Standing long jump
The standing long jump is an athletics event. It was an Olympic event until 1912. It is one of three standing variants of track and field jumping events, which also include the standing high jump and standing triple jump.
In performing the standing long jump, the jumper stands at a line marked on the ground with the feet slightly apart. The athlete takes off and lands using both feet, swinging the arms and bending the knees to provide forward drive. In Olympic rules, the measurement used was the longest of three tries. The jump must be repeated if the athlete falls back or takes a step at take-off.
Ray Ewry set the world record for the standing long jump of 3.47 m (11 ft 41⁄2 in) on 3 September 1904. The record is now held by NFL prospect and former University of Connecticut cornerback Byron Jones, who recorded a jump of 3.73 m (12 ft 23⁄4 in) at the NFL Combine on 23 February 2015.
When indoor arenas were built, the standing long jump began to disappear as an event. Today, Norway is the only country where the standing long jump is a national championship event. The Norwegian Championships in Standing Jumps (long jump and high jump) has been held in Stange every winter since 1995.
The standing long jump is also one of the events at the NFL combine, it was one of the standardized test events as part of the President's Award on Physical Fitness., as well as the physical fitness test that officer cadets must complete at the Royal Military College of Canada and the United States Air Force Academy. In the Brazilian police forces, a minimum performance in a standing long jump test is required to join the Federal Police (2.14 m for men 1.66 m for women) and the Federal Highway Police (2.00 m for men 1.60 m for women).
||Ray Ewry (USA)||Irving Baxter (USA)||Emile Torcheboeuf (FRA)|
|1904 St. Louis
||Ray Ewry (USA)||Charles King (USA)||John Biller (USA)|
||Ray Ewry (USA)||Konstantinos Tsiklitiras (GRE)||Martin Sheridan (USA)|
||Konstantinos Tsiklitiras (GRE)||Platt Adams (USA)||Benjamin Adams (USA)|
||Ray Ewry (USA)||Martin Sheridan (USA)||Lawson Robertson (USA)|
- http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2015/02/23/byron-jones-obliterates-the-combine-broad-jump-record/ - NBCSports
- Norwegian indoor championships - GBR Athletics
- "Combine events: Broad jump". NFL.com. 2008.
- RMC Physical Performance Test