Athletics at the 1952 Summer Olympics – Men's long jump

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Men's long jump
at the Games of the XV Olympiad
Date July 21
Competitors 27 from 19 nations
Medalists
Gold medal    United States
Silver medal    United States
Bronze medal    Hungary
«1948 1956»
Athletics at the
1952 Summer Olympics
Athletics pictogram.svg
Track events
100 m   men   women
200 m men women
400 m men
800 m men
1500 m men
5000 m men
10,000 m men
80 m hurdles women
110 m hurdles men
400 m hurdles men
3000 m
steeplechase
men
4×100 m relay men women
4×400 m relay men
Road events
Marathon men
10 km walk men
50 km walk men
Field events
Long jump men women
Triple jump men
High jump men women
Pole vault men
Shot put men women
Discus throw men women
Javelin throw men women
Hammer throw men
Combined events
Decathlon men

The Men's long jump at the 1952 Olympic Games took place on July 21 at the Helsinki Olympic Stadium. American athlete Jerome Biffle won the gold medal.

Records[edit]

Prior to this competition, the existing world and Olympic records were as follows.

World record United States Jesse Owens (USA) 8.13 m Ann Arbor, United States 25 May 1935
Olympic record  Jesse Owens (USA) 8.06 m Berlin, Germany 4 August 1936

No new world or Olympic records were set for this event.

Results[edit]

Qualifying round[edit]

Qualifying Performance 7.20 (Q) or at least 13 best performers (q) advance to the Final.

Rank Group Name Nationality Mark Remarks
1 A Meredith Gourdine United States 7.41 Q
2 A Jerome Biffle United States 7.40 Q
3 B Neville Price South Africa 7.36 Q
4 A George Brown United States 7.32 Q
5 A Ödön Földessy Hungary 7.25 Q
6 A Ary de Sá Brazil 7.24 Q
7 B Henk Visser Netherlands 7.21 Q
8 B Masaji Tajima Japan 7.13 q
9 B Karl-Erik Israelsson Sweden 7.10 q
10 A Paul Faucher France 7.10 q
11 B Pentti Snellman Finland 7.09 q
=12 A Leonid Grigoryev Soviet Union 7.09 q
=12 B Jorma Valtonen Finland 7.09 q
14 B Carlos Vera Chile 7.07
15 B Felix Würth Austria 6.99
16 B Sylvanus Williams Nigeria 6.98
17 B Jorma Valkama Finland 6.97
18 B Karim Olowu Nigeria 6.96
19 A Toni Breder Saar 6.88
20 A Brígido Iriarte Venezuela 6.82
21 A Henryk Grabowski Poland 6.77
22 A Nikolay Anryushchenko Soviet Union 6.74
23 B Geraldo de Oliveira Brazil 6.71
24 B Pat Leane Australia 6.40
25 B Kamtorn Snidvongs Thailand 5.31
A Avni Akgün Turkey NM
B Baldadash Madatov Russia NM

Final[edit]

Rank Athlete Nationality 1 2 3 4 5 6 Result Notes
1st Jerome Biffle United States 7.21 x 7.57 x x x 7.57
2nd Meredith Gourdine United States 7.38 6.58 7.53 7.49 7.36 7.51 7.53
3rd Ödön Földessy Hungary 7.04 7.23 x 7.17 7.30 7.12 7.30
4 Ary de Sá Brazil 7.15 6.77 7.06 7.22 7.20 7.23 7.23
5 Jorma Valtonen Finland x 7.06 7.16 x x 6.97 7.16
6 Leonid Grigoryev Soviet Union x 7.14 6.92 5.55 x 6.67 7.14
7 Karl-Erik Israelsson Sweden x x 7.10 7.10
8 Paul Faucher France x 6.96 7.02 7.02
9 Pentty Snellman Finland x 6.88 7.02 7.02
10 Masaji Tajima Japan x 7.00 x 7.00
11 Neville Price Great Britain 6.40 x x 6.40
George Brown United States x x x NM
Henk Visser Netherlands x x x NM

NM — No Mark

References[edit]