scroll to top
Stuck on your essay?
Get ideas from this essay and see how your work stacks up
Word Count: 655
Origin and History Like sprinting high jump and other field events all originated at the Olympic games in Greece 776 BC After Roman Emperor Theodosius I abolished the games in 393 BC because he thought them to be a pagan activity high jump was popular in England 1834 along with other events mainly because spectators enjoyed betting on the athletes It then continued to be part of the Olympic games the world championships and the Commonwealth games amongst many more to this day How its done Historically a variety of techniques have been used by competitors to clear the bar However in the 1968 summer Olympics Dick Fosbury won a gold medal in the high jump with his method It was to sprint diagonally towards the bar then curve and leap backwards over the bar This method was then called the Fosbury Flop and is used most of the time with elite competitors Another way to jump is called the western roll Western roll clearance is a layout position on the top of the bar with the side of the body nearly parallel to the ground As the kicking leg right is forcefully lifted the takeoff leg left snaps underneath the right Almost instantly the body turns toward the bar Going over the bodys position is nearly parallel with the ground with the head slightly raised As the right leg kicks up the left arm also extends and follows the right leg by a few inches across the bar In modern high jump a fibreglassor aluminium bar of approximately 4 metres in length with a round or triangular or square cross-section for most of its length but with two square resting points at each end is placed at a measured height on two uprights which allow the bar to rest on its ends at a measured height Cleared heights are reported by measuring the altitude of the top of the lowest part of the bar
@Kibin is a lifesaver for my essay right now!!
- Sandra Slivka, student @ UC Berkeley
Wow, this is the best essay help I've ever received!
- Camvu Pham, student @ U of M
If I'd known about @Kibin in college, I would have gotten much more sleep
- Jen Soust, alumni @ UCLA