Iolanda BALAS

Romania ROU

Athletics

  • Olympic Medals
    2 G
  • Games participations
    3
  • First Olympic Games
    Melbourne 1956
  • Year of Birth
    1936
Olympic Results

Biography

Iolanda BALAS

Iolanda Balas completely dominated women's high jumping between 1957 and 1967.

Breaking world records over and over again

She won an incredible 140 consecutive competitions and broke the world record 14 times. Her 1961 record of 1.91 metres remained unbeaten for ten years. Balas was equally successful at the Olympic Games. In 1960 she jumped 1.85m to win the gold medal by 14 centimetres. She defended her title in 1964, winning by 10 centimetres with a final leap of 1.90m.

Olympic Results

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Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Tokyo 1964

G
High Jump
High Jump Athletics
Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Rome 1960

G
High Jump
High Jump Athletics
Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Melbourne 1956

#5
High Jump
High Jump Athletics