger Finland x 6.49 6.50 6.50  
17 A Ioanna Kafetzi Greece 6.49 x 6.41 6.49  
18 B Adina Anton Romania 6.45 6.47 6.14 6.47  
19 A Guan Yingnan China 6.38 6.46 x 6.46  
20 B Rose Richmond United States 6.46 6.14 6.29 6.46  
21 A Antoniya Yordanova Bulgaria 6.45 6.31 6.28 6.45  
22 A Kene Ndoye Senegal 6.10 6.25 6.45 6.45  
23 B Stiliani Pilatou Greece 6.42 x 6.27 6.42  
24 B Valentīna Gotovska Latvia x 6.41 6.40 6.41  
25 A Denisa Ščerbová Czech Republic 6.31 6.39 x 6.39  
26 B Zita Ajkler Hungary 6.39 6.25 x 6.39  
27 B Anastasiya Juravleva Uzbekistan x 6.39 x 6.39  
28 A Fiona May Italy 6.24 6.36 6.38 6.38  
29 A Eunice Barber France 6.28 6.37 6.35 6.37  
30 B Yudelkis Fernández Cuba 6.36 6.28 6.19 6.36  
31 B Keila Costa Brazil x 6.33 6.26 6.33  
32 B Niki Xanthou Greece x 6.31 6.27 6.31  
33 A Lerma Gabito Philippines 6.31 5.96 6.13 6.31  
34 B Maho Hanaoka Japan 4.67 x 6.31 6.31  
35 B Liang Shuyan China x 5.92 x 5.92  
36 A Tina Čarman Slovenia x x 5.72 5.72  
37 B Svetlana Pessova Turkmenistan x 5.64 5.58 5.64  
  A Alina Militaru Romania x NM  
  B Niurka Montalvo Spain x x x NM  
 

Final

Rank Name Nationality 1 2 3 4 5 6 Result Notes
1st Tatyana Lebedeva Russia x 7.07 x 6.82 7.05 x 7.07  
2nd Irina Simagina Russia 7.05 7.02 x x x x 7.05  
3rd Tatyana Kotova Russia 7.05 x 6.84 6.70 x 6.76 7.05 SB
4 Bronwyn Thompson Australia 6.79 x 6.92 6.96 x 6.70 6.96 SB
5 Anju Bobby George India 6.83 6.75 x 6.68 6.61 x 6.83 NR
6 Jade Johnson Great Britain 6.74 6.80 x x x 6.67 6.80 PB
7 Tünde Vaszi Hungary 6.73 6.53 6.64 6.59 x 6.63 6.73 SB
8 Bianca Kappler Germany 6.26 6.49 6.66       6.66  
9 Grace Upshaw United States 6.64 x 6.64       6.64  
10 Carolina Klüft Sweden 6.63 6.62 x       6.63  
11 Yelena Kashcheyeva Kazakhstan x 6.53 6.27       6.53  
  Marion Jones United States x 6.85 6.82 6.73 x 6.63 6.85 DSQ

 

 

 

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