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Britain’s triple leap into Olympic glory - Jonathan Edwards - Athletics 1:06

During the Atlanta 1996 Olympic Games, British triple jumper Jonathan Edwards took the silver medal with an impressive 17.88m. As a previous World Champion and favorite for the Olympic gold medal, he would come back striving for gold next time.

 

Edwards arrived in Sydney as the world record holder but also the oldest athlete in his event. Could he make it and take Great Britain to the highest position of the podium?

 

With his 17.71m third attempt jump he did just that, and became an Olympic gold medalist in Sydney, an unforgettable moment both for him and Olympic fans around the world.


 

6/26/2012 11:41:00 AM

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