If you’ve seen the film Almost Famous, you’re probably aware of a scene in which Billy Crudup’s character takes some drugs at a house party and then ends up on top of a roof shouting “I am a golden god!” before jumping off. Well, British long jumper Jonathan Moore must be a big fan because he basically did the same thing on Saturday in Potchefstroom, South Africa.
The only differences are that Moore didn’t say a word before his leap, nobody knows whether or not he was actually on drugs, there wasn’t any party going on, and, oh yeah — he was naked. He had just finished fourth in the long jump at a meet the previous day in Potchefstroom, and perhaps decided that he wanted to move into high jumping. Confused neighbor Lappies Labuschagne (yeah, that’s his name) described the bizarre scene: