2008 Summer Olympics / Athletics - Long Jump (Women)
|place||Beijing National Stadium|
|Attendees||42 athletes from 33 countries|
|Competition phase||August 19-22, 2008|
|gold||Maurren Higa Maggi ( BRA )|
|silver||Blessing Okagbare ( NGR )|
|bronze||Chelsea Hammond ( JAM )|
|Olympic Champion 2004||Tatiana Lebedeva ( Russia )||7.07 m||Athens 2004|
|World Champion 2007||7.03 m||Osaka 2007|
|European Champion 2006||Lyudmila Kolchanova ( Russia )||6.93 m||Gothenburg 2006|
|Pan American Champion 2007||Maurren Higa Maggi ( Brazil )||6.84 m||Rio de Janeiro 2007|
|2008 Central American and Caribbean Champion||Bianca Stuart ( Bahamas )||6.54 m||Cali 2008|
|South American Champion 2007||Maurren Higa Maggi ( Brazil )||6.91 m||São Paulo 2007|
|Asian Champion 2007||Olga Rypakowa ( Kazakhstan )||6.66 m||Amman 2007|
|African champion 2004||Janice Josephs ( South Africa )||6.64 m||Addis Ababa 2008|
|Oceania Champion 2008||Makelesi Tumalevu ( Fiji )||5.70 m||Saipan 2008|
|World record||7.52 m||Galina Tschistjakowa ( Soviet Union )||Leningrad (now Saint Petersburg ), Soviet Union (now Russia )||June 11, 1988|
|Olympic record||7.40 m||Jackie Joyner-Kersee ( USA )||Final from Seoul , South Korea||September 29, 1988|
There were three doping cases in this discipline .
- Ljudmyla Blonska , Ukraine She was one of the few cases with timely evidence of doping. Four days after her first appearance at these games, the heptathlon , she tested positive for the anabolic steroid methyltestosterone . After the B sample was also positive the next day, it was initially suspended. Another day later she was disqualified and permanently excluded from the games. A lifelong ban followed later.
- Tatiana Lebedeva , Russia. She was convicted during follow-up investigations into doping abuse. In January 2017 she was stripped of her silver medals in long and triple jump . The athletes placed after her in the final each moved up one place in the official ranking. It was no longer possible for the Russian Tatyana Kotova to retrospectively realize the final participation, which was prevented by Lebedeva's doping fraud. In addition, the Swede Carolina Klüft would have been entitled to start three more attempts in the final of the eight best jumpers.
- Chrysopigi Devetzi , Greece. Her results in the long and triple jump were also canceled following follow-up examinations in January 2017 for doping abuse. In the long jump she was eliminated in the qualification, in the triple jump she had initially won bronze.
August 19, 2008, 9:40 a.m.
The qualification was carried out in two groups. The qualification distance for the direct entry into the final was 6.75 m. Since only two athletes exceeded this distance (highlighted in light blue), the final field was filled with the next best jumpers from both groups to twelve participants (highlighted in light green). In the end, however, only eleven athletes were included in the ranking, because one of them - the Russian Tatiana Lebedewa - was convicted of doping abuse and disqualified in 2017 . In the end, 6.59 m had to be achieved to participate.
|space||Surname||nation||1st attempt||Second attempt||3. Attempt||Expanse||annotation|
|1||Maurren Higa Maggi||Brazil||6.68 m||6.79 m||-||6.79 m|
|2||Carolina Klüft||Sweden||6.70 m||x||-||6.70 m|
|3||Grace Upshaw||United States||6.47 m||6.68 m||x||6.68 m|
|4th||Oxana Udmurtova||Russia||6.48 m||x||6.63 m||6.63 m|
|5||Tabia Charles||Canada||6.33 m||6.61 m||6.49 m||6.61 m|
|6th||Funmilayo Jimoh||United States||6.42 m||6.28 m||6.61 m||6.61 m|
|7th||Chelsea Hammond||Jamaica||6.60 m||x||x||6.60 m|
|8th||Yargelis Savigne||Cuba||x||x||6.49 m||6.49 m|
|9||Denisa Ščerbová||Czech Republic||6.40 m||6.46 m||5.17 m||6.46 m|
|10||Patricia Sylvester||Grenada||6.44 m||6.42 m||6.38 m||6.44 m|
|11||Viktoria Rybalko||Ukraine||x||x||6.43 m||6.43 m|
|12||Karin Melis Mey||Turkey||x||6.42 m||x||6.42 m|
|13||Nina Kolarič||Slovenia||4.92 m||6.19 m||6.40 m||6.40 m|
|14th||Naide Gomes||Portugal||x||x||6.29 m||6.29 m|
|15th||Volha Sjarhejenka||Belarus||6.25 m||6.02 m||6.09 m||6.25 m|
|16||Pamela Mouele-Mboussi||Republic of the Congo||x||5.94 m||6.06 m||6.06 m||NO|
|17th||Rhonda Watkins||Trinidad and Tobago||x||5.88 m||x||5.88 m|
|18th||Tricia Flores||Belize||5.25 m||x||-||5.25 m|
|ogV||Jana Velďáková||Slovakia||x||x||x||without space|
|DOP||Lyudmyla Blonska||Ukraine||suspended before the final|
|Chrysopigi Devetzi||Greece||Result later canceled|
|space||Surname||nation||1st attempt||Second attempt||3. Attempt||Expanse||annotation|
|1||Brittney Reese||United States||x||6.87 m||-||6.87 m|
|2||Keila Costa||Brazil||6.65 m||6.70 m||-||6.70 m|
|3||Jade Johnson||Great Britain||6.33 m||6.15 m||6.61 m||6.61 m|
|4th||Blessing Okagbare||Nigeria||6.37 m||6.49 m||6.59 m||6.59 m|
|5||Tatiana Vladimirovna Kotova||Russia||6.37 m||6.57 m||x||6.57 m||actually qualified for the final|
|6th||Concepción Montaner||Spain||6.53 m||6.42 m||6.43 m||6.53 m|
|7th||Bronwyn Thompson||Australia||x||6.53 m||x||6.53 m|
|8th||Iryna Charnushenka-Stasiuk||Belarus||6.48 m||x||x||6.48 m|
|9||Kumiko Imura||Japan||6.44 m||6.47 m||x||6.47 m|
|10||Viorica Țigau||Romania||x||6.38 m||6.44 m||6.44 m|
|11||Ruky Abdulai||Canada||x||6.41 m||6.25 m||6.41 m|
|12||Ksenija Balta||Estonia||x||6.38 m||x||6.38 m|
|13||Jung Soon-ok||South Korea||x||x||6.33 m||6.33 m|
|14th||Olga Rypakova||Kazakhstan||x||6.30 m||6.04 m||6.30 m|
|15th||Ivana Španović||Serbia||x||x||6.30 m||6.30 m|
|16||Oleksandra Stadnyuk||Ukraine||x||6.19 m||x||6.19 m|
|17th||Marestella Torres||Philippines||4.27 m||5.94 m||6.17 m||6.17 m|
|18th||Arantxa King||Bermuda||6.01 m||x||x||6.01 m|
|ogV||Anju Bobby George||India||x||x||x||without space|
|DOP||Tatiana Lebedeva||Russia||in the final, later disqualified|
August 22, 2008, 7:20 pm
Eleven athletes had qualified for the final, two of them by qualifying distance and another nine by their placements. There were three US women, two Brazilians and one participant each from Jamaica, Canada, Great Britain, Nigeria, Russia and Sweden. Another final participant - the Russian Tatiana Lebedewa - was convicted of doping abuse and disqualified in 2017 .
The level of performance in the last few years had decreased significantly compared to the 1980s, which was certainly also due to a change in doping control practice. The reigning world and Olympic champion from 2004 Tatjana Lebedewa from Russia, who competed here as the clear favorite, was disqualified almost nine years later. There was a larger group of other athletes with a medal chance. Among them were the Russian World Cup third Tatjana Kotowa, the World Cup fourth and vice European champion Naide Gomes from Portugal, the Brazilian World Cup sixth Maurren Higa Maggi, her compatriot Keila Costa as World Cup seventh, the US World Cup eighth Brittney Reese and the World Cup fifth in 2005 and the European Championship third Oxana Udmurtowa from Russia.
Of the jumpers who had started promisingly, Kotowa and Gomes were already eliminated in the qualification, although Kotowa would have been eligible to start in the final after Lebedewa's disqualification. Lebedewa's results are not taken into account in the following process description of the finals due to their subsequent disqualification.
In the final, the decisions about the later medal distribution were all made in the first round, which of course only became clear after the competition was over. Maurren Higa Maggi managed the only regular 7-meter jump of all competition with 7.04 m. With that she had won the gold medal quite surprisingly. She then had only one valid attempt on lap five with 6.73 m. The Nigerian Blessing Okagbare reached 6.91 m with her first jump, which brought her the silver medal in the end. In the fifth round she had another long attempt with 6.83 m, which would also have been enough for second place. The bronze medalist Chelsea Hammond from Jamaica also achieved her best result of 6.79 m in the first round. Brittney Reese took fourth place, who jumped 6.76 m on lap two. The fifth-placed Oxana Udmurtowa also had her best attempt with 6.70 m in the second round. The British Jade Johnson was sixth with 6.64 m from round two.
Chelsea Hammond, who had to assume that she had not received a medal for almost nine years, was particularly affected by Lebedewa's doping fraud. Submitting the bronze medal after this long period is only a weak compensation.
Maurren Higa Maggi won the first gold medal for Brazil in the women's long jump .
Second placed Blessing Okagbare and third placed Chelsea Hammond were also the first medalists from Nigeria and Jamaica in this discipline.
|space||Surname||nation||1st attempt||Second attempt||3. Attempt||4th attempt||5th attempt||6th attempt||Bottom line||annotation|
|1||Maurren Higa Maggi||Brazil||7.04 m||x||x||x||6.73 m||x||7.04 m|
|2||Blessing Okagbare||Nigeria||6.91 m||6.62 m||6.79 m||6.70 m||6.83 m||x||6.91 m||PB|
|3||Chelsea Hammond||Jamaica||6.79 m||6.68 m||6.51 m||x||6.64 m||6.59 m||6.79 m||PB|
|4th||Brittney Reese||United States||6.65 m||6.76 m||4.23 m||x||6.46 m||6.67 m||6.76 m|
|5||Oxana Udmurtova||Russia||6.69 m||6.70 m||6.67 m||6.61 m||6.65 m||6.49 m||6.70 m|
|6th||Jade Johnson||Great Britain||6.51 m||6.64 m||6.40 m||6.59 m||6.43 m||x||6.64 m|
|7th||Grace Upshaw||United States||6.58 m||x||6.52 m||x||x||x||6.58 m|
|8th||Carolina Klüft||Sweden||x||6.49 m||6.42 m||not in the final of the
eight best jumpers
|6.49 m||actually qualified for the final of the top eight|
|9||Tabia Charles||Canada||6.16 m||6.38 m||6.47 m||6.47 m|
|10||Keila Costa||Brazil||x||x||6.43 m||6.43 m|
|11||Funmilayo Jimoh||United States||6.24 m||x||6.29 m||6.29 m|
|DOP||Tatiana Lebedeva||Russia||disqualified in January 2017|
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