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High jump is an athletic track and field event

An Overview of High Jump

High jump competitors must jump over a horizontal bar placed at measured heights without the aid of certain devices.


High jump shoes are different from most other track shoes in that they have much thicker soles than ordinary "sprint spikes" - in order to provide stability and comfort at take-off.


  • Early jumpers used either an elaborate straight-on approach or a scissors technique.

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National Governing Bodies

England Athletics

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