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I downloaded and Flash converted the video provided by Mishe Scott's parents of the disputed Jasmine Gibbs 20-11 long jump. I viewed it several times, including frame-by-frame.
For the sake of those who don't know me, I am USATF Level 2 certified in the Jumps, Sprints, Hurdles and Relays. I also coached (and competed) at the high school and collegiate levels.
In my opinion, Jasmine Gibbs' long jump was a clean jump. I saw no evidence of a "drag" by the hand, foot, or any other part of her body. I also saw that the pit crew measured the jump from the closest mark in the sand (her heels, although her "slide in" landing technique is deceptive to some), which is consistent with the rules. She also exited the pit appropriately.
I am not going to comment on her technique, but we ALL know she has more than enough speed and she is tall enough to be an effective horizontal jumper. I will say it is the first time I have ever seen her get the impulse/lift off the board as seen in this video. Thus, more height. Combined with her above-average speed, it will lead to an above-average result.
Lastly, I believe the jump was measured correctly. If you look at the alignment of the takeoff board to the yard marks on the football field, you will see the board somewhere near the 48 - 49 yard line. She landed somewhere near the 41 - 42 yard line, or seven yards (21 feet away).
Again, it appears to be a good jump. Thank GOD for video! And a big CONGRATULATIONS for Jasmine!
Posted on May 13, 2012, 8:21 PM from IP address 188.8.131.52