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Athletics Men Long Jump Final Atlanta 1996 – Lewis 2:20

Injuries to leading long jumpers Mike Powell and Iván Pedroso allow an in form Carl Lewis to thrill his home country with a gold medal winning jump in Atlanta. His leap of 8.50m is 21 cm better than Jamaica’s James Beckford and he becomes the third Olympian to win the same individual event on four occasions.

7/19/1996 12:00:00 AM