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Men's Triple Jump

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Host City: Athina, Greece
Venue(s): Olympic Stadium, Athens Olympic Sports Complex Spiros Loues, Maroussi
Date Started: August 20, 2004
Date Finished: August 22, 2004

Gold: SWE Christian Olsson
Silver: ROU Marian Oprea
Bronze: RUS Daniil Burkenya

Summary

Favored was Sweden's Christian Olsson, the 2002 European Champion and 2003 World Champion. He led the qualifying with 17.68 (58-0¼), which would have won the gold medal had he done it in the final. In the final, his first round jump was a slight improvement, 17.69 (58-0½), and was good enough for gold. He improved to 17.79 (58-4½) in round two for his best mark of the event. Behind him Romania's Marian Oprea jumped 17.55 (57-7) in round one to secure the silver medal. Daniil Burkenya was in seventh place after three rounds but he moved to fourth in round four with 17.45 (57-3), and then jumped 17.48 (57-4¼) in round five to get the bronze medal.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Christian Olsson 24 Sweden SWE Gold
2 Marian Oprea 22 Romania ROU Silver
3 Daniil Burkenya 26 Russia RUS Bronze
4 Yoandri Betanzos 22 Cuba CUB
5 Jadel Gregório 23 Brazil BRA
6 Khristos Meletoglou 32 Greece GRE
7 Viktor Gushchinsky 25 Russia RUS
8 Yoelbi Quesada 31 Cuba CUB
9 Kenta Bell 27 United States USA
10 Julien Kapek 25 France FRA
11 Walter Davis 25 United States USA
AC r2/2 Phillips Idowu 25 Great Britain GBR
13 QR Nathan Douglas 21 Great Britain GBR
14 QR Andrew Murphy 34 Australia AUS
15 QR Li Yanxi 21 China CHN
16 QR Ibrahim Aboubaker 21 Qatar QAT
17 QR Arnie Giralt 19 Cuba CUB
18 QR Mel Lister 26 United States USA
19 QR Andrew Owusu 32 Ghana GHA
20 QR Mykola Savolainen 24 Ukraine UKR
21 QR Fabrizio Donato 27 Italy ITA
22 QR Momchil Karailiev 22 Bulgaria BUL
23 QR Viktor Yastrebov 22 Ukraine UKR
24 QR Ivaylo Rusenov 24 Bulgaria BUL
25 QR Mohammad Hazouri 21 Syria SYR
26 QR Péter Tölgyesi 23 Hungary HUN
27 QR Leevan Sands 22 Bahamas BAH
28 QR Randy Lewis 25 Grenada GRN
29 QR Godfrey Khotso Mokoena 19 South Africa RSA
30 QR Dmitrij Valukevic 23 Belarus BLR
31 QR Andreas Pohle 23 Germany GER
32 QR Vladimir Letnicov 22 Moldova MDA
33 QR Lauri Leis 25 Estonia EST
34 QR Aleksandr Glavatsky 34 Belarus BLR
35 QR Salem Al-Ahmadi 34 Saudi Arabia KSA
36 QR LeJuan Simon 23 Trinidad and Tobago TTO
37 QR Boštjan Šimunič 29 Slovenia SLO
38 QR Takanori Sugibayashi 28 Japan JPN
39 QR Park Hyeong-Jin 21 South Korea KOR
40 QR Nelson Évora 20 Portugal POR
41 QR Oliver Sanou 29 Burkina Faso BUR
42 QR Karl Taillepierre 27 France FRA
43 QR Armen Martirosyan 35 Armenia ARM
AC QR Charles Friedek 32 Germany GER
AC QR Roman Valiyev 20 Kazakhstan KAZ
AC QR Vitaly Moskalenko 30 Russia RUS
AC QR Berk Tuna 28 Turkey TUR