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  • Bob Beamon - Long Jump men | Video

    Bob Beamon - Long Jump men

    The long jump in Mexico featured an outstanding field. All three medallists from the 1964 Games had returned, along with strong challengers from East Germany, Australia and the Soviet Union. The narrow favourite, though, was another newcomer – the American Bob Beamon, from New York.
  • Bob de Jong Wins First Olympic Gold | Video

    Bob de Jong Wins First Olympic Gold

    For 13 minutes and 1.57 seconds, Bob de Jong skates with only one goal in mind, to earn his first gold. Eight years after winning his first medal, silver in Nanago 1998, Bob becomes an Olympic champion in the 10000m event, beating world record holder Chad Hedrick. Speed Skating Men's 10000m Final - Turin 2006 Winter Olympics - Bob de Jong (NED), Chad Hedrick (USA), Carl Verheijen (NED)
  • Bob de Jong Dominates the Longest of the Races | Video

    Bob de Jong Dominates the Longest of the Races

    In the longest of the races, the men's 10000m, It's Bob de Jong who receives the gold medal in 13 minutes and 1.57 seconds, becoming the only Dutchman to win a men's speed skating title at these Olympics. American Chad Hedrick finishes second in 13:05.40, over 3 seconds quicker than Carl Verheijen of Netherlands, who settles for bronze. Speed Skating Men's 10000m Final - Turin 2006 Winter Olympics - Bob de Jong (NED), Chad Hedrick (USA), Carl Verheijen (NED)
  • Bob Bowman's Top 5 Tips | Video

    Bob Bowman's Top 5 Tips

    How do Michael Phelps, Yelena Isinbayeva and Usain Bolt prepare for competition? Do they have any special tips? What do they do to be in ‘the zone’, relax and stay focused? What are the most important things they do on the big day and how do they get their body ready for that very particular moment? Watch this video and you’ll find out…
  • USA brothers win doubles tennis gold - highlights | Video

    USA brothers win doubles tennis gold - highlights

    London 2012 - USA tennis-playing brothers Bob and Mike Bryan win their first Olympic gold as they take on Michael Llodra and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France in the men's doubles. Watch highlights of the final.
  • Men's doubles final at Wimbledon - full replay | Video

    Men's doubles final at Wimbledon - full replay

    London 2012 - USA tennis-playing brothers Bob and Mike Bryan win their first Olympic gold as they take on Michael Llodra and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France in the men's doubles. Watch the final in full.
  • King crowned high jump champion | Video

    King crowned high jump champion

    The men’s high jump at the Olympic Games of 1928 was a strikingly different event to that of today. The now ubiquitous Fosbury Flop, perfected by the American jumper Dick Fosbury to great success at the 1968 Games in Mexico City, was many decades away and the jumpers in Holland used a variety of spectacular techniques with which to clear the bar. Many used an elaborate scissor-kick style, which required a remarkable piece of athleticism and agility to clear the formidable heights, with the winner in Amsterdam expected to go close to the magical barrier of two metres. American Bob King had a technique all of his own. He had had a glittering collegiate career with Stanford and led a strong American field event contingent in Amsterdam.Expectation was high with all but one of the previously contested high jump gold medals going to American athletes. A 35-man field for the qualifying round prolonged the event into a five-hour marathon by the end, with 18 athletes battling their way through to the final round. The bar reached 1.91m and only five athletes made successful clearances. Japan’s Mikio Oda, who won the triple jump gold medal in Amsterdam, bowing out after failing at that height. King and two American team-mates remained alongside Frenchman Claude Menard and Simeon Toribio of the Phillipines. While his rivals persisted with the traditional scissor kick, King’s technique gave him the edge. He ran in at an angle, raising his right leg level with the bar before tucking his left underneath. With the bar raised to 1.94m and the officials wrapped up warm in the evening chill, King recorded the only successful clearance but not until the bar performed a nerve-jangling wobble after the American clipped it with his trailing leg.
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