Are long jumpers with below the knee amputations at an advantage or disadvantage?


Photo: German long jumper Markus Rehm in the air while jumping; Copyright: Andi Weiland |

The study found out that athletes with BKA do have a slower maximum sprint speed and have a more effective take-off technique, but there is no difference in the overall vertical force from both legs of athletes with BKA compared to their non-amputated competitors.