White High Jumpers

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  1. devans

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    I've posted on this site before about what a phenomenon Stefan Holm is. He has broke the world High jump record during his career and is still the reigning Olympic champion, and he measures just 5' 11" tall. Someone called Mike Furry "diminutive" on another thread this week - and he is 6 foot tall. Yet this guy can out leap rivals who measure up at around 6'6".

    Well there is another even shorter world record holder and Olympic Champion. His name is Harold Osborn and he is from the USA and was just 5' 10 ½" tall.
    He won Olympic gold in 1924.

    Here he is...

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  2. Siemowit

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    The best White high jumpers
    Andriej Silnow - Russia 2,36 - 4% difference from world record
    Tomá¹ Jankù - Czech 2,34 - 5% difference from world record
    Stefan Holm - Sweden 2,34 - 5% difference from world record
    Jaros³aw Rybakow - Russia 2,31 - 6% difference from world record
    Carlo Thränhardt 2.42 - 2% difference from world record
    Carlo Thränhardt2.41 - 2% difference from world record
    Stefan Holm 2.40 - 3% difference from world record
    Dietmar Mögenburg 2.39 - 3% difference from world record
    Ralf Sonn 2.39 - 3% difference from world record
    Ivan Ukhov2.39 - 3% difference from world record
     
  3. waterbed

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    2.42 is 1.2% from world record btw whites won 55% of track and field medals Olympic games 2004 blacks 40% and 3% mixed 2% mongoloid overal olympic games whites won 70% with 8% of world population.whites are so athletic [​IMG]
     
  4. devans

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    Sotomayor set the record in 1993, when who knows what went into his body to perform at that level. I go back again to the fact that Stefan Holm is only 1.81M tall, whereas Sotomajor was 1.94M tall. This to my mind makes Holm the most amazing athlete competing ta the moment.
    Holm along with fellow Swede Sjoberg and Russian Voronin are the only people to clear 2.40 or better this century.
     
  5. devans

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    I know I go on about this man too much, so all I'm going to say is Steffan Holm, indoor world champion (again) with a jump of 2.36m.
     

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