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2590 meter Steeplechase Event at Olympics


2590 meter Steeplechase Event at Olympics: The steeplechase event is same as the hurdling event. The event was developed in the British islands from the popular horse racing category, the steeplechase. The event steeplechase in the modern athletics is the changed version of the cross country steeplechase race with a length of two miles. In the event, the athletes overcome a certain number of barriers set across the track during the race.

The 2590 meter steeplechase event has become obsolete currently. The event was held at the track and field competitions in the earlier days. Excellent command over speed and technique are the key factors for success in the 2590 meter steeplechase event.

2590 meter Steeplechase Event in Summer Olympics: The 2590 meter steeplechase event for men was contested only once at the 1904 St. Louis Summer Games. The event was held over five laps of the track, which measured one third of a mile.

Rules for 2590 meter Steeplechase Event at Olympics: The rules followed during the 2590 meter steeplechase event at the Olympics were -

  • The Steeplechases or barriers must be adjustable in different events.
  • The athletes have to take a certain number of jumps in each lap of the 2590 meter steeplechase event. The water jump must be included among the jumps taken by the athlete.
  • The organizing committee has fixed the length of the water pit.
  • The athletes have to undertake the water jump. No athlete is permitted to jump on one side of the water pit. However, the athletes can go over the barriers in any probable way.
  • An athlete once out of the track during the race cannot join the race again.
  • Any athlete found to obstruct his competitors' way during the race would be disqualified from the competition.
  • The approved automatic timing device has to be used for measuring the time of the race.
  • Medal Winners in the 2590 meter Steeplechase Event at Olympics: Jim Lightbody, John Daly and Arthur Newton are the athletes who won medals in the 2590 meter steeplechase event at the 1904 St. Louis Summer Games.

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