Bob Beamon long jumps 2 inches to shatter the world record by more than two feet at the 1968 Olympics. When re realized how far he jumped, he fell to the ground in shock. His world record held for 23 years and he STILL holds the Olympic record in
Bob Beamon's Perfect Jump - Forget that Bob Beamon's long jump world record at the 1968 Mexico Olympics remained intact for almost 23 years, forget that it might have been the perfect jump. This was a leap so awe-inspiring that the measuring device became useless. The tape was called on for assistance. Beamon made us rethink what was humanly possible.