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
Jun 28, 2015 ... The long jump was part of the first Olympics in ancient Greece and also was
featured in the first modern games in 1896. Although the long jump ...
The long jump has been in the history of track and field since the ancient ... The
long jump is also notable for two of the longest-standing ...
Aug 16, 2016 ... Long jump. athletics. Written By: The Editors of Encyclopædia Britannica. Last
Updated: 8-16-2016 See Article History. Alternative Title: broad ...
Long jump. The long jump was not practiced as a separate event, but was part of
the pentathlon. The jumper landed, just as today, in a sandpit. It was created by ...
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, ...
A plausible explanation for the ancient long jump records from Greek antiquity ...
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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.
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.