Bob Beamon's World Record Long Jump - 1968 Olympics
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An Olympic hero
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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?