Olympic Stat Factoids: Day 1, Evening
(by K Ken Nakamura)
Stats from Day 1
21.36 by Hoffa is the second longest SP in Olympic qualifying round (21.39 by Harji from 2000 is the longest)
20.25 was required to qualify for the final. That is the toughest qualifying in Olympic history.
12.54 by Ennis is the fastest 100mH during Heptathlon.
Previous best during the Heptathlon was 12.62 by Eunice Barber from 2005.
The previous fastest 100mH during Olympic Heptathlon was 12.69 by JJK from 1988
48.33 by Culson is the third fastest in qualifyig round of Olympics.
48.21 by Matete from Atlanta is fastest, while the second fastest is 48.28 by Erick Kater from 1992
74.69m qualified for final of HT. That is the shortest throw to qualify since 1984 when 71.38 qualified.
8:29.13 qualified for the final of 3000mSC. That is the slowest time to qualify for the final since 1976.
W100m first round
10.83 by Jeter is the fastest time in the first round of W100m in OG
(previously 10.88 by Flo Jo in 1988 was the fastest)
In fact 10.83 ties 4th fastest in OG all time list
(only Flo Jo 10.62, Fraser 10.78 and 10.83 Dever are faster)
17.31 by Skujyte is the record SP during Heptathlon. Previous record is 17.29 by Dobrynska in 2008 OG
21.89 by Majewski is the 4th longest SP in OG. Top 3 are all from 1988OG
Majewski become third (after Perry O'Brien and Ralph Rose) to win SP twice.
Strol became the first World Youth medalist (2007 World Youth Champion) to win Olympic medal.
World champion are yet to win the Olympic (Strol, Cantwell & Hoffa, last 3 World champion all failed)
Sally Kipyego is the first World Youth champion (2001) to win OG 10000m medal
Cheruiyot became the second World Youth medalist (bronze in 1999) to win an Olympic 10000m medal.
Tirunesh Dibaba became the second (after her aunt(?) Tulu) to win OG 10000m twice.
And KEN is yet to win the W10000m in OG.
However, Kipyego and Cheruiyot won first and second medal for KEN at W10000m in OG.
2:45.68 for the last 1000m is the fastest ever final 1000m in the OG 10000m
previous fastest was 2:48.15 in 2000.
Her last lap of 62.? is not the fastest, however. In 2000 Tulu ran 60.3sec.
Tirunesh's winning margin, 5.62 is not as large as Tulu's winning margin of 5.73 from 1992
61.91 by Seema Antil is almost the longest D Throw that failed to qualify for the final
The longest non-qualifier is 61.98 from 1998