The longest jumps ever made in sports

There are so many sports disciplines in which people jump. In addition to athletics, in which jumps are divided into four categories (long, high, triple, and pole vaulting), many sportsmen and women excel in real flights, for example, with skis and snowboards, but also with cars, motorcycles, bicycles, and....parachutes.

Man has always dreamed, after all, of flying, and this is one of the most direct ways to experience that feeling of freedom that humans have been chasing for centuries.

The magazine Forbes has grouped together 10 of the longest leaps made by athletes in history. Some of them are truly impressive.

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High jump - Javier Sotomayor
In Salamanca, Spain, on June 27, 1993, Cuban Javier Sotomayor jumped an impressive 2.45 meters in the high jump. A record still unbeaten after 30 years.
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Triple jump - Jonathan Edwards
In Gothenburg, în Sweden, on August 7, 1995, the Englishman Jonathan Edwards managed to defeat gravity by an impressive 18.29 meters (without wind) and by 18.43 meters with the wind in his favor. The best triple hurdler ever.
Bike jumping - Fabio Wibmer
In Saalbach, Austria, on May 1, 2018, Austrian Fabio Wibmer set an unofficial record for the longest bike jump over a snowy slope to riding a modified mountain bike. The length of the jump was 43 meters.
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Pole Vaulting - Armand Duplantis
It is the most recent record among those considered in this article. At Eugene, in the United States, during the Indo-Golden World Athletics Championships, the Swede Armand Duplantis reached the sky with a leap of an impressive 6.21 meters.
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Horse Jumping - André Ferreira
At Johannesburg, South Africa, on April 25, 1975, André Ferreira riding Something accomplished the longest horse jump in history with 8.40 meters. A record that is difficult to beat, not least because it would be very dangerous for the animal indeed.
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Ski jumping - Stefan Kraft
In Vikrsund, Norway, on March 18, 2017, Austrian Stefan Kraft flew 253.5 meters, the current world record. In this discipline, however, it is not only the distance that counts, but also the coordination and cleanliness of the athletic gesture.
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Long jump - Mike Powell
In Tokyo, Japan, on August 30, 1991, American Mike Powell jumped an impressive 8.95 meters. Since then, no one has ever come so close to jumping over 9 meters.
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Motorcycle jumping - Robbie Maddison
At Las Vegas, in the Nevada desert (USA), on December 31, 2007, stunt-man Robbie Maddison jumped an impressive 98.34 meters with his KTM 500 SX-F. He himself admitted that that was not his longest jump: in fact, in training, by his own confession, he jumped a full 107 meters.
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Jumping with snowboard - Mads Jonsson
At Hemsedal, in Norway in 2005, snowboarder Mads Jonsson jumped his board an impressive 57 meters, all with a nice 360°, just so we don't miss anything. Living legend.
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Jump from space (with parachute) - Alan Eustace
We all remember Felix Baumgartner 's flight from the stratosphere (jump from what 39,000 meters). Well, believe it or not, just two years later the vice-president of Google Alan Eustace surpassed this record by as much as 2,500 meters by attracting in the mythical setting dl the desert of Roswell, in the New Mexico.
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