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  • Long term OG records

    Most OG records are relatively recent. Some date back to the eighties, and one (by Beamon) will now make it to 43+ years. I note that the other great Mexico City record (4 x 400 m) has only been lowered marginally.
    So altitude and wind assistance gave us a LJ OG record that stood up for over forty years, yet the TJ from 1968 (17.39 m if I recall) has been exceeded quite often and by many performers. The WR is over 80 cm further in the TJ, and only 5 cm (and that on a single jump) in the LJ than Beamon's monster. Does this show the greatness of TF's most famous moment or point to Johnathon Edwards' greatness?

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    I think it might indicate that the earlier TJers were relativley weak. It is a much more technical event than the long jump, and more difficult to master. Sure, Beamon did something fantastic, and Edwards provided some repeated forays at or near the WR level. I just think that the TJ was a bit softer, recordwise, than the LJ.

    Just my two cents.

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    • #3
      Two very simple considerations shows that 8.90 was much stronger than 17.39:

      1. Only one wind-legal and official mark has ever exceeded 8.90; 17.39 is a
      joint 422 on Pela's list.

      2. Saneyev broke the WR by 12 cm, resp. 36 cm compared to pre-Mexico; Beamon
      upped the WR by 55 cm. Proportionally speaking the difference increases by
      roughly a factor two.

      (Whether the general level of triple jump was lower than long jump is not
      clear from the above (a much deeper analysis would be necessary); however, it
      does seem likely.)

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      • #4
        Re: Long term OG records

        Originally posted by catson52
        So altitude and wind assistance gave us a LJ OG record that stood up for over forty years, yet the TJ from 1968 (17.39 m if I recall) has been exceeded quite often and by many performers. The WR is over 80 cm further in the TJ, and only 5 cm (and that on a single jump) in the LJ than Beamon's monster. Does this show the greatness of TF's most famous moment or point to Johnathon Edwards' greatness?
        not strictly related, but an estimate of wind/altitude corrections in tj compress the tj all-time list & puts je's wr into perspective

        this is list of greatest jumps in hx

        18.43 +2.4 Jonathan Edwards GBR 10.05.66 1 Villeneuve d'Ascq 25.06.1995
        18.29 +1.3 Jonathan Edwards GBR 10.05.66 1 Göteborg 07.08.1995
        18.17 +2.1 Mike Conley USA 05.10.62 1 Barcelona 03.08.1992
        18.09 -0.4 Kenny Harrison USA 13.02.65 1 Atlanta 27.07.1996
        17.89A ±0.0 João Carlos de Oliveira BRA 28.05.54 1 Ciudad de México 15.10.1975
        17.83 Aliecer Urrutia CUB 22.09.74 1 Sindelfingen 01.03.1997
        17.83 Christian Olsson SWE 25.01.80 1 Budapest 07.03.2004

        now, all jumps are assumed right on the board ( unless someone can provide data on how far behind they were ? )

        & using jrm's calc

        http://myweb.lmu.edu/jmureika/track/wind/index.html

        use 50m & 60m calc & assume they all had ~ 10.4 speed which translates to ~ 6.70 speed for 60m & ~ 5.78s speed for 50m ( you can use most any times from 6.40/5.57 to 6.90/5.94, it changes the calculations by virtually nil - consistent numbers are what counts )

        we'll use 6.70/5.78 with difference of 0.92

        input those times for all of above, find corrected times & divide into 0.92 ( use 3 decimal points part of calc )

        this gives correction, which has to be squared as wind/altitude assists/opposes both in run-up & in the 3-jump phase

        anyhows, using that, corrected "basic" list is

        18.09 -> ~ 18.12

        18.29 -> ~ 18.05

        18.43 -> ~ 18.03

        18.17 -> ~ 17.85

        17.89 -> ~ 17.65

        intrinsically, i'd suggest kenny's jump is best basic jump of all-time ( assuming all spot on the board )

        it also indicates idowu who has had toe-sand jumps of 17.83 woud be at same level with je if he coud lose that crappy legshoot

        go look at kenny's jump again - possibly greatest jump in history

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        • #5
          jao's jump, indicates wind is more important than altitude

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