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

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Women's long jump
at the Games of the XV Olympiad
Date July 23
Competitors 34 from 22 nations
Medalists
Gold medal    New Zealand
Silver medal    Soviet Union
Bronze medal    Great Britain
«1948 1956»
Athletics at the
1952 Summer Olympics
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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 Women's long jump at the 1952 Olympic Games took place on July 23 at the Helsinki Olympic Stadium. Yvette Williams from New Zealand won the gold medal and set a new Olympic record.

Records[edit]

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

World record Netherlands Fanny Blankers-Koen (NED) 6.25 m Leiden, Netherlands 19 September 1943
Olympic record  Olga Gyarmati (HUN) 5.69 m London, United Kingdom 4 August 1948

The following new Olympic records was set during this competition.

Date Event Athlete Time OR WR
23 July Final  Yvette Williams (NZL) 6.24 m OR

Results[edit]

Qualifying round[edit]

Qualifying Performance 5.30 advance to the Final.

Rank Group Name Nationality Mark
1 B Yvette Williams New Zealand 6.16 OR
2 B Mabel Landry United States 5.88
3 A Aleksandra Chudina Soviet Union 5.77
4 B Nina Tyurkina Soviet Union 5.77
5 A Shirley Cawley Great Britain 5.73
6 B Wilhelmina Lust Netherlands 5.63
7 B Elfriede von Nitzsch Germany 5.62
7 B Maire Österdahl Finland 5.62
9 B Irmgard Schmelzer Germany 5.61
10 A Verna Johnston Australia 5.58
11 A Thelma Jones Bermuda 5.55
12 A Gladys Erbetta Argentina 5.51
13 B Valentina Lituyeva Soviet Union 5.51
14 A Olga Gyarmati Hungary 5.50
15 B Adriana Millard Chile 5.49
16 B Greta Magnusson Sweden 5.45
17 B Constance Willoughby Great Britain 5.44
18 A Elżbieta Krzesińska Poland 5.43
19 A Leni Hofknecht Germany 5.41
20 A Yvonne Chabot-Curtet France 5.36
21 B Wanda dos Santos Brazil 5.35
22 B Dawn Josephs Canada 5.34
22 B Ayako Yoshikawa Japan 5.34
24 A Helena de Menezes Brazil 5.33
25 A Ursel Finger Saar 5.27
26 A Suzanne Glotin France 5.26
27 A Lilián Buglia Argentina 5.25
28 A Éliane Dudal France 5.21
29 B Tamar Metal Israel 5.16
30 A Gretel Bolliger Switzerland 5.14
31 B Kathleen Russell Jamaica 5.10
32 A Maria Piątkowska Poland 5.09
33 A Phyllis Lightbourn-Jones Bermuda 4.92
B Rosella Thorne Canada

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Final[edit]

Rank Athlete Nationality 1 2 3 4 5 6 Result
1 Yvette Williams New Zealand x x 5.90 6.24 6.11 5.99 6.24 OR
2 Aleksandra Chudina Soviet Union 5.99 6.14 5.74 5.90 5.95 6.07 6.14
3 Shirley Cawley Great Britain 5.92 x 5.53 5.46 5.78 5.82 5.92
4 Irmgard Schmelzer Germany 5.89 5.76 5.90 x 5.84 x 5.90
5 Wilhelmina Lust Netherlands 5.68 5.65 5.79 x 5.81 x 5.81
6 Nina Tyurkina Soviet Union 5.61 5.81 5.76 5.52 x x 5.81
7 Mabel Landry United States x x 5.75 5.75
8 Verna Johnston Australia 5.51 5.60 5.74 5.74
9 Maire Österdahl Finland 5.62 5.73 5.70 5.73
10 Olga Gyarmati Hungary 5.48 5.67 5.60 5.67
11 Valentina Lituyeva Soviet Union 5.50 5.63 5.65 5.65
12 Elżbieta Krzesińska Poland 5.65 5.40 5.55 5.65
13 Adriana Millard Chile 5.58 5.56 5.59 5.59
14 Elfriede von Nitzsch Germany x 5.57 x 5.57
15 Leni Hofknecht Germany 5.45 5.54 5.55 5.55
16 Ayako Yoshikawa Japan 5.54 x 5.38 5.54
17 Dawn Josephs Canada 5.17 5.47 5.44 5.47
18 Gladys Erbetta Argentina 5.39 5.40 5.47 5.47
19 Constance Willoughby Great Britain 5.39 5.44 5.13 5.44
20 Greta Magnusson Sweden 5.37 5.43 5.40 5.43
21 Wanda dos Santos Brazil 5.36 5.30 5.21 5.36
22 Thelma Jones Bermuda 5.33 5.27 5.31 5.33
23 Yvonne Chabot-Curtet France 5.28 4.94 5.09 5.28
24 Helena de Menezes Brazil x 4.98 4.66 4.98

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