western roll


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western roll

n
(Athletics (Track & Field)) a technique in high-jumping in which the jumper executes a half-turn of the body to clear the bar
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western roll

A high jumping style in which the jumper crosses the bar, facing it, with the side of the body.
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In many of our lifetimes we have seen the dramatic performance changes resulting, in part, from the evolution in technique from scissors, western roll, straddle, and currently, the Fosbury Flop.
The Western Roll is a technique used in which track and field athletics event?
Fosbury was a pathetic high jumper using the "scissor" and "western roll" methods.
Up to that point two styles had dominated high jumping - The Straddle, in which the jumper goes over the bar face down, and the Western Roll, clearing the bar on your side.
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