The strange thing about high jump is that the technique changed dramatically after 1968, when Dick Fosbury used his trademark flop to win the gold medal at the Olympics in Mexico City.
Previously the scissors and straddle had been the most common jumping technique, but after the introduction of safer landing matts, the new unorthodox Fosbury Flop became the jump of choice. There are good physical reasons for this - the style allows the jumper to pass over the bar while his or her centre of mass actually passes below the bar.
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Top 10 Revealing Moments in Women's High Jump
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Kyle is photo star on NSWLA calendar. Hope it does not go to his or my head !!!
The junior boys I coach at the Ridge Athletic Track, Sutherland Shire, Sydney. Vary in age from 9 to 12.
Some clips from a recent training session.
Again looks disorganized and I guess is disorganized.
Main thing is to keep boys interested outside competition times.
Note Thibaut jumps up to 20 cms better in competition. Don't want PB at training but Dylan jumped one.
Cuban High Jumper, Javier Sotomayor, clearing the indoor world record of 7ft 11 1/2in.(2.43m) March 4th, 1989
His outdoor record is 8ft 1/2in.(2.45)
indoor meet at Carthage College 1/13/07.
Some of Hollis Conway training video ex 1990.
Well worth getting if still available.
PS Can't find it on Championship Productions. Guess it has gone out of fashion.
above and beyond jumps over a bar set at 70 inches (5'10) and dunks it to set a city slam vert record ...2006 city slam competition, above and beyond dunks
Piggy does a sprint then jumps the fence
The world record of Javier Sotomayor in slowmotion. 2.45 in Salamanca 93.
A basic video demonstration of box to box rebounds, using 3 boxes of varying height (30,40,60cm), useful for coaches and athletes of all jumping sports.
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the is a 5 year old that has a 19 inch vertical jump, check out his cousin who is a 9 year old that runs a 8.91 50m dash & 16.03 100m dash. cousins who have 4 generations of athletes in the family
Video clipts from Aldi Traveler HD 10X SD video camera.
Two days ago I had my first meet in 3 years. I jumped 7'3/2.21m and was fairly satisfied with that, although I knew I could have gone higher. I came into practice today fairly content (which is bad) but after a few jumps I knew it was only a matter of time before I was going to make 7'4/2.235m. That is possibly the best jump I've ever had... so far. I just wish I didn't have those stupid shorts on because I had about 3-5cm on it.
EDIT: Not that anyone will read this, but after getting a lot of views I'm seeing a lot of the same comments here.
Who is the girl? Yeah, let me get right on posting that.
I'm 6'4/1.93 tall, and yes I can dunk. I'm currently 26 but in these videos I was 24.
If you freeze the clips when I plant you can clearly see that the bar is well over my head. As I walk closer to the camera it looks lower. I shouldn't have to explain this.
If you still don't believe the height, believe whatever you want, it doesn't matter. I jumped 7'3 2 days prior and have another video clearing 7'4 at a meet. Regardless, it's practice and I never intended the video to have 250k+ views.
Javier Sotomayor jumps an amazing 2.45m. That's 8.03 feet.
Various elite high jumpers doing what they do best