white long jumpers

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  1. white lightning

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    While I'm very happy for Greg Rutherford, I'm a little depressed for Mitchell Watt. For the 2nd year in a row, he is the 2nd longest jumper in the world. No disrespect to Greg as he earned it, but I still think Watt has the most talent of any long jumper on earth at the moment.

    Either way, where is Jon Entine and all of the so called experts. Whites can't jump. Bull sh**. Last year at the World Championships and this year at the Olympics, whites dominate the long jump and we will dominate the high jump like always.
     
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    it's unfortunate, but the distances were modest and there are those who'll decry the "quality", much as when Wells ran 10.24 in the Moscow final (after 10.11 in the semis).

    I was hoping Mitch would pull out an 8.40 to give Rutherford something to battle for.
     
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    All of his jumps were into a headwind so 8.31 is OK.
     
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    [h=1]Could Rutherford take a leap into the unknown? Golden boy considering 100m switch [/h]
    Golden boy Greg Rutherford is considering competing in the 100metres at a major athletics meeting following his heroics at the London Olympics.

    Rutherford cemented his place in history after becoming the first British athlete to win the long jump in almost 50 years.

    Leap of faith: Rutherford was crowned Olympic champion earlier this month
    And according to the Sun, the Milton Keynes star is now considering a move from the sandpit to the track, with his eye om the 100m B race at the Diamond League meeting in Brussels next month.

    Rutherford, 25, has a personal best of 10.2 seconds, but wants to trim down his time in a bid to land a place in Team GB's 4x100m relay squad or individual squads.

    Rutherford is set for a return to the track at the end of the month when he goes head-to-head with Olympic triple jump gold medallist Christian Taylor at the Birmingham Grand Prix.


    [​IMG] Flying high: The 25-year-old is considering running in the 100m
     
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    Amazing news IMO, will be great to have such a well rounded exceptionally gifted athlete representing us, I reckon he could go sub 10 if he makes it his main event. Only concern is sprinting could finish his allready fragile body off. If he manages to have a degree of success, it will actually improve his long jumping ability.
     
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    yep have to agree menkov is ahell of a talent...also i think it would also be interesting to see him run the 100..and i do think rutherford has what it takes to run a top class 100, he has a pb of 6.66 over 60m thats 2yrs ago :mad2::mad2::mad2::mad2::mad2::mad2::mad2::mad2:, roll on rutherford
     
  10. jacknyc

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    Track and Field News ranks the top 10 in each event every year.
    For 2012, the top 5 rankings in the long jump went to white men!
    I'm fairly sure that has never happened before in the history of their rankings.
    Here is the top 5 - White Men CAN Jump!

    1. Greg Rutherford (Great Britain)
    2. Mitchell Watt (Australia)
    3. Aleksandr Menkov (Russia)
    4. Chris Tomlinson (Great Britain)
    5. Sebastian Bayer (Germany)
     
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    that is awesome!
     
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    Jonathan Edwards proved it.
     
  14. jacknyc

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    Eero Haapala of Finland jumped a World Leading 8.11 meters (26ft 6in) this wkend.

    And Marian Oprea of Romania is currently the world's leading triple jumper at 17.17 meters.
     
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    Aleksandr Menkov of Russia has taken the world lead in the LJ, with a leap of 8.22 at the Siberian Championships.
    It seems to be the golden age of white LJers.
     
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    Here's an article about Olympic LJ Champ Greg Rutherford. He believes he can be one of the fastest British 100m sprinters ever, if he trained for just the 100m. He is going to try a few races, but will not give up his specialty, the LJ.
    I'd like to see how he would do. A 10.26 PB from a few yrs ago is pretty amazing, considering he was not training as a sprinter.
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/athletics/22651147
     
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    Luis Rivera of Mexico (white hispanic) jumped 8.30 in Poland today.
    That's a new PB and equals about 27 ft 3 inches!
     
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    A. Menkov won again today at the European Team Championships jumping to a very good distance of 8.36 meters! L. Tsuanomos of Greece was 2nd with G.Rutherford of England third. This is the 3rd straight time Menkov has beaten Rutherford and he did it in front of Rutherfords home country.

    A. Menkov is in my opinon the best long jumper on the planet at the moment. His consistancy at such a young age is to be admired. He is due for some very big jumps in the near future and hopefully even in Moscow. This kid is an amazing talent. He makes it look so easy!
     
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    Personnaly, this week end I watched women long jump, with the hot Darya...

    [video=youtube;ez-A5pcRDpM]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ez-A5pcRDpM[/video]
     
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    Eusebio Caceres jumps a huge 8.37m (27ft 5-1/2 inches ) to win the European Under 23 Championships.
    Glad to see him starting to fulfill his potential....and white long jumpers are making their mark in this event like never before!
     
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    Luis Rivera with a world leading, monster jump of 8.46 (27ft 9inches).
    Menkov of Russia 2nd with 8.42.
    That's the 2 farthest jumps in the world so far this year!
     
  23. white lightning

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    Menkov is by far the most consistant long jumper on the planet but some of these news guys are putting on a show. I'm glad to see it because Mitchell Watt has pulled out of the world champs due to injuries. Greg Rutherford has been doing ok but he is not getting the big jumps of a few years ago. Sebastian Bayer and Christian Rief of Germany have also been around average. Menkov needs some help on the medal stand.

    Speaking of Menkov. I can see him hitting 8.55-8.70 at the world champs. Yes I know that's very optomistic but he is so gifted. It's just a matter of time before he starts hitting the 8.40's on a semi regular basis and gets many jumps way above and beyond that. How cool would it be to see a Russian win the Long Jump World Gold Medal in front of his home country in Moscow. It's gonna happen in my honest opinon!
     
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