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imagine you rob this guys house and think you've escaped but then out of nowhere he flying kicks you in the head
I don't often imagine robbing houses.
HE JUMP SO FAR HE LANDED OUTSIDE)
I’ll give it a B-
UNBELIEVABLY) GREATEST DUAL EVER)
Fortunately I'm not in a house robbing society. Where are you from, so I can call Carl Lewis?
Still get goosebumps almost 30 years later.Imagine jumping 8.83, 8.84, 8.87 and 8.91 and still losing.
THAT RECORD WILL FALL ONE DAY LIKE AROUND THE OLYMPICS TIME 2024)
SOID! THE! (GREAT)! MIKE! POWELL!
@deeceetee if you let Powell and Lewis to jump in the elevation of Mexico we would have seen 9.15-9.20m only because the air is so much thinner and it would make them travel way further
That consistency should be rewarded
@Robert Schneider Yeah. l would say you are correct. lm most likely the only person who cares at all. A part of my personal makeup, many years ago. By way of the same reasoning you are using, it's also true to say l really don't care what you think either. 🙂
The fact that a world record can stay for 2 decades and also just few minutes is just amazing
When I hear sports analysts say that athletes today are stronger and faster, I am reminded that many of the major track and field records are from over 20 years ago!
@Andvare was the greatest. And drug free. Unlike the others
@Kasim Shaikh Uh no. You're completely gullible
@Marshall Ray Actually drug testing became strict after 1988 this happened in 1991 so you're completely wrong.
@Robin most athletes use enhancement the issue is if they’re banned or not. Or how they can be brought to controlled levels during testing.
When you watch Powell's face and actions you can see he is clearly jumping for his life, gave it everything to beat the champ.
HOMKY! WRONG! YOU'RE! SEEING! THINGS! SOID! YOU'RE! (HALLUCINAL)! THE! (GREATEST)! MIKE! POWELL! THE! (LONG)! JUMP! (G,O,A,T)! WAS! (CLEARLY)! LONG! (JUMPING)! TO! (CHAMPION)! THIS! LONG! (JUMP)! COMPETITON! SOID! THE! (GREATEST)! POWELL! (CHAMPIONED)!
Right! You could tell he giving it ALL.
@SykosymatiK yeah, respect. Really deserved the W
That's how it's done.
It’s like the planets aligned for this amazing duel. Two athletes, who have trained most of their lives for this particular moment, both show up in peak physical shape, and lay it all out for everyone to witness. Moments like these are the reason I love sports and competitions.
SOID! THE! (AMAZING)! MIKE! POWELL!
HOMKY! (LEGENDARY)! MIKE! POWELL!
Man, that slo-mo at 7:34 still brings a tear to my eye. Looks like he was literally jumping to save his own life, or the lives of his family. _Absolute beast effort._
Indeed yes indeed
I love it when 2 people want to be the best and make each other greater. Imagine them training together and pushing each other to the limit.
HOMKY! THE! (GREAT)! MIKE! POWELL! HOMKY! (UNEXCELLED)!
The most astonishing piece of Athletic history in the making that we have ever seen. Powel was as humble as ever whilst Lewis on the other hand was bitter.
SOID! THE! (ALL)! AMERICAN! SPORTING! HEROES! CARL! LEWIS! &! THE! (GREAT)! MIKE! POWELL! IN! THIS! LONG! (JUMP)! COMPETION! SOID! WERE! (AMAZING)
@Jim Palmer That makes sense then!!
@Jim Palmer Neither did Mike Powell. Lewis I believe did.
@Jim Palmer That doesn't necessarily make Edwards better. They were both great in their own ways.
@M Dubbsta He was just a horrid bitter man. I feel sorry for him.
Powell spent several years in the shadow of his teammate, it was his time to shine and as his fate would have it he left everyone in his shadow! Amazing!!
SOID! WRONG! SOID! I! CAN! (INFORM)! YOU! THE! (GREAT)! MIKE! POWELL! ISN'T! IN! THE! SHADOW! OF! ANYBODY! SOID! IT'S! THIS! THE! LEGEND! IS! CARL! LEWIS! SOID! THE! (GREAT)! MIKE! POWELL! IS! THE! (G,O,A,T)! LONG! (JUMPER)!
HOMKY! THE! (AMAZING)! MIKE! POWELL!
I remember this, and indeed it was - and will forever remain - the greatest competition ever between two awesome athletes!
HOMKY! AN! (INCREDIBLE)! LEAP! HOMKY! (ACCOMPLISHED)! BY! THE! (GREAT)! MIKE! POWELL!
"On August 30th, 1991, the world witnessed one of the greatest duels in track & field history" NOOne of the greatest duels in SPORTS history
Everyone was juiced back then so it's fair.
SOID! HISTORY! SOID! (ARCHAEOL)! SOID! THE! (GREAT)! MIKE! POWELL! THE! (G,O,A,T)!
@Barry Deacon EVERY professional athlete who is super dominant where there is money and sponsorship $$$$ on the line is on the line is on they juice... Jordan, Phelps/etc.... Open your eyes... It's ok and it's just the way it's is....
@Braden yes it is
I remember watching this competition on tv. As a long jumper myself I was incredulous of the distances they were jumping. Indeed this was the greatest of all time long jumping competition. It truly was amazing to watch two greats battle it out.
I remember watching this. I was in the army back then. It was such an incredible contest. This & Jimmy Connor’s improbable ‘91 US Open run were the two major events that I got to witness live on TV that really stick out in my mind from that time.
HOMKY! THE! (GREAT)! MIKE! POWELL! HOMKY! (UNEQUALLED)!
The fact that it also happened at sea level whereas Beamon's remarkable jump was at altitude says a lot for what both Powell and Lewis did in this meet.
Carl Lewis banked five jumps and the worse was 8.68 metres. Guessing he's got four of the top 8 jumps of all time at just this meeting. Great competition
To jump 8.848.878.91and still be in second place is beyond words!
SOID! THE! (MERCURIAL)! MIKE! POWELL!
HOMKY! THE! (G,O,A,T)! LONG! (JUMPER)! HOMKY! THE! (GREAT)! MIKE! POWELL!
@Mongo Slade I can still jump over ten feet and I’m taller than you
@Scott Jolly 🤣. In other words Carl Lewis jumped over 29 feet, 3 times that night and DIDN'T WIN. Before that night it was only done once. In 2022 it hasn't been done since
You’ve just got to love Mike Powell. His celebration was epic and it reminded me of Hale Irwins celebratory run round the green when he won the 1990 US open.
If they had a ruler on the foul line and just subtract the foul measurement from the jump.
Both extraordinary. Powell made the jump of his life with everything he got and nothing left to give in a very live or die style. And Lewis presented the crowd with a series of historical and out of this world class jumps perfectly designed with such an amazing consistency along the event. Both gave the sport a great legacy and inspiration for the upcoming generations of new athletes.
Lewis was amazing. Powell was a great jumper for a long time as well. Powell focused on the long jump and his training was very specific to the event. I remember watching this live. The 1991 world championships was incredible top to bottom.
There is one record that I think NO ONE will ever beat: Carl Lewis' 4 consecutive gold medals in the Olympics long jump: 1984,1988, 1992 and 1996. Despite Mike Powell's world record in 1991, I still say Lewis is the greatest long jumper ever.
@Fier Plus, Bob Beamon's jump is still an Olympic record from 1968.
statisticalyl powell jumped the furthest.
I had forgotten what an amazing long jumper Carl Lewis was. I mostly remember him as an incredible runner, which goes to show what an amazing athlete the guy was.
Mike Powell never beat him again. Carl Lewis beat him for gold after this in the 1992 & 1996 Olympics
Believe me Carl Lewis hated having people defeat him
Ironically, it was Mike Powell's arms that got him the world record. Watch the extra hang time he generates by swinging them upwards at exactly the right moment. Amazing.
You can tell from the way Powell jumped; he put his entire soul into that jump, forgoing safety almost to jump as far as he could.
This wasn't just the greatest Long Jum competition - this was one of the top 10 sporting competitions ever. I'm in my 40ties and I still remember this so vividly. I was heartbroken because I was a huge Carl Lewis fan, but this was epic. I will never forget that night.
I'm in my forties as well, and I too can very well remember watching this.
This is probably top 5 moments in sport, I watched it live, and like you will always remember it.The amount of huge jumps was and is unprecedented.
I wish Powell had taken the Olympic title the following year, but it wasn't to be.
@Graham Strouse I hear that Graham. I competed in long and triple jumple in high school and then for a few years in club meets beyond that. I rarely a meet, although I took many second place finishes. My problem was, I was competing against Jai Taurima for all those years. When I first jumped 7 metres (23 feet), I was over the moon but Jai beat me by over a foot. I jumped 7.4m (my PB), he jumped 8m for the first time. He went on to win silver at the Sydney Olympics jumping almost 8.5m (28ft). He's probably the nicest guy I ever met while I was involved in athletics.
SOID! MIKE! POWELL!
wow wow wow! Thanks for making this video! This is so epic. Powell was literally pushed into greatness! Angels much have carried him ... their jumps don't look human!
I remember this as a 11yr old. it was unbelievable. Carl had won many golds that year, and clearly had a better jump technique but powell with its unordinary sprint and jump somehow managed to jump longer.
I remember watching this live on tv as a kid. I was mesmerized by the intensity and spirit of competition.I loved Carl Lewis and was disappointed for him but appreciate the magnitude of what happened.
This is one of the things I'll never forget watching live as a kid. It was jaw dropping. I had recently read Carl Lewis' autobiography, after getting interested in it with one of my earliest memories that I remember vividly - the 1988 100m Olympic Final.
What's even more impressive about this is Tokyo is barely above sea level, whereas Mexico City (where Bob Beamon jumped 8.90) is 2,250m above.
@canvasback Thomas Bob. B. Was the greatest! No doubt! No drugs! No peds! Older shoes and he was a smaller guy. Much smaller.
@Ralf Ralf they all used! Bob. Beamon' didn't! And Bob was a small guy compared to them. So Bob is the GOAT🐐🐐🐐
@Vivek Sharma Bob. B, was drug free! And a very small guy. Which put him at a Massive Disadvantage!
BOB BEAMON, WAS A SMALL GUY! AND DRUG FREE!! HE WAS THE GREATEST EVER
SOID! RIGHT! SOID! THE! (GREAT)! MIKE! POWELL! DONE! SOID! (ACCOMPLISHED)! THE! (LONGEST)! FLYING! KICK! IN! LONG! (JUMP)! HISTORY! IN! SOID! JAPAN!
I enjoyed the Beamon record for many years, never expecting it to be broken. This single competition redefined the event in spectacular fashion !!
I was watching this, live, on TV at the time, and it utterly shocked me. Nobody has ever done anything like this, shattering the world record in such a style that at the time I said nobody in my lifetime had a chance of touching it. I don't know what it was, but everything came together for that one jump, somehow.
Carl Lewis was amazing and not just at long jump. What an athlete...
*I remember watching this with my uncle as a kid.. Mike Conley Sr. was also an incredible long jumper back then..but this competition is the G.O.A.T hands down*
Just know you’re in another class of top world competitors. Recovering from shock and pressure and performing even better. Super elite class.
Carl Lewis was my inspiration. Guy simply flew to the end of the pit. I set the record of 18 1/2 feet for my high school while still in middle school.
Felt bad for Carl that day. I could never imagine him loosing this event. Thought he’d retire from it unbeaten. 😔
He didn't loose the event.
"Losing". You are welcome
It just showed how great Carl Lewis was he often won with 8m50 jumps which even today they hardly ever get to.He was so elastic he found another 2 or three levels.Mike Powel was a one of a kind.. Built for jumping 995...I wish Usain Bolt had been around with Lewis...Imagine what Lewis would have done....he wouldve found gears somewhere...
These men literally jump the width of streets
SOID! THE! (NAME)! IS! MIKE! POWELL!
HOMKY! (G,O,A,T)! LONG! (JUMP)! HISTORY! (ARCHAEOL)! HOMKY! THE! (GREAT)! MIKE! POWELL! HOMKY! NOW! YOU! KNOW!
@A Great Pineapple you must not be fun at parties
@Weston Anderson if you were jumping 24+ft in high school, you were getting college interest. And no 7th grader is jumping 21ft. Ridiculous.
@A Great Pineapple "roughly"
Carl Lewis is my favorite track and field athlete ever. Grew up watching him in the 80s and 90s.
Fond memories of watching Carl Lewis dominate for what seemed like for ever
Powell's long jump record is so good and he's held it far longer than Bob Beamon ever did. It is surprising that nobody has come close given that so many of the men's spring records have been broken over the past 20+ years. It makes one wonder whether steroids or EPO simply don't help long jumpers as much as they help sprinters,,,
This was literally bitter sweet. It must have been so hard for both men to fully enjoy this victory. Teammates, at the same meet, both break the world record, and Carl Lewis was knocked off the thrown by centimeters to a world record that still stands today. That's some biblical stuff right there.
SOID! (ALL)! AMERICAN! SPORTING! (LEGENDS)! CARL! LEWIS! &! THE! (GREAT)! MIKE! POWELL!
my ex still holds the world record for jumping...i’ve never seen anybody jump so fast into conclusions Quicker than she can.
Very funny hahaha 🤣😂🤣😂 but I believe my ex has beaten your exes World record lol
*🤣😂😂🤣* *If Jaz and Saga ever battled, it would be CRAZY hilarious.*
You wildin’ yo😂😂
Remember watching this live on TV. Didn't understand the technicalities of long jump at that time but knew something strange was happening. It was Carl Lewis who put his life on the line during his final jump. He looked unreal when he took off for the final jump.
Amazing performances by both athletes, I remember watching the Olympic when Beamon set the previous record, it was incredible then as this was...
I remember Powell was so emotional and just wanted to beat Lewis sooo bad. Had to break the record to win. Congrats to both!!!
I was a long jumper in my younger days on planet Earth, but these guys are jumping around the solar system! Their drive off the board is insane, and the height they get is nuts! I've always wondered what great basketball players might leap if they trained for the long jump.
Carl Lewis put together the greatest series of jumps in history... but still lost the competition, his first in ten years. Stranger than fiction.
SOID! (AIR)! POWELL!
HOMKY! THE! (GREAT)! MIKE! POWELL! IS! THE! (MAN)! TO! (CHAMPION)! THIS! LONG! (JUMP)! COMPETITION! HOMKY! POWELL! DID! HOMKY! (CHAMPION)!
I can jump farther
That's what so crazy. Lewis was having one of the most dominant runs of any athlete in history at the time. He was untouchable for 10 years. He was chasing an elusive world record that had stood for 30 years. He had one of the most dominant nights of his career, putting up 3 jumps above 8.8. At any other event, an 8.7 was good enough to take home the gold. Lewis finally put up an 8.91, surpassing the WR in the sport. Even if the wind speed meant it wouldn't be official, in 30 years, no one had ever jumped better than 8.9. Like you said, that night he put together the greatest series of jumps in history...And he still came in 2nd.
The performance of Carl Lewis in this competition is the best ever, averaging 8,83.
i actually watched this live. I was big Carl Lewis fan and it was the most amazing competition i ever saw.
I remember watching this on Tv with my dad. I was a crazy Carl Lewis fan at the time and it broke my heart when he lost. I later met Carl in the airport i was 11 yrs old. 28 yrs later.
I've never followed nor cared for the sport but this retelling was amazing! Thank you!
Happy belated 30th anniversary to one of the greatest sporting competitions I have witnessed. Will never forget watching this on live TV. Carl Lewis had just broken the world 100 metre record with a time of 9.86 seconds.
It seems almost unreal Lewis not winning the competition with his fantastic streak of jumps...
From my teenage years until my twenties, Carl Lewis was my most favorite Athlete.!To me he is the best even to this day.!!🙋♂️👍😊🤝🇮🇳♎
You got a forever agreement from me. Was a sprinter myself in high school then and lived Carl Lewis.
30 years later Mike Powell world record 8.95m is still unbreakable
This battle shocks me every time, i feel like we will never see something like this again.
SOID! THE! LONG! (JUMPER)! SOID! THE! GREAT! MIKE! POWELL!
HOMKY! THE! (GREAT)! MIKE! POWELL! (ACCOMPLISHED)! DONE! THE! (G,O,A,T)! LONGEST! (FLYING)! KICK! OF! (ALL!TIME)!
@Raymond O'Connor damn u reply fast for someone who said something nearly half a year ago
@Raymond O'Connor well I mean it's pretty compelling but it isn't hard evidence
@Raymond O'Connor Yea then be quiet and dont spread ur 'facts' if u cant prove them lmao always the same
Wonderful video. Kudos to both men, jumping their hearts out.
Very very few people in life will ever get to know what it feels like to perform at your absolute best performance at the time when you needed to most! Most would think you'd be nervous as hell and your mind racing but it's not that way it's almost like your having an out of the body experience and your floating with no resistance at all seamlessly going through the motions to being perfection
Wow! What a competition! I remember those days. It was great stuff. I'm shaking my head. Great stuff.
Carl had one of the most beautiful jumping styles.
Carl was my teen hero, I did the same events at national level. One thing is sure, the record will go again..even though we have seen 30 years of under performing in this event. There were 5 or 6 jumpers in the 80’s over 8.50
I remember watching this live on TV and in my mind Carl Louis is the greatest long jumper in history because no one came close to him in amount of jumps over 8.5m not even close I don't know exactly stats but I think next 3 man combined are maybe on his lvl
These athletes are amazing. This is the pinnacle of Human Achievement.
Lewis' running gait was perfection.
Imagine being on a mountain with one of them then they just hulk jump to the next mountain and leave you there
On the Moon it would be possible though
I can see that
@Mike Smith 😂🤣😂 ima manage they delivery service and take over !!
Your an dreamer. But let's say what if your stranded in North America and one of them Jump to South America. Wow
I watched this magnificent duel live on TV. Unforgettable...
I'll never forget being up late watching this live. I was 11 and my mind was blown. Powell was so happy it had me running around my house
I had the privilege to be in the crowd that night in Tokyo.....and over near the pit. It was a battle that I'll NEVER forget !!
Lewis started to drift to the right at this point in his career. Same thing happened to Larry Myrick. Had Lewis not drifted he could’ve easily broken the record and won this championship.
I remember watching this live from India with the time difference and was riveted. Not understanding the nuances of Track & Field at that time in my late teens, I knew something special was going on. But the atmosphere on that day in the field i think (albeit through Television) was the most riveting I have experienced for the long jump event ever. Never knew it would stand for almost 30 years with no one even coming close. I hope we are lucky enough to see two unbelievable jumpers like these face off in an event again. It was almost like you break the world record and i can do better.
Lol India aren't watch athletics games because you're not all athletes people all of Indian population that's a unmovable fact
HOMKY! RIGHT! THIS! WAS! (CLEARLY)! ONE! OF! THE! MOST! (COMPELLING)! ATHLETIC! TRACK! &! FIELD! COMPETITIONS! OF! (ALL!TIME)! &! CERTAINLY! THE! MOST! (INCREDIBLE)! MOMENT! IN! LONG! (JUMP)! HISTORY! (ARCHAEOL)! HOMKY! (CHAMPIONED)! BY! THE! (G,O,A,T)! HOMKY! THE! (GREAT)! MIKE! POWELL!
This feels like an anime story, a guy that failed his first, and was losing badly the next few rounds then with the power of plot armour defeated the reigning champion of the competition and also setting a world record.
It doesnt matter how much you spend on armor or where you get it fromIf it isn’t plot armor, its still going to break
plot armor is just too powerful
Yep there was so much plot armour
I wish i was alive to see this. How wild!! I love this sport
My coach in college was Llewelyn Starks (third in this comp)! great guy, miss him dearly. Coach Starks, If you see this, we had a short but great run. Best Coach I've ever had!
Without Powell Lewis never will jump so long and without Lewis Powell can't make this awesome record, greater rivals make you broke ur own limits, both awesome jumpers but this day Powell win the battle, respect for both.
Lewis was such a smooth jumper. He was incredibly fast and had an almost perfect technique which made his jumping look so easy and effortless. Powell's jump was truly perfect though; everything fell into place that one moment time.
SOID! THE! (CHAMPION)! MIKE! POWELL!
Being one of the fastest men in the world helps,i guess..
Yep, Lewis was amazing
I love the suspense style of the story telling by the narrator. I felt like I watched a dbz saga but crammed into minutes. I was on the edge of my seat the whole time.
I watched this live! brilliant piece of athletic history.
I remember watching this when it happened.... Incredible
Respect to both 🙏
when i was a kid i met the entire USA track and field team. i lived across the street from where they practiced for the 1984 Olympics at the UCSB campus. I would ride my bike across the street and sit in the bleachers and watch them, everyday. I had all of their autographs, but lost that little book two decades ago.
this was one of the most intense videos on youtube i've ever watched, holy crap
These are magnificent videos, with first-class, knowledgeable narration. I just wish, however, that for the benefit of us Americans, you could also announce these distances in feet and inches. The meters mean nothing to me.
I agree. I had to open up a converter posting on my computer to understand the distances in feet and inches.
I remember this meet like yesterday. It was thrilling. This narration of the meet is excellent.
I’m a shot putter. In my first high school meet, my best throw was 8.95 meters. It’s absolutely insane to think someone can jump that far
I remember watching this on TV.It was incredible
Really cool! I will agree that it was the best long jump compilation ever. I was pretty good at track in my day.
If you look at Powell's face.. he was jumpin' over the moon. That jump meant everything to him.
6:51 the height on that jump is unreal 😳
To be a great sprinter and the greatest long jumper of alltime..Carl Lewis is still the greatest track and field athelete of alltime.
I remember seeing this live on tv. You could feel the tension and that something was about to happen, somehow!
After the first couple rounds, Powell turned into a train capable of flight, insane
I saw this live at the moment I never thought that this could be so hard to break again lol
9:44 look how high this man is
These videos are awesome. I couldn’t give a damn about athletics but I’ve gone through just about all of these videos in the last 24 hours
Bob Beaman was amazing. Way ahead of his field, his form was all his own. Kudos to Powell for that amazing jump!
Amazing that Beamon held the world record for 23 years (seemed like forever at the time) and Powell for 30 years and counting, and people still talk about the Beamon jump.
beamon broke the previous record by 55cm
Because ... Boomers.
what an unbelievable duel those 2 had that day. pushed each other to the limit. incredible stuff..!!!