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Beamon, Robert (Bob)

Born: 1946 AD
Currently alive, at 69 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Athlete


1946 - Robert Beamon was born 29th of August.


1968 - Set a world record for the long jump at the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City with a jump of 8.90 m (29 ft. 2-1/2 in.).


         - Won gold medal in Olympic long jump


Named by Sports Illustrated magazine as one of the five greatest sports moments of the 20th century.


New adjective - Beamonesque - came into use to describe spectacular feats.


1991 - Beamon's record was broken when Mike Powell jumped 8.95 m (29 ft. 4-3/8 in.) at the World Championships in Tokyo.






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