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High Jumper
The high jump is a track and field event in which competitors must jump unaided over a horizontal bar placed at measured heights without dislodging it. In its modern most practised format, a bar is placed between two standards with a crash mat for landing. In the modern era, athletes run towards the bar and use the Fosbury Flop
Fosbury Flop
method of jumping, leaping head first with their back to the bar. Since ancient times, competitors have introduced increasingly effective techniques to arrive at the current form. The discipline is, alongside the pole vault, one of two vertical clearance events to feature on the Olympic athletics programme. It is contested at the World Championships in Athletics
World Championships in Athletics
and IAAF
IAAF
World Indoor Championships, and is a common occurrence at track and field meetings
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High Jump (other)
The high jump is a field event in athletics. High jump, High Jump, or highjump may also refer to:Contents1 Arts, entertainment, and media 2 Military expedition 3 Sports 4 See alsoArts, entertainment, and media[edit]High Jump (film), a 1959 British film High Jump (game), two-player strategy boardgame from Somalia Highjump (Transformers), a member of the MicromastersMilitary expedition[edit]Operation Highjump, 1946–7 U.S
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Vladimir Yashchenko
Vladimir Ilyich Yashchenko (Russian: Владимир Ильич Ященко) or Volodymyr Yashchenko (Ukrainian: Володимир Ященко) (12 January 1959 – 30 November 1999) was a Ukrainian member of the Soviet national team and former world record holder in the high jump (233 cm, 234 cm and 235 cm). He first broke the record at age 18 with a jump at 233 cm, at the USA- USSR
USSR
junior dual meet in Richmond, Virginia, 1977.[1][2] He won the 1978 European Championships high jump competition with a jump of 230 cm.[1] On 12 March 1978 he achieved the highest mark using the straddle technique. In 1979 he suffered a severe knee injury and his career was effectively over at the age of 20.[3] Yashchenko died from cirrhosis at the age of 40.[1] References[edit]^ a b c Reineri, Giorgio (1999-12-01) Volodomir Yashchenko the last King of the Straddle. IAAF
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John Thomas (high Jumper)
John Curtis Thomas (March 3, 1941 – January 15, 2013)[1] was an American track and field athlete who set several world records in the high jump using the straddle technique. As a youth, he earned the Eagle Scout award. At the age of 17, while a freshman at Boston University, Thomas became the first man to clear 7 feet (2.13 m) indoors. He subsequently pushed the world indoor record to 7'1½" (2.17 m), and broke the world outdoor record three times, with a career best jump of 7'3¾" (2.22 m) in 1960 while just 20 years old. Thomas' meteoric career briefly captivated the track world, but he failed to win an Olympic gold medal, despite being favored to win in the both 1960 and 1964 Games. In 1960, he settled for the bronze medal behind Russia's Robert Shavlakadze (gold), and Valeriy Brumel (silver). In 1964 he was again beaten by Brumel, who cleared the same top height as Thomas, but was declared the winner based on fewer misses at lower heights
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Valeriy Brumel
Valeriy Nikolayevich Brumel (Russian: Валерий Николаевич Брумель; 14 April 1942 – 26 January 2003)[2] was a Soviet high jumper. The 1964 Olympic champion and multiple world record holder, he is regarded as one of the greatest athletes ever to compete in the high jump. His international career was ended by a motorcycle accident in 1965.[1]Contents1 Biography 2 Personal life 3 References 4 External linksBiography[edit] Brumel was born in a far eastern Siberian village to a family of geologists exploring the region.[3] They later moved to Lugansk and taught at a local university. Brumel took up the high jump at 12 in Lugansk, coached by P. S. Shtein. Aged 16 he cleared 2 metres (6 ft 7 in) using the then dominant straight-leg straddle technique. He improved his skills under the coaching of V. M. Dyachkov in Moscow. In 1960 he broke the USSR record, 2.17 metres (7 ft 1 in), and was selected to the Olympic team
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Ethel Catherwood
Ethel Hannah Catherwood (April 28, 1908 – September 26, 1987) was a Canadian athlete. Born in Hannah, North Dakota, United States, Ethel Catherwood
Ethel Catherwood
was raised and educated in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, where she excelled at baseball, basketball and track and field athletics. In 1926, as a student at Bedford Road Collegiate, she equalled a Canadian record for high jump at the Saskatoon city track and field championships.[1] On Labour Day of the same year, she broke the British-held high jump world record. In 1928, she became a member of the Matchless Six, a group of 6 Canadian women who competed at the 1928 Summer Olympics
1928 Summer Olympics
in Amsterdam, the first Olympics to allow female competitors in athletics. Catherwood took home a gold medal in high jump, clearing 1.59 metres (5.2 ft).[2] There was considerable focus on her physical attributes during the Games earning her the nickname "Saskatoon Lily"
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1928 Summer Olympics
The 1928 Summer Olympics
1928 Summer Olympics
(Dutch: Olympische Zomerspelen 1928), officially known as the Games of the IX Olympiad, was an international multi-sport event that was celebrated from 28 July to 12 August 1928 in Amsterdam, Netherlands. The city of Amsterdam
Amsterdam
had previously bid for the 1920 and 1924 Olympic Games, but were obliged to give way to war-torn Antwerp
Antwerp
in Belgium
Belgium
for the 1920 Games and Pierre de Coubertin's Paris
Paris
for the 1924 Games. The only other candidate city for the 1928 Olympics was Los Angeles, which would eventually be selected to host the Olympics four years later
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National Collegiate Athletic Association
The National Collegiate Athletic Association
National Collegiate Athletic Association
(NCAA)[a] is a non-profit organization which regulates athletes of 1,281 institutions and conferences. It also organizes the athletic programs of many colleges and universities in the United States
United States
and Canada, and helps more than 480,000 college student-athletes who compete annually in college sports. The organization is headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana. In its 2016-17 fiscal year the NCAA took in $1.06 billion dollars in revenue, over 82% of which was generated by the Division I Men's Basketball
Basketball
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University Of Maryland, College Park
Coordinates: 38°59′15″N 76°56′24″W / 38.98750°N 76.94000°W / 38.98750; -76.94000University of Maryland, College ParkFormer names Maryland
Maryland
Agricultural College (1856–1916) Maryland

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Oregon State University
Oregon
Oregon
State University
University
(OSU) is a coeducational, public research university in the northwest United States, located in Corvallis, Oregon. The university offers more than 200 undergraduate degree programs along with a variety of graduate and doctoral degrees. It is also the largest university in the state, with a total enrollment exceeding 28,000. More than 230,000 people have graduated from OSU since its founding.[5] The Carnegie Foundation designates Oregon
Oregon
State University
University
as a "Community Engagement" university and classifies it as a doctoral university with a status of "Highest research activity". This same designation is shared by 114 other top U.S. academic institutions.[6] OSU is one of 73 land-grant universities in the United States.[7] The school is also a sea-grant, space-grant, and sun-grant institution, making it one of only three U.S
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Dick Fosbury
Richard Douglas Fosbury (born March 6, 1947) is an American retired high jumper, who is considered one of the most influential and inspirational athletes in the history of track and field. Besides winning a gold medal at the 1968 Olympics, he revolutionized the high jump event, with a unique "back-first" technique, now known as the Fosbury Flop, adopted by almost all high jumpers today. His method was to sprint diagonally towards the bar, then curve and leap backwards over the bar, which gave him a much lower center of mass in flight (it was actually below his body) than traditional techniques
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Fosbury Flop
The Fosbury Flop
Fosbury Flop
is a style used in the athletics event of high jump. It was popularized and perfected by American athlete Dick Fosbury, whose gold medal in the 1968 Summer Olympics brought it to the world's attention.[1] Over the next few years the flop became the dominant style of the event and remains so today. Before Fosbury, most elite jumpers used the straddle technique, Western Roll, Eastern cut-off or even scissors jump to clear the bar. Given that landing surfaces had previously been sandpits or low piles of matting, high jumpers of earlier years had to land on their feet or at least land carefully to prevent injury
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Dwight Stones
Dwight Edwin Stones (born December 6, 1953) is an American television commentator and a two-time Olympic bronze medalist and former three-time world record holder in the men's high jump. During his 16-year career, he won 19 national championships. In 1984, Stones became the first athlete to both compete and serve as an announcer at the same Olympics. Since then, he has been a color analyst for all three major networks in the United States
United States
and continues to cover track and field on television
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Straddle Technique
The straddle technique was the dominant style in the high jump before the development of the Fosbury Flop. It is a successor of the Western roll,[1] with which it is sometimes confused. Unlike the scissors or flop style of jump, where the jumper approaches the bar so as to take off from the outer foot, the straddle jumper approaches from the opposite side, so as to take off from the inner foot. In this respect the straddle resembles the western roll. However, in the western roll the jumper's side or back faces the bar; in the straddle the jumper crosses the bar face down, with legs straddling it. With this clearance position, the straddle has a mechanical advantage over the western roll, since it is possible to clear a bar that is higher relative to the jumper's center of mass
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Franklin Jacobs
Franklin Jacobs (born December 31, 1957[1] ) is a former high jumper from the United States
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Ni Zhiqin
Ni Zhiqin
Ni Zhiqin
(Chinese: 倪志钦; pinyin: Ní Zhìqīn; born 14 April 1942) often referred to as Ni Chih-Chin, is a retired Chinese high jumper. He is known for breaking the world record with 2.29 m on 8 November 1970 in Changsha, but because PR China
China
was not a member of the International Association of Athletics Federations at the time, his record was never ratified. International competition[edit]Year Competition Venue Position Notes1963 GANEFO Jakarta, Indonesia 1st 2.011965 Chinese National Games Beijing, PR China 1st 2.151966 GANEFO Phnom Penh, Cambodia 1st 2.271974 Asian Games Teheran, Iran 2nd 2.15References[edit]Wikimedia Commons has media related to Ni Zhiqin. Ni Zhiqin
Ni Zhiqin
breaks men's high jump world record (in Chinese) GANEFO Games. GBR Athletics
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