Bob Beamon's World Record Long Jump - 1968 Olympics
Lesson created by M Jesús García San Martín using
Video from 805Bruin YouTube Channel
An Olympic hero
Answer these questions about the video you have just watched:
When was the record set?
What did witnesses of the record think of it?
What name did the record receive?
Describe Beamon's jump: give details such as length, time, consequences, and so on.
Did Beamon realize straight away about the length of his jump? Why/ Why not?
Can you tell the exact measure of the jump, both in metric and non-metric systems?
What happened to Beamon right after finding out about the record? What caused it?