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  • #16
    Re: Valeriy Brumel

    Picture T&FNews: Page42 March 2003 also Page 54 May 1995

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    • #17
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      My husband has a scrapbook he kept from those days and he has that basketball photo in it!

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      • #18
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        The rim-kick photo inspired me to try touching my livingroom ceiling. When my parents were out, I piled up all cushions & pillows in the house, took a run from the back hallway, and succeeded in leaving a toeprint on the ceiling (c.9 ft?). Lucky I didn't break my neck in the attempt. Don't recall if I 'proudly' showed my parents the smudge.. but sure pointed it out to any friend who ever visited. (Wonder if it's still there, 41 years later?..)

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        • #19
          Re: Valeriy Brumel

          >Picture T&FNews: Page42 March 2003 also Page 54 May 1995

          This famous photo was also in T & F N back in 1961 ( think that's the year )

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          • #20
            Re: Valeriy Brumel

            >>When my parents were out, I piled up all cushions & pillows in the house, took a run from the back hallway, and succeeded in leaving a toeprint on the ceiling (c.9 ft?). Lucky I didn't break my neck in the attempt. Don't recall if I 'proudly' showed my parents the smudge.. but sure pointed it out to any friend who ever visited.

            Were you wearing spikes?

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            • #21
              Re: Valeriy Brumel

              Not to be a spoil sport, but has anyone bothered to look where his center of gravity is in that famous photo? Maybe 6'. Piece of cake for him. All that photo illustrates is great range of motion.

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              • #22
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                barefoot. Left a nice dirty smudge.

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                • #23
                  Re: the technique

                  My objective is to see Brumel again. As a young boy growing up in the '60s I remember watching the US-USSR track meets and being inspired by this great athlete. In those days it was about the sport and not so much the money like today.

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                  • #24
                    Re: the technique

                    >My objective is to see Brumel again.

                    What do you mean by "see Brumel again ? " Sadly, he passed away about 2-3 years ago.

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                    • #25
                      Re: the technique

                      john started this thread, asking about the availability of any videos...

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                      • #26
                        Valeriy Brumel

                        Reportedly, during his stay at Stanford during the '62 US vs USSR meet, Brumel, in front of students and at least one reporter, touched the rim with his foot in a gym on the campus. Later that same day, at an outdoor court and in front of John Thomas and Bob Hayes, he did it again. Reynaldo Brown was able to touch a goalpost with his foot - also ten feet off the ground (I think) - and said he did it as part of his workouts. At least one photo exists of that.

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                        • #27
                          In case someone hasn't seen it...the Tokyo clip is up on the net. Search YouT...for "Tokyo '64 (V)" . The first 1:39 is devoted to the high jump competition and includes Robert Shavlakadze, John Rambo, John Thomas and Brumel.

                          cman

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                          • #28
                            Re: Valeriy Brumel

                            Originally posted by mojo
                            My husband has a scrapbook he kept from those days and he has that basketball photo in it!
                            Does he have the photo of Wilf Wedman kicking the rim too? It was on the front page of the Vancouver Sun sports section back in 1968ish.

                            cman :?:

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