Athletics at the 1948 Summer Olympics – Women's long jump

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Women's long jump
at the Games of the XIV Olympiad
Dates August 4 (qualifying and final)
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Olga Gyarmati
 Hungary
2nd, silver medalist(s) Noemí Simonetto
 Argentina
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Ann-Britt Leyman
 Sweden
1952 →
Athletics at the
1948 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 event was, for the first time, part of the track and field athletics programme at the 1948 Summer Olympics. The competition was held on August 4, 1948. The final was won by Hungarian Olga Gyarmati.

Records[edit]

Prior to the competition, the existing World record was as follows.

World record  Fanny Blankers-Koen (NED) 6.25 m Leiden, Netherlands 19 September 1943

Since it was the first time this event took place, the following new Olympic record was set during this competition:

Date Event Athlete Time Notes
4 August Final  Olga Gyarmati (HUN) 5.695 OR

Schedule[edit]

All times are British Summer Time (UTC+1)

Date Time Round
Wednesday, 4 August 1948 11:00 Qualifications
Wednesday, 4 August 1948 16:30 Finals

Results[edit]

Qualifying Round[edit]

Qual. rule: qualification standard 5.30m (Q) or at least best 12 qualified (q).

Rank Name Nationality Result Notes
1 Yvonne Chabot-Curtet  France 5.640 Q OR
2 Kathleen Russell  Jamaica 5.610 Q
3 Noemí Simonetto de Portela  Argentina 5.560 Q
4 Ann-Britt Leyman  Sweden 5.470 Q
5 Gerda van der Kade-Koudijs  Netherlands 5.440 Q
6 Vinton Beckett  Jamaica 5.435 Q
7 Olga Gyarmati  Hungary 5.430 Q
8 Nel Karelse  Netherlands 5.360 Q
9 Maria Overbreyer-Trösch  Austria 5.350 Q
10 Ilse Steinegger  Austria 5.300 Q
11 Judy Canty  Australia 5.290 q
11 Emma Reed  United States 5.290 q
13 Kaisa Parviainen  Finland 5.270
14 Silvana Pierucci  Italy 5.235
15 Phyllis Lightbourn-Jones  United States 5.230
16 Elaine Silburn  Canada 5.220
17 Henryka Słomczewska-Nowak  Poland 5.180
17 Jean Walraven  United States 5.180
19 Margaret Erskine  Great Britain 5.140
20 Lorna Lee  Great Britain 5.120
20 Gertrudes Morg  Brazil 5.120
22 June Maston  Australia 5.060
23 Joan Shepherd  Great Britain 5.005
24 Marguerite Martel  France 4.950
25 Milly Ludwig  Luxembourg 4.505
- Lillian Young  United States NM

Final standings[edit]

Rank Name Nationality Distance Notes
1st, gold medalist(s) Olga Gyarmati  Hungary 5.695 OR
2nd, silver medalist(s) Noemí Simonetto  Argentina 5.600
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Ann-Britt Leyman  Sweden 5.575
4 Gerda van der Kade-Koudijs  Netherlands 5.570
5 Nel Karelse  Netherlands 5.545
6 Kathleen Russell  Jamaica 5.495
7 Judy Canty  Australia 5.380
8 Yvonne Chabot-Curtet  France 5.350
9 Maria Oberbreyer-Trösch  Austria 5.240
10 Ilse Steinegger  Austria 5.195
11 Vinton Beckett  Jamaica 5.145
12 Emma Reed  United States 4.845

Key: OR = Olympic record

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