The high jump approach accumulates energy in order to move momentum upward. Additionally, the shape of the approach is important because physics says the shape contributes to lift. The shape of the approach is called the J approach because it looks like a “J”.
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.
Fosbury Flop technique exists because humans aren’t meant to fly. Our ancestors developed other skills like running and hiding to gather food and prevent demise. The stratosphere and soaring jumpers were not in the equation.
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.