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  • n. Alternative spelling of high jump.


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  • The men's high-jump record has been broken 18 times since 1968.

    Cracking the Long-Jump Code

  • Grant may have been a mediocre student at West Point, but he was an excellent horseman and set a high-jump record that stood for nearly 25 years.

    Ulysses S. Grant in Galena

  • Most sports eponyms (words taken from a person's name) are more closely related to the actual sport, such as the Axel jump in skating (named after Norwegian skater Axel Paulsen) and the Fosbury flop (a high-jump technique popularized by Dick Fosbury).

    Week in Words

  • When I tracked him down at his little adobe house on the edge of L.A., he still had an old mattress in his backyard that was part of his makeshift high-jump pit.

    David Maraniss discusses Rome 1960: The Olympics That Changed the World.

  • Though she tied the German high-jump record, she was not allowed to compete.

    Jewish Women In the Olympics

  • But unexpectedly, high-jump chic is most definitely having a moment.

    How female high-jumpers raised the fashion bar

  • Emma Green of Sweden competes in the women's high-jump final of the IAAF Diamond League athletics meet Friday in Doha, Qatar.

    Sports Snapshots

  • In high school competition in California, you have to clear the high-jump bar at predetermined heights in order to qualify for each of the major meets league, CIF, Masters, State at the conclusion of the season.


  • She had a particularly good relationship with her high-jump colleague, Elfriede Kaun.

    Gretel Bergmann.

  • I broke the Asian high-jump record, I had won the gold medal.

    Sport: Yishuv to the Present.


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