An extraordinary standard was evident after the first six jumps of the final, by which time Beverly Kinch’s new Commonwealth record of 6.90 was good enough only for fourth place. The leader on 7.00 was world record holder Cusmir, while in second place was Carol Lewis, younger sister of Carl .
In round 2, European Junior Champion Daute overtook Cusmir with her 7.02. The Romanian countered with 7.15w in the third, but the GDR jumper, only 18, immediately followed with 7.27w despite falling back.
The fourth round saw Proskuryakova move into third place on 6.92, into a headwind. Cusmir and Daute each produced 7m leaps, but neither improved. Lewis did: 7.04w to go into third. No-one improved in the last two rounds except Proskuryakova, whose final effort of 7.02 solidified her fourth place. Daute finished in style with a windy 7.22.
Qualification - Saturday 13.08
Mark 6.40m - 12 Athletes passed and advanced to Final.