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Athletics at the 1984 Los Angeles Summer Games:

Men's Triple Jump

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Host City: Los Angeles, United States
Venue(s): Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, California
Date Started: August 3, 1984
Date Finished: August 4, 1984

Gold: USA Al Joyner
Silver: USA Mike Conley
Bronze: GBR Keith Connor

Summary

The favorite was Mike Conley who had won the US Olympic Trials with 17.50 (57-5). He led the qualifying. But in the final, his teammate, Al Joyner opened up with 17.26 (56-7½) in round one. The mark was windy but would count for the event and it would win him the gold medal. Conley leapt 17.18 (56-4½) in round three but could do no better. In the final round, he probably surpassed 17.60 (57-9) but had fouled on the take-off. Great Britain's Keith Connor, 1978 and 1982 Commonwealth Games Champion, placed third but never challenged Joyner or Conley. Joyner's sister was Jackie Joyner-Kersee, the great heptathlon champion and long jumper. Conley's son later became a great athlete as well. Mike Conley, Jr. played basketball for Ohio State, leading them to the NCAA final in 2007, before being drafted by the Memphis Grizzlies.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Al Joyner 23 United States USA Gold
2 Mike Conley 21 United States USA Silver
3 Keith Connor 26 Great Britain GBR Bronze
4 Zou Zhenxian 28 China CHN
5 Peter Bouschen 24 West Germany FRG
6 Willie Banks 28 United States USA
7 Ajayi Agbebaku 29 Nigeria NGR
8 Eric McCalla 23 Great Britain GBR
9 Joseph Taiwo 24 Nigeria NGR
10 John Herbert 22 Great Britain GBR
11 Hassan Ahmed Badra 25 Egypt EGY
12 Mamadou Diallo 29 Senegal SEN
13 QR Dimitrios Mikhas 26 Greece GRE
14 QR Steve Hanna 26 Bahamas BAH
15 QR Dario Badinelli 23 Italy ITA
16 QR Abcélvio Rodrigues 27 Brazil BRA
17 QR Ralf Jaros 18 West Germany FRG
18 QR Thomas Eriksson 21 Sweden SWE
19 QR Ken Lorraway 28 Australia AUS
20 QR Moses Kiayi Kenya KEN
21 QR Paul Emordi 18 Nigeria NGR
22 QR Yasushi Ueta 28 Japan JPN
23 QR Francis DoDoo 24 Ghana GHA
24 QR Park Yeong-Jun 19 South Korea KOR
25 QR Abdoulaye Traoré 25 Mali MLI
26 QR Denou Koffi 32 Togo TOG
27 QR Ernest Tché-Noubossie 27 Cameroon CMR
28 QR Oscar Diesel 22 Paraguay PAR