Long jump

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Long jump
2007 Military World Games long jump.jpg
A long jumper at the 2007 Military World Games
World records
Men Flag of the United States.svg Mike Powell 8.95 m (29 ft 4+14 in) (1991)
Women Flag of the Soviet Union.svg Galina Chistyakova 7.52 m (24 ft 8 in) (1988)
Olympic records
Men Flag of the United States.svg Bob Beamon 8.90 m (29 ft 2+14 in)  A (1968)
Women Flag of the United States.svg Jackie Joyner-Kersee 7.40 m (24 ft 3+14 in) (1988)
World Championship records
Men Flag of the United States.svg Mike Powell 8.95 m (29 ft 4+14 in) (1991)
Women Flag of the United States.svg Jackie Joyner-Kersee 7.36 m (24 ft 1+34 in) (1987)
World Indoor Championship records
Men Flag of Cuba.svg Iván Pedroso 8.62 m (28 ft 3+14 in) (1999)
Women Flag of the United States.svg Brittney Reese 7.23 m (23 ft 8+12 in) (2012)
Women's Long Jump Final – 28th Summer Universiade 2015

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 takeoff 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.

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Rules

An indicator of wind direction and a device for measuring wind speed (here +2.6 m/s) along a run-up track Wind indicator in long jump area at TNT - Fortuna Meeting in Kladno 16June2010 118.jpg
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 or vulcanized rubber, known generally as an all-weather track) and jump as far as they can from a wooden or synthetic board 20 cm or 8 in wide, that is built flush with the runway, into a pit filled with soft damp 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 valid attempts will be recorded but only the best mark counts towards the results. The competitor with the longest valid jump (from either the trial or final rounds) is declared the winner at the end of competition. 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 qualification is held in order to select at least 12 finalists. Ties and automatic qualifying distances are potential factors. In the final, a set of trial round jumps will be held, with the best 8 performers advancing to the final rounds. (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

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Halteres used in athletic games in ancient Greece
Black-figured Tyrrhenian amphora showing athletes and a combat scene, 540 BC A competitor in the long jump, Black-figured Tyrrhenian amphora showing athletes and a combat scene, Greek, but made for the Etruscan market, 540 BC, found near Rome, Winning at the ancient Games, British Museum (7675649600).jpg
Black-figured Tyrrhenian amphora showing athletes and a combat scene, 540 BC

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 m (23 ft 1+12 in). [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

An athlete performing a long jump as part of the heptathlon at the 2013 French Athletics Championships in Stade Charlety, Paris Women heptathlon LJ French Athletics Championships 2013 t144221.jpg
An athlete performing a long jump as part of the heptathlon at the 2013 French Athletics Championships in Stade Charléty, Paris

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.

Approach

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; [8] 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 steps on the novice and intermediate levels, while at the elite level they are closer to between 20 and 22 steps. The exact distance and number of steps 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.

Last two steps

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

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

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

Takeoff

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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

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

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

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

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.

Action in the air and landing

Multi-eventer Jessica Ennis during a long jump, preparing to land Jessica Ennis - long jump - 3.jpg
Multi-eventer Jessica Ennis during a long jump, preparing to land

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 then 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. [9] The front flip jump was subsequently banned due to fear of it being unsafe.

Records

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Sand pit where Bob Beamon set the 8.90 m record in Mexico City

The men's long jump world record has been held by just four individuals for the majority of time since the IAAF started to ratify records. The first mark recognized by the IAAF in 1912, the 7.61 m (24 ft 11+12 in) performance by Peter O'Connor, stood just short of 20 years (nine years as an IAAF record). After it was broken in 1921, the record changed hands five times until Jesse Owens set the mark of 8.13 m (26 ft 8 in) at the 1935 Big Ten track meet in Ann Arbor, Michigan, a record that was not broken for over 25 years, until 1960 by Ralph Boston. Boston improved upon it and exchanged records with Igor Ter-Ovanesyan three 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 2,292 m (7,520 ft), [10] a record jump not exceeded for almost 23 years, and which remains the second longest wind legal jump of all time; it has now stood as the Olympic record for over 53 years. 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 dramatic showdown against Carl Lewis who also surpassed Beamon's record that day, but his jump was wind-assisted (and thus not legal for record purposes). Powell's record of 8.95 m (29 ft 4+14 in) has now stood for over 30 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 Powell (wind-assisted +4.4) at high altitude in Sestriere in 1992. A potential world record of 8.96 m (29 ft 4+34 in) was recorded by Iván Pedroso also in Sestriere. Despite a "legal" wind reading, the jump was not validated because videotape revealed a person stood 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). [11] As mentioned above, Lewis jumped 8.91 m (29 ft 2+34 in) 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 more consistent improvement, though the current record has stood longer than any other long jump world record by men or women. The longest to hold the record prior was by Fanny Blankers-Koen during World War II. who held it for over 10 years. There have been four occasions when the record was tied and three when it was improved upon twice in the same competition. The current women's world record 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 now stood for over 34 years.

Continental records

Outdoor

AreaMenWomen
Mark (m)Wind (m/s)AthleteNationMark (m)Wind (m/s)AthleteNation
Africa ( records )8.65 [A] +1.3 Luvo Manyonga Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa 7.17+1.1 Ese Brume Flag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria
Asia ( records )8.48+0.6 Mohammed Al-Khuwalidi Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg  Saudi Arabia 7.01+1.4 Weili Yao Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China
Europe ( records )8.86 [A] +1.9 Robert Emmiyan Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union 7.52 WR +1.4 Galina Chistyakova Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union
North, Central America
and Caribbean
( records )
8.95 WR +0.3 Mike Powell Flag of the United States.svg  United States 7.49+1.3 Jackie Joyner-Kersee Flag of the United States.svg  United States
7.49 [A] +1.7
Oceania ( records )8.54+1.7 Mitchell Watt Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia 7.13+1.8 Brooke Buschkuehl Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia
South America ( records )8.73+1.2 Irving Saladino Flag of Panama.svg  Panama 7.26 [A] +1.8 Maurren Maggi Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil

Notes

  • A Represents a mark set at a high altitude.

Indoor

AreaMenWomen
Mark (m)AthleteNationMark (m)AthleteNation
Africa ( records )8.44 Luvo Manyonga Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa 6.97 Chioma Ajunwa Flag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria
Asia ( records )8.27 Su Xiongfeng Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China 6.82 Yang Juan Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China
Europe ( records )8.71 Sebastian Bayer Flag of Germany.svg  Germany 7.37 WR Heike Drechsler Flag of East Germany.svg  East Germany
North, Central America
and Caribbean
( records )
8.79 WR Carl Lewis Flag of the United States.svg  United States 7.23 Brittney Reese Flag of the United States.svg  United States
Oceania ( records )8.25 Fabrice Lapierre Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia 6.81 Nicole Boegman Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia
South America ( records )8.42 Irving Saladino Flag of Panama.svg  Panama 6.89 Maurren Maggi Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil

All-time top 25

Men (outdoor)

Ath.#Perf.#MarkWind (m/s)AthleteNationDatePlaceRef
118.95 m (29 ft 4+14 in)+0.3 Mike Powell Flag of the United States.svg  United States 30 AUG 1991 Tokyo
228.90 m (29 ft 2+14 in) A +2.0 Bob Beamon Flag of the United States.svg  United States 18 OCT 1968 Mexico City
338.87 m (29 ft 1 in)−0.2 Carl Lewis Flag of the United States.svg  United States 30 AUG 1991 Tokyo
448.86 m (29 ft 34 in) A +1.9 Robert Emmiyan Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union 22 MAY 1987 Tsakhkadzor
58.84 m (29 ft 0 in)+1.7Lewis #230 AUG 1991 Tokyo
68.79 m (28 ft 10 in)+1.9Lewis #319 JUN 1983 Indianapolis
78.76 m (28 ft 8+34 in)+1.0Lewis #424 JUL 1982 Indianapolis
+0.8Lewis #518 JUL 1988 Indianapolis
598.74 m (28 ft 8 in)+1.4 Larry Myricks Flag of the United States.svg  United States 18 JUL 1988 Indianapolis
8.74 m (28 ft 8 in) A +2.0 Erick Walder Flag of the United States.svg  United States 02 APR 1994 El Paso
8.74 m (28 ft 8 in)−1.2 Dwight Phillips Flag of the United States.svg  United States 07 JUN 2009 Eugene
8128.73 m (28 ft 7+12 in)+1.2 Irving Saladino Flag of Panama.svg  Panama 24 MAY 2008 Hengelo
138.72 m (28 ft 7+14 in)−0.2Lewis #626 SEP 1988 Seoul
148.71 m (28 ft 6+34 in)−0.4Lewis #713 MAY 1984 Westwood
+0.1Lewis #819 JUN 1984 Los Angeles
9148.71 m (28 ft 6+34 in)+1.9 Iván Pedroso Flag of Cuba.svg  Cuba 18 JUL 1995 Salamanca
178.70 m (28 ft 6+12 in)+0.9Myricks #217 JUN 1989 Houston
+0.7Powell #227 JUL 1993 Salamanca
+1.6Pedroso #212 AUG 1995 Gothenburg
10208.69 m (28 ft 6 in)+0.5 Tajay Gayle Flag of Jamaica.svg  Jamaica 28 SEP 2019 Doha
218.68 m (28 ft 5+12 in)+1.0Lewis #905 AUG 1992 Barcelona
+1.6Pedroso #317 JUN 1995 Lisbon
11218.68 m (28 ft 5+12 in)+1.7 Juan Miguel Echevarría Flag of Cuba.svg  Cuba 30 JUN 2018 Bad Langensalza [17]
248.67 m (28 ft 5+14 in)+0.4Lewis #1005 SEP 1987 Rome
−0.7Lewis #1106 AUG 1992 Barcelona
128.66 m (28 ft 4+34 in)+1.6 Louis Tsatoumas Flag of Greece.svg  Greece 02 JUN 2007 Kalamata
138.65 m (28 ft 4+12 in) A +1.3 Luvo Manyonga Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa 22 APR 2017 Potchefstroom [18]
148.63 m (28 ft 3+34 in)+0.5 Kareem Streete-Thompson Flag of the United States.svg  United States 04 JUL 1994 Linz
158.62 m (28 ft 3+14 in)+0.7 James Beckford Flag of Jamaica.svg  Jamaica 05 APR 1997 Orlando
168.60 m (28 ft 2+12 in)+0.7 Miltiadis Tentoglou Flag of Greece.svg  Greece 26 MAY 2021 Kallithea [19]
178.58 m (28 ft 1+34 in)+1.8 Jarrion Lawson Flag of the United States.svg  United States 03 JUL 2016 Eugene [20]
188.56 m (28 ft 1 in)+1.3 Yago Lamela Flag of Spain.svg  Spain 24 JUN 1999 Turin
+0.2 Aleksandr Menkov Flag of Russia.svg  Russia 16 AUG 2013 Moscow
208.54 m (28 ft 0 in)+0.9 Lutz Dombrowski Flag of East Germany.svg  East Germany 28 JUL 1980 Moscow
+1.7 Mitchell Watt Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia 29 JUL 2011 Stockholm
228.53 m (27 ft 11+34 in)+1.2 Jaime Jefferson Flag of Cuba.svg  Cuba 12 MAY 1990 Havana
238.52 m (27 ft 11+14 in)+0.7 Savanté Stringfellow Flag of the United States.svg  United States 21 JUN 2002 Palo Alto
+1.8 Jeff Henderson Flag of the United States.svg  United States 22 JUL 2015 Toronto
258.51 m (27 ft 11 in)+1.7 Roland McGhee Flag of the United States.svg  United States 14 MAY 1995 São Paulo
+1.7 Greg Rutherford Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom 24 APR 2014 Chula Vista

Assisted marks

Any performance with a following wind of more than 2.0 metres per second is not counted for record purposes. Below is a list of wind-assisted jumps (equal or superior to 8.51 m). Only best assisted mark that is superior to legal best is shown:

Women (outdoor)

Ath.#Perf.#MarkWind (m/s)AthleteNationDatePlaceRef
117.52 m (24 ft 8 in)+1.4 Galina Chistyakova Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union 11 JUN 1988 Leningrad
227.49 m (24 ft 6+34 in)+1.3 Jackie Joyner-Kersee Flag of the United States.svg  United States 22 MAY 1994 New York City
27.49 m (24 ft 6+34 in) A +1.7Joyner-Kersee #231 JUL 1994 Sestriere
347.48 m (24 ft 6+14 in)+1.2 Heike Drechsler Flag of East Germany.svg  East Germany 09 JUL 1988 Neubrandenburg
47.48 m (24 ft 6+14 in)+0.4Drechsler #208 JUL 1992 Lausanne
67.45 m (24 ft 5+14 in)+0.9Drechsler #321 JUN 1986 Tallinn
+1.1Drechsler #403 JUL 1986 Dresden
+0.6Joyner-Kersee #313 AUG 1987 Indianapolis
+1.0Chistyakova #211 JUN 1988 Leningrad
+1.6Chistyakova #312 AUG 1988 Budapest
117.44 m (24 ft 4+34 in)+2.0Drechsler #522 SEP 1985 Berlin
4127.43 m (24 ft 4+12 in)+1.4 Anişoara Cuşmir Flag of Romania (1965-1989).svg  Romania 04 JUN 1983 Bucharest
5137.42 m (24 ft 4 in)+2.0 Tatyana Kotova Flag of Russia.svg  Russia 23 JUN 2002 Annecy
147.40 m (24 ft 3+14 in)+1.8Drechsler #626 JUL 1984 Dresden
+0.7Drechsler #721 AUG 1987 Potsdam
+0.9Joyner-Kersee #429 SEP 1988 Seoul
177.39 m (24 ft 2+34 in)+0.3Drechsler #821 AUG 1985 Zürich
6177.39 m (24 ft 2+34 in)+0.5 Yelena Belevskaya Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union 18 JUL 1987 Bryansk
177.39 m (24 ft 2+34 in)Joyner-Kersee #525 JUN 1988 San Diego
207.37 m (24 ft 2 in) A +1.8Drechsler #931 JUL 1991 Sestriere
7207.37 m (24 ft 2 in) Inessa Kravets Flag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine 13 JUN 1992 Kyiv
227.36 m (24 ft 1+34 in)+0.4Joyner-Kersee #604 SEP 1987 Rome
+1.8Belevskaya #211 JUN 1988 Leningrad
+1.8Drechsler #1028 MAY 1992 Jena
257.35 m (24 ft 1+14 in)+1.9Chistyakova #420 JUN 1990 Bratislava
87.33 m (24 ft 12 in)+0.4 Tatyana Lebedeva Flag of Russia.svg  Russia 31 JUL 2004 Tula
97.31 m (23 ft 11+34 in)+1.5 Olena Khlopotnova Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union 12 SEP 1985 Alma Ata
+1.9 Marion Jones Flag of the United States.svg  United States 31 MAY 1998 Eugene
+1.7 Brittney Reese Flag of the United States.svg  United States 02 JUL 2016 Eugene [22]
127.30 m (23 ft 11+14 in)−0.8 Malaika Mihambo Flag of Germany.svg  Germany 06 OCT 2019 Doha [23]
137.27 m (23 ft 10 in)−0.4 Irina Simagina Flag of Russia.svg  Russia 31 JUL 2004 Tula
147.26 m (23 ft 9+34 in) A +1.8 Maurren Maggi Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil 25 JUN 1999 Bogotá
157.24 m (23 ft 9 in)+1.0 Larysa Berezhna Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union 25 MAY 1991 Granada
167.21 m (23 ft 7+34 in)+1.6 Helga Radtke Flag of East Germany.svg  East Germany 26 JUL 1984 Dresden
+1.9 Lyudmila Kolchanova Flag of Russia.svg  Russia 27 MAY 2007 Sochi
187.20 m (23 ft 7+14 in)−0.3 Vali Ionescu Flag of Romania (1965-1989).svg  Romania 01 AUG 1982 Bucharest
+2.0 Irena Oženko Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union 12 SEP 1986 Budapest
+0.8 Yelena Sinchukova Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union 20 JUN 1991 Budapest
+0.7 Irina Mushailova Flag of Russia.svg  Russia 14 JUL 1994 Saint Petersburg
227.17 m (23 ft 6+14 in)+1.8 Irina Valyukevich Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union 18 JUL 1987 Bryansk
+0.6 Tianna Bartoletta Flag of the United States.svg  United States 17 AUG 2016 Rio de Janeiro [24]
+1.1 Ese Brume Flag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria 29 MAY 2021 Chula Vista [25]
257.16 m (23 ft 5+34 in) Yolanda Chen Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union 30 JUL 1988 Moscow
7.16 m (23 ft 5+34 in) A −0.1 Elva Goulbourne Flag of Jamaica.svg  Jamaica 22 MAY 2004 Mexico City
7.16 m (23 ft 5+34 in)+1.6 Sosthene Moguenara Flag of Germany.svg  Germany 29 MAY 2016 Weinheim

Assisted marks

Any performance with a following wind of more than 2.0 metres per second is not counted for record purposes. Below is a list of wind-assisted jumps (equal or superior to 7.16 m). Only best assisted mark that is superior to legal best is shown:

  • Heike Drechsler jumped 7.63 (+2.1) A in Sestriere, Italy on 21 July 1992.
  • Yulimar Rojas jumped 7.27 (+2.7) in La Nucia, Spain on 13 June 2021.
  • Tara Davis jumped 7.24 (+2.8) in Chula Vista, California on 9 July 2022.
  • Fiona May jumped 7.23 (+4.3) A in Sestriere, Italy on 29 July 1995.
  • Anastassia Mirochuk-Ivanova jumped 7.22 (+4.3) in Grodno, Belarus on 6 July 2012.
  • Susen Tiedtke jumped 7.19 (+3.7) A in Sestriere, Italy on 28 July 1993.
  • Eva Murková jumped 7.17 (+3.6) in Nitra, Czechoslovakia on 26 August 1984.

Men (indoor)

Ath.#Perf.#MarkAthleteNationDatePlaceRef
118.79 m (28 ft 10 in) Carl Lewis Flag of the United States.svg  United States 27 JAN 1984 New York City
228.71 m (28 ft 6+34 in) Sebastian Bayer Flag of Germany.svg  Germany 08 MAR 2009 Turin
338.62 m (28 ft 3+14 in) Iván Pedroso Flag of Cuba.svg  Cuba 07 MAR 1999 Maebashi
48.60 m (28 ft 2+12 in)Pedroso #216 FEB 1997 Liévin
458.59 m (28 ft 2 in) Miguel Pate Flag of the United States.svg  United States 01 MAR 2002 New York City
68.56 m (28 ft 1 in)Lewis #216 JAN 1982 East Rutherford
578.56 m (28 ft 1 in) Yago Lamela Flag of Spain.svg  Spain 07 MAR 1999 Maebashi
88.55 m (28 ft 12 in)Lewis #326 FEB 1982 New York City
Lewis #411 FEB 1984 East Rutherford
688.55 m (28 ft 12 in) Miltiadis Tentoglou Flag of Greece.svg  Greece 18 MAR 2022 Belgrade [27]
118.54 m (28 ft 0 in)Lewis #528 JAN 1983 New York City
128.51 m (27 ft 11 in)Pedroso #311 MAR 1995 Barcelona
Pedroso #408 MAR 1997 Paris
148.50 m (27 ft 10+12 in)Lewis #624 FEB 1984 New York City
Lewis #725 JAN 1985 New York City
168.49 m (27 ft 10+14 in)Lewis #820 FEB 1981 Fort Worth
7168.49 m (27 ft 10+14 in) Robert Emmiyan Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union 21 FEB 1987 Liévin
168.49 m (27 ft 10+14 in)Lewis #905 FEB 1992 Stockholm
198.48 m (27 ft 9+34 in)Lewis #1013 MAR 1981 Detroit
208.47 m (27 ft 9+14 in)Lewis #1118 FEB 1983 San Diego
218.46 m (27 ft 9 in)Pedroso #518 FEB 1996 Liévin
8228.46 m (27 ft 9 in) Juan Miguel Echevarría Flag of Cuba.svg  Cuba 02 MAR 2018 Birmingham
238.45 m (27 ft 8+12 in)Lewis #1227 FEB 1983 East Rutherford
9248.45 m (27 ft 8+12 in) JuVaughn Harrison Flag of the United States.svg  United States 12 MAR 2021 Fayetteville
10258.44 m (27 ft 8+14 in) Larry Myricks Flag of the United States.svg  United States 24 FEB 1984 New York City
Mike Powell Flag of the United States.svg  United States 05 FEB 1993 Budapest
Luvo Manyonga Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa 02 MAR 2018 Birmingham
138.43 m (27 ft 7+34 in) Stanislav Tarasenko Flag of Russia.svg  Russia 26 JAN 1994 Moscow
Erick Walder Flag of the United States.svg  United States 11 MAR 1994 Indianapolis
158.42 m (27 ft 7+14 in) Irving Saladino Flag of Panama.svg  Panama 13 FEB 2008 Athens
Marquis Dendy Flag of the United States.svg  United States 02 MAR 2018 Birmingham
178.41 m (27 ft 7 in) Kirill Sosunov Flag of Russia.svg  Russia 08 MAR 1997 Paris
Joe Greene Flag of the United States.svg  United States 08 MAR 1997 Paris
Savanté Stringfellow Flag of the United States.svg  United States 13 FEB 2004 Fayetteville
208.40 m (27 ft 6+12 in) James Beckford Flag of Jamaica.svg  Jamaica 09 FEB 1996 Madrid
218.39 m (27 ft 6+14 in) A Jarrion Lawson Flag of the United States.svg  United States 14 MAR 2014 Albuquerque
228.38 m (27 ft 5+34 in) Vitaliy Shkurlatov Flag of Russia.svg  Russia 30 JAN 2000 Samara
Thobias Montler Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden 18 MAR 2022 Belgrade [27]
248.37 m (27 ft 5+12 in) Joan Lino Martínez Flag of Spain.svg  Spain 06 MAR 2005 Madrid
258.36 m (27 ft 5 in) Ignisious Gaisah Flag of Ghana.svg  Ghana 02 FEB 2006 Stockholm

Women (indoor)

Ath.#Perf.#MarkAthleteNationDatePlaceRef
117.37 m (24 ft 2 in) Heike Drechsler Flag of East Germany.svg  East Germany 13 FEB 1988 Vienna
27.32 m (24 ft 0 in)Drechsler #227 FEB 1987 New York City
37.30 m (23 ft 11+14 in)Drechsler #305 MAR 1988 Budapest
237.30 m (23 ft 11+14 in) Galina Chistyakova Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union 28 JAN 1989 Lipetsk
57.29 m (23 ft 11 in)Drechsler #425 JAN 1986 Berlin
67.25 m (23 ft 9+14 in)Chistyakova #216 FEB 1985 Kishinev
77.24 m (23 ft 9 in)Drechsler #620 FEB 1988 Berlin
Chistyakova #305 MAR 1988 Budapest
377.24 m (23 ft 9 in) Ivana Španović Flag of Serbia.svg  Serbia 05 MAR 2017 Belgrade
107.23 m (23 ft 8+12 in)Chistyakova #410 FEB 1988 Volgograd
4107.23 m (23 ft 8+12 in) Brittney Reese Flag of the United States.svg  United States 11 MAR 2012 Istanbul
127.22 m (23 ft 8+14 in)Reese #218 MAR 2016 Portland
5137.20 m (23 ft 7+14 in) Larysa Berezhna Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union 04 FEB 1989 Gomel
147.19 m (23 ft 7 in)Drechsler #706 MAR 1994 Sindelfingen
157.18 m (23 ft 6+12 in)Drechsler #822 FEB 1986 Madrid
Drechsler #917 FEB 1991 Dortmund
6177.17 m (23 ft 6+14 in) Olena Khlopotnova Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union 16 FEB 1985 Kishinev
177.17 m (23 ft 6+14 in)Drechsler #1015 FEB 1986 Senftenberg
197.15 m (23 ft 5+14 in)Drechsler #1113 FEB 1994 Maebashi
207.13 m (23 ft 4+12 in)Chistyakova #521 FEB 1988 Moscow
Drechsler #1221 FEB 1987 Liévin
7207.13 m (23 ft 4+12 in) Jackie Joyner-Kersee Flag of the United States.svg  United States 05 MAR 1994 Atlanta
237.12 m (23 ft 4+14 in)Khlopotnova #202 MAR 1985 Kishinev
Chistyakova #614 FEB 1987 Moscow
Drechsler #1321 FEB 1987 Liévin
87.09 m (23 ft 3 in) Helga Radtke Flag of East Germany.svg  East Germany 24 FEB 1985 Berlin
Inessa Kravets Flag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine 01 FEB 1992 Moscow
107.07 m (23 ft 2+14 in) Malaika Mihambo Flag of Germany.svg  Germany 14 FEB 2020 Berlin
117.05 m (23 ft 1+12 in) Yolanda Chen Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union 04 FEB 1989 Gomel
127.03 m (23 ft 34 in) Dawn Burrell Flag of the United States.svg  United States 10 MAR 2001 Lisbon
137.01 m (22 ft 11+34 in) Nijolé Medvedeva Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union 25 JAN 1987 Vilnius
Yelena Belevskaya Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union 14 FEB 1987 Moscow
Tatyana Kotova Flag of Russia.svg  Russia 17 JAN 2002 Omsk
Darya Klishina Flag of Russia.svg  Russia 02 MAR 2013 Gothenburg
177.00 m (22 ft 11+12 in) Lyudmila Galkina Flag of Russia.svg  Russia 16 FEB 2001 Moscow
Naide Gomes Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal 09 MAR 2008 Valencia
196.99 m (22 ft 11 in) Eva Murková Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czechoslovakia 02 MAR 1985 Piraeus
Mirela Dulgheru Flag of Romania.svg  Romania 23 JAN 1993 Bacău
6.99 m (22 ft 11 in) A Janay DeLoach Flag of the United States.svg  United States 27 FEB 2011 Albuquerque
6.99 m (22 ft 11 in) Christabel Nettey Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada 19 FEB 2015 Stockholm
236.98 m (22 ft 10+34 in) Tatyana Lebedeva Flag of Russia.svg  Russia 07 MAR 2004 Budapest
Svetlana Biryukova Flag of Russia.svg  Russia 12 JAN 2014 Moscow
256.97 m (22 ft 10+14 in) Chioma Ajunwa Flag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria 05 FEB 1997 Erfurt
Lorraine Ugen Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom 05 MAR 2017 Belgrade

Olympic medalists

Men

GamesGoldSilverBronze
1896 Athens
details
Ellery Clark
US flag 44 stars.svg  United States
Robert Garrett
US flag 44 stars.svg  United States
James Connolly
US flag 44 stars.svg  United States
1900 Paris
details
Alvin Kraenzlein
US flag 45 stars.svg  United States
Myer Prinstein
US flag 45 stars.svg  United States
Patrick Leahy
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain
1904 St. Louis
details
Myer Prinstein
US flag 45 stars.svg  United States
Daniel Frank
US flag 45 stars.svg  United States
Robert Stangland
US flag 45 stars.svg  United States
1908 London
details
Frank Irons
US flag 45 stars.svg  United States
Daniel Kelly
US flag 45 stars.svg  United States
Calvin Bricker
Canadian Red Ensign (1868-1921).svg  Canada
1912 Stockholm
details
Albert Gutterson
US flag 48 stars.svg  United States
Calvin Bricker
Canadian Red Ensign (1868-1921).svg  Canada
Georg Åberg
Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden
1920 Antwerp
details
William Petersson
Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden
Carl Johnson
US flag 48 stars.svg  United States
Erik Abrahamsson
Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden
1924 Paris
details
DeHart Hubbard
US flag 48 stars.svg  United States
Edward Gourdin
US flag 48 stars.svg  United States
Sverre Hansen
Flag of Norway.svg  Norway
1928 Amsterdam
details
Ed Hamm
US flag 48 stars.svg  United States
Silvio Cator
Flag of Haiti (1859-1964).svg  Haiti
Al Bates
US flag 48 stars.svg  United States
1932 Los Angeles
details
Ed Gordon
US flag 48 stars.svg  United States
Lambert Redd
US flag 48 stars.svg  United States
Chūhei Nambu
Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg  Japan
1936 Berlin
details
Jesse Owens
US flag 48 stars.svg  United States
Luz Long
Flag of the German Reich (1935-1945).svg  Germany
Naoto Tajima
Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg  Japan
1948 London
details
Willie Steele
US flag 48 stars.svg  United States
Bill Bruce
Flag of Australia.svg  Australia
Herb Douglas
US flag 48 stars.svg  United States
1952 Helsinki
details
Jerome Biffle
US flag 48 stars.svg  United States
Meredith Gourdine
US flag 48 stars.svg  United States
Ödön Földessy
Flag of Hungary (1949-1956).svg  Hungary
1956 Melbourne
details
Gregory Bell
US flag 48 stars.svg  United States
John Bennett
US flag 48 stars.svg  United States
Jorma Valkama
Flag of Finland.svg  Finland
1960 Rome
details
Ralph Boston
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
Bo Roberson
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
Igor Ter-Ovanesyan
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union
1964 Tokyo
details
Lynn Davies
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain
Ralph Boston
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
Igor Ter-Ovanesyan
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union
1968 Mexico City
details
Bob Beamon
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
Klaus Beer
Flag of the German Olympic Team (1960-1968).svg  East Germany
Ralph Boston
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
1972 Munich
details
Randy Williams
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
Hans Baumgartner
Flag of Germany.svg  West Germany
Arnie Robinson
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
1976 Montreal
details
Arnie Robinson
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
Randy Williams
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
Frank Wartenberg
Flag of East Germany.svg  East Germany
1980 Moscow
details
Lutz Dombrowski
Flag of East Germany.svg  East Germany
Frank Paschek
Flag of East Germany.svg  East Germany
Valeriy Pidluzhnyy
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union
1984 Los Angeles
details
Carl Lewis
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
Gary Honey
Flag of Australia.svg  Australia
Giovanni Evangelisti
Flag of Italy.svg  Italy
1988 Seoul
details
Carl Lewis
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
Mike Powell
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
Larry Myricks
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
1992 Barcelona
details
Carl Lewis
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
Mike Powell
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
Joe Greene
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
1996 Atlanta
details
Carl Lewis
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
James Beckford
Flag of Jamaica.svg  Jamaica
Joe Greene
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
2000 Sydney
details
Iván Pedroso
Flag of Cuba.svg  Cuba
Jai Taurima
Flag of Australia.svg  Australia
Roman Shchurenko
Flag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine
2004 Athens
details
Dwight Phillips
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
John Moffitt
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
Joan Lino Martínez
Flag of Spain.svg  Spain
2008 Beijing
details
Irving Saladino
Flag of Panama.svg  Panama
Godfrey Khotso Mokoena
Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa
Ibrahim Camejo
Flag of Cuba.svg  Cuba
2012 London
details
Greg Rutherford
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain
Mitchell Watt
Flag of Australia.svg  Australia
Will Claye
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
2016 Rio de Janeiro
details
Jeff Henderson
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
Luvo Manyonga
Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa
Greg Rutherford
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain
2020 Tokyo
details
Miltiadis Tentoglou
Flag of Greece.svg  Greece
Juan Miguel Echevarría
Flag of Cuba.svg  Cuba
Maykel Massó
Flag of Cuba.svg  Cuba

Medal table

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)22151047
2Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain  (GBR)2024
3Flag of East Germany.svg  East Germany  (GDR)1214
4Flag of Cuba.svg  Cuba  (CUB)1124
5Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden  (SWE)1023
6Flag of Greece.svg  Greece  (GRE)1001
Flag of Panama.svg  Panama  (PAN)1001
8Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia  (AUS)0404
9Flag of Germany.svg  Germany  (GER)0202
Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa  (RSA)0202
11Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada  (CAN)0112
12Flag of Haiti.svg  Haiti  (HAI)0101
Flag of Jamaica.svg  Jamaica  (JAM)0101
14Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union  (URS)0033
15Flag of Japan.svg  Japan  (JPN)0022
16Flag of Finland.svg  Finland  (FIN)0011
Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary  (HUN)0011
Flag of Italy.svg  Italy  (ITA)0011
Flag of Norway.svg  Norway  (NOR)0011
Flag of Spain.svg  Spain  (ESP)0011
Flag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine  (UKR)0011
Totals (21 nations)29292987

Women

GamesGoldSilverBronze
1948 London
details
Olga Gyarmati
Flag of Hungary (1946-1949, 1956-1957).svg  Hungary
Noemí Simonetto
Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina
Ann-Britt Leyman
Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden
1952 Helsinki
details
Yvette Williams
Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand
Aleksandra Chudina
Flag of the Soviet Union (1936-1955).svg  Soviet Union
Shirley Cawley
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain
1956 Melbourne
details
Elżbieta Krzesińska
Flag of Poland (1928-1980).svg  Poland
Willye White
US flag 48 stars.svg  United States
Nadezhda Khnykina-Dvalishvili
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union
1960 Rome
details
Vera Krepkina
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union
Elżbieta Krzesińska
Flag of Poland (1928-1980).svg  Poland
Hildrun Claus
Flag of the German Olympic Team (1960-1968).svg  United Team of Germany
1964 Tokyo
details
Mary Rand
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain
Irena Kirszenstein
Flag of Poland (1928-1980).svg  Poland
Tatyana Shchelkanova
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union
1968 Mexico City
details
Viorica Viscopoleanu
Flag of Romania (1965-1989).svg  Romania
Sheila Sherwood
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain
Tatyana Talysheva
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union
1972 Munich
details
Heide Rosendahl
Flag of Germany.svg  West Germany
Diana Yorgova
Flag of Bulgaria (1971-1990).svg  Bulgaria
Eva Šuranová
Flag of Czechoslovakia.svg  Czechoslovakia
1976 Montreal
details
Angela Voigt
Flag of East Germany.svg  East Germany
Kathy McMillan
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
Lidiya Alfeyeva
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union
1980 Moscow
details
Tatyana Kolpakova
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union
Brigitte Wujak
Flag of East Germany.svg  East Germany
Tatyana Skachko
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union
1984 Los Angeles
details
Anișoara Cușmir-Stanciu
Flag of Romania (1965-1989).svg  Romania
Valy Ionescu
Flag of Romania (1965-1989).svg  Romania
Sue Hearnshaw
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain
1988 Seoul
details
Jackie Joyner-Kersee
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
Heike Drechsler
Flag of East Germany.svg  East Germany
Galina Chistyakova
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union
1992 Barcelona
details
Heike Drechsler
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany
Inessa Kravets
Olympic flag.svg  Unified Team
Jackie Joyner-Kersee
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
1996 Atlanta
details
Chioma Ajunwa
Flag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria
Fiona May
Flag of Italy.svg  Italy
Jackie Joyner-Kersee
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
2000 Sydney
details
Heike Drechsler
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany
Fiona May
Flag of Italy.svg  Italy
Tatyana Kotova
Flag of Russia.svg  Russia
2004 Athens
details
Tatyana Lebedeva
Flag of Russia.svg  Russia
Irina Simagina
Flag of Russia.svg  Russia
Tatyana Kotova
Flag of Russia.svg  Russia
2008 Beijing
details
Maurren Maggi
Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil
Blessing Okagbare
Flag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria
Chelsea Hammond
Flag of Jamaica.svg  Jamaica
2012 London
details
Brittney Reese
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
Elena Sokolova
Flag of Russia.svg  Russia
Janay DeLoach
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
2016 Rio de Janeiro
details
Tianna Bartoletta
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
Brittney Reese
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
Ivana Španović
Flag of Serbia.svg  Serbia
2020 Tokyo
details
Malaika Mihambo
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany
Brittney Reese
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
Ese Brume
Flag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria

Medal table

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1Flag of Germany.svg  Germany  (GER)4004
2Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)34310
3Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union  (URS)2169
4Flag of Romania.svg  Romania  (ROU)2103
5Flag of Russia.svg  Russia  (RUS)1225
6Flag of East Germany.svg  East Germany  (GDR)1214
7Flag of Poland.svg  Poland  (POL)1203
8Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain  (GBR)1124
9Flag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria  (NGR)1113
10Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil  (BRA)1001
Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary  (HUN)1001
Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand  (NZL)1001
13Flag of Italy.svg  Italy  (ITA)0202
14Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina  (ARG)0101
Flag of Bulgaria.svg  Bulgaria  (BUL)0101
Flag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine  (UKR)0101
17Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czechoslovakia  (TCH)0011
Flag of Jamaica.svg  Jamaica  (JAM)0011
Flag of Serbia.svg  Serbia  (SRB)0011
Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden  (SWE)0011
Totals (20 nations)19191957

World Championships medalists

Men

ChampionshipsGoldSilverBronze
1983 Helsinki
details
Flag of the United States.svg  Carl Lewis  (USA)Flag of the United States.svg  Jason Grimes  (USA)Flag of the United States.svg  Mike Conley  (USA)
1987 Rome
details
Flag of the United States.svg  Carl Lewis  (USA)Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Robert Emmiyan  (URS)Flag of the United States.svg  Larry Myricks  (USA)
1991 Tokyo
details
Flag of the United States.svg  Mike Powell  (USA)Flag of the United States.svg  Carl Lewis  (USA)Flag of the United States.svg  Larry Myricks  (USA)
1993 Stuttgart
details
Flag of the United States.svg  Mike Powell  (USA)Flag of Russia (1991-1993).svg  Stanislav Tarasenko  (RUS)Flag of Ukraine.svg  Vitaliy Kyrylenko  (UKR)
1995 Gothenburg
details
Flag of Cuba.svg  Iván Pedroso  (CUB)Flag of Jamaica.svg  James Beckford  (JAM)Flag of the United States.svg  Mike Powell  (USA)
1997 Athens
details
Flag of Cuba.svg  Iván Pedroso  (CUB)Flag of the United States.svg  Erick Walder  (USA)Flag of Russia.svg  Kirill Sosunov  (RUS)
1999 Seville
details
Flag of Cuba.svg  Iván Pedroso  (CUB)Flag of Spain.svg  Yago Lamela  (ESP)Flag of Slovenia.svg  Gregor Cankar  (SLO)
2001 Edmonton
details
Flag of Cuba.svg  Iván Pedroso  (CUB)Flag of the United States.svg  Savanté Stringfellow  (USA)Flag of Portugal.svg  Carlos Calado  (POR)
2003 Saint-Denis
details
Flag of the United States.svg  Dwight Phillips  (USA)Flag of Jamaica.svg  James Beckford  (JAM)Flag of Spain.svg  Yago Lamela  (ESP)
2005 Helsinki
details
Flag of the United States.svg  Dwight Phillips  (USA)Flag of Ghana.svg  Ignisious Gaisah  (GHA)Flag of Finland.svg  Tommi Evilä  (FIN)
2007 Osaka
details
Flag of Panama.svg  Irving Saladino  (PAN)Flag of Italy.svg  Andrew Howe  (ITA)Flag of the United States.svg  Dwight Phillips  (USA)
2009 Berlin
details
Flag of the United States.svg  Dwight Phillips  (USA)Flag of South Africa.svg  Godfrey Khotso Mokoena  (RSA)Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Mitchell Watt  (AUS)
2011 Daegu
details
Flag of the United States.svg  Dwight Phillips  (USA)Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Mitchell Watt  (AUS)Flag of Zimbabwe.svg  Ngonidzashe Makusha  (ZIM)
2013 Moscow
details
Flag of Russia.svg  Aleksandr Menkov  (RUS)Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Ignisious Gaisah  (NED)Flag of Mexico.svg  Luis Rivera  (MEX)
2015 Beijing
details
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Greg Rutherford  (GBR)Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Fabrice Lapierre  (AUS)Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  Wang Jianan  (CHN)
2017 London
details
Flag of South Africa.svg  Luvo Manyonga  (RSA)Flag of the United States.svg  Jarrion Lawson  (USA)Flag of South Africa.svg  Ruswahl Samaai  (RSA)
2019 Doha
details
Flag of Jamaica.svg  Tajay Gayle  (JAM)Flag of the United States.svg  Jeff Henderson  (USA)Flag of Cuba.svg  Juan Miguel Echevarría  (CUB)
2022 Eugene
details
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  Wang Jianan  (CHN)Flag of Greece.svg  Miltiadis Tentoglou  (GRE)Flag of Switzerland.svg  Simon Ehammer  (SUI)

Medal table

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)86519
2Flag of Cuba.svg  Cuba  (CUB)4015
3Flag of Jamaica.svg  Jamaica  (JAM)1203
4Flag of Russia.svg  Russia  (RUS)1113
Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa  (RSA)1113
6Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China  (CHN)1012
7Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain  (GBR)1001
Flag of Panama.svg  Panama  (PAN)1001
9Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia  (AUS)0213
10Flag of Spain.svg  Spain  (ESP)0112
11Flag of Ghana.svg  Ghana  (GHA)0101
Flag of Greece.svg  Greece  (GRE)0101
Flag of Italy.svg  Italy  (ITA)0101
Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands  (NED)0101
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union  (URS)0101
16Flag of Finland.svg  Finland  (FIN)0011
Flag of Mexico.svg  Mexico  (MEX)0011
Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal  (POR)0011
Flag of Slovenia.svg  Slovenia  (SLO)0011
Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland  (SUI)0011
Flag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine  (UKR)0011
Flag of Zimbabwe.svg  Zimbabwe  (ZIM)0011
Totals (22 nations)18181854

Women

ChampionshipsGoldSilverBronze
1983 Helsinki
details
Flag of East Germany.svg  Heike Daute  (GDR)Flag of Romania (1965-1989).svg  Anișoara Cușmir  (ROU)Flag of the United States.svg  Carol Lewis  (USA)
1987 Rome
details
Flag of the United States.svg  Jackie Joyner-Kersee  (USA)Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Yelena Belevskaya  (URS)Flag of East Germany.svg  Heike Drechsler  (GDR)
1991 Tokyo
details
Flag of the United States.svg  Jackie Joyner-Kersee  (USA)Flag of Germany.svg  Heike Drechsler  (GER)Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Larysa Berezhna  (URS)
1993 Stuttgart
details
Flag of Germany.svg  Heike Drechsler  (GER)Flag of Ukraine.svg  Larysa Berezhna  (UKR)Flag of Denmark.svg  Renata Nielsen  (DEN)
1995 Gothenburg
details
Flag of Italy.svg  Fiona May  (ITA)Flag of Cuba.svg  Niurka Montalvo  (CUB)Flag of Russia.svg  Irina Mushailova  (RUS)
1997 Athens
details
Flag of Russia.svg  Lyudmila Galkina  (RUS)Flag of Greece.svg  Niki Xanthou  (GRE)Flag of Italy.svg  Fiona May  (ITA)
1999 Seville
details
Flag of Spain.svg  Niurka Montalvo  (ESP)Flag of Italy.svg  Fiona May  (ITA)Flag of the United States.svg  Marion Jones  (USA)
2001 Edmonton
details
Flag of Italy.svg  Fiona May  (ITA)Flag of Russia.svg  Tatyana Kotova  (RUS)Flag of Spain.svg  Niurka Montalvo  (ESP)
2003 Saint-Denis
details
Flag of France.svg  Eunice Barber  (FRA)Flag of Russia.svg  Tatyana Kotova  (RUS)Flag of India.svg  Anju Bobby George  (IND)
2005 Helsinki
details
Flag of the United States.svg  Tianna Madison  (USA)Flag of France.svg  Eunice Barber  (FRA)Flag of Cuba.svg  Yargelis Savigne  (CUB)
2007 Osaka
details
Flag of Russia.svg  Tatyana Lebedeva  (RUS)Flag of Russia.svg  Lyudmila Kolchanova  (RUS)Flag of Russia.svg  Tatyana Kotova  (RUS)
2009 Berlin
details
Flag of the United States.svg  Brittney Reese  (USA)Flag of Russia.svg  Tatyana Lebedeva  (RUS)Flag of Turkey.svg  Karin Melis Mey  (TUR)
2011 Daegu
details
Flag of the United States.svg  Brittney Reese  (USA)Flag of Russia.svg  Olga Kucherenko  (RUS)Flag of Latvia.svg  Ineta Radēviča  (LAT)
2013 Moscow
details
Flag of the United States.svg  Brittney Reese  (USA)Flag of Nigeria.svg  Blessing Okagbare  (NGR)Flag of Serbia.svg  Ivana Španović  (SRB)
2015 Beijing
details
Flag of the United States.svg  Tianna Bartoletta  (USA)Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Shara Proctor  (GBR)Flag of Serbia.svg  Ivana Španović  (SRB)
2017 London
details
Flag of the United States.svg  Brittney Reese  (USA)ANA flag (2017).svg  Darya Klishina  (ANA)Flag of the United States.svg  Tianna Bartoletta  (USA)
2019 Doha
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Flag of Germany.svg  Malaika Mihambo  (GER)Flag of Ukraine.svg  Maryna Bekh-Romanchuk  (UKR)Flag of Nigeria.svg  Ese Brume  (NGR)
2022 Eugene
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Flag of Germany.svg  Malaika Mihambo  (GER)Flag of Nigeria.svg  Ese Brume  (NGR)Flag of Brazil.svg  Leticia Oro Melo  (BRA)

Medal table

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)80311
2Flag of Germany.svg  Germany  (GER)3104
3Flag of Russia.svg  Russia  (RUS)2529
4Flag of Italy.svg  Italy  (ITA)2114
5Flag of France.svg  France  (FRA)1102
6Flag of East Germany.svg  East Germany  (GDR)1012
Flag of Spain.svg  Spain  (ESP)1012
8Flag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria  (NGR)0213
9Flag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine  (UKR)0202
10Flag of Cuba.svg  Cuba  (CUB)0112
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union  (URS)0112
12Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain  (GBR)0101
Flag of Greece.svg  Greece  (GRE)0101
Flag of Romania.svg  Romania  (ROU)0101
ANA flag (2017).svg  Authorised Neutral Athletes  (ANA)0101
15Flag of Serbia.svg  Serbia  (SRB)0022
16Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil  (BRA)0011
Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark  (DEN)0011
Flag of India.svg  India  (IND)0011
Flag of Latvia.svg  Latvia  (LAT)0011
Flag of Turkey.svg  Turkey  (TUR)0011
Totals (20 nations)18181854

World Indoor Championships medalists

Men

GamesGoldSilverBronze
1985 Paris [A]
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Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Jan Leitner  (TCH)Flag of Hungary.svg  Gyula Pálóczi  (HUN)Flag of Italy.svg  Giovanni Evangelisti  (ITA)
1987 Indianapolis
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Flag of the United States.svg  Larry Myricks  (USA)Flag of Nigeria.svg  Paul Emordi  (NGR)Flag of Italy.svg  Giovanni Evangelisti  (ITA)
1989 Budapest
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Flag of the United States.svg  Larry Myricks  (USA)Flag of Germany.svg  Dietmar Haaf  (FRG)Flag of the United States.svg  Mike Conley  (USA)
1991 Seville
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Flag of Germany.svg  Dietmar Haaf  (GER)Flag of Cuba.svg  Jaime Jefferson  (CUB)Flag of Italy.svg  Giovanni Evangelisti  (ITA)
1993 Toronto
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Flag of Cuba.svg  Iván Pedroso  (CUB)Flag of the United States.svg  Joe Greene  (USA)Flag of Cuba.svg  Jaime Jefferson  (CUB)
1995 Barcelona
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Flag of Cuba.svg  Iván Pedroso  (CUB)Flag of Sweden.svg  Mattias Sunneborn  (SWE)Flag of the United States.svg  Erick Walder  (USA)
1997 Paris
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Flag of Cuba.svg  Iván Pedroso  (CUB)Flag of Russia.svg  Kirill Sosunov  (RUS)Flag of the United States.svg  Joe Greene  (USA)
1999 Maebashi
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Flag of Cuba.svg  Iván Pedroso  (CUB)Flag of Spain.svg  Yago Lamela  (ESP)Flag of the United States.svg  Erick Walder  (USA)
2001 Lisbon
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Flag of Cuba.svg  Iván Pedroso  (CUB)Flag of the Cayman Islands.svg  Kareem Streete-Thompson  (CAY)Flag of Portugal.svg  Carlos Calado  (POR)
2003 Birmingham
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Flag of the United States.svg  Dwight Phillips  (USA)Flag of Spain.svg  Yago Lamela  (ESP)Flag of the United States.svg  Miguel Pate  (USA)
2004 Budapest
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Flag of the United States.svg  Savanté Stringfellow  (USA)Flag of Jamaica.svg  James Beckford  (JAM)Flag of Russia.svg  Vitaliy Shkurlatov  (RUS)
2006 Moscow
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Flag of Ghana.svg  Ignisious Gaisah  (GHA)Flag of Panama.svg  Irving Saladino  (PAN)Flag of Italy.svg  Andrew Howe  (ITA)
2008 Valencia
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Flag of South Africa.svg  Godfrey Khotso Mokoena  (RSA)Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Chris Tomlinson  (GBR)Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg  Mohammed Al-Khuwalidi  (KSA)
2010 Doha
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Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Fabrice Lapierre  (AUS)Flag of South Africa.svg  Godfrey Khotso Mokoena  (RSA)Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Mitchell Watt  (AUS)
2012 Istanbul
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Flag of Brazil.svg  Mauro Vinícius da Silva  (BRA)Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Henry Frayne  (AUS)Flag of Russia.svg  Aleksandr Menkov  (RUS)
2014 Sopot
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Flag of Brazil.svg  Mauro Vinícius da Silva  (BRA)Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  Li Jinzhe  (CHN)Flag of Sweden.svg  Michel Tornéus  (SWE)
2016 Portland
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Flag of the United States.svg  Marquis Dendy  (USA)Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Fabrice Lapierre  (AUS)Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  Huang Changzhou  (CHN)
2018 Birmingham
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Flag of Cuba.svg  Juan Miguel Echevarría  (CUB)Flag of South Africa.svg  Luvo Manyonga  (RSA)Flag of the United States.svg  Marquis Dendy  (USA)
2022 Belgrade
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Flag of Greece.svg  Miltiadis Tentoglou  (GRE)Flag of Sweden.svg  Thobias Montler  (SWE)Flag of the United States.svg  Marquis Dendy  (USA)

Medal table

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1Flag of Cuba.svg  Cuba  (CUB)6118
2Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)51713
3Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil  (BRA)2002
4Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia  (AUS)1214
5Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa  (RSA)1203
6Flag of Germany.svg  Germany  (GER)1102
7Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czechoslovakia  (TCH)1001
Flag of Ghana.svg  Ghana  (GHA)1001
Flag of Greece.svg  Greece  (GRE)1001
10Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden  (SWE)0213
11Flag of Spain.svg  Spain  (ESP)0202
12Flag of Russia.svg  Russia  (RUS)0123
13Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China  (CHN)0112
14Flag of the Cayman Islands.svg  Cayman Islands  (CAY)0101
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain  (GBR)0101
Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary  (HUN)0101
Flag of Jamaica.svg  Jamaica  (JAM)0101
Flag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria  (NGR)0101
Flag of Panama.svg  Panama  (PAN)0101
20Flag of Italy.svg  Italy  (ITA)0044
21Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal  (POR)0011
Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg  Saudi Arabia  (KSA)0011
Totals (22 nations)19191957

Women

GamesGoldSilverBronze
1985 Paris [A]
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Flag of East Germany.svg  Helga Radtke  (GDR)Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Tatyana Rodionova  (URS)Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Nijolė Medvedeva  (URS)
1987 Indianapolis
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Flag of East Germany.svg  Heike Drechsler  (GDR)Flag of East Germany.svg  Helga Radtke  (GDR)Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Yelena Belevskaya  (URS)
1989 Budapest
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Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Galina Chistyakova  (URS)Flag of Romania (1965-1989).svg  Marieta Ilcu  (ROU)Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Larysa Berezhna  (URS)
1991 Seville
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Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Larysa Berezhna  (URS)Flag of Germany.svg  Heike Drechsler  (GER)Flag of Romania.svg  Marieta Ilcu  (ROU)
1993 Toronto
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Flag of Romania.svg  Marieta Ilcu  (ROU)Flag of Germany.svg  Susen Tiedtke  (GER)Flag of Ukraine.svg  Inessa Kravets  (UKR)
1995 Barcelona
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Flag of Russia.svg  Lyudmila Galkina  (RUS)Flag of Russia.svg  Irina Mushailova  (RUS)Flag of Germany.svg  Susen Tiedtke-Greene  (GER)
1997 Paris
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Flag of Italy.svg  Fiona May  (ITA)Flag of Nigeria.svg  Chioma Ajunwa  (NGR)Flag of Poland.svg  Agata Karczmarek  (POL)
1999 Maebashi
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Flag of Russia.svg  Tatyana Kotova  (RUS)Flag of the United States.svg  Shana Williams  (USA)Flag of Bulgaria.svg  Iva Prandzheva  (BUL)
2001 Lisbon
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Flag of the United States.svg  Dawn Burrell  (USA)Flag of Russia.svg  Tatyana Kotova  (RUS)Flag of Spain.svg  Niurka Montalvo  (ESP)
2003 Birmingham
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Flag of Russia.svg  Tatyana Kotova  (RUS)Flag of Ukraine.svg  Inessa Kravets  (UKR)Flag of Brazil.svg  Maurren Maggi  (BRA)
2004 Budapest
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Flag of Russia.svg  Tatyana Lebedeva  (RUS)Flag of Russia.svg  Tatyana Kotova  (RUS)Flag of Sweden.svg  Carolina Klüft  (SWE)
2006 Moscow
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Flag of Russia.svg  Tatyana Kotova  (RUS)Flag of the United States.svg  Tianna Madison  (USA)Flag of Portugal.svg  Naide Gomes  (POR)
2008 Valencia
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Flag of Portugal.svg  Naide Gomes  (POR)Flag of Brazil.svg  Maurren Maggi  (BRA)Flag of Russia.svg  Irina Simagina  (RUS)
2010 Doha
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Flag of the United States.svg  Brittney Reese  (USA)Flag of Portugal.svg  Naide Gomes  (POR)Flag of Brazil.svg  Keila Costa  (BRA)
2012 Istanbul
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Flag of the United States.svg  Brittney Reese  (USA)Flag of the United States.svg  Janay DeLoach  (USA)Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Shara Proctor  (GBR)
2014 Sopot
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Flag of France.svg  Éloyse Lesueur  (FRA)Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Katarina Johnson-Thompson  (GBR)Flag of Serbia.svg  Ivana Španović  (SRB)
2016 Portland
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Flag of the United States.svg  Brittney Reese  (USA)Flag of Serbia.svg  Ivana Španović  (SRB)Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Lorraine Ugen  (GBR)
2018 Birmingham
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Flag of Serbia.svg  Ivana Španović  (SRB)Flag of the United States.svg  Brittney Reese  (USA)Flag of Germany.svg  Sosthene Moguenara  (GER)
2022 Belgrade
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Flag of Serbia.svg  Ivana Vuleta  (SRB)Flag of Nigeria.svg  Ese Brume  (NGR)Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Lorraine Ugen  (GBR)

Medal table

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1Flag of Russia.svg  Russia  (RUS)5319
2Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)4408
3Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union  (URS)2136
4Flag of Serbia.svg  Serbia  (SRB)2114
5Flag of East Germany.svg  East Germany  (GDR)2103
6Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal  (POR)1113
Flag of Romania.svg  Romania  (ROU)1113
8Flag of France.svg  France  (FRA)1001
Flag of Italy.svg  Italy  (ITA)1001
10Flag of Germany.svg  Germany  (GER)0224
11Flag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria  (NGR)0202
12Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain  (GBR)0134
13Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil  (BRA)0123
14Flag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine  (UKR)0112
15Flag of Bulgaria.svg  Bulgaria  (BUL)0011
Flag of Poland.svg  Poland  (POL)0011
Flag of Spain.svg  Spain  (ESP)0011
Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden  (SWE)0011
Totals (18 nations)19191957
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