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Athletics at the 1948 London Summer Games:

Women's Long Jump

Athletics at the 1948 Summer Games: Next Summer Games

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Host City: London, Great Britain
Venue(s): Empire Stadium, Wembley, London
Date Started: August 4, 1948
Date Finished: August 4, 1948

Gold: HUN Olga Gyarmati
Silver: ARG Noemí Simonetto de Portela
Bronze: SWE Ann-Britt Leyman

Summary

As in the high jump, World Record holder Fanny Blankers-Koen had elected not to compete in this event. She feared her program would be too full - the long jump was held on the same day as the hurdles final - and restricted herself to four competitions. Other medal contenders were also absent. Japan's Rie Yamauchi, who had cleared 6 meters in 1947, was barred from competing because of her country's involvement in World War II, while Aleksandra Chudina could not enter because the Soviet Union elected not to compete in London. This left the competition wide open, to the benefit of Hungary's gold medalist Olga Gyarmati. Behind her, Noemí Simonetto de Portela became the first woman from South America to medal at the Olympics.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Olga Gyarmati 23 Hungary HUN Gold OR
2 Noemí Simonetto de Portela 22 Argentina ARG Silver
3 Ann-Britt Leyman 26 Sweden SWE Bronze
4 Gerda van der Kade-Koudijs 24 Netherlands NED
5 Nel Karelse 22 Netherlands NED
6 Kathleen Russell 20 Jamaica JAM
7 Judy Canty 16 Australia AUS
8 Yvonne Chabot-Curtet 28 France FRA
9 Maria Oberbreyer-Trösch 26 Austria AUT
10 Ilse Steinegger 22 Austria AUT
11 Vinton Beckett 25 Jamaica JAM
12 Emma Reed 23 United States USA
13 QR Kaisa Parviainen 33 Finland FIN
14 QR Silvana Pierucci 19 Italy ITA
15 QR Phyllis Lightbourn-Jones 19 Bermuda BER
16 QR Elaine Silburn Canada CAN
17T QR Henryka Słomczewska-Nowak 33 Poland POL
17T QR Jean Walraven 21 United States USA
19 QR Margaret Erskine 22 Great Britain GBR
20T QR Gertrudes Morg 23 Brazil BRA
20T QR Lorna Lee 17 Great Britain GBR
22 QR June Maston 20 Australia AUS
23 QR Joan Shepherd 24 Great Britain GBR
24 QR Marguerite Martel 24 France FRA
25 QR Milly Ludwig 21 Luxembourg LUX
AC QR Lillian Young 20 United States USA