Athletics at the 1992 Summer Olympics – Women's long jump

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Athletics at the
1992 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
3000 m women
5000 m men
10,000 m men women
100 m hurdles women
110 m hurdles men
400 m hurdles men women
3000 m
4×100 m relay men women
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Road events
Marathon men women
10 km walk women
20 km walk men
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Field events
Long jump men women
Triple jump men
High jump men women
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Shot put men women
Discus throw men women
Javelin throw men women
Hammer throw men
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Heptathlon women
Decathlon men
Wheelchair races

These are the official results of the women's long jump event at the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, Spain. There were a total of 35 participating athletes and one non starter.

6.75 metres to reach final or best 12.


Gold Heike Drechsler
Silver Inessa Kravets
 Unified Team
Bronze Jackie Joyner-Kersee
 United States


  • All results shown are in metres
Q automatic qualification
q qualification by rank
DNS did not start
NM no mark
OR olympic record
WR world record
AR area record
NR national record
PB personal best
SB season best


These were the standing world and Olympic records (in metres) prior to the 1992 Summer Olympics.

World Record 7.52 Soviet Union Galina Chistyakova Leningrad (URS) June 11, 1988
Olympic Record 7.40 United States Jackie Joyner-Kersee Seoul (KOR) September 29, 1988


Med 1.png  Heike Drechsler (GER) 7.14 m
Med 2.png  Inessa Kravets (EUN) 7.12 m
Med 3.png  Jackie Joyner-Kersee (USA) 7.07 m
4.  Mirela Dulgheru (ROM) 6.71 m
5.  Irina Mushailova (EUN) 6.68 m
6.  Sharon Couch (USA) 6.66 m
7.  Sheila Echols (USA) 6.62 m
8.  Susen Tiedtke (GER) 6.60 m
9.  Flora Hyacinth (ISV) 6.52 m
10.  Agata Karczmarek (POL) 6.41 m
11.  Renata Nielsen (DEN) 6.06 m
DSQ  Nijolė Medvedeva (LTU) 6.76 m (4th)


  • All athletes ( excluding top six ) promoted one place after drugs disqualification of Nijole Medvedeva
1. A  Heike Drechsler (GER) 7.08 m
2. B  Irina Mushailova (EUN) 6.86 m
3. A  Mirela Dulgheru (ROM) 6.83 m
4. B  Inessa Kravets (EUN) 6.79 m
5. B  Jackie Joyner-Kersee (USA) 6.75 m
6. B  Susen Tiedtke (GER) 6.74 m
7. A  Flora Hyacinth (ISV) 6.71 m
8. A  Sharon Couch (USA) 6.64 m
9. B  Renata Nielsen (DEN) 6.63 m
10. B  Sheila Echols (USA) 6.55 m
11. A  Agata Karczmarek (POL) 6.55 m
12. A  Ljudmila Ninova-Rudoll (AUT) 6.53 m
13. B  Ringa Ropa-Junnila (FIN) 6.52 m
14. A  Yang Juan (CHN) 6.49 m
15. B  Marieta Ilcu (ROM) 6.46 m
16. B  Liu Shuzhen (CHN) 6.44 m
17. B  Karen Botha (RSA) 6.43 m
18. B  Antonella Capriotti (ITA) '6.43 m
19. A  Helga Radtke (GER) 6.42 m
20. B  Jackie Edwards (BAH) 6.40 m
21. A  Valentina Uccheddu (ITA) 6.40 m
22. A  Tamara Malešev (IOP) 6.35 m
23. B  Olyinka Idowu (GBR) 6.29 m
24. A  Dionne Rose (JAM) 6.22 m
25. A  Li Yong-Ae (PRK) 6.17 m
26. B  Joanne Wise (GBR) 5.87 m
27. B  Natalia Toledo (PAR) 5.73 m
28. B  Sonia Agbessi (BEN) 5.63 m
29. A  Eunice Barber (SLE) 5.55 m
A  Larisa Bereznaya (EUN) NM
B  Diane Guthrie-Gresham (JAM) NM
A  Rita Ináncsi (HUN) NM
A  Fiona May (GBR) NM
B  Nicole Staines (AUS) NM
A  Muyebg Mabala (ZAI) DNS
DISQ B  Nijole Medvedeva (LTU) 6.71 m (7th)

Note: Guthrie-Gresham, Inancsi and Staines all had three fouls, while both Bereznaya and May had one foul before withdrawing from the rest of the competition due to injury.

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