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  Jones makes team with long jump win - The Boston Globe
The 2000 Olympic long jump bronze medalist, who has refused to speak to reporters while facing allegations she has used performance-enhancing drugs, appeared poised, as she has throughout the trials.
Joining Jones on America's long jump team were Grace Upshaw, who earned a berth with a jump of 22-5, and Akiba McKinney, who took third with a leap of 21-6 3/4.
Between jumps, Jones made repeated trips to see coach Dan Pfaff, who during one exchange told her to "just read the wind." Her remaining jumps weren't as good, but they didn't need to be.
www.boston.com /sports/articles/2004/07/16/jones_makes_team_with_long_jump_win   (606 words)

  
  Long Jump
The long jump is a speed event that comprises of four phases:
The preparation for the long jump take-off begins in the later phases of the approach run.
In the stride jump style the athlete maintains the take off position for as long as possible and only as the athlete comes into land does the take off leg join the free leg for a good landing position.
www.brianmac.demon.co.uk /longjump   (1283 words)

  
 Long Jump
The preparation for the long jump take-off begins in the later phases of the approach run.
The take off speed of a male elite long jumper is about 10.5 metres/second in a "run through" (take off angle of zero degrees) and 3.5 metres/second for a vertical jump (take off angle of 90 degrees).
In the stride jump style the athlete maintains the take off position for as long as possible and only as the athlete comes into land does the take off leg join the free leg for a good landing position.
www.brianmac.co.uk /longjump/index.htm   (1494 words)

  
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 long jump - OneLook Dictionary Search
We found 13 dictionaries with English definitions that include the word long jump:
long jump : The Wordsmyth English Dictionary-Thesaurus [home, info]
long jump : The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language [home, info]
www.onelook.com /?w=long+jump&ls=a   (184 words)

  
 United States Olympic Committee - TRACK and FIELD - U.S. men’s world championships long jump domination began in ...
He then dropped out of the competition to prepare for that day's 4x100m relay final already knowing that the long jump gold medal was firmly in his grasp.
Lewis once again won the long jump gold medal at the 1987 Worlds in Rome, and at the 1991 World Championships in Tokyo, Mike Powell made history in wresting the gold medal from Lewis in an epic battle that Powell won emphatically by setting the world record of 8.95m/29-4.50.
He was joined on the medal stand in Athens by 2004 NCAA Indoor long jump champion John Moffitt, who won the silver medal with a personal best leap of 8.47m/27-9.50.
www.usoc.org /11611_32927.htm   (876 words)

  
 LONG JUMP
In the LJ, the approach is usually 16 to 18 strides long, but it is often shortened by older athletes and may be as long as 22 to 24 strides among younger athletes.
It has to be long enough to allow the body to transition from acceleration to the upright running phase and to reach maximum velocity on the last two strides.
In general, a headwind will require a 10 to 20 inch decrease in runup distance while a tailwind will require it to be lengthened by 7 to 15 inches.
www.coachr.org /lj.htm   (758 words)

  
 Long jump - Medbib.com, the modern encyclopedia
The long jump (formerly called "broad jump") is an athletics (track and field) event in which athletes combine speed, strength, and agility in an attempt to land as far from the take-off point as possible.
There are four main components of the long jump: the approach run, the last two strides, takeoff, and action in the air and landing.
The long jump was one of the events of the original Olympics in Ancient Greece.
www.medbib.com /Longjump   (2438 words)

  
 Long Jump
In biomechanical terms, the long and triple jumps are rapid accelerations followed by a vertical impulse in order to achieve the greatest possible distance in flight.
The take off angle in the triple jump is less than in the long jump (approximately 20 degrees) in order to decrease the amount of deceleration upon landing in each phase.
The landing position in the triple jump is similar to the long jump, with the head and chest dropped forward and the arms swept back.
www.coacheseducation.com /horiz/lj1   (2154 words)

  
 Long Jump Procedure
Competitors should take care around long jump pits, and be especially vigilant of the tools used by officials, such as rakes and shovels.
The run up to long jump should be viewed in a similar light to the initial stages of a 100m sprint.
A long jump approach for young athletes should normally be in the eleven to eighteen stride range.
www.myathletics.org /track/LongJumpProcedure.htm   (1044 words)

  
 The Takeoff in the Long Jump & Other Running Jumps   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Running Vertical Jump: With two exceptions in a total of 24 combinations of 6 muscles and 4 lengths of approach, the muscle actions observed were the same as we found for the running long jump.
Alternatively, it maybe that, as in the case of the running long jump, the vertical forces exerted as the muscles shortened were too small and/or were exerted too late in the takeoff to have a significant effect on the outcome (that is, on the vertical velocity of the athlete at the instant of takeoff).
The motions of the legs in cycling are severely constrained by the geometry of the bike, the attachment of the feet to the pedals and the lengths of the leg segments of the rider.
www.coachesinfo.com /category/athletics/52   (3631 words)

  
 LONG JUMP BASICS
The object of long jumping is to run down a long runway and then jump into a sand pit when you reach a white line.
The actual long jump competition was won with a jump of 24 feet, 5 inches.
Long jump is one event in a decathlon.
longjump11.tripod.com /longjump.html   (1357 words)

  
 Quiz the Coach | Kids Sports & Fitness Advice | Long Jump | Technique | Drills | Training | Coaching Tips
I'm better in long jump than other sports in track and field but the problem is that I don't know how to do the long jump very well.
The most important things to think about in the long jump are your approach, your takeoff, your flight and your landing.
The key to being successful at the long jump is to have a good technique at each stage of the jump.
www.kidzworld.com /article/6896-quiz-the-coach-i-cant-long-jump-very-far   (440 words)

  
 Long Jump, Triple Jump and High Jump Videos   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Dozens of drills are included to aid in learning long jump skills and avoiding common errors in the event.
Long Jump Drills for Women - Making the leap as long as possible is the focus of Sue Humphrey’s instructional video.
Triple Jump Drills with Scott Bennett - There are several drills for each of the three phases and bounding drills using boxes and for use on the flat.
www.sportsnationvideo.com /lonjumtripju.html   (950 words)

  
 SI.com - Russians sweep long jump; Jones places fifth - Friday August 27, 2004 3:00PM
It was the first time one nation had swept the women's long jump at an Olympics.
Simagina and Kotova tied on their best jumps, but Simagina took the silver because her second-best jump was better than that of her compatriot.
After finishing the long jump, she had an hour break before running on the U.S. 4x100-meter relay team in that final.
sportsillustrated.cnn.com /2004/olympics/2004/track/08/27/womens.longjump.ap/index.html   (309 words)

  
 Long Jump
The Long Jump is said to be a simple event which should not be overcomplicated.
Long Jump can exert enormous pressures on bones, joints, muscles and tendons.
A good tip from the leading UK's U17B Combined Event Athlete's Parents is to not jump from the board in training due to the harder jolt from the wooden board.
www.boja.org /jump_long.htm   (146 words)

  
 Standing Long Jump
A two foot take-off and landing is used, with swinging of the arms and bending of the knees to provide forward drive.
The subject attempts to jump as far as possible, landing may be on one or both feet.
variations / modifications: A long jump landing pit may be used instead, which enables the subject to confidently put more effort into the jump, and to extend the legs further in front of the body for landing.
www.topendsports.com /testing/tests/longjump.htm   (310 words)

  
 Definition of long jump - Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
: a track-and-field event in which a jump for distance is made usually from a running start
Learn more about "long jump" and related topics at Britannica.com
See a map of "long jump" in the Visual Thesaurus
www.m-w.com /cgi-bin/dictionary?book=Dictionary&va=long+jump   (44 words)

  
 Long Jump sport   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Long Jump: A sport involving jumping maximum distance after a running start.
Long Jump and activity listing for informatation and links.
Beaver Long Jump is a free online java long jump game, featuring a nice beaver taking part in an athletic sport from the olympic games
www.dosport.co.uk /long_jump.htm   (253 words)

  
 Skydive Long Island, Calverton New York - Tandem Jump
The freefall of the jump will be approximately 40 seconds.
If you decide to get the jump with video and still pictures, a videographer dedicated to you will join you on your skydive.
Try to arrive as prepared for returning jumps as you did for your first, wear appropriate clothing, no boots or shoes with hooks, bring your logbook, and don't forget to eat!
www.skydivelongisland.com /tandem.shtml   (377 words)

  
 ESPN.com: Owens pierced a myth
As a teenager he set or tied national high school records in the 100- and 220-yard dashes and the long jump (called the broad jump then).
He fouled on his first two jumps, though he was stunned when officials counted a practice run down the runway and into the pit as an attempt.
With one jump remaining, Luz Long, a tall, blue-eyed, blond German long jumper who was his stiffest competition, introduced himself.
espn.go.com /sportscentury/features/00016393.html   (1279 words)

  
 INTERNATIONAL OLYMPIC COMMITTEE - OLYMPIC GAMES
On the other hand, the high altitude led to world records in all of the men’s races that were 400m or shorter, including both relays, and in the 400m hurdles, in the long jump and triple jump as well.
Bob Beamon (USA-athletics) was the favourite in the long jump event but no one could have imagined what he would do.
His first jump was so long that the optical measuring device slid off its rail before it reached Beamon's point of impact.
www.olympic.org /uk/games/past/index_uk.asp?OLGT=1&OLGY=1968   (404 words)

  
 Long Beach State Athletics
10th in the long jump at MPSF with a leap of 18’2.50”...
15th in the triple jump at MPSF with a jump of 37’0’50”...
set school-records in the long jump (17’10”), triple jump (38’8.75”) and 100m (11.7)...
www.longbeachstate.com /trk/mtrk/BIO/lipscomb.html   (286 words)

  
 BBC SPORT | Athletics | Skills | Improve your long jump technique
Lightning speed, an accurate take-off and an explosive spring is the secret to great long jumping.
Your speed will give you the momentum needed to achieve a good 'flight' and long jump.
To get a longer jump and prevent yourself from falling backwards, lean to one side as you land, using one elbow for balance.
news.bbc.co.uk /sport1/hi/athletics/skills/4250500.stm   (201 words)

  
 M-F Athletic Full Product Listing
Pole Vault, High Jump, Triple Jump & Long Jump Shoes
Adidas adiStar Long Jump / Pole Vault Shoes
Long Jump/Triple Jump Books, Videos, CD Roms, DVDs
www.everythingtrackandfield.com /atcfullproductlisting.aspx   (834 words)

  
 The Long Jump(Flash 3D Long Jumping Online Game) - Bear Online Square
The Long Jump is an amazing online sport game made with Macromedia Flash.
Bear, a vigorous athlete character of a bear, challenges the long jump.
Bear reaching the springboard, mouse-click with the "JUMP" power indicator at its maximum.
bear.squares.net /longjump   (119 words)

  
 Units of Measurement
We measure the length of a race in meters, but the length of the long jump event in feet and inches.
There are two systems for land measurement (one based on the yard and the other on the rod) and a third system for distances at sea.
There are two systems (avoirdupois and troy) for small weights and two more (based on the long and short tons) for large weights.
www.unc.edu /~rowlett/units   (846 words)

  
 The Long Jump(Flash 3D Long Jumping Online Game) - Bear Online Square
The Long Jump is an amazing online sport game made with Macromedia Flash.
Bear, a vigorous athlete character of a bear, challenges the long jump.
Bear reaching the springboard, mouse-click with the "JUMP" power indicator at its maximum.
www.bear.squares.net /longjump   (119 words)

  
       LONG JUMP   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The aim of my web site is simply to inform, disseminate, guide, research and generally educate those people who have an avid interest in long jumping.
It is intended for coaches, athletes, teachers, students and anybody really interested in Long Jump.
My web site will look at the essential elements that make up the long jump.
freespace.virgin.net /nigel.lewis2a   (231 words)

  
 Girls Plastic Pink Sparkle Twister Jump Rope Kid Toy   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Girls jump rope kid toy add some sparkle to your skip with each flick of this plastic twister jump rope toy.
Jump rope is great gift for active little girls classic toy with a twist to enjoy outside activities.
Flexible and durable jump rope kid toy is skillfully crafted in Plastic with great attention to detail.
www.valuebuy.net /rope.html   (181 words)

  
 Women's Track and Field - Long Jump - Rotten Tomatoes   (Site not responding. Last check: )
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She shows the step-by-step procedure used to bring along a beginning long jumper.
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www.rottentomatoes.com /m/womens_track_and_field_long_jump   (347 words)

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