Athletics at the 1972 Summer Olympics – Women's long jump

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Women's long jump
at the Games of the XX Olympiad
Venue Olympic Stadium, Munich, West Germany
Date 31 August 1972
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Heide Rosendahl  West Germany
2nd, silver medalist(s) Diana Yorgova  Bulgaria
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Eva Šuranová  Czechoslovakia
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Athletics at the
1972 Summer Olympics
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Track events
100 m   men   women
200 m men women
400 m men women
800 m men women
1500 m men women
5000 m men
10,000 m men
100 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 women
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

These are the official results of the Women's long jump event at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich. The competition was held on 31 August.

Qualifying[edit]

All jumpers reaching 6.30 m (20 ft 8 in) and the top 12 including ties advanced to the final round. All qualifiers are shown in blue. All heights are in metres.

Overall Qualifying[edit]

Overall Athlete Nationality Group Mark 1 2 3
1 Angelika Liebsch  East Germany B 6.69 6.69 -
2 Heide Rosendahl  West Germany B 6.62 6.62
3 Margrit Olfert  East Germany B 6.52 6.27 6.52
4 Meta Antenen  Switzerland B 6.41 6.41
5 Willye White  United States B 6.39 6.23 6.39
6 Viorica Viscopoleanu  Romania B 6.39 6.39
7 Eva Šuranová  Czechoslovakia A 6.38 6.38 - -
8 Ilona Bruzsenyá  Hungary B 6.37 6.28 x 6.37
9 Sheila Sherwood  Great Britain B 6.33 6.33
10 Heidi Schüller  West Germany A 6.32 6.21 6.32
11T Diana Yorgova  Bulgaria A 6.32 6.32 - -
11T Marcia Garbey  Cuba B 6.32 6.32
13 Jarmila Nygrýnová  Czechoslovakia B 6.31 6.31
14 Elena Vintilă  Romania A 6.30 6.30
15 Erica Nixon  Australia A 6.27 6.16 6.27 5.42
16 Maureen Chitty  Great Britain B 6.26 6.25 x 6.26
17 Sieglinde Ammann  Switzerland A 6.26 6.26 6.13 6.04
18 Lyubov Ilyina  Soviet Union A 6.25 x 6.25 x
19 Modupe Oshikoya  Nigeria A 6.22 x 6.22 x
20 Odette Ducas  France A 6.16 x x 6.16
21 Hiroko Yamashita  Japan A 6.14 6.13 6.06 6.14
22 Brenda Eisler  Canada A 6.10 5.61 6.08 6.10
23 Martha Watson  United States A 6.09 5.86 6.09 6.09
24 Debbie Van Kiekebelt  Canada B 6.07 5.88 5.79 6.07
25 Radojka Francoti  Yugoslavia B 6.02 6.02 5.53 x
26 Kristina Albertus  East Germany A 6.01 x 6.01 x
27 Lyn Tillett  Australia B 5.99 5.99 5.90 5.97
28 Ruth Martin-Jones  Great Britain A 5.93 x 5.93 x
29 Kim Attlesey  United States B 5.80 5.80 x 5.62
30 Lin Chun-Yu  Republic of China A 5.50 5.50 x x
31 Audrey Chikani  Zambia B 5.17 4.29 5.17 4.64
Ingrid Mickler  West Germany A NM x x x
Valeria Bufanu  Romania A NM x
Irena Szewinska  Poland B DNS

Final[edit]

At the end of three jobs the top eight received another three jumps. The remaining were eliminated from medal contention.

Overall Athlete Nationality Mark 1 2 3 4 5 6
1st, gold medalist(s) Heide Rosendahl  West Germany 6.78 6.78 6.76 6.69 6.52 6.73 6.71
2nd, silver medalist(s) Diana Yorgova  Bulgaria 6.77 6.43 6.12 6.62 6.77 6.53 x
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Eva Šuranová  Czechoslovakia 6.67 6.51 6.60 x 6.67 x 6.27
4 Marcia Garbey  Cuba 6.52 6.26 6.52 3.96 5.94 x x
5 Heidi Schüller  West Germany 6.51 6.32 6.18 6.51 x x 6.25
6 Meta Antenen  Switzerland 6.49 x 6.49 x 6.16 6.39 x
7 Viorica Viscopoleanu  Romania 6.48 6.43 6.48 6.48 6.44 6.35 6.44
8 Margrit Olfert  East Germany 6.46 6.42 x 6.34 6.46 6.30 x
9 Sheila Sherwood  Great Britain 6.41 6.41 x 6.40
10 Ilona Bruzsenyák  Hungary 6.39 6.39 x 6.36
11 Willye White  United States 6.27 6.01 6.27 x
12 Jarmila Nygrýnová  Czechoslovakia 6.24 6.19 6.24 6.02
13 Angelika Liebsch  East Germany 6.23 x 6.23 6.07
14 Elena Vintilă  Romania 6.13 6.06 6.01 6.13

Key: NM = no mark; DNS = did not start; x = fault; T = tied

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