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An Illustrated History of the High Jump

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The early days of the high jump
An Illustrated History of the High Jump

Harold Osborn

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The high jump was one of the sports that was included when the modern Olympic Games began in 1896. Americans won the first eight Olympic high jump championships (not including the semi-official 1906 Games). Harold Osborn was the 1924 gold medalist with a then-Olympic record leap of 1.98 meters.
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