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Athletics at the 1972 München Summer Games:

Women's Long Jump

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Host City: München, West Germany
Venue(s): Olympic Stadium, Olympic Park, München
Date Started: August 31, 1972
Date Finished: August 31, 1972

Gold: FRG Heide Rosendahl
Silver: BUL Diana Yorgova
Bronze: TCH Eva Šuranová

Summary

The favorite entering München was Heide Rosendahl who was second on the year list to Bulgaria’s Diana Yorgova. But Rosendahl had set the world record of 6.84 (22-5¼) in 1970 in Torino, Italy. Rosendahl opened with 6.78 (22-3) which was her best mark and won her the gold medal. Yorgova came close with 6.77 (22-2½) in round four for the silver.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Heide Rosendahl 25 West Germany FRG Gold OR
2 Diana Yorgova 30 Bulgaria BUL Silver
3 Eva Šuranová 26 Czechoslovakia TCH Bronze
4 Marcia Garbey 23 Cuba CUB
5 Heidi Schüller 22 West Germany FRG
6 Meta Antenen 23 Switzerland SUI
7 Viorica Viscopoleanu 33 Romania ROU
8 Margrit Olfert 25 East Germany GDR
9 Sheila Parkin-Sherwood 26 Great Britain GBR
10 Ilona Bruzsenyák 21 Hungary HUN
11 Willye White 32 United States USA
12 Jarmila Nygrýnová 19 Czechoslovakia TCH
13 Angelika Liebsch 22 East Germany GDR
14 Elena Vintilă 26 Romania ROU
15 QR Erica Nixon 18 Australia AUS
16 QR Maureen Barton-Chitty 24 Great Britain GBR
17 QR Sieglinde Ammann 26 Switzerland SUI
18 QR Lyubov Ilyina 22 Soviet Union URS
19 QR Modupe Oshikoya 18 Nigeria NGR
20 QR Odette Ducas 31 France FRA
21 QR Hiroko Yamashita 21 Japan JPN
22 QR Brenda Eisler 20 Canada CAN
23 QR Martha Rae Watson 26 United States USA
24 QR Debbie Van Kiekebelt 18 Canada CAN
25 QR Radojka Francoti 20 Yugoslavia YUG
26 QR Kristina Albertus 26 East Germany GDR
27 QR Lyn Tillett 19 Australia AUS
28 QR Ruth Martin-Jones 25 Great Britain GBR
29 QR Kim Attlesey 19 United States USA
30 QR Lin Chun-Yu 22 Chinese Taipei TPE
31 QR Audrey Chikani 17 Zambia ZAM
AC QR Ingrid Mickler-Becker 29 West Germany FRG
AC QR Valeria Bufanu-Ştefănescu 25 Romania ROU