The broad jump is a track and field event where the athlete attempts to jump as far as possible from a standing position. The athlete will start at the end of a runway and will use a forward takeoff to try and gain as much distance as possible. The athlete must land with both feet together, and the distance is measured from the take-off point to the spot where the athlete lands.
The purpose of a broad jump is to measure an individual‘s lower body explosive power and lower body strength. It tests an individual‘s ability to generate force quickly and powerfully, and how far they can propel themselves from a standstill. It is commonly used as a test of physical fitness in a variety of sports, such as football, rugby, track and field, and basketball.