|Women's long jump|
at the Games of the XV Olympiad
|Competitors||34 from 22 nations|
| Athletics at the|
1952 Summer Olympics
|80 m hurdles||women|
|110 m hurdles||men|
|400 m hurdles||men|
|4×100 m relay||men||women|
|4×400 m relay||men|
|10 km walk||men|
|50 km walk||men|
The Women's long jump at the 1952 Olympic Games took place on July 23 at the Helsinki Olympic Stadium. Yvette Williams from New Zealand won the gold medal and set a new Olympic record.
The long jump 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.
The 1952 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XV Olympiad, were an international multi-sport event held in Helsinki, Finland from July 19 to August 3, 1952.
The Helsinki Olympic Stadium, located in the Töölö district about 2.3 kilometres (1.4 mi) from the centre of the Finnish capital Helsinki, is the largest stadium in the country, nowadays mainly used for hosting sports events and big concerts. The stadium is best known for being the centre of activities in the 1952 Summer Olympics. During those games, it hosted athletics, equestrian show jumping, and the football finals.
Prior to this competition, the existing world and Olympic records were as follows.
|World record||6.25 m||Leiden, Netherlands||19 September 1943|
|Olympic record||5.69 m||London, United Kingdom||4 August 1948|
The following new Olympic records was set during this competition.
|23 July||Final||6.24 m||OR|
Qualifying Performance 5.30 advance to the Final.
|1||B||Yvette Williams||6.16 OR|
|7||B||Elfriede von Nitzsch||5.62|
|21||B||Wanda dos Santos||5.35|
|24||A||Helena de Menezes||5.33|
|1||Yvette Williams||x||x||5.90||6.24||6.11||5.99||6.24 OR|
|14||Elfriede von Nitzsch||x||5.57||x||5.57|
|21||Wanda dos Santos||5.36||5.30||5.21||5.36|
|24||Helena de Menezes||x||4.98||4.66||4.98|
NM — No Mark
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