The long jump is a track and field event in which athletes combine speed,
strength, and agility in an attempt to leap as far as possible ...
History. The origins of the long jump can be traced to the Olympics in Ancient
Greece, when athletes carried weights in each hand. These were swung forward
Read; View All Media (11) · View History; Edit; Feedback ... Long jump, also
called broad jump, sport in athletics (track-and-field) consisting of a horizontal
List of world records for the long jump event. ... 2.5 inches), achieved at the
altitude of Mexico City, was one of the great performances in Olympic history.
The long jump has, fittingly, the longest history of the jumping events, dating to
the ancient Greek Olympics. The pole vault evolved in the Netherlands, where ...
Aug 19, 2010 ... Long jump history arches back thousands of years to the ancient Olympic Games
in Greece. In those days it was a part of the pentathlon event, ...
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Dec 21, 2008 ... Fourth and fifth rounds including the two longest jumps in history, shown back to
back, by two different athletes! This was probably the best field ...
Olympic Long Jump Men - find video highlights photos news events Olympic and
World Records ... Chart Historical Results View all long jump men Medalists ...
Aug 4, 2012 ... Medal-winning long jumps on a more familiar scale. Here are all the medal-
winning jumps of the Olympic Games since 1896 (including the ...
On this day in History, Jesse Owens wins long jump–and respect–in Germany on
Aug 04, 1936. Learn more about what happened today on History.