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Masters Track and Field - Jumping

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Jumping is an ability that most humans and many animals share to some degree. It is the process of getting one's body off the ground for a short time using only one's own power, usually by propelling oneself upward via contraction and then forceful extension of the legs. In some cases the height of a jump may be increased by using a trampoline, or by pushing down with the arms when playing leapfrog. One can jump up to reach something high, jump over a fence or ditch, or jump down, and one can jump while dancing and as a sport.

 

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  • High jump, where the objective is to cover as large a vertical distance as possible with one jump, preceded by a short run-up.

  • Hurdling, a foot race where the track is covered with hurdles. 

  • Long jumpTriple Jump where the objective is to cover as large a horizontal distance as possible with one jump, preceded by a short run-up.

  • Pole vault, in which is similar to the high jump, but competitors use a long flexible pole to cover a bigger height.to jump u have to bend ur legs