The perfect jump. A leap into the 21st century. The greatest sporting achievement of all time. Those were just a few of the ways that Bob Beamon's astounding 8.90m world record leap in the long jump, set at the Olympic Games in Mexico City 50 years ago today, has been described.
Some 50 years ago amateur photographer Tony Duffy snapped this iconic image of Bob Beamon’s historic world record leap at the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City. As the 50th anniversary of the photo draws near, Duffy talks about the background to one of athletics’ most defining images and how it changed the course of his life.
The IAAF Centenary Welcome Dinner, the first main act of the weekend that celebrates the 100th birthday of the global governing body of athletics was held in the magnificent venue of Barcelona’s historical Museu Marítim (Maritime Museum) in the centre of the city on Friday night (23).
23 November 2012 – Barcelona, Spain – The 1968 Olympic High Jump men’s champion Dick Fosbury and the 2012 Olympic High Jump women’s champion Anna Chicherova appeared at the press point at the IAAF Centenary Gala in Barcelona. These were some of the highlights.