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Athletics at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Summer Games:

Men's Long Jump

Athletics at the 2016 Summer Games: Previous Summer Games


Host City: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Venue(s): João Havelange Olympic Stadium, Engenho de Dentro, Rio de Janeiro
Date Started: August 12, 2016
Date Finished: August 13, 2016

Gold: USA Jeff Henderson
Silver: RSA Luvo Manyonga
Bronze: GBR Greg Rutherford


The Rio long jump final saw the lead change hands six times during the course of the event. Britain’s [Greg Rutherford] was the defending champion and was in the final but there was no obvious favorite. In round one he took the early lead with 8.18 but was surpassed by American [Jeff Henderson], the 2015 Pan Am Games Champion, with 8.20. He held the lead through round two until Rutherford popped 8.22 in round three. This did not hold up as American [Jarrion Lawson] jumped 8.25 near the end of the round.

In round four South African [Luvo Manyonga] recorded 8.28, a low-altitude personal best, to take the lead. In round five, he upped that to 8.37 to take a comfortable lead. With only three jumpers remaining Henderson cleared 8.38 in the final round, taking the lead by one centimetre. Rutherford had his best mark in the final round, with 8.29, but could not move up and won the bronze medal, as Henderson won gold, and Manyonga silver. Lawson struggled in the final three rounds with two fouls, and finished fourth.

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Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Jeff Henderson 27 United States USA Gold
2 Luvo Manyonga 25 South Africa RSA Silver
3 Greg Rutherford 29 Great Britain GBR Bronze
4 Jarrion Lawson 22 United States USA
5 Wang Jianan 19 China CHN
6 Emiliano Lasa 26 Uruguay URU
7 Henry Frayne 26 Australia AUS
8 Kafétien Gomis 36 France FRA
9 Ruswahl Samaai 24 South Africa RSA
10 Fabrice Lapierre 32 Australia AUS
11 Huang Changzhou 21 China CHN
12 Damar Forbes 25 Jamaica JAM
13 r1/2 Radek Juška 23 Czech Republic CZE
14 r1/2 Kim Deok-Hyeon 30 South Korea KOR
15 r1/2 Maykel Massó 17 Cuba CUB
16 r1/2 Tyrone Smith 31 Bermuda BER
17 r1/2 Chan Ming Tai 21 Hong Kong HKG
18 r1/2 Fabian Heinle 22 Germany GER
19 r1/2 Bachana Khorava 23 Georgia GEO
20 r1/2 Jean Marie Okutu 27 Spain ESP
21 r1/2 Izmir Smajlaj 23 Albania ALB
22 r1/2 Stefan Brits 24 South Africa RSA
23 r1/2 Konstantin Borichevsky 26 Belarus BLR
24 r1/2 Ankit Sharma 24 India IND
25 r1/2 Mike Hartfield 26 United States USA
26 r1/2 Michel Tornéus 30 Sweden SWE
27 r1/2 Miltiadis Tentoglou 18 Greece GRE
28 r1/2 Higor Alves 22 Brazil BRA
29 r1/2 Mohammad Arzandeh 28 Iran IRI
30 r1/2 Alyn Camara 27 Germany GER
AC r1/2 Aubrey Smith 28 Jamaica JAM
AC r1/2 Gao Xinglong 22 China CHN