A very special jump


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A very special jump

Postby norunner » Sat May 26, 2012 4:27 pm

Usually the trivia questions involve a birthday, but this one is different:

On June 2nd 1990 Carlos O'Connell jumped 7.63m. The question is: Why was this jump so remarkable ?
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Re: A very special jump

Postby bambam » Sat May 26, 2012 6:05 pm

Broke the Irish record for the long jump that had been set by Peter O'Connor in 1901, which was a world record at the time.
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Re: A very special jump

Postby gennady » Sat May 26, 2012 6:13 pm

Yes, bambam, you are rigth! :D
7.61 Peter O'Connor IRL Dublin Aug 05, 1901 - First official LJ WR.
This National Record for Ireland was beaten only 2 June 1990 by Carlos O'Connell .
Thus, the record was not beaten for 89 years. :shock:
In the history of national records there is a record of long-lived, which is sow per day.
For its duration it was a little inferior to the Irish record. :shock:
The question of to whom and in which the event belongs to this record?
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Re: A very special jump

Postby norunner » Sat May 26, 2012 11:56 pm

bambam wrote:Broke the Irish record for the long jump that had been set by Peter O'Connor in 1901, which was a world record at the time.
Right, the remarkable thing was, Peter O'Connors record stood for 89 years and it was also the first world record recognised by the IAAF.
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Re: A very special jump

Postby LopenUupunut » Sun May 27, 2012 1:10 pm

Sylvio Cator's Haitian record is still in the books :)
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Re: A very special jump

Postby gennady » Mon May 28, 2012 5:03 am

Yes LopenUupunut, you are rigth. :)
It's really Sylvio Cator WR/NR Paris Sep 09, 1928(84 years). :shock:
On top of this is the first jump of 26 feet in world.
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