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BS: Ladies High Jump

Steve Shaw 19 Jan 23 - 06:03 AM
Mr Red 19 Jan 23 - 05:23 AM
Bonzo3legs 15 Jan 23 - 06:46 AM
WalkaboutsVerse 07 Sep 22 - 06:49 AM
gillymor 06 Sep 22 - 06:18 PM
Bonzo3legs 06 Sep 22 - 04:58 PM
Backwoodsman 05 Sep 22 - 04:58 PM
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Subject: RE: BS: Ladies High Jump
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 19 Jan 23 - 06:03 AM

Worth mentioning that Dick Fosbury is still going strong (though not still jumping, obviously!) and is a fine fellow who has done a fair bit of good in his life.


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Subject: RE: BS: Ladies High Jump
From: Mr Red
Date: 19 Jan 23 - 05:23 AM

Dick Fosbury proved that his way was far superior to the straddle.

That is because the centre of gravity is below the bar. At all times.


It certainly wasn't a flop


I'll get my coat...........


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Subject: RE: BS: Ladies High Jump
From: Bonzo3legs
Date: 15 Jan 23 - 06:46 AM

World no 1 ladies high jumper Yaroslava Mahuchikh is the first to clear 2.0m this year, hopefully she will eventually claim a new world record of 2.10m before long!


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Subject: RE: BS: Ladies High Jump
From: WalkaboutsVerse
Date: 07 Sep 22 - 06:49 AM

I was thinking that if I come across an athletics track available to the public, I'd try the mile as it is simply 4 laps of the 400m track...and try and break the 4/8 minute mile!

And, as for field, I once wondered why shot-putters don't use something like a football throw-in...until I checked the rules.

My best (of very limited) hope at the high-jump probably would be to dive over, as above.


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Subject: RE: BS: Ladies High Jump
From: gillymor
Date: 06 Sep 22 - 06:18 PM

I ran track in high school, high hurdles and the 440 (this was before the metric system took over in track) and trained with the high jumpers. At the county championship all the jumpers were straddling except for the winner who was doing the Fosbury Flop, he won easily and went on to become an NCAA champion at U of Oregon. It was the first time I'd seen the flop live and it blew my mind, to use the parlance of the day.


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Subject: RE: BS: Ladies High Jump
From: Bonzo3legs
Date: 06 Sep 22 - 04:58 PM

Yes I think that is very true. It does seem to be the most efficient method, short of fixing springs to their shoes!!


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Subject: RE: BS: Ladies High Jump
From: Backwoodsman
Date: 05 Sep 22 - 04:58 PM

I suspect that, if there was a technique more efficient than Dick Fosbury’s, someone would have discovered it in the fifty-odd years since he devised it.


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Subject: RE: BS: Ladies High Jump
From: Bonzo3legs
Date: 05 Sep 22 - 04:24 PM

Running races are very boring, female athletes seem to develop ingrowing chests!


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Subject: RE: BS: Ladies High Jump
From: WalkaboutsVerse
Date: 05 Sep 22 - 04:11 PM

Agree that the ladies high jump is an attractive event - like athletic catwalk models.


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Subject: RE: BS: Ladies High Jump
From: Bonzo3legs
Date: 05 Sep 22 - 03:56 PM

Yes but not pretty like the Ukranian girls is it!!!


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Subject: RE: BS: Ladies High Jump
From: WalkaboutsVerse
Date: 05 Sep 22 - 03:30 PM

Speaking of football, Steve, I think the great Cuban, Javier Sotomayor, jumped the height of a cross-bar.

Backwoodsman - I was thinking that, rather than approaching from an acute angle and making a straddle, running up at about 90 degrees and diving, as if into a swimming pool, then, as I say, kicking up to clear feet and legs over the bar. I think a good athlete could get over a pretty good height that way...I'm sure it has been tried but I've never seen it.

I have, however, seen footage of some young African athletes straddling a good height then landing on their feet, onto hard ground, in the absence of a mat.


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Subject: RE: BS: Ladies High Jump
From: Bonzo3legs
Date: 05 Sep 22 - 03:16 PM

Dick Fosbury proved that his way was far superior to the straddle.


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Subject: RE: BS: Ladies High Jump
From: Backwoodsman
Date: 05 Sep 22 - 02:24 PM

”I wonder if any athlete has tried diving front-ways over the bar, with something like part of a dolphin-kick to clear their feet & legs over..?”

That was the style in common use back in the ‘60s, it was called the Straddle. I was very much into athletics during my years at Grammer Skool, and it was the technique I used for high-jump. The jumper approached the bar ar a very acute angle, took off from the ‘inside’ foot, and crossed over the bar face-down It’s a shame we can’t post photos here, I have a great photo of me aged about sixteen, going over the bar face-down.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Straddle_technique


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Subject: RE: BS: Ladies High Jump
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 05 Sep 22 - 02:04 PM

You only have to look at Tottenham Hotspur's team to see the best divers. Harry Kane and Richarlison are the world's greatest divers, making Tom Daley look like a positive bellyflopper. If rolling on the grass in fake agony was an Olympic sport they'd share the gold medal.


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Subject: RE: BS: Ladies High Jump
From: WalkaboutsVerse
Date: 05 Sep 22 - 08:17 AM

No kidology, I wonder if any athlete has tried diving front-ways over the bar, with something like part of a dolphin-kick to clear their feet & legs over..? If successful, the Fosbury Flop could, thus, be replaced by, perhaps, Dave's Dive?!


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Subject: RE: BS: Ladies High Jump
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 04 Sep 22 - 06:56 PM

She appears to be plastered in makeup in the video clip. That's OK but I found it to be slightly odd.


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Subject: RE: BS: Ladies High Jump
From: Bonzo3legs
Date: 03 Sep 22 - 05:28 PM

The russian Mariya Lasitskene - also very good looking, is out there after the world record, but of course currently not able to compete internationally.


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Subject: RE: BS: Ladies High Jump
From: Bonzo3legs
Date: 03 Sep 22 - 10:13 AM

Here is the wonderful Yaroslava!!


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Subject: RE: BS: Ladies High Jump
From: Bonzo3legs
Date: 03 Sep 22 - 08:17 AM

Last night in Brussels, the very beautiful Ukranian Yaroslava Mahuchikh having cleared 2.05m, narrowly missed achieving a new world record in ladies' high jump of 2.10m. She is only 20 and will surely beat the current record of 2.09m set by Stefka Kostadinova of Bulgaria in 1987.


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Subject: RE: BS: Ladies High Jump
From: Bonzo3legs
Date: 24 Jul 22 - 04:56 AM

No more Yaroslava until September now.


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Subject: RE: BS: Ladies High Jump
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 23 Jul 22 - 05:53 PM

...and the bread has now burnt!


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Subject: RE: BS: Ladies High Jump
From: Bonzo3legs
Date: 22 Jul 22 - 11:21 AM

"Please rephrase your delight about the winners, Bonzo, or this thread is toast. Keep your racist ideas out of the threads here."

Ethiopia is corrupt, unsafe, exports bananas, same-sex sexual activity with both male and female being illegal - therefore by definition a banana republic.


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Subject: RE: BS: Ladies High Jump
From: Rain Dog
Date: 22 Jul 22 - 10:50 AM

You missed a trick there, SRS. You should have said that he will soon be for the high jump.


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Subject: RE: BS: Ladies High Jump
From: Bonzo3legs
Date: 22 Jul 22 - 10:24 AM

A great win for GB's Jake Wightman in the men's 1500m, thus bringing home the gold medal to its rightful place!!!


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Subject: RE: BS: Ladies High Jump
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 22 Jul 22 - 10:10 AM

Please rephrase your delight about the winners, Bonzo, or this thread is toast. Keep your racist ideas out of the threads here.


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Subject: BS: Ladies High Jump
From: Bonzo3legs
Date: 20 Jul 22 - 04:02 PM

The international crowd currently doing the rounds in the Diamond League meetings all act like sisters, especially the Ukranian girls like Yaroslava Mahuchikh and Iryna Geraschchenko - she's the one who really bends back before starting her J.

Great shame that the Russian girls are banned at the moment.


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