Marestella Torres’ 6.22m long jump performance in the recent London Olympic Games, was actually the 2nd farthest jump of a Filipina in the history of the Olympics.
The number 1 ranked Filipina is non other than, Lerma Balauitan-Gabito, who’s 2004 Athens Games performance was 6.31m.
Below is the ranking of all Filipina in the Olympic long jump competitions:
1. 6.31m Lerma Gabito, 2004 Athens
2. 6.22m Marestella Torres, 2012 London
3. 6.17m Marestella Torres, 2008 Beijing
4. 6.04m Elma Muros, 1996 Atlanta (13/25)
5. 5.64m Elma Muros, 1984 Los Angeles
6. 5.59m Visitation Ribagorda, 1960 Rome
7. 5.52m Lolita Lagrosas, 1964 Tokyo
Photocredits: Associated Press