Bob Beamon

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Robert Beamon (born August 29, 1946) is an American former track and field athlete, best known for his world record in the long jump at the Mexico City Olympics in 1968. By jumping 8.90 m (29 ft. 2.5 in), he broke the existing record by a margin of 55 cm (21+2⁄3 in.) and his world record stood for almost 23 years until it was broken in 1991 by Mike Powell. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Bob Beamon has received more than 746,342 page views. His biography is available in 46 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 42 in 2019). Bob Beamon is the 9th most popular athlete (up from 10th in 2019), the 791st most popular biography from United States (up from 1,166th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular American Athlete.

Bob Beamon is most famous for his record-breaking jump in the 1968 Olympics. He jumped 29 feet, 2 1/2 inches, which was almost two feet farther than the previous world record.

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Among athletes, Bob Beamon ranks 9 out of 3,055Before him are Paavo Nurmi, Emil Zátopek, Louis Zamperini, Spyridon Louis, Luz Long, and Jānis Lūsis. After him are Carl Lewis, Dana Zátopková, Dick Fosbury, Thomas Burke, Ray Ewry, and Stanisława Walasiewicz.

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Among people born in 1946, Bob Beamon ranks 59Before him are Charles Dance, Chris Slade, Isaias Afwerki, André the Giant, Uri Geller, and Sally Field. After him are Tim Curry, John Woo, Peter Singer, Berti Vogts, Patriarch Kirill of Moscow, and Bolo Yeung.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Bob Beamon ranks 791 out of 15,968Before him are Matthew McConaughey (1969), Raquel Welch (1940), Steve Reich (1936), John Fante (1909), Rodney King (1965), and Tobin Bell (1942). After him are Edward C. Tolman (1886), John Jacob Astor IV (1864), Paul Morphy (1837), Robert Wagner (1930), George Cukor (1899), and Linda Lovelace (1949).

Among ATHLETES In United States

Among athletes born in United States, Bob Beamon ranks 3Before him are Jesse Owens (1913) and Louis Zamperini (1917). After him are Carl Lewis (1961), Dick Fosbury (1947), Thomas Burke (1875), Ray Ewry (1873), Bobby Morrow (1935), Wilma Rudolph (1940), Al Oerter (1936), Mike Powell (1963), and Ellery Harding Clark (1874).