What is long jump?

  • (noun): The act of jumping as far as possible from a running start.
    Synonyms: broad jump
    See also — Additional definitions below

Long Jump

The long jump (formerly commonly called the "broad jump") is a track and field event in which athletes combine speed, strength, and agility in an attempt to leap as far as possible from a take off point. This event has been an Olympic medal event since the first modern Olympics in 1896 (a medal event for women since 1948) and has a history in the Ancient Olympic Games.

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Athletics At The 1984 Summer Olympics – Women's Long Jump - See Also
1982 Women's European Championships Long Jump (Athens) 1983 Women's World Championships Long Jump (Helsinki) 1986 Women's European Championships Long Jump (Stuttgart) 1987 Women's ...
South Africa At The 2008 Summer Paralympics - Athletics
... discus, javelin) Chanelle van Zyl (discus, javelin, shot put) Ilse Hayes (long jump, 100 m, 200 m) David Roos (100 m, 200 m, long jump) Oscar Pistorius (100 m, 200 m, 400 m) Arnu Fourie (100 m, 200 m) Nicholas ...
Long Jump On Coinage
... One of the recent samples is the €10 Greek Long Jump commemorative coin, minted in 2003 to commemorate the 2004 Summer Olympics ... while the ancient athlete in the background is shown while starting off his jump, as he is seen on a black-figure vase of the 5th century BC ...
Sandy Duncan (athlete)
... sports officials of his generation, as the long-serving general secretary of the British Olympic Association ... Malvern College, where his ability at the long jump was quickly evident — he won the London Athletic Club’s schools championships with a record leap of 22 ft ... In the AAA championships he came in the top six in the long jump every year from 1932 to 1937, finishing second in 1934 ...
Lex Gillette
... He competed in the 2004 Summer Paralympics, where he won silver in the Men's Long Jump F11 event ... At the 2008 Summer Paralympics in Beijing, he won a silver medal in the Men's Long Jump F11 event and finished fifth in the Men's Triple jump F11 he competed in 100m and 200m sprint events but did not ... At the 2012 Summer Paralympics, he won a third consecutive silver Long Jump medal ...

More definitions of "long jump":

  • (noun): A competition that involves jumping as far as possible from a running start.
    Synonyms: broad jump

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