12 October 2010

Mike Powell Vs Carl Lewis 1991 Long Jump at Tokyo

Almost Twenty years on.. it is still the best showdown in long jump ever. Two athletes at the peak of their powers and fuelled by an intense rivalry. Carl Lewis , the champion , undefeated in Long Jump for almost a decade and widely believed to be the only person who could have broken Bob Beamons’ record. Mike Powell, a steady challenger who had consistently come up short against Carl Lewis So far. Thus was set the stage to a showdown that produced 4 of the top 6 longest Jump in the History of the sport.



Carl Lewis ended with with the best Six-Jump series in History of Long Jump while Mike Powell ended the decade long winning streak and the world record – 23 years after Bob Beamon had set it.

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