?The 30-year-old paralympic Markus Rehm got a crazy jump in Berlin.

?This jump would have been Olympic gold in Rio.

?? The jump of 8.48 meters not only represents the world record in the T64 category (athletes with prosthesis in one leg) but it is the third best mark of the year.


Markus “Blade Jumper” Rehm (born 22 August 1988) is a German amputee and paralympian. He began in sports at age 20 and became a long jump F44 world champion in 2011. His club is TSV Bayer 04 Leverkusen and he is a medical specialist.

In 2005, at age 14, after a wakeboarding accident, Rehm had his right leg amputated below the knee.

He started in athletics at 20 years old. The German paralympic sprinter Heinrich Popow invited him to try the long jump with a prosthesis and he jumped 5.50. Immediately, he decided to dedicate himself to this sport.

The German is the absolute dominator of the Paralympic long jump.
So far, some ups and some downs:
  1. 2012 Summer Paralympics, Rehm won a gold medal at the 2012 Summer Paralympics in the long jump F42/44 classification. He made (7.35 m/1,093 points) and set a new world record

  2. 2014 German championships, Rehm won the 2014 German Athletics Championshis in long jump, with a jump of 8.24 m (27.0 ft)

  3. 2014 European Athletics Championships, Rehm was banned from the 2014 European Athletics Championships, as it was ruled that his blade gave him an unfair advantage over able-bodied athletes

  4. 2015 German championships, he finished on top with a jump of 8.11 m (26.6 ft)

  5. 2015 IPC Athletics World Championships, Rhem set a world IPC disability record in the long jump, at 8.40 m (27.6 ft).

  6. 2016 Rio Summer Olympics, denied Rehm permission to participate at the Rio Olympics.

  7. 2016 Rio Summer Paralympics, the long jump T43/T44 and 4 × 100 m relay T42-47 and won both events, jumping 8.21 m in the final

  8. 2017 World Athletics Championships

Here you can see his last jump in Berlin and his new world record :


Rehm said,

To be honest, I did not expect a world record today. At the beginning I had a lot of difficulties with the conditions, but I knew that if I hit the board well and could get some wind in the stern, I could jump very far, and I think it worked at the end.

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01 September 12:00