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Athletics at the 2008 Beijing Summer Games:

Women's Triple Jump

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Host City: Beijing, China
Venue(s): Beijing National Stadium, Beijing
Date Started: August 15, 2008
Date Finished: August 17, 2008

Gold: CMR Françoise Mbango
Silver: RUS Tatyana Lebedeva
Bronze: GRE Pigi Devetzi

Summary

The defending champion was Cameroon’s Françoise Mbango but she had hardly been seen since Athina. In 2006 and 2007 she spent the time raising her newborn, and did not compete. She resumed training earlier in 2008 and competed in seven warm-up meets prior to Beijing. No problem. In the opening round of the final, she bounded 15.19 (49-6¼) to take the lead. Surpassed in round two by Piyi Devetzi of Greece (15.23 49-11¾]), she answered later in the round with 15.39 (50-6), which would prove to be the winning mark. In the third round, Russian [Tatyana Lebedeva jumped 15.32 (50-3¼) and that held up for the silver medal. Lebedeva would return five days later to add a silver in the long jump. The 2007 World Champion and 2008 World Indoor Champion, Yargelis Savigne, placed fifth.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Françoise Mbango 32 Cameroon CMR Gold
2 Tatyana Lebedeva 32 Russia RUS Silver
3 Pigi Devetzi 32 Greece GRE Bronze
4 Olga Rypakova 23 Kazakhstan KAZ
5 Yargelis Savigne 23 Cuba CUB
6 Marija Martinović-Šestak 29 Slovenia SLO
7 Viktoriya Gurova 26 Russia RUS
8 Anna Pyatykh 27 Russia RUS
9 Olha Saladukha 25 Ukraine UKR
10 Kaire Leibak 20 Estonia EST
11 Trecia Smith 32 Jamaica JAM
12 Xie Limei 22 China CHN
13 QR Biljana Mitrović-Topić 30 Serbia SRB
14 QR Teresa Nzola Meso 24 France FRA
15 QR Mabel Gay 25 Cuba CUB
16 QR Carlota Castrejana 35 Spain ESP
17 QR Svitlana Mamieieva 26 Ukraine UKR
18 QR Magdelín Martínez 32 Italy ITA
19 QR Adelina Gavrilă 29 Romania ROU
20 QR Carolina Klüft 25 Sweden SWE
21 QR Yarianna Martínez 23 Cuba CUB
22 QR Baya Rahouli 29 Algeria ALG
23 QR Gisele Oliveira 28 Brazil BRA
24 QR Liliya Kulyk 21 Ukraine UKR
25 QR Gita Dodova 26 Bulgaria BUL
26 QR Erica McLain 22 United States USA
27 QR Yelena Parfyonova 34 Kazakhstan KAZ
28 QR Shani Marks 27 United States USA
29 QR Anastasiya Zhuravlyova 26 Uzbekistan UZB
30 QR Chinonye Ohadugha 22 Nigeria NGR
31 QR Kseniya Priyemko-Detsuk 22 Belarus BLR
32 QR Irina Litvinenko-Ektova 21 Kazakhstan KAZ
AC QR Athanasia Perra 25 Greece GRE
AC QR Yamilé Aldama 35 Sudan SUD
AC QR Martina Šestáková 29 Czech Republic CZE
AC QR Dana Velďáková 27 Slovakia SVK