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Athletics at the 1988 Seoul Summer Games:

Men's Triple Jump

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Host City: Seoul, South Korea
Venue(s): Olympic Stadium, Seoul Sports Complex, Seoul
Date Started: September 23, 1988
Date Finished: September 24, 1988

Gold: BUL Khristo Markov
Silver: URS Igor Lapshin
Bronze: URS Aleksandr Kovalenko

Summary

At the 1985 TAC Meet, Willie Banks jumped 17.97 (58-11½) for a world record, which was only the second non-altitude assisted world record since 1960. But he was no longer at his best in 1988, although he made the US team and the final. The favorite was Bulgaria’s Khristo Markov, 1987 World Champion and 1986 European Champion. He was challenged in the final by the three Soviets – Igor Lapshin, Aleksandr Kovalenko, and Oleg Protsenko. In round one of the final, Markov opened with 17.61 (57-9½) and that would settle the gold medal, as nobody surpassed it. Lapshin was in fourth for much of the day but produced his best jump, 17.52 (57-5¾), in the final round, to get silver. Kovalenko and Protsenko had their best marks in round one, which earned them third and fourth, respectively.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Khristo Markov 23 Bulgaria BUL Gold OR
2 Igor Lapshin 25 Soviet Union URS Silver
3 Aleksandr Kovalenko 25 Soviet Union URS Bronze OR
4 Oleg Protsenko 25 Soviet Union URS
5 Charlie Simpkins 24 United States USA
6 Willie Banks 32 United States USA
7 Ivan Slanař 27 Czechoslovakia TCH
8 Jacek Pastusiński 24 Poland POL
9 Joseph Taiwo 29 Nigeria NGR
10 Norbert Elliott 25 Bahamas BAH
11 Didier Falise 27 Belgium BEL
12 Norifumi Yamashita 26 Japan JPN
13 QR Vernon Samuels 23 Great Britain GBR
14 QR Chen Yanping 22 China CHN
15 QR Andrzej Grabarczyk 24 Poland POL
16 QR John Herbert 26 Great Britain GBR
17 QR Francis DoDoo 28 Ghana GHA
18 QR Edrick Floréal 21 Canada CAN
19 QR George Wright 25 Canada CAN
20 QR Patterson Johnson 24 Bahamas BAH
21 QR Marios Khatziandreou 25 Cyprus CYP
22 QR Jorge da Silva 22 Brazil BRA
23 QR Jonathan Edwards 22 Great Britain GBR
24 QR Park Yeong-Jun 23 South Korea KOR
25 QR José Quiñaliza 27 Ecuador ECU
26 QR Frank Rutherford 23 Bahamas BAH
27 QR Nai Hui-Fang 19 Chinese Taipei TPE
28 QR Abdul Marzouk Al-Yoha 19 Kuwait KUW
29 QR Robert Cannon 30 United States USA
30 QR Lotfi Khaïda 19 Algeria ALG
31 QR José Leitão 23 Portugal POR
32 QR Ricardo Valiente 20 Peru PER
33 QR Brian Wellman 21 Bermuda BER
33 QR Ernesto Torres 28 Puerto Rico PUR
34 QR Abcélvio Rodrigues 31 Brazil BRA
35 QR Fathi Khalifa Aboud 23 Libya LBA
36 QR Haider Ali Shah 25 Pakistan PAK
37 QR Lennox Adams 20 Saint Vincent VIN
38 QR Paulo Noronha 22 Mozambique MOZ
39 QR Devon Hyde 20 Belize BIZ
40 QR Toyi Simklina 19 Togo TOG
AC QR António dos Santos 24 Angola ANG
AC QR Milan Mikuláš 25 Czechoslovakia TCH