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Long Jump, Women

Date1 – 3 August 2021
StatusOlympic
LocationJapan National Stadium, Kasumigaoka, Shinjuku, Tokyo
Participants30 from 23 countries

The top long jumper for the last decade had been American Brittney Reese, who won Olympic gold in 2012, silver in 2016, and had won four outdoor World Championships, to go with three World Indoor titles. She was almost 35-years-old in Tokyo but was still formidable and was a co-favorite with German Malaika Mihambo, the 2019 World Champion. Two other top challengers were Serbian Ivana Španović, who had two Diamond League wins in 2021, and the USA’s Tara Davis, the 2021 NCAA Champion from the University of Texas.

All the favorites qualified although Mihambo needed three attempts to get an automatic qualifier. Španović led qualifying with a second attempt of 7.00 metres.

As the fifth jumper in the final Mihambo took the lead in round one with a jump of 6.83 metres, but the next jumper, Nigerian Ese Brume, surpassed her with 6.97. In round three Reese equalled Brume’s 6.97 mark but took the lead with a better second effort – 6.81 to 6.67. Mihambo had recorded 6.95 in round two. Brume went ahead in round four with a better subsidiary mark, jumping 6.88, just past Reese’s fourth round attempt of 6.87, but Reese responded in round five with 6.95 to retake the lead based on best second attempt.

Mihambo, Brume, and Reese were the last three jumpers in round six, in that order, and Mihambo moved out to 7.00 metres to take the lead. Neither Brume nor Reese could improve on their earlier marks which left Mihambo with the gold medal, Reese the silver, and Brume the bronze.

Mihambo had completed a triumvirate of triumphs in the event, with gold at Tokyo, at the 2019 Worlds, and the 2018 European Championships. Reese repeated as silver medalist, giving her three medals in the events, in addition to her London gold. For Nigeria it was the third Olympic medal in the event, after Chioma Ajunwa’s gold in 1996 and Blessing Okagbare’s silver in 2008.

PosNumberCompetitorNOCQualifyingFinal
12124Malaika MihamboGER6.98 (2)7.00 (1)Gold
23886Brittney ReeseUSA6.86 (3)6.97 (2)Silver
33043Ese BrumeNGR6.76 (6)6.97 (3)Bronze
43479Ivana ŠpanovićSRB7.00 (1)6.91 (4)
53725Maryna BekhUKR6.71 (10)6.88 (5)
63843Tara DavisUSA6.85 (4)6.84 (6)
71072Brooke StrattonAUS6.60 (12)6.83 (7)
82025Jazmin SawyersGBR6.62 (11)6.80 (8)
93557Khaddi SagniaSWE6.76 (7)6.67 (9)
103617Tyra GittensTTO6.72 (9)6.60 (10)
112006Abigail IrozuruGBR6.75 (8)6.51 (11)
122455Chantel MaloneIVB6.82 (5)6.50 (12)
13 r1/23830Quanesha BurksUSA6.56 (13)
14 r1/21240Anastasiya Mironchyk-IvanovaBLR6.55 (14)
15 r1/22119Maryse LuzoloGER6.54 (15)
16 r1/22269Anasztázia NguyenHUN6.52 (16)
17 r1/23364Alina Rotaru-KottmannROU6.51 (17)
18 r1/21296Eliane MartinsBRA6.43 (18)
19 r1/23151Rellie KaputinPNG6.40 (19)
20 r1/23362Florentina IușcoROU6.36 (20)
21 r1/21764Fátima DiameESP6.32 (21)
22 r1/21403Christabel NetteyCAN6.29 (22)
23 r1/21921Yanis DavidFRA6.27 (23)
24 r1/22509Chanice PorterJAM6.22 (24)
25 r1/22490Tissanna HicklingJAM6.19 (25)
26 r1/23990Darya ReznichenkoUZB6.19 (26)
27 r1/23120Nathalee ArandaPAN6.12 (27)
28 r1/22030Lorraine UgenGBR6.05 (28)
AC r1/21821Ksenija BaltaEST– (NM)
AC r1/23311Darya KlishinaROC– (NM)

Qualifying Round

Date1 August 2021 — 9:50
FormatTop 12 and ties and all those reaching 6.75 metres advanced to the final.
PosNumberCompetitorNOCDistanceSecond Best Mark Distance
13479Ivana ŠpanovićSRB7.00Q
22124Malaika MihamboGER6.98Q
33886Brittney ReeseUSA6.86Q
43843Tara DavisUSA6.85Q
52455Chantel MaloneIVB6.82Q
63043Ese BrumeNGR6.766.68Q
73557Khaddi SagniaSWE6.76Q
82006Abigail IrozuruGBR6.75Q
93617Tyra GittensTTO6.72q
103725Maryna BekhUKR6.71q
112025Jazmin SawyersGBR6.62q
121072Brooke StrattonAUS6.60q
133830Quanesha BurksUSA6.56
141240Anastasiya Mironchyk-IvanovaBLR6.55
152119Maryse LuzoloGER6.54
162269Anasztázia NguyenHUN6.52
173364Alina Rotaru-KottmannROU6.51
181296Eliane MartinsBRA6.43
193151Rellie KaputinPNG6.40
203362Florentina IușcoROU6.36
211764Fátima DiameESP6.32
221403Christabel NetteyCAN6.29
231921Yanis DavidFRA6.27
242509Chanice PorterJAM6.22
252490Tissanna HicklingJAM6.196.17
263990Darya ReznichenkoUZB6.195.94
273120Nathalee ArandaPAN6.12
282030Lorraine UgenGBR6.05
NM3311Darya KlishinaROC
NM1821Ksenija BaltaEST

Group A

Date1 August 2021 — 9:51
PosSt. OrderCompetitorNOCDistanceSecond Best Mark DistanceRound #1Round #2Round #3
19Brittney ReeseUSA6.866.52 (7)6.86 (1)p (DNS)Q
23Tara DavisUSA6.856.85 (1)p (DNS)p (DNS)Q
311Khaddi SagniaSWE6.766.76 (2)p (DNS)p (DNS)Q
47Abigail IrozuruGBR6.756.39 (9)6.65 (3)6.75 (1)Q
51Tyra GittensTTO6.726.12 (11)6.72 (2)6.34 (6)q
614Maryna BekhUKR6.716.71 (3)x (NP)x (NP)q
75Jazmin SawyersGBR6.626.55 (5)x (NP)6.62 (2)q
810Brooke StrattonAUS6.606.60 (4)6.44 (5)6.32 (7)q
96Maryse LuzoloGER6.546.54 (6)x (NP)6.38 (5)
1015Alina Rotaru-KottmannROU6.516.46 (8)6.47 (4)6.51 (3)
1113Rellie KaputinPNG6.40x (NP)6.30 (6)6.40 (4)
128Christabel NetteyCAN6.296.18 (10)6.23 (7)6.29 (8)
134Chanice PorterJAM6.22x (NP)6.13 (8)6.22 (9)
1412Nathalee ArandaPAN6.125.98 (12)6.12 (9)x (NP)
NM2Darya KlishinaROCx (NP)x (NP)x (NP)

Group B

Date1 August 2021 — 9:50
PosSt. OrderCompetitorNOCDistanceRound #1Round #2Round #3
16Ivana ŠpanovićSRB7.00x (NP)7.00 (1)p (DNS)Q
29Malaika MihamboGER6.986.64 (2)6.56 (2)6.98 (1)Q
38Chantel MaloneIVB6.82x (NP)6.44 (6)6.82 (2)Q
44Ese BrumeNGR6.766.68 (1)6.55 (4)6.76 (3)Q
512Quanesha BurksUSA6.566.04 (8)6.56 (3)6.18 (11)
610Anastasiya Mironchyk-IvanovaBLR6.556.21 (4)6.39 (8)6.55 (4)
71Anasztázia NguyenHUN6.52x (NP)6.52 (5)x (NP)
82Eliane MartinsBRA6.43x (NP)6.43 (7)6.38 (5)
93Florentina IușcoROU6.366.19 (5)x (NP)6.36 (6)
105Fátima DiameESP6.32x (NP)6.27 (9)6.32 (7)
1114Yanis DavidFRA6.276.27 (3)6.10 (10)6.26 (8)
1211Tissanna HicklingJAM6.196.17 (6)x (NP)6.19 (9)
1315Darya ReznichenkoUZB6.195.92 (9)5.94 (11)6.19 (10)
1413Lorraine UgenGBR6.056.05 (7)x (NP)x (NP)
NM7Ksenija BaltaESTx (NP)p (DNS)p (DNS)

Final Round

Date3 August 2021 — 10:50
PosSt. OrderCompetitorNOCDistanceRound #1Round #2Round #3Round #4Round #5Round #6
15-6-6Malaika MihamboGER7.006.83 (2)6.95 (1)6.78 (6)x (NP)x (NP)7.00 (1)
22-8-8Brittney ReeseUSA6.976.60 (5)6.81 (3)6.97 (1)6.87 (2)6.95 (1)6.84 (3)
36-7-7Ese BrumeNGR6.976.97 (1)6.67 (=5)x (NP)6.88 (1)x (NP)6.90 (2)
44-5-5Ivana ŠpanovićSRB6.916.71 (3)6.91 (2)6.84 (3)x (NP)6.63 (3)6.72 (4)
57-4-4Maryna BekhUKR6.88x (NP)x (NP)6.88 (2)x (NP)x (NP)x (NP)
610-2-3Tara DavisUSA6.846.62 (4)6.67 (=5)6.81 (5)6.84 (3)6.83 (2)6.71 (5)
73-3-2Brooke StrattonAUS6.83x (NP)6.52 (9)6.83 (4)6.24 (5)6.62 (4)x (NP)
811-1-1Jazmin SawyersGBR6.80x (NP)6.80 (4)6.53 (=8)6.74 (4)x (NP)x (NP)
912Khaddi SagniaSWE6.676.58 (6)6.67 (=5)6.58 (7)
101Tyra GittensTTO6.606.30 (8)6.60 (8)6.53 (=8)
118Abigail IrozuruGBR6.51x (NP)6.51 (10)6.27 (11)
129Chantel MaloneIVB6.506.50 (7)4.73 (11)6.48 (10)