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Mike Powell - World Long Jump Record 1991
Mike Powell - World Long Jump Record 1991
Published: 2013/04/21
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Part 3, Mike Powell and Carl Lewis World Record Long Jump Competition
Part 3, Mike Powell and Carl Lewis World Record Long Jump Competition
Published: 2008/12/22
Channel: Andrew Gatt
Long Jump Tokyo 1991 - Mike Powell - 8.95m WR
Long Jump Tokyo 1991 - Mike Powell - 8.95m WR
Published: 2011/08/26
Channel: YUvideoita
Moscow 2013 - Mike Powell USA - Long Jump Men - Preview
Moscow 2013 - Mike Powell USA - Long Jump Men - Preview
Published: 2013/08/12
Channel: IAAF Athletics
Mike Powell vs. Carl Lewis - Long Jump - World Record
Mike Powell vs. Carl Lewis - Long Jump - World Record
Published: 2006/03/29
Channel: markamahabir
Mike Powell Long Jup 8,70m Slow Motion - Salamanca 1993
Mike Powell Long Jup 8,70m Slow Motion - Salamanca 1993
Published: 2014/10/03
Channel: Videos Atletismo
Part 2, Mike Powell and Carl Lewis World Record Long Jump Competition
Part 2, Mike Powell and Carl Lewis World Record Long Jump Competition
Published: 2008/12/22
Channel: Andrew Gatt
The best long jump battle in history
The best long jump battle in history
Published: 2016/05/16
Channel: antoniodavistv
Mike Powell
Mike Powell's Coaching the Long Jump
Published: 2010/05/24
Channel: Coaches Choice
Men
Men's Long Jump Final Atlanta Olympics 1996
Published: 2016/06/21
Channel: TJS Sports
Mike Powell Long Jump 8.59m Stuttgart 1993
Mike Powell Long Jump 8.59m Stuttgart 1993
Published: 2015/12/05
Channel: Paul Beznis
The Universe Within - Mike Powell
The Universe Within - Mike Powell
Published: 2015/11/30
Channel: Carol G Cummings
TOP 10 | Longest Jumps of all Time | HD |
TOP 10 | Longest Jumps of all Time | HD |
Published: 2015/05/30
Channel: MisterFilOfficial
The Best American Long Jump Athletes Of All Time
The Best American Long Jump Athletes Of All Time
Published: 2015/06/11
Channel: FastChannel
Long Jump World Record Holder Mike Powell at 6
Long Jump World Record Holder Mike Powell at 6' 2" celebrates his 50th birthday with a dunk.
Published: 2013/11/12
Channel: Mike Powell
Long Jump World Record - 8.95 - Mike Powell -
Long Jump World Record - 8.95 - Mike Powell -
Published: 2017/06/19
Channel: AthleticsJUMPSofficial
Legend Of Athletics - Mike Powell - Signature Edition
Legend Of Athletics - Mike Powell - Signature Edition
Published: 2015/11/26
Channel: IAAF Athletics
Mike Powell World Record Long Jump
Mike Powell World Record Long Jump
Published: 2014/02/02
Channel: JASON YOUNG
World Record Long Jump of 8.95 metres
World Record Long Jump of 8.95 metres
Published: 2007/10/07
Channel: sickoicko
Bob Beamon
Bob Beamon's Long Jump Olympic record | Epic Olympic Moments
Published: 2015/12/08
Channel: Olympic
Top 10 best long jumpers of all time (men)
Top 10 best long jumpers of all time (men)
Published: 2015/12/23
Channel: Antonin Pauvarel
Weltrekord Mike Powell 8,95 im Weitsprung
Weltrekord Mike Powell 8,95 im Weitsprung
Published: 2009/11/04
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Mike Powell vs Carl Lewis (Long jump - Tokyo 1991)
Mike Powell vs Carl Lewis (Long jump - Tokyo 1991)
Published: 2012/08/30
Channel: Fubiste187
part 4, Mike Powell and Carl Lewis World Record Long Jump
part 4, Mike Powell and Carl Lewis World Record Long Jump
Published: 2008/12/23
Channel: Andrew Gatt
Bob Beamon
Bob Beamon's World Record Long Jump - 1968 Olympics
Published: 2010/01/21
Channel: 805Bruin
Intro. to Mike Powell and Carl Lewis World Record Long Jump Competition
Intro. to Mike Powell and Carl Lewis World Record Long Jump Competition
Published: 2008/12/22
Channel: Andrew Gatt
Long Jump World Record! || Mike Powell🙌
Long Jump World Record! || Mike Powell🙌
Published: 2016/08/20
Channel: Jay Shah
Mike Powell 895 World Record Long Jump
Mike Powell 895 World Record Long Jump
Published: 2014/08/28
Channel: Voimalaitos
4012 Olympic Track & Field 1992 Long Jump Men Mike Powell
4012 Olympic Track & Field 1992 Long Jump Men Mike Powell
Published: 2017/05/28
Channel: Basil Sage
Mike Powell: Usain Bolt can jump over 9 meters on Vimeo
Mike Powell: Usain Bolt can jump over 9 meters on Vimeo
Published: 2009/08/22
Channel: losseveter
Mike Powell vs. Carl Lewis, Tokyo
Mike Powell vs. Carl Lewis, Tokyo'91 (12 jumps)
Published: 2014/04/05
Channel: [Atletismo] Al aire libre
World Record - Long Jump Men Final Tokyo 1991
World Record - Long Jump Men Final Tokyo 1991
Published: 2012/12/22
Channel: IAAF Athletics
World Record Long Jump.  ||Mike Powell[8,95m]
World Record Long Jump. ||Mike Powell[8,95m]
Published: 2015/03/04
Channel: Elite Athletes
3524 World Track & Field 1991 Long Jump Qualifying Mike Powell
3524 World Track & Field 1991 Long Jump Qualifying Mike Powell
Published: 2016/07/17
Channel: Basil Sage
World Record in the Long Jump 29
World Record in the Long Jump 29' 51/2"
Published: 2008/04/21
Channel: Gideon Ariel
3637 World Track & Field 1991 Long Jump Mike Powell
3637 World Track & Field 1991 Long Jump Mike Powell
Published: 2016/09/02
Channel: Basil Sage
Mike Powell jumps 8.95m
Mike Powell jumps 8.95m
Published: 2008/03/04
Channel: LetsRunFaster
Fusionathletica.Com Unnathi Aiyappa doing long jump and legend Mike Powell appreciating
Fusionathletica.Com Unnathi Aiyappa doing long jump and legend Mike Powell appreciating
Published: 2016/11/14
Channel: fusionathletica
3625 World Track & Field 1991 Long Jump Mike Powell
3625 World Track & Field 1991 Long Jump Mike Powell
Published: 2016/08/31
Channel: Basil Sage
4008 Olympic Track & Field 1992 Long Jump Men Mike Powell
4008 Olympic Track & Field 1992 Long Jump Men Mike Powell
Published: 2017/05/25
Channel: Basil Sage
Carl Lewis vs Mike Powell
Carl Lewis vs Mike Powell
Published: 2012/08/06
Channel: Inbetia Sc
Long jump & 100 meters men
Long jump & 100 meters men's WR - Powell vs. Carl Lewis !!
Published: 2015/08/25
Channel: Adrian Walters
3647 World Track & Field 1991 Long Jump Mike Powell
3647 World Track & Field 1991 Long Jump Mike Powell
Published: 2016/09/02
Channel: Basil Sage
Greatest Long Jump Competition - Carl Lewis vs Mike Powell - Inlcudes Split screen Analysis
Greatest Long Jump Competition - Carl Lewis vs Mike Powell - Inlcudes Split screen Analysis
Published: 2013/12/01
Channel: Harvey Connor
Powell:Lewis   Long Jump
Powell:Lewis Long Jump
Published: 2012/02/29
Channel: JohnnyGithub
Long Jump Tokyo 1991   Mike Powell   895m WR
Long Jump Tokyo 1991 Mike Powell 895m WR
Published: 2012/11/24
Channel: Abdiel Sousa
3643 World Track & Field 1991 Long Jump Mike Powell
3643 World Track & Field 1991 Long Jump Mike Powell
Published: 2016/09/02
Channel: Basil Sage
mike powell vs. carl lewis vs shaji - long jump - world record.mpg
mike powell vs. carl lewis vs shaji - long jump - world record.mpg
Published: 2011/03/18
Channel: anbu0pdy
long jump - mike powell
long jump - mike powell
Published: 2006/06/11
Channel: tridious
3989 Olympic Track & Field 1992 Long Jump Men Mike Powell
3989 Olympic Track & Field 1992 Long Jump Men Mike Powell
Published: 2017/05/20
Channel: Basil Sage
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Mike Powell
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Powell announces at press conference that he will attempt to break the World Masters record.
Personal information
Full name Michael Anthony Powell[1]
Nationality American
Born (1963-11-10) November 10, 1963 (age 53)[1]
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.[1]
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)[2]
Weight 175 lb (79 kg)[2]
Sport
Sport Track and field
Event(s) Long jump
Updated on August 6, 2012.

Michael "Mike" Anthony Powell (born November 10, 1963) is an American former track and field athlete, and the holder of the long jump world record. He is a two-time world champion in this event and two-time Olympic silver medallist.

Biography[edit]

Background[edit]

Powell was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He attended Edgewood High School in West Covina, California, where he finished second in the High jump at the CIF California State Meet in 1981.[3] He went on to attend the University of California, Irvine and later transferred to the University of California at Los Angeles. He is a member of Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity.

Athletics career[edit]

Powell won the long jump silver medal at the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul.[1]

At the 1991 World Championships in Athletics (Tokyo), Powell broke Bob Beamon's almost 23-year-old long jump world record by 5 cm (2 inches), leaping 8.95 m (29 ft 414 in). Powell's world record, since August 1991, still stands, making Powell the fourth person since 1900 to hold the long jump world record for over 20 years. His feat earned him the James E. Sullivan Award and BBC Overseas Sports Personality of the Year Award in 1991.

He also holds the longest non-legal jump of 8.99 m (29 ft 534 in) (wind-aided +4.4) set at high altitude in Sestriere, Italy in 1992.[4]

Powell again won the long jump silver medal at 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona.[1] In addition to his famous 1991 victory, he won the long jump again at the 1993 World Championships in Athletics,[2] and came third at the 1995 World Championships in Athletics.

Powell competed in the 1992–93 Foot Locker Slam Fest and successfully dunked from the free throw line.

After the 1996 Olympics, Powell retired. He returned in 2001 with a goal of competing in the 2004 Olympics, but did not make the American team.

After retirement[edit]

Powell became an analyst for Yahoo! Sports Olympic Track & Field coverage.

He stated in July 2009 that he intended to return to competition with the aim of breaking Tapani Taavitsainen's Masters over-45 world record in the long jump.[5]

Powell now coaches long jump permanently at the Academy of Speed in Rancho Cucamonga, California.

At the Simplot Games on February 20, 2015 in an official announcement Powell stated that, at the age of 51, he would jump again in competition. On March 7, 2015 Powell entered the Athletics New Zealand Track and Field Championships, with every jump considered an attempt at the World Masters record. However, Powell sustained an injury in warm up and didn't actually compete. He later stated he will jump again in the future.

If he breaks the Masters record he will be the only athlete in any event to ever hold both the current World record and the World Masters record in such an old division simultaneously. Yuriy Sedykh held both the world record and the record in the M45 division from 2001 to 2010. Jonathan Edwards and Jan Železný currently have the achievement in younger divisions, Jarmila Kratochvílová should also, but her superior masters performance has never been recognized by World Masters Athletics. Haile Gebrselassie, Carlos Lopes and Jim Peters set both records simultaneously as 35-year-olds.

In July 2016 his daughter Micha Powell was officially named to Canada's Olympic team.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Mike Powell". sports-reference.com. Sports Reference. Retrieved June 20, 2015. 
  2. ^ a b c "Mike Powell". usatf.org. USA Track & Field. Retrieved June 20, 2015. 
  3. ^ "California State Meet Results – 1915 to present". Hank Lawson. Retrieved 2012-12-25. 
  4. ^ "0 Toplists lj m – o". iaaf.org. Retrieved 2016-09-12. 
  5. ^ Minshull, Phil (2009-07-07). Mike Powell aims to return to competition. IAAF. Retrieved on 2009-07-23.
  6. ^ Hossain, Asif (11 July 2016). "Athletics Canada nominates largest squad to Team Canada for Rio". Canadian Olympic Committee. Retrieved 11 July 2016. 

External links[edit]

Records
Preceded by
United States Bob Beamon
Men's Long Jump World Record Holder
August 30, 1991 – present
Incumbent
Achievements
Preceded by
United States Larry Myricks
Men's Long Jump Best Year Performance
1990–1991
Succeeded by
United States Carl Lewis
Preceded by
United States Carl Lewis
Men's Long Jump Best Year Performance
1993
Succeeded by
United States Erick Walder
Awards
Preceded by
Australia Mal Meninga
BBC Overseas Sports Personality of the Year
1991
Succeeded by
United States Andre Agassi

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