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Athletics at the 1964 Tokyo Summer Games:

Women's Long Jump

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Host City: Tokyo, Japan
Venue(s): National Stadium, Shinjuku, Tokyo
Date Started: October 14, 1964
Date Finished: October 14, 1964

Gold: GBR Mary Bignal-Rand
Silver: POL Irena Szewińska-Kirszenstein
Bronze: URS Tatyana Shchelkanova

Summary

The heavy favorite was Soviet Tatyana Shchelkanova. She had set the world record in 1961 and had bettered that mark with two ratified world records in 1962 and early 1964. She had also won the 1962 European Championships. But she was somewhat of a non-factor in Tokyo. The qualifying was led by Britain’s Mary Rand with an Olympic record 6.52 (21-4¾). She led in the final with 6.59 (21-7½) in round one and was never headed. Her 6.63 (21-9) in round four settled the gold medal, but she improved that with a world record 6.76 (22-2¼) in the fifth round. Irena Kirszenstein (POL) moved into second in round two with 6.43 (21-1¼), and twice improved that, finishing with 6.60 (21-8). Shchelkanova finished with 6.42 (21-0¾) in third, well off her world record of 6.70 (21-11¾).

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Mary Bignal-Rand 24 Great Britain GBR Gold WR
2 Irena Szewińska-Kirszenstein 18 Poland POL Silver
3 Tatyana Shchelkanova 27 Soviet Union URS Bronze
4 Ingrid Mickler-Becker 22 Germany GER
5 Viorica Viscopoleanu 25 Romania ROU
6 Diana Yorgova 22 Bulgaria BUL
7 Hildrun Laufer-Claus 25 Germany GER
8 Helga Hoffmann 27 Germany GER
9 Berit Berthelsen 20 Norway NOR
10 Tatyana Talysheva 26 Soviet Union URS
11 Aida Chuyko 27 Soviet Union URS
12 Willye White 24 United States USA
13 Sheila Parkin-Sherwood 18 Great Britain GBR
14 Maria Vittoria Trio 16 Italy ITA
15 Joke Bijleveld 24 Netherlands NED
16 Oddrun Hokland 21 Norway NOR
17 Alix Jamieson 22 Great Britain GBR
18 QR Martha Rae Watson 18 United States USA
19 QR Jo Ann Terry-Grissom 26 United States USA
20 QR Nina Hansen 22 Denmark DEN
21 QR Sachiko Kishimoto 28 Japan JPN
22 QR Helen Frith 25 Australia AUS
23 QR Etelka Kispál 23 Hungary HUN
24 QR Chi Cheng 20 Chinese Taipei TPE
25 QR Emiko Koumaru 17 Japan JPN
26 QR Evelia Farina 23 Argentina ARG
27 QR Lolita Lagrosas 26 Philippines PHI
28 QR Han Juk-Hui 23 South Korea KOR
29 QR Alice Annum 15 Ghana GHA
30 QR Alicia Kaufmanas 23 Argentina ARG
31 QR Simin Safamehr 17 Iran IRI