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High Jump From Past To Present IBrief History AThought to began in Greece 776 BC BHercules founder of games CStatue dedicated to Zeus of Zeus DStatue of Zeus made of ivory and gold ETook place in Olympia in Elis FFirst event 200 yard dash IIIntroduction AAim is to jump and clear bar BTrack and field sport C95 of effort is getting height to clear bar IIIBackground History AStraddle jump popular till 1960s BBar gets higher each jump CJumper stays in competition till misses three times in a row DMen need 7 6 to finish top three EWoman need 6 2 to finish top three FPit to land on just recently added for landings GPit made of rubber or air inflated pad HTwo post 13 1 12 4 meters apart IJumper takes a running start approach at any angle wished to IVSpecial Skills or Training AFosbury flop 1Take off on outside foot foot farthest from the bar 2Turn back to the bar 3Arch back over center of bar 4Kick legs out to clear bar BStraddle jump Second jump that is used VNoteworthy or Famous Athletes ACharles Dumas-seven feet record BDick Fosbury 1Originator of Fosbury flop 2American jumper 3Won 1968 Olympics using Fosbury flop 4Set new record 7 4 12 High Jump From Past To Present The Olympics games are thought of to began in Greece 776 BC Hercules son of Zeus is the founder of the games The first games took place in Elis Olympia A statue of Zeus dedicated to Zeus is in Elis The statue is made of ivory and gold The first and only event was the 200 yard dash After a few years other sports where added to the ancient Olympics The high jump is a track and field sport that a man or women can percipate in The aim is to jump and clear the bar 95 of the total effort
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