Who was awarded the outstanding Olympic performance award by the Association of National Olympic Committees?
Long jump great Bob Beamon was awarded special Olympic award by the Association of National Olympic Committees. Bob Beamon had set a world record with a stunning jump at the 1968 Mexico City games. On October 18, 1968, Beamon soared 29 feet, 2-1/2 inches on his first jump, shattering world record by 21-3/4 inches in one of the iconic moments in Olympic history. The world record stood for 22 years before Mike Powell broke it in 1991, but Beamon’s jump still stands as the Olympic record.