WATCH: “The Leap of the Century” – Bob Beamon’s World Record Long Jump – 1968 Olympics

At the 1968 Summer Olympics, USA’s Bob Beamon jumped 8.90 m, a jump not exceeded for 23 years, and which remains the second longest legal jump of all time and still the Olympic record to this day.
 
His jump became known as “The Leap of the Century”

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