Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Today (August 31st) In Sports


Today, at the 1991 World Championships in Athletics (Tokyo), Mike Powell broke Bob Beamon's almost 23-year-old long jump world record by 5 cm (2 inches), leaping 8.95 m (29 ft 414 in). Powell's world record, since August 31, 1991, still stands, making Powell the fourth person since 1900 to hold the record for over 20 years.