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Nambu also set the world triple jump mark in 1932, becoming the first man to own both horizontal jumping records simultaneously.
Nambu’s long jump performance stood up as the Asian record until 1970, but his world mark was broken during a memorable performance by Jesse Owens in 1935.
Powell himself reached 8.99 at altitude in 1992, but the 4.4 mps wind behind him was more than twice the legal limit.
Athletics is a collection of sporting events that involve competitive running, jumping, throwing, and walking events. Considered to be amongst the world’s most ancient sporting competitions, the first evidence of athletics dates back as early as 2250 BC when it was first depicted in ancient Egyptian and Greek drawings.
In the modern era, globally, athletics remains one of the most widely participated sports.
Gourdin reportedly leaped more than 7.8 meters (25-8) the day after the 1924 Olympic long jump final, but he did so in an exhibition that wasn’t sanctioned by the IAAF, so he didn’t regain world record status. Sylvio Cator of Haiti took the world record away from the United States with a leap measuring 7.93/26-0 later in 1928.
American De Hart Hubbard leaped 7.89/25-10¾ while competing for the University of Michigan in 1925 and owned the world mark for three years until Edward Hamm reached 7.90/25-11 at the 1928 U. Chuhei Nambu brought the record to Japan with a 7.98/26-2 effort in 1931.
Robert Le Gendre broke Gourdin’s mark during the 1924 Paris Olympics, but not in the long jump event.