Olympics
List of all Olympics Women's Long Jump winners including gold, silver and bronze medalists.

Women's Long Jump

Long Jump for Women has been part of the Olympics since the 1948 London Summer Games. Thereafter, the event has been part of every Olympic schedule.

Rules and Regulations
The International Association of Athletics Federations or the IAAF specifies the rules and regulations for all track and field events in the Olympics including the long jump.
  • Distance covered in the jump is measured from the take off line to the point of landing.
  • The athletes should not touch the ground after the take-off line and before the landing area. If an athlete violates this rule, she is disqualified.
  • The breadth of the landing area usually differs between 2.75 meter and 3 meter.
  • The landing area of the athletes should be filled with soft damp sand.
  • The International Association of Athletics Federations or the IAAF has the final say on the design of the take-off board and the material used.
  • The IAAF sets the distance between the take-off line and the end of the landing area. The distance should not be less than 10 meter.
Running Technique
Also called broad jump, the event of long jump is the part of athletics competitions. The athletes jump at the take off point and try to reach as far as possible. The landing area is filled with ground gravel or sand so that the athletes might not get hurt. In the event of long jump, speed is the key. The athletes run down the runaway coated with rubber and jump as far as they can off of a wooden board into a pit filled with finely ground gravel or sand.

Top Performers
Marion Jones, Yelena Khlopotnova, Tatyana Lebedeva, Inessa Kravets, Yelena Belevskaya, Tatyana Kotova, Anisoara Stanciu, Heike Drechsler, Jackie Joyner-Kersee, Galina Chistyakova, Tatyana Kolpakova, Angela Voigt, Heide Rosendahl, Viorica Viscopoleanu, Mary Rand, Vera Krepkina, Elzbieta Krzesinska.

Women's Long Jump Winners at Olympics

Year
Gold Silver Bronze
1948 Olga Gyarmati
Hungary
Noemí Simonetto
Argentina
Ann-Britt Leyman
Sweden
1952 Yvette Williams
New Zealand
Aleksandra Chudina
Soviet Union
Shirley Cawley
Great Britain
1956 Elzbieta Krzesinska-Dunska
Poland
Willye White
United States
Nadezhda Khnykina-Dvalishvili
Soviet Union
1960 Vera Krepkina
Soviet Union
Elzbieta Krzesinska
Poland
Hildrun CLAUS
United Team Of Germany
1964 Mary Rand
Great Britain
Irena Kirszenstein
Poland
Tatyana Shchelkanova
Soviet Union
1968 Viorica Viscopoleanu
Romania
Sheila Sherwood
Great Britain
Tatyana Talysheva
Soviet Union
1972 Heide Rosendahl
West Germany
Diana Yorgova
Bulgaria
Eva Šuranová
Czechoslovakia
1976 Angela Voigt
East Germany
Kathy McMillan
United States
Lidiya Alfeyeva
Soviet Union
1980 Tatiana Kolpakova
Soviet Union
Brigitte Wujak
East Germany
Tatiana Skachko
Soviet Union
1984 Anisoara Cusmir-Stanciu
Romania
Valeria Ionescu
Romania
Susan Hearnshaw
Great Britain
1988 Jackie Joyner-Kersee
United States
Heike Drechsler
East Germany
Galina Chistyakova
Soviet Union
1992 Heike Drechsler
Germany
Inessa KRAVETS
Unified Team
Jackie Joyner-Kersee
United States
1996 Chioma Ajunwa
Nigeria
Fiona May
Italy
Jackie Joyner-Kersee
United States
2000 Heike Drechsler
Germany
Fiona May
Italy
Tatyana Kotova
Russia
2004 Tatyana Lebedeva
Russia
Irina Simagina
Russia
Tatyana Kotova
Russia
2008 Maurren Maggi
Brazil
Tatyana Lebedeva
Russia
Blessing Okagbare
Nigeria
2012 Brittney Reese
United States
Yelena Sokolova
Russia
Janay DeLoach
United States
2016 Tianna Bartoletta
United States
Brittney Reese
United States
Ivana Španović
Serbia