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|Men||Mike Powell 8.95 m (29 ft 4+1⁄4 in) (1991)|
|Women||Galina Chistyakova 7.52 m (24 ft 8 in) (1988)|
|Men||Bob Beamon 8.90 m ( 29 ft 2+1⁄4 in) (1968)|
|Women||Jackie Joyner-Kersee 7.40 m ( 24 ft 3+1⁄4 in) (1988)|
|World Championship records|
|Men||Mike Powell 8.95 m ( 29 ft 4+1⁄4 in) (1991)|
|Women||Jackie Joyner-Kersee 7.36 m ( 24 ft 1+3⁄4 in) (1987)|
The long 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 takeoff 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.
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).
For record purposes, the maximum accepted wind assistance is two metres per second (m/s) (4.5 mph).
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. 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. 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 was 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. 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. Philostratus 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." Most notable in the ancient sport was a man called Chionis, who in the 656 BC Olympics staged a jump of 7.05 m ( 23 ft 1+1⁄2 in).
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.
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. However, it was not until 1948 that the women's long jump was added to the Olympic athletics programme.
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 objective of the approach is to gradually accelerate to a maximum controlled speed at takeoff. The most important factor for the distance travelled 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.
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 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.
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.
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 Tuariki Delamere who used it at the 1974 NCAA Championships, and who matched the jump of the then 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. The front flip jump was subsequently banned due to fear of it being unsafe.
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 in Athens. 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.
The men's long jump world record has been held by just four individuals for the majority of time since the IAAF started to ratify records. The first mark recognized by the IAAF in 1912, the 1901 performance by Peter O'Connor, stood just short of 20 years (nine years as an IAAF record). After it was broken in 1921, the record changed hands five times until Jesse Owens set the record of 8.13 m (26 ft 8 in) at the 1935 Big Ten track meet in Ann Arbor, Michigan, a record that was not broken for over 25 years, until 1960, by Ralph Boston. Boston improved upon it and exchanged records with Igor Ter-Ovanesyan three times over the next seven years. At the 1968 Summer Olympics Bob Beamon jumped 8.90 m ( 29 ft 2+1⁄4 in), a jump not exceeded for almost 23 years, which remains the second longest legal jump of all time; it has stood as the Olympic record for over 53 years. 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 dramatic showdown against Carl Lewis who also surpassed Beamon's record that day, but his jump was wind-assisted (and thus not legal for record purposes). Powell's record of 8.95 m ( 29 ft 4+1⁄4 in) has now stood for over 30 years.
Some jumps over 8.95 m ( 29 ft 4+1⁄4 in) have been officially recorded. 8.99 m ( 29 ft 5+3⁄4 in) was recorded by Powell (wind-assisted +4.4) set at high altitude in Sestriere in 1992. A potential world record of 8.96 m ( 29 ft 4+3⁄4 in) was recorded by Iván Pedroso, with a "legal" wind reading also in Sestriere, but the jump was not validated because videotape revealed a person stood 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). As mentioned above, Lewis jumped 8.91 m ( 29 ft 2+3⁄4 in) 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 women's world record has seen more consistent improvement, though the current record has stood longer than any other long jump record by men or women. The longest to hold the record prior was by Fanny Blankers-Koen during World War II. who held it for over 10 years. There have been four occasions when the record was tied and three when it was improved upon twice in the same competition. The current women's world record 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 now stood for over 33 years.
|Mark (m)||Wind (m/s)||Athlete||Nation||Mark (m)||Wind (m/s)||Athlete||Nation|
|Africa (records)||8.65[A]||+1.3||Luvo Manyonga||South Africa||7.17||+1.1||Ese Brume||Nigeria|
|Asia (records)||8.48||+0.6||Mohammed Al-Khuwalidi||Saudi Arabia||7.01||+1.4||Weili Yao||China|
|Europe (records)||8.86[A]||+1.9||Robert Emmiyan||Soviet Union||7.52 WR||+1.4||Galina Chistyakova||Soviet Union|
|North, Central America
and Caribbean (records)
|8.95 WR||+0.3||Mike Powell||United States||7.49||+1.3||Jackie Joyner-Kersee||United States|
|Oceania (records)||8.54||+1.7||Mitchell Watt||Australia||7.05||+2.0||Brooke Stratton||Australia|
|South America (records)||8.73||+1.2||Irving Saladino||Panama||7.26[A]||+1.8||Maurren Maggi||Brazil|
|Mark (m)||Athlete||Nation||Mark (m)||Athlete||Nation|
|Africa (records)||8.44||Luvo Manyonga||South Africa||6.97||Chioma Ajunwa||Nigeria|
|Asia (records)||8.27||Su Xiongfeng||China||6.82||Yang Juan||China|
|Europe (records)||8.71||Sebastian Bayer||Germany||7.37 WR||Heike Drechsler||East Germany|
|North, Central America
and Caribbean (records)
|8.79 WR||Carl Lewis||United States||7.23||Brittney Reese||United States|
|Oceania (records)||8.25||Fabrice Lapierre||Australia||6.81||Nicole Boegman||Australia|
|South America (records)||8.42||Irving Saladino||Panama||6.89||Maurren Maggi||Brazil|
All-time top 25
- As of July 2021[update]
|1||1||8.95 m ( 29 ft 4+1⁄4 in)||+0.3||Mike Powell||United States||30 AUG 1991||Tokyo|
|2||2||8.90 m ( 29 ft 2+1⁄4 in) A||+2.0||Bob Beamon||United States||18 OCT 1968||Mexico City|
|3||3||8.87 m (29 ft 1 in)||−0.2||Carl Lewis||United States||30 AUG 1991||Tokyo|
|4||4||8.86 m ( 29 ft 3⁄4 in) A||+1.9||Robert Emmiyan||Soviet Union||22 MAY 1987||Tsakhkadzor|
|5||8.84 m (29 ft 0 in)||+1.7||Lewis #2||30 AUG 1991||Tokyo|
|6||8.79 m (28 ft 10 in)||+1.9||Lewis #3||19 JUN 1983||Indianapolis|
|7||8.76 m ( 28 ft 8+3⁄4 in)||+1.0||Lewis #4||24 JUL 1982||Indianapolis|
|+0.8||Lewis #5||18 JUL 1988||Indianapolis|
|5||9||8.74 m (28 ft 8 in)||+1.4||Larry Myricks||United States||18 JUL 1988||Indianapolis|
|8.74 m (28 ft 8 in) A||+2.0||Erick Walder||United States||02 APR 1994||El Paso|
|8.74 m (28 ft 8 in)||−1.2||Dwight Phillips||United States||07 JUN 2009||Eugene|
|8||12||8.73 m ( 28 ft 7+1⁄2 in)||+1.2||Irving Saladino||Panama||24 MAY 2008||Hengelo|
|13||8.72 m ( 28 ft 7+1⁄4 in)||−0.2||Lewis #6||26 SEP 1988||Seoul|
|14||8.71 m ( 28 ft 6+3⁄4 in)||−0.4||Lewis #7||13 MAY 1984||Westwood|
|+0.1||Lewis #8||19 JUN 1984||Los Angeles|
|9||14||8.71 m ( 28 ft 6+3⁄4 in)||+1.9||Iván Pedroso||Cuba||18 JUL 1995||Salamanca|
|17||8.70 m ( 28 ft 6+1⁄2 in)||+0.9||Myricks #2||17 JUN 1989||Houston|
|+0.7||Powell #2||27 JUL 1993||Salamanca|
|+1.6||Pedroso #2||12 AUG 1995||Gothenburg|
|10||20||8.69 m (28 ft 6 in)||+0.5||Tajay Gayle||Jamaica||28 SEP 2019||Doha|
|21||8.68 m ( 28 ft 5+1⁄2 in)||+1.0||Lewis #9||05 AUG 1992||Barcelona|
|+1.6||Pedroso #3||17 JUN 1995||Lisbon|
|11||21||8.68 m ( 28 ft 5+1⁄2 in)||+1.7||Juan Miguel Echevarría||Cuba||30 JUN 2018||Bad Langensalza|||
|24||8.67 m ( 28 ft 5+1⁄4 in)||+0.4||Lewis #10||05 SEP 1987||Rome|
|−0.7||Lewis #11||06 AUG 1992||Barcelona|
|12||8.66 m ( 28 ft 4+3⁄4 in)||+1.6||Louis Tsatoumas||Greece||02 JUN 2007||Kalamata|
|13||8.65 m ( 28 ft 4+1⁄2 in) A||+1.3||Luvo Manyonga||South Africa||22 APR 2017||Potchefstroom|||
|14||8.63 m ( 28 ft 3+3⁄4 in)||+0.5||Kareem Streete-Thompson||United States||04 JUL 1994||Linz|
|15||8.62 m ( 28 ft 3+1⁄4 in)||+0.7||James Beckford||Jamaica||05 APR 1997||Orlando|
|16||8.60 m ( 28 ft 2+1⁄2 in)||+0.7||Miltiadis Tentoglou||Greece||26 MAY 2021||Kallithea|||
|17||8.58 m ( 28 ft 1+3⁄4 in)||+1.8||Jarrion Lawson||United States||03 JUL 2016||Eugene|||
|18||8.56 m (28 ft 1 in)||+1.3||Yago Lamela||Spain||24 JUN 1999||Turin|
|+0.2||Aleksandr Menkov||Russia||16 AUG 2013||Moscow|
|20||8.54 m (28 ft 0 in)||+0.9||Lutz Dombrowski||East Germany||28 JUL 1980||Moscow|
|+1.7||Mitchell Watt||Australia||29 JUL 2011||Stockholm|
|22||8.53 m ( 27 ft 11+3⁄4 in)||+1.2||Jaime Jefferson||Cuba||12 MAY 1990||Havana|
|23||8.52 m ( 27 ft 11+1⁄4 in)||+0.7||Savanté Stringfellow||United States||21 JUN 2002||Palo Alto|
|+1.8||Jeff Henderson||United States||22 JUL 2015||Toronto|
|25||8.51 m (27 ft 11 in)||+1.7||Roland McGhee||United States||14 MAY 1995||São Paulo|
|+1.7||Greg Rutherford||United Kingdom||24 APR 2014||Chula Vista|
Any performance with a following wind of more than 2.0 metres per second is not counted for record purposes. Below is a list of the best wind-assisted jumps (equal or superior to 8.51 m). Only best assisted mark that is superior to legal best is shown:
- Mike Powell jumped 8.99 (+4.4) at high altitude in Sestriere, Italy on 21 July 1992.
- Juan Miguel Echevarría jumped 8.92 (+3.3) in Havana, Cuba on 10 March 2019.
- Carl Lewis jumped 8.91 (+3.0) in Tokyo, Japan on 30 August 1991.
- Fabrice Lapierre jumped 8.78 (+3.1) in Perth, Australia on 18 April 2010.
- James Beckford jumped 8.68 (+4.9) in Odessa, Ukraine on 20 May 1995.
- Joe Greene jumped 8.68 (+4.0) at high altitude in Sestriere, Italy on 21 July 1995.
- Marquis Dendy jumped 8.68 (+3.7) in Eugene, Oregon on 25 June 2015.
- Kareem Streete-Thompson jumped 8.64 (+3.5) in Knoxville, Tennessee on 18 June 1995.
- Mike Conley jumped 8.63 (+3.9) in Eugene, Oregon on 20 June 1986.
- Jeff Henderson jumped 8.59 (+2.9) in Eugene, Oregon on 3 July 2016.
- Jason Grimes jumped 8.57 (+5.2) in Durham, North Carolina on 27 June 1982.
- Kevin Dilworth jumped 8.53 (+4.9) in Fort-de-France, Martinique on 27 April 2002.
- Ignisious Gaisah jumped 8.51 (+3.7) in Bambous, Mauritius on 9 August 2006.
- As of July 2021[update]
|1||1||7.52 m (24 ft 8 in)||+1.4||Galina Chistyakova||Soviet Union||11 JUN 1988||Leningrad|
|2||2||7.49 m ( 24 ft 6+3⁄4 in)||+1.3||Jackie Joyner-Kersee||United States||22 MAY 1994||New York City|
|2||7.49 m ( 24 ft 6+3⁄4 in) A||+1.7||Joyner-Kersee #2||31 JUL 1994||Sestriere|
|3||4||7.48 m ( 24 ft 6+1⁄4 in)||+1.2||Heike Drechsler||East Germany||09 JUL 1988||Neubrandenburg|
|4||7.48 m ( 24 ft 6+1⁄4 in)||+0.4||Drechsler #2||08 JUL 1992||Lausanne|
|6||7.45 m ( 24 ft 5+1⁄4 in)||+0.9||Drechsler #3||21 JUN 1986||Tallinn|
|+1.1||Drechsler #4||03 JUL 1986||Dresden|
|+0.6||Joyner-Kersee #3||13 AUG 1987||Indianapolis|
|+1.0||Chistyakova #2||11 JUN 1988||Leningrad|
|+1.6||Chistyakova #3||12 AUG 1988||Budapest|
|11||7.44 m ( 24 ft 4+3⁄4 in)||+2.0||Drechsler #5||22 SEP 1985||Berlin|
|4||12||7.43 m ( 24 ft 4+1⁄2 in)||+1.4||Anişoara Cuşmir||Romania||04 JUN 1983||Bucharest|
|5||13||7.42 m (24 ft 4 in)||+2.0||Tatyana Kotova||Russia||23 JUN 2002||Annecy|
|14||7.40 m ( 24 ft 3+1⁄4 in)||+1.8||Drechsler #6||26 JUL 1984||Dresden|
|+0.7||Drechsler #7||21 AUG 1987||Potsdam|
|+0.9||Joyner-Kersee #4||29 SEP 1988||Seoul|
|17||7.39 m ( 24 ft 2+3⁄4 in)||+0.3||Drechsler #8||21 AUG 1985||Zürich|
|6||17||7.39 m ( 24 ft 2+3⁄4 in)||+0.5||Yelena Belevskaya||Soviet Union||18 JUL 1987||Bryansk|
|17||7.39 m ( 24 ft 2+3⁄4 in)||Joyner-Kersee #5||25 JUN 1988||San Diego|
|20||7.37 m (24 ft 2 in) A||+1.8||Drechsler #9||31 JUL 1991||Sestriere|
|7||20||7.37 m (24 ft 2 in)||Inessa Kravets||Ukraine||13 JUN 1992||Kyiv|
|22||7.36 m ( 24 ft 1+3⁄4 in)||+0.4||Joyner-Kersee #6||04 SEP 1987||Rome|
|+1.8||Belevskaya #2||11 JUN 1988||Leningrad|
|+1.8||Drechsler #10||28 MAY 1992||Jena|
|25||7.35 m ( 24 ft 1+1⁄4 in)||+1.9||Chistyakova #4||20 JUN 1990||Bratislava|
|8||7.33 m ( 24 ft 1⁄2 in)||+0.4||Tatyana Lebedeva||Russia||31 JUL 2004||Tula|
|9||7.31 m ( 23 ft 11+3⁄4 in)||+1.5||Olena Khlopotnova||Soviet Union||12 SEP 1985||Alma Ata|
|+1.9||Marion Jones||United States||31 MAY 1998||Eugene|
|+1.7||Brittney Reese||United States||02 JUL 2016||Eugene|||
|12||7.30 m ( 23 ft 11+1⁄4 in)||−0.8||Malaika Mihambo||Germany||06 OCT 2019||Doha|||
|13||7.27 m (23 ft 10 in)||−0.4||Irina Simagina||Russia||31 JUL 2004||Tula|
|14||7.26 m ( 23 ft 9+3⁄4 in) A||+1.8||Maurren Maggi||Brazil||25 JUN 1999||Bogotá|
|15||7.24 m (23 ft 9 in)||+1.0||Larysa Berezhna||Soviet Union||25 MAY 1991||Granada|
|16||7.21 m ( 23 ft 7+3⁄4 in)||+1.6||Helga Radtke||East Germany||26 JUL 1984||Dresden|
|+1.9||Lyudmila Kolchanova||Russia||27 MAY 2007||Sochi|
|18||7.20 m ( 23 ft 7+1⁄4 in)||−0.3||Vali Ionescu||Romania||01 AUG 1982||Bucharest|
|+2.0||Irena Ozenko||Soviet Union||12 SEP 1986||Budapest|
|+0.8||Yelena Sinchukova||Soviet Union||20 JUN 1991||Budapest|
|+0.7||Irina Mushailova||Russia||14 JUL 1994||Saint Petersburg|
|22||7.17 m ( 23 ft 6+1⁄4 in)||+1.8||Irina Valyukevich||Soviet Union||18 JUL 1987||Bryansk|
|+0.6||Tianna Bartoletta||United States||17 AUG 2016||Rio de Janeiro|||
|+1.1||Ese Brume||Nigeria||29 MAY 2021||Chula Vista|||
|25||7.16 m ( 23 ft 5+3⁄4 in)||Yolanda Chen||Soviet Union||30 JUL 1988||Moscow|
|−0.1||Elva Goulbourne||Jamaica||22 MAY 2004||Mexico City|
|+1.6||Sosthene Moguenara||Germany||29 MAY 2016||Weinheim|
Any performance with a following wind of more than 2.0 metres per second is not counted for record purposes. Below is a list of the best wind-assisted jumps (equal or superior to 7.16 m). Only best assisted mark that is superior to legal best is shown:
- Heike Drechsler jumped 7.63 (+2.1) at high altitude in Sestriere, Italy on 21 July 1992.
- Yulimar Rojas jumped 7.27 (+2.7) in La Nucia, Spain on 13 June 2021.
- Fiona May jumped 7.23 (+4.3) at high altitude in Sestriere, Italy on 29 July 1995.
- Susen Tiedtke jumped 7.22 (+3.7) at high altitude in Sestriere, Italy on 28 July 1993.
- Anastassia Mirochuk-Ivanova jumped 7.22 (+4.3) in Grodno, Belarus on 6 July 2012.
- Eva Murková jumped 7.17 (+3.6) in Nitra, Czechoslovakia on 26 August 1984.
World Championships medalists
World Indoor Championships medalists
- A Known as the World Indoor Games
NR's equal or superior to 8.00 m:
|United States||8.95 m ( 29 ft 4+1⁄4 in)||Mike Powell||30 August 1991||Tokyo|
| Soviet Union/
|8.86 m ( 29 ft 3⁄4 in) A||Robert Emmiyan||22 May 1987||Tsakhkadzor|
|Panama||8.73 m ( 28 ft 7+1⁄2 in)||Irving Saladino||24 May 2008||Hengelo|
|Cuba||8.71 m ( 28 ft 6+3⁄4 in)||Iván Pedroso||18 July 1995||Salamanca|
|Jamaica||8.69 m (28 ft 6 in)||Tajay Gayle||28 September 2019||Doha|
|Greece||8.66 m ( 28 ft 4+3⁄4 in)||Louis Tsatoumas||2 June 2007||Kalamata|
|South Africa||8.65 m ( 28 ft 4+1⁄2 in) A||Luvo Manyonga||22 April 2017||Potchefstroom|
|Spain||8.56 m (28 ft 1 in)||Yago Lamela||24 June 1999||Turin|
|Russia||8.56 m (28 ft 1 in)||Aleksandr Menkov||16 August 2013||Moscow|
| East Germany/
|8.54 m (28 ft 0 in)||Lutz Dombrowski||28 July 1980||Moscow|
|Australia||8.54 m (28 ft 0 in)||Mitchell Watt||29 July 2011||Stockholm|
|United Kingdom||8.51 m (27 ft 11 in)||Greg Rutherford||24 April 2014||Chula Vista|
|Saudi Arabia||8.48 m ( 27 ft 9+3⁄4 in)||Mohamed Salman Al-Khuwalidi||2 July 2006||Sotteville-lès-Rouen|
|Italy||8.47 m ( 27 ft 9+1⁄4 in)||Andrew Howe||30 August 2007||Osaka|
|People's Republic of China||8.47 m ( 27 ft 9+1⁄4 in)||Li Jinzhe||29 June 2014||Bad Langensalza|
|8.47 m ( 27 ft 9+1⁄4 in) A||Wang Jianan||16 June 2018||Guiyang|
|Senegal||8.46 m (27 ft 9 in)||Cheikh Tidiane Touré||15 June 1997||Bad Langensalza|
|Mexico||8.46 m (27 ft 9 in)||Luis Rivera||12 July 2013||Kazan|
|8.45 m ( 27 ft 8+1⁄2 in)||Nenad Stekić||25 July 1975||Montreal|
|Sweden||8.44 m ( 27 ft 8+1⁄4 in) A||Michel Tornéus||10 July 2016||Monachil|
|Ghana||8.43 m ( 27 ft 7+3⁄4 in)||Ignisious Gaisah||14 July 2006||Rome|
|France||8.42 m ( 27 ft 7+1⁄4 in)||Salim Sdiri||12 June 2009||Pierre-Bénite|
|Bahamas||8.41 m (27 ft 7 in)||Craig Hepburn||17 June 1993||Nassau|
|Brazil||8.40 m ( 27 ft 6+1⁄2 in)||Douglas de Souza||15 February 1995||São Paulo|
|Slovenia||8.40 m ( 27 ft 6+1⁄2 in)||Gregor Cankar||18 May 1997||Celje|
|Morocco||8.40 m ( 27 ft 6+1⁄2 in)||Yahya Berrabah||2 October 2009||Beirut|
|Zimbabwe||8.40 m ( 27 ft 6+1⁄2 in)||Ngonidzashe Makusha||9 June 2011||Des Moines|
|Japan||8.40 m ( 27 ft 6+1⁄2 in)||Shotaro Shiroyama||17 August 2019||Fukui|
|Romania||8.37 m ( 27 ft 5+1⁄2 in)||Bogdan Tudor||9 July 1995||Bad Cannstatt|
|Portugal||8.36 m (27 ft 5 in)||Carlos Calado||20 June 1997||Lisbon|
|Ukraine||8.35 m ( 27 ft 4+1⁄2 in)||Sergey Layevskiy||16 July 1988||Dnipropetrovsk|
|Roman Shchurenko||25 July 2000||Kyiv|
|Chinese Taipei||8.34 m ( 27 ft 4+1⁄4 in)||Nai Hui-fang||14 May 1993||Shanghai|
|Venezuela||8.34 m ( 27 ft 4+1⁄4 in) A||Víctor Castillo||30 May 2004||Cochabamba|
|Bermuda||8.34 m ( 27 ft 4+1⁄4 in)||Tyrone Smith||5 May 2017||Houston|
|Bulgaria||8.33 m ( 27 ft 3+3⁄4 in)||Ivaylo Mladenov||3 June 1995||Seville|
|Belarus||8.33 m ( 27 ft 3+3⁄4 in) A||Aliaksandar Hlavatski||7 August 1996||Sestriere|
|Egypt||8.31 m (27 ft 3 in)||Hatem Mersal||30 June 1999||Oslo|
|Cayman Islands||8.31 m (27 ft 3 in)||Kareem Streete-Thompson||1 July 2000||Bad Langensalza|
|Czech Republic||8.31 m (27 ft 3 in)||Radek Juška||27 August 2017||Taipei City|
|Hungary||8.30 m ( 27 ft 2+3⁄4 in)||László Szalma||7 July 1985||Budapest|
|Austria||8.30 m ( 27 ft 2+3⁄4 in)||Andreas Steiner||4 June 1988||Innsbruck|
|Netherlands||8.29 m ( 27 ft 2+1⁄4 in)||Ignisious Gaisah||16 August 2013||Moscow|
|Poland||8.28 m ( 27 ft 1+3⁄4 in) A||Grzegorz Marciniszyn||14 July 2001||Mals|
|Mauritius||8.28 m ( 27 ft 1+3⁄4 in)||Jonathan Chimier||24 August 2004||Athens|
|Canada||8.28 m ( 27 ft 1+3⁄4 in)||Damian Warner||29 May 2021||Götzis|
|Nigeria||8.27 m ( 27 ft 1+1⁄2 in)||Yusuf Alli||8 August 1989||Lagos|
|Switzerland||8.27 m ( 27 ft 1+1⁄2 in)||Julien Fivaz||2 August 2003||Ebensee|
|Botswana||8.27 m ( 27 ft 1+1⁄2 in)||Gable Garenamotse||20 August 2006||Rhede|
|Finland||8.27 m ( 27 ft 1+1⁄2 in)||Kristian Pulli||11 June 2020||Espoo|
|Algeria||8.26 m (27 ft 1 in)||Issam Nima||28 July 2007||Zaragoza|
|Uruguay||8.26 m (27 ft 1 in) A||Emiliano Lasa||5 June 2018||Cochabamba|
|India||8.26 m (27 ft 1 in)||Murali Sreeshankar||16 March 2021||Patiala|
|Republic of Moldova||8.25 m ( 27 ft 3⁄4 in)||Sergey Podgainiy||18 August 1990||Chişinău|
|Belgium||8.25 m ( 27 ft 3⁄4 in)||Erik Nys||6 July 1996||Hechtel|
|Denmark||8.25 m ( 27 ft 3⁄4 in)||Morten Jensen||3 July 2005||Gothenburg|
|Trinidad and Tobago||8.25 m ( 27 ft 3⁄4 in) A||Andwuelle Wright||5 July 2019||Queretaro|
|Namibia||8.24 m ( 27 ft 1⁄4 in) A||Stephan Louw||12 January 2008||Germiston|
|Georgia||8.24 m ( 27 ft 1⁄4 in)||Bachana Khorava||29 May 2021||Tbilisi|
|Croatia||8.23 m (27 ft 0 in)||Siniša Ergotić||5 June 2002||Zagreb|
|6 September 2003||Córdoba|
|South Korea||8.22 m ( 26 ft 11+1⁄2 in)||Kim Deok-hyeon||10 June 2016||Ried|
|Puerto Rico||8.19 m ( 26 ft 10+1⁄4 in) A||Elmer Williams||11 August 1989||Bogotá|
|Tajikistan||8.18 m (26 ft 10 in)||Vasiliy Sokov||5 July 1988||Tallinn|
|Iran||8.17 m ( 26 ft 9+1⁄2 in)||Mohammad Arzandeh||7 July 2012||Tehran|
|Kyrgyzstan||8.16 m ( 26 ft 9+1⁄4 in)||Shamil Abbyasov||2 August 1981||Leningrad|
|Kazakhstan||8.16 m ( 26 ft 9+1⁄4 in)||Sergey Vasilenko||18 June 1988||Alma Ata|
|Ecuador||8.16 m ( 26 ft 9+1⁄4 in) A||Hugo Chila||23 November 2009||Sucre|
|Albania||8.16 m ( 26 ft 9+1⁄4 in) NWI||Izmir Smajlaj||8 May 2021||Tirana|
|Lithuania||8.15 m ( 26 ft 8+3⁄4 in)||Povilas Mykolaitis||4 June 2011||Kaunas|
|Sri Lanka||8.15 m ( 26 ft 8+3⁄4 in)||W. P. Amila Jayasiri||16 August 2016||Diyagama|
|Qatar||8.13 m (26 ft 8 in)||Abdulrahman Faraj Al-Nubi||21 September 2003||Manila|
|Kenya||8.12 m ( 26 ft 7+1⁄2 in) A||Jacob Katonon||23 September 1995||Johannesburg|
|Hong Kong||8.12 m ( 26 ft 7+1⁄2 in)||Chan Ming Tai||7 May 2016||Hong Kong|
|Guyana||8.12 m ( 26 ft 7+1⁄2 in)||Emanuel Archibald||11 May 2019||Kingston|
|Uzbekistan||8.10 m ( 26 ft 6+3⁄4 in)||Aleksandr Pototskiy||4 June 1992||Bryansk|
|Konstantin Sarnatskiy||11 October 1994||Hiroshima|
|Estonia||8.10 m ( 26 ft 6+3⁄4 in)||Erki Nool||27 May 1995||Götzis|
|Peru||8.10 m ( 26 ft 6+3⁄4 in) A||Jorge McFarlane||23 November 2009||Sucre|
|Norway||8.10 m ( 26 ft 6+3⁄4 in) A||Ingar Kiplesund||17 August 2019||Monachil|
|Grenada||8.09 m ( 26 ft 6+1⁄2 in)||Eugene Licorish||5 May 1989||Port of Spain|
|Indonesia||8.09 m ( 26 ft 6+1⁄2 in)||Sapwaturrahman||26 August 2018||Jakarta|
|Turkey||8.08 m (26 ft 6 in)||Mesut Yavaş||24 June 2000||Istanbul|
|Saint Vincent and the Grenadines||8.08 m (26 ft 6 in)||Clayton Latham||29 July 2008||Hamburg|
|Chile||8.08 m (26 ft 6 in)||Daniel Pineda||21 April 2012||Santiago de Chile|
|Latvia||8.08 m (26 ft 6 in)||Elvijs Misāns||12 July 2016||Saldus|
|Ireland||8.07 m ( 26 ft 5+1⁄2 in)||Ciaran McDonagh||21 August 2005||La Chaux-de-Fonds|
|Dominica||8.06 m ( 26 ft 5+1⁄4 in) A||David Registe||15 August 2014||Mexico City|
|Turks and Caicos Islands||8.06 m ( 26 ft 5+1⁄4 in)||Ifeanyichukwu Otuonye||9 June 2018||Chula Vista|
|New Zealand||8.05 m ( 26 ft 4+3⁄4 in)||Bob Thomas||20 January 1968||Whangārei|
|Slovakia||8.05 m ( 26 ft 4+3⁄4 in)||Róbert Széli||6 July 1988||Budapest|
|Thailand||8.05 m ( 26 ft 4+3⁄4 in)||Supanara Sukhasvasti||10 July 2011||Kobe|
|Azerbaijan||8.03 m (26 ft 4 in)||Vladimir Tsepelyov||17 September 1978||Tbilisi|
|Libya||8.03 m (26 ft 4 in)||Mohamed Bishty||25 May 1985||Chania|
|Cameroon||8.03 m (26 ft 4 in) A NWI||Marcel Mayack||2 March 2019||Bafoussam|
|Antigua and Barbuda||8.02 m ( 26 ft 3+1⁄2 in)||Lester Benjamin||12 May 1984||Baton Rouge|
|Kuwait||8.02 m ( 26 ft 3+1⁄2 in)||Saleh Abdelaziz Al Haddad||5 May 2009||Al-Kuwait|
|Malaysia||8.02 m ( 26 ft 3+1⁄2 in)||Andre Anura||7 December 2019||New Clark City|
|Tunisia||8.01 m ( 26 ft 3+1⁄4 in)||Anis Gallali||22 August 1998||Dakar|
|Iceland||8.00 m ( 26 ft 2+3⁄4 in)||Jón Arnar Magnússon||26 August 1994||Reykjavík|
|Burkina Faso||8.00 m ( 26 ft 2+3⁄4 in)||Franck Zio||21 June 1998||Viry-Chatillon|
|Togo||8.00 m ( 26 ft 2+3⁄4 in) A||Teko Georges Folligan||15 September 1999||Johannesburg|
|Liberia||8.00 m ( 26 ft 2+3⁄4 in)||Cadeau Kelley||18 April 2009||Ypsilanti|
NR's equal or superior to 6.75 m:
| Soviet Union/
|7.52 m (24 ft 8 in)||Galina Chistyakova||11 June 1988||Leningrad|
|United States||7.49 m ( 24 ft 6+3⁄4 in)||Jackie Joyner-Kersee||22 May 1994||New York City|
|7.49 m ( 24 ft 6+3⁄4 in) A||31 July 1994||Sestriere|
| East Germany/
|7.48 m ( 24 ft 6+1⁄4 in)||Heike Drechsler||9 July 1988||Neubrandenburg|
|8 July 1992||Lausanne|
|Romania||7.43 m ( 24 ft 4+1⁄2 in)||Anișoara Cușmir||4 June 1983||Bucharest|
|Belarus||7.39 m ( 24 ft 2+3⁄4 in)||Yelena Belevskaya||18 July 1987||Bryansk|
|Kazakhstan||7.31 m ( 23 ft 11+3⁄4 in)||Yelena Khlopotnova||12 September 1985||Alma Ata|
|Brazil||7.26 m ( 23 ft 9+3⁄4 in) A||Maurren Maggi||26 July 1999||Bogotá|
|Ukraine||7.24 m (23 ft 9 in)||Larysa Berezhna||25 May 1991||Granada|
|Lithuania||7.20 m ( 23 ft 7+1⁄4 in)||Irena Oženko||12 September 1986||Budapest|
|Nigeria||7.17 m ( 23 ft 6+1⁄4 in)||Ese Brume||29 May 2021||Chula Vista|
|Jamaica||7.16 m ( 23 ft 5+3⁄4 in) A||Elva Goulbourne||22 May 2004||Mexico City|
|Portugal||7.12 m ( 23 ft 4+1⁄4 in)||Naide Gomes||29 July 2008||Monaco|
|Italy||7.11 m ( 23 ft 3+3⁄4 in)||Fiona May||22 August 1998||Budapest|
|Serbia||7.10 m ( 23 ft 3+1⁄2 in)||Ivana Španović||11 September 2016||Belgrade|
|Austria||7.09 m (23 ft 3 in)||Ludmila Ninova||5 June 1994||Seville|
|British Virgin Islands||7.08 m ( 23 ft 2+1⁄2 in)||Chantel Malone||27 March 2021||Miramar|
|United Kingdom||7.07 m ( 23 ft 2+1⁄4 in)||Shara Proctor||28 August 2015||Beijing|
|Kyrgyzstan||7.06 m ( 23 ft 1+3⁄4 in)||Tatyana Kolpakova||31 July 1980||Moscow|
|Spain||7.06 m ( 23 ft 1+3⁄4 in)||Niurka Montalvo||23 August 1999||Seville|
|France||7.05 m ( 23 ft 1+1⁄2 in)||Eunice Barber||14 September 2003||Monaco|
|Australia||7.05 m ( 23 ft 1+1⁄2 in)||Brooke Stratton||12 March 2016||Perth|
|Greece||7.03 m ( 23 ft 3⁄4 in)||Niki Xanthou||18 August 1997||Bellinzona|
|7.01 m ( 22 ft 11+3⁄4 in)||Eva Murková||26 May 1984||Leningrad|
|People's Republic of China||7.01 m ( 22 ft 11+3⁄4 in)||Yao Weili||4 June 1993||Jinan|
|Bulgaria||7.00 m ( 22 ft 11+1⁄2 in)||Silvia Khristova-Moneva||3 August 1986||Sofia|
|Cuba||6.99 m (22 ft 11 in)||Lissette Cuza||3 June 2000||Jena|
|Sweden||6.99 m (22 ft 11 in)||Erica Johansson||5 July 2000||Lausanne|
|Canada||6.99 m (22 ft 11 in)||Christabel Nettey||29 May 2015||Eugene|
|Poland||6.97 m ( 22 ft 10+1⁄4 in)||Agata Karczmarek||6 August 1988||Lublin|
|Puerto Rico||6.96 m (22 ft 10 in) A||Madeline de Jesús||24 July 1988||Mexico City|
|Denmark||6.96 m (22 ft 10 in)||Renata Nielsen||5 June 1994||Seville|
|Trinidad and Tobago||6.96 m (22 ft 10 in)||Tyra Gittens||14 May 2021||College Station|
|South Africa||6.93 m ( 22 ft 8+3⁄4 in)||Karin Melis Mey||7 July 2007||Bad Langensalza|
|7 June 2008|
|Colombia||6.93 m ( 22 ft 8+3⁄4 in)||Caterine Ibargüen||9 September 2018||Ostrava|
|Latvia||6.92 m ( 22 ft 8+1⁄4 in)||Ineta Radēviča||28 July 2010||Barcelona|
|Czech Republic||6.89 m ( 22 ft 7+1⁄4 in)||Jarmila Strejčková||18 September 1982||Prague|
|Venezuela||6.88 m ( 22 ft 6+3⁄4 in)||Yulimar Rojas||13 June 2021||La Nucia|
|Turkey||6.87 m ( 22 ft 6+1⁄4 in)||Karin Melis Mey||31 July 2009||Leverkusen|
|Estonia||6.87 m ( 22 ft 6+1⁄4 in)||Ksenija Balta||8 August 2010||Tallinn|
|Hungary||6.86 m (22 ft 6 in)||Tünde Vaszi||7 August 2001||Edmonton|
|Japan||6.86 m (22 ft 6 in)||Kumiko Imura||6 May 2006||Osaka|
|Belgium||6.86 m (22 ft 6 in)||Nafissatou Thiam||18 August 2019||Birmingham|
|Finland||6.85 m ( 22 ft 5+1⁄2 in)||Ringa Ropo-Junnila||11 August 1990||Lahti|
|Uzbekistan||6.85 m ( 22 ft 5+1⁄2 in)||Darya Reznichenko||28 June 2021||Tashkent|
|Switzerland||6.84 m ( 22 ft 5+1⁄4 in)||Irène Pusterla||20 August 2011||Chiasso|
|Sierra Leone||6.83 m ( 22 ft 4+3⁄4 in)||Eunice Barber||9 May 1999||Reims|
|India||6.83 m ( 22 ft 4+3⁄4 in)||Anju Bobby George||27 August 2004||Athens|
|Bahamas||6.83 m ( 22 ft 4+3⁄4 in)||Bianca Stuart||26 June 2015||Nassau|
|Guyana||6.81 m (22 ft 4 in)||Jennifer Inniss||18 June 1983||Indianapolis|
|Ghana||6.81 m (22 ft 4 in)||Deborah Acquah||24 April 2021||Baton Rouge|
|Cyprus||6.80 m ( 22 ft 3+1⁄2 in)||Maroula Lambrou||25 March 1985||Limassol|
|Barbados||6.80 m ( 22 ft 3+1⁄2 in)||Akela Jones||29 May 2021||Chula Vista|
|Slovenia||6.78 m ( 22 ft 2+3⁄4 in)||Nina Kolarič||29 June 2008||Ptuj|
|Netherlands||6.78 m ( 22 ft 2+3⁄4 in)||Dafne Schippers||26 July 2014||Amsterdam|
|Syria||6.77 m ( 22 ft 2+1⁄2 in)||Ghada Shouaa||26 May 1996||Götzis|
|South Korea||6.76 m (22 ft 2 in)||Jung Soon-ok||4 June 2009||Daegu|
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