2021 Women’s Long Jump World Rankings

A last-round comethrough saw Malaika Mihambo move from Olympic bronze to gold. (KIRBY LEE/IMAGE OF SPORT)

FOR THE THIRD YEAR IN A ROW the top spot went to Malaika Mihambo. That made her only the third ever to turn that trick, following Heike Drechsler and Brittney Reese (who holds the record at 5 straight)…

THE GERMAN STAR stumbled badly in closing her season with a 5th in the DL Final, but by then she had enough credentials — Oly gold, 3 DL wins — that there was no question as to who was No. 1… Ivana Španović just missed the Tokyo podium but finished a strong DL year with a Zürich win to capture No. 2…

DISTRESSED WITH THE last-round protocol in use (a protocol we ignored in assigning Rankings places), the veteran Reese skipped DL competition, but her Oly silver was the key to keeping the No. 3 spot. It’s the American’s 13th year in the Top 10, trailing only Drechsler’s amazing 21.

JUMP TO U.S. RANKINGS VIEW WORLD TOP 50 LIST VIEW U.S. TOP 50 LIST
1. MALAIKA MIHAMBO (Germany) (2/3/94, 5-7¼/128) (1.71/58)
6.74 | 22-1½i 1)Düsseldorf 1/31
6.77 | 22-2½i 1)Berlin WIT 2/05
6.70 | 21-11¾i 1)Ger Indoor 2/21
6.88 | 22-7i 2)Euro Indoor 3/06 1. Bekh-Romanchuk
6.68 | 21-11 1)Dessau 5/21
6.62 | 21-8¾ 1)Ger Ch 6/06
6.82 | 22-4½ 1)Florence DL 6/10
6.92 | 22-8½ 1)Leverkusen 6/27
6.86 | 22-6¼ 1)Oslo DL 7/01
7.02 | 23-½w 1)Stockholm DL 7/04
(6.77)
6.65 | 21-10 3)Gateshead2 DL 7/13 1. Bekh-Romanchuk; 2. Diame
7.00 | 22-11¾ 1)Olympic Games 8/03
(6.98q)
6.56 | 21-6¼ 5)Zürich DL 9/08 1. Spanovic; 2. Sagnia; 3. Bekh-Romanchuk; 4. Sawyers
6.70 | 21-11¾ 2)Berlin 9/12 1. Sawyers
2. IVANA ŠPANOVIĆ (Serbia) (5/10/90, 5-9¼/143) (1.76/65)
6.61 | 21-8¼i 3)Düsseldorf 1/31 1. Mihambo; 2. Sagnia
6.56 | 21-6¼i 1)Ser Indoor 2/06
6.75 | 22-1¾i 1)Balkan Indoor 2/20
6.71 | 22-¼i 1)Belgrade 2/24
6.73 | 22-1 1)Novi Sad 5/15
6.82 | 22-4½ 1)Athens 5/26
6.74 | 22-1½ 3)Florence DL 6/10 1. Mihambo; 2. Bekh-Romanchuk
6.66 | 21-10¼ 3)Oslo DL 7/01 1. Mihambo; 2. Mironchyk-Ivanova
6.88 | 22-7 2)Stockholm DL 7/04 1. Mihambo
6.91 | 22-8 4)Olympic Games 8/03 1. Mihambo; 2. Reese; 3. Brume
(7.00q)
6.85 | 22-5¾w 2)Lausanne DL 8/26 1. Sagnia
(6.76)
6.96 | 22-10 1)Zürich DL 9/08
3. BRITTNEY REESE (US) (9/9/86, 5-7/134) (1.70/61)
7.05 | 23-1¾w 2)Chula Vista 4/24 1. Malone
(6.74)
6.80 | 22-3¾ 1)Irvine 5/15
7.10 | 23-3½w 2)Chula Vista 5/29 1. Brume
(6.83)
7.13 | 23-4¾ 1)Olympic Trials 6/26
(6.86q)
6.97 | 22-10½ 2)Olympic Games 8/03 1. Mihambo
(6.86q)
4. ESE BRUME (Nigeria) (1/20/96, 5-5¾/128) (1.67/58)
6.46 | 21-2½ 1)Benin City 4/12
6.60 | 21-8 2)Irvine 5/15 1. Reese
6.45 | 21-2w 1)Ft. Worth 5/18
(6.29)
6.61 | 21-8¼ 1)Prairie View 5/25
7.17 | 23-6¼ 1)Chula Vista 5/29
6.78 | 22-3 3)ATL Marietta 7/09 1. Ugen; 2. Klishina
6.97 | 22-10½ 3)Olympic Games 8/03 1. Mihambo; 2. Reese
(6.76q)
5. MARYNA BEKH-ROMANCHUK (Ukraine) (7/18/95, 5-8½/130) (1.74/59)
6.64 | 21-9½i 2)Berlin WIT 2/05 1. Mihambo
6.70 | 21-11¾i 1)Ukr Indoor 2/11
(6.52iq)
6.92 | 22-8½i 1)Euro Indoor 3/06
6.79 | 22-3½ 2)Florence DL 6/10 1. Mihambo
6.76 | 22-2¼ 1)Ukr Ch 6/19
(6.53q)
5 | 16-5f )Oslo DL 7/01 1. Mihambo; 2. Mironchyk-Ivanova; 3. Spanovic; 4. Sawyers; 5. Johansson;
6. Irozuru; 7. Nguyen
6.79 | 22-3½ 3)Stockholm DL 7/04 1. Mihambo; 2. Spanovic
6.79 | 22-3½ 1)Gyulai Mem 7/06
6.77 | 22-2½ 1)Gateshead2 DL 7/13
6.88 | 22-7 5)Olympic Games 8/03 1. Mihambo; 2. Reese; 3. Brume; 4. Spanovic
(6.71q)
6.54 | 21-5½w 5)Lausanne DL 8/26 1. Sagnia; 2. Spanovic; 3. Sawyers; 4. Malone
6.70 | 21-11¾ 1)Padua 9/05
6.75 | 22-1¾ 3)Zürich DL 9/08 1. Spanovic; 2. Sagnia
6.44 | 21-1½ 4)Berlin 9/12 1. Sawyers; 2. Mihambo; 3. Sagnia
6. TARA DAVIS (US) (5/20/99, 5-3/120) (1.60/54)
6.24 | 20-5¾i 2)Lubbock Cl 1/16 1. Usoro
6.56 | 21-6¼i 1)Fayetteville 1/22
6.68 | 21-11i 2)Big 12 Indoor 2/26 1. Usoro
6.93 | 22-9i 1)NCAA Indoor 3/12
7.14 | 23-5¼ 1)Texas R 3/26
6.71 | 22-¼ 1)Texas v Texas A&M 4/03
6.97 | 22-10½ 1)Texas Inv 4/30
6.97 | 22-10½ 1)Big 12 5/15
6.70 | 21-11¾ 1)NCAA 6/10
(6.86wq)
7.04 | 23-1¼ 2)Olympic Trials 6/26 1. Reese
(6.68q)
6.84 | 22-5¼ 6)Olympic Games 8/03 1. Mihambo; 2. Reese; 3. Brume; 4. Spanovic; 5. Bekh-Romanchuk
(6.85q)
7. KHADDI SAGNIA (Sweden) (4/20/94, 5-8/141) (1.73/64)
6.74 | 22-1½i 2)Düsseldorf 1/31 1. Mihambo
6.82 | 22-4½i 1)Dortmund 2/07
6.64 | 21-9½i 1)Swe Indoor 2/20
6.75 | 22-1¾i 3)Euro Indoor 3/06 1. Bekh-Romanchuk; 2. Mihambo
(6.78iq)
6.72 | 22-¾ 4)Stockholm DL 7/04 1. Mihambo; 2. Spanovic; 3. Bekh-Romanchuk
3 | 9-10¼f )Gateshead2 DL 7/13 1. Bekh-Romanchuk; 2. Diame; 3. Mihambo; 4. Sawyers; 5. Irozuru;
6. Brooks; 7. Saunders; 8. Johnson-Thompson
6.67 | 21-10¾ 9)Olympic Games 8/03 1. Mihambo; 2. Reese; 3. Brume; 4. Spanovic; 5. Bekh-Romanchuk;
6. Davis; 7. Stratton; 8. Sawyers
(6.76q)
6.92 | 22-8½ 1)Lausanne DL 8/26
6.81 | 22-4¼ 1)Swe Ch 8/29
(6.93q)
6.76 | 22-2¼ 1)v Fin 9/04
6.83 | 22-5 2)Zürich DL 9/08 1. Spanovic
6.60 | 21-8 3)Berlin 9/12 1. Sawyers; 2. Mihambo
8. JAZMIN SAWYERS (Great Britain) (5/21/94, 5-3/132) (1.60/60)
6.21 | 20-4½i 1)Gothenburg 2/06
6.25 | 20-6¼i 1)Växjö 2/13
6.45 | 21-2i 1)London 2/20
6.50 | 21-4i 2)Belgrade 2/24 1. Spanovic
6.48 | 21-3¼i nq)Euro Indoor 3/05 1. Bekh-Romanchuk; 2. Mihambo; 3. Saggnia; 4. Mironchyk-Ivanova; 5. Iapachino;
6. Strati; 7. Diame; 8. Iusco
6.57 | 21-6¾ 1)Jones Mem 4/16
6.82 | 22-4½w 3)Chula Vista 4/24 1. Malone; 2. Reese
6.75 | 22-1¾w 2)Pure Athletics 5/02 1. Proctor
6.33 | 20-9¼ 5)Irvine 5/15 1. Reese; 2. Brume; 3. Payton; 4. Proctor
6.48 | 21-3¼ 11)Chula Vista 5/29 1. Brume; 2. Reese; 3. Malone; 4. Saunders; 5. Payton;
6. Jones; 7. Todd; 8. Burks; 9. Richards; 10. Nettey
6.78 | 22-3w 2)Chula Vista 5/30 1. Saunders
(6.57)
6.90 | 22-7¾ 1)Chula Vista 6/06
6.75 | 22-1¾ 1)GB Ch 6/27
6.54 | 21-5½ 4)Oslo DL 7/01 1. Mihambo; 2. Mironchyk-Ivanova; 3. Spanovic
6.57 | 21-6¾w 5)Stockholm DL 7/04 1. Mihambo; 2. Spanovic; 3. Bekh-Romanchuk; 4. Sagnia
(6.50)
6.62 | 21-8¾ 4)Gateshead2 DL 7/13 1. Bekh-Romanchuk; 2. Diame; 3. Mihambo
6.80 | 22-3¾ 8)Olympic Games 8/03 1. Mihambo; 2. Reese; 3. Brume; 4. Spanovic; 5. Bekh-Romanchuk;
6. Davis; 7. Stratton
(6.62q)
6.66 | 21-10¼ 3)Lausanne DL 8/26 1. Sagnia; 2. Spanovic
6.74 | 22-1½ 4)Zürich DL 9/08 1. Spanovic; 2. Sagnia; 3. Bekh-Romanchuk
6.31 | 20-8½ 2)Innsbruck 9/11 1. Mironchyk-Ivanova
6.73 | 22-1 1)Berlin 9/12
9. CHANTEL MALONE (British Virgin Islands) (12/2/91, 5-10¾/137) (1.80/62)
7.08 | 23-2¾ 1)Miramar 3/27
7.10 | 23-3½w 1)Chula Vista 4/24
(7.05)
7.07 | 23-2½ 3)Chula Vista 5/29 1. Brume; 2. Reese
6.65 | 21-10 4)Florence DL 6/10 1. Mihambo; 2. Bekh-Romanchuk; 3. Spanovic
6.67 | 21-10¾ 4)ATL Marietta 7/09 1. Ugen; 2. Klishina; 3. Brume
6.50 | 21-4 12)Olympic Games 8/03 1. Mihambo; 2. Reese; 3. Brume; 4. Spanovic; 5. Bekh-Romanchuk;
6. Davis; 7. Stratton; 8. Sawyers; 9. Sagnia; 10. Gittens;
11. Irozuru
(6.82q)
6.64 | 21-9½ 4)Lausanne DL 8/26 1. Sagnia; 2. Spanovic; 3. Sawyers
10. NASTASSIA MIRONCHYK-IVANOVA (Belarus) (4/13/89, 5-7¼/117) (1.71/53)
6.51 | 21-4¼i 1)Gomel 1/29
6.56 | 21-6¼i 2)Dortmund 2/07 1. Sagnia
6.73 | 22-1i 1)Blr Indoor 2/13
6.72 | 22-¾i 4)Euro Ch 3/06 1. Bekh-Romanchuk; 2. Mihambo; 3. Sagnia
(6.55iq)
6.48 | 21-3¼ 3)Dessau 5/21 1. Mihambo; 2. Kienast
6.67 | 21-10¾ 1)Brest 6/02
6.61 | 21-8¼ 5)Florence DL 6/10 1. Mihambo; 2. Bekh-Romanchuk; 3. Spanovic; 4. Malone
6.79 | 22-3½ 1)Athens 6/14
6.59 | 21-7½ 1)Blr Ch 6/25
6.72 | 22-¾ 2)Oslo DL 7/01 1. Mihambo
6.60 | 21-8 3)Gyulai Mem 7/06 1. Bekh-Romanchuk; 2. Irozuru
6.55 | 21-6 nq)Olympic Games 8/01 1. Mihambo; 2. Reese; 3. Brume; 4. Spanovic; 5. Bekh-Romanchuk;
6. Davis; 7. Stratton; 8. Sawyers; 9. Sagnia; 10. Gittens;
11. Irozuru; 12. Malone
6.48 | 21-3¼ 6)Lausanne DL 8/26 1. Sagnia; 2. Spanovic; 3. Sawyers; 4. Malone; 5. Bekh-Romanchuk
6.45 | 21-2 2)Padua 9/05 1. Bekh-Romanchuk
6.53 | 21-5¼ 6)Zürich DL 9/08 1. Spanovic; 2. Sagnia; 3. Bekh-Romanchuk; 4. Sawyers; 5. Mihambo
6.55 | 21-6 1)Innsbruck 9/11

U.S. RANKINGS
1. *Brittney Reese (Nike) 6. Malaina Payton (Oiselle)
2)Chula Vista, 1)Olympic Trials, 2)Olympic Games 1)Azusa, 5)Chula Vista V, 5)Olympic Trials
2. *Tara Davis (Texas) 7. Tiffany Flynn (unattached)
1)NCAA, 2)Olympic Trials, 6)Olympic Games 5)Miramar, 3)Miramar, 4)Olympic Trials
3. Kendell Williams (Nike) 8. Keturah Orji (Atlanta TC)
1)Towns, 1)Drake 1)Chula Vista, 1)Azusa, 7)Olympic Trials
4. Sha’Keela Saunders (adidas) 9. Jasmine Moore (Georgia)
1)Chula Vista II, 6)Olympic Trials, 7)Stockholm DL 8)NCAA Indooroor, 3)SEC, 3)NCAA
5. Quanesha Burks (adidas) 10. Jasmine Todd (Tracksmith)
4)Drake, 3)Olympic Trials, nq)Olympic Games 4)Chula Vista II, 8)Olympic Trials, 2)Azusa

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