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Medal count by country in the Women's Long Jump at the Summer Olympics 1948-2016

The Women's Long Jump has been a regular event at the Summer Olympics since its introduction in 1948. Since then, athletes representing the United States have won the most gold medals, with three in total, while athletes representing the Soviet Union have won the most medals in total, with ten. When the totals of athletes representing Germany, East Germany and West Germany are combined, then German athletes have won the most gold medals, with five in total, and when Russia and the Soviet Union's total medals are combined then they total at fifteen. Heike Drechsler is the most successful athlete in this competition, winning two gold medals for Germany in 1992 and 2000, to go with the silver medal she won for East Germany in 1988. Two athletes have been stripped of medals won in this event, these were the US' Marion Jones, who was stripped of the bronze medal she won in 2000 (along with four other medals), and Russia's Tatyana Lebedeva, who was stripped of the silver medal she won in 2008 (although her gold medal in the 2004 event remains unaffected).

Medal count by country in the Women's Long Jump at the Summer Olympics from 1948 to 2016

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Sources

Release date

2020

Region

Worldwide

Survey time period

1948 to 2016

Supplementary notes

*No longer exists/competes at the Olympics.
**Includes the Unified Team of 1992 (which was made up of athletes from all former Soviet States, except the three Baltic states).
***Includes the United Team of Germany (1956-1964), but does not include East or West Germany.
This data was collected using the official Olympic.org site, as well as a spreadsheet from the Guardian that includes data from 1896-2008 (available here), 2012 and 2016 data was compared with that from Encyclopaedia Britannica, and several news outlets were used to update the table when medals were reassigned (i.e. for doping offenses).

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