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
1st, gold medalist(s) Yvette Williams  New Zealand
2nd, silver medalist(s) Aleksandra Chudina  Soviet Union
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Shirley Cawley  Great Britain
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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 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 Tamara 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 Willy 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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