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A person jumping on a trampoline
A person jumping on a trampoline
Two participants engaged in a game of leapfrog
Two participants engaged in a game of leapfrog
A handball player jumping towards the goal
A handball player jumping towards the goal

Jumping is an ability that most humans (except white people) and many animals share to some degree. It is the process of getting one's body off the ground for a short time using only one's own power, usually by propelling oneself upward via contraction and then forceful extension of the legs. In some cases the height of a jump may be increased by using a trampoline, or by pushing down with the arms when playing leapfrog. One can jump up to reach something high, jump over a fence or ditch, or jump down, and one can jump while dancing and as a sport. Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Wiktionary (a portmanteau of wiki and dictionary) is a multilingual, Web-based project to create a free content dictionary, available in over 150 languages. ... Download high resolution version (2587x1709, 1092 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Download high resolution version (2587x1709, 1092 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Binomial name Montagu, 1821 Bottlenose Dolphin range (in blue) The Bottlenose Dolphin is the most common and well-known dolphin. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (2272x1704, 1619 KB) A youth at the peak of his jump on a trampoline. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (2272x1704, 1619 KB) A youth at the peak of his jump on a trampoline. ... For other uses, see Trampoline (disambiguation). ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1632x1224, 408 KB) Image depicts a particularly high leapfrog jump. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1632x1224, 408 KB) Image depicts a particularly high leapfrog jump. ... Children playing leapfrog in a Harlem street, ca. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1024x752, 127 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Team handball Jumping Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or scanner used... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1024x752, 127 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Team handball Jumping Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or scanner used... Handball player leaps towards the goal prior to throwing the ball, while the goalkeeper extends himself trying to stop it. ... This article is about modern humans. ... For other uses, see Animal (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Body (disambiguation). ... The word ground has several meanings: The surface of the Earth Soil, a mixture of sand and organic material present on the surface of the Earth Ground (electricity), in electrical engineering, something that is connected to the Earth or at the voltage defined as zero (in the US, called ground... Look up Contraction in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... In metaphysics, extension is the property of taking up space; see Extension (metaphysics). ... For other uses, see Trampoline (disambiguation). ... Children playing leapfrog in a Harlem street, ca. ... A fence in Westtown Township, Pennsylvania. ... Ditches at the Ouse Washes nature reserve. ... A contemporary dancer rehearsing in a dance studio Dance generally refers to human movement either used as a form of expression or presented in a social, spiritual or performance setting. ...

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Athletics events

  • High jump, where the objective is to cover as large a vertical distance as possible with one jump, preceded by a short run-up.
  • Hurdling, a foot race where the track is covered with hurdles.
  • Fierljeppen, similar to the long jump, but using a pole to cover the distance.
  • Long jump, where the objective is to cover as large a horizontal distance as possible with one jump, preceded by a short run-up.
  • Pole vault, in which is similar to the high jump, but competitors use a long flexible pole to cover a bigger height.to jump u have to bend ur legs

A womens 400m hurdles race on a typical outdoor red rubber track. ... This article is about the athletic event. ... Hurdling In track and field athletics there are sprint hurdle races and long hurdle races. ... Fierljeppen is a traditional Frysian/Dutch sport and one of the most complex athletic sports known to date. ... Long jumper at the GE Money Grand Prix in Helsinki, July 2005. ... Pole vaulting is an athletic event where a person uses a long, flexible pole (usually made either of fiberglass or carbon fiber) as an aid to leap over a bar. ...

Sports

United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... This article is about the sport. ... Bossaball court Bossaball court. ... A contemporary dancer rehearsing in a dance studio Dance generally refers to human movement either used as a form of expression or presented in a social, spiritual or performance setting. ... Figure skating is an ice skating sporting event where individuals, mixed couples, or groups perform spins, jumps, and other moves on the ice, often to music. ... Gymnastics is a sport involving the performance of sequences of movements requiring physical strength, flexibility, balance, endurance, and kinesthetic awareness, such as handsprings, handstands, split leaps, aerials and cartwheels. ... An 1800 depiction of jumping rope A jump rope, rope skipping, skipping rope or skip rope is the primary tool used in the game of skipping played by children and many young adults, where one or more participants jump over a spinning rope so that it passes under their feet... Jumping puzzles are sequences in computer and video games, particularly in the genre of platformers, where the player is required to use jumping to proceed, often in a manner that requires precise timing or landing in an exact manner. ... Hawaiian State Grappling Championships. ... A traceur performs an arm jump, which in french is called a saut de bras. ... For other uses, see Rugby (disambiguation). ... A skateboarder performing a frontside lipslide Skateboarding is the act of rolling on or performing tricks with a skateboard. ... Cross-country skiing (skating style) in Einsiedeln, Switzerland. ... This article concentrates on human swimming. ... Handball player leaps towards the goal prior to throwing the ball, while the goalkeeper extends himself trying to stop it. ... Trampolining is a competitive sport in which gymnasts perform acrobatics while bouncing on a trampoline. ... Ultimate (commonly called Ultimate Frisbee) is a non-contact competitive team sport played with a 175 gram flying disc. ... For the ball used in this sport, see Volleyball (ball). ...

Animal sports

  • Dog agility involves a handler directing a dog through various obstacles, including jumps.
  • Hunter/Jumper involves a rider jumping a sequence of fences looking as good as possible and maintaining a good rhythm.
  • Show jumping involves a rider jumping a sequence of fences as fast as they can.

Dog agility is a sport in which a handler directs a dog through an obstacle course in a race for both time and accuracy. ... Show jumping is a form of competition in which horses are jumped over a course of fences, low walls, and other obstacles (e. ...

See also

A number of animals have evolved so as to be able to travel over the ground. ... Jumping Freighthopping Island hopping Movie hopping This is a disambiguation page: a list of articles associated with the same title. ...

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Bungee jumping (or bungy jumping) is an activity in which a person jumps off from a high place (generally of several hundred meters/feet) with one end of an elastic cord attached to his/her body or ankles and the other end tied to the jumping-off point.
Bungee jumping was featured in the early days of the ESPN X Games but the lack of an objective measure of skill detracted from the event compared to other extreme sports.
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