Long jump world record progression

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The following table shows the World Record Progression in the Men's and Women's long jump, officially ratified by the IAAF.

Men[edit]

World record progression for the Long Jump (men).

The first world record in the men's long jump was recognised by the International Association of Athletics Federations in 1912. That inaugural record was the 7.61 m performance by Peter O'Connor in 1901.[1]

As of June 21, 2009, 18 world records have been ratified by the IAAF in the event.[1]

Mark Wind Athlete Venue Date
  7.61 m (24 ft 11 12 in)   Peter O'Connor (IRE)  Dublin, Ireland  5 August 1901[1]
  7.69 m (25 ft 2 34 in)   Edward Gourdin (USA)  Cambridge, United States  23 July 1921[1]
  7.76 m (25 ft 5 12 in)   Robert LeGendre (USA)  Paris, France  7 July 1924[1]
  7.89 m (25 ft 10 34 in)   DeHart Hubbard (USA)  Chicago, United States  13 June 1925[1]
  7.90 m (25 ft 11 in)   Edward Hamm (USA)  Cambridge, United States  7 July 1928[1]
  7.93 m (26 ft 0 in) 0.0   Sylvio Cator (HAI)  Paris, France  9 September 1928[1]
  7.98 m (26 ft 2 in) 0.5   Chuhei Nambu (JPN)  Tokyo, Japan  27 October 1931[1]
  8.13 m (26 ft 8 in) 1.5   Jesse Owens (USA)  Ann Arbor, United States  25 May 1935[1]
  8.21 m (26 ft 11 14 in) 0.0   Ralph Boston (USA)  Walnut, United States  12 August 1960[1]
  8.24 m (27 ft 12 in) 1.8   Ralph Boston (USA)  Modesto, United States  27 May 1961[1]
  8.28 m (27 ft 2 in) 1.2   Ralph Boston (USA)  Moscow, Soviet Union  16 July 1961[1]
  8.31 m (27 ft 3 14 in) -0.1   Igor Ter-Ovanesyan (URS)  Yerevan, Soviet Union  10 June 1962[1]
  8.31 m (27 ft 3 14 in) 0.0   Ralph Boston (USA)  Kingston, Jamaica  15 August 1964[1]
  8.34 m (27 ft 4 14 in) 1.0   Ralph Boston (USA)  Los Angeles, United States  12 September 1964[1]
  8.35 m (27 ft 4 34 in) 0.0   Ralph Boston (USA)  Modesto, United States  29 May 1965[1]
  8.35 m (27 ft 4 34 in) A 0.0   Igor Ter-Ovanesyan (URS)  Mexico City, Mexico  19 October 1967[1]
  8.90 m (29 ft 2 12 in) A 2.0   Bob Beamon (USA)  Mexico City, Mexico  18 October 1968[1]
  8.95 m (29 ft 4 14 in) 0.3   Mike Powell (USA)  Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan  30 August 1991[1]

Women[edit]

The first world record in the women's long jump was recognised by the Fédération Sportive Féminine Internationale (FSFI) in 1922. The FSFI was absorbed by the International Association of Athletics Federations in 1936.

As of June 21, 2009, the IAAF (and the FSFI before it) have ratified 36 world records in the event.[2]

Mark Wind Athlete Venue Date
  5.16 m (16 ft 11 18 in)   Marie Mejzlikova II (TCH)  Prague, Czechoslovakia  6 August 1922[2]
  5.30 m (17 ft 4 1116 in)   Marie Mejzlikova II (TCH)  Prague, Czechoslovakia  23 September 1923[2]
  5.485 m (17 ft 11 1516 in)   Muriel Gunn (GBR)  London, United Kingdom  2 August 1926[2]
  5.50 m (18 ft 012 in)   Kinue Hitomi (JPN)  Gothenburg, Sweden  28 August 1926[2]
  5.57 m (18 ft 314 in)   Muriel Gunn (GBR)  London, United Kingdom  1 August 1927[2]
  5.98 m (19 ft 714 in)   Kinue Hitomi (JPN)  Osaka, Japan  20 May 1928[2]
  6.12 m (20 ft 034 in)   Christel Schultz (GER)  Berlin, Nazi Germany  30 July 1939[2]
  6.25 m (20 ft 6 in)   Fanny Blankers-Koen (NED)  Leiden, Netherlands  19 September 1943[2]
  6.28 m (20 ft 7 in) 0.2   Yvette Williams (NZL)  Gisborne, New Zealand  20 February 1954[2]
  6.28 m (20 ft 7 in) 1.3   Galina Vinogradova (URS)  Moscow, Soviet Union  11 September 1955[2]
  6.31 m (20 ft 814 in) 0.5   Galina Vinogradova (URS)  Tbilisi, Soviet Union  18 November 1955[2]
  6.35 m (20 ft 10 in) 1.0   Elżbieta Krzesińska (POL)  Budapest, Hungary  20 August 1956[2]
  6.35 m (20 ft 10 in)   Elżbieta Krzesińska (POL)  Melbourne, Australia  27 November 1956[2]
  6.40 m (20 ft 1134 in) 0.0   Hildrun Claus (GDR)  Erfurt, East Germany  7 August 1960[2]
  6.42 m (21 ft 034 in) 1.4   Hildrun Claus (GDR)  East Berlin, East Germany  23 June 1961[2]
  6.48 m (21 ft 3 in) -1.5   Tatyana Shchelkanova (URS)  Moscow, Soviet Union  16 July 1961[2]
  6.53 m (21 ft 5 in) 1.5   Tatyana Shchelkanova (URS)  Leipzig, East Germany  10 June 1962[2]
  6.70 m (21 ft 1134 in)   Tatyana Shchelkanova (URS)  Moscow, Soviet Union  4 July 1964[2]
  6.76 m (22 ft 2 in) -1.6   Mary Rand (GBR)  Tokyo, Japan  14 October 1964[2]
  6.82 m (22 ft 412 in) A 0.0   Viorica Viscopoleanu (ROU)  Mexico City, Mexico  14 October 1968[2]
  6.84 m (22 ft 514 in) 0.0   Heide Rosendahl (FRG)  Torino, Italy  3 September 1970[2]
  6.92 m (22 ft 814 in) 1.6   Angela Voigt (GDR)  Dresden, East Germany  9 May 1976[2]
  6.99 m (22 ft 11 in) 2.0   Siegrun Siegl (GDR)  Dresden, East Germany  19 May 1976[2]
  7.07 m (23 ft 214 in) 1.9   Vilma Bardauskiené (URS)  Kishinyov, Soviet Union  18 August 1978[2]
  7.09 m (23 ft 3 in) 0.0   Vilma Bardauskiené (URS)  Prague, Czechoslovakia  29 August 1978[2]
  7.15 m (23 ft 514 in) 0.3   Anişoara Cuşmir (ROU)  Bucharest, Romania  1 August 1982[2]
  7.20 m (23 ft 714 in) -0.3   Valy Ionescu (ROU)  Bucharest, Romania  1 August 1982[2]
  7.21 m (23 ft 734 in) 0.6   Anişoara Cuşmir (ROU)  Bucharest, Romania  15 May 1983[2]
  7.27 m (23 ft 10 in) 0.6   Anişoara Cuşmir (ROU)  Bucharest, Romania  4 June 1983[2]
  7.43 m (24 ft 412 in) 1.4   Anişoara Cuşmir (ROU)  Bucharest, Romania  4 June 1983[2]
  7.44 m (24 ft 434 in) 2.0   Heike Drechsler (GDR)  East Berlin, East Germany  22 September 1985[2]
  7.45 m (24 ft 514 in) 0.9   Heike Drechsler (GDR)  Tallinn, Soviet Union  21 June 1986[2]
  7.45 m (24 ft 514 in) 1.1   Heike Drechsler (GDR)  Dresden, East Germany  3 July 1986[2]
  7.45 m (24 ft 514 in) 0.6   Jackie Joyner-Kersee (USA)  Indianapolis, United States  13 August 1987[2]
  7.45 m (24 ft 514 in) 1.0   Galina Chistyakova (URS)  Leningrad, Soviet Union  11 June 1988[2]
  7.52 m (24 ft 8 in) 1.4   Galina Chistyakova (URS)  Leningrad, Soviet Union  11 June 1988[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t "12th IAAF World Championships In Athletics: IAAF Statistics Handbook. Berlin 2009." (pdf). Monte Carlo: IAAF Media & Public Relations Department. 2009. pp. Pages 546, 556. Archived from the original on November 23, 2012. Retrieved August 5, 2009. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag ah ai aj ak "12th IAAF World Championships In Athletics: IAAF Statistics Handbook. Berlin 2009." (pdf). Monte Carlo: IAAF Media & Public Relations Department. 2009. pp. Pages 546, 646. Archived from the original on November 23, 2012. Retrieved August 5, 2009.