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    Posted: 06/18/2017 at 7:10pm
ATHLETES TO AMAZE ME MOST.

My Kutchen window has a curtain bar fixed at the height of 2.30 meters. Even with my hand raised upwards I would never reach the bar. Never.

Meanwhile, some marvelous guys could easely jump over this bar without fail.   Amazingly, they able to get up their ass above their head by far!!!
Oftentimes, when I take some meals in my Kutchen nook, I used to look up at the window imaginating a boy flying over this curtail bar, and it makes me dizzy, indeed. I feel all delighted. indeed.   
This's why the high-jumping is the highest admiration of mines, prior to any other athletics. Wonderful spectacle, indeed.

http://speedendurance.com/2015/07/20/what-is-the-high-jump-world-record-by-height-differential/

High jumper I admire most.
Franklin Jacobs


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Franklin_Jacobs
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I was a great admirer of Franklin Jacobs.  As a high jumper myself I was proud that I could jump 8 inches above my 5' 9" height.  Franklin was my height and could jump 20 inches above our height. 
I always felt he was the greatest high jumper of all time.  Nobody else is even close.
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High jumping 6'5" is no joke!!! At 5'9"? Wow!👍
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Originally posted by Baal Baal wrote:

High jumping 6'5" is no joke!!! At 5'9"? Wow!👍

I gotta admit I'm impressed too, Mike.  I'm one of those white guys who can't jump.
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I like the fact that some original sports how high or how long someone can jump, They did used to have standing high and long jumps at the Olympics

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Originally posted by smackman smackman wrote:

I like the fact that some original sports how high or how long someone can jump, They did used to have standing high and long jumps at the Olympics



Was that when you were a kid in the late 1800's ?Smile
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Originally posted by mts388 mts388 wrote:

Originally posted by smackman smackman wrote:

I like the fact that some original sports how high or how long someone can jump, They did used to have standing high and long jumps at the Olympics



Was that when you were a kid in the late 1800's ?Smile

In the ancient Olympics, standing long jumpers used weights called halteres as an aid to propelling themselves forward during their jumps.  The philosopher Aristotle wrote about this practice.  It has been said that using them may have added seven or so inches to a standing long jump averaging around ten feet.

This was well before smackman was a kid in the late 1800s.Smile


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