blade jumper

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English[edit]

A single-bladed blade jumper, jumping

Etymology[edit]

blade +‎ jumper coined in analogy to bladerunner

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Noun[edit]

blade jumper (plural blade jumpers)

  1. (informal, disability sports, athletics) a para-athlete who runs (and jumps) upon artificial feet of the type colloquially known as "blades", in jumping events
    • 2016 Jessica Whittington, "Ronald Hertog eyes further Paralympics success after long jump switch", Athletics World
      Last Friday, Hertog became the first ‘blade jumper’ to compete in the able-bodied competition at the Great CityGames Manchester and leapt 7.00m in a contest won by Olympic champion Greg Rutherford with 8.20m.
    • 2016 Ross Dunbar, "German blade-jumper gains 'no advantage' and could be selected for Olympics", Deutsche Welle
      German blade-jumper gains 'no advantage' and could be selected for Olympics
    • 2015 Michael Gleeson, "Athletics German Blade jumper Markus Rehm wants to take on the world", The Sydney Morning Herald
      Athletics German Blade jumper Markus Rehm wants to take on the world
    • 2014 Andy Swiss, "Markus Rehm: The blade jumper fighting to be in able-bodied games", BBC Sports
      Markus Rehm: The blade jumper fighting to be in able-bodied games

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