Long jump

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Long jump
2007 Military World Games long jump.jpg
Long jumper at the 2007 Military World Games
Men's records
World Mike Powell 8.95 m (29 ft 4​14 in) (1991)
Olympic Bob Beamon 8.90 m (29 ft 2​14 in) (1968)
Women's records
World Galina Chistyakova 7.52 m (24 ft 8 in) (1988)
Olympic Jackie Joyner 7.40 m (24 ft 3​14 in) (1988)
Women's Long Jump Final – 28th Summer Universiade 2015

The long jump (historically called the broad jump in the USA) is a track and field event in which athletes combine speed, strength and agility in an attempt to leap as far as possible from a take off point. Along with the triple jump, the two events that measure jumping for distance as a group are referred to as the "horizontal jumps". This event has a history in the Ancient Olympic Games and has been a modern Olympic event for men since the first Olympics in 1896 and for women since 1948.

Rules[edit]

An indicator of wind direction and a device for measuring wind speed (here +2.6 m/s) along a run-up track.

At the elite level, competitors run down a runway (usually coated with the same rubberized surface as running tracks, crumb rubber also vulcanized rubber—known generally as an all-weather track) and jump as far as they can from a wooden board 20 cm or 8 inches wide that is built flush with the runway into a pit filled with finely ground gravel or sand. If the competitor starts the leap with any part of the foot past the foul line, the jump is declared a foul and no distance is recorded. A layer of plasticine is placed immediately after the board to detect this occurrence. An official (similar to a referee) will also watch the jump and make the determination. The competitor can initiate the jump from any point behind the foul line; however, the distance measured will always be perpendicular to the foul line to the nearest break in the sand caused by any part of the body or uniform. Therefore, it is in the best interest of the competitor to get as close to the foul line as possible. Competitors are allowed to place two marks along the side of the runway in order to assist them to jump accurately. At a lesser meet and facilities, the plasticine will likely not exist, the runway might be a different surface or jumpers may initiate their jump from a painted or taped mark on the runway. At a smaller meet, the number of attempts might also be limited to four or three.

Each competitor has a set number of attempts. That would normally be three trials, with three additional jumps being awarded to the best 8 or 9 (depending on the number of lanes on the track at that facility, so the event is equatable to track events) competitors. All legal marks will be recorded but only the longest legal jump counts towards the results. The competitor with the longest legal jump (from either the trial or final rounds) at the end of competition is declared the winner. In the event of an exact tie, then comparing the next best jumps of the tied competitors will be used to determine place. In a large, multi-day elite competition (like the Olympics or World Championships), a set number of competitors will advance to the final round, determined in advance by the meet management. A set of 3 trial round jumps will be held in order to select those finalists. It is standard practice to allow at a minimum, one more competitor than the number of scoring positions to return to the final round, though 12 plus ties and automatic qualifying distances are also potential factors. (For specific rules and regulations in United States Track & Field see Rule 185).[1]

For record purposes, the maximum accepted wind assistance is two metres per second (m/s) (4.5 mph).

History[edit]

Halteres used in athletic games in ancient Greece.
Standing long jump, detail of a page from the Luzerner Chronik of 1513.

The long jump is the only known jumping event of Ancient Greece's original Olympics' pentathlon events. All events that occurred at the Olympic Games were initially supposed to act as a form of training for warfare. The long jump emerged probably because it mirrored the crossing of obstacles such as streams and ravines.[2] After investigating the surviving depictions of the ancient event it is believed that unlike the modern event, athletes were only allowed a short running start.[2] The athletes carried a weight in each hand, which were called halteres (between 1 and 4.5 kg). These weights were swung forward as the athlete jumped in order to increase momentum. It was commonly believed that the jumper would throw the weights behind him in midair to increase his forward momentum; however, halteres were held throughout the duration of the jump. Swinging them down and back at the end of the jump would change the athlete's center of gravity and allow the athlete to stretch his legs outward, increasing his distance. The jump itself was made from the bater ("that which is trod upon"). It was most likely a simple board placed on the stadium track which was removed after the event. The jumpers would land in what was called a skamma ("dug-up" area). The idea that this was a pit full of sand is wrong. Sand in the jumping pit is a modern invention.[3] The skamma was simply a temporary area dug up for that occasion and not something that remained over time.

The long jump was considered one of the most difficult of the events held at the Games since a great deal of skill was required. Music was often played during the jump and Philostratus says that pipes at times would accompany the jump so as to provide a rhythm for the complex movements of the halteres by the athlete.[2] Philostratus is quoted as saying, "The rules regard jumping as the most difficult of the competitions, and they allow the jumper to be given advantages in rhythm by the use of the flute, and in weight by the use of the halter."[4] Most notable in the ancient sport was a man called Chionis, who in the 656 BC Olympics staged a jump of 7.05 metres (23 feet and 1.7 inches).[5]

There has been some argument by modern scholars over the long jump. Some have attempted to recreate it as a triple jump. The images provide the only evidence for the action so it is more well received that it was much like today's long jump. The main reason some want to call it a triple jump is the presence of a source that claims there once was a fifty-five ancient foot jump done by a man named Phayllos.[6]

The long jump has been part of modern Olympic competition since the inception of the Games in 1896. In 1914, Dr. Harry Eaton Stewart recommended the "running broad jump" as a standardized track and field event for women.[7] However, it was not until 1948 that the women's long jump was added to the Olympic athletics programme.

Technique[edit]

Emmanuelle Chazal competes in the women's heptathlon long jump final during the French Athletics Championships 2013 at Stade Charléty in Paris, 13 July 2013.

There are five main components of the long jump: the approach run, the last two strides, takeoff, action in the air, and landing. Speed in the run-up, or approach, and a high leap off the board are the fundamentals of success. Because speed is such an important factor of the approach, it is not surprising that many long jumpers also compete successfully in sprints. A classic example of this long jump / sprint doubling are performances by Carl Lewis.

The approach[edit]

The objective of the approach is to gradually accelerate to a maximum controlled speed at takeoff. The most important factor for the distance travelled by an object is its velocity at takeoff – both the speed and angle. Elite jumpers usually leave the ground at an angle of twenty degrees or less; therefore, it is more beneficial for a jumper to focus on the speed component of the jump. The greater the speed at takeoff, the longer the trajectory of the center of mass will be. The importance of a takeoff speed is a factor in the success of sprinters in this event.

The length of the approach is usually consistent distance for an athlete. Approaches can vary between 12 and 19 strides on the novice and intermediate levels, while at the elite level they are closer to between 20 and 22 strides. The exact distance and number of strides in an approach depends on the jumper's experience, sprinting technique, and conditioning level. Consistency in the approach is important as it is the competitor's objective to get as close to the front of the takeoff board as possible without crossing the line with any part of the foot.

Inconsistent approaches are a common problem in the event. As a result, the approach is usually practiced by athletes about 6–8 times per jumping session (see Training below).

The last two strides[edit]

The objective of the last two strides is to prepare the body for takeoff while conserving as much speed as possible.

The penultimate stride is longer than the last stride. The competitor begins to lower his or her center of gravity to prepare the body for the vertical impulse. The final stride is shorter because the body is beginning to raise the center of gravity in preparation for takeoff.

The last two strides are extremely important because they determine the velocity with which the competitor will enter the jump.

Takeoff[edit]

Takeoff board

The objective of the takeoff is to create a vertical impulse through the athlete's center of gravity while maintaining balance and control.

This phase is one of the most technical parts of the long jump. Jumpers must be conscious to place the foot flat on the ground, because jumping off either the heels or the toes negatively affects the jump. Taking off from the board heel-first has a braking effect, which decreases velocity and strains the joints. Jumping off the toes decreases stability, putting the leg at risk of buckling or collapsing from underneath the jumper. While concentrating on foot placement, the athlete must also work to maintain proper body position, keeping the torso upright and moving the hips forward and up to achieve the maximum distance from board contact to foot release.

There are four main styles of takeoff: the kick style, double-arm style, sprint takeoff, and the power sprint or bounding takeoff.

Kick[edit]

The kick style takeoff is where the athlete actively cycles the leg before a full impulse has been directed into the board then landing into the pit. This requires great strength in the hamstrings. This causes the jumper to jump to large distances.

Double-arm[edit]

The double-arm style of takeoff works by moving both arms in a vertical direction as the competitor takes off. This produces a high hip height and a large vertical impulse.

Sprint[edit]

The sprint takeoff is the style most widely instructed by coaching staff. This is a classic single-arm action that resembles a jumper in full stride. It is an efficient takeoff style for maintaining velocity through takeoff.

Power sprint or bounding[edit]

The power sprint takeoff, or bounding takeoff, is one of the more common elite styles. Very similar to the sprint style, the body resembles a sprinter in full stride. However, there is one major difference. The arm that pushes back on takeoff (the arm on the side of the takeoff leg) fully extends backward, rather than remaining at a bent position. This additional extension increases the impulse at takeoff.

The "correct" style of takeoff will vary from athlete to athlete.

Multi-eventer Jessica Ennis during a long jump, preparing to land

Action in the air and landing[edit]

There are three major flight techniques for the long jump: the hang, the sail, and the hitch-kick. Each technique is to combat the forward rotation experienced from take-off but is basically down to preference from the athlete. It is important to note that once the body is airborne, there is nothing that the athlete can do to change the direction they are traveling and consequently where they are going to land in the pit. However, it can be argued that certain techniques influence an athlete's landing, which can affect the distance measured. For example, if an athlete lands feet first but falls back because they are not correctly balanced, a lower distance will be measured.

In the 1970s some jumpers used a forward somersault, including Tuariki Delamere who used it at the 1974 NCAA Championships, and who matched the jump of the current Olympic champion Randy Williams. The somersault jump has potential to produce longer jumps than other techniques because in the flip, no power is lost countering forward momentum, and it reduces wind resistance in the air.[8] The front flip jump was subsequently banned due to fear of it being unsafe.

Training[edit]

The long jump generally requires training in a variety of areas. These areas include: speed work, jumping, over distance running, weight training, plyometric training.

Speed work[edit]

Speed work is essentially short distance speed training where the athlete would be running at top or near top speeds. The distances for this type of work would vary between indoor and outdoor season but are usually around 30–60 m for indoors and up to 100 m for outdoors.

Jumping[edit]

Long Jumpers tend to practice jumping 1–2 times a week. Approaches, or run-throughs, are repeated sometimes up to 6–8 times per session. Short approach jumps are common for jumpers to do, as it allows for them to work on specific technical aspects of their jumps in a controlled environment. Using equipment such as low hurdles and other obstacles are common in long jump training, as it helps the jumper maintain and hold phases of their jump. As a common rule, it is important for the jumper to engage in full approach jumps at least once a week, as it will prepare the jumper for competition.

Over-distance running[edit]

Over-distance running workouts helps the athlete jump a further distance than their set goal. For example, having a 100 m runner practice by running 200 m repeats on a track. This is specifically concentrated in the season when athletes are working on building endurance. Specific over-distance running workouts are performed 1–2 times a week. This is great for building sprint endurance, which is required in competitions where the athlete is sprinting down the runway 3–6 times. Typical workouts would include 5×150 m. Preseason workouts may be longer, including workouts like 6×300 m

Weight training[edit]

During pre-season training and early in the competition season weight training tends to play a major role in the sport. It is customary for a long jumper to weight train up to 4 times a week, focusing mainly on quick movements involving the legs and trunk. Some athletes perform Olympic lifts in training. Athletes use low repetition and emphasize speed to maximize the strength increase while minimizing adding additional weight to their frame. Important lifts for a long jumper include the back squat, front squat, power cleans and hang cleans. The emphasis on these lifts should be on speed and explosive as those are crucial in the long jump take off phase.

Plyometrics[edit]

Plyometrics, including running up and down stairs and hurdle bounding, can be incorporated into workouts, generally twice a week. This allows an athlete to work on agility and explosiveness. Other plyometric workouts that are common for long jumpers are box jumps. Boxes of various heights are set up spaced evenly apart and jumpers can proceed jumping onto them and off moving in a forward direction. They can vary the jumps from both legs to single jumps. Alternatively, they can set up the boxes in front of a high jump mat if allowed, and jump over a high jump bar onto the mat mimicking a landing phase of the jump. These plyometric workouts are typically performed at the end of a workout.

Bounding[edit]

Bounding is any sort of continuous jumping or leaping. Bounding drills usually require single leg bounding, double-leg bounding, or some variation of the two. The focus of bounding drills is usually to spend as little time on the ground as possible and working on technical accuracy, fluidity, and jumping endurance and strength. Technically, bounding is part of plyometrics, as a form of a running exercise such as high knees and butt kicks.

Flexibility[edit]

Flexibility is an often forgotten[citation needed] tool for long jumpers. Effective flexibility prevents injury, which can be important for high-impact events such as the long jump. It also helps the athlete sprint down the runway. Hip and groin injuries are common for long jumpers who may neglect proper warm-up and stretching.

Hurdle mobility drills are a common way that jumpers improve flexibility. Common hurdle drills include setting up about 5–7 hurdles at appropriate heights and having athletes walk over them in a continuous fashion. Other variations of hurdle mobility drills are used as well, including hurdle skips. This is a crucial part of a jumper's training since they perform most exercises for a very short period of time and often aren't aware of their form and technique. A common tool in many long jump workouts is the use of video taping. This enables the athlete to go back and watch their own progress as well as letting the athlete compare their own footage to that of some of the world-class jumpers.

Training styles, duration, and intensity vary immensely from athlete to athlete and are based on the experience and strength of the athlete as well as on their coaching style.

Culture[edit]

Track and field events have been selected as a main motif in numerous collectors' coins. One of the recent samples is the €10 Greek Long Jump commemorative coin, minted in 2003 to commemorate the 2004 Summer Olympics. The obverse of the coin portrays a modern athlete at the moment he is touching the ground, while the ancient athlete in the background is shown while starting off his jump, as he is seen on a black-figure vase of the 5th century BC.

Records[edit]

Sand pit where Bob Beamon set the 8,90 record, Mexico City, Mexico.

The long jump world record has been held by just four individuals for the majority of its existence. The first record ratified by the IAAF in 1901, by Peter O'Connor stood just short of 20 years. After it was broken in 1921, the record changed hands six times until Jesse Owens set the record at the 1935 Big Ten track meet in Ann Arbor, Michigan of 8.13 m (26 ft 8 in) that was not broken for 25 years and 2 months, until 1960 by Ralph Boston. Boston improved upon it and exchanged records with Igor Ter-Ovanesyan seven times over the next seven years. At the 1968 Summer Olympics Bob Beamon jumped 8.90 m (29 ft 2​14 in) at an altitude of 7,349 feet (2,240 m), a jump not exceeded for 23 years, and which remains the second longest legal jump of all time. On 30 August 1991 Mike Powell of the United States set the current men's world record at the World Championships in Tokyo. It was in a well-known show down against Carl Lewis, who also beat Beamon's record that day but with an aiding wind (thus not legal for record purposes). Powell's record 8.95 m (29 ft 4​14 in) has now stood for more than 27 years.

Some jumps over 8.95 m (29 ft 4​14 in) have been officially recorded. 8.99 m (29 ft 5​34 in) was recorded by Mike Powell himself (wind-aided +4.4) set at high altitude in Sestriere, Italy in 1992. A potential world record of 8.96 m (29 ft 4​34 in) was recorded by Iván Pedroso,[9] with a "legal" wind reading also at Sestriere, but the jump was not validated because videotape revealed someone was standing in front of the wind gauge, invalidating the reading (and costing Pedroso a Ferrari valued at $130,000—the prize for breaking the record at that meet).[10][11] Lewis himself jumped 8.91 m moments before Powell's record-breaking jump with the wind exceeding the maximum allowed. This jump remains the longest ever not to win an Olympic or World Championship gold medal, or any competition in general.

The women's world record has seen much more consistent improvement except for the current record. The longest to hold the record prior was by Fanny Blankers-Koen during World War II. There have been three days where the record was tied or improved upon twice in the same competition. That record stood for just over 10 years. The current world record for women is held by Galina Chistyakova of the former Soviet Union who leapt 7.52 m (24 ft 8 in) in Leningrad on 11 June 1988, a mark that has stood for over 30 years.

All-time top 25 athletes[edit]

Men[edit]

Rank Mark Wind (m/s) Athlete Date Place Ref
1 8.95 m (29 ft 4​14 in) 0.3  Mike Powell (USA) 30 August 1991 Tokyo
2 8.90 m (29 ft 2​14 in) A 2.0  Bob Beamon (USA) 18 October 1968 Mexico City
3 8.87 m (29 ft 1 in) −0.2  Carl Lewis (USA) 30 August 1991 Tokyo
4 8.86 m (29 ft 0​34 in) A 1.9  Robert Emmiyan (URS) 22 May 1987 Tsakhkadzor
5 8.74 m (28 ft 8 in) 1.4  Larry Myricks (USA) 18 July 1988 Indianapolis
8.74 m (28 ft 8 in) A 2.0  Erick Walder (USA) 2 April 1994 El Paso
8.74 m (28 ft 8 in) −1.2  Dwight Phillips (USA) 7 June 2009 Eugene
8 8.73 m (28 ft 7​12 in) 1.2  Irving Saladino (PAN) 24 May 2008 Hengelo
9 8.71 m (28 ft 6​34 in) 1.9  Iván Pedroso (CUB) 18 July 1995 Salamanca
8.71 m (28 ft 6​34 in) indoor  Sebastian Bayer (GER) 8 March 2009 Torino
11 8.68 m (28 ft 5​12 in) 1.7  Juan Miguel Echevarría (CUB) 30 June 2018 Bad Langensalza [14]
12 8.66 m (28 ft 4​34 in) 1.6  Louis Tsatoumas (GRE) 2 June 2007 Kalamata
13 8.65 m (28 ft 4​12 in) A 1.3  Luvo Manyonga (RSA) 22 April 2017 Potchefstroom [15]
14 8.63 m (28 ft 3​34 in) 0.5  Kareem Streete-Thompson (USA) 4 June 1994 Linz
15 8.62 m (28 ft 3​14 in) 0.7  James Beckford (JAM) 5 April 1997 Orlando
16 8.59 m (28 ft 2 in) indoor  Miguel Pate (USA) 4 March 2002 New York City
17 8.58 m (28 ft 1​34 in) 1.8  Jarrion Lawson (USA) 3 July 2016 Eugene [16]
18 8.56 m (28 ft 1 in) 1.3  Yago Lamela (ESP) 24 June 1999 Torino
8.56 m (28 ft 1 in) 0.2  Aleksandr Menkov (RUS) 16 August 2013 Moscow
20 8.54 m (28 ft 0 in) 0.9  Lutz Dombrowski (GDR) 28 July 1980 Moscow
8.54 m (28 ft 0 in) 1.7  Mitchell Watt (AUS) 29 July 2011 Stockholm
22 8.53 m (27 ft 11​34 in) 1.2  Jaime Jefferson (CUB) 12 May 1990 Havana
23 8.52 m (27 ft 11​14 in) 0.7  Savanté Stringfellow (USA) 21 June 2002 Palo Alto
8.52 m (27 ft 11​14 in) 1.8  Jeff Henderson (USA) 22 July 2015 Toronto
25 8.51 m (27 ft 11 in) 1.7  Roland McGhee (USA) 14 May 1995 São Paulo
8.51 m (27 ft 11 in) 1.7  Greg Rutherford (GBR) 24 April 2014 Chula Vista

Notes[edit]

Below is a list of all other legal jumps equal or superior to 8.71m:

  • Carl Lewis also jumped 8.84m (1991 ancillary jump), 8.79m (1983), 8.79m (1984 indoors), 8.76m (1982), 8.76m (1988), 8.75m (1987), 8.72m (1988), 8.71m (1984).

Assisted jumps[edit]

  • Mike Powell (USA) jumped 8.99 m (+4.4) at altitude in Sestriere, Italy on 21 July 1992.
  • Iván Pedroso (CUB) jumped 8.96 m (+1.2) at altitude in Sestriere, Italy on 29 July 1995. The jump was ruled invalid due to an obstructed wind-gauge.
  • Carl Lewis (USA) jumped 8.91 (+3.0) and 8.83 (+2.3) on 30 August 1991 at the World Championships in Tokyo, Japan.
  • Juan Miguel Echevarría (CUB) jumped 8.83 (+2.1) on 10 June 2018 in Stockholm, Sweden.
  • Fabrice Lapierre (AUS) jumped 8.78 (+3.1) on 18 April 2010 in Perth, Australia.
  • James Beckford (JAM) jumped 8.68 (+4.9) on 20 May 1995 in Odessa, Ukraine.
  • Marquis Dendy (USA) jumped 8.68 (+3.7) on 25 June 2015 in Eugene, Oregon.
  • Joe Greene (USA) jumped 8.68 (+4.0) at altitude on 21 July 1995 in Sestriere, Italy.
  • Kareem Streete-Thompson (USA) jumped 8.64 (+3.5) on 18 June 1995 in Knoxville, Tennessee.
  • Mike Conley (USA) jumped 8.63 (+3.9) on 20 June 1986 in Eugene, Oregon.
  • Jeff Henderson (USA) jumped 8.59 (+2.9) on 3 July 2016 in Eugene, Oregon.
  • Jason Grimes (USA) jumped 8.57 (+5.2) on 27 June 1982 in Durham, North Carolina.
  • Kevin Dilworth (USA) jumped 8.53(+4.9) on 27 April 2002 in Fort-de-France, Martinique.

Women[edit]

Rank Mark Wind (m/s) Athlete Date Place Ref
1 7.52 m (24 ft 8 in) 1.4  Galina Chistyakova (URS) 11 June 1988 Leningrad
2 7.49 m (24 ft 6​34 in) 1.3  Jackie Joyner-Kersee (USA) 22 May 1994 New York City
3 7.48 m (24 ft 6​14 in) 1.2  Heike Drechsler (GDR) 9 July 1988 Neubrandenburg
4 7.43 m (24 ft 4​12 in) 1.4  Anişoara Cuşmir (ROM) 4 June 1983 Bucharest
5 7.42 m (24 ft 4 in) 2.0  Tatyana Kotova (RUS) 23 June 2002 Annecy
6 7.39 m (24 ft 2​34 in) 0.5  Yelena Belevskaya (URS) 18 July 1987 Bryansk
7 7.37 m (24 ft 2 in) N/A  Inessa Kravets (UKR) 13 June 1992 Kiev
8 7.33 m (24 ft 0​12 in) 0.4  Tatyana Lebedeva (RUS) 31 July 2004 Tula
9 7.31 m (23 ft 11​34 in) 1.5  Olena Khlopotnova (URS) 12 September 1985 Alma Ata
7.31 m (23 ft 11​34 in) −0.1  Marion Jones (USA) 12 August 1998 Zürich
7.31 m (23 ft 11​34 in) 1.7  Brittney Reese (USA) 2 July 2016 Eugene [17]
12 7.27 m (23 ft 10 in) −0.4  Irina Meleshina (RUS) 31 July 2004 Tula
13 7.26 m (23 ft 9​34 in) A 1.8  Maurren Higa Maggi (BRA) 26 July 1999 Bogotá
14 7.24 m (23 ft 9 in) 1.0  Larisa Berezhnaya (URS) 25 May 1991 Granada
indoor  Ivana Španović (SRB) 5 March 2017 Belgrade [18]
16 7.21 m (23 ft 7​34 in) 1.6  Helga Radtke (GDR) 26 July 1984 Dresden
7.21 m (23 ft 7​34 in) 1.9  Lyudmila Kolchanova (RUS) 27 May 2007 Sochi
18 7.20 m (23 ft 7​14 in) −0.5  Vali Ionescu-Constantin (ROU) 11 August 1982 Bucharest
7.20 m (23 ft 7​14 in) 2.0  Irena Ozenko (URS) 12 September 1986 Budapest
7.20 m (23 ft 7​14 in) 0.8  Yelena Sinchukova (URS) 20 June 1991 Budapest
7.20 m (23 ft 7​14 in) 0.7  Irina Mushailova (RUS) 14 July 1994 Saint Petersburg
22 7.17 m (23 ft 6​14 in) 1.8  Irina Valyukevich (URS) 18 July 1987 Bryansk
7.17 m (23 ft 6​14 in) 0.6  Tianna Bartoletta (USA) 17 August 2016 Rio de Janeiro [19]
24 7.16 m (23 ft 5​34 in) N/A  Iolanda Chen (URS) 30 July 1988 Moscow
7.16 m (23 ft 5​34 in) A −0.1  Elva Goulbourne (JAM) 22 May 2004 Mexico City
7.16 m (23 ft 5​34 in) 1.6  Sosthene Moguenara (GER) 28 May 2016 Weinheim [20]

Notes[edit]

Below is a list of all other legal jumps equal or superior to 7.40m:

  • Jackie Joyner-Kersee jumped 7.49m (1994 at altitude), 7.45m (1987), 7.40m (1988).
  • Heike Drechsler jumped 7.48m (1992), 7.45m (June 1986), 7.45m (July 1986), 7.44m (1985), 7.40m (1984), 7.40m (1987).
  • Galina Chistyakova jumped 7.45m (June 1988 ancillary jump during world record competition), 7.45m (August 1988).

Assisted jumps[edit]

  • Heike Drechsler (GER) jumped 7.63 (+2.1) and 7.47 (+3.1) on 21 July 1992 at altitude in Sestriere.
  • Jackie Joyner-Kersee (USA) jumped 7.45 (+2.6) on 23 July 1988 in Indianapolis.
  • Fiona May (ITA) jumped 7.23 (+4.3) on 29 July 1995 at altitude in Sestriere.
  • Anastassia Mirochuk-Ivanova (BLR) jumped 7.22 (+4.3) on 6 July 2012 in Grodno.
  • Susen Tiedtke (GER) jumped 7.22 (+3.7) on 28 July 1993 at altitude in Sestriere.
  • Eva Murková (SVK) jumped 7.17 (+3.6) on 26 August 1984 in Nitra.

Olympic medalists[edit]

Men[edit]

Games Gold Silver Bronze
1896 Athens
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Ellery Clark
 United States
Robert Garrett
 United States
James Connolly
 United States
1900 Paris
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Alvin Kraenzlein
 United States
Myer Prinstein
 United States
Patrick Leahy
 Great Britain
1904 St. Louis
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Myer Prinstein
 United States
Daniel Frank
 United States
Robert Stangland
 United States
1908 London
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Frank Irons
 United States
Daniel Kelly
 United States
Calvin Bricker
 Canada
1912 Stockholm
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Albert Gutterson
 United States
Calvin Bricker
 Canada
Georg Åberg
 Sweden
1920 Antwerp
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William Petersson
 Sweden
Carl Johnson
 United States
Erik Abrahamsson
 Sweden
1924 Paris
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DeHart Hubbard
 United States
Edward Gourdin
 United States
Sverre Hansen
 Norway
1928 Amsterdam
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Ed Hamm
 United States
Silvio Cator
 Haiti
Al Bates
 United States
1932 Los Angeles
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Ed Gordon
 United States
Lambert Redd
 United States
Chūhei Nambu
 Japan
1936 Berlin
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Jesse Owens
 United States
Luz Long
 Germany
Naoto Tajima
 Japan
1948 London
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Willie Steele
 United States
Bill Bruce
 Australia
Herb Douglas
 United States
1952 Helsinki
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Jerome Biffle
 United States
Meredith Gourdine
 United States
Ödön Földessy
 Hungary
1956 Melbourne
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Gregory Bell
 United States
John Bennett
 United States
Jorma Valkama
 Finland
1960 Rome
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Ralph Boston
 United States
Bo Roberson
 United States
Igor Ter-Ovanesyan
 Soviet Union
1964 Tokyo
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Lynn Davies
 Great Britain
Ralph Boston
 United States
Igor Ter-Ovanesyan
 Soviet Union
1968 Mexico City
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Bob Beamon
 United States
Klaus Beer
 East Germany
Ralph Boston
 United States
1972 Munich
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Randy Williams
 United States
Hans Baumgartner
 West Germany
Arnie Robinson
 United States
1976 Montreal
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Arnie Robinson
 United States
Randy Williams
 United States
Frank Wartenberg
 East Germany
1980 Moscow
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Lutz Dombrowski
 East Germany
Frank Paschek
 East Germany
Valeriy Pidluzhnyy
 Soviet Union
1984 Los Angeles
details
Carl Lewis
 United States
Gary Honey
 Australia
Giovanni Evangelisti
 Italy
1988 Seoul
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Carl Lewis
 United States
Mike Powell
 United States
Larry Myricks
 United States
1992 Barcelona
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Carl Lewis
 United States
Mike Powell
 United States
Joe Greene
 United States
1996 Atlanta
details
Carl Lewis
 United States
James Beckford
 Jamaica
Joe Greene
 United States
2000 Sydney
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Iván Pedroso
 Cuba
Jai Taurima
 Australia
Roman Shchurenko
 Ukraine
2004 Athens
details
Dwight Phillips
 United States
John Moffitt
 United States
Joan Lino Martínez
 Spain
2008 Beijing
details
Irving Saladino
 Panama
Godfrey Khotso Mokoena
 South Africa
Ibrahim Camejo
 Cuba
2012 London
details
Greg Rutherford
 Great Britain
Mitchell Watt
 Australia
Will Claye
 United States
2016 Rio de Janeiro
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Jeff Henderson
 United States
Luvo Manyonga
 South Africa
Greg Rutherford
 Great Britain

Women[edit]

Games Gold Silver Bronze
1948 London
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Olga Gyarmati
 Hungary
Noemí Simonetto
 Argentina
Ann-Britt Leyman
 Sweden
1952 Helsinki
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Yvette Williams
 New Zealand
Aleksandra Chudina
 Soviet Union
Shirley Cawley
 Great Britain
1956 Melbourne
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Elżbieta Krzesińska
 Poland
Willye White
 United States
Nadezhda Khnykina-Dvalishvili
 Soviet Union
1960 Rome
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Vera Krepkina
 Soviet Union
Elżbieta Krzesińska
 Poland
Hildrun Claus
 United Team of Germany
1964 Tokyo
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Mary Rand
 Great Britain
Irena Kirszenstein
 Poland
Tatyana Shchelkanova
 Soviet Union
1968 Mexico City
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Viorica Viscopoleanu
 Romania
Sheila Sherwood
 Great Britain
Tatyana Talysheva
 Soviet Union
1972 Munich
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Heide Rosendahl
 West Germany
Diana Yorgova
 Bulgaria
Eva Šuranová
 Czechoslovakia
1976 Montreal
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Angela Voigt
 East Germany
Kathy McMillan
 United States
Lidiya Alfeyeva
 Soviet Union
1980 Moscow
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Tatyana Kolpakova
 Soviet Union
Brigitte Wujak
 East Germany
Tatyana Skachko
 Soviet Union
1984 Los Angeles
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Anişoara Cuşmir-Stanciu
 Romania
Valy Ionescu
 Romania
Sue Hearnshaw
 Great Britain
1988 Seoul
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Jackie Joyner-Kersee
 United States
Heike Drechsler
 East Germany
Galina Chistyakova
 Soviet Union
1992 Barcelona
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Heike Drechsler
 Germany
Inessa Kravets
 Unified Team
Jackie Joyner-Kersee
 United States
1996 Atlanta
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Chioma Ajunwa
 Nigeria
Fiona May
 Italy
Jackie Joyner-Kersee
 United States
2000 Sydney
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Heike Drechsler
 Germany
Fiona May
 Italy
Tatyana Kotova
 Russia
2004 Athens
details
Tatyana Lebedeva
 Russia
Irina Meleshina
 Russia
Tatyana Kotova
 Russia
2008 Beijing
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Maurren Higa Maggi
 Brazil
Tatyana Lebedeva
 Russia
Blessing Okagbare
 Nigeria
2012 London
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Brittney Reese
 United States
Elena Sokolova
 Russia
Janay DeLoach
 United States
2016 Rio de Janeiro
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Tianna Bartoletta
 United States
Britney Reese
 United States
Ivana Španović
 Serbia

World Championships medalists[edit]

Men[edit]

Championships Gold Silver Bronze
1983 Helsinki
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 Carl Lewis (USA)  Jason Grimes (USA)  Mike Conley (USA)
1987 Rome
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 Carl Lewis (USA)  Robert Emmiyan (URS)  Larry Myricks (USA)
1991 Tokyo
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 Mike Powell (USA)  Carl Lewis (USA)  Larry Myricks (USA)
1993 Stuttgart
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 Mike Powell (USA)  Stanislav Tarasenko (RUS)  Vitaliy Kyrylenko (UKR)
1995 Gothenburg
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 Iván Pedroso (CUB)  James Beckford (JAM)  Mike Powell (USA)
1997 Athens
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 Iván Pedroso (CUB)  Erick Walder (USA)  Kirill Sosunov (RUS)
1999 Seville
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 Iván Pedroso (CUB)  Yago Lamela (ESP)  Gregor Cankar (SLO)
2001 Edmonton
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 Iván Pedroso (CUB)  Savanté Stringfellow (USA)  Carlos Calado (POR)
2003 Saint-Denis
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 Dwight Phillips (USA)  James Beckford (JAM)  Yago Lamela (ESP)
2005 Helsinki
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 Dwight Phillips (USA)  Ignisious Gaisah (GHA)  Tommi Evilä (FIN)
2007 Osaka
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 Irving Saladino (PAN)  Andrew Howe (ITA)  Dwight Phillips (USA)
2009 Berlin
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 Dwight Phillips (USA)  Godfrey Khotso Mokoena (RSA)  Mitchell Watt (AUS)
2011 Daegu
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 Dwight Phillips (USA)  Mitchell Watt (AUS)  Ngonidzashe Makusha (ZIM)
2013 Moscow
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 Aleksandr Menkov (RUS)  Ignisious Gaisah (NED)  Luis Rivera (MEX)
2015 Beijing
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 Greg Rutherford (GBR)  Fabrice Lapierre (AUS)  Wang Jianan (CHN)
2017 London
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 Luvo Manyonga (RSA)  Jarrion Lawson (USA)  Ruswahl Samaai (RSA)

Women[edit]

Championships Gold Silver Bronze
1983 Helsinki
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 Heike Daute (GDR)  Anișoara Cușmir (ROM)  Carol Lewis (USA)
1987 Rome
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 Jackie Joyner-Kersee (USA)  Yelena Belevskaya (URS)  Heike Drechsler (GDR)
1991 Tokyo
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 Jackie Joyner-Kersee (USA)  Heike Drechsler (GER)  Larysa Berezhna (URS)
1993 Stuttgart
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 Heike Drechsler (GER)  Larysa Berezhna (UKR)  Renata Nielsen (DEN)
1995 Gothenburg
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 Fiona May (ITA)  Niurka Montalvo (CUB)  Irina Mushailova (RUS)
1997 Athens
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 Lyudmila Galkina (RUS)  Niki Xanthou (GRE)  Fiona May (ITA)
1999 Seville
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 Niurka Montalvo (ESP)  Fiona May (ITA)  Marion Jones (USA)
2001 Edmonton
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 Fiona May (ITA)  Tatyana Kotova (RUS)  Niurka Montalvo (ESP)
2003 Saint-Denis
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 Eunice Barber (FRA)  Tatyana Kotova (RUS)  Anju Bobby George (IND)
2005 Helsinki
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 Tianna Madison (USA)  Eunice Barber (FRA)  Yargelis Savigne (CUB)
2007 Osaka
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 Tatyana Lebedeva (RUS)  Lyudmila Kolchanova (RUS)  Tatyana Kotova (RUS)
2009 Berlin
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 Brittney Reese (USA)  Tatyana Lebedeva (RUS)  Karin Melis Mey (TUR)
2011 Daegu
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 Brittney Reese (USA)  Olga Kucherenko (RUS)  Ineta Radēviča (LAT)
2013 Moscow
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 Brittney Reese (USA)  Blessing Okagbare (NGA)  Ivana Španović (SRB)
2015 Beijing
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 Tianna Bartoletta (USA)  Shara Proctor (GBR)  Ivana Španović (SRB)
2017 London
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 Brittney Reese (USA)  Darya Klishina (ANA)  Tianna Bartoletta (USA)

World Indoor Championships medalists[edit]

Men[edit]

Games Gold Silver Bronze
1985 Paris[A]  Jan Leitner (TCH)  Gyula Pálóczi (HUN)  Giovanni Evangelisti (ITA)
1987 Indianapolis
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 Larry Myricks (USA)  Paul Emordi (NGR)  Giovanni Evangelisti (ITA)
1989 Budapest
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 Larry Myricks (USA)  Dietmar Haaf (FRG)  Mike Conley (USA)
1991 Seville
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 Dietmar Haaf (GER)  Jaime Jefferson (CUB)  Giovanni Evangelisti (ITA)
1993 Toronto
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 Iván Pedroso (CUB)  Joe Greene (USA)  Jaime Jefferson (CUB)
1995 Barcelona
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 Iván Pedroso (CUB)  Mattias Sunneborn (SWE)  Erick Walder (USA)
1997 Paris
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 Iván Pedroso (CUB)  Kirill Sosunov (RUS)  Joe Greene (USA)
1999 Maebashi
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 Iván Pedroso (CUB)  Yago Lamela (ESP)  Erick Walder (USA)
2001 Lisbon
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 Iván Pedroso (CUB)  Kareem Streete-Thompson (CAY)  Carlos Calado (POR)
2003 Birmingham
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 Dwight Phillips (USA)  Yago Lamela (ESP)  Miguel Pate (USA)
2004 Budapest
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 Savanté Stringfellow (USA)  James Beckford (JAM)  Vitaliy Shkurlatov (RUS)
2006 Moscow
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 Ignisious Gaisah (GHA)  Irving Saladino (PAN)  Andrew Howe (ITA)
2008 Valencia
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 Godfrey Khotso Mokoena (RSA)  Chris Tomlinson (GBR)  Mohammed Al-Khuwalidi (KSA)
2010 Doha
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 Fabrice Lapierre (AUS)  Godfrey Khotso Mokoena (RSA)  Mitchell Watt (AUS)
2012 Istanbul
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 Mauro Vinícius da Silva (BRA)  Henry Frayne (AUS)  Aleksandr Menkov (RUS)
2014 Sopot
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 Mauro Vinícius da Silva (BRA)  Li Jinzhe (CHN)  Michel Tornéus (SWE)
2016 Portland
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 Marquis Dendy (USA)  Fabrice Lapierre (AUS)  Huang Changzhou (CHN)
2018 Birmingham
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 Juan Miguel Echevarría (CUB)  Luvo Manyonga (RSA)  Marquis Dendy (USA)

Women[edit]

Games Gold Silver Bronze
1985 Paris[A]  Helga Radtke (GDR)  Tatyana Rodionova (URS)  Nijolė Medvedeva (URS)
1987 Indianapolis
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 Heike Drechsler (GDR)  Helga Radtke (GDR)  Yelena Belevskaya (URS)
1989 Budapest
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 Galina Chistyakova (URS)  Marieta Ilcu (ROU)  Larysa Berezhna (URS)
1991 Seville
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 Larysa Berezhna (URS)  Heike Drechsler (GER)  Marieta Ilcu (ROU)
1993 Toronto
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 Marieta Ilcu (ROU)  Susen Tiedtke (GER)  Inessa Kravets (UKR)
1995 Barcelona
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 Lyudmila Galkina (RUS)  Irina Mushailova (RUS)  Susen Tiedtke-Greene (GER)
1997 Paris
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 Fiona May (ITA)  Chioma Ajunwa (NGR)  Agata Karczmarek (POL)
1999 Maebashi
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 Tatyana Kotova (RUS)  Shana Williams (USA)  Iva Prandzheva (BUL)
2001 Lisbon
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 Dawn Burrell (USA)  Tatyana Kotova (RUS)  Niurka Montalvo (ESP)
2003 Birmingham
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 Tatyana Kotova (RUS)  Inessa Kravets (UKR)  Maurren Maggi (BRA)
2004 Budapest
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 Tatyana Lebedeva (RUS)  Tatyana Kotova (RUS)  Carolina Klüft (SWE)
2006 Moscow
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 Tatyana Kotova (RUS)  Tianna Madison (USA)  Naide Gomes (POR)
2008 Valencia
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 Naide Gomes (POR)  Maurren Maggi (BRA)  Irina Simagina (RUS)
2010 Doha
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 Brittney Reese (USA)  Naide Gomes (POR)  Keila Costa (BRA)
2012 Istanbul
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 Brittney Reese (USA)  Janay DeLoach (USA)  Shara Proctor (GBR)
2014 Sopot
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 Éloyse Lesueur (FRA)  Katarina Johnson-Thompson (GBR)  Ivana Španović (SRB)
2016 Portland
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 Brittney Reese (USA)  Ivana Španović (SRB)  Lorraine Ugen (GBR)
2018 Birmingham
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 Ivana Španović (SRB)  Brittney Reese (USA)  Sosthene Moguenara (GER)
  • A Known as the World Indoor Games

Season's bests[edit]

  • "i" denotes indoor performance.

National records[edit]

Men[edit]

Nation Distance Athlete Date Location Ref
 United States 8.95 m (29 ft 4​14 in) Mike Powell 30 August 1991 Tokyo
 Soviet Union/
 Armenia
8.86 m (29 ft 0​34 in) Robert Emmiyan 22 May 1987 Tsakhkadzor
 Panama 8.73 m (28 ft 7​12 in) Irving Saladino 24 May 2008 Hengelo
 Cuba 8.71 m (28 ft 6​34 in) Iván Pedroso 18 July 1995 Salamanca
 Greece 8.66 m (28 ft 4​34 in) Louis Tsatoumas 2 June 2007 Kalamata
 Jamaica 8.62 m (28 ft 3​14 in) James Beckford 5 April 1997 Orlando
 South Africa 8.62 m (28 ft 3​14 in) A Luvo Manyonga 17 March 2017 Pretoria [24]
 Spain 8.56 m (28 ft 1 in) Yago Lamela 24 June 1999 Turin [25]
 Russia 8.56 m (28 ft 1 in) Aleksandr Menkov 16 August 2013 Moscow [26]
 East Germany/
 Germany
8.54 m (28 ft 0 in) Lutz Dombrowski 28 July 1980 Moscow
 Australia 8.54 m (28 ft 0 in) Mitchell Watt 29 July 2011 Stockholm
 United Kingdom 8.51 m (27 ft 11 in) Greg Rutherford 24 April 2014 Chula Vista
 Saudi Arabia 8.48 m (27 ft 9​34 in) Mohamed Salman Al-Khuwalidi 2 July 2006 Sotteville-lès-Rouen
 Italy 8.47 m (27 ft 9​14 in) Andrew Howe 30 August 2007 Osaka
 People's Republic of China 8.47 m (27 ft 9​14 in) Li Jinzhe 29 June 2014 Bad Langensalza [27]
 Mexico 8.46 m (27 ft 9 in) Luis Rivera 12 July 2013 Kazan [28][29]
 Senegal 8.46 m (27 ft 9 in) Cheikh Tidiane Touré 15 June 1997 Bad Langensalza
 Yugoslavia/
 Serbia
8.45 m (27 ft 8​12 in) Nenad Stekić 25 July 1975 Montreal
 Sweden 8.44 m (27 ft 8​14 in) A Michel Tornéus 10 July 2016 Monachil [30]
 Ghana 8.43 m (27 ft 7​34 in) Ignisious Gaisah 14 July 2006 Rome
 France 8.42 m (27 ft 7​14 in) Salim Sdiri 12 June 2009 Pierre-Bénite
 Bahamas 8.41 m (27 ft 7 in) Craig Hepburn 17 June 1993 Nassau
 Zimbabwe 8.40 m (27 ft 6​12 in) Ngonidzashe Makusha 9 June 2011 Des Moines
 Brazil 8.40 m (27 ft 6​12 in) Douglas de Souza 15 February 1995 São Paulo
 Slovenia 8.40 m (27 ft 6​12 in) Gregor Cankar 18 May 1997 Celje
 Morocco 8.40 m (27 ft 6​12 in) Yahya Berrabah 2 October 2009 Beirut
 Romania 8.37 m (27 ft 5​12 in) Bogdan Tudor 9 July 1995 Bad Cannstatt
 Portugal 8.36 m (27 ft 5 in) Carlos Calado 20 June 1997 Lisbon
 Ukraine 8.35 m (27 ft 4​12 in) Sergey Layevskiy 16 July 1988 Dnipropetrovsk
Roman Shchurenko 25 July 2000 Kiev
 Taiwan 8.34 m (27 ft 4​14 in) Nai Huei-Fang 14 May 1993 Shanghai
 Venezuela 8.34 m (27 ft 4​14 in) Víctor Castillo 30 May 2004 Cochabamba
 Bermuda 8.34 m (27 ft 4​14 in) Tyrone Smith 5 May 2017 Houston [31]
 Bulgaria 8.33 m (27 ft 3​34 in) Ivaylo Mladenov 3 June 1995 Seville
 Belarus 8.33 m (27 ft 3​34 in) Aleksandr Glovatskiy 7 August 1996 Sestriere
 Egypt 8.31 m (27 ft 3 in) Hassine Hatem Moursal 30 June 1999 Oslo
 Hungary 8.30 m (27 ft 2​34 in) László Szalma 7 July 1985 Budapest
 Austria 8.30 m (27 ft 2​34 in) Andreas Steiner 4 June 1988 Innsbruck
 Netherlands 8.29 m (27 ft 2​14 in) Ignisious Gaisah 16 August 2013 Moscow
 Mauritius 8.28 m (27 ft 1​34 in) Jonathan Chimier 24 August 2004 Athens
 Poland 8.28 m (27 ft 1​34 in) Grzegorz Marciniszyn 14 July 2001 Mals
 Nigeria 8.27 m (27 ft 1​12 in) Yusuf Alli 8 August 1989 Lagos
 Botswana 8.27 m (27 ft 1​12 in) Gable Garenamotse 20 August 2006 Rhede
 Algeria 8.26 m (27 ft 1 in) Issam Nima 28 July 2007 Zaragoza
 Czech Republic 8.25 m (27 ft 0​34 in) Milan Mikuláš 16 July 1988 Prague
 Republic of Moldova 8.25 m (27 ft 0​34 in) Sergey Podgainiy 18 August 1990 Chişinău
 Japan 8.25 m (27 ft 0​34 in) Masaki Morinaga 5 May 1992 Shizuoka
 Belgium 8.25 m (27 ft 0​34 in) Erik Nys 6 July 1996 Hechtel
 Denmark 8.25 m (27 ft 0​34 in) Morten Jensen 3 July 2005 Gothenburg
 Georgia 8.25 m (27 ft 0​34 in) i Bachana Khorava 7 February 2016 Tbilisi
 Namibia 8.24 m (27 ft 0​14 in) A Stephan Louw 12 January 2008 Germiston
 Croatia 8.23 m (27 ft 0 in) Siniša Ergotić 5 June 2002 Zagreb
 Finland 8.22 m (26 ft 11​12 in) Tommi Evilä 28 June 2008 Gothenburg
 Trinidad and Tobago 8.23 m (27 ft 0 in) Andwuelle Wright 23 June 2018 Port of Spain [32]
 South Korea 8.22 m (26 ft 11​12 in) Kim Deok-hyeon 10 June 2016 Ried [33]
 Canada 8.20 m (26 ft 10​34 in) Edrick Floreal 20 July 1991 Sherbrooke
 India 8.19 m (26 ft 10​14 in) Ankit Sharma 26 June 2016 Almaty [34]
 Uruguay 8.19 m (26 ft 10​14 in) Emiliano Lasa 18 February 2017 São Paulo [35]
 Iran 8.17 m (26 ft 9​12 in) Mohammad Arzandeh 7 July 2012 Tehran
 Kazakhstan 8.16 m (26 ft 9​14 in) Sergey Vasilenko 18 June 1988 Alma Ata
 Sri Lanka 8.15 m (26 ft 8​34 in) W. P. Amila Jayasiri 16 August 2016 Diyagama [36]
 Qatar 8.13 m (26 ft 8 in) Abdulrahman Faraj Al-Nubi 21 September 2003 Manila
 Hong Kong 8.12 m (26 ft 7​12 in) Chan Ming Tai 7 May 2016 Hong Kong [37]
 Estonia 8.10 m (26 ft 6​34 in) Erki Nool 27 May 1995 Götzis
 Peru 8.10 m (26 ft 6​34 in) Jorge McFarlane 23 November 2009 Sucre
 Uzbekistan 8.10 m (26 ft 6​34 in) Aleksandr Pototskiy 4 June 1992 Bryansk
 Turkey 8.08 m (26 ft 6 in) Mesut Yavaş 24 June 2000 Istanbul
 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 8.08 m (26 ft 6 in) Clayton Latham 29 July 2008 Hamburg
 Latvia 8.08 m (26 ft 6 in) Elvijs Misāns 12 July 2016 Saldus [38]
 Albania 8.08 m (26 ft 6 in) i Izmir Smajlaj 4 March 2017 Belgrade [39]
 Ireland 8.07 m (26 ft 5​12 in) Ciaran McDonagh 21 August 2005 La Chaux-de-Fonds
 New Zealand 8.05 m (26 ft 4​34 in) Bob Thomas 20 January 1968 Whangarei
 Latvia 8.05 m (26 ft 4​34 in) Juris Tone 21 June 1983 Moscow
 Thailand 8.04 m (26 ft 4​12 in) Supanara Sukhasvasti 5 June 2010 Banglore
 Norway 8.02 m (26 ft 3​12 in) Kristen Fløgstad 4 August 1973 Bislett
 Philippines 7.99 m (26 ft 2​12 in) Henry Dagmil 7 June 2008 Eagle Rock [40]
 Israel 7.99 m (26 ft 2​12 in) Yochai Halevi 15 May 2010 Tel Aviv
 Viet Nam 7.90 m (25 ft 11 in) Nguyen Ngoc Quan 2 May 1997 Hanoi
 Malaysia 7.88 m (25 ft 10 in) Josbert Tinus 5 October 2007 Bangkok
 Turks and Caicos Islands 7.88 m (25 ft 10 in) Ifeanyi Otuonye 15 July 2016 San Salvador [41]
 Indonesia 7.85 m (25 ft 9 in) Agus Reza Irawan 21 September 1995 Jakarta
 Guatemala 7.79 m (25 ft 6​12 in) Salomón Rowe Stewart 5 August 1977 Jalapa, Mexico
 United Arab Emirates 7.79 m (25 ft 6​12 in) Mousbeh Ali Said 6 September 1992 Latakia
 Aruba 7.72 m (25 ft 3​34 in) Quincy Breell 16 May 2015 Cartagena [42]
 Malta 7.71 m (25 ft 3​12 in) Rachid Chouhal 2 April 2005 Marsa
 Luxembourg 7.68 m (25 ft 2​14 in) i Romain Lambert 14 January 2017 Kirchberg [43]
 Congo 7.63 m (25 ft 0​14 in) Andrew Issaka 28 June 2015 Nogens-sur-Marne
 Singapore 7.62 m (25 ft 0 in) Matthew Goh Yujie 5 December 2009 Vientiane
 Benin 7.59 m (24 ft 10​34 in) Romeo N'Tia 19 May 2017 Baku
 Bahrain 7.47 m (24 ft 6 in) Mohamed Imam Bakhash 16 October 2003 Manama
 Montserrat 7.46 m (24 ft 5​12 in) Darren Morsen 1 May 2016 Bedford [44]
 Lebanon 7.43 m (24 ft 4​12 in) Marc Habib 22 July 2004 Lebanon
 Guinea 7.39 m (24 ft 2​34 in) Thiémo Amadou Barry 8 June 2013 L'Alfàs del Pi
 Montenegro 7.33 m (24 ft 0​12 in) Darko Pešić 25 June 2016 Pitești [45]
 Laos 7.31 m (23 ft 11​34 in) Sompong Vongphakdy 12 June 2015 Kallang [46]
 Macao 7.25 m (23 ft 9​14 in) Wong Ka Chun 24 June 2017 Singapore
 Jersey 7.21 m (23 ft 7​34 in) Ross Jeffs 1 July 2012 Jersey
 Macedonia 7.15 m (23 ft 5​14 in) Zoran Tasevski 15 May 1976 Skopje
Toni Damcevski 23 May 1995 Sofia
Slavcho Mirchevski 7 June 2015 Ohrid
5 June 2016 Ohrid
   Nepal 7.09 m (23 ft 3 in) Puspendra Kumar Goit 4 December 2015 Kathmandu [47]
 Afghanistan 7.05 m (23 ft 1​12 in) Mohammed Anwar 1940 Kabul
 Brunei 7.04 m (23 ft 1 in) Daniel Chung 7 August 1993 Kota Kinabalu
 São Tomé and Príncipe 7.02 m (23 ft 0​14 in) Juary Tavares 6 June 2015 Lisbon
 South Sudan 5.70 m (18 ft 8​14 in) Evans Francisco 14 May 2017 Dar es Salaam

Women[edit]

Nation Distance Athlete Date Location Ref
 Serbia 7.24 m (23 ft 9 in) i Ivana Španović 5 March 2017 Belgrade [48]
 Great Britain 7.07 m (23 ft 2​14 in) Shara Proctor 28 August 2015 Beijing [49]
 Sweden 6.99 m (22 ft 11 in) Erica Johansson 5 July 2000 Lausanne [50]
 Latvia 6.92 m (22 ft 8​14 in) Ineta Radēviča 28 July 2010 Barcelona
 India 6.83 m (22 ft 4​34 in) Anju Bobby George 27 August 2004 Athens [51]
 Bahamas 6.83 m (22 ft 4​34 in) Bianca Stuart 26 June 2015 Nassau [52]
 Barbados 6.80 m (22 ft 3​12 in) i Akela Jones 11 March 2016 Birmingham [53]
 Mexico 6.74 m (22 ft 1​14 in) A Jessamyn Sauceda 7 May 2017 Mexico City [54]
 Armenia 6.72 m (22 ft 0​12 in) Amaliya Sharoyan 21 May 2016 Elbasan [55]
 Philippines 6.72 m (22 ft 0​12 in) Marestella Sunang 4 July 2016 Almaty [56]
 British Virgin Islands 6.69 m (21 ft 11​14 in) Chantel Malone 9 August 2015 San José [57]
 Iceland 6.62 m (21 ft 8​12 in) Hafdís Sigurðardóttir 9 July 2016 Hilversum [58]
 Venezuela 6.58 m (21 ft 7 in) Jhoanmy Luque 26 May 2017 Austin [59]
 Ecuador 6.50 m (21 ft 3​34 in) A Yuliana Angulo 10 May 2015 Medellín [60]
 Sri Lanka 6.43 m (21 ft 1 in) Chamali Dilrukshi Priyadarshani 19 December 2015 Diyagama [61]
 Papua New Guinea 6.39 m (20 ft 11​12 in) Rellie Kaputin 23 April 2017 Amarillo [62]
 Antigua and Barbuda 6.22 m (20 ft 4​34 in) Amy Harris-Willock 6 July 2014 Basseterre
 Dominica 6.17 m (20 ft 2​34 in) i Thea LaFond 27 February 2015 Geneva [63]
 Papua New Guinea 6.10 m (20 ft 0 in) Rellie Kaputin 26 May 2016 Bradenton [64]
 Republic of the Congo 6.10 m (20 ft 0 in) Marie Mbuya Mala 24 June 2017 Moulins [65]
 Bolivia 6.09 m (19 ft 11​34 in) A Valeria Quispe 4 June 2017 Tarija [66]
 Laos 5.75 m (18 ft 10​14 in) Laenly Phoutthavong 25 August 2017 Bukit Jalil [67]
 Laos 5.69 m (18 ft 8 in) Laenly Phoutthavong 4 April 2015 Kallang [68]
 Guinea Bissau 5.69 m (18 ft 8 in) Fatumata Baldé 3 June 2017 Braga
 Cape Verde 5.66 m (18 ft 6​34 in) i Evelise Veiga 27 January 2012 Pombal
 Libya 5.12 m (16 ft 9​12 in) Hedil Aboud Fethi 7 June 2015 Radès
 Kuwait 4.87 m (15 ft 11​12 in) Nadia Al-Haqqan 15 March 2015 Muscat

See also[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

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Cited sources[edit]

  • Stephen G. Miller (2004). Ancient Greek Athletics. New Haven: Yale University Press. ISBN 0300115296.

Further reading[edit]

  • Guthrie, Mark (2003). Coach Track & Field Successfully. Champaign, Illinois: Human Kinetics. pp. 149–155. ISBN 0-7360-4274-1.
  • Rogers, Joseph L. (2000). USA Track & Field Coaching Manual. Champaign, Illinois: Human Kinetics. pp. 141–157. ISBN 0-88011-604-8.
  • Ernie Gregoire, Larry Myricks (1991). World Class Track & Field Series: Long Jump (VHS). Ames, Iowa: Championship Books & Video Productions.

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