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  • High Jump Question

    Does Yashchenko still hold the "straddle" record

    at 2.34/7' 8 1/4" ( plus a 2.35/7' 8 1/2" i ) ?

    Does anyone know ? Does anyone care ? Will anyone ever go higher ?

  • #2
    Re: High Jump Question

    Yes, Yashchenko holds the non-flop record, and yes, he certainly (99.9%?) will forever. When Brumel died I was curious as to how he stood on the all-time straddle list.

    The following list is by no means complete, as there are several late-'70s Soviets in the 2.30 range for whom I have no data one way or another, but in terms of people I could confirm who straddled 2.28 or better, this is all I (with some help from Dwight Stones) could come up with:

    2.35 Vladimir Yashchenko '78
    2.32 Gennadiy Byelkov '82
    2.31 Rolf Beilschmidt '77
    2.29 Chichin Ni '70
    Pat Matzdorf '71
    Cai Shu '82
    2.28 Valeriy Brumel '63
    Sergey Senyukov '77

    gh

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    • #3
      Re: High Jump Question

      im puzled wasnt brummel and then zhiqin last straddle true world record holders? you suggest yaschenko and maybe beilschmidt matched stones/wszola circa seventies?

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      • #4
        Re: High Jump Question

        Be puzled no longer: Ignoring the fact that Ni was never "officially" the WR holder, here's how the post-Brumel progression went:

        7-5 3/4 (2.28) Brumel '63 (straddle)
        7-6 (2.29) Ni '70 (straddle)
        7-6 1/4 (2.29) Matzdorf ("bent-leg straddle") '71
        7-6 1/2 (2.30) Stones (flop) '73
        7-7 (2.31) Stones '76
        7-7 1/4 (2.32) Stones '76
        7-7 3/4 (2.33) Yashchenko (straddle) '77
        7-8 (2.34) Yashcehnko '78
        7-8 1/2 (2.35) Wszola (flop) '80..... and then all floppers thereafter.

        Yashchenko's 7-8 1/2 in '78 was indoors, so not part of the outdoor record progression.

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        • #5
          Re: High Jump Question

          thanx!

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          • #6
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            Gary Hill AND T&FN are so amazing.

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            • #7
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              Originally posted by Anonymous
              Gary Hill AND T&FN are so amazing.
              I gotta agree with that. And we're glad that they are!

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              • #8
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                Originally posted by runforlife
                Originally posted by Anonymous
                Gary Hill AND T&FN are so amazing.
                I gotta agree with that. And we're glad that they are!

                You dug up a 3 year old(!!) thread just to give gh an attaboy??

                :wink:
                There are no strings on me

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                • #9
                  Re: High Jump Question

                  Originally posted by runforlife
                  Originally posted by Anonymous
                  Gary Hill AND T&FN are so amazing.
                  I gotta agree with that. And we're glad that they are!

                  :shock:

                  While I'm at it I think Yashchenko is the best HJ-er I've ever seen...

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                  • #10
                    Re: High Jump Question

                    Originally posted by Anonymous
                    Gary Hill AND T&FN are so amazing.
                    Thanks mum!

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                    • #11
                      Re: High Jump Question

                      Originally posted by guru
                      You dug up a 3 year old(!!) thread just to give gh an attaboy??

                      :wink:
                      Coulda just started a new thread with 'Garry and T&FN are so amazing' as the title. In fact, I'll help you out.

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