• Short Summary

    The American indoor high-jump star, Ray Brown, is in training for a possible attempt this year at the World Indoor High-jump Record of seven-foot four and five-eighth inches, set by the Russian, Valery Brumel, twelve years ago.

  • Description

    The American indoor high-jump star, Ray Brown, is in training for a possible attempt this year at the World Indoor High-jump Record of seven-foot four and five-eighth inches, set by the Russian, Valery Brumel, twelve years ago.

    Both Brown and Brumel are regarded as odd-men-out these days, because both use the conventional straddle-jump approach, instead of the "Fosbury" flop. There is another unusual aspect to Brown's training method. He never jumps in practice. He simply concentrates on his running, approach, timing and arm work.

    He first won international prominence in 1968 when he was still at High School. He earned a place in the United States Olympic team by jumping seven foot three inches.

    Since then he has held the American Indoor Record with a jump of seven foot four inches, but that record has now fallen.

    Brown is tall - six foot six inches - but he does not believe that it is necessary to be big to jump seven feet. He thinks that "know-how" and a desire to work are more important.

    Though he likes jumping as an amateur, he would consider becoming a professional "if the money was good". That would mean always -jumping against the same people. Brown says that winning and getting paid would compensate for the boredom.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAEGE2782QMXP67AUFZUHSAMIAC
    Media URN:
    VLVAEGE2782QMXP67AUFZUHSAMIAC
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/02/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:13:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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