Long jump

Athletics
Long jump
2007 Military World Games long jump.jpg
A long jumper at the 2007 Military World Games
World records
MenUnited States Mike Powell 8.95 m (29 ft 4+14 in) (1991)
WomenSoviet Union Galina Chistyakova 7.52 m (24 ft 8 in) (1988)
Olympic records
MenUnited States Bob Beamon 8.90 m (29 ft 2+14 in) A (1968)
WomenUnited States Jackie Joyner-Kersee 7.40 m (24 ft 3+14 in) (1988)
World Championship records
MenUnited States Mike Powell 8.95 m (29 ft 4+14 in) (1991)
WomenUnited States Jackie Joyner-Kersee 7.36 m (24 ft 1+34 in) (1987)
World Indoor Championship records
MenCuba Iván Pedroso 8.62 m (28 ft 3+14 in) (1999)
WomenUnited States Brittney Reese 7.23 m (23 ft 8+12 in) (2012)
Women's Long Jump Final – 28th Summer Universiade 2015

The long jump is a track and field event in which athletes combine speed, strength and agility in an attempt to leap as far as possible from a takeoff point. Along with the triple jump, the two events that measure jumping for distance as a group are referred to as the "horizontal jumps". This event has a history in the ancient Olympic Games and has been a modern Olympic event for men since the first Olympics in 1896 and for women since 1948.

Rules

An indicator of wind direction and a device for measuring wind speed (here +2.6 m/s) along a run-up track

At the elite level, competitors run down a runway (usually coated with the same rubberized surface as running tracks, crumb rubber or vulcanized rubber, known generally as an all-weather track) and jump as far as they can from a wooden or synthetic board, 20 centimetres or 8 inches wide, that is built flush with the runway, into a pit filled with soft damp sand. If the competitor starts the leap with any part of the foot past the foul line, the jump is declared a foul and no distance is recorded. A layer of plasticine is placed immediately after the board to detect this occurrence. An official (similar to a referee) will also watch the jump and make the determination. The competitor can initiate the jump from any point behind the foul line; however, the distance measured will always be perpendicular to the foul line to the nearest break in the sand caused by any part of the body or uniform. Therefore, it is in the best interest of the competitor to get as close to the foul line as possible. Competitors are allowed to place two marks along the side of the runway in order to assist them to jump accurately. At a lesser meet and facilities, the plasticine will likely not exist, the runway might be a different surface or jumpers may initiate their jump from a painted or taped mark on the runway. At a smaller meet, the number of attempts might also be limited to four or three.

Each competitor has a set number of attempts. That would normally be three trials, with three additional jumps being awarded to the best 8 or 9 (depending on the number of lanes on the track at that facility, so the event is equatable to track events) competitors. All valid attempts will be recorded but only the best mark counts towards the results. The competitor with the longest valid jump (from either the trial or final rounds) is declared the winner at the end of competition. In the event of an exact tie, then comparing the next best jumps of the tied competitors will be used to determine place. In a large, multi-day elite competition (like the Olympics or World Championships), a qualification is held in order to select at least 12 finalists. Ties and automatic qualifying distances are potential factors. In the final, a set of trial round jumps will be held, with the best 8 performers advancing to the final rounds. (For specific rules and regulations in United States Track & Field see Rule 185)[1]

For record purposes, the maximum accepted wind assistance is two metres per second (m/s) (4.5 mph).

History

Halteres used in athletic games in ancient Greece
Black-figured Tyrrhenian amphora showing athletes and a combat scene, 540 BC

The long jump is the only known jumping event of ancient Greece's original Olympics' pentathlon events. All events that occurred at the Olympic Games were initially supposed to act as a form of training for warfare. The long jump emerged probably because it mirrored the crossing of obstacles such as streams and ravines.[2] After investigating the surviving depictions of the ancient event it is believed that unlike the modern event, athletes were only allowed a short running start.[2] The athletes carried a weight in each hand, which were called halteres (between 1 and 4.5 kg). These weights were swung forward as the athlete jumped in order to increase momentum. It was commonly believed that the jumper would throw the weights behind him in midair to increase his forward momentum; however, halteres were held throughout the duration of the jump. Swinging them down and back at the end of the jump would change the athlete's center of gravity and allow the athlete to stretch his legs outward, increasing his distance. The jump itself was made from the bater ("that which is trod upon"). It was most likely a simple board placed on the stadium track which was removed after the event. The jumpers would land in what was called a skamma ("dug-up" area). The idea that this was a pit full of sand is wrong. Sand in the jumping pit is a modern invention.[3] The skamma was simply a temporary area dug up for that occasion and not something that remained over time.

The long jump was considered one of the most difficult of the events held at the Games since a great deal of skill was required. Music was often played during the jump and Philostratus says that pipes at times would accompany the jump so as to provide a rhythm for the complex movements of the halteres by the athlete.[2] Philostratus is quoted as saying, "The rules regard jumping as the most difficult of the competitions, and they allow the jumper to be given advantages in rhythm by the use of the flute, and in weight by the use of the halter."[4] Most notable in the ancient sport was a man called Chionis, who in the 656 BC Olympics staged a jump of 7.05 m (23 ft 1+12 in).[5]

There has been some argument by modern scholars over the long jump. Some have attempted to recreate it as a triple jump. The images provide the only evidence for the action so it is more well received that it was much like today's long jump. The main reason some want to call it a triple jump is the presence of a source that claims there once was a fifty-five ancient foot jump done by a man named Phayllos.[6]

The long jump has been part of modern Olympic competition since the inception of the Games in 1896. In 1914, Dr. Harry Eaton Stewart recommended the "running broad jump" as a standardized track and field event for women.[7] However, it was not until 1948 that the women's long jump was added to the Olympic athletics programme.

Technique

An athlete performing a long jump as part of the heptathlon at the 2013 French Athletics Championships in Stade Charléty, Paris

There are five main components of the long jump: the approach run, the last two strides, takeoff, action in the air, and landing. Speed in the run-up, or approach, and a high leap off the board are the fundamentals of success. Because speed is such an important factor of the approach, it is not surprising that many long jumpers also compete successfully in sprints. A classic example of this long jump / sprint doubling are performances by Carl Lewis.

Approach

The objective of the approach is to gradually accelerate to a maximum controlled speed at takeoff. The most important factor for the distance travelled by an object is its velocity at takeoff – both the speed and angle. Elite jumpers usually leave the ground at an angle of twenty degrees or less;[8] therefore, it is more beneficial for a jumper to focus on the speed component of the jump. The greater the speed at takeoff, the longer the trajectory of the center of mass will be. The importance of a takeoff speed is a factor in the success of sprinters in this event.

The length of the approach is usually consistent distance for an athlete. Approaches can vary between 12 and 19 steps on the novice and intermediate levels, while at the elite level they are closer to between 20 and 22 steps. The exact distance and number of steps in an approach depends on the jumper's experience, sprinting technique, and conditioning level. Consistency in the approach is important as it is the competitor's objective to get as close to the front of the takeoff board as possible without crossing the line with any part of the foot.

Last two steps

The objective of the last two steps is to prepare the body for takeoff while conserving as much speed as possible.

The penultimate step is longer than the previous ones and than the final one before takeoff. The competitor begins to lower his or her center of gravity to prepare the body for the vertical impulse. The last step is shorter because the body is beginning to raise the center of gravity in preparation for takeoff.

The last two steps are extremely important because they determine the velocity with which the competitor will enter the jump.

Takeoff

Takeoff board

The objective of the takeoff is to create a vertical impulse through the athlete's center of gravity while maintaining balance and control.

This phase is one of the most technical parts of the long jump. Jumpers must be conscious to place the foot flat on the ground, because jumping off either the heels or the toes negatively affects the jump. Taking off from the board heel-first has a braking effect, which decreases velocity and strains the joints. Jumping off the toes decreases stability, putting the leg at risk of buckling or collapsing from underneath the jumper. While concentrating on foot placement, the athlete must also work to maintain proper body position, keeping the torso upright and moving the hips forward and up to achieve the maximum distance from board contact to foot release.

There are four main styles of takeoff: the kick style, double-arm style, sprint takeoff, and the power sprint or bounding takeoff.

Kick

The kick style takeoff is where the athlete actively cycles the leg before a full impulse has been directed into the board then landing into the pit. This requires great strength in the hamstrings. This causes the jumper to jump to large distances.

Double-arm

The double-arm style of takeoff works by moving both arms in a vertical direction as the competitor takes off. This produces a high hip height and a large vertical impulse.

Sprint

The sprint takeoff is the style most widely instructed by coaching staff. This is a classic single-arm action that resembles a jumper in full stride. It is an efficient takeoff style for maintaining velocity through takeoff.

Power sprint or bounding

The power sprint takeoff, or bounding takeoff, is one of the more common elite styles. Very similar to the sprint style, the body resembles a sprinter in full stride. However, there is one major difference. The arm that pushes back on takeoff (the arm on the side of the takeoff leg) fully extends backward, rather than remaining at a bent position. This additional extension increases the impulse at takeoff.

The "correct" style of takeoff will vary from athlete to athlete.

Action in the air and landing

Multi-eventer Jessica Ennis during a long jump, preparing to land

There are three major flight techniques for the long jump: the hang, the sail, and the hitch-kick. Each technique is to combat the forward rotation experienced from take-off but is basically down to preference from the athlete. It is important to note that once the body is airborne, there is nothing that the athlete can do to change the direction they are traveling and consequently where they are going to land in the pit. However, it can be argued that certain techniques influence an athlete's landing, which can affect the distance measured. For example, if an athlete lands feet first but falls back because they are not correctly balanced, a lower distance will be measured.

In the 1970s, some jumpers used a forward somersault, including Tuariki Delamere who used it at the 1974 NCAA Championships, and who matched the jump of the then Olympic champion Randy Williams. The somersault jump has potential to produce longer jumps than other techniques because in the flip, no power is lost countering forward momentum, and it reduces wind resistance in the air.[9] The front flip jump was subsequently banned for fear that it was unsafe.

Records

Sand pit where Bob Beamon set the 8.90 m record in Mexico City

The men's long jump world record has been held by just four individuals for the majority of time since the IAAF started to ratify records. The first mark recognized by the IAAF in 1912, the 7.61 m (24 ft 11+12 in) performance by Peter O'Connor, stood just short of 20 years (nine years as an IAAF record). After it was broken in 1921, the record changed hands five times until Jesse Owens set the mark of 8.13 m (26 ft 8 in) at the 1935 Big Ten track meet in Ann Arbor, Michigan, a record that was not broken for over 25 years, until 1960 by Ralph Boston. Boston improved upon it and exchanged records with Igor Ter-Ovanesyan three times over the next seven years. At the 1968 Summer Olympics, Bob Beamon jumped 8.90 m (29 ft 2+14 in) at an altitude of 2,292 m (7,520 ft),[10] a record jump not exceeded for almost 23 years, and which remains the second longest wind legal jump of all time; it has now stood as the Olympic record for over 54 years. On 30 August 1991, Mike Powell of the United States set the current men's world record at the World Championships in Tokyo. It was in a dramatic showdown against Carl Lewis who also surpassed Beamon's record that day, but his jump was wind-assisted (and thus not legal for record purposes). Powell's record of 8.95 m (29 ft 4+14 in) has now stood for over 31 years.

Some jumps over 8.95 m (29 ft 4+14 in) have been officially recorded. Wind-assisted 8.99 m (29 ft 5+34 in) were recorded by Powell at high altitude in Sestriere in 1992. A potential world record of 8.96 m (29 ft 4+34 in) was recorded by Iván Pedroso also in Sestriere. Despite a "legal" wind reading, the jump was not validated because videotape revealed a person standing in front of the wind gauge, invalidating the reading (and costing Pedroso a Ferrari valued at $130,000—the prize for breaking the record at that meet).[11] As mentioned above, Lewis jumped 8.91 m (29 ft 2+34 in) moments before Powell's record-breaking jump with the wind exceeding the maximum allowed. This jump remains the longest ever not to win an Olympic or World Championship gold medal, or any competition in general.

The women's world record has seen more consistent improvement, though the current record has stood longer than any other long jump world record by men or women. The longest to hold the record prior was by Fanny Blankers-Koen during World War II. who held it for over 10 years. There have been four occasions when the record was tied and three when it was improved upon twice in the same competition. The current women's world record is held by Galina Chistyakova of the former Soviet Union who leapt 7.52 m (24 ft 8 in) in Leningrad on 11 June 1988, a mark that has now stood for over 34 years.

Continental records

Outdoor

Area Men Women
Mark (m) Wind (m/s) Athlete Nation Mark (m) Wind (m/s) Athlete Nation
Africa (records) 8.65[A] +1.3 Luvo Manyonga  South Africa 7.17 +1.1 Ese Brume  Nigeria
Asia (records) 8.48 +0.6 Mohammed Al-Khuwalidi  Saudi Arabia 7.01 +1.4 Weili Yao  China
Europe (records) 8.86[A] +1.9 Robert Emmiyan  Soviet Union 7.52 WR +1.4 Galina Chistyakova  Soviet Union
North, Central America
and Caribbean
(records)
8.95 WR +0.3 Mike Powell  United States 7.49 +1.3 Jackie Joyner-Kersee  United States
7.49[A] +1.7
Oceania (records) 8.54 +1.7 Mitchell Watt  Australia 7.13 +1.8 Brooke Buschkuehl  Australia
South America (records) 8.73 +1.2 Irving Saladino  Panama 7.26[A] +1.8 Maurren Maggi  Brazil

Notes

Indoor

Area Men Women
Mark (m) Athlete Nation Mark (m) Athlete Nation
Africa (records) 8.44 Luvo Manyonga  South Africa 6.97 Chioma Ajunwa  Nigeria
Asia (records) 8.27 Su Xiongfeng  China 6.82 Yang Juan  China
Europe (records) 8.71 Sebastian Bayer  Germany 7.37 WR Heike Drechsler  East Germany
North, Central America
and Caribbean
(records)
8.79 WR Carl Lewis  United States 7.23 Brittney Reese  United States
Oceania (records) 8.25 Fabrice Lapierre  Australia 6.81 Nicole Boegman  Australia
South America (records) 8.42 Irving Saladino  Panama 6.89 Maurren Maggi  Brazil

All-time top 25

Men (outdoor)

  • As of July 2021[16]
Ath.# Perf.# Mark Wind (m/s) Athlete Nation Date Place Ref.
1 1 8.95 m (29 ft 4+14 in) +0.3 Mike Powell  United States 30 AUG 1991 Tokyo
2 2 8.90 m (29 ft 2+14 in) A +2.0 Bob Beamon  United States 18 OCT 1968 Mexico City
3 3 8.87 m (29 ft 1 in) −0.2 Carl Lewis  United States 30 AUG 1991 Tokyo
4 4 8.86 m (29 ft 34 in) A +1.9 Robert Emmiyan  Soviet Union 22 MAY 1987 Tsakhkadzor
5 8.84 m (29 ft 0 in) +1.7 Lewis #2 30 AUG 1991 Tokyo
6 8.79 m (28 ft 10 in) +1.9 Lewis #3 19 JUN 1983 Indianapolis
7 8.76 m (28 ft 8+34 in) +1.0 Lewis #4 24 JUL 1982 Indianapolis
+0.8 Lewis #5 18 JUL 1988 Indianapolis
5 9 8.74 m (28 ft 8 in) +1.4 Larry Myricks  United States 18 JUL 1988 Indianapolis
8.74 m (28 ft 8 in) A +2.0 Erick Walder  United States 02 APR 1994 El Paso
8.74 m (28 ft 8 in) −1.2 Dwight Phillips  United States 07 JUN 2009 Eugene
8 12 8.73 m (28 ft 7+12 in) +1.2 Irving Saladino  Panama 24 MAY 2008 Hengelo
13 8.72 m (28 ft 7+14 in) −0.2 Lewis #6 26 SEP 1988 Seoul
14 8.71 m (28 ft 6+34 in) −0.4 Lewis #7 13 MAY 1984 Westwood
+0.1 Lewis #8 19 JUN 1984 Los Angeles
9 14 8.71 m (28 ft 6+34 in) +1.9 Iván Pedroso  Cuba 18 JUL 1995 Salamanca
17 8.70 m (28 ft 6+12 in) +0.9 Myricks #2 17 JUN 1989 Houston
+0.7 Powell #2 27 JUL 1993 Salamanca
+1.6 Pedroso #2 12 AUG 1995 Gothenburg
10 20 8.69 m (28 ft 6 in) +0.5 Tajay Gayle  Jamaica 28 SEP 2019 Doha
21 8.68 m (28 ft 5+12 in) +1.0 Lewis #9 05 AUG 1992 Barcelona
+1.6 Pedroso #3 17 JUN 1995 Lisbon
11 21 8.68 m (28 ft 5+12 in) +1.7 Juan Miguel Echevarría  Cuba 30 JUN 2018 Bad Langensalza [17]
24 8.67 m (28 ft 5+14 in) +0.4 Lewis #10 05 SEP 1987 Rome
−0.7 Lewis #11 06 AUG 1992 Barcelona
12 8.66 m (28 ft 4+34 in) +1.6 Louis Tsatoumas  Greece 02 JUN 2007 Kalamata
13 8.65 m (28 ft 4+12 in) A +1.3 Luvo Manyonga  South Africa 22 APR 2017 Potchefstroom [18]
14 8.63 m (28 ft 3+34 in) +0.5 Kareem Streete-Thompson  United States 04 JUL 1994 Linz
15 8.62 m (28 ft 3+14 in) +0.7 James Beckford  Jamaica 05 APR 1997 Orlando
16 8.60 m (28 ft 2+12 in) +0.7 Miltiadis Tentoglou  Greece 26 MAY 2021 Kallithea [19]
17 8.58 m (28 ft 1+34 in) +1.8 Jarrion Lawson  United States 03 JUL 2016 Eugene [20]
18 8.56 m (28 ft 1 in) +1.3 Yago Lamela  Spain 24 JUN 1999 Turin
+0.2 Aleksandr Menkov  Russia 16 AUG 2013 Moscow
20 8.54 m (28 ft 0 in) +0.9 Lutz Dombrowski  East Germany 28 JUL 1980 Moscow
+1.7 Mitchell Watt  Australia 29 JUL 2011 Stockholm
22 8.53 m (27 ft 11+34 in) +1.2 Jaime Jefferson  Cuba 12 MAY 1990 Havana
23 8.52 m (27 ft 11+14 in) +0.7 Savanté Stringfellow  United States 21 JUN 2002 Palo Alto
+1.8 Jeff Henderson  United States 22 JUL 2015 Toronto
25 8.51 m (27 ft 11 in) +1.7 Roland McGhee  United States 14 MAY 1995 São Paulo
+1.7 Greg Rutherford  United Kingdom 24 APR 2014 Chula Vista

Assisted marks

Any performance with a following wind of more than 2.0 metres per second is not counted for record purposes. Below is a list of wind-assisted jumps (equal or superior to 8.51 m). Only best assisted mark that is superior to legal best is shown:

Women (outdoor)

  • As of July 2021[21]
Ath.# Perf.# Mark Wind (m/s) Athlete Nation Date Place Ref.
1 1 7.52 m (24 ft 8 in) +1.4 Galina Chistyakova  Soviet Union 11 JUN 1988 Leningrad
2 2 7.49 m (24 ft 6+34 in) +1.3 Jackie Joyner-Kersee  United States 22 MAY 1994 New York City
2 7.49 m (24 ft 6+34 in) A +1.7 Joyner-Kersee #2 31 JUL 1994 Sestriere
3 4 7.48 m (24 ft 6+14 in) +1.2 Heike Drechsler  East Germany 09 JUL 1988 Neubrandenburg
4 7.48 m (24 ft 6+14 in) +0.4 Drechsler #2 08 JUL 1992 Lausanne
6 7.45 m (24 ft 5+14 in) +0.9 Drechsler #3 21 JUN 1986 Tallinn
+1.1 Drechsler #4 03 JUL 1986 Dresden
+0.6 Joyner-Kersee #3 13 AUG 1987 Indianapolis
+1.0 Chistyakova #2 11 JUN 1988 Leningrad
+1.6 Chistyakova #3 12 AUG 1988 Budapest
11 7.44 m (24 ft 4+34 in) +2.0 Drechsler #5 22 SEP 1985 Berlin
4 12 7.43 m (24 ft 4+12 in) +1.4 Anişoara Cuşmir  Romania 04 JUN 1983 Bucharest
5 13 7.42 m (24 ft 4 in) +2.0 Tatyana Kotova  Russia 23 JUN 2002 Annecy
14 7.40 m (24 ft 3+14 in) +1.8 Drechsler #6 26 JUL 1984 Dresden
+0.7 Drechsler #7 21 AUG 1987 Potsdam
+0.9 Joyner-Kersee #4 29 SEP 1988 Seoul
17 7.39 m (24 ft 2+34 in) +0.3 Drechsler #8 21 AUG 1985 Zürich
6 17 7.39 m (24 ft 2+34 in) +0.5 Yelena Belevskaya  Soviet Union 18 JUL 1987 Bryansk
17 7.39 m (24 ft 2+34 in) Joyner-Kersee #5 25 JUN 1988 San Diego
20 7.37 m (24 ft 2 in) A +1.8 Drechsler #9 31 JUL 1991 Sestriere
7 20 7.37 m (24 ft 2 in) Inessa Kravets  Ukraine 13 JUN 1992 Kyiv
22 7.36 m (24 ft 1+34 in) +0.4 Joyner-Kersee #6 04 SEP 1987 Rome
+1.8 Belevskaya #2 11 JUN 1988 Leningrad
+1.8 Drechsler #10 28 MAY 1992 Jena
25 7.35 m (24 ft 1+14 in) +1.9 Chistyakova #4 20 JUN 1990 Bratislava
8 7.33 m (24 ft 12 in) +0.4 Tatyana Lebedeva  Russia 31 JUL 2004 Tula
9 7.31 m (23 ft 11+34 in) +1.5 Olena Khlopotnova  Soviet Union 12 SEP 1985 Alma Ata
+1.9 Marion Jones  United States 31 MAY 1998 Eugene
+1.7 Brittney Reese  United States 02 JUL 2016 Eugene [22]
12 7.30 m (23 ft 11+14 in) −0.8 Malaika Mihambo  Germany 06 OCT 2019 Doha [23]
13 7.27 m (23 ft 10 in) −0.4 Irina Simagina  Russia 31 JUL 2004 Tula
14 7.26 m (23 ft 9+34 in) A +1.8 Maurren Maggi  Brazil 25 JUN 1999 Bogotá
15 7.24 m (23 ft 9 in) +1.0 Larysa Berezhna  Soviet Union 25 MAY 1991 Granada
16 7.21 m (23 ft 7+34 in) +1.6 Helga Radtke  East Germany 26 JUL 1984 Dresden
+1.9 Lyudmila Kolchanova  Russia 27 MAY 2007 Sochi
18 7.20 m (23 ft 7+14 in) −0.3 Vali Ionescu  Romania 01 AUG 1982 Bucharest
+2.0 Irena Oženko  Soviet Union 12 SEP 1986 Budapest
+0.8 Yelena Sinchukova  Soviet Union 20 JUN 1991 Budapest
+0.7 Irina Mushailova  Russia 14 JUL 1994 Saint Petersburg
22 7.17 m (23 ft 6+14 in) +1.8 Irina Valyukevich  Soviet Union 18 JUL 1987 Bryansk
+0.6 Tianna Bartoletta  United States 17 AUG 2016 Rio de Janeiro [24]
+1.1 Ese Brume  Nigeria 29 MAY 2021 Chula Vista [25]
25 7.16 m (23 ft 5+34 in) Yolanda Chen  Soviet Union 30 JUL 1988 Moscow
7.16 m (23 ft 5+34 in) A −0.1 Elva Goulbourne  Jamaica 22 MAY 2004 Mexico City
7.16 m (23 ft 5+34 in) +1.6 Sosthene Moguenara  Germany 29 MAY 2016 Weinheim

Assisted marks

Any performance with a following wind of more than 2.0 metres per second is not counted for record purposes. Below is a list of wind-assisted jumps (equal or superior to 7.16 m). Only best assisted mark that is superior to legal best is shown:

  • Heike Drechsler jumped 7.63 (+2.1) A in Sestriere, Italy on 21 July 1992.
  • Yulimar Rojas jumped 7.27 (+2.7) in La Nucia, Spain on 13 June 2021.
  • Tara Davis jumped 7.24 (+2.8) in Chula Vista, California on 9 July 2022.
  • Fiona May jumped 7.23 (+4.3) A in Sestriere, Italy on 29 July 1995.
  • Anastassia Mirochuk-Ivanova jumped 7.22 (+4.3) in Grodno, Belarus on 6 July 2012.
  • Susen Tiedtke jumped 7.19 (+3.7) A in Sestriere, Italy on 28 July 1993.
  • Eva Murková jumped 7.17 (+3.6) in Nitra, Czechoslovakia on 26 August 1984.

Men (indoor)

  • As of March 2022[26]
Ath.# Perf.# Mark Athlete Nation Date Place Ref.
1 1 8.79 m (28 ft 10 in) Carl Lewis  United States 27 JAN 1984 New York City
2 2 8.71 m (28 ft 6+34 in) Sebastian Bayer  Germany 08 MAR 2009 Turin
3 3 8.62 m (28 ft 3+14 in) Iván Pedroso  Cuba 07 MAR 1999 Maebashi
4 8.60 m (28 ft 2+12 in) Pedroso #2 16 FEB 1997 Liévin
4 5 8.59 m (28 ft 2 in) Miguel Pate  United States 01 MAR 2002 New York City
6 8.56 m (28 ft 1 in) Lewis #2 16 JAN 1982 East Rutherford
5 7 8.56 m (28 ft 1 in) Yago Lamela  Spain 07 MAR 1999 Maebashi
8 8.55 m (28 ft 12 in) Lewis #3 26 FEB 1982 New York City
Lewis #4 11 FEB 1984 East Rutherford
6 8 8.55 m (28 ft 12 in) Miltiadis Tentoglou  Greece 18 MAR 2022 Belgrade [27]
11 8.54 m (28 ft 0 in) Lewis #5 28 JAN 1983 New York City
12 8.51 m (27 ft 11 in) Pedroso #3 11 MAR 1995 Barcelona
Pedroso #4 08 MAR 1997 Paris
14 8.50 m (27 ft 10+12 in) Lewis #6 24 FEB 1984 New York City
Lewis #7 25 JAN 1985 New York City
16 8.49 m (27 ft 10+14 in) Lewis #8 20 FEB 1981 Fort Worth
7 16 8.49 m (27 ft 10+14 in) Robert Emmiyan  Soviet Union 21 FEB 1987 Liévin
16 8.49 m (27 ft 10+14 in) Lewis #9 05 FEB 1992 Stockholm
19 8.48 m (27 ft 9+34 in) Lewis #10 13 MAR 1981 Detroit
20 8.47 m (27 ft 9+14 in) Lewis #11 18 FEB 1983 San Diego
21 8.46 m (27 ft 9 in) Pedroso #5 18 FEB 1996 Liévin
8 22 8.46 m (27 ft 9 in) Juan Miguel Echevarría  Cuba 02 MAR 2018 Birmingham
23 8.45 m (27 ft 8+12 in) Lewis #12 27 FEB 1983 East Rutherford
9 24 8.45 m (27 ft 8+12 in) JuVaughn Harrison  United States 12 MAR 2021 Fayetteville
10 25 8.44 m (27 ft 8+14 in) Larry Myricks  United States 24 FEB 1984 New York City
Mike Powell  United States 05 FEB 1993 Budapest
Luvo Manyonga  South Africa 02 MAR 2018 Birmingham
13 8.43 m (27 ft 7+34 in) Stanislav Tarasenko  Russia 26 JAN 1994 Moscow
Erick Walder  United States 11 MAR 1994 Indianapolis
15 8.42 m (27 ft 7+14 in) Irving Saladino  Panama 13 FEB 2008 Athens
Marquis Dendy  United States 02 MAR 2018 Birmingham
17 8.41 m (27 ft 7 in) Kirill Sosunov  Russia 08 MAR 1997 Paris
Joe Greene  United States 08 MAR 1997 Paris
Savanté Stringfellow  United States 13 FEB 2004 Fayetteville
20 8.40 m (27 ft 6+12 in) James Beckford  Jamaica 09 FEB 1996 Madrid
21 8.39 m (27 ft 6+14 in) A Jarrion Lawson  United States 14 MAR 2014 Albuquerque
22 8.38 m (27 ft 5+34 in) Vitaliy Shkurlatov  Russia 30 JAN 2000 Samara
Thobias Montler  Sweden 18 MAR 2022 Belgrade [27]
24 8.37 m (27 ft 5+12 in) Joan Lino Martínez  Spain 06 MAR 2005 Madrid
25 8.36 m (27 ft 5 in) Ignisious Gaisah  Ghana 02 FEB 2006 Stockholm

Women (indoor)

  • As of December 2021[28]
Ath.# Perf.# Mark Athlete Nation Date Place Ref.
1 1 7.37 m (24 ft 2 in) Heike Drechsler  East Germany 13 FEB 1988 Vienna
2 7.32 m (24 ft 0 in) Drechsler #2 27 FEB 1987 New York City
3 7.30 m (23 ft 11+14 in) Drechsler #3 05 MAR 1988 Budapest
2 3 7.30 m (23 ft 11+14 in) Galina Chistyakova  Soviet Union 28 JAN 1989 Lipetsk
5 7.29 m (23 ft 11 in) Drechsler #4 25 JAN 1986 Berlin
6 7.25 m (23 ft 9+14 in) Chistyakova #2 16 FEB 1985 Kishinev
7 7.24 m (23 ft 9 in) Drechsler #6 20 FEB 1988 Berlin
Chistyakova #3 05 MAR 1988 Budapest
3 7 7.24 m (23 ft 9 in) Ivana Španović  Serbia 05 MAR 2017 Belgrade
10 7.23 m (23 ft 8+12 in) Chistyakova #4 10 FEB 1988 Volgograd
4 10 7.23 m (23 ft 8+12 in) Brittney Reese  United States 11 MAR 2012 Istanbul
12 7.22 m (23 ft 8+14 in) Reese #2 18 MAR 2016 Portland
5 13 7.20 m (23 ft 7+14 in) Larysa Berezhna  Soviet Union 04 FEB 1989 Gomel
14 7.19 m (23 ft 7 in) Drechsler #7 06 MAR 1994 Sindelfingen
15 7.18 m (23 ft 6+12 in) Drechsler #8 22 FEB 1986 Madrid
Drechsler #9 17 FEB 1991 Dortmund
6 17 7.17 m (23 ft 6+14 in) Olena Khlopotnova  Soviet Union 16 FEB 1985 Kishinev
17 7.17 m (23 ft 6+14 in) Drechsler #10 15 FEB 1986 Senftenberg
19 7.15 m (23 ft 5+14 in) Drechsler #11 13 FEB 1994 Maebashi
20 7.13 m (23 ft 4+12 in) Chistyakova #5 21 FEB 1988 Moscow
Drechsler #12 21 FEB 1987 Liévin
7 20 7.13 m (23 ft 4+12 in) Jackie Joyner-Kersee  United States 05 MAR 1994 Atlanta
23 7.12 m (23 ft 4+14 in) Khlopotnova #2 02 MAR 1985 Kishinev
Chistyakova #6 14 FEB 1987 Moscow
Drechsler #13 21 FEB 1987 Liévin
8 7.09 m (23 ft 3 in) Helga Radtke  East Germany 24 FEB 1985 Berlin
Inessa Kravets  Ukraine 01 FEB 1992 Moscow
10 7.07 m (23 ft 2+14 in) Malaika Mihambo  Germany 14 FEB 2020 Berlin
11 7.05 m (23 ft 1+12 in) Yolanda Chen  Soviet Union 04 FEB 1989 Gomel
12 7.03 m (23 ft 34 in) Dawn Burrell  United States 10 MAR 2001 Lisbon
13 7.01 m (22 ft 11+34 in) Nijolé Medvedeva  Soviet Union 25 JAN 1987 Vilnius
Yelena Belevskaya  Soviet Union 14 FEB 1987 Moscow
Tatyana Kotova  Russia 17 JAN 2002 Omsk
Darya Klishina  Russia 02 MAR 2013 Gothenburg
17 7.00 m (22 ft 11+12 in) Lyudmila Galkina  Russia 16 FEB 2001 Moscow
Naide Gomes  Portugal 09 MAR 2008 Valencia
19 6.99 m (22 ft 11 in) Eva Murková  Czechoslovakia 02 MAR 1985 Piraeus
Mirela Dulgheru  Romania 23 JAN 1993 Bacău
6.99 m (22 ft 11 in) A Janay DeLoach  United States 27 FEB 2011 Albuquerque
6.99 m (22 ft 11 in) Christabel Nettey  Canada 19 FEB 2015 Stockholm
23 6.98 m (22 ft 10+34 in) Tatyana Lebedeva  Russia 07 MAR 2004 Budapest
Svetlana Biryukova  Russia 12 JAN 2014 Moscow
25 6.97 m (22 ft 10+14 in) Chioma Ajunwa  Nigeria 05 FEB 1997 Erfurt
Lorraine Ugen  United Kingdom 05 MAR 2017 Belgrade

Olympic medalists

Men

Games Gold Silver Bronze
1896 Athens
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Ellery Clark
 United States
Robert Garrett
 United States
James Connolly
 United States
1900 Paris
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Alvin Kraenzlein
 United States
Myer Prinstein
 United States
Patrick Leahy
 Great Britain
1904 St. Louis
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Myer Prinstein
 United States
Daniel Frank
 United States
Robert Stangland
 United States
1908 London
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Frank Irons
 United States
Daniel Kelly
 United States
Calvin Bricker
 Canada
1912 Stockholm
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Albert Gutterson
 United States
Calvin Bricker
 Canada
Georg Åberg
 Sweden
1920 Antwerp
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William Petersson
 Sweden
Carl Johnson
 United States
Erik Abrahamsson
 Sweden
1924 Paris
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DeHart Hubbard
 United States
Edward Gourdin
 United States
Sverre Hansen
 Norway
1928 Amsterdam
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Ed Hamm
 United States
Silvio Cator
 Haiti
Al Bates
 United States
1932 Los Angeles
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Ed Gordon
 United States
Lambert Redd
 United States
Chūhei Nambu
 Japan
1936 Berlin
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Jesse Owens
 United States
Luz Long
 Germany
Naoto Tajima
 Japan
1948 London
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Willie Steele
 United States
Bill Bruce
 Australia
Herb Douglas
 United States
1952 Helsinki
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Jerome Biffle
 United States
Meredith Gourdine
 United States
Ödön Földessy
 Hungary
1956 Melbourne
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Gregory Bell
 United States
John Bennett
 United States
Jorma Valkama
 Finland
1960 Rome
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Ralph Boston
 United States
Bo Roberson
 United States
Igor Ter-Ovanesyan
 Soviet Union
1964 Tokyo
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Lynn Davies
 Great Britain
Ralph Boston
 United States
Igor Ter-Ovanesyan
 Soviet Union
1968 Mexico City
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Bob Beamon
 United States
Klaus Beer
 East Germany
Ralph Boston
 United States
1972 Munich
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Randy Williams
 United States
Hans Baumgartner
 West Germany
Arnie Robinson
 United States
1976 Montreal
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Arnie Robinson
 United States
Randy Williams
 United States
Frank Wartenberg
 East Germany
1980 Moscow
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Lutz Dombrowski
 East Germany
Frank Paschek
 East Germany
Valeriy Pidluzhnyy
 Soviet Union
1984 Los Angeles
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Carl Lewis
 United States
Gary Honey
 Australia
Giovanni Evangelisti
 Italy
1988 Seoul
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Carl Lewis
 United States
Mike Powell
 United States
Larry Myricks
 United States
1992 Barcelona
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Carl Lewis
 United States
Mike Powell
 United States
Joe Greene
 United States
1996 Atlanta
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Carl Lewis
 United States
James Beckford
 Jamaica
Joe Greene
 United States
2000 Sydney
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Iván Pedroso
 Cuba
Jai Taurima
 Australia
Roman Shchurenko
 Ukraine
2004 Athens
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Dwight Phillips
 United States
John Moffitt
 United States
Joan Lino Martínez
 Spain
2008 Beijing
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Irving Saladino
 Panama
Godfrey Khotso Mokoena
 South Africa
Ibrahim Camejo
 Cuba
2012 London
details
Greg Rutherford
 Great Britain
Mitchell Watt
 Australia
Will Claye
 United States
2016 Rio de Janeiro
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Jeff Henderson
 United States
Luvo Manyonga
 South Africa
Greg Rutherford
 Great Britain
2020 Tokyo
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Miltiadis Tentoglou
 Greece
Juan Miguel Echevarría
 Cuba
Maykel Massó
 Cuba

Medal table

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 United States (USA)22151047
2 Great Britain (GBR)2024
3 East Germany (GDR)1214
4 Cuba (CUB)1124
5 Sweden (SWE)1023
6 Greece (GRE)1001
 Panama (PAN)1001
8 Australia (AUS)0404
9 Germany (GER)0202
 South Africa (RSA)0202
11 Canada (CAN)0112
12 Haiti (HAI)0101
 Jamaica (JAM)0101
14 Soviet Union (URS)0033
15 Japan (JPN)0022
16 Finland (FIN)0011
 Hungary (HUN)0011
 Italy (ITA)0011
 Norway (NOR)0011
 Spain (ESP)0011
 Ukraine (UKR)0011
Totals (21 entries)29292987

Women

Games Gold Silver Bronze
1948 London
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Olga Gyarmati
 Hungary
Noemí Simonetto
 Argentina
Ann-Britt Leyman
 Sweden
1952 Helsinki
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Yvette Williams
 New Zealand
Aleksandra Chudina
 Soviet Union
Shirley Cawley
 Great Britain
1956 Melbourne
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Elżbieta Krzesińska
 Poland
Willye White
 United States
Nadezhda Khnykina-Dvalishvili
 Soviet Union
1960 Rome
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Vera Krepkina
 Soviet Union
Elżbieta Krzesińska
 Poland
Hildrun Claus
 United Team of Germany
1964 Tokyo
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Mary Rand
 Great Britain
Irena Kirszenstein
 Poland
Tatyana Shchelkanova
 Soviet Union
1968 Mexico City
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Viorica Viscopoleanu
 Romania
Sheila Sherwood
 Great Britain
Tatyana Talysheva
 Soviet Union
1972 Munich
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Heide Rosendahl
 West Germany
Diana Yorgova
 Bulgaria
Eva Šuranová
 Czechoslovakia
1976 Montreal
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Angela Voigt
 East Germany
Kathy McMillan
 United States
Lidiya Alfeyeva
 Soviet Union
1980 Moscow
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Tatyana Kolpakova
 Soviet Union
Brigitte Wujak
 East Germany
Tatyana Skachko
 Soviet Union
1984 Los Angeles
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Anișoara Cușmir-Stanciu
 Romania
Valy Ionescu
 Romania
Sue Hearnshaw
 Great Britain
1988 Seoul
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Jackie Joyner-Kersee
 United States
Heike Drechsler
 East Germany
Galina Chistyakova
 Soviet Union
1992 Barcelona
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Heike Drechsler
 Germany
Inessa Kravets
 Unified Team
Jackie Joyner-Kersee
 United States
1996 Atlanta
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Chioma Ajunwa
 Nigeria
Fiona May
 Italy
Jackie Joyner-Kersee
 United States
2000 Sydney
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Heike Drechsler
 Germany
Fiona May
 Italy
Tatyana Kotova
 Russia
2004 Athens
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Tatyana Lebedeva
 Russia
Irina Simagina
 Russia
Tatyana Kotova
 Russia
2008 Beijing
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Maurren Maggi
 Brazil
Blessing Okagbare
 Nigeria
Chelsea Hammond
 Jamaica
2012 London
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Brittney Reese
 United States
Elena Sokolova
 Russia
Janay DeLoach
 United States
2016 Rio de Janeiro
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Tianna Bartoletta
 United States
Brittney Reese
 United States
Ivana Španović
 Serbia
2020 Tokyo
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Malaika Mihambo
 Germany
Brittney Reese
 United States
Ese Brume
 Nigeria

Medal table

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 Germany (GER)4004
2 United States (USA)34310
3 Soviet Union (URS)2169
4 Romania (ROU)2103
5 Russia (RUS)1225
6 East Germany (GDR)1214
7 Poland (POL)1203
8 Great Britain (GBR)1124
9 Nigeria (NGR)1113
10 Brazil (BRA)1001
 Hungary (HUN)1001
 New Zealand (NZL)1001
13 Italy (ITA)0202
14 Argentina (ARG)0101
 Bulgaria (BUL)0101
 Ukraine (UKR)0101
17 Czechoslovakia (TCH)0011
 Jamaica (JAM)0011
 Serbia (SRB)0011
 Sweden (SWE)0011
Totals (20 entries)19191957

World Championships medalists

Men

Championships Gold Silver Bronze
1983 Helsinki
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 Carl Lewis (USA)  Jason Grimes (USA)  Mike Conley (USA)
1987 Rome
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 Carl Lewis (USA)  Robert Emmiyan (URS)  Larry Myricks (USA)
1991 Tokyo
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 Mike Powell (USA)  Carl Lewis (USA)  Larry Myricks (USA)
1993 Stuttgart
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 Mike Powell (USA)  Stanislav Tarasenko (RUS)  Vitaliy Kyrylenko (UKR)
1995 Gothenburg
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 Iván Pedroso (CUB)  James Beckford (JAM)  Mike Powell (USA)
1997 Athens
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 Iván Pedroso (CUB)  Erick Walder (USA)  Kirill Sosunov (RUS)
1999 Seville
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 Iván Pedroso (CUB)  Yago Lamela (ESP)  Gregor Cankar (SLO)
2001 Edmonton
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 Iván Pedroso (CUB)  Savanté Stringfellow (USA)  Carlos Calado (POR)
2003 Saint-Denis
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 Dwight Phillips (USA)  James Beckford (JAM)  Yago Lamela (ESP)
2005 Helsinki
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 Dwight Phillips (USA)  Ignisious Gaisah (GHA)  Tommi Evilä (FIN)
2007 Osaka
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 Irving Saladino (PAN)  Andrew Howe (ITA)  Dwight Phillips (USA)
2009 Berlin
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 Dwight Phillips (USA)  Godfrey Khotso Mokoena (RSA)  Mitchell Watt (AUS)
2011 Daegu
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 Dwight Phillips (USA)  Mitchell Watt (AUS)  Ngonidzashe Makusha (ZIM)
2013 Moscow
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 Aleksandr Menkov (RUS)  Ignisious Gaisah (NED)  Luis Rivera (MEX)
2015 Beijing
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 Greg Rutherford (GBR)  Fabrice Lapierre (AUS)  Wang Jianan (CHN)
2017 London
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 Luvo Manyonga (RSA)  Jarrion Lawson (USA)  Ruswahl Samaai (RSA)
2019 Doha
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 Tajay Gayle (JAM)  Jeff Henderson (USA)  Juan Miguel Echevarría (CUB)
2022 Eugene
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 Wang Jianan (CHN)  Miltiadis Tentoglou (GRE)  Simon Ehammer (SUI)

Medal table

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 United States (USA)86519
2 Cuba (CUB)4015
3 Jamaica (JAM)1203
4 Russia (RUS)1113
 South Africa (RSA)1113
6 China (CHN)1012
7 Great Britain (GBR)1001
 Panama (PAN)1001
9 Australia (AUS)0213
10 Spain (ESP)0112
11 Ghana (GHA)0101
 Greece (GRE)0101
 Italy (ITA)0101
 Netherlands (NED)0101
 Soviet Union (URS)0101
16 Finland (FIN)0011
 Mexico (MEX)0011
 Portugal (POR)0011
 Slovenia (SLO)0011
 Switzerland (SUI)0011
 Ukraine (UKR)0011
 Zimbabwe (ZIM)0011
Totals (22 entries)18181854

Women

Championships Gold Silver Bronze
1983 Helsinki
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 Heike Daute (GDR)  Anișoara Cușmir (ROU)  Carol Lewis (USA)
1987 Rome
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 Jackie Joyner-Kersee (USA)  Yelena Belevskaya (URS)  Heike Drechsler (GDR)
1991 Tokyo
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 Jackie Joyner-Kersee (USA)  Heike Drechsler (GER)  Larysa Berezhna (URS)
1993 Stuttgart
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 Heike Drechsler (GER)  Larysa Berezhna (UKR)  Renata Nielsen (DEN)
1995 Gothenburg
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 Fiona May (ITA)  Niurka Montalvo (CUB)  Irina Mushailova (RUS)
1997 Athens
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 Lyudmila Galkina (RUS)  Niki Xanthou (GRE)  Fiona May (ITA)
1999 Seville
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 Niurka Montalvo (ESP)  Fiona May (ITA)  Marion Jones (USA)
2001 Edmonton
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 Fiona May (ITA)  Tatyana Kotova (RUS)  Niurka Montalvo (ESP)
2003 Saint-Denis
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 Eunice Barber (FRA)  Tatyana Kotova (RUS)  Anju Bobby George (IND)
2005 Helsinki
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 Tianna Madison (USA)  Eunice Barber (FRA)  Yargelis Savigne (CUB)
2007 Osaka
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 Tatyana Lebedeva (RUS)  Lyudmila Kolchanova (RUS)  Tatyana Kotova (RUS)
2009 Berlin
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 Brittney Reese (USA)  Karin Melis Mey (TUR)  Naide Gomes (POR)
2011 Daegu
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 Brittney Reese (USA)  Ineta Radēviča (LAT)  Nastassia Mironchyk-Ivanova (BLR)
2013 Moscow
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 Brittney Reese (USA)  Blessing Okagbare (NGR)  Ivana Španović (SRB)
2015 Beijing
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 Tianna Bartoletta (USA)  Shara Proctor (GBR)  Ivana Španović (SRB)
2017 London
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 Brittney Reese (USA)  Darya Klishina (ANA)  Tianna Bartoletta (USA)
2019 Doha
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 Malaika Mihambo (GER)  Maryna Bekh-Romanchuk (UKR)  Ese Brume (NGR)
2022 Eugene
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 Malaika Mihambo (GER)  Ese Brume (NGR)  Leticia Oro Melo (BRA)

Medal table

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 United States (USA)80311
2 Germany (GER)3104
3 Russia (RUS)2327
4 Italy (ITA)2114
5 France (FRA)1102
6 East Germany (GDR)1012
 Spain (ESP)1012
8 Nigeria (NGR)0213
9 Ukraine (UKR)0202
10 Cuba (CUB)0112
 Soviet Union (URS)0112
12 Great Britain (GBR)0101
 Greece (GRE)0101
 Latvia (LAT)0101
 Romania (ROU)0101
 Turkey (TUR)0101
 Authorised Neutral Athletes (ANA)0101
17 Serbia (SRB)0022
18 Belarus (BLR)0011
 Brazil (BRA)0011
 Denmark (DEN)0011
 India (IND)0011
 Portugal (POR)0011
Totals (22 entries)18181854

World Indoor Championships medalists

Men

Games Gold Silver Bronze
1985 Paris[A]
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 Jan Leitner (TCH)  Gyula Pálóczi (HUN)  Giovanni Evangelisti (ITA)
1987 Indianapolis
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 Larry Myricks (USA)  Paul Emordi (NGR)  Giovanni Evangelisti (ITA)
1989 Budapest
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 Larry Myricks (USA)  Dietmar Haaf (FRG)  Mike Conley (USA)
1991 Seville
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 Dietmar Haaf (GER)  Jaime Jefferson (CUB)  Giovanni Evangelisti (ITA)
1993 Toronto
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 Iván Pedroso (CUB)  Joe Greene (USA)  Jaime Jefferson (CUB)
1995 Barcelona
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 Iván Pedroso (CUB)  Mattias Sunneborn (SWE)  Erick Walder (USA)
1997 Paris
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 Iván Pedroso (CUB)  Kirill Sosunov (RUS)  Joe Greene (USA)
1999 Maebashi
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 Iván Pedroso (CUB)  Yago Lamela (ESP)  Erick Walder (USA)
2001 Lisbon
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 Iván Pedroso (CUB)  Kareem Streete-Thompson (CAY)  Carlos Calado (POR)
2003 Birmingham
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 Dwight Phillips (USA)  Yago Lamela (ESP)  Miguel Pate (USA)
2004 Budapest
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 Savanté Stringfellow (USA)  James Beckford (JAM)  Vitaliy Shkurlatov (RUS)
2006 Moscow
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 Ignisious Gaisah (GHA)  Irving Saladino (PAN)  Andrew Howe (ITA)
2008 Valencia
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 Godfrey Khotso Mokoena (RSA)  Chris Tomlinson (GBR)  Mohammed Al-Khuwalidi (KSA)
2010 Doha
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 Fabrice Lapierre (AUS)  Godfrey Khotso Mokoena (RSA)  Mitchell Watt (AUS)
2012 Istanbul
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 Mauro Vinícius da Silva (BRA)  Henry Frayne (AUS)  Aleksandr Menkov (RUS)
2014 Sopot
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 Mauro Vinícius da Silva (BRA)  Li Jinzhe (CHN)  Michel Tornéus (SWE)
2016 Portland
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 Marquis Dendy (USA)  Fabrice Lapierre (AUS)  Huang Changzhou (CHN)
2018 Birmingham
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 Juan Miguel Echevarría (CUB)  Luvo Manyonga (RSA)  Marquis Dendy (USA)
2022 Belgrade
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 Miltiadis Tentoglou (GRE)  Thobias Montler (SWE)  Marquis Dendy (USA)

Medal table

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 Cuba (CUB)6118
2 United States (USA)51713
3 Brazil (BRA)2002
4 Australia (AUS)1214
5 South Africa (RSA)1203
6 Germany (GER)1102
7 Czechoslovakia (TCH)1001
 Ghana (GHA)1001
 Greece (GRE)1001
10 Sweden (SWE)0213
11 Spain (ESP)0202
12 Russia (RUS)0123
13 China (CHN)0112
14 Cayman Islands (CAY)0101
 Great Britain (GBR)0101
 Hungary (HUN)0101
 Jamaica (JAM)0101
 Nigeria (NGR)0101
 Panama (PAN)0101
20 Italy (ITA)0044
21 Portugal (POR)0011
 Saudi Arabia (KSA)0011
Totals (22 entries)19191957

Women

Games Gold Silver Bronze
1985 Paris[A]
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 Helga Radtke (GDR)  Tatyana Rodionova (URS)  Nijolė Medvedeva (URS)
1987 Indianapolis
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 Heike Drechsler (GDR)  Helga Radtke (GDR)  Yelena Belevskaya (URS)
1989 Budapest
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 Galina Chistyakova (URS)  Marieta Ilcu (ROU)  Larysa Berezhna (URS)
1991 Seville
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 Larysa Berezhna (URS)  Heike Drechsler (GER)  Marieta Ilcu (ROU)
1993 Toronto
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 Marieta Ilcu (ROU)  Susen Tiedtke (GER)  Inessa Kravets (UKR)
1995 Barcelona
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 Lyudmila Galkina (RUS)  Irina Mushailova (RUS)  Susen Tiedtke-Greene (GER)
1997 Paris
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 Fiona May (ITA)  Chioma Ajunwa (NGR)  Agata Karczmarek (POL)
1999 Maebashi
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 Tatyana Kotova (RUS)  Shana Williams (USA)  Iva Prandzheva (BUL)
2001 Lisbon
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 Dawn Burrell (USA)  Tatyana Kotova (RUS)  Niurka Montalvo (ESP)
2003 Birmingham
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 Tatyana Kotova (RUS)  Inessa Kravets (UKR)  Maurren Maggi (BRA)
2004 Budapest
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 Tatyana Lebedeva (RUS)  Tatyana Kotova (RUS)  Carolina Klüft (SWE)
2006 Moscow
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 Tianna Madison (USA)  Naide Gomes (POR)  Concepción Montaner (ESP)
2008 Valencia
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 Naide Gomes (POR)  Maurren Maggi (BRA)  Irina Simagina (RUS)
2010 Doha
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 Brittney Reese (USA)  Naide Gomes (POR)  Keila Costa (BRA)
2012 Istanbul
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 Brittney Reese (USA)  Janay DeLoach (USA)  Shara Proctor (GBR)
2014 Sopot
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 Éloyse Lesueur (FRA)  Katarina Johnson-Thompson (GBR)  Ivana Španović (SRB)
2016 Portland
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 Brittney Reese (USA)  Ivana Španović (SRB)  Lorraine Ugen (GBR)
2018 Birmingham
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 Ivana Španović (SRB)  Brittney Reese (USA)  Sosthene Moguenara (GER)
2022 Belgrade
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 Ivana Vuleta (SRB)  Ese Brume (NGR)  Lorraine Ugen (GBR)

Medal table

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 United States (USA)5308
2 Russia (RUS)4318
3 Soviet Union (URS)2136
4 Serbia (SRB)2114
5 East Germany (GDR)2103
6 Portugal (POR)1203
7 Romania (ROU)1113
8 France (FRA)1001
 Italy (ITA)1001
10 Germany (GER)0224
11 Nigeria (NGR)0202
12 Great Britain (GBR)0134
13 Brazil (BRA)0123
14 Ukraine (UKR)0112
15 Spain (ESP)0022
16 Bulgaria (BUL)0011
 Poland (POL)0011
 Sweden (SWE)0011
Totals (18 entries)19191957
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National records

Men (outdoor)

NR's equal or superior to 8.00 m:

Nation Mark Athlete Date Place
 United States 8.95 m (29 ft 4+14 in) Mike Powell 30 August 1991 Tokyo
 Soviet Union/
 Armenia
8.86 m (29 ft 34 in) A Robert Emmiyan 22 May 1987 Tsakhkadzor
 Panama 8.73 m (28 ft 7+12 in) Irving Saladino 24 May 2008 Hengelo
 Cuba 8.71 m (28 ft 6+34 in) Iván Pedroso 18 July 1995 Salamanca
 Jamaica 8.69 m (28 ft 6 in) Tajay Gayle 28 September 2019 Doha
 Greece 8.66 m (28 ft 4+34 in) Louis Tsatoumas 2 June 2007 Kalamata
 South Africa 8.65 m (28 ft 4+12 in) A Luvo Manyonga 22 April 2017 Potchefstroom
 Spain 8.56 m (28 ft 1 in) Yago Lamela 24 June 1999 Turin
 Russia 8.56 m (28 ft 1 in) Aleksandr Menkov 16 August 2013 Moscow
 East Germany/
 Germany
8.54 m (28 ft 0 in) Lutz Dombrowski 28 July 1980 Moscow
 Australia 8.54 m (28 ft 0 in) Mitchell Watt 29 July 2011 Stockholm
 United Kingdom 8.51 m (27 ft 11 in) Greg Rutherford 24 April 2014 Chula Vista
 Saudi Arabia 8.48 m (27 ft 9+34 in) Mohamed Al-Khuwalidi 2 July 2006 Sotteville-lès-Rouen
 Italy 8.47 m (27 ft 9+14 in) Andrew Howe 30 August 2007 Osaka
 China 8.47 m (27 ft 9+14 in) Li Jinzhe 29 June 2014 Bad Langensalza
8.47 m (27 ft 9+14 in) A Wang Jianan 16 June 2018 Guiyang
 Senegal 8.46 m (27 ft 9 in) Cheikh Touré 15 June 1997 Bad Langensalza
 Mexico 8.46 m (27 ft 9 in) Luis Rivera 12 July 2013 Kazan
 Yugoslavia/
 Serbia
8.45 m (27 ft 8+12 in) Nenad Stekić 25 July 1975 Montreal
 Switzerland 8.45 m (27 ft 8+12 in) Simon Ehammer 28 May 2022 Götzis
 Sweden 8.44 m (27 ft 8+14 in) A Michel Tornéus 10 July 2016 Monachil
 Ghana 8.43 m (27 ft 7+34 in) Ignisious Gaisah 14 July 2006 Rome
 France 8.42 m (27 ft 7+14 in) Salim Sdiri 12 June 2009 Pierre-Bénite
 Bahamas 8.41 m (27 ft 7 in) Craig Hepburn 17 June 1993 Nassau
 Brazil 8.40 m (27 ft 6+12 in) Douglas de Souza 15 February 1995 São Paulo
 Slovenia 8.40 m (27 ft 6+12 in) Gregor Cankar 18 May 1997 Celje
 Morocco 8.40 m (27 ft 6+12 in) Yahya Berrabah 2 October 2009 Beirut
 Zimbabwe 8.40 m (27 ft 6+12 in) Ngonidzashe Makusha 9 June 2011 Des Moines
 Japan 8.40 m (27 ft 6+12 in) Shotaro Shiroyama 17 August 2019 Fukui
 Romania 8.37 m (27 ft 5+12 in) Bogdan Tudor 9 July 1995 Bad Cannstatt
 Portugal 8.36 m (27 ft 5 in) Carlos Calado 20 June 1997 Lisbon
 India 8.36 m (27 ft 5 in) Murali Sreeshankar 3 April 2022 Tenhipalam
 Ukraine 8.35 m (27 ft 4+12 in) Sergey Layevskiy 16 July 1988 Dnipropetrovsk
Roman Shchurenko 25 July 2000 Kyiv
 Chinese Taipei 8.34 m (27 ft 4+14 in) Nai Hui-fang 14 May 1993 Shanghai
 Venezuela 8.34 m (27 ft 4+14 in) A Víctor Castillo 30 May 2004 Cochabamba
 Bermuda 8.34 m (27 ft 4+14 in) Tyrone Smith 5 May 2017 Houston
 Bulgaria 8.33 m (27 ft 3+34 in) Ivaylo Mladenov 3 June 1995 Seville
 Belarus 8.33 m (27 ft 3+34 in) A Aliaksandar Hlavatski 7 August 1996 Sestriere
 Egypt 8.31 m (27 ft 3 in) Hatem Mersal 30 June 1999 Oslo
 Cayman Islands 8.31 m (27 ft 3 in) Kareem Streete-Thompson 1 July 2000 Bad Langensalza
 Czech Republic 8.31 m (27 ft 3 in) Radek Juška 27 August 2017 Taipei City
 Hungary 8.30 m (27 ft 2+34 in) László Szalma 7 July 1985 Budapest
 Austria 8.30 m (27 ft 2+34 in) Andreas Steiner 4 June 1988 Innsbruck
 Netherlands 8.29 m (27 ft 2+14 in) Ignisious Gaisah 16 August 2013 Moscow
 Poland 8.28 m (27 ft 1+34 in) A Grzegorz Marciniszyn 14 July 2001 Mals
 Mauritius 8.28 m (27 ft 1+34 in) Jonathan Chimier 24 August 2004 Athens
 Canada 8.28 m (27 ft 1+34 in) Damian Warner 29 May 2021 Götzis
 Uruguay 8.28 m (27 ft 1+34 in) Emiliano Lasa 1 May 2022 São Paulo
 Nigeria 8.27 m (27 ft 1+12 in) Yusuf Alli 8 August 1989 Lagos
 Botswana 8.27 m (27 ft 1+12 in) Gable Garenamotse 20 August 2006 Rhede
 Finland 8.27 m (27 ft 1+12 in) Kristian Pulli 11 June 2020 Espoo
 Algeria 8.26 m (27 ft 1 in) Issam Nima 28 July 2007 Zaragoza
 Moldova 8.25 m (27 ft 34 in) Sergey Podgainiy 18 August 1990 Kishinev
 Belgium 8.25 m (27 ft 34 in) Erik Nys 6 July 1996 Hechtel
 Denmark 8.25 m (27 ft 34 in) Morten Jensen 3 July 2005 Gothenburg
 Trinidad and Tobago 8.25 m (27 ft 34 in) A Andwuelle Wright 5 July 2019 Queretaro
 Namibia 8.24 m (27 ft 14 in) A Stephan Louw 12 January 2008 Germiston
 Georgia 8.24 m (27 ft 14 in) Bachana Khorava 29 May 2021 Tbilisi
 Croatia 8.23 m (27 ft 0 in) Siniša Ergotić 5 June 2002 Zagreb
6 September 2003 Córdoba
 South Korea 8.22 m (26 ft 11+12 in) Kim Deok-hyeon 10 June 2016 Ried
 Puerto Rico 8.19 m (26 ft 10+14 in) A Elmer Williams 11 August 1989 Bogotá
 Tajikistan 8.18 m (26 ft 10 in) Vasiliy Sokov 5 July 1988 Tallinn
 Iran 8.17 m (26 ft 9+12 in) Mohammad Arzandeh 7 July 2012 Tehran
 Kyrgyzstan 8.16 m (26 ft 9+14 in) Shamil Abbyasov 2 August 1981 Leningrad
 Kazakhstan 8.16 m (26 ft 9+14 in) Sergey Vasilenko 18 June 1988 Alma Ata
 Ecuador 8.16 m (26 ft 9+14 in) A Hugo Chila 23 November 2009 Sucre
 Albania 8.16 m (26 ft 9+14 in) NWI Izmir Smajlaj 8 May 2021 Tirana
 Lithuania 8.15 m (26 ft 8+34 in) Povilas Mykolaitis 4 June 2011 Kaunas
 Sri Lanka 8.15 m (26 ft 8+34 in) W. P. Amila Jayasiri 16 August 2016 Diyagama
 Qatar 8.13 m (26 ft 8 in) Abdulrahman Al-Nubi 21 September 2003 Manila
 Kenya 8.12 m (26 ft 7+12 in) A Jacob Katonon 23 September 1995 Johannesburg
 Hong Kong 8.12 m (26 ft 7+12 in) Chan Ming Tai 7 May 2016 Hong Kong
 Guyana 8.12 m (26 ft 7+12 in) Emanuel Archibald 11 May 2019 Kingston
 Uzbekistan 8.10 m (26 ft 6+34 in) Aleksandr Pototskiy 4 June 1992 Bryansk
Konstantin Sarnatskiy 11 October 1994 Hiroshima
 Estonia 8.10 m (26 ft 6+34 in) Erki Nool 27 May 1995 Götzis
 Peru 8.10 m (26 ft 6+34 in) A Jorge McFarlane 23 November 2009 Sucre
8.10 m (26 ft 6+34 in) José Luis Mandros 7 May 2022 Ibiza
 Norway 8.10 m (26 ft 6+34 in) A Ingar Kiplesund 17 August 2019 Monachil
 Grenada 8.09 m (26 ft 6+12 in) Eugene Licorish 5 May 1989 Port of Spain
 Indonesia 8.09 m (26 ft 6+12 in) Sapwaturrahman 26 August 2018 Jakarta
 Ethiopia 8.09 m (26 ft 6+12 in) A NWI Omod Okugn 10 March 2022 Asella
 Turkey 8.08 m (26 ft 6 in) Mesut Yavaş 24 June 2000 Istanbul
 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 8.08 m (26 ft 6 in) Clayton Latham 29 July 2008 Hamburg
 Chile 8.08 m (26 ft 6 in) Daniel Pineda 21 April 2012 Santiago de Chile
 Latvia 8.08 m (26 ft 6 in) Elvijs Misāns 12 July 2016 Saldus
 Dominica 8.08 m (26 ft 6 in) Tristan James 29 May 2022 Chula Vista
 Ireland 8.07 m (26 ft 5+12 in) Ciaran McDonagh 21 August 2005 La Chaux-de-Fonds
 Turks and Caicos Islands 8.06 m (26 ft 5+14 in) Ifeanyichukwu Otuonye 9 June 2018 Chula Vista
 New Zealand 8.05 m (26 ft 4+34 in) Bob Thomas 20 January 1968 Whangarei
 Slovakia 8.05 m (26 ft 4+34 in) Róbert Széli 6 July 1988 Budapest
 Thailand 8.05 m (26 ft 4+34 in) Supanara Sukhasvasti 10 July 2011 Kobe
 Azerbaijan 8.03 m (26 ft 4 in) Vladimir Tsepelyov 17 September 1978 Tbilisi
 Libya 8.03 m (26 ft 4 in) Mohamed Bishty 25 May 1985 Chania
 Cameroon 8.03 m (26 ft 4 in) A NWI Marcel Mayack 2 March 2019 Bafoussam
 Antigua and Barbuda 8.02 m (26 ft 3+12 in) Lester Benjamin 12 May 1984 Baton Rouge
 Kuwait 8.02 m (26 ft 3+12 in) Saleh Al-Haddad 5 May 2009 Al-Kuwait
 Malaysia 8.02 m (26 ft 3+12 in) Andre Anura 7 December 2019 New Clark City
 Tunisia 8.01 m (26 ft 3+14 in) Anis Gallali 22 August 1998 Dakar
 Iceland 8.00 m (26 ft 2+34 in) Jón Arnar Magnússon 26 August 1994 Reykjavík
 Burkina Faso 8.00 m (26 ft 2+34 in) Franck Zio 21 June 1998 Viry-Chatillon
 Togo 8.00 m (26 ft 2+34 in) A Téko Folligan 15 September 1999 Johannesburg
 Liberia 8.00 m (26 ft 2+34 in) Cadeau Kelley 18 April 2009 Ypsilanti

Women (outdoor)

NR's equal or superior to 6.75 m:

Nation Mark Athlete Date Place
 Soviet Union/
 Russia
7.52 m (24 ft 8 in) Galina Chistyakova 11 June 1988 Leningrad
 United States 7.49 m (24 ft 6+34 in) Jackie Joyner-Kersee 22 May 1994 New York City
7.49 m (24 ft 6+34 in) A 31 July 1994 Sestriere
 East Germany/
 Germany
7.48 m (24 ft 6+14 in) Heike Drechsler 9 July 1988 Neubrandenburg
8 July 1992 Lausanne
 Romania 7.43 m (24 ft 4+12 in) Anișoara Cușmir 4 June 1983 Bucharest
 Belarus 7.39 m (24 ft 2+34 in) Yelena Belevskaya 18 July 1987 Bryansk
 Kazakhstan 7.31 m (23 ft 11+34 in) Olena Khlopotnova 12 September 1985 Alma Ata
 Brazil 7.26 m (23 ft 9+34 in) A Maurren Maggi 26 July 1999 Bogotá
 Ukraine 7.24 m (23 ft 9 in) Larysa Berezhna 25 May 1991 Granada
 Lithuania 7.20 m (23 ft 7+14 in) Irena Oženko 12 September 1986 Budapest
 Nigeria 7.17 m (23 ft 6+14 in) Ese Brume 29 May 2021 Chula Vista
 Jamaica 7.16 m (23 ft 5+34 in) A Elva Goulbourne 22 May 2004 Mexico City
 Australia 7.13 m (23 ft 4+12 in) Brooke Buschkuehl 9 July 2022 Chula Vista
 Portugal 7.12 m (23 ft 4+14 in) Naide Gomes 29 July 2008 Monaco
 Italy 7.11 m (23 ft 3+34 in) Fiona May 22 August 1998 Budapest
 Serbia 7.10 m (23 ft 3+12 in) Ivana Španović 11 September 2016 Belgrade
 Austria 7.09 m (23 ft 3 in) Ludmila Ninova 5 June 1994 Seville
 British Virgin Islands 7.08 m (23 ft 2+12 in) Chantel Malone 27 March 2021 Miramar
 United Kingdom 7.07 m (23 ft 2+14 in) Shara Proctor 28 August 2015 Beijing
 Kyrgyzstan 7.06 m (23 ft 1+34 in) Tatyana Kolpakova 31 July 1980 Moscow
 Spain 7.06 m (23 ft 1+34 in) Niurka Montalvo 23 August 1999 Seville
 France 7.05 m (23 ft 1+12 in) Eunice Barber 14 September 2003 Monaco
 Greece 7.03 m (23 ft 34 in) Niki Xanthou 18 August 1997 Bellinzona
 Czechoslovakia/
 Slovakia
7.01 m (22 ft 11+34 in) Eva Murková 26 May 1984 Leningrad
 China 7.01 m (22 ft 11+34 in) Yao Weili 4 June 1993 Jinan
 Bulgaria 7.00 m (22 ft 11+12 in) Silvia Khristova-Moneva 3 August 1986 Sofia
 Cuba 6.99 m (22 ft 11 in) Lissette Cuza 3 June 2000 Jena
 Sweden 6.99 m (22 ft 11 in) Erica Johansson 5 July 2000 Lausanne
 Canada 6.99 m (22 ft 11 in) Christabel Nettey 29 May 2015 Eugene
 Poland 6.97 m (22 ft 10+14 in) Agata Karczmarek 6 August 1988 Lublin
 Puerto Rico 6.96 m (22 ft 10 in) A Madeline de Jesús 24 July 1988 Mexico City
 Denmark 6.96 m (22 ft 10 in) Renata Nielsen 5 June 1994