Wang JIANAN

Wang JIANAN - China - Long jump bronze medal at 2015 World Championships.

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Date: 25 August 2015

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    • DATE OF BIRTH
      Tuesday, 27 August 1996
    • PLACE OF BIRTH
      China.
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  • China
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Wang JIANAN - China - Long jump bronze medal at 2015 World Championships.

A decathlete in 2012 Wang Jianan realised he was an exceptional long jumper and

decided just to specialise in that event. In 2014 he won the World Junior Championship

in Oregon (8.08m) and in 2015 was one of China's long jumpers at the World

Championships in the Chinese capital, Beijing.   He lead the home trio of jumpers, 

all of whom cleared 8 metres, Wang winning the bronze medal with his second jump.


2015 World Athletics Championships. Beijing.

Final men's long jump.


1.
 Greg  RUTHERFORD  GBR  8.41 SB
2.
 Fabrice  LAPIERRE  AUS  8.24 SB
3.  Wang  JIANAN  CHN  8.18
4.  Gao  XINGLONG  CHN  8.14 SB
5.  Li  JINZE  CHN  8.10
6.  Aleksandr   MENKOV  RUS  8.10
7.  Kafétien   GOMIS  FRA  8.02
8.  Sergey   POLYANSKIY  RUS  7.97

 

The following year in Brazil Wang jumped almost the same distance but had to

settle for 5th place at the Rio Olympic Games.

 

2016 Rio Olympic Games.

Men's long jump final result.


 1.    Jeff Henderson   United States     8.38
 SB
 2.    Luvo Manyonga   South Africa    8.37  PB
 3.    Greg Rutherford   Great Britain
   8.29
 
 4.    Jarrion Lawson    United States    8.25
 
 5.    Wang Jianan    China
   8.17
 
 6.    Emiliano Lasa    Uruguay
   8.10
 
 7.    Henry Frayne   
   Australia
   8.06
 
 8.    Kafétien Gomis 
   France
   8.05