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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.

Athletics, BEAMON, Bob, long jump, Mexico 1968, Surprises, United States of America, Men,

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