JuVaughn Harrison competes in the Olympic final in both the long jump and the high jump

JuVaughn Harrison makes history at the Tokyo Olympics


22-year-old JuVaughn Harrison (USA) achieved something special at the Tokyo Olympics 2021 on Saturday.
Etusuora: 31.07.2021 16:51Athletics
JuVaughn Harrison makes history at the Tokyo Olympics
Photo: Olavi Kaljunen/Trackpic
At the Tokyo Olympics JuVaughn Harrison advanced to the long jump Olympic final with 12 best men in the qualifiers. Harrison's result in the qualification was 813.

On Friday, Harrison cleared high jump qualification with a result of 228 and he will compete in the final on Sunday.

Nowadays, it is very rare for the same athlete to compete at the top level in both the long jump and the high jump. About a century ago, some athletes achieved a medal at the Olympics in both events.

Olympics: Athletes who reached in the top 12 in the long jump and the high jump


Men


Athens 1896

Ellery Clark, USA - Long Jump Gold, High Jump Gold
James B. Connolly, USA - Long Jump Bronze, High Jump Silver
Bob Garrett, USA - Long Jump Silver, High Jump Silver

Paris 1900

Pat Leahy, GBR - Long Jump Bronze, High Jump Silver
Waldemar Steffen, GER - Long Jump 8th, High Jump 4th
Tore Blom, SWE - Long Jump 11th, High Jump 8th
Eric Lemming, SWE - Long Jump 12th, High Jump 4th

Athens 1906 (Intercalated Games)

Gunnar Rönström, SWE - Long Jump 7th, High Jump 5th

Stockholm 1912

Jim Thorpe, USA - Long Jump 7th, High Jump 4th

Paris 1924

Mikio Oda JPN - Long Jump 10th, High Jump 10th

Amsterdam 1928

Mikio Oda JPN - Long Jump 11th, High Jump 7th

London 1948

Prince Adedoyin Adegboyeya GBR - Long Jump 5th, High Jump 12th
Georges Damitio FRA - Long Jump 6th, High Jump 6th

Women


London 1948

Vinton Beckett JAM - Long Jump 11th, High Jump 4th
Ilse Steinegger AUT - Long Jump 10th, High Jump 7th

Helsinki 1952

Aleksandra Chudina SOV - Long Jump Silver, High Jump Bronze