Longest Olympic Record Holder Speaks with Islandstats.com
Bob Beamon's Record Still Stands
Bob Beamon, an American former Track and Field athlete, best known for his world record in the long jump at the Mexico City Olympics in 1968 joins islandstats.com and Coach Hatcher from Sports Inside and Out.
Beamon broke the previous record by a margin of 55 cm (21 2⁄3 in.) and his world record stood for almost 23 years until it was broken in 1991 by Mike Powell.
As of 2020, the jump is still the Olympic Record and the second-longest wind-legal jump in history.
Beamon discusses the events back in the 1960’s right through to events happening today.