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Athletics at the 1996 Atlanta Summer Games:

Women's Triple Jump

Athletics at the 1996 Summer Games: Next Summer Games

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Host City: Atlanta, United States
Venue(s): Centennial Olympic Stadium, Atlanta, Georgia
Date Started: July 29, 1996
Date Finished: July 31, 1996

Gold: UKR Inesa Kravets
Silver: RUS Inna Lasovskaya
Bronze: CZE Šárka Kašpárková

Summary

This was the first Olympic triple jump for women. They had competed in the event at the European Championships in 1994 and the World Championships in 1993 and 1995, and the IAAF had recognized a world record since 1991. Inesa Kravets had set the first IAAF-ratified world record in 1991, had won the 1995 World Championship, and held the current world record, set in 1995 with 15.50 (50-10¼). But the most consistent jumper in 1996 had been the Russian Inna Lasovskaya. In the second round Lasovskaya took the lead with 14.98 (49-1¾), a mark equaled in round three by Šárka Kašpárková (CZE). After four rounds, Kravets stood in third place, but she leaped 15.33 (50-3½) to win the first Olympic triple jump gold medal.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Inesa Kravets 29 Ukraine UKR Gold OR
2 Inna Lasovskaya 26 Russia RUS Silver OR
3 Šárka Kašpárková 25 Czech Republic CZE Bronze OR
4 Ashia Hansen 24 Great Britain GBR
5 Olga Vasdeki 22 Greece GRE
6 Ren Ruiping 20 China CHN
7 Rodica Mateescu 25 Romania ROU
8 Jeļena Blaževiča 26 Latvia LAT
9 Olena Hovorova 22 Ukraine UKR
10 Sheila Hudson-Strudwick 29 United States USA
11 Olena Khlusovych 26 Ukraine UKR
AC Iva Prandzheva 24 Bulgaria BUL
12 QR Anna Biryokova 30 Russia RUS
13 QR Galina Čisťakovová 33 Slovakia SVK
14 QR Virge Naeris 26 Estonia EST
15 QR Cynthea Rhodes 27 United States USA
16 QR Barbara Lah 24 Italy ITA
17 QR Michelle Griffith 24 Great Britain GBR
18 QR Gundega Sproģe 24 Latvia LAT
19 QR Suzette Lee 21 Jamaica JAM
20 QR Nataliya Kayukova 29 Russia RUS
21 QR Maria de Souza 24 Brazil BRA
22 QR Wang Xiangrong 24 China CHN
23 QR Heli Koivula-Kruger 21 Finland FIN
24 QR Nicola Martial 22 Guyana GUY
25 QR Vera Bitanji 27 Albania ALB
26 QR Althea Gilharry 26 Belize BIZ
27 QR Chantal Ouoba 20 Burkina Faso BUR
AC QR María Concepción Paredes 26 Spain ESP
AC QR Petra Lobinger 29 Germany GER
AC QR Zita Bálint 24 Hungary HUN
AC QR Diana Orrange 28 United States USA