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Condition and Form in the Field Events – Strength Magazine – April, 1924

American high-jumpers are unquestionably the greatest in the world, and this is not because they are naturally better jumpers than their competitors, but because they have a better method. The English high-jumpers as a class are men who have a great deal of natural spring, but they fail to clear great heights because they stick to one style-the old-fashioned scissors’ style. Their very best jumpers manage to clear heights of 6 feet 1 or 6 feet 2 inches, while the best American jumpers average 3 or 4 inches higher.

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