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Maximizing the Long Jump of Bryan Clay -- Science of the Summer Olympics


Maximizing the Long Jump of Bryan Clay

The long jump is one of the most technically challenging events in the decathlon, a track and field competition consisting of 10 events held over two days. In order to maximize his performance, 2008 Olympic gold medalist Bryan Clay teamed up with engineers from BMW to improve measurement of the horizontal and vertical velocities of his long jumps.

Credit: NBC Learn and the National Science Foundation

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