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Men's Triple Jump

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Host City: Beijing, China
Venue(s): Beijing National Stadium, Beijing
Date Started: August 18, 2008
Date Finished: August 21, 2008

Gold: POR Nelson Évora
Silver: GBR Phillips Idowu
Bronze: BAH Leevan Sands

Summary

The favorite was Portugal’s Nelson Évora, who had won the 2007 World Championships. Jumping fifth in the early rounds of the final, Évora led off with 17.31 (56-9½) but two jumpers later was surpassed by Britain’s Phillips Idowu, who bounded 17.51 (57-5½). Évora responded in round two with 17.56 (57-7½), but Idowu re-took the lead in round three with 17.62 (57-9¾), Évora fouling. Leevan Sands (BAH) moved into second place with his third effort of 17.59 (57-8½). In round four, Évora got off the gold medal winner, 17.67 (57-11¾), as Idowu and Sands could not improve their earlier marks, winning the silver and bronze medals respectively. No Americans qualified for the final, continuing the poor US performance in the jumps, in which only one American qualified for a final – pole vaulter Derek Miles.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Nelson Évora 24 Portugal POR Gold
2 Phillips Idowu 29 Great Britain GBR Silver
3 Leevan Sands 26 Bahamas BAH Bronze
4 Arnie Giralt 23 Cuba CUB
5 Marian Oprea 26 Romania ROU
6 Jadel Gregório 27 Brazil BRA
7 Larry Achike 33 Great Britain GBR
8 Viktor Kuznietsov 22 Ukraine UKR
9 Igor Spasovkhodsky 29 Russia RUS
10 Li Yanxi 25 China CHN
11 Momchil Karailiev 26 Bulgaria BUL
12 Héctor Fuentes 20 Cuba CUB
13 QR Alexis Copello 22 Cuba CUB
14 QR Dmitrij Valukevic 27 Slovakia SVK
15 QR Randy Lewis 29 Grenada GRN
16 QR Mykola Savolainen 28 Ukraine UKR
17 QR Aleksandr Petrenko 25 Russia RUS
18 QR Kim Deok-Hyeon 22 South Korea KOR
19 QR Rafeeq Curry 24 United States USA
20 QR Nathan Douglas 25 Great Britain GBR
21 QR Fabrizio Donato 31 Italy ITA
22 QR Daniil Burkenya 30 Russia RUS
23 QR Dimitrios Tsiamis 26 Greece GRE
24 QR Vladimir Letnicov 26 Moldova MDA
25 QR Kenta Bell 31 United States USA
26 QR Viktor Yastrebov 26 Ukraine UKR
27 QR Dmitry Plotnitsky 19 Belarus BLR
28 QR Jefférson Sabino 25 Brazil BRA
29 QR Colomba Fofana 31 France FRA
30 QR Roman Valiyev 24 Kazakhstan KAZ
31 QR Ibrahim Aboubaker 25 Qatar QAT
32 QR Hugo Mamba-Schlick 26 Cameroon CMR
33 QR Aarik Wilson 25 United States USA
34 QR Gu Junjie 25 China CHN
35 QR Renjith Maheshwary 22 India IND
36 QR Zhong Minwei 21 China CHN
37 QR Redžep Selman 22 Macedonia MKD
AC QR Ndiss Kaba Badji 24 Senegal SEN
AC QR Tarik Bougtaïb 27 Morocco MAR