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Posted on 12 July 2018 | 8:21 pm
Why You Should Still Give a Fuck About My
TheStranger.comWhy You Should Still Give a Fuck About My Bloody ValentineTheStranger.comWith 1991's Loveless, MBV took another Bob Beamon–like leap into the unprecedented. Never had rock sounded so enveloping yet also so ghostly. Shields had mastered his technique of extreme pitch bending by loosening his guitar's tremolo arm and ...
Posted on 4 July 2018 | 7:42 am
Juan Miguel has wind in his sails - Radio
Radio Cadena AgramonteJuan Miguel has wind in his sailsRadio Cadena AgramonteAlthough the wind factor can't take much away from Echevarría's achievement, it does mean that it is not considered a national record or the fifth longest jump in history, surpassed only by Mike Powell's of 8.95 meters; Bob Beamon's 8.90; Carl Lewis's ...
Posted on 26 June 2018 | 7:28 am
On the ball: The nuts and bolts of football
Deccan ChronicleOn the ball: The nuts and bolts of football flightDeccan ChronicleThat's why America's Bob Beamon couldn't believe that he had cleared 8.90 metres on his way to the Olympic long jump gold at Mexico City, which is around 2,200 metres above sea level, in 1968. The shape of the ball has remained the same ever since the ...and more »
Posted on 16 June 2018 | 1:18 pm
World Cup 2018: Sochi joins world's elite
World Cup 2018: Sochi joins world's elite sporting citiesBBC SportWhen Sochi hosts Spain against Portugal on 15 June, it will be only the fourth city to complete the hat-trick of hosting a World Cup match, an Olympic Games and an F1 grand prix. And it will be the first Winter Olympic city to join that group - the ...and more »
Posted on 15 June 2018 | 5:20 am
Which mind-blowing Guinness World Record
(Photo: AFP/Getty Images) 1969: Neil Armstrong becomes the first man on the moon. 1968: Bob Beamon sets a long-lasting long-jump record of 29 feet, 2.5 inches, at the Olympics in Mexico City. It is not broken until 1991. 1967: The first cash dispenser ...
Posted on 27 August 2015 | 3:54 am
Life after the Olympics: Here's what track
He has also been the world record holder in the event (29 ft 4.25 in.) since 1991, and is one of only two long jumpers in history with legal jumps over 29 feet (the other being Bob Beamon).
Posted on 24 August 2015 | 11:55 pm
American Coaches Have a Field Day, but for
coached Mike Powell when Powell jumped 8.95 meters (29 feet 4 ¼ inches) in Tokyo in 1991 — setting a world record that has now endured a year longer than the ethereal Bob Beamon mark it broke. Huntington has worked with many fellow Americans through the ...
Posted on 24 August 2015 | 6:00 pm
The Father of Surfing Turns 125 Years Old
ESPN pundits named three racehorses among their top 100 athletes and included the likes of Bob Beamon, who enjoyed one transcendent moment in a fine but ultimately limited career as a long jumper. Thankfully, his 125th birthday won't be ignored.
Posted on 23 August 2015 | 6:00 pm
How cheats cheat: why dopers have the edge
‘Drug testing has a public reputation that far exceeds its capabilities’ It feels almost quaint to recall that when Bob Beamon leapt 8.90m at the Mexico City Olympics in 1968 his only performance enhancer was a shot of tequila. When Beamon ...
Posted on 21 August 2015 | 12:06 am