Athletics at the 1968 Summer Olympics – Women's long jump

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Women's long jump
at the Games of the XIX Olympiad
Venue Estadio Olímpico Universitario
Date October 13–14
Competitors 27 from 19 nations
Winning distance 6.82 WR
Medalists
Gold medal    Romania
Silver medal    Great Britain
Bronze medal    Soviet Union
«1964 1972»
Athletics at the
1968 Summer Olympics
Athletics pictogram.svg
Track events
100 m   men   women
200 m men women
400 m men women
800 m men women
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
20 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
Pentathlon women
Decathlon men

The Women's long jump competition at the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City, Mexico took place on October 13–14.

Competition format[edit]

The competition consisted of two rounds, qualification and final. In qualification, each athlete jumped three times. At least the top twelve athletes (including ties) moved on to the final; if more than twelve reached the qualifying distance, all who did so advanced. Distances were reset for the final round. Finalists jumped three times, after which the eight best jumped three more times (with the best distance of the six jumps counted).

Records[edit]

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

World record  Mary Rand (GBR) 6.76 m Tokyo, Japan October 14, 1964
Olympic record

Results[edit]

Qualifying round[edit]

Qual. rule: qualification standard 6.35m (Q) or at least best 12 qualified (q). Ties between jumpers were broken by comparing their second best marks.

Rank Group Name Nationality #1 #2 #3 Result Notes
1 A Rosendahl, HeideHeide Rosendahl West Germany X 6.54 6.54 Q
2 B Berthelsen, BeritBerit Berthelsen Norway 6.32 6.48 6.48 Q
3 B Viscopoleanu, VioricaViorica Viscopoleanu Romania 6.48 6.48 Q
4 A Odogwu, VioletViolet Odogwu Nigeria 6.45 6.09 6.45 Q
5 B Sarna, MirosławaMirosława Sarna Poland 6.32 6.44 6.44 Q
6 B White, WillyeWillye White United States 6.17 6.42 6.42 Q
7 A Sherwood, SheilaSheila Sherwood Great Britain 6.42 6.42 Q
8 B Becker, IngridIngrid Becker West Germany 6.25 6.40 6.40 Q
9 A Löhnert, BärbelBärbel Löhnert East Germany 6.35 6.35 Q
10 A Talysheva, TatyanaTatyana Talysheva Soviet Union 6.34 6.30 6.28 6.34 q
11 A Barton, MaureenMaureen Barton Great Britain 6.27 X 6.34 6.34 q
12 A Rae Watson, MarthaMartha Rae Watson United States 6.30 6.18 5.99 6.30 q
13 B Wieczorek, BurghildBurghild Wieczorek East Germany 6.28 6.30 6.15 6.30 q
14 B Wilson, AnnAnn Wilson Great Britain 6.10 5.85 6.30 6.30 q
15 B Bornholdt, ManonManon Bornholdt West Germany 6.27 6.09 X 6.27
16 A Szewińska, IrenaIrena Szewińska Poland X 6.19 X 6.19
17 B Garbey, MarciaMarcia Garbey Cuba 5.55 6.14 X 6.14
18 A Kispál, EtelkaEtelka Kispál Hungary 5.98 5.93 X 5.98
19 B Ringa, HelēnaHelēna Ringa Soviet Union X 5.84 X 5.84
20 A Román, MercedesMercedes Román Mexico 5.75 X 5.72 5.75
21 A Cederström, GunillaGunilla Cederström Sweden X 5.57 5.72 5.72
22 A Anum, AliceAlice Anum Ghana 5.57 5.43 5.61 5.61
23 B Lin Chun-Yu Republic of China 5.23 X 5.59 5.59
24 A Robotham, JeanJean Robotham Costa Rica 4.75 4.55 4.40 4.75
N/A A Ammann, SieglindeSieglinde Ammann Switzerland X X X NM
N/A B Sosa, CeciliaCecilia Sosa El Salvador X X X NM
N/A B Hendry, JoanJoan Hendry Canada X X X NM

Final[edit]

Rank Name Nationality #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 Result Notes
1 Viscopoleanu, VioricaViorica Viscopoleanu Romania 6.82 X 6.64 6.54 6.52 6.57 6.82 WR
2 Sherwood, SheilaSheila Sherwood Great Britain 6.60 X 6.50 6.59 6.68 6.61 6.68
3 Talysheva, TatyanaTatyana Talysheva Soviet Union 6.55 6.66 5.38 6.38 4.49 X 6.66
4 Wieczorek, BurghildBurghild Wieczorek East Germany X 6.48 6.45 6.33 6.42 6.25 6.48
5 Sarna, MirosławaMirosława Sarna Poland 6.47 X 4.98 6.44 6.31 6.45 6.47
6 Becker, IngridIngrid Becker West Germany X 6.32 X 6.43 X 6.27 6.43
7 Berthelsen, BeritBerit Berthelsen Norway 6.38 6.40 6.27 6.22 X 6.32 6.40
8 Rosendahl, HeideHeide Rosendahl West Germany X X 6.24 6.05 6.37 6.40 6.40
9 Odogwu, VioletViolet Odogwu Nigeria 6.23 5.89 6.15 N/A 6.23
10 Rae Watson, MarthaMartha Rae Watson United States 6.20 X 6.06 N/A 6.20
11 White, WillyeWillye White United States 6.01 5.44 6.08 N/A 6.08
12 Barton, MaureenMaureen Barton Great Britain 5.93 X 5.95 N/A 5.95
13 Wilson, AnnAnn Wilson Great Britain X 5.90 5.59 N/A 5.90
14 Löhnert, BärbelBärbel Löhnert East Germany X X 4.49 N/A 4.49

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