Athletics at the 1952 Summer Olympics – Women's long jump

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Women's long jump
at the Games of the XV Olympiad
DateJuly 23
Competitors34 from 22 nations
Medalists
Gold medal icon.svg Yvette Williams Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand
Silver medal icon.svg Aleksandra Chudina Flag of the Soviet Union (1936-1955).svg  Soviet Union
Bronze medal icon.svg Shirley Cawley Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain
  1948
1956  

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. [1]

Long jump track and field event

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.

1952 Summer Olympics Games of the XV Olympiad, held in Helsinki in 1952

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.

Helsinki Olympic Stadium stadium in Helsinki, Finland

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.

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Records

Prior to this competition, the existing world and Olympic records were as follows.

World record Flag of the Netherlands.svg Fanny Blankers-Koen (NED)6.25 m Leiden, Netherlands 19 September 1943
Olympic recordFlag of Hungary (1946-1949, 1956-1957).svg  Olga Gyarmati  (HUN)5.69 m London, United Kingdom 4 August 1948

The following new Olympic records was set during this competition.

DateEventAthleteTimeORWR
23 JulyFinalFlag of New Zealand.svg  Yvette Williams  (NZL)6.24 mOR

Results

Qualifying round

Qualifying Performance 5.30 advance to the Final.

RankGroupNameNationalityMark
1B Yvette Williams Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand 6.16 OR
2B Mabel Landry US flag 48 stars.svg  United States 5.88
3A Aleksandra Chudina Flag of the Soviet Union (1936-1955).svg  Soviet Union 5.77
4B Nina Tyurkina Flag of the Soviet Union (1936-1955).svg  Soviet Union 5.77
5A Shirley Cawley Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain 5.73
6B Wilhelmina Lust Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands 5.63
7B Elfriede von Nitzsch Flag of Germany.svg  Germany 5.62
7B Maire Österdahl Flag of Finland.svg  Finland 5.62
9B Irmgard Schmelzer Flag of Germany.svg  Germany 5.61
10A Verna Johnston Flag of Australia.svg  Australia 5.58
11A Thelma Jones Flag of Bermuda (1910-1999).svg  Bermuda 5.55
12A Gladys Erbetta Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina 5.51
13B Valentina Lituyeva Flag of the Soviet Union (1936-1955).svg  Soviet Union 5.51
14A Olga Gyarmati Flag of Hungary (1949-1956).svg  Hungary 5.50
15B Adriana Millard Flag of Chile.svg  Chile 5.49
16B Greta Magnusson Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden 5.45
17B Constance Willoughby Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain 5.44
18A Elżbieta Krzesińska Flag of Poland (1928-1980).svg  Poland 5.43
19A Leni Hofknecht Flag of Germany.svg  Germany 5.41
20A Yvonne Chabot-Curtet Flag of France.svg  France 5.36
21B Wanda dos Santos Flag of Brazil (1889-1960).svg  Brazil 5.35
22B Dawn Josephs Canadian Red Ensign (1921-1957).svg  Canada 5.34
22B Ayako Yoshikawa Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg  Japan 5.34
24A Helena de Menezes Flag of Brazil (1889-1960).svg  Brazil 5.33
25A Ursel Finger Flag of Saar (1947-1956).svg  Saar 5.27
26A Suzanne Glotin Flag of France.svg  France 5.26
27A Lilián Buglia Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina 5.25
28A Éliane Dudal Flag of France.svg  France 5.21
29B Tamara Metal Flag of Israel.svg  Israel 5.16
30A Gretel Bolliger Flag of Switzerland.svg  Switzerland 5.14
31B Kathleen Russell Flag of Jamaica (1906-1957).svg  Jamaica 5.10
32A Maria Piątkowska Flag of Poland (1928-1980).svg  Poland 5.09
33A Phyllis Lightbourn-Jones Flag of Bermuda (1910-1999).svg  Bermuda 4.92
B Rosella Thorne Canadian Red Ensign (1921-1957).svg  Canada

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Final

RankAthleteNationality123456Result
1 Yvette Williams Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand xx5.906.246.115.996.24 OR
2 Aleksandra Chudina Flag of the Soviet Union (1936-1955).svg  Soviet Union 5.996.145.745.905.956.076.14
3 Shirley Cawley Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain 5.92x5.535.465.785.825.92
4 Irmgard Schmelzer Flag of Germany.svg  Germany 5.895.765.90x5.84x5.90
5 Wilhelmina Lust Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands 5.685.655.79x5.81x5.81
6 Nina Tyurkina Flag of the Soviet Union (1936-1955).svg  Soviet Union 5.615.815.765.52xx5.81
7 Mabel Landry US flag 48 stars.svg  United States xx5.755.75
8 Verna Johnston Flag of Australia.svg  Australia 5.515.605.745.74
9 Maire Österdahl Flag of Finland.svg  Finland 5.625.735.705.73
10 Olga Gyarmati Flag of Hungary (1949-1956).svg  Hungary 5.485.675.605.67
11 Valentina Lituyeva Flag of the Soviet Union (1936-1955).svg  Soviet Union 5.505.635.655.65
12 Elżbieta Krzesińska Flag of Poland (1928-1980).svg  Poland 5.655.405.555.65
13 Adriana Millard Flag of Chile.svg  Chile 5.585.565.595.59
14 Elfriede von Nitzsch Flag of Germany.svg  Germany x5.57x5.57
15 Leni Hofknecht Flag of Germany.svg  Germany 5.455.545.555.55
16 Ayako Yoshikawa Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg  Japan 5.54x5.385.54
17 Dawn Josephs Canadian Red Ensign (1921-1957).svg  Canada 5.175.475.445.47
18 Gladys Erbetta Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina 5.395.405.475.47
19 Constance Willoughby Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain 5.395.445.135.44
20 Greta Magnusson Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden 5.375.435.405.43
21 Wanda dos Santos Flag of Brazil (1889-1960).svg  Brazil 5.365.305.215.36
22 Thelma Jones Flag of Bermuda (1910-1999).svg  Bermuda 5.335.275.315.33
23 Yvonne Chabot-Curtet Flag of France.svg  France 5.284.945.095.28
24 Helena de Menezes Flag of Brazil (1889-1960).svg  Brazil x4.984.664.98

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References

  1. "Athletics at the 1952 Helsinki Summer Games: Women's Long Jump". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 14 December 2017.