Standing long jump

Standing Long Jump

Standing long jump

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The standing long jump is an athletics event. It was an Olympic event until 1912.

In performing the standing long jump, the jumper stands at a line marked on the ground with their feet slightly apart. The athlete takes off and lands using both feet, swinging their arms and bending their knees to provide forward drive. In Olympic rules, the measurement used was the longest of three tries. The jump must be repeated if the athlete falls back or takes a step at take-off.

Ray Ewry set the world record for the standing long jump ( on 3 September 1904) as well as the standing high jump (1.65 m on 16 July 1900).The record is now held by Norwegian Arne Tvervaag, who jumped 3.71 metres in Noresund on 11 November 1968.

When indoor arenas were built, the standing long jump began to disappear as an event. Today, Norway is the only country where the standing long jump is a national championship event. The Norwegian Championships in Standing Jumps (long jump and high jump) has been held in Stange every winter since 1995.

The standing long jump is also one of the events at the NFL combine, as well as the physical fitness test that officer cadets must complete at the Royal Military College of Canada and the United States Air Force Academy.

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