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Feature18 Jun 2021

Celebrating brilliant Brumel's six high jump world records

Today marks the 60th anniversary of the first of six high jump world records set by Siberian Valeriy Brumel during a remarkable career which was sadly cut short at 23 years of age due to a motorbike accident.

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IaafNews11 Nov 2014

Twelve athletics legends inducted into IAAF Hall of Fame

The IAAF is delighted to announce the names of the 12 athletes who will compose this year’s induction into the IAAF Hall of Fame.

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News21 Oct 2014

Special seminar will mark 50th anniversary of Brumel’s Olympic high jump victory

Today (21 October) marks 50 years since Valeriy Brumel won the Olympic high jump title in Tokyo. To mark Brumel’s momentous use of the straddle technique, a special seminar will take place on Sunday (26) in Agazzano, Italy.

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News26 Jan 2003

High jump legend Brumel dies after long illness

1964 Olympic high jump champion Valeriy Brumel who broke the world record on six occasions between 1961 and 1963, died today in a Moscow hospital at the age of 60, after a long illness.

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