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J Approach: β€œJ” Doesn’t Always Mean Jump

The J Approach Uses A “J” Shape.

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”.

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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 because she dominated the competitions.Β Furthermore, Kostadinova came from a country that already had a world record holder. The other world record holder’s name is Lyudmila Andonova.

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The High Jump World Record Is How Old?

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.

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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.Β 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.

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Fosbury Flop: How To Maneuver In The Air

Fosbury Flop Tips To Raise The Crossbar.


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.

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Mutaz Essa Barshim 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.

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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’Β½” (2.45m) in Spain. Continue reading “The High Jump Record Will Be Broken”

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IAAF Athletics: Top Women High Jumpers

IAAF Athletics – Is Mariya Lasitskene still Dominant?

IAAF Athletics - Mariya Lasitskene
IAAF Athletics – Mariya Lasitskene

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.

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IAAF: Top Men High Jumpers of 2018

IAAF – How High Did Barshim Go This Time?

IAAF - Barshim
IAAF – Barshim

Mutaz Essa Barshim clears 2.40m again in IAAF competition. He nearly broke the world record as well.Β 

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