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Athletics at the 1956 Summer Olympics – Women's long jump


Athletics at the 1956 Summer Olympics – Women's long jump

Athletics at the
1956 Summer Olympics
Track events
100 m   men   women
200 m men women
400 m men
800 m men
1500 m men
5000 m men
10,000 m men
80 m hurdles women
110 m hurdles men
400 m hurdles men
3000 m
4×100 m relay men women
4×400 m relay men
Road events
Marathon men
20 km walk men
50 km walk men
Field events
Long jump men women
Triple jump men
High jump men women
Pole vault men
Shot put men women
Discus throw men women
Javelin throw men women
Hammer throw men
Combined events
Decathlon men

These are the official results of the Women's Long Jump event at the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne, Australia. The qualification mark was set at 5.70 metres. Seven athletes didn't surpass that distance in the morning heats.

Final classification

 Elżbieta Krzesińska (POL) 6.35 m

border|alt=|link=]] Willye White (USA) 6.09 m
 Nadezhda Khnykina-Dvalishvili (URS) 6.07 m
4.  Erika Fisch (EUA) 5.89 m
5.  Marthe Lambert (FRA) 5.88 m
6.  Valentina Shaprunova (URS) 5.85 m
7.  Beverly Weigel (NZL) 5.85 m
8.  Nancy Borwick (AUS) 5.82 m
9.  Maria Kusion (POL) 5.79 m
10.  Helga Hofmann (EUA) 5.73 m
11.  Olga Gyarmati (HUN) 5.66 m
12.  Genowefa Minicka (POL) 5.64 m
 Dorothy Kozak (CAN) DNQ
 Sheila Hoskin (GBR) DNQ
 Erica Willis (AUS) DNQ
 Yoshie Takahashi (JPN) DNQ
 Margaret Johnson (AUS) DNQ

border|alt=|link=]] Margaret Matthews (USA) DNQ
 Thelma Hopkins (GBR) DNQ


  • Official Report
  • Results
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