Donald Thomas was bragging about how high his jump was and Carlos was tired of it and wanted Thomas to put his money where his mouth was. Carlos bet Thomas couldn't jump over 6'6 (Epstein 5).
Thomas and Carlos go to the track where t\Thomas clears the bar at 6'6 . Carlos was then in disbelief and set the bar higher and higher as Thomas kept clearing them with ease. Carlos than brought Thomas to the Track coach to put Thomas on the track team( Epstein 5).
Thomas glided over the bar effortlessly is his first try and then beat his own highschool record. On his nest jump Thomas beat the feildhouse record and was pilled by the coach. Thomas was pulled because of his form the coach was scared he world hurt himself ( Epstein 7-8).
A Japanese television station asked a scientist why Thomas could jump so high with no practice or no form. The easy answer was the Thomas had been gifted with a giant's Achilles tendon. The bigger the tendon is the more power it can store and can help Thomas jump higher than a normal person( Epstien 7).
The Doctor said The tendon is very important with jumping and not just for humans for other animals too. The tendon is not significantly impacted by training. Which is why to this day Thomas has not advinced in the high jump(epstien7-8).