Valery Brumel

Brumel, Valery: High Jumper Spotlight – the godfather of the straddle….

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.