The Greek Long Jump

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James Lloyd
by The British Museum
published on 02 April 2015
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The long jump was the only type of jumping contest in the ancient Olympics. It differed vitally from our long jump in that athletes used pairs of weights or halteres, swung forward on take-off and back just before landing, probably as a handicap.

British Museum curator Judith Swaddling describes the amphora.

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