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1956 Olympic Games Melbourne, Australia - Women's Long Jump

 

 

Host City: Melbourne, Australia Format: All those reaching 5.70 metres advanced to the final.
Date Started: November 27, 1956
Date Finished: November 27, 1956
(Competitors: 19; Countries: 11; Finalists: 12)
Venue(s): Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne, Victoria
Overview by IAAF  1956_melbournestadium.jpg
Krzesińska was favourite, on the basis of her 6.35 world record in August, and she led the qualifiers with 6.13. The second to jump in the final, the Pole quickly settled matters with a jump of 6.20; only Dvalishvili was able to reach 6.00 in response. Krzesińska made the position even clearer with her next jump, which was ratified as equalling her world record though the wind reading was +6.0! Only Dvalishvili and 17 year-old Willye White managed jumps beyond 6m, with White snatching silver from the Georgian with her last jump of 6.09.
Summary by Sports-reference.com
Elżbieta Krzesińska (POL) had finished third at the 1954 European Championships. In Melbourne she took the lead in round one with 6.20 (20-4¼), and broke the world record in round two with 6.35 (20-10), winning easily. America's Willye White went 6.06 (19-10¾) in the third round to move into second. But in round five, Nadezhda Dvalishvili jumped 6.07 (19-11) to take over second spot, only to see White take back the silver medal in the final round with 6.09 (19-11¾).
 
 
Results
Long Jump Women Final 27 November
Rank Mark Athlete Country NOC Age Records Notes
1 6.35 Elżbieta Krzesińska-Duńska Poland POL 22 (=)WR
2 6.09 Willye White United States USA 16
3 6.07 Nadezhda Khnik'ina-Dvalishvili Soviet Union URS 23
4 5.89w Erika Fisch Germany GER 22
5 5.88 Marthe Lambert France FRA 20
6 5.85 Valentina Shaprunova Soviet Union URS 19
7 5.85 Beverly Weigel New Zealand NZL 16
8 5.82 Nancy Borwick Australia AUS 21
9 5.79 Maria Kusion-Bibro Poland POL 20
10 5.73w Helga Hoffmann Germany GER 19
11 5.66 Olga Gyarmati Hungary HUN 32
12 5.64 Genowefa Minicka Poland POL 30
Long Jump Women Qualifying Round 27 November
Rank Mark Athlete Country NOC Age Records Notes
1 6.13w Q Elżbieta Krzesińska-Duńska Poland POL 22
2 6.00 Q Willye White United States USA 16
3 5.95w Q Nadezhda Khnik'ina-Dvalishvili Soviet Union URS 23
4 5.86w Q Valentina Shaprunova Soviet Union URS 19
5 5.80w Q Nancy Borwick Australia AUS 21
6 5.80 Q Maria Kusion-Bibro Poland POL 20
7 5.79 Q Beverly Weigel New Zealand NZL 16
8 5.79 Q Marthe Lambert France FRA 20
9 5.78w Q Erika Fisch Germany GER 22
10 5.76w Q Olga Gyarmati Hungary HUN 32
11 5.73 Q Helga Hoffmann Germany GER 19
12 5.72 Q Genowefa Minicka Poland POL 30
13 5.68 Yoshie Takahashi Japan JPN 24
14 5.64 Erica Willis Australia AUS 22
15 5.59w Thelma Hopkins Great Britain GBR 20
16 5.59 Margaret Johnson Australia AUS 19
17 5.50 Dorothy Kozak Canada CAN 24
18 5.12 Margaret Matthews United States USA 21
19 NM Sheila Hoskin Great Britain GBR 20

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Final 16:05 Team Dist. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.
1. Elzbieta Krzesinska POL 6.35m 6.20 6.35 X X 6.02 X
2. Willye White USA 6.09m 5.96 5.91 6.06 5.95 5.96 6.09
3. Nadezhda Khnikina URS 6.07m 6.00 5.81 X 5.91 6.07 5.98
4. Erika Fisch GER 5.89m 5.89 5.62 5.75 5.63 5.49 X
5. Marthe Lambert FRA 5.88m 5.88 5.80 5.78 X 4.35 5.77
6. Valentina Shaprunova URS 5.85m 5.85 5.69 5.61 5.52 5.82 5.76
7. Beverly Weigel NZL 5.85m 45.85 5.66 5.68 X X 5.72
8. Nancy Borwick AUS 5.82m 5.71 5.82 5.47
9. Maria Kusion-Bibro POL 5.79m 5.74 5.72 5.79
10.Helga Hoffmann GER 5.73m 5.73 5.70 5.58
11.Olga Gyarmati HUN 5.66m 5.66 5.45 5.63
12.Genowefa Minicka POL 5.64m X 5.64 5.62
Qualification Round - Tuesday 27.11 - mark 5.70m - 12 Athletes
Group 10:00 Team Dist. 1. 2. 3.
1. Elzbieta Krzesinska-Dunska POL 6.13m
2. Willye White USA 6.00m
3. Nadezhda Khnikina-Dvalishvili URS 5.95m
4. Valentina Shaprunova URS 5.86m
5. Nancy Borwick AUS 5.80m
6. Maria Kusion-Bibro POL 5.80m
7. Beverly Weigel NZL 5.79m
8. Marthe Lambert FRA 5.79m
9. Erika Fisch GER 5.78m
10.Olga Gyarmati HUN 5.76m
11.Helga Hoffmann GER 5.73m
12.Genowefa Minicka POL 5.72m
13.Yoshie Takahashi JPN 5.68m 5.66 X 5.68
14.Erica Willis AUS 5.64m X 5.57 5.64
15.Thelma Hopkins GBR 5.59m 5.56 5.13 5.59
16.Margaret Johnson AUS 5.59m 5.38 5.50 5.59
17.Dorothy Kozak CAN 5.50m 5.40 5.41 5.50
18.Margaret Matthews USA 5.12m X X 5.12
-. Sheila Hoskin GBR NM X X X
 
 
 

 

 

 

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