Long jump

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Long jump

Long jumper at the GE Money Grand Prix in Helsinki, Finland July 2005.
Men's records
World Mike Powell 8.95 m (29 ft 414 in) (1991)
Olympic Bob Beamon 8.90 m (29 ft 214 in) (1968)
Women's records
World Galina Chistyakova 7.52 m (24 ft 8 in) (1988)
Olympic Jackie Joyner 7.40 m (24 ft 314 in) (1988)
Women's Long Jump Final – 28th Summer Universiade 2015

The long jump (historically called the broad 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 take off 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.


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 also vulcanized rubber—known generally as an all-weather track) and jump as far as they can from a wooden board 20 cm or 8 inches wide that is built flush with the runway into a pit filled with finely ground gravel or 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 legal marks will be recorded but only the longest legal jump counts towards the results. The competitor with the longest legal jump (from either the trial or final rounds) at the end of competition is declared the winner. 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 set number of competitors will advance to the final round, determined in advance by the meet management. A set of 3 trial round jumps will be held in order to select those finalists. It is standard practice to allow at a minimum, one more competitor than the number of scoring positions to return to the final round, though 12 plus ties and automatic qualifying distances are also potential factors. (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).


Halteres used in athletic games in ancient Greece.
Standing long jump, detail of a page from the Luzerner Chronik of 1513.

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 is 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] Philostratos 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 656BC Olympics staged a jump of 7.05 metres (23 feet and 1.7 inches).[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.


Emmanuelle Chazal competes in the women's heptathlon long jump final during the French Athletics Championships 2013 at Stade Charléty in Paris, 13 July 2013.

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.

The approach

The objective of the approach is to gradually accelerate to a maximum controlled speed at takeoff. The most important factor for the distance traveled 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; 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 strides on the novice and intermediate levels, while at the elite level they are closer to between 20 and 22 strides. The exact distance and number of strides 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.

Inconsistent approaches are a common problem in the event. As a result, the approach is usually practiced by athletes about 6–8 times per jumping session (see Training below).

The last two strides

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

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

The last two strides are extremely important because they determine the velocity with which the competitor will enter the jump; the greater the velocity, the better the jump.


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.


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.


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.


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.

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

Action in the air and landing

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 John Delamere who used it at the 1974 NCAA Championships, and who matched the jump of the current 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.[8] The front flip jump was subsequently banned due to fear of it being unsafe.


The long jump generally requires training in a variety of areas. These areas include: speed work, jumping, over distance running, weight training, plyometric training.

Speed work

Speed work is essentially short distance speed training where the athlete would be running at top or near top speeds. The distances for this type of work would vary between indoor and outdoor season but are usually around 30–60 m for indoors and up to 100 m for outdoors.


Long Jumpers tend to practice jumping 1–2 times a week. Approaches, or run-throughs, are repeated sometimes up to 6–8 times per session. Short approach jumps are common for jumpers to do, as it allows for them to work on specific technical aspects of their jumps in a controlled environment. Using equipment such as low hurdles and other obstacles are common in long jump training, as it helps the jumper maintain and hold phases of their jump. As a common rule, it is important for the jumper to engage in full approach jumps at least once a week, as it will prepare the jumper for competition.

Over-distance running

Over-distance running workouts helps the athlete jump a further distance than their set goal. For example, having a 100 m runner practice by running 200 m repeats on a track. This is specifically concentrated in the season when athletes are working on building endurance. Specific over-distance running workouts are performed 1–2 times a week. This is great for building sprint endurance, which is required in competitions where the athlete is sprinting down the runway 3–6 times. Typical workouts would include 5×150 m. Preseason workouts may be longer, including workouts like 6×300 m

Weight training

During pre-season training and early in the competition season weight training tends to play a major role in the sport. It is customary for a long jumper to weight train up to 4 times a week, focusing mainly on quick movements involving the legs and trunk. Some athletes perform Olympic lifts in training. Athletes use low repetition and emphasize speed to maximize the strength increase while minimizing adding additional weight to their frame. Important lifts for a long jumper include the back squat, front squat, power cleans and hang cleans. The emphasis on these lifts should be on speed and explosive as those are crucial in the long jump take off phase.


Plyometrics, including running up and down stairs and hurdle bounding, can be incorporated into workouts, generally twice a week. This allows an athlete to work on agility and explosiveness. Other plyometric workouts that are common for long jumpers are box jumps. Boxes of various heights are set up spaced evenly apart and jumpers can proceed jumping onto them and off moving in a forward direction. They can vary the jumps from both legs to single jumps. Alternatively, they can set up the boxes in front of a high jump mat if allowed, and jump over a high jump bar onto the mat mimicking a landing phase of the jump. These plyometric workouts are typically performed at the end of a workout.


Bounding is any sort of continuous jumping or leaping. Bounding drills usually require single leg bounding, double-leg bounding, or some variation of the two. The focus of bounding drills is usually to spend as little time on the ground as possible and working on technical accuracy, fluidity, and jumping endurance and strength. Technically, bounding is part of plyometrics, as a form of a running exercise such as high knees and butt kicks.


Flexibility is an often forgotten tool for long jumpers. Effective flexibility prevents injury, which can be important for high-impact events such as the long jump. It also helps the athlete sprint down the runway. Hip and groin injuries are common for long jumpers who may neglect proper warm-up and stretching.

Hurdle mobility drills are a common way that jumpers improve flexibility. Common hurdle drills include setting up about 5–7 hurdles at appropriate heights and having athletes walk over them in a continuous fashion. Other variations of hurdle mobility drills are used as well, including hurdle skips. This is a crucial part of a jumper's training since they perform most exercises for a very short period of time and often aren't aware of their form and technique. A common tool in many long jump workouts is the use of video taping. This enables the athlete to go back and watch their own progress as well as letting the athlete compare their own footage to that of some of the world-class jumpers.

Training styles, duration, and intensity vary immensely from athlete to athlete and are based on the experience and strength of the athlete as well as on their coaching style.


Track and field events have been selected as a main motif in numerous collectors' coins. One of the recent samples is the €10 Greek Long Jump commemorative coin, minted in 2003 to commemorate the 2004 Summer Olympics. The obverse of the coin portrays a modern athlete at the moment he is touching the ground, while the ancient athlete in the background is shown while starting off his jump, as he is seen on a black-figure vase of the 5th century BC.


Jesse Owens set a long jump world record at the 1936 Summer Olympics of 8.13 m (26 ft 8 in) that was not broken for 25 years and 2 months, until 1960 by Ralph Boston. At the 1968 Summer Olympics Bob Beamon jumped 8.90 m (29 ft 214 in) at an altitude of 7,349 feet (2,240 m), a jump not exceeded for 23 years, and which remains the second longest legal jump of all time. 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 well-known show down against Carl Lewis, who also beat Beamon's record that day but with an aiding wind (thus not legal for record purposes). Powell's record 8.95 m (29 ft 414 in) has now stood for almost 25 years; Beamon's Olympic record through the next 12 Olympiads.

Some jumps over 8.95 m (29 ft 414 in) have been officially recorded. 8.99 m (29 ft 534 in) was recorded by Mike Powell himself (wind-aided +4.4) set at high altitude in Sestriere, Italy in 1992. A potential world record of 8.96 m (29 ft 434 in) was recorded by Iván Pedroso,[9] with a "legal" wind reading also at Sestriere, but the jump was not validated because videotape revealed someone was standing 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).[10][11] Lewis himself jumped 8.91m 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 current world record for women 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 stood for 28 years.

All-time top 25 athletes


Rank Mark Wind (m/s) Athlete Date Place Ref
1 8.95 m (29 ft 414 in) 0.3  Mike Powell (USA) 30 August 1991 Tokyo
2 8.90 m (29 ft 214 in) A 2.0  Bob Beamon (USA) 18 October 1968 Mexico City
3 8.87 m (29 ft 1 in) −0.2  Carl Lewis (USA) 30 August 1991 Tokyo
4 8.86 m (29 ft 034 in) A 1.9  Robert Emmiyan (URS) 22 May 1987 Tsakhkadzor
5 8.74 m (28 ft 8 in) 1.4  Larry Myricks (USA) 18 July 1988 Indianapolis
8.74 m (28 ft 8 in) A 2.0  Erick Walder (USA) 2 April 1994 El Paso
8.74 m (28 ft 8 in) −1.2  Dwight Phillips (USA) 7 June 2009 Eugene
8 8.73 m (28 ft 712 in) 1.2  Irving Saladino (PAN) 24 May 2008 Hengelo
9 8.71 m (28 ft 634 in) 1.9  Iván Pedroso (CUB) 18 July 1995 Salamanca
8.71 m (28 ft 634 in) indoor  Sebastian Bayer (GER) 8 March 2009 Torino
11 8.66 m (28 ft 434 in) 1.6  Louis Tsatoumas (GRE) 2 June 2007 Kalamata
12 8.63 m (28 ft 334 in) 0.5  Kareem Streete-Thompson (USA) 4 June 1994 Linz
13 8.62 m (28 ft 314 in) 0.7  James Beckford (JAM) 5 April 1997 Orlando
14 8.59 m (28 ft 2 in) indoor  Miguel Pate (USA) 4 March 2002 New York City
15 8.58 m (28 ft 134 in) 1.8  Jarrion Lawson (USA) 3 July 2016 Eugene [14]
16 8.56 m (28 ft 1 in) 1.3  Yago Lamela (ESP) 24 June 1999 Torino
8.56 m (28 ft 1 in) 0.2  Aleksandr Menkov (RUS) 16 August 2013 Moscow
18 8.54 m (28 ft 0 in) 0.9  Lutz Dombrowski (GDR) 28 July 1980 Moscow
8.54 m (28 ft 0 in) 1.7  Mitchell Watt (AUS) 29 July 2011 Stockholm
20 8.53 m (27 ft 1134 in) 1.2  Jaime Jefferson (CUB) 12 May 1990 Havana
21 8.52 m (27 ft 1114 in) 0.7  Savanté Stringfellow (USA) 21 June 2002 Palo Alto
8.52 m (27 ft 1114 in) 1.8  Jeff Henderson (USA) 22 July 2015 Toronto
23 8.51 m (27 ft 11 in) 1.7  Roland McGhee (USA) 14 May 1995 São Paulo
8.51 m (27 ft 11 in) 1.7  Greg Rutherford (GBR) 24 April 2014 Chula Vista
25 8.50 m (27 ft 1012 in) 0.2  Llewellyn Starks (USA) 7 July 1991 Rhede
8.50 m (27 ft 1012 in) 1.3  Godfrey Khotso Mokoena (RSA) 4 July 2009 Madrid


Below is a list of all other legal jumps equal or superior to 8.75.

Assisted jumps


Rank Mark Wind (m/s) Athlete Date Place Ref
1 7.52 m (24 ft 8 in) 1.4  Galina Chistyakova (URS) 11 June 1988 Leningrad
2 7.49 m (24 ft 634 in) 1.3  Jackie Joyner-Kersee (USA) 22 May 1994 New York City
3 7.48 m (24 ft 614 in) 1.2  Heike Drechsler (GDR) 9 July 1988 Neubrandenburg
4 7.43 m (24 ft 412 in) 1.4  Anişoara Cuşmir (ROM) 4 June 1983 Bucharest
5 7.42 m (24 ft 4 in) 2.0  Tatyana Kotova (RUS) 23 June 2002 Annecy
6 7.39 m (24 ft 234 in) 0.5  Yelena Belevskaya (URS) 18 July 1987 Bryansk
7 7.37 m (24 ft 2 in) N/A  Inessa Kravets (UKR) 13 June 1992 Kiev
8 7.33 m (24 ft 012 in) 0.4  Tatyana Lebedeva (RUS) 31 July 2004 Tula
9 7.31 m (23 ft 1134 in) 1.5  Olena Khlopotnova (URS) 12 September 1985 Alma Ata
7.31 m (23 ft 1134 in) −0.1  Marion Jones (USA) 12 August 1998 Zürich
7.31 m (23 ft 1134 in) 1.7  Brittney Reese (USA) 2 July 2016 Eugene [15]
12 7.27 m (23 ft 10 in) −0.4  Irina Meleshina (RUS) 31 July 2004 Tula
13 7.26 m (23 ft 934 in) A 1.8  Maurren Higa Maggi (BRA) 26 July 1999 Bogotá
14 7.24 m (23 ft 9 in) 1.0  Larisa Berezhnaya (URS) 25 May 1991 Granada
15 7.21 m (23 ft 734 in) 1.6  Helga Radtke (GDR) 26 July 1984 Dresden
7.21 m (23 ft 734 in) 1.9  Lyudmila Kolchanova (RUS) 27 May 2007 Sochi
17 7.20 m (23 ft 714 in) −0.5  Vali Ionescu-Constantin (ROU) 11 August 1982 Bucharest
7.20 m (23 ft 714 in) 2.0  Irena Ozenko (URS) 12 September 1986 Budapest
7.20 m (23 ft 714 in) 0.8  Yelena Sinchukova (URS) 20 June 1991 Budapest
7.20 m (23 ft 714 in) 0.7  Irina Mushailova (RUS) 14 July 1994 Saint Petersburg
21 7.17 m (23 ft 614 in) 1.8  Irina Valyukevich (URS) 18 July 1987 Bryansk
7.17 m (23 ft 614 in) 0.6  Tianna Bartoletta (USA) 17 August 2016 Rio de Janeiro [16]
23 7.16 m (23 ft 534 in) N/A  Iolanda Chen (URS) 30 July 1988 Moscow
7.16 m (23 ft 534 in) A −0.1  Elva Goulbourne (JAM) 22 May 2004 Mexico City
7.16 m (23 ft 534 in) 1.6  Sosthene Moguenara (GER) 28 May 2016 Weinheim [17]


Below is a list of all other legal jumps equal or superior to 7.40.

Assisted jumps

Olympic medalists


Games Gold Silver Bronze
1896 Athens
 Ellery Clark (USA)  Robert Garrett (USA)  James Connolly (USA)
1900 Paris
 Alvin Kraenzlein (USA)  Myer Prinstein (USA)  Patrick Leahy (GBR)
1904 St. Louis
 Myer Prinstein (USA)  Daniel Frank (USA)  Robert Stangland (USA)
1908 London
 Frank Irons (USA)  Daniel Kelly (USA)  Calvin Bricker (CAN)
1912 Stockholm
 Albert Gutterson (USA)  Calvin Bricker (CAN)  Georg Åberg (SWE)
1920 Antwerp
 William Petersson (SWE)  Carl Johnson (USA)  Erik Abrahamsson (SWE)
1924 Paris
 DeHart Hubbard (USA)  Edward Gourdin (USA)  Sverre Hansen (NOR)
1928 Amsterdam
 Ed Hamm (USA)  Silvio Cator (HAI)  Al Bates (USA)
1932 Los Angeles
 Ed Gordon (USA)  Lambert Redd (USA)  Chuhei Nambu (JPN)
1936 Berlin
 Jesse Owens (USA)  Lutz Long (GER)  Naoto Tajima (JPN)
1948 London
 Willie Steele (USA)  Theo Bruce (AUS)  Herb Douglas (USA)
1952 Helsinki
 Jerome Biffle (USA)  Meredith Gourdine (USA)  Ödön Földessy (HUN)
1956 Melbourne
 Gregory Bell (USA)  John Bennett (USA)  Jorma Valkama (FIN)
1960 Rome
 Ralph Boston (USA)  Irvin Roberson (USA)  Igor Ter-Ovanesyan (URS)
1964 Tokyo
 Lynn Davies (GBR)  Ralph Boston (USA)  Igor Ter-Ovanesyan (URS)
1968 Mexico City
 Bob Beamon (USA)  Klaus Beer (GDR)  Ralph Boston (USA)
1972 Munich
 Randy Williams (USA)  Hans Baumgartner (FRG)  Arnie Robinson (USA)
1976 Montreal
 Arnie Robinson (USA)  Randy Williams (USA)  Frank Wartenberg (GDR)
1980 Moscow
 Lutz Dombrowski (GDR)  Frank Paschek (GDR)  Valeriy Podluzhniy (URS)
1984 Los Angeles
 Carl Lewis (USA)  Gary Honey (AUS)  Giovanni Evangelisti (ITA)
1988 Seoul
 Carl Lewis (USA)  Mike Powell (USA)  Larry Myricks (USA)
1992 Barcelona
 Carl Lewis (USA)  Mike Powell (USA)  Joe Greene (USA)
1996 Atlanta
 Carl Lewis (USA)  James Beckford (JAM)  Joe Greene (USA)
2000 Sydney
 Iván Pedroso (CUB)  Jai Taurima (AUS)  Roman Shchurenko (UKR)
2004 Athens
 Dwight Phillips (USA)  John Moffitt (USA)  Joan Lino Martínez (ESP)
2008 Beijing
 Irving Saladino (PAN)  Khotso Mokoena (RSA)  Ibrahim Camejo (CUB)
2012 London
 Greg Rutherford (GBR)  Mitchell Watt (AUS)  Will Claye (USA)
2016 Rio de Janeiro
 Jeff Henderson (USA)  Luvo Manyonga (RSA)  Greg Rutherford (GBR)


Games Gold Silver Bronze
1948 London
 Olga Gyarmati (HUN)  Noemí Simonetto (ARG)  Ann-Britt Leyman (SWE)
1952 Helsinki
 Yvette Williams (NZL)  Aleksandra Chudina (URS)  Shirley Cawley (GBR)
1956 Melbourne
 Elżbieta Krzesińska (POL)  Willye White (USA)  Nadezhda Khnykina-Dvalishvili (URS)
1960 Rome
 Vera Krepkina (URS)  Elżbieta Krzesińska (POL)  Hildrun Claus (EUA)
1964 Tokyo
 Mary Rand (GBR)  Irena Kirszenstein (POL)  Tatyana Shchelkanova (URS)
1968 Mexico City
 Viorica Viscopoleanu (ROU)  Sheila Sherwood (GBR)  Tatyana Talysheva (URS)
1972 Munich
 Heide Rosendahl (FRG)  Diana Yorgova (BUL)  Eva Šuranová (TCH)
1976 Montreal
 Angela Voigt (GDR)  Kathy McMillan (USA)  Lidiya Alfeyeva (URS)
1980 Moscow
 Tatyana Kolpakova (URS)  Brigitte Wujak (GDR)  Tatyana Skachko (URS)
1984 Los Angeles
 Anişoara Cuşmir-Stanciu (ROU)  Valy Ionescu (ROU)  Sue Hearnshaw (GBR)
1988 Seoul
 Jackie Joyner-Kersee (USA)  Heike Drechsler (GDR)  Galina Chistyakova (URS)
1992 Barcelona
 Heike Drechsler (GER)  Inessa Kravets (EUN)  Jackie Joyner-Kersee (USA)
1996 Atlanta
 Chioma Ajunwa (NGR)  Fiona May (ITA)  Jackie Joyner-Kersee (USA)
2000 Sydney
 Heike Drechsler (GER)  Fiona May (ITA)  Tatyana Kotova (RUS)
2004 Athens
 Tatyana Lebedeva (RUS)  Irina Meleshina (RUS)  Tatyana Kotova (RUS)
2008 Beijing
 Maurren Higa Maggi (BRA)  Tatyana Lebedeva (RUS)  Blessing Okagbare (NGR)
2012 London
 Brittney Reese (USA)  Elena Sokolova (RUS)  Janay DeLoach (USA)
2016 Rio de Janeiro
 Tianna Bartoletta (USA)  Britney Reese (USA)  Ivana Španović (SRB)

World Championships medalists


Games Gold Silver Bronze
1983 Helsinki
 Carl Lewis (USA)  Jason Grimes (USA)  Mike Conley (USA)
1987 Rome
 Carl Lewis (USA)  Robert Emmiyan (URS)  Larry Myricks (USA)
1991 Tokyo
 Mike Powell (USA)  Carl Lewis (USA)  Larry Myricks (USA)
1993 Stuttgart
 Mike Powell (USA)  Stanislav Tarasenko (RUS)  Vitaliy Kyrylenko (UKR)
1995 Gothenburg
 Iván Pedroso (CUB)  James Beckford (JAM)  Mike Powell (USA)
1997 Athens
 Iván Pedroso (CUB)  Erick Walder (USA)  Kirill Sosunov (RUS)
1999 Seville
 Iván Pedroso (CUB)  Yago Lamela (ESP)  Gregor Cankar (SLO)
2001 Edmonton
 Iván Pedroso (CUB)  Savanté Stringfellow (USA)  Carlos Calado (POR)
2003 Saint-Denis
 Dwight Phillips (USA)  James Beckford (JAM)  Yago Lamela (ESP)
2005 Helsinki
 Dwight Phillips (USA)  Ignisious Gaisah (GHA)  Tommi Evilä (FIN)
2007 Osaka
 Irving Saladino (PAN)  Andrew Howe (ITA)  Dwight Phillips (USA)
2009 Berlin
 Dwight Phillips (USA)  Godfrey Khotso Mokoena (RSA)  Mitchell Watt (AUS)
2011 Daegu
 Dwight Phillips (USA)  Mitchell Watt (AUS)  Ngonidzashe Makusha (ZIM)
2013 Moscow
 Aleksandr Menkov (RUS)  Ignisious Gaisah (NED)  Luis Rivera (MEX)
2015 Beijing
 Greg Rutherford (GBR)  Fabrice Lapierre (AUS)  Wang Jianan (CHN)


Games Gold Silver Bronze
1983 Helsinki
 Heike Daute (GDR)  Anişoara Cuşmir (ROM)  Carol Lewis (USA)
1987 Rome
 Jackie Joyner-Kersee (USA)  Yelena Belevskaya (URS)  Heike Drechsler (GDR)
1991 Tokyo
 Jackie Joyner-Kersee (USA)  Heike Drechsler (GER)  Larysa Berezhna (URS)
1993 Stuttgart
 Heike Drechsler (GER)  Larysa Berezhna (UKR)  Renata Nielsen (DEN)
1995 Gothenburg
 Fiona May (ITA)  Niurka Montalvo (CUB)  Irina Mushayilova (RUS)
1997 Athens
 Lyudmila Galkina (RUS)  Niki Xanthou (GRE)  Fiona May (ITA)
1999 Seville
 Niurka Montalvo (ESP)  Fiona May (ITA)  Marion Jones (USA)
2001 Edmonton
 Fiona May (ITA)  Tatyana Kotova (RUS)  Niurka Montalvo (ESP)
2003 Saint-Denis
 Eunice Barber (FRA)  Tatyana Kotova (RUS)  Anju Bobby George (IND)
2005 Helsinki
 Tianna Madison (USA)  Tatyana Kotova (RUS)  Eunice Barber (FRA)
2007 Osaka
 Tatyana Lebedeva (RUS)  Lyudmila Kolchanova (RUS)  Tatyana Kotova (RUS)
2009 Berlin
 Brittney Reese (USA)  Tatyana Lebedeva (RUS)  Karin Mey Melis (TUR)
2011 Daegu
 Brittney Reese (USA)  Olga Kucherenko (RUS)  Ineta Radēviča (LAT)
2013 Moscow
 Brittney Reese (USA)  Blessing Okagbare (NGA)  Ivana Španović (SRB)
2015 Beijing
 Tianna Bartoletta (USA)  Shara Proctor (GB)  Ivana Španović (SRB)

World Indoor Championships medalists


Games Gold Silver Bronze
1985 Paris[A]  Jan Leitner (TCH)  Gyula Pálóczi (HUN)  Giovanni Evangelisti (ITA)
1987 Indianapolis
 Larry Myricks (USA)  Paul Emordi (NGR)  Giovanni Evangelisti (ITA)
1989 Budapest
 Larry Myricks (USA)  Dietmar Haaf (FRG)  Mike Conley (USA)
1991 Seville
 Dietmar Haaf (GER)  Jaime Jefferson (CUB)  Giovanni Evangelisti (ITA)
1993 Toronto
 Iván Pedroso (CUB)  Joe Greene (USA)  Jaime Jefferson (CUB)
1995 Barcelona
 Iván Pedroso (CUB)  Mattias Sunneborn (SWE)  Erick Walder (USA)
1997 Paris
 Iván Pedroso (CUB)  Kirill Sosunov (RUS)  Joe Greene (USA)
1999 Maebashi
 Iván Pedroso (CUB)  Yago Lamela (ESP)  Erick Walder (USA)
2001 Lisbon
 Iván Pedroso (CUB)  Kareem Streete-Thompson (CAY)  Carlos Calado (POR)
2003 Birmingham
 Dwight Phillips (USA)  Yago Lamela (ESP)  Miguel Pate (USA)
2004 Budapest
 Savanté Stringfellow (USA)  James Beckford (JAM)  Vitaliy Shkurlatov (RUS)
2006 Moscow
 Ignisious Gaisah (GHA)  Irving Saladino (PAN)  Andrew Howe (ITA)
2008 Valencia
 Godfrey Khotso Mokoena (RSA)  Chris Tomlinson (GBR)  Mohammed Al-Khuwalidi (KSA)
2010 Doha
 Fabrice Lapierre (AUS)  Godfrey Khotso Mokoena (RSA)  Mitchell Watt (AUS)
2012 Istanbul
 Mauro Vinícius da Silva (BRA)  Henry Frayne (AUS)  Aleksandr Menkov (RUS)
2014 Sopot
 Mauro Vinícius da Silva (BRA)  Li Jinzhe (CHN)  Michel Tornéus (SWE)
2016 Portland
 Marquis Dendy (USA)  Fabrice Lapierre (AUS)  Huang Changzhou (CHN)


Games Gold Silver Bronze
1985 Paris[A]  Helga Radtke (GDR)  Tatyana Rodionova (URS)  Nijolė Medvedeva (URS)
1987 Indianapolis
 Heike Drechsler (GDR)  Helga Radtke (GDR)  Yelena Belevskaya (URS)
1989 Budapest
 Galina Chistyakova (URS)  Marieta Ilcu (ROU)  Larysa Berezhna (URS)
1991 Seville
 Larysa Berezhna (URS)  Heike Drechsler (GER)  Marieta Ilcu (ROU)
1993 Toronto
 Marieta Ilcu (ROU)  Susen Tiedtke (GER)  Inessa Kravets (UKR)
1995 Barcelona
 Lyudmila Galkina (RUS)  Irina Mushailova (RUS)  Susen Tiedtke-Greene (GER)
1997 Paris
 Fiona May (ITA)  Chioma Ajunwa (NGR)  Agata Karczmarek (POL)
1999 Maebashi
 Tatyana Kotova (RUS)  Shana Williams (USA)  Iva Prandzheva (BUL)
2001 Lisbon
 Dawn Burrell (USA)  Tatyana Kotova (RUS)  Niurka Montalvo (ESP)
2003 Birmingham
 Tatyana Kotova (RUS)  Inessa Kravets (UKR)  Maurren Maggi (BRA)
2004 Budapest
 Tatyana Lebedeva (RUS)  Tatyana Kotova (RUS)  Carolina Klüft (SWE)
2006 Moscow
 Tatyana Kotova (RUS)  Tianna Madison (USA)  Naide Gomes (POR)
2008 Valencia
 Naide Gomes (POR)  Maurren Maggi (BRA)  Irina Simagina (RUS)
2010 Doha
 Brittney Reese (USA)  Naide Gomes (POR)  Keila Costa (BRA)
2012 Istanbul
 Brittney Reese (USA)  Janay DeLoach (USA)  Shara Proctor (GBR)
2014 Sopot
 Éloyse Lesueur (FRA)  Katarina Johnson-Thompson (GBR)  Ivana Španović (SRB)
2016 Portland
 Brittney Reese (USA)  Ivana Španović (SRB)  Lorraine Ugen (GBR)

Season's bests

As of 12 July 2016


1960 8.21 m (26 ft 11 in)  Ralph Boston (USA) Walnut
1961 8.28 m (27 ft 134 in)  Ralph Boston (USA) Moscow
1962 8.31 m (27 ft 3 in)  Igor Ter-Ovanesyan (URS) Yerevan
1963 8.20 m (26 ft 11 in)[18]  Ralph Boston (USA) Modesto
1964 8.34 m (27 ft 414 in)[19]  Ralph Boston (USA) Los Angeles
1965 8.35 m (27 ft 5 in)[20]  Ralph Boston (USA) Modesto
1966 8.23 m (27 ft 0 in)  Igor Ter-Ovanesyan (URS) Leselidze
1967 8.35 m (27 ft 412 in)  Igor Ter-Ovanesyan (URS) Mexico City
1968 8.90 m (29 ft 214 in)  Bob Beamon (USA) Mexico City
1969 8.21 m (26 ft 11 in)  Igor Ter-Ovanesyan (URS)
 Waldemar Stępień (POL)
1970 8.35 m (27 ft 412 in)  Josef Schwarz (FRG) Stuttgart
1971 8.21 m (26 ft 11 in)  Norman Tate (USA) El Paso
1972 8.23 m (27 ft 0 in)  Randy Williams (USA) Munich
1973 8.24 m (27 ft 0 12 in)  James McAlister (USA) Westwood
1974 8.30 m (27 ft 234 in)  Arnie Robinson (USA) Modesto
1975 8.45 m (27 ft 812 in)  Nenad Stekić (YUG) Montreal
1976 8.35 m (27 ft 412 in)  Arnie Robinson (USA) Montreal
1977 8.27 m (27 ft 112 in)  Nenad Stekić (YUG) Nova Gorica
1978 8.32 m (27 ft 312 in)  Nenad Stekić (YUG) Rovereto
1979 8.52 m (27 ft 1114 in)  Larry Myricks (USA) Montreal
1980 8.54 m (28 ft 0 in)  Lutz Dombrowski (GDR) Moscow
1981 8.62 m (28 ft 314 in)  Carl Lewis (USA) Sacramento
1982 8.76 m (28 ft 834 in)  Carl Lewis (USA) Indianapolis
1983 8.79 m (28 ft 10 in)  Carl Lewis (USA) Indianapolis
1984 8.79 m (28 ft 10 in)i  Carl Lewis (USA) New York City
1985 8.62 m (28 ft 314 in)  Carl Lewis (USA) Brussels
1986 8.61 m (28 ft 234 in)  Robert Emmiyan (URS) Moscow
1987 8.86 m (29 ft 034 in)  Robert Emmiyan (URS) Tsakhkadzor
1988 8.76 m (28 ft 834 in)  Carl Lewis (USA) Indianapolis
1989 8.70 m (28 ft 612 in)  Larry Myricks (USA) Houston
1990 8.66 m (28 ft 434 in)  Mike Powell (USA) Villeneuve d'Ascq
1991 8.95 m (29 ft 414 in)  Mike Powell (USA) Tokyo
1992 8.68 m (28 ft 512 in)  Carl Lewis (USA) Barcelona
1993 8.70 m (28 ft 612 in)  Mike Powell (USA) Salamanca
1994 8.74 m (28 ft 8 in)  Erick Walder (USA) El Paso
1995 8.71 m (28 ft 634 in)  Iván Pedroso (CUB) Salamanca
1996 8.58 m (28 ft 134 in)  Erick Walder (USA) Springfield
1997 8.63 m (28 ft 334 in)  Iván Pedroso (CUB) Padua
1998 8.60 m (28 ft 212 in)  James Beckford (JAM) Bad Langensalza
1999 8.62 m (28 ft 314 in)i  Iván Pedroso (CUB) Maebashi
2000 8.65 m (28 ft 412 in)  Iván Pedroso (CUB) Jena
2001 8.43 m (27 ft 734 in)i  Iván Pedroso (CUB) Lisboa
2002 8.59 m (28 ft 2 in)i  Miguel Pate (USA) New York City
2003 8.53 m (27 ft 1134 in)  Yago Lamela (ESP) Castellón de la Plana
2004 8.60 m (28 ft 212 in)  Dwight Phillips (USA) Linz
2005 8.60 m (28 ft 212 in)  Dwight Phillips (USA) Helsinki
2006 8.56 m (28 ft 1 in)  Irving Saladino (PAN) Rio de Janeiro
2007 8.66 m (28 ft 434 in)  Louis Tsatoumas (GRE) Kalamáta
2008 8.73 m (28 ft 712 in)  Irving Saladino (PAN) Hengelo
2009 8.74 m (28 ft 8 in)  Dwight Phillips (USA) Eugene
2010 8.47 m (27 ft 914 in)  Christian Reif (GER) Barcelona
2011 8.54 m (28 ft 0 in)  Mitchell Watt (AUS) Stockholm
2012 8.35 m (27 ft 412 in)  Greg Rutherford (GBR)
 Sergey Morgunov (RUS)
Chula Vista
2013 8.56 m (28 ft 1 in)  Aleksandr Menkov (RUS) Moscow
2014 8.51 m (27 ft 11 in)  Greg Rutherford (GBR) Chula Vista, California
2015 8.52 m (27 ft 1114 in)  Jeff Henderson (USA) Toronto


1960 6.40 m (20 ft 1134 in)  Hildrun Claus (GDR) Erfurt
1961 6.48 m (21 ft 3 in)  Tatyana Shchelkanova (URS) Moscow
1962 6.62 m (21 ft 812 in)  Tatyana Shchelkanova (URS) Brussels
1963 6.60 m (21 ft 734 in)  Tatyana Shchelkanova (URS) Kurayoshi
1964 6.76 m (22 ft 2 in)  Mary Rand (GBR) Tokyo
1965 6.71 m (22 ft 0 in)  Tatyana Shchelkanova (URS) Kiev
1966 6.73 m (22 ft 034 in)  Tatyana Shchelkanova (URS) Dnepropetrovsk
1967 6.63 m (21 ft 9 in)  Ingrid Becker (FRG) Kiev
1968 6.82 m (22 ft 412 in) A  Viorica Viscopoleanu (ROM) Mexico City
1969 6.64 m (21 ft 914 in)  Heide Rosendahl (FRG) Leverkusen
1970 6.84 m (22 ft 514 in)  Heide Rosendahl (FRG) Turin
1971 6.81 m (22 ft 4 in)  Margrit Herbst (GDR) Leipzig
1972 6.78 m (22 ft 234 in)  Heide Rosendahl (FRG) Munich
1973 6.76 m (22 ft 2 in)  Angela Schmalfeld (GDR) Dresden
1974 6.77 m (22 ft 212 in)  Angela Schmalfeld (GDR) East Berlin
1975 6.76 m (22 ft 2 in)  Lidiya Alfeyeva (URS) Nice
1976 6.99 m (22 ft 11 in)  Siegrun Siegl (GDR) Dresden
1977 6.82 m (22 ft 412 in)  Vilma Bardauskienė (URS) Krasnodar
1978 7.09 m (23 ft 3 in)  Vilma Bardauskienė (URS) Prague
1979 6.90 m (22 ft 712 in)  Brigitte Wujak (GDR) Potsdam
1980 7.06 m (23 ft 134 in)  Tatyana Kolpakova (URS) Moscow
1981 6.96 m (22 ft 10 in)  Jodi Anderson (USA) Colorado Springs
1982 7.20 m (23 ft 714 in)  Valy Ionescu (ROU) Bucharest
1983 7.43 m (24 ft 412 in)  Anisoara Cusmir (ROU) Bucharest
1984 7.40 m (24 ft 314 in)  Heike Drechsler (GDR) Dresden
1985 7.44 m (24 ft 434 in)  Heike Drechsler (GDR) Berlin
1986 7.45 m (24 ft 514 in)  Heike Drechsler (GDR) Tallinn
1987 7.45 m (24 ft 514 in)  Jackie Joyner-Kersee (USA) Indianapolis
1988 7.52 m (24 ft 8 in)  Galina Chistyakova (URS) Leningrad
1989 7.30 m (23 ft 1114 in)i  Galina Chistyakova (URS) Lipetsk
1990 7.35 m (24 ft 114 in)  Galina Chistyakova (URS) Bratislava
1991 7.37 m (24 ft 2 in)  Heike Drechsler (GER) Sestriere
1992 7.48 m (24 ft 614 in)  Heike Drechsler (GER) Lausanne
1993 7.21 m (23 ft 734 in)  Heike Drechsler (GER) Zürich
1994 7.49 m (24 ft 634 in)  Jackie Joyner-Kersee (USA) New York City
1995 7.09 m (23 ft 3 in)i  Heike Drechsler (GER) Liévin, Sindelfingen
1996 7.12 m (23 ft 414 in)  Chioma Ajunwa (NGA) Atlanta
1997 7.05 m (23 ft 112 in)  Lyudmila Galkina (RUS) Athens
1998 7.31 m (23 ft 1134 in)  Marion Jones (USA) Eugene
1999 7.26 m (23 ft 934 in)  Maurren Higa Maggi (BRA) Bogotá
2000 7.09 m (23 ft 3 in)  Fiona May (ITA) Rio de Janeiro
2001 7.12 m (23 ft 414 in)  Tatyana Kotova (RUS) Turin
2002 7.42 m (24 ft 4 in)  Tatyana Kotova (RUS) Annecy
2003 7.06 m (23 ft 134 in)  Maurren Higa Maggi (BRA) Milan
2004 7.33 m (24 ft 012 in)  Tatyana Lebedeva (RUS) Tula
2005 7.04 m (23 ft 1 in)  Irina Simagina (RUS) Sochi
2006 7.12 m (23 ft 414 in)  Tatyana Kotova (RUS) Novosibirsk
2007 7.21 m (23 ft 734 in)  Lyudmila Kolchanova (RUS) Sochi
2008 7.12 m (23 ft 414 in)  Naide Gomes (POR) Monaco
2009 7.10 m (23 ft 312 in)  Brittney Reese (USA) Berlin
2010 7.13 m (23 ft 412 in)  Olga Kucherenko (RUS) Sochi
2011 7.19 m (23 ft 7 in)  Brittney Reese (USA) Eugene
2012 7.23 m (23 ft 812 in)i  Brittney Reese (USA) Istanbul
2013 7.25 m (23 ft 914 in)  Brittney Reese (USA) Doha
2014 7.02 m (23 ft 014 in)  Tianna Bartoletta (USA) Oslo
2015 7.14 m (23 ft 5 in)  Tianna Bartoletta (USA) Beijing

National records


Nation Distance Athlete Date Location Ref
 United States 8.95 m (29 ft 414 in) Mike Powell Tokyo 1991-08-30
 Soviet Union/
8.86 m (29 ft 034 in) Robert Emmiyan Tsakhkadzor 1987-05-22
 Panama 8.73 m (28 ft 712 in) Irving Saladino Hengelo 2008-05-24
 Cuba 8.71 m (28 ft 634 in) Iván Pedroso Salamanca 1995-07-18
 Greece 8.66 m (28 ft 434 in) Louis Tsatoumas Kalamata 2007-06-02
 Jamaica 8.62 m (28 ft 314 in) James Beckford Orlando 1997-04-05
 Spain 8.56 m (28 ft 1 in) Yago Lamela 24 June 1999 Turin [21]
 Russia 8.56 m (28 ft 1 in) Aleksandr Menkov 16 August 2013 Moscow [22]
 East Germany/
8.54 m (28 ft 0 in) Lutz Dombrowski Moscow 1980-07-28
 Australia 8.54 m (28 ft 0 in) Mitchell Watt Stockholm 2011-07-29
 United Kingdom 8.51 m (27 ft 11 in) Greg Rutherford Chula Vista 2014-04-24
 South Africa 8.50 m (27 ft 1012 in) Godfrey Mokoena Madrid 2009-07-04
 Saudi Arabia 8.48 m (27 ft 934 in) Mohamed Salman Al-Khuwalidi Sotteville-lès-Rouen 2006-07-02
 Italy 8.47 m (27 ft 914 in) Andrew Howe Osaka 2007-08-30
 People's Republic of China 8.47 m (27 ft 914 in) Li Jinzhe 29 June 2014 Bad Langensalza [23]
 Mexico 8.46 m (27 ft 9 in) Luis Rivera 12 July 2013 Kazan [24][25]
 Senegal 8.46 m (27 ft 9 in) Cheikh Tidiane Touré 15 June 1997 Bad Langensalza
8.45 m (27 ft 812 in) Nenad Stekić Montreal 1975-07-25
 Sweden 8.44 m (27 ft 814 in) A Michel Tornéus 10 July 2016 Monachil [26]
 Ghana 8.43 m (27 ft 734 in) Ignisious Gaisah Rome 2006-07-14
 France 8.42 m (27 ft 714 in) Salim Sdiri Pierre-Bénite 2009-06-12
 Bahamas 8.41 m (27 ft 7 in) Craig Hepburn Nassau 1993-06-17
 Zimbabwe 8.40 m (27 ft 612 in) Ngonidzashe Makusha Des Moines 2011-06-09
 Brazil 8.40 m (27 ft 612 in) Douglas de Souza São Paulo 1995-02-15
 Slovenia 8.40 m (27 ft 612 in) Gregor Cankar Celje 1997-05-18
 Morocco 8.40 m (27 ft 612 in) Yahya Berrabah Beyrouth 2009-10-02
 Romania 8.37 m (27 ft 512 in) Bogdan Tudor Bad Cannstatt 1995-07-09
 Portugal 8.36 m (27 ft 5 in) Carlos Calado Lisbon 1997-06-20
 Ukraine 8.35 m (27 ft 412 in) Sergey Layevskiy
Roman Shchurenko
 Taiwan 8.34 m (27 ft 414 in) Nai Huei-Fang Shanghai 1993-05-14
 Venezuela 8.34 m (27 ft 414 in) Víctor Castillo Cochabamba 2004-05-30
 Bulgaria 8.33 m (27 ft 334 in) Ivaylo Mladenov Seville 1995-06-03
 Belarus 8.33 m (27 ft 334 in) Aleksandr Glovatskiy Sestriere 1996-08-07
 Egypt 8.31 m (27 ft 3 in) Hassine Hatem Moursal Oslo 1999-06-30
 Hungary 8.30 m (27 ft 234 in) László Szalma Budapest 1985-07-07
 Austria 8.30 m (27 ft 234 in) Andreas Steiner Innsbruck 1988-06-04
 Netherlands 8.29 m (27 ft 214 in) Ignisious Gaisah Moscow 2013-08-16
 Mauritius 8.28 m (27 ft 134 in) Jonathan Chimier Athens 2004-08-24
 Poland 8.28 m (27 ft 134 in) Grzegorz Marciniszyn Mals 2001-07-14
 Nigeria 8.27 m (27 ft 112 in) Yussuf Alli Lagos 1989-08-08
 Botswana 8.27 m (27 ft 112 in) Gable Garenamotse Rhede 2006-08-20
 Algeria 8.26 m (27 ft 1 in) Issam Nima Zaragoza 2007-07-28
 Czech Republic 8.25 m (27 ft 034 in) Milan Mikuláš Prague 1988-07-16
 Republic of Moldova 8.25 m (27 ft 034 in) Sergey Podgainiy Chişinău 1990-08-18
 Japan 8.25 m (27 ft 034 in) Masaki Morinaga 5 May 1992 Shizuoka
 Belgium 8.25 m (27 ft 034 in) Erik Nys Hechtel 1996-07-06
 Denmark 8.25 m (27 ft 034 in) Morten Jensen Gothenburg 2005-07-03
 Georgia 8.25 m (27 ft 034 in) i Bachana Khorava 7 February 2016 Tbilisi
 Namibia 8.24 m (27 ft 014 in) A Stephan Louw 12 January 2008 Germiston
 Croatia 8.23 m (27 ft 0 in) Siniša Ergotić Zagreb 2002-06-05
 Bermuda 8.22 m (26 ft 1112 in) Tyrone Smith Mayagüez 2010-07-26
 Finland 8.22 m (26 ft 1112 in) Tommi Evilä Gothenburg 2008-06-28
 South Korea 8.22 m (26 ft 1112 in) Kim Deok-hyeon 10 June 2016 Ried [27]
 Canada 8.20 m (26 ft 1034 in) Edrick Floreal 20 July 1991 Sherbrooke
 India 8.19 m (26 ft 1014 in) Ankit Sharma 26 June 2016 Almaty [28]
 Iran 8.17 m (26 ft 912 in) Mohammad Arzandeh 7 July 2012 Tehran
 Kazakhstan 8.16 m (26 ft 914 in) Sergey Vasilenko 18 June 1988 Alma Ata
 Uruguay 8.16 m (26 ft 914 in) Emiliano Lasa 6 March 2016 São Bernardo do Campo [29]
 Qatar 8.13 m (26 ft 8 in) Abdulrahman Faraj Al-Nubi 21 September 2003 Manila
 Hong Kong 8.12 m (26 ft 712 in) Chan Ming Tai 7 May 2016 Hong Kong [30]
 Estonia 8.10 m (26 ft 634 in) Erki Nool 27 May 1995 Götzis
 Peru 8.10 m (26 ft 634 in) Jorge McFarlane 23 November 2009 Sucre
 Uzbekistan 8.10 m (26 ft 634 in) Aleksandr Pototskiy Bryansk 1992-06-04
 Turkey 8.08 m (26 ft 6 in) Mesut Yavaş Istanbul 2000-06-24
 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 8.08 m (26 ft 6 in) Clayton Latham Hamburg, New York 2008-07-29
 Ireland 8.07 m (26 ft 512 in) Ciaran McDonagh 21 August 2005 La Chaux-de-Fonds
 New Zealand 8.05 m (26 ft 434 in) Bob Thomas 20 January 1968 Whangarei
 Latvia 8.05 m (26 ft 434 in) Juris Tone 21 June 1983 Moscow
 Thailand 8.04 m (26 ft 412 in) Supanara Sukhasvasti 5 June 2010 Banglore
 Albania 8.03 m (26 ft 4 in) Izmir Smajlaj 21 May 2016 Elbasan [31]
 Norway 8.02 m (26 ft 312 in) Kristen Fløgstad 4 August 1973 Bislett
 Philippines 7.99 m (26 ft 212 in) Henry Dagmil 7 June 2008 Eagle Rock [32]
 Israel 7.99 m (26 ft 212 in) Yochai Halevi 15 May 2010 Tel Aviv
 Viet Nam 7.90 m (25 ft 11 in) Nguyen Ngoc Quan 2 May 1997 Hanoi
 Malaysia 7.88 m (25 ft 10 in) Josbert Tinus 5 October 2007 Bangkok
 Turks and Caicos Islands 7.88 m (25 ft 10 in) Ifeanyi Otuonye 15 July 2016 San Salvador [33]
 Indonesia 7.85 m (25 ft 9 in) Agus Reza Irawan 21 September 1995 Jakarta
 United Arab Emirates 7.79 m (25 ft 612 in) Mousbeh Ali Said 6 September 1992 Latakia
 Aruba 7.72 m (25 ft 334 in) Quincy Breell 16 May 2015 Cartagena [34]
 Singapore 7.62 m (25 ft 0 in) Matthew Goh Yujie 5 December 2009 Vientiane
 Benin 7.50 m (24 ft 714 in) Romeo N'Tia 26 June 2015 Reims
 Bahrain 7.47 m (24 ft 6 in) Mohamed Imam Bakhash 16 October 2003 Manama
 Lebanon 7.43 m (24 ft 412 in) Marc Habib 22 July 2004 Lebanon
 Montenegro 7.33 m (24 ft 012 in) Darko Pešić 25 June 2016 Pitești [35]
 Laos 7.31 m (23 ft 1134 in) Sompong Vongphakdy 12 June 2015 Kallang [36]
 Jersey 7.21 m (23 ft 734 in) Ross Jeffs 1 July 2012 Jersey
 Macedonia 7.15 m (23 ft 514 in) Zoran Tasevski 15 May 1976 Skopje
Toni Damcevski 23 May 1995 Sofia
Slavcho Mirchevski 7 June 2015 Ohrid
 Afghanistan 7.05 m (23 ft 112 in) Mohammed Anwar 1940 Kabul
 Brunei 7.04 m (23 ft 1 in) Daniel Chung 7 August 1993 Kota Kinabalu


Nation Distance Athlete Date Location Ref
 Serbia 7.10 m (23 ft 312 in) Ivana Španović 11 September 2016 Belgrade [37]
 Great Britain 7.07 m (23 ft 214 in) Shara Proctor 28 August 2015 Beijing [38]
 Bahamas 6.83 m (22 ft 434 in) Bianca Stuart 26 June 2015 Nassau [39]
 Armenia 6.72 m (22 ft 012 in) Amaliya Sharoyan 21 May 2016 Elbasan [40]
 Mexico 6.69 m (21 ft 1114 in) Ivonne Treviño 20 May 2016 Houston [41]
 British Virgin Islands 6.69 m (21 ft 1114 in) Chantel Malone 9 August 2015 San José [42]
 Iceland 6.62 m (21 ft 812 in) Hafdís Sigurðardóttir 9 July 2016 Hilversum [43]
 Ecuador 6.50 m (21 ft 334 in) A Yuliana Angulo 10 May 2015 Medellín [44]
 Papua New Guinea 5.97 m (19 ft 7 in) Rellie Kaputin 17 July 2015 Port Moresby [45]
 India 6.83 m (22 ft 434 in) Anju Bobby George 27 August 2004 Athens [46]
 Barbados 6.80 m (22 ft 312 in) i Akela Jones 11 March 2016 Birmingham [47]
 Sri Lanka 6.43 m (21 ft 1 in) Chamali Dilrukshi Priyadarshani 19 December 2015 Diyagama [48]
 Dominica 6.16 m (20 ft 212 in) Thea LaFond 16 May 2015 East Lansing [49]
 Papua New Guinea 6.10 m (20 ft 0 in) Rellie Kaputin 26 May 2016 Bradenton [50]
 Laos 5.69 m (18 ft 8 in) Laenly Phoutthavong 4 April 2015 Kallang [51]
 Libya 5.12 m (16 ft 912 in) Hedil Aboud Fethi 7 June 2015 Radès
 Kuwait 4.87 m (15 ft 1112 in) Nadia Al-Haqqan 15 March 2015 Muscat

See also

Notes and references

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  3. Miller, p. 66
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  7. Tricard, Louise Mead (1 July 1996). American Women's Track & Field: A History, 1895 Through 1980. McFarland & Company. pp. 60–61. ISBN 0-7864-0219-9.
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  19. Note: Olympic Trials measured metrically. Also did 8.49w that day. usatf.org (PDF) . Retrieved on 20 January 2016.
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