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1988 Olympic Games Seoul - Women's Long jump

 

 

Host City: Seoul, South Korea Format: Top 12 and ties and all those reaching 6.65 metres advanced to the final.
Date Started: September 28, 1988
Date Finished: September 29, 1988
(Competitors: 30; Countries: 20; Finalists: 12)
Venue(s): Olympic Stadium, Seoul Sports Complex, Seoul
Overview by IAAF  1988_olympic_stadium.jpg
This was expected to be a three-way battle between World Champion Joyner-Kersee, world record holder Chistyakova and European Champion Drechsler. The first skirmish was won by none of them, as Belevskaya led the qualifying round with 7.06. The silver medallist from the 1987 World Championships was in second place after two rounds of the final with 7.04, after Chistyakova led the first round with 7.11. The Ukrainian-born Russian showed great spring, but less speed than her rivals, and the superior quickness of Drechsler and Joyner- Kersee came into play the following round as the German reached 7.18 ahead of Joyner-Kersee’s 7.16. Drechsler built on her lead with 7.22 in the next round but was overtaken by Joyner-Kersee’s superb 7.40 in the penultimate round, the American using every centimetre of the board. Drechsler averaged almost 7.12 for her six-jump series, and Chistyakova jumped well despite having her takeoff leg buckle under her on her second jump.
Summary by Sports-reference.com
The co-world record holders were Heike Drechsler-Daute (GDR) and Jackie Joyner-Kersee (USA), who had both jumped 7.45 (24-5½) – twice for Drechsler. Joyner-Kersee was 1987 World Champion while Drechsler had won that event in 1983 and was 1986 European Champion. They were solid co-favorites at the beginning of 1988. But then in June, Galina Chistyakova broke the world record twice at the Znamenskiy Memorial meet in Leningrad. Chistyakova led round one with 7.11 (23-4), but would never better that mark. Drechsler took the lead in the third round with 7.18 (23-6¾), Joyner-Kersee moving into second with 7.16 (23-6). Drechsler extended her lead in the fourth round with 7.22 (23-8¼), only to see Joyner-Kersee win the gold medal with 7.40 (24-3½) in round five.
 

Records

These were the standing World and Olympic records (in metres) prior to the 1988 Summer Olympics.

World Record 7.52 Soviet Union Galina Chistyakova Leningrad (URS) June 11, 1988
Olympic Record 7.06 Soviet Union Tatyana Kolpakova Moscow (URS) July 31, 1980

The following Olympic records were set during this competition.

DateAthleteDistanceORWR
September 28, 1988  Jackie Joyner-Kersee (USA) 7.27m OR  
September 29, 1988  Jackie Joyner-Kersee (USA) 7.40m OR  
 
Results
Long jump Women Final 29 September
Rank Mark Wind Athlete Country NOC Birth Date Records
1 7.40 0.9 Jackie Joyner-Kersee United States USA 3 Mar 62
2 7.22 0.5 Heike Drechsler East Germany GDR 16 Dec 64
3 7.11 1.3 Galina Cistjaková Soviet Union URS 26 Jul 62
4 7.04 0.0 Yelena Belevskaya Soviet Union URS 11 Oct 63
5 6.73w 2.3 Nicole Boegman Australia AUS 5 Mar 67
6 6.62 -0.7 Fiona May Great Britain GBR 12 Dec 69
7 6.60 -0.9 Agata Karczmarek Poland POL 29 Nov 63
8 6.55 -0.9 Sabine John East Germany GDR 16 Oct 57
9 6.50 -0.3 Xiong Qiying China CHN 14 Oct 67
10 6.46 -0.8 Inessa Kravets Soviet Union URS 5 Oct 66
11 6.40 -0.5 Liu Shuzhen China CHN 7 May 66
12 6.38 0.6 Lene Demsitz Denmark DEN 8 Mar 59
Long jump Women Qualification 28 September
Rank Mark Wind Athlete Country NOC Birth Date Records
1 7.06 -0.5 Yelena Belevskaya Soviet Union URS 11 Oct 63
2 6.97 -0.1 Galina Cistjaková Soviet Union URS 26 Jul 62
3 6.96 0.2 Jackie Joyner-Kersee United States USA 3 Mar 62
4 6.81 1.0 Sabine John East Germany GDR 16 Oct 57
5 6.72 0.0 Inessa Kravets Soviet Union URS 5 Oct 66
6 6.72 0.0 Heike Drechsler East Germany GDR 16 Dec 64
7 6.72 0.4 Nicole Boegman Australia AUS 5 Mar 67
8 6.67 1.1 Agata Karczmarek Poland POL 29 Nov 63
9 6.66 -0.9 Fiona May Great Britain GBR 12 Dec 69
10 6.61 0.6 Xiong Qiying China CHN 14 Oct 67
11 6.59 0.5 Lene Demsitz Denmark DEN 8 Mar 59
12 6.48 -0.1 Liu Shuzhen China CHN 7 May 66
13 6.47 0.0 Carol Lewis United States USA 8 Aug 63
14 6.44 -0.9 Liao Wenfen China CHN 30 Apr 63
15 6.39 1.2 Marian Wijnsma Netherlands NED 18 Jul 65
16 6.37 1.2 Sheila Echols United States USA 2 Oct 64
17 6.34 -0.5 Kim Hagger Great Britain GBR 2 Dec 61
18 6.34 0.0 Shonel Ferguson Bahamas BAH 6 Nov 57
19 6.31 0.3 Antonella Capriotti Italy ITA 4 Feb 62
20 6.30 0.0 Jolanta Bartczak Poland POL 20 Mar 64
21 6.29 0.0 Maroula Teloni Cyprus CYP 23 Feb 53
22 6.13 -0.3 Ulrike Beierl Austria AUT 27 May 63
23 6.08 0.9 Madeline de Jesus Puerto Rico PUR 4 Nov 57
24 5.90 1.5 Park Sook-Ya South Korea KOR 27 Apr 70
25 5.87 -0.6 Wang Shu-Hwa Chinese Taipei TPE 21 Mar 69
26 5.50 0.7 Jacqueline Ross Saint Vincent and the Grenadines VIN 26 Sep 69
27 5.40 -0.6 Juliana Yendork Ghana GHA 29 Aug 72
28 5.23 0.2 Melvina Vulah Liberia LBR 21 Dec 65
29 5.04 0.6 Mary Agyepong Great Britain GBR 3 Oct 65
NM Tracy Smith Canada CAN 30 Nov 64
 
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Final

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Med 1.png  Jackie Joyner-Kersee (USA) 7.40m 7.00 X 7.16 X 7.40 X
Med 2.png  Heike Drechsler (GDR) 7.22m 6.92 7.06 7.18 7.22 7.16 7.17
Med 3.png  Galina Chistyakova (URS) 7.11m 7.11 6.24 X 7.02 6.96 6.84
4.  Yelena Belevskaya (URS) 7.04m 6.36 7.04 6.99 X X 6.66
5.  Nicole Boegman (AUS) 6.73m 6.59 X X X 6.71 6.73
6.  Fiona May (GBR) 6.62m X X 6.53 6.62 6.52 X
7.  Agata Karczmarek (POL) 6.60m X 6.40 6.60 X 6.48 6.23
8.  Sabine John (GDR) 6.55m 6.47 6.55 6.45 6.43 X X
9.  Qiying Xiong (CHN) 6.50m 6.49 6.50 6.46
10.  Inessa Kravets (URS) 6.46m 6.36 6.46 6.37
11.  Shuzhen Liu (CHN) 6.40m 6.30 6.40 X
12.  Lene Demsitz (DEN) 6.38m 6.28 6.38 X
 Qualification - Wednesday 28.09
  mark 6.65m 9+3 Athletes
Group 2 Team Dist. 1. 2. 3.
1. Jackie Joyner-Kersee USA 6.96m 6.96    
2. Sabine John GDR 6.81m X X 6.81
3. Inessa Kravetz URS 6.72m 6.50 6.72  
4. Nicole Boegman AUS 6.72m X 6.72  
5. Heike Drechsler GDR 6.72m 6.72    
6. Lene S Demsitz DEN 6.59m X 6.59 X
7. Shuzhen Liu CHN 6.48m 6.35 6.48 6.48
8. Sheila Echols USA 6.37m 6.37 6.29 X
9. Kim Hagger GBR 6.34m X 6.33 6.34
10.Antonella Capriotti ITA 6.31m 6.31 X X
11.Jolanta Bartczak POL 6.30m 6.28 X 6.30
12.Maroula Teloni CYP 6.29m 6.29 X 5.98
13.Sook-Ja Park KOR 5.90m 5.74 5.79 5.90
14.Juliana Yendork GHA 5.40m 5.40 5.35 5.34
15.Melvina Wulah LBR 5.23m 5.23 4.91 5.17
-. Tracy Lee Smith CAN NM X X X
Group 2 Team Dist. 1. 2. 3.
1. Elena Belevskaia URS 7.06m 7.06    
2. Galina Tchistiakova URS 6.97m 6.97    
3. Agata Karczmarek POL 6.67m 6.57 6.45 6.67
4. Fiona May GBR 6.66m X 6.66 6.44
5. Qiying Xiong CHN 6.61m 6.43 6.61 6.47
6. Carol Lewis USA 6.47m 6.45 6.39 6.41
7. Wenfen Liao CHN 6.44m X 6.44 X
8. Marjon Wijnsma HOL 6.39m 6.39 6.25 6.16
9. Shonel Ferguson BAH 6.34m 6.21 6.34 X
10.Ulrike Kleindl AUT 6.13m 6.13 X 5.95
11.Madeline De Jesus PUR 6.08m 6.08 X X
12.Shu-Hwa Wang TPE 5.87m 5.75 5.87 5.50
13.Jacqueline Ross VIN 5.50m X X 5.50
14.Mary Berkeley GBR 5.04m X X 5.04
-. Erin Tierney COK DNS      
-. Anke Behmer GDR DNS
 
 

 

 

 

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