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
1st, gold medalist(s) Viorica Viscopoleanu  Romania
2nd, silver medalist(s) Sheila Sherwood  Great Britain
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Tatyana Talysheva  Soviet Union
← 1964
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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 Watson, MarthaMartha 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
1st, gold medalist(s) Viscopoleanu, VioricaViorica Viscopoleanu  Romania 6.82 X 6.64 6.54 6.52 6.57 6.82 WR
2nd, silver medalist(s) Sherwood, SheilaSheila Sherwood  Great Britain 6.60 X 6.50 6.59 6.68 6.61 6.68
3rd, bronze medalist(s) 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 Watson, MarthaMartha 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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