The Story Behind Bob Beamon's Long Jump Olympic Record | Olympics On The Record

The Story Behind Bob Beamon's Long Jump Olympic Record | Olympics On The Record


One of the greatest moments in Olympic Games history sees Bob Beamon's era-defying leap win long jump gold at Mexico City 1968. The most famous Olympic Records are presented in entertaining packages using recreations, animations and a mix of other visual methods: Subscribe to the official Olympic channel here: Visit the Olympic Channel, where the Games never end:

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