long jump


long jump

noun

Definition of LONG JUMP

:  a track-and-field event in which a jump for distance is made usually from a running start
long jumper noun

First Known Use of LONG JUMP

1882

long jump

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Track-and-field sport consisting of a horizontal jump for distance. It was formerly performed from both standing and running starts, as separate events, but the standing long jump is no longer included in major competitions. The running long jump was an event in the Olympic Games of 708 BC and in the modern Games from 1896. In 1948 the women's long jump became an Olympic event.

Variants of LONG JUMP

long jump or broad jump

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