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Alex Bond
05-24-2009, 02:37 PM
I was watching Youtubes of the Sydney 105+ Clean & Jerk, and the announcers said that Hossein Rezazadeh had an 190 centimeter high jump - could this possibly be true? That's taller than he is at a bodyweight of 149 kilos. I suspect that this could be the kind of thing a coach fibs about to the announcer before the meet to get their guy good coverage. I have some trouble imagining what such a jump would be like to see.

Garrett Smith
05-24-2009, 03:58 PM
I would guess that was a PR he set in his younger, lighter days.

glennpendlay
05-24-2009, 05:46 PM
Garret is correct.

John Alston
05-25-2009, 07:53 AM
If I remember correctly I heard that vertical leap is one of the ways the Iranian coaches search out potential in their youth.

Chris H Laing
05-25-2009, 10:06 AM
Is there a video of this?

Timothy Scalise
05-25-2009, 01:02 PM
yall ever seen the video of Shane Hammon jumping on a really high box? I mean, that dude is what 350, and that jump was sick.

Derek Weaver
05-25-2009, 07:19 PM
If I remember correctly I heard that vertical leap is one of the ways the Iranian coaches search out potential in their youth.

Yeah, I think it was from that telecast. They were talking about how popular weightlifting is in Iran etc.

Jacob Hiller
06-07-2009, 06:39 PM
A vertical jump for your average basketball player, volleyball player etc is considered above average at 30 inches, excellent at 40 inches, and the best at 50 inches and higher.

The height of the athlete isn't the most important indicator of how high he or she can jump.