As of Sunday morning, highjump operators had completed operations with more than 3,000 participants in seven states.
That’s a huge jump from last season when more than 4,500 participants took part in the program.
Highjump operations were originally designed to be more safe for the safety of participants and spectators, but after the U.S. Olympic Committee decided to ban highjump in 2016, highjumps have become an issue at Olympic events around the world.
High jump events have also become a focus of public health concerns due to high rates of asthma and other respiratory problems among participants.
The new season has raised concerns that highjump participants are more susceptible to health risks than the last season.
As of late last year, there was evidence that high jump participants had more serious asthma attacks than last season, and that they were more likely to suffer complications from respiratory illnesses.
Highjump operators are also facing heightened scrutiny following the deaths of three highjump competitors in February.
A man and woman died from a heart attack while competing in a highjump competition in China, and another person died of a heart condition in South Korea.
The deaths have prompted some to question the safety and effectiveness of highjump events, and a number of organizations have expressed their concern about the risks of high jump operations.
On Thursday, the International High Jump Association announced that it was canceling all highjump competitions until at least 2021.
This isn’t the first time highjump has been a hot topic in the wake of the U,S.
Highjumps at the Rio Olympics in 2016 sparked a nationwide outcry over safety concerns and resulted in the IOC banning highjump at the 2020 Games in Tokyo.
The U.K. Olympic and Paralympic teams were banned from the event after a report indicated that some highjump players suffered from cardiac arrest and had elevated COVID-19 levels.