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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.
  • Mexico 1968 Athletics Long Jump Final | Video

    Mexico 1968 Athletics Long Jump Final

    Bob Beamon's first jump of the final in Mexcio 1968 was so long that the optical measuring device slid off its rail before reaching Beamon's mark. Using an old-fashioned steel tape, the officials announced the distance as 8.90m. Beamon collapsed, overcome by emotion.
  • Irving Saladino of Panama Claims Gold in Long Jump | Video

    Irving Saladino of Panama Claims Gold in Long Jump

    In October 2016, Wilfredo MARTINEZ of Cuba, competing in the Athletics Men's Long Jump event, in which he ranked 5th, has been disqualified from the Games of the XXIX Olympiad. Irving Saladino leaps to gold for Panama in the men's long jump. Khotso Mokoena of South Africa registers a jump of 8.24m in the fourth round, but Saladino puts in an effort of 8.34m which secures first place. Ibrahim Camejo of Cuba claims the bronze in a tight challenge for third. Athletics Long Jump Men Final - Beijing 2008 - Irving Saladino (PAN), Khotso Mokoena (RSA), Ibrahim Camejo (CUB)
  • Athletics - Long Jump Women - Rio 2016 Olympic Games | Video

    Athletics - Long Jump Women - Rio 2016 Olympic Games

    Highlights of the Athletics - Long Jump Women on Day 12 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium on August 17, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
  • Athletics - Long Jump Men - Rio 2016 Olympic Games | Video

    Athletics - Long Jump Men - Rio 2016 Olympic Games

    Highlights of the Athletics - Long Jump Men on Day 8 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium on August 13, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
  • Athletics Men Long Jump Final Atlanta 1996 – Lewis | Video

    Athletics Men Long Jump Final Atlanta 1996 – Lewis

    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.
  • Reese leaps to long jump gold for USA | Video

    Reese leaps to long jump gold for USA

    In October 2017, Anna NAZAROVA of Russian Federation, competing in the Athletics Women's Long Jump event, in which she ranked 5th, has been disqualified from the XXX Olympic Summer Games in London, in 2012 by the IOC Disciplinary Commission chaired by Mr Oswald. Please note that such decision is subject to appeal to the Court of Arbitration of Sport (CAS). London 2012 - Brittney Reese claims victory in the women's Long Jump. Reese managed just two legal jumps from six attempts, but the first of those permitted efforts was 7.12m in the second round and proved enough to win after Russia's Elena Sokolova was unable to improve on her best of 7.07m, also achieved in the second round.
  • Top 3 - Triple Jump | Video

    Top 3 - Triple Jump

    Celebrating its centenary on the Olympic programme at Atlanta 1996, the men’s triple jump competition served up a record-breaking and thrilling encounter between two of the discipline’s all-time greats.
  • 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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