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Athletics at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Summer Games:

Men's Triple Jump

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Events:

Host City: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Venue(s): João Havelange Olympic Stadium, Engenho de Dentro, Rio de Janeiro
Date Started: August 15, 2016
Date Finished: August 16, 2016

Gold: USA Christian Taylor
Silver: USA Will Claye
Bronze: CHN Dong Bin

Summary

The top jumper of the past few years was American [Christian Taylor], the 2012 London gold medalist, who was actually threatening the redoubtable world record set in 1995 by Britain’s [Jonathan Edwards]. His biggest challenger had been teammate [Will Claye], who had been runner-up in London and was again favored for a medal.

In round one Taylor jumped 17.86, Claye 17.76, and China’s [Dong Bin] 17.58, which ruined any drama for the fans, as those marks took the medals. Only Taylor bettered Claye’s mark, his PR, when he jumped 17.77 in round four. Taylor’s 17.86 was longer than the PR of any other jumper, so they knew the gold medal was likely his with that mark. After the competition ended, Taylor went into the stands and proposed to his girlfriend, American hurdler [Queen Harrison], who accepted. They later appeared on NBC television as the Olympic couple.

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Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Christian Taylor 26 United States USA Gold
2 Will Claye 25 United States USA Silver
3 Dong Bin 27 China CHN Bronze
4 Cao Shuo 24 China CHN
5 Jhon Murillo 32 Colombia COL
6 Nelson Évora 32 Portugal POR
7 Troy Doris 27 Guyana GUY
8 Lázaro Martínez 18 Cuba CUB
9 Alberto Álvarez 25 Mexico MEX
10 Benjamin Compaoré 28 France FRA
11 Xu Xiaolong 23 China CHN
12 Karol Hoffmann 27 Poland POL
13 r1/2 Harold Correa 28 France FRA
14 r1/2 Ernesto Revé 24 Cuba CUB
15 r1/2 Max Heß 20 Germany GER
16 r1/2 Chris Benard 26 United States USA
17 r1/2 Fabrizio Donato 39 Italy ITA
18 r1/2 Leevan Sands 34 Bahamas BAH
19 r1/2 Dmitry Plotnitsky 27 Belarus BLR
20 r1/2 Maksim Nesterenko 23 Belarus BLR
21 r1/2 Godfrey Khotso Mokoena 31 South Africa RSA
22 r1/2 Fabian Florant 33 Netherlands NED
23 r1/2 Tosin Oke 35 Nigeria NGR
24 r1/2 Mamadou Chérif Dia 31 Mali MLI
25 r1/2 Nazim Babayev 18 Azerbaijan AZE
26 r1/2 Rumen Dimitrov 29 Bulgaria BUL
27 r1/2 Kim Deok-Hyeon 30 South Korea KOR
28 r1/2 Jonathan Drack 27 Mauritius MRI
29 r1/2 Daigo Hasegawa 26 Japan JPN
30 r1/2 Renjith Maheshwary 30 India IND
31 r1/2 Pablo Torrijos 24 Spain ESP
32 r1/2 Olu Olamigoke 25 Nigeria NGR
33 r1/2 Clive Pullen 21 Jamaica JAM
34 r1/2 Hugues Zango 23 Burkina Faso BUR
35 r1/2 Kohei Yamashita 21 Japan JPN
36 r1/2 Levon Aghasyan 21 Armenia ARM
37 r1/2 Artyom Bondarenko 25 Belarus BLR
38 r1/2 Vladimir Letnicov 34 Moldova MDA
39 r1/2 Georgi Tsonov 23 Bulgaria BUL
AC r1/2 Yordanys Durañona 28 Dominica DMA
AC r1/2 Lasha Torgvaidze 23 Georgia GEO
AC r1/2 Marian Oprea 34 Romania ROU
AC r1/2 Roman Valiyev 32 Kazakhstan KAZ
AC r1/2 Muhammad Halim 29 United States Virgin Islands ISV
AC r1/2 Ruslan Kurbanov 23 Uzbekistan UZB
AC r1/2 Latario Collie-Minns 22 Bahamas BAH
AC r1/2 Şeref Osmanoğlu 27 Turkey TUR