Vilma Bardauskienė

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Vilhelmina "Vilma" Bardauskienė (born 15 June 1953) is a former long jumper from Lithuania, who represented the Soviet Union in the late 1970s and early 1980s. She twice set the women's world record in the long jump, and won the European title in 1978 (Prague). She was born in Pakruojis.

Bardauskienė was the first female athlete to break the 7m barrier in long jump (7.07m). Eleven days later she broke her own record by two centimetres (7.09m) at the European Championships in Prague.


Preceded by
East Germany Siegrun Siegl
Women's Long Jump World Record Holder
18 August 1978 – 1 August 1982
Succeeded by
Romania Valy Ionescu