The triple jump, sometimes referred to as the hop, step and jump or the hop, skip and jump, is a track and field sport, similar to the long jump, but involving a "hop, bound and jump": the competitor runs down the track and performs a hop, a bound and then a jump into the sand pit. The triple jump has its origins in the ancient Olympic Games and has been a modern Olympics event since the Games' inception in 1896.
The current male and female world record holders are Jonathan Edwards of Great Britain, with a jump of 18.29 meters, and Inessa Kravets of Ukraine, with a jump of 15.50 meters. Both records were set during 1995 World Championships in Gothenburg.
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... There he won a silver medal in the men's Triple jump F11 event, a bronze medal in the men's Long jump F11 event and finished seventh in the men's Javelin throw F11 event ... There he won a gold medal in the men's Triple jump F11 event, a gold medal in the men's Long jump F11 event and finished fourth in the men's Javelin throw F11 event ... he won gold medals in the men's Long jump F11 and Triple jump F11 events ...
... She won the Leinster title and the Irish Juvenile Long jump title in every age group u/12 - u/19(having finished 2nd in the u/11 event).Siobhain was Irish school's South Leinster,Leinste ... sprint medal to County Laois(100m u/12).She was also National Junior Long-Jump champion and record holder both indoor and outdoor.From 1993 to 2000 ... Hoey was national long jump champion in 1989.Siobhain was the first National record holder for the Triple Jump when she broke the 12m barrier in indoor competition ...
... They also took the championships in the triple jump and the pentathlon ... Rank Result Rank Pekka Johansson Javelin throw 63.095 2 Q 63.095 3 ! Hugo Lahtinen Long jump 6.19 19 Did not advance Eero Lehtonen Long jump 6.285 16 Did ...
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“Thus twice before, and jump at this dead hour,
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