Long Jump

The long jump is one of the oldest events in the ancient and modern Olympics. It is one of the few event is sport that has sometimes known been unpredictable in amazingness, defying science and human limitations. As Bob Beamon was living proof in 1968, with his jump of 8.90 meters.

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How do you practice long jump with no sand pit?

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Use a pool, or a lawn, or your mattress, bind a pillow to your butt, anything.
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What is a good long jump for a 6 year old?

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It depends, an average that I could think of would be ~ 2-5'
Asked in Long Jump, Olympics Track and Field, Guinness World Records

Womens world record long jump?

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The Women's Long Jump World Record is currently held by Galina Chistyakova (USSR/Russia) who leaped 7.53m (24.7ft) on June 11,1988!
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When was Thomas Edison born?

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Thomas Alva Edison (1847-1931) was born on Febuary 11th, 1847 in Milan, Ohio. THOMAS Edison was borned on February 11 1847
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What is the difference between the long jump and high jump?

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The long jump is where you have a long strip of sand which you run to and jump as far as you can along it whilst the high jump is where there is a pole which the athletes have to jump over and it gets raised every time each athlete has jumped. :)
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How can you jump longer in long jump?

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Stregthen your legs doing jump squats....with little or no weight, do a squat and then come out of it as fast as you can and jump as i high as your can. Works great for improving your vertical leap as well.
Asked in Olympics, Marathon, Long Jump, London 2012 Olympics

Why is an Olympic Marathon 26 miles long?

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The 1896 Olympic marathon distance was 24.8 miles. This was the first modern Olympics, which took place in Athens Greece. According to a famous Greek legend, a Greek foot-soldier (thought by many to be Pheidippides) was sent from the plains of Marathon to Athens with the news that an army of Athenian hoplites had fought and driven off the vastly larger invading Persian army. As he approached the leaders of the city-state of Athens, he staggered and exclaimed, "Rejoice! We Conquer!" and then collapsed and died. The distance from the plains of Marathon to Athens is 24.8 miles. The marathon distance was later changed as a result of the 1908 Olympic Games in London, England. That year, King Edward VII and Queen Alexandria requested that the marathon begin at Windsor Castle (20 miles west of central London), so that the Royal family could view the start. The course distance between the castle and the Olympic Stadium in London was 26 miles. Event organizers added an extra 385 yards around the stadium track, so the competitors would finish directly in front of the King and Queen's royal viewing box.The final distance for the 1908 Olympic marathon was 26 miles, 395 yards (26.21875 miles). The Olympic marathon distance varied until 1921 when it was set at exactly 42.195 kilometres. 26 miles, 385 yards is used as the Imperial approximation (the difference is about a centimetre).
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Standard plan of long jump and triple jump?

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to jump the furthest??? :P not a very good question to understand what you want to know.
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How fast is carl Lewis?

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9.86 100 meter dash time 9.78 100 meter dash time (wind aided) 8.87 Long jump 8.91 Long jump (wind aided)
Asked in Physics, High Jump, Long Jump

Does weight affect how far you jump?

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For the same leg strength / jumping technique, weight affects how far one can jump. Acceleration = Force / Mass With more mass, you cannot accelerate yourself as much when you jump with the same force. Imagine trying to jump with a small backpack full of sand strapped to your back. Your strength hasn't changed. That is, the amount of force you can deliver hasn't changed, but your mass has. You can't jump as high.
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What male and female has the longest long jump in the world?

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As of March, 2008 the women's world record holder in the long jump is Galina Chistyakova of Russia who jumped 7.52 meters (24 feet, 8 inches) in 1988. The men's world record holder is Mike Powell at 8.95 meters (~29.4 feet)
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Does height affect the length of your jump?

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No it doesn't because the taller you are the shorter the distance you jump when you get measured
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Who holds the world record for the mens long jump?

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Mike Powell of the United States set the world's record at the 1991 World Outdoor Championships in Tokyo. Powell's jump of 8.95 meters (29 feet, 4 1/2 inches) broke the world record set by Bob Beamon at the 1968 Olympic Games in Mexico City of 8.90 meters (29 feet, 2 1/2 inches).
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What is the furthest someone has jumped for standing land jump?

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longest is 70000 feet in African by bryanna
Asked in Track and Field, Long Jump, Olympics Track and Field

Are tracks at track and field meets measured in meters or yards?

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They are measured in meters. Example, 100 meter dash, 200 meter dash, 400 meter dash, 800 meter dash, 1600 meter run, 400 meter relay, 1600 meter relay etc.
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What is the longest broad jump?

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The men's world record in the long jump is held by Mike Powell of the United States who jumped 8.95 meters in 1991. The women's world record is held by Galena Chistyakova of Russia who jumped 7.52 meters in 1988.
Asked in Olympics, High Jump, Long Jump, Olympics Track and Field

Who won the high jump competition at the 1992 Barcelona Olympic Games?

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Javier Sotomayor of Cuba won the men's high jump on fewer misses at 2.34 meters and Heike Henkel of Germany won the woman's high jump at 2.02 meters.