Today In Black History: September 30, 1991 “Mike Powell Breaks The World Long Jump Record”

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On September 30, 1991, Mike Powell broke the world long jump world record when he jumped 8.95 meters, at the 1991 World Championship in Tokyo. Powell broke the world long jump world record previously held by Bob Beamon, set at 8.90, at the 1968 Olymics. To this day Powell’s world long jump world record remains unbroken!

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