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    Heike Dreschler features in the list of most successful women long jumpers at the Summer Olympics

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    The long jump event falls under the track and field jumping events held at the Summer Olympics.

    While the men’s long jump has been part of the Summer Olympics since 1896, when the first Olympics were held, the women’s long jump was added to the program at the 1948 Olympic Games.

    After the Tokyo Olympics join us, let’s take a look at the most successful female long jumpers at the Summer Olympics.

    (Note – The ranking is based on the gold medal count. If athletes have the same gold medals, the number of silver medals, and further bronze medals, are used as deciding factors of the ranking).


    # 4 – Jackie Jonner – USA – 1984, 1988, 1992, 1996

    (Ranking – Athletes – Countries – Year of Olympic participation)

    Total – 3 (Gold – 1, Silver – 0, Bronze – 2)

    Jackie Joyner-Kersee with her gold medals at the Seoul Summer Olympic Games

    Joyner won the gold medal by jumping 7.40 meters at the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul. She He went on to win bronze in the 1992 and 1996 Summer Olympics with jumps of 7.07 meters and 7.00 meters.

    (Note * – Total here means the total medals won in the long jump event. Jackie Jonner has also won Olympic medals in other athletic disciplines).


    # 2 – Elzibeta Krzyस्काska – Poland – 1952, 1956, 1960

    Total – 2 (Gold – 1, Silver – 1, Bronze – 0)

    Poland’s Elzebieta Krzyिska won her first medal – a gold – at the 1956 Summer Olympics with a 4.35m effort, while she leaped 4.2m to take silver in the 1960 Summer Olympics.


    # 2 – Brittany Reese – USA – 2008, 2012, 2016

    Total – 2 (Gold – 1, Silver – 1, Bronze – 0)

    Silver medalist Brittney Reese of the United States at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games

    American Brittany Reese won the gold medal at the 2012 Summer Olympics with a jump of 7.12 meters. Four years later, Reese jumped 7.15 meters, earning her silver in Rio.

    In an interview in December, Reese stated that she is training for the Tokyo Olympics and has places to win another gold.

    “Knowing that the Olympics were postponed, I was allowed to focus on my mindset and I think that is the small things needed to win another Olympic gold medal. I am well with all the changes And it’s great to be able to train. Chula Vista Elite Training Center in California, because they make sure everyone is safe, but takes good care of us. “


    # 1 – Hike Dressler – Germany – 1988, 1992, 2000 –

    Total * – 3 (Gold – 2, Silver – 1, Bronze – 0)

    Florence Griffith-Joyner celebrates winning the gold medal in the Women

    (Note * – Kul here means total medals won in the long jump event. Dreschler has also won Olympic medals in other athletic disciplines).

    (With inputs from the official Olympic website)


    Also Read: Carl Lewis Spearheads List of Most Successful Male Long Jumpers at Summer Olympics

    Published 20 February 2021 03:34 AM

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