The music starts with the audience in the form of hand claps. The dancer is the athlete who morphs his or her shoes, legs, hips, and body into the desired gyrations on the approach runway. The gyrations are high jump rhythm approach running. They are critical for the athlete to get the tempo, pace, and rhythm correct to be successful. Continue reading “High Jump Rhythm – The Language of Flight”→
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Stefka Kostadinova, Women’s High Jump World Record Holder For 33 Years.
Stefka Kostadinova changed the women’s high jump because she dominated the competitions. Furthermore, Kostadinova came from a country that already had a world record holder. The other world record holder’s name is Lyudmila Andonova.
Javier Sotomayor, The Best High Jumper In The World.
Imagine investing your life into working out in order to chase the high jump world record. Year-after-year, you practice. Weightlifting. Coaching. Running. Sweat and pain. Day-after-day until you become a master.
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.
IAAF Athletics – Is Mariya Lasitskene still Dominant?
Is Mariya Lasitskene still dominant in the IAAF athletics high jump? Well, she’s #1 again and far ahead of second place so YES, Mariya Lasitskene reigns supreme as always! I think it’s because she runs the curve better than her competitors.