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��since it is from this mark that the real run is made. If the jumping foot steps on the striding mark it will be sure to do so on the take-off. The jumper is thus re- lieved of any anxiety about getting the , . . > .

right step and can \ X /^^ \v give his whole atten- tion to the jump. He should not start to run from the striding mark

��The hopping (roll over) style is perhaps the simplest. The athlete jumps and alights on the same foot. In springing from the right foot the left leg kicks up and to the left so that the body when above the bar is horizontal and with the right side next to it. Then with a backward kick

����If the jumper stands with the left side to the bar he makes the left turn when above it

��but from several steps back of it, and he must be sure to meet it with his jumping foot as he approaches. The run must be at right angles to the bar or nearly so. Some jumpers prefer to run at about 45 deg., but one should never run any closer. The four steps between the striding and take-off marks are the most important. They are made in a crouching and irregular manner which is sometimes rather fan- tastic. The first two steps are made longer and slower than the last two. The last one is especially short and quick. The arms and back should assist with a lift as the spring is made.

��of the left leg and a right twist of trunk, he faces down and alights on hands and right foot.

In the "shoot style" the jumper does not lay out lengthwise of the bar, as in the hopping style, but directly across it at right angles, feet foremost, with right leg bent, left straight, right side next to the bar. The jump is completed in this manner with a backward kick of the right leg and right turn of the body, alighting on the right or on both feet and

����In springing from the right foot the left leg kicks up and to the left so that the body when above the bar is horizontal

��Clearing the Bar

The following three styles are considered the best:

��facing the bar.

The lay-out scissors

style is more difficult than the other two on account of the re- verse twist. In jumping from the right foot, plant it on the take-off mark almost

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