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High Jump Approach Importance

Most Of The High Jump Is The Approach Run The high jump approach is approximately 90% of the high jump. Almost all of what a high jumper needs to do to clear the bar happens in the approach. Once a jumper is air-born, they become a projectile and there is little to do to change […]

Valery Brumel
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Brumel, Valery: High Jumper Spotlight

Brumel: Godfather Of The Straddle Technique Valery Brumel captivated even the enemies of his native country, the dreaded Soviet Union. My family, for example, celebrated American independence and liberty heroicly. But my father always talked about the battles between John Thomas and Brumel passionately and even celebrated Brumel. "Who was this Brumel character", I wondered … Continue reading

Fosbury Flop
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Fosbury Flop: How To Maneuver In The Air

High jump technique after liftoff is 10% of the jump and the flight determines your success.

High Jump Takeoff Diagram
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High Jump Takeoff

The Jumper Must Jump! When does a high jumper realize if the jump will be successful? High jump takeoff is when a high jumper knows the truth. Takeoff is time for blast off and the culmination of everything the jumper did in the approach will soon be realized during the launch. The flight will go up … Continue reading

IAAF: Mutaz Barshim
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Mutaz Nearly Get’s The World Record

Mutaz Essa Barshim Comes Close To Breaking The High Jump World Record. The men's outdoor high jump world record nearly falls. Mutaz Essa Barshim barely clipped his first attempt at 2.46 meters on July 2 in Hungary. Barshim has been a high jump superstar since he burst onto the scene in 2009 and is the … Continue reading

Penultimate Step For High Jump
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Penultimate Step

The Mysterious Penultimate Step. What could be controversial, argued, and still misunderstood in high jump technique and high jump coaching? The penultimate step of course! Coaches see the step differently and often, have different opinions about the second-to-last step's purpose. Penultimate Step Definition. The penultimate step or penultimate stride is the second to last step … Continue reading

Stefka Kostadinova
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Stefka Kostadinova Who?

Stefka Kostadinova, Women's High Jump World Record Holder For 33 Years. Stefka Kostadinova changed the women's high jump in the 80's and 90's because she dominated the competitions. Furthermore, Kostadinova came from a country that already had a world record holder in the women's high jump, Lyudmila Andonova. The country is Bulgaria and this is high … Continue reading

Vladimir Yashchenko
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The High Jump Record Will Be Broken

Vladimir Yashchenko Proved The High Jump Record Should Be Higher Most high jump experts believe the high jump record is unbreakable. After all, it's stood firm since 1993, 25 years ago. Javier Sotomayor set the seemingly unattainable high jump record of 8'½" (2.45m) in Spain. Who's Come CloseTo Breaking The High Jump Record? Mutaz Essa Barshim came … Continue reading

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High Jump: Running The Curve

running the high jump approach curve correctly

High Jump World Record - Sotomayor
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The Men’s High Jump World Record Is How Old?

Javier Sotomayer, The Greatest High Jumper Of All-Time. The men's high jump world record is how old? The men's high jump world record was set on July 27, 1993, by the greatest high jumper of all time - Javier Sotomayor! On October 13, 1967, Sotomayor was born in Limonar, Cuba. Sotomayor is the only man … Continue reading