I have well and truly caught the bug for researching all-round talents.

After compiling the list of best female sprinters, I set about doing the same for jumpers. Well, ‘pole-less’ jumpers, as I’m not including the pole vault. Otherwise it would be a short list indeed.

As was the case with the other list, all of the points totals are based on the IAAF scoring tables. Where appropriate, altitude marks have been included, as have indoor marks, but wind-assisted marks do not count. Nor do any performances set under the influence of drugs.

Listed below are the top 40 men and women. I may well have missed a few, so if you can spot any ommissions or errors, please do get in touch or leave a comment below.

Each of the spreadsheets I’ve compiled cover about 80 athletes, and there were a few notable athletes who missed out on making the top 40. They include Teddy Tamgho (3134 points), Dalton Grant (3100), Allen Johnson (3068), Steve Smith (3046) and Stefan Holm (2873). Missing out on the women’s list were Larisa Nikitina (3189), Naide Gomes (3171), Ruth Beitia (3150), Kelly Sotherton (3115), Irina Privalova (3079) and Kajsa Bergqvist (3021).

Pos
Score
Athlete
High jump
Long jump
Triple jump
13458Christian Olsson2.28 (1147)7.71 (1065)17.83i (1246)
23455Erick Walder2.11 (991)8.74 (1283)17.24i (1181)
33429Jacob Katonon2.24 (1110)8.12 (1151)17.12 (1168)
43409Miguel Pate2.18i (1055)8.59i (1251)16.52i (1103)
53408Jadel Gregorio2.10 (982)8.22 (1172)17.90 (1254)
63400Richard Duncan2.25 (1120)8.19 (1166)16.62 (1114)
73397Godfrey Mokoena2.10 (982)8.50 (1232)17.25 (1183)
83385Mike Powell2.16 (1037)8.95 (1328)15.75 (1020)
93378Patrik Sjoberg2.42 (1278)7.72 (1067)15.87 (1033)
103375Lisvany Perez2.29 (1157)7.79 (1082)16.82 (1136)
113374Hollis Conway2.40i (1259)7.64 (1050)16.17 (1065)
123373Willie Banks2.08 (963)8.11 (1149)17.97 (1261)
133364Thomas Eriksson2.32 (1185)7.81 (1086)16.43 (1093)
143350Maris Bruziks2.15 (1027)7.91 (1107)17.56 (1216)
153349Rogel Nachum2.18 (1055)7.96 (1117)17.20 (1177)
163337Nelson Evora2.07i (954)8.10 (1147)17.74 (1236)
173334Mickael Hanany2.34 (1203)7.83 (1090)15.94 (1041)
183332Charles Clinger2.35 (1213)7.62i (1046)16.24i (1073)
193328Fabrizio Schembri2.18 (1055)7.82 (1088)17.27 (1185)
203315Ricky Robertson2.32 (1185)7.69i (1061)16.20 (1069)
213311Ryan Grinnell2.20 (1073)7.88 (1101)16.83 (1137)
223301Andreas Pohle2.15i (1027)7.97 (1120)16.99 (1154)
233299Kane Brigg2.24 (1110)7.58 (1037)16.97 (1152)
243293Charlie Simpkins2.18 (1055)7.35 (989)17.86 (1249)
253290Raul Spank2.33 (1194)7.36i (991)16.54i (1105)
263278Julian Reid2.10 (982)8.08 (1143)16.98 (1153)
273276Nick Ross2.31i (1175)7.73 (1069)15.86 (1032)
283268Dragutin Topic2.38 (1241)7.48i (1017)15.66 (1010)
293260Hui-Fang Nai2.06 (945)8.34 (1198)16.65 (1117)
293260Zsolt Czingler2.16 (1037)7.60 (1042)17.24 (1181)
313247Andrew Howe2.06 (945)8.47 (1226)16.27 (1076)
313247Bela Bakosi2.08 (963)7.88 (1101)17.25i (1183)
333245Chris Huffins2.18 (1055)8.01 (1128)16.14 (1062)
343236Yoandri Betanzos2.10 (982)7.51i (1023)17.69i (1231)
353230Roman Novotny2.17i (1046)8.22 (1172)15.67i (1012)
363228Wilbert Walker2.05 (936)8.13 (1153)16.85 (1139)
363228Momchil Karailiev2.08i (963)7.71i (1065)17.41 (1200)
373226Steinar Hoen2.36i (1222)7.35 (989)15.70 (1015)
393223Sergey Ivanov2.25 (1120)7.26 (971)16.79 (1132)
403221Antonio Corgos2.08 (963)8.23 (1175)16.33i (1083)

Pos
Score
Athlete
High jump
Long jump
Triple jump
13519Olga Rypakova1.92 (1120)6.85 (1171)15.25 (1228)
23516Tatyana Lebedeva1.80 (1000)7.33 (1276)15.36i (1240)
33490Inessa Kravets1.75 (950)7.37 (1285)15.50 (1255)
43482Sarka Kasparkova1.95i (1151)6.56 (1108)15.20 (1223)
53479Heike Drechsler1.88 (1080)7.48 (1309)13.94i (1090)
63476Caterine Ibarguen1.93 (1130)6.73 (1145)14.99 (1201)
73475Carolina Kluft1.95 (1151)6.97 (1197)14.29 (1127)
83455Jackie Joyner-Kersee1.93 (1130)7.49 (1312)13.20 (1013)
93453Iva Prandzheva1.85 (1050)6.90 (1182)15.18 (1221)
103442Yevgeniya Zhdanova1.98 (1181)6.69 (1136)14.27 (1125)
113419Chaunte Lowe2.05 (1252)6.90 (1182)12.93 (985)
123396Ma Miaolan1.89 (1090)6.97 (1197)14.12 (1109)
133384Tetyana Shchurenko1.93 (1130)6.68i (1134)14.22 (1120)
143383Yelena Lebedenko1.85i (1050)6.75 (1149)14.83i (1184)
153377Olga Bolshova1.97 (1171)6.45 (1084)14.24 (1122)
163376Trecia Smith1.81 (1010)6.74 (1147)15.16 (1219)
173372Yamile Aldama1.88 (1080)6.34 (1060)15.29 (1232)
183355Iolanda Chen1.71 (911)7.16 (1239)15.03i (1205)
193354Lyudmila Kolchanova1.82 (1020)7.21 (1250)13.88 (1084)
203353Hanne Haugland2.01 (1211)6.48 (1091)13.56 (1051)
213351Emma Green2.01 (1211)6.41 (1076)13.69 (1064)
223348Brittney Reese1.88i (1080)7.25 (1259)13.16 (1009)
233345Helga Radtke1.75 (950)7.21 (1250)14.46 (1145)
243343Carlota Castrejana1.89 (1090)6.47 (1089)14.64i (1164)
253314Hyleas Fountain1.90 (1100)6.89 (1180)13.40 (1034)
253314Fiona May1.72 (921)7.11 (1228)14.65 (1165)
273310Tatyana Kotova1.75 (950)7.42 (1296)13.69i (1064)
283308Terri Hairston1.90 (1100)6.74 (1147)13.66 (1061)
293279Tia Hellebaut2.05i (1252)6.44 (1082)12.54i (945)
303277Urszula Wlodarczyk1.86 (1060)6.63 (1123)13.98 (1094)
313273Erica Johansson1.78 (980)6.99 (1202)13.95 (1091)
323270Katarina Johnson-Thompson1.96i (1161)6.81i (1162)12.56i (947)
333255Valentina Gotovska1.97 (1171)6.91 (1184)12.11 (900)
333255Vanessa Gladone1.83 (1030)6.59 (1115)14.13 (1110)
353254Ringa Ropo1.88 (1080)6.85 (1171)13.10 (1003)
363249Hrysopiyi Devetzi1.64 (842)6.85i (1171)15.32 (1236)
373235Yelena Sinchukova1.68 (881)7.20 (1248)14.09 (1106)
383232Martyna Bielawska1.90 (1100)6.24 (1039)13.97 (1093)
393224Malgorzata Trybanska1.72 (921)6.80 (1160)14.44 (1143)
403224Rita Inancsi1.87 (1070)6.78 (1156)13.05i (998)

2 Comments

  1. UNKNOWN says: January 20, 2014 • 00:33:52

    What about James Jenkins in the mix. 2.16 HIGH JUMP. 16.50i/16.79w Triple Jump, 7.45 Long Jump. You left him out.

  2. Jon Mulkeen says: January 20, 2014 • 09:51:32

    Re: James Jenkins – he is on my master spreadsheet, but his score of 3140 isn’t enough to make the top 40.

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