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
1st, gold medalist(s) Jerome Biffle  United States
2nd, silver medalist(s) Meredith Gourdine  United States
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Ödön Földessy  Hungary
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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 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 (United States) 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  Soviet Union NM

Final[edit]

Rank Athlete Nationality 1 2 3 4 5 6 Result Notes
1st, gold medalist(s) Jerome Biffle  United States 7.21 x 7.57 x x x 7.57
2nd, silver medalist(s) Meredith Gourdine  United States 7.38 6.58 7.53 7.49 7.36 7.51 7.53
3rd, bronze medalist(s) 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 Pentti Snellman  Finland x 6.88 7.02 7.02
10 Masaji Tajima  Japan x 7.00 x 7.00
11 Neville Price  South Africa 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]