Athletics at the 1948 Summer Olympics – Women's long jump

The women's long jump event was, for the first time, part of the track and field athletics programme at the 1948 Summer Olympics. The competition was held on August 4, 1948. The final was won by Hungarian Olga Gyarmati.[1]

Women's long jump
at the Games of the XIV Olympiad
DatesAugust 4 (qualifying and final)
Medalists
1st place, gold medalist(s) Olga Gyarmati
 Hungary
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Noemí Simonetto
 Argentina
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Ann-Britt Leyman
 Sweden
1952 →

RecordsEdit

Prior to the competition, the existing World record was as follows.

World record   Fanny Blankers-Koen (NED) 6.25 m Leiden, Netherlands 19 September 1943

Since it was the first time this event took place, the following new Olympic record was set during this competition:

Date Event Athlete Time Notes
4 August Final   Olga Gyarmati (HUN) 5.695 OR

ScheduleEdit

All times are British Summer Time (UTC+1)

Date Time Round
Wednesday, 4 August 1948 11:00 Qualifications
Wednesday, 4 August 1948 16:30 Finals

ResultsEdit

Qualifying RoundEdit

Qual. rule: qualification standard 5.30m (Q) or at least best 12 qualified (q).

Rank Name Nationality Result Notes
1 Yvonne Chabot-Curtet   France 5.640 Q OR
2 Kathleen Russell   Jamaica 5.610 Q
3 Noemí Simonetto de Portela   Argentina 5.560 Q
4 Ann-Britt Leyman   Sweden 5.470 Q
5 Gerda van der Kade-Koudijs   Netherlands 5.440 Q
6 Vinton Beckett   Jamaica 5.435 Q
7 Olga Gyarmati   Hungary 5.430 Q
8 Neeltje Karelse   Netherlands 5.360 Q
9 Maria Oberbreyer   Austria 5.350 Q
10 Ilse Steinegger   Austria 5.300 Q
11 Judy Canty   Australia 5.290 q
11 Emma Reed   United States 5.290 q
13 Kaisa Parviainen   Finland 5.270
14 Silvana Pierucci   Italy 5.235
15 Phyllis Lightbourn-Jones   United States 5.230
16 Elaine Silburn   Canada 5.220
17 Henryka Słomczewska-Nowak   Poland 5.180
17 Jean Walraven   United States 5.180
19 Margaret Erskine   Great Britain 5.140
20 Lorna Lee   Great Britain 5.120
20 Gertrudes Morg   Brazil 5.120
22 June Maston   Australia 5.060
23 Joan Shepherd   Great Britain 5.005
24 Marguerite Martel   France 4.950
25 Milly Ludwig   Luxembourg 4.505
- Lillian Young   United States NM

Final standingsEdit

Rank Name Nationality Distance Notes
  Olga Gyarmati   Hungary 5.695 OR
  Noemí Simonetto   Argentina 5.600
  Ann-Britt Leyman   Sweden 5.575
4 Gerda van der Kade-Koudijs   Netherlands 5.570
5 Neeltje Karelse   Netherlands 5.545
6 Kathleen Russell   Jamaica 5.495
7 Judy Canty   Australia 5.380
8 Yvonne Chabot-Curtet   France 5.350
9 Maria Oberbreyer   Austria 5.240
10 Ilse Steinegger   Austria 5.195
11 Vinton Beckett   Jamaica 5.145
12 Emma Reed   United States 4.845

Key: OR = Olympic record

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Athletics at the 1948 London Summer Games: Women's Long Jump". sports-reference.com. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 13 December 2017.

External linksEdit