'Blade Jumper' Markus Rehm aiming to break world record at Rio 2016 Paralympic Games

It was one of the most amazing moments in world sport last year. Markus Rehm, aka the 'Blade Jumper', leapt 8.40m to break the long jump world record at the para-athletics world championships in Doha. The distance would have won him the gold medal at the London 2012 Olympic Games. And the good news for sport fans is that the German believes he can jump even further at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.


Photo: Markus Rehm with the Paralympic mascot; Copyright: Rio 2016/Paulo Mumia

Markus Rehm poses with Rio 2016 Paralympic Games mascot Tom at his hotel in Copacabana; © Rio 2016/Paulo Mumia