The long jump is the most familiar event to us along with 100m sprint because can be played easily with bare body and it requires more skills than power compare to any other events.
Long jump has four main components: 1. Approach run 2. Last two strides 3. Take off and Action in the air 4. Landing
1. Approach run: The important phase to get maximum controlled speed.
2. Last two strides: To prepare the body for takeoff while conserving as much as speed as possible and step
3. Take off and action in the air: To create a vertical impulse through the athlete’s centre of gravity while maintaining balance and control. There are four main styles of take off: Kick, double-arm, sprint and power sprint.
4. Landing: Must pay attention in landing to avoid falling backwards.
The final match of long jump in World Championships in athletics will take place on Aug 28 for women’s and Sep 2 for men’s respectively.