Judith ("Jodi") Anderson (born November 10, 1957, in Chicago, Illinois) is a retired heptathlete from the United States. While attending college at California State University, Northridge,[1] Anderson qualified for the 1980 U.S. Olympic team, but did not compete due to the U.S. Olympic Committee's boycott of the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow, Russia. She was one of 461 athletes to receive a Congressional Gold Medal instead.[2] She set the world's best year performance in the women's long jump in 1981. She did compete for her native country at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, California.[citation needed]


  1. ^ Ortega, John (September 11, 1994). "Cal State Northridge All-time Track And Field Leaders". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved January 2, 2019.
  2. ^ Caroccioli, Tom; Caroccioli, Jerry (2008). Boycott: Stolen Dreams of the 1980 Moscow Olympic Games. Highland Park, IL: New Chapter Press. pp. 243–253. ISBN 978-0942257403.
Sporting positions Preceded by Tatyana Kolpakova Women's Long Jump Best Year Performance 1981 Succeeded by Valy Ionescu