2007 World Championships in Athletics Osaka, Japan

2007 11th IAAF World Championships - Osaka - Women's Long Jump



Host City: Osaka, JapanFormat: Qualifying round (6.75 or top 12 to final) (Aug 27)
Dates: 24 August - 2 September 2007
Nations participating: 200
Athletes participating: 1,978
  Main venue: Nagai Stadium
Overview by IAAF  
The qualifying round was led by Russian Champion Kolchanova and the ex-heptathlete Gomes who both cleared 6.96. Brazil’s Maggi reached 6.95 (or 7.07 from take-off). Gomes led after the first round of the final with 6.87, with Kappler (6.81) and Kotova (6.80) next. Kolchanova opened round two with 6.84, and Lebedeva then powered off the board to 7.03 (7.08 from takeoff). To emphasize the point, Lebedeva repeated her 7.03 in the next round. The Russian backed up her seven metre jumps with 6.98 in the fifth. It turned out to be Russia’s day, as Kotova improved to 6.90 to steal the bronze medal from Gomes, increase her “world” medal collection to four, and give Russia her first ever sweep in a World Championship event.