Athletics at the 1968 Summer Olympics – Women's long jump

The Women's long jump competition at the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City, Mexico took place on October 13–14.[1]

Women's long jump
at the Games of the XIX Olympiad
VenueEstadio Olímpico Universitario
DateOctober 13–14
Competitors27 from 19 nations
Winning distance6.82 WR
Medalists
1st place, gold medalist(s) Viorica Viscopoleanu  Romania
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Sheila Sherwood  Great Britain
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Tatyana Talysheva  Soviet Union
← 1964
1972 →

Competition formatEdit

The competition consisted of two rounds, qualification and final. In qualification, each athlete jumped three times. At least the top twelve athletes (including ties) moved on to the final; if more than twelve reached the qualifying distance, all who did so advanced. Distances were reset for the final round. Finalists jumped three times, after which the eight best jumped three more times (with the best distance of the six jumps counted).

RecordsEdit

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

World record   Mary Rand (GBR) 6.76 m Tokyo, Japan October 14, 1964
Olympic record

ResultsEdit

Qualifying roundEdit

Qual. rule: qualification standard 6.35m (Q) or at least best 12 qualified (q). Ties between jumpers were broken by comparing their second best marks.

Rank Group Name Nationality #1 #2 #3 Result Notes
1 A Heide Rosendahl   West Germany X 6.54 6.54 Q
2 B Berit Berthelsen   Norway 6.32 6.48 6.48 Q
3 B Viorica Viscopoleanu   Romania 6.48 6.48 Q
4 A Violet Odogwu   Nigeria 6.45 6.09 6.45 Q
5 B Mirosława Sarna   Poland 6.32 6.44 6.44 Q
6 B Willye White   United States 6.17 6.42 6.42 Q
7 A Sheila Sherwood   Great Britain 6.42 6.42 Q
8 B Ingrid Becker   West Germany 6.25 6.40 6.40 Q
9 A Bärbel Löhnert   East Germany 6.35 6.35 Q
10 A Tatyana Talysheva   Soviet Union 6.34 6.30 6.28 6.34 q
11 A Maureen Barton   Great Britain 6.27 X 6.34 6.34 q
12 A Martha Watson   United States 6.30 6.18 5.99 6.30 q
13 B Burghild Wieczorek   East Germany 6.28 6.30 6.15 6.30 q
14 B Ann Wilson   Great Britain 6.10 5.85 6.30 6.30 q
15 B Manon Bornholdt   West Germany 6.27 6.09 X 6.27
16 A Irena Szewińska   Poland X 6.19 X 6.19
17 B Marcia Garbey   Cuba 5.55 6.14 X 6.14
18 A Etelka Kispál   Hungary 5.98 5.93 X 5.98
19 B Helēna Ringa   Soviet Union X 5.84 X 5.84
20 A Mercedes Román   Mexico 5.75 X 5.72 5.75
21 A Gunilla Cederström   Sweden X 5.57 5.72 5.72
22 A Alice Anum   Ghana 5.57 5.43 5.61 5.61
23 B Lin Chun-yu   Republic of China 5.23 X 5.59 5.59
24 A Jean Robotham   Costa Rica 4.75 4.55 4.40 4.75
N/A A Sieglinde Ammann   Switzerland X X X NM
N/A B Cecilia Sosa   El Salvador X X X NM
N/A B Joan Hendry   Canada X X X NM

FinalEdit

Rank Name Nationality #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 Result Notes
  Viorica Viscopoleanu   Romania 6.82 X 6.64 6.54 6.52 6.57 6.82 WR
  Sheila Sherwood   Great Britain 6.60 X 6.50 6.59 6.68 6.61 6.68
  Tatyana Talysheva   Soviet Union 6.55 6.66 5.38 6.38 4.49 X 6.66
4 Burghild Wieczorek   East Germany X 6.48 6.45 6.33 6.42 6.25 6.48
5 Mirosława Sarna   Poland 6.47 X 4.98 6.44 6.31 6.45 6.47
6 Ingrid Becker   West Germany X 6.32 X 6.43 X 6.27 6.43
7 Berit Berthelsen   Norway 6.38 6.40 6.27 6.22 X 6.32 6.40
8 Heide Rosendahl   West Germany X X 6.24 6.05 6.37 6.40 6.40
9 Violet Odogwu   Nigeria 6.23 5.89 6.15 N/A 6.23
10 Martha Watson   United States 6.20 X 6.06 N/A 6.20
11 Willye White   United States 6.01 5.44 6.08 N/A 6.08
12 Maureen Barton   Great Britain 5.93 X 5.95 N/A 5.95
13 Ann Wilson   Great Britain X 5.90 5.59 N/A 5.90
14 Bärbel Löhnert   East Germany X X 4.49 N/A 4.49

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Athletics at the 1968 Mexico City Summer Games: Women's Long Jump". sports-reference.com. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 16 December 2017.

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