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Athletics at the 2000 Sydney Summer Games:

Men's Long Jump

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Host City: Sydney, Australia
Venue(s): Olympic Stadium, Olympic Park, Sydney, New South Wales
Date Started: September 25, 2000
Date Finished: September 28, 2000

Gold: CUB Iván Pedroso
Silver: AUS Jai Taurima
Bronze: UKR Roman Shchurenko

Summary

Cuba's Iván Pedroso had been the dominant long jumper since 1995, winning the World Championships in 1995, 1997, and 1999. He had performed poorly at the 1996 Olympics, suffering from a hamstring injury. He was a heavy favorite in Sydney and led the qualifiers with 8.32 (27-3¾). In Sydney his competition came from Australian favorite Jai Taurima, silver medalist at the 1998 Commonwealth Games. Pedroso led after round two with 8.34 (27-4½), but Taurima equaled this in round three. They both improved in round four – Pedroso leading with 8.41 (27-7¼) to Taurima's 8.40 (27-6¾). But then Taurima took the lead in round five with 8.49 (27-10¼), only to see Pedroso come thru for the gold medal in the final round with 8.55 (28-0¾). The best American, Dwight Phillips, finished eighth. Except for the obvious problem of 1980, this was the only time in history an American did not win a medal in the long jump, much less have their best jumper finish as low as eighth.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Iván Pedroso 27 Cuba CUB Gold
2 Jai Taurima 28 Australia AUS Silver
3 Roman Shchurenko 23 Ukraine UKR Bronze
4 Oleksiy Lukashevych 23 Ukraine UKR
5 Kofi Amoah Prah 25 Germany GER
6 Peter Burge 26 Australia AUS
7 Luis Felipe Méliz 21 Cuba CUB
8 Dwight Phillips 22 United States USA
9 Bogdan Ţărus 25 Romania ROU
10 Carlos Calado 24 Portugal POR
11 Petar Dachev 21 Bulgaria BUL
12 Vladimir Malyavin 27 Russia RUS
13 QR Kareem Streete-Thompson 27 Cayman Islands CAY
14 QR James Beckford 25 Jamaica JAM
15 QR Gregor Cankar 25 Slovenia SLO
16 QR Kirill Sosunov 24 Russia RUS
17 QR Younès Moudrik 22 Morocco MAR
18 QR Hussain Taher Al-Sabee 20 Saudi Arabia KSA
19 QR Yago Lamela 23 Spain ESP
20 QR Cheikh Touré 30 France FRA
21 QR Danial Jahić 21 Serbia and Montenegro SCG
22 QR Savante Stringfellow 21 United States USA
23 QR Masaki Morinaga 28 Japan JPN
24 QR Peter Häggström 24 Sweden SWE
25 QR Mel Lister 23 United States USA
26 QR Daniil Burkenya 22 Russia RUS
27 QR Tomas Bardauskas 25 Lithuania LTU
28 QR Ronald Servius 24 France FRA
29 QR Mattias Sunneborn 29 Sweden SWE
30 QR Nikolay Atanasov 25 Bulgaria BUL
31 QR El-Mehdi El-Ghazouani 24 Morocco MAR
32 QR Richard Duncan 26 Canada CAN
33 QR Hatem Mersal 25 Egypt EGY
34 QR Mark Awere 21 Ghana GHA
35 QR Arnaud Casquette 22 Mauritius MRI
36 QR Siniša Ergotić 31 Croatia CRO
37 QR Erik Nys 27 Belgium BEL
38 QR Ian Lowe 27 Canada CAN
39 QR Kostas Koukodimos 30 Greece GRE
40 QR Lao Jianfeng 25 China CHN
41 QR Téko Folligan 24 Togo TOG
42 QR Mesut Yavaş 22 Turkey TUR
43 QR Nélson Ferreira Júnior 27 Brazil BRA
44 QR Shirak Poghosyan 30 Armenia ARM
45 QR Rustam Khusnutdinov 24 Uzbekistan UZB
46 QR Wendell Williams 31 Trinidad and Tobago TTO
AC QR Liu Honglin 23 China CHN
AC QR Dimitrios Serelis 20 Greece GRE
AC QR Sanjay Kumar Rai 21 India IND
AC QR Daisuke Watanabe 25 Japan JPN
AC QR Seong Hui-Jun 26 South Korea KOR
AC QR Stephan Louw 25 Namibia NAM
AC QR Abdul Rahman Al-Nubi 20 Qatar QAT