Monday, 24 August 2009

Sebastian Bayer

Sebastian Bayer (born 11 June 1986 in Aachen, Germany) is a German long jumper best known for having history's second longest indoor long jump.
He won the silver medal at the 2005 European Junior Championships. He also competed at the 2006 European Championships and the 2008 Olympic Games without reaching the final.
On March 8, 2009 at the European Indoor Track and Field Championships in Torino, Italy, Bayer long jumped 8.71 m (28 ft 7 in) to win the gold medal. This is the second longest indoor long jump in history, behind Carl Lewis’ 8.79 m (28 ft 10 in) world indoor record set on January 27, 1984 at the Millrose Games in New York City, NY. Bayer's jump also bested the European indoor record, formerly held by Yago Lamela from Spain, by 15 centimetres (6 in). His result is also superior to the German national outdoor record of 8.54 m (28 ft +1⁄4 in) set at the 1980 Summer Olympic games in Moscow by Lutz Dombrowski. Prior to this meet Bayer’s personal record was 8.17 m (26 ft

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