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Athletics at the 1996 Summer Olympics – Women


Athletics at the 1996 Summer Olympics – Women

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Athletics at the
1996 Summer Olympics
Track events
100 m   men   women
200 m men women
400 m men women
800 m men women
1500 m men women
5000 m men women
10,000 m men women
100 m hurdles women
110 m hurdles men
400 m hurdles men women
3000 m
4×100 m relay men women
4×400 m relay men women
Road events
Marathon men women
10 km walk women
20 km walk men
50 km walk men
Field events
Long jump men women
Triple jump men women
High jump men women
Pole vault men
Shot put men women
Discus throw men women
Javelin throw men women
Hammer throw men
Combined events
Heptathlon women
Decathlon men
Wheelchair races

These are the official results of the Atlanta, Georgia. There were a total of 50 competitors, with two non-starters.

Iva Prandzheva from Bulgaria, ranking 7th with 6.82 was disqualified because of doping.


Gold  Chioma Ajunwa
Nigeria (NGR)
Silver  Fiona May
Italy (ITA)

border|alt=|link=]] Jackie Joyner-Kersee
United States (USA)


  • All results shown are in metres
Q automatic qualification
q qualification by rank
DNS did not start
NM no mark
OR olympic record
WR world record
AR area record
NR national record
PB personal best
SB season best



 Flora Hyacinth (ISV) 6.58 m
 Lisette Cuza (CUB) 6.56 m
 Jackie Edwards (BAH) 6.55 m
 Yelena Pershina (KAZ) 6.50 m

border|alt=|link=]] Marieke Veltman (USA) 6.49 m
 Niurka Montalvo (CUB) 6.48 m
 Olga Rublyova (RUS) 6.47 m
 Eunice Barber (SLE) 6.45 m
 Regla Cardenas (CUB) 6.42 m
 Ksenija Predikaka (SLO) 6.37 m
 Galina Cistjaková (SVK) 6.33 m
 Denise Lewis (GBR) 6.33 m
 Yelena Sinchukova (RUS) 6.31 m
 Diane Guthrie-Gresham (JAM) 6.27 m
 Virge Naeris (EST) 6.26 m
 Valentīna Gotovska (LAT) 6.08 m
 Ana Liku (TGA) 6.06 m
 Elma Muros (PHI) 6.04 m
 Rita Ináncsi (HUN) 6.02 m
 Andrea Avila (ARG) 6.00 m
 Anzhela Atroshchenko (BLR) 5.94 m
 Shabana Akhtar (PAK) 5.80 m
 Nicole Devonish (CAN) 5.74 m
 Yelena Koshcheyeva (KAZ) 5.55 m
 Nilufar Yasmin (BAN) 5.24 m
 Beryl Larame (SEY) 3.88 m
 Renata Nielsen (DEN) NM
 Lyudmila Galkina (RUS) NM
 Lacena Golding (JAM) NM
 Heli Koivula (FIN) NM
 Inessa Kravets (UKR) NM
 Ljudmila Ninova (AUT) NM
 Natallia Sazanovich (BLR) NM
 Viktoriya Vershynina (UKR) NM

border|alt=|link=]] Shana Williams (USA) NM
 Michelle Baptiste (LCA) DNS
 Dione Rose (JAM) DNS


Rank Name Nationality 1 2 3 4 5 6 Result Notes
1st Chioma Ajunwa Nigeria 7.12 6.99 6.85 6.84 - X 7.12
2nd Fiona May Italy 6.68 7.02 6.78 6.73 6.76 6.88 7.02
3rd Jackie Joyner-Kersee

border|alt=|link=]] United States 6.55 6.75 6.86 X 6.52 7.00 7.00
4 Niki Xanthou Greece X 6.97 X 6.67 6.95 6.85 6.97
5 Iryna Chekhovtsova Ukraine 6.84 6.88 X 6.97 X X 6.97
6 Agata Karczmarek Poland 6.90 X X X X 6.65 6.90
7 Iva Prandzheva Bulgaria X X 6.81 X 6.82 X 6.82
8 Nicole Boegman Australia 6.73 X X X 6.55 6.23 6.73
9 Tunde Vaszi Hungary 6.60 X X 6.60
10 Chantal Brunner New Zealand 6.45 6.49 6.45 6.49
11 Voula Patoulidou Greece X 6.26 6.37 6.37
Sharon Jaklofsky Netherlands X X X NM

See also


  • Official Report
  • Results
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