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2009 World Championships in Athletics – Women's long jump

The women's long jump at the 2009 World Championships in Athletics was held at the Olympic Stadium on 21 and 23 August.

In the final, Olympic champion Maurren Higa Maggi took the early lead as the first jumper in the competition. After three fouls, the second legal jump of the competition took Brittney Reese into the lead with a 6.92m. Tatyana Lebedeva's second round 6.97m put her into the lead for six jumps until Reese could take her third jump. Her season best tying 7.10 m (23 ft 3 12 in) settled the competition. No athlete improved over the final three rounds.

In 2017, silver medalist Lebedeva's 2008 Olympic doping sample was retested and found positive for dehydrochlormethyltestosterone (turinabol). Her Olympic medal was revoked. Ordinarily, a doping violation is followed by a two year ban which would include this championship. No changes in medals have been announced yet.

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MedalistsEdit

Gold Brittney Reese
  United States (USA)
Silver Karin Melis Mey
  Turkey (TUR)
Bronze Naide Gomes
  Portugal (POR)

RecordsEdit

Prior to the competition, the following records were as follows.

World record   Galina Chistyakova (URS) 7.52 Leningrad, Soviet Union 11 June 1988
Championship record   Jackie Joyner-Kersee (USA) 7.36 Rome, Italy 4 September 1987
World leading   Brittney Reese (USA) 7.06 Belém, Brazil 24 May 2009
African record   Chioma Ajunwa (NGR) 7.12 Atlanta, United States 2 August 1996
Asian Record   Yao Weili (CHN) 7.01 Jinan, China 5 June 1993
North American record   Jackie Joyner-Kersee (USA) 7.49 New York, United States 22 May 1994
South American record   Maurren Maggi (BRA) 7.26 Bogotá, Colombia 26 June 1999
European record   Galina Chistyakova (URS) 7.52 Leningrad, Soviet Union 11 June 1988
Oceanian record   Bronwyn Thompson (AUS) 7.00 Melbourne, Australia 7 March 2002

No new records were set during this competition.

Qualification standardsEdit

A standard B standard
6.72m 6.62m

ScheduleEdit

Date Time Round
21 August 2009 18:00 Qualification
23 August 2009 16:15 Final

ResultsEdit

QualificationEdit

Qualification: Qualifying Performance 6.75 (Q) or at least 12 best performers (q) advance to the final.

Rank Group Athlete Nationality #1 #2 #3 Result Notes
1 A Naide Gomes   Portugal (POR) 6.60 6.86 6.86 Q
2 B Brittney Reese   United States (USA) 6.78 6.78 Q
3 B Tatyana Lebedeva   Russia (RUS) 6.76 6.76 Q
4 B Olga Kucherenko   Russia (RUS) 6.68 6.65 - 6.68 q
5 A Maurren Maggi   Brazil (BRA) 6.68 6.58 6.30 6.68 q
6 B Karin Melis Mey   Turkey (TUR) 6.57 6.61 6.67 6.67 q
7 B Keila Costa   Brazil (BRA) 6.66 x 6.55 6.66 q
8 B Ksenija Balta   Estonia (EST) x 6.23 6.59 6.59 q
9 A Nastassia Mironchyk   Belarus (BLR) 6.08 6.55 6.42 6.55 q
10 A Teresa Dobija   Poland (POL) 6.55 x x 6.55 q
11 A Brianna Glenn   United States (USA) x x 6.53 6.53 q
12 A Shara Proctor   Anguilla (AIA) 6.43 6.52 6.47 6.52 q
13 A Yelena Sokolova   Russia (RUS) 6.44 6.51 6.46 6.51
14 A Jung Soon-Ok   South Korea (KOR) 6.45 6.31 6.49 6.49
15 A Ruky Abdulai   Canada (CAN) 6.37 6.45 x 6.45
16 B Jovanee Jarrett   Jamaica (JAM) 6.29 6.42 6.43 6.43
17 B Viktoriya Rybalko   Ukraine (UKR) 6.40 6.18 x 6.40
18 B Éloyse Lesueur   France (FRA) 6.40 6.09 6.11 6.40
19 A Irina Meleshina   Russia (RUS) 6.39 6.14 x 6.39
20 B Nataliya Dobrynska   Ukraine (UKR) 6.32 6.38 6.36 6.38
21 A Funmi Jimoh   United States (USA) x x 6.34 6.34
22 B Yarianny Argüelles   Cuba (CUB) 6.15 5.97 6.32 6.32
23 B Melanie Bauschke   Germany (GER) 6.32 6.13 6.14 6.32
24 B Margrethe Renstrøm   Norway (NOR) 6.31 x 6.10 6.31
25 A Bianca Kappler   Germany (GER) 6.26 6.21 6.29 6.29
26 A Viktoriya Molchanova   Ukraine (UKR) 6.29 6.20 x 6.29
27 A Ola Sesay   Sierra Leone (SLE) 5.92 6.23 6.19 6.23
28 A Sachiko Masumi   Japan (JPN) 6.23 6.06 6.13 6.23
29 B Marestella Torres   Philippines (PHI) 6.21 6.03 6.22 6.22
30 B Janice Josephs   South Africa (RSA) 6.22 5.75 x 6.22
31 B Beatrice Marscheck   Germany (GER) 6.07 x 6.19 6.19
32 A Jana Velďáková   Slovakia (SVK) x 6.16 x 6.16
33 A Sirkka-Liisa Kivine   Estonia (EST) x 5.92 6.10 6.10
34 B Alice Falaiye   Canada (CAN) 6.07 6.09 x 6.09
35 A Nina Kolarič   Slovenia (SLO) x x 6.00 6.00
36 B Patricia Sylvester   Grenada (GRN) 5.92 5.80 x 5.92
N/A B Blessing Okagbare   Nigeria (NGR) DNS

Key: DNS = Did not start, Q = qualification by place in heat, q = qualification by overall place

FinalEdit

Rank Athlete Nationality #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 Result Notes
  Brittney Reese   United States (USA) 6.92 6.85 7.10 x x x 7.10 WL
  Tatyana Lebedeva   Russia (RUS) 6.78 6.97 x x x x 6.97 SB
  Karin Melis Mey   Turkey (TUR) 6.76 x 6.80 x x 6.49 6.80
4 Naide Gomes   Portugal (POR) 6.77 x 6.52 6.68 6.69 6.68 6.77
5 Olga Kucherenko   Russia (RUS) x x 6.77 6.63 x 6.68 6.77
6 Shara Proctor   Anguilla (AIA) x 6.56 6.71 x x 6.40 6.71 NR
7 Maurren Higa Maggi   Brazil (BRA) 6.68 x x 6.64 - - 6.68
8 Ksenija Balta   Estonia (EST) 6.62 6.52 x 6.15 6.60 6.57 6.62
9 Brianna Glenn   United States (USA) x 6.59 x 6.59
10 Teresa Dobija   Poland (POL) x 6.58 6.51 6.58
11 Nastassia Mironchyk   Belarus (BLR) x 6.24 6.29 6.29
N/A Keila Costa   Brazil (BRA) x x x NM

Key: NR = National record, SB = Seasonal best, WL = World leading (in a given season)

ReferencesEdit