Proposal 24: Values for height and distance in Jumps [ Revision 1 ]Committee: Jumps
Submitted on 2019-04-25
Status: Passed on May 12, 2019
Heights and distances in any jump competition must be set as accurately as possible, and always in whole centimeters.
OLD RULE: DOES NOT EXIST.
13B.7 Height and distance settings
In any High Jump competition, the starting height must be set at a whole number of centimeters. In any Long Jump competition, the starting distance must be set at a whole fivefold of centimeters, i.e. ending in 5 or 0. Any increment in set height/distance must be a whole number of centimeters. In any case, heights or distances must be set as accurately as reasonably possible.
(Subsequent sections are renumbered to account for insertion of this rule.)
This restriction in allowed settings (no fractional centimeters) is derived from requirements originating from the IUF World Record Committee, where Jump World Records must be rounded down to the nearest cm, unless they are at an exact whole number of centimeters. Also, it has been argued that fractional centimeters hardly make sense anyway, because of several uncertainties in defining and measuring heights and distances. For details refer to the related discussion #64.
Votes on this proposal:
8 out of 13 voting members have voted.
Agree: 8, Disagree: 0, Abstain: 0.