Triple jump at the Olympics

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Triple jump
at the Olympic Games
Willie Banks Jr. in Seoul 1988.jpg
Willie Banks in the 1988 Olympic triple jump competition
Overview
Sport Athletics
GenderMen and women
Years heldMen: 18962020
Women: 19962020
Olympic record
Men18.09 m Kenny Harrison (1996)
Women15.67 m Yulimar Rojas (2021)
Reigning champion
MenFlag of Portugal.svg  Pedro Pichardo  (POR)
WomenFlag of Venezuela.svg  Yulimar Rojas  (VEN)

The triple jump at the Summer Olympics is grouped among the four track and field jumping events held at the multi-sport event. The men's triple jump has been present on the Olympic athletics programme since the first Summer Olympics in 1896. The women's triple jump is one of the more recent additions to the programme, having been first contested in 1996. It became the third Olympic jumping event for women after the high jump and long jump.

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The Olympic records for the event are 18.09 m (59 ft 4 in) for men, set by Kenny Harrison in 1996, and 15.67 m (51 ft 4+34 in) for women, set by Yulimar Rojas in 2021. The men's triple jump world record was broken at the competition in 1924, 1932, 1936, 1956 and 1968. At the 1968 Summer Olympics, three men improved the record a total of five times at the high altitude of Mexico City. [1] The women's world record was broken at the Olympics in Tokyo in 2021.

James Brendan Connolly was the first Olympic triple jump champion and, as it was the first event to conclude in 1896, he was also the first Olympic champion of the modern era. [2] Inessa Kravets, the world record holder, became the first women's champion 100 years later. Portuguese Pedro Pichardo and Venezuelan Yulimar Rojas are the reigning Olympic champions from 2020.

Viktor Saneyev is the event's most successful athlete as he was Olympic champion three times consecutively from 1968 to 1976, as well as runner-up in 1980. Françoise Mbango Etone is the only woman to win two Olympic triple jump titles. Saneyev, Vilho Tuulos and Tatyana Lebedeva are the only three athletes to have won more than two Olympic medals in the event. The United States is the most successful nation in the event, with eight gold medals to its name. The Soviet Union is the next most successful, with four golds.

A short-lived standing triple jump variant of the event was contested in 1900 and 1904 and standing jumps specialist Ray Ewry won both gold medals.

Medalists

Men

GamesGoldSilverBronze
1896 Athens
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James Connolly
US flag 44 stars.svg  United States
Alexandre Tuffère
Flag of France.svg  France
Ioannis Persakis
Flag of Greece (1828-1978).svg  Greece
1900 Paris
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Myer Prinstein
US flag 45 stars.svg  United States
James Connolly
US flag 45 stars.svg  United States
Lewis Sheldon
US flag 45 stars.svg  United States
1904 St. Louis
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Myer Prinstein
US flag 45 stars.svg  United States
Fred Englehardt
US flag 45 stars.svg  United States
Robert Stangland
US flag 45 stars.svg  United States
1908 London
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Tim Ahearne
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain
Garfield MacDonald
Canadian Red Ensign (1868-1921).svg  Canada
Edvard Larsen
Flag of Norway.svg  Norway
1912 Stockholm
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Gustaf Lindblom
Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden
Georg Åberg
Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden
Erik Almlöf
Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden
1920 Antwerp
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Vilho Tuulos
Flag of Finland.svg  Finland
Folke Jansson
Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden
Erik Almlöf
Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden
1924 Paris
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Nick Winter
Flag of Australia.svg  Australia
Luis Brunetto
Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina
Vilho Tuulos
Flag of Finland.svg  Finland
1928 Amsterdam
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Mikio Oda
Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg  Japan
Levi Casey
US flag 48 stars.svg  United States
Vilho Tuulos
Flag of Finland.svg  Finland
1932 Los Angeles
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Chūhei Nambu
Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg  Japan
Erik Svensson
Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden
Kenkichi Oshima
Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg  Japan
1936 Berlin
details
Naoto Tajima
Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg  Japan
Masao Harada
Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg  Japan
Jack Metcalfe
Flag of Australia.svg  Australia
1948 London
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Arne Åhman
Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden
George Avery
Flag of Australia.svg  Australia
Ruhi Sarialp
Flag of Turkey.svg  Turkey
1952 Helsinki
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Adhemar da Silva
Flag of Brazil (1889-1960).svg  Brazil
Leonid Shcherbakov
Flag of the Soviet Union (1936-1955).svg  Soviet Union
Asnoldo Devonish
Flag of Venezuela (1930-1954).svg  Venezuela
1956 Melbourne
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Adhemar da Silva
Flag of Brazil (1889-1960).svg  Brazil
Vilhjálmur Einarsson
Flag of Iceland.svg  Iceland
Vitold Kreyer
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union
1960 Rome
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Józef Szmidt
Flag of Poland (1928-1980).svg  Poland
Vladimir Goryaev
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union
Vitold Kreyer
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union
1964 Tokyo
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Józef Szmidt
Flag of Poland (1928-1980).svg  Poland
Oleg Fyodoseyev
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union
Viktor Kravchenko
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union
1968 Mexico City
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Viktor Saneyev
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union
Nelson Prudencio
Flag of Brazil (1968-1992).svg  Brazil
Giuseppe Gentile
Flag of Italy.svg  Italy
1972 Munich
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Viktor Saneyev
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union
Jörg Drehmel
Flag of East Germany.svg  East Germany
Nelson Prudencio
Flag of Brazil (1968-1992).svg  Brazil
1976 Montreal
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Viktor Saneyev
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union
James Butts
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
João Carlos de Oliveira
Flag of Brazil (1968-1992).svg  Brazil
1980 Moscow
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Jaak Uudmäe
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union
Viktor Saneyev
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union
João Carlos de Oliveira
Flag of Brazil (1968-1992).svg  Brazil
1984 Los Angeles
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Al Joyner
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
Mike Conley Sr.
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
Keith Connor
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain
1988 Seoul
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Khristo Markov
Flag of Bulgaria (1971-1990).svg  Bulgaria
Igor Lapshin
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union
Aleksandr Kovalenko
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union
1992 Barcelona
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Mike Conley Sr.
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
Charles Simpkins
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
Frank Rutherford
Flag of the Bahamas.svg  Bahamas
1996 Atlanta
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Kenny Harrison
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
Jonathan Edwards
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain
Yoelbi Quesada
Flag of Cuba.svg  Cuba
2000 Sydney
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Jonathan Edwards
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain
Yoel García
Flag of Cuba.svg  Cuba
Denis Kapustin
Flag of Russia.svg  Russia
2004 Athens
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Christian Olsson
Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden
Marian Oprea
Flag of Romania.svg  Romania
Danil Burkenya
Flag of Russia.svg  Russia
2008 Beijing
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Nelson Évora
Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal
Phillips Idowu
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain
Leevan Sands
Flag of the Bahamas.svg  Bahamas
2012 London
details
Christian Taylor
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
Will Claye
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
Fabrizio Donato
Flag of Italy.svg  Italy
2016 Rio de Janeiro
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Christian Taylor
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
Will Claye
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
Dong Bin
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China
2020 Tokyo
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Pedro Pichardo
Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal
Zhu Yaming
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China
Hugues Fabrice Zango
Flag of Burkina Faso.svg  Burkina Faso

Multiple medalists

RankAthleteNationOlympicsGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 Viktor Saneyev Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union  (URS)1968–19803104
2 Myer Prinstein Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)1900–19042002
Adhemar da Silva Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil  (BRA)1952–19562002
Józef Szmidt Flag of Poland.svg  Poland  (POL)1960–19642002
Christian Taylor Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)2012–20162002
6 James Brendan Connolly Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)1896–19001102
Mike Conley, Sr. Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)1984–19921102
Jonathan Edwards Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain  (GBR)1996–20001102
9 Vilho Tuulos Flag of Finland.svg  Finland  (FIN)1920–19281023
10 Will Claye Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)2012–20160202
11 Nelson Prudencio Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil  (BRA)1968–19720112
12 Erik Almlöf Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden  (SWE)1912–19200022
Vitold Kreyer Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union  (URS)1956–19600022
João Carlos de Oliveira Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil  (BRA)1976–19800022

Medalists by country

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)88218
2Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union  (URS)45413
3Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden  (SWE)3328
4Flag of Japan.svg  Japan  (JPN)3115
5Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain  (GBR)2215
6Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil  (BRA)2136
7Flag of Poland.svg  Poland  (POL)2002
Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal  (POR)2002
9Flag of Australia.svg  Australia  (AUS)1113
10Flag of Finland.svg  Finland  (FIN)1023
11Flag of Bulgaria.svg  Bulgaria  (BUL)1001
12Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China  (CHN)0112
Flag of Cuba.svg  Cuba  (CUB)0112
14Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina  (ARG)0101
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada  (CAN)0101
Flag of East Germany.svg  East Germany  (GDR)0101
Flag of France.svg  France  (FRA)0101
Flag of Iceland.svg  Iceland  (ISL)0101
Flag of Romania.svg  Romania  (ROU)0101
20Flag of the Bahamas.svg  Bahamas  (BAH)0022
Flag of Italy.svg  Italy  (ITA)0022
Flag of Russia.svg  Russia  (RUS)0022
23Flag of Burkina Faso.svg  Burkina Faso  (BUR)0011
Flag of Greece.svg  Greece  (GRE)0011
Flag of Norway.svg  Norway  (NOR)0011
Flag of Turkey.svg  Turkey  (TUR)0011
Flag of Venezuela.svg  Venezuela  (VEN)0011

Women

GamesGoldSilverBronze
1996 Atlanta
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Inessa Kravets
Flag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine
Inna Lasovskaya
Flag of Russia.svg  Russia
Šárka Kašpárková
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic
2000 Sydney
details
Tereza Marinova
Flag of Bulgaria.svg  Bulgaria
Tatyana Lebedeva
Flag of Russia.svg  Russia
Olena Hovorova
Flag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine
2004 Athens
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Françoise Mbango Etone
Flag of Cameroon.svg  Cameroon
Hrysopiyí Devetzí
Flag of Greece.svg  Greece
Tatyana Lebedeva
Flag of Russia.svg  Russia
2008 Beijing
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Françoise Mbango Etone
Flag of Cameroon.svg  Cameroon
Olga Rypakova
Flag of Kazakhstan.svg  Kazakhstan
Yargelis Savigne
Flag of Cuba.svg  Cuba
2012 London
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Olga Rypakova
Flag of Kazakhstan.svg  Kazakhstan
Caterine Ibargüen
Flag of Colombia.svg  Colombia
Olha Saladukha
Flag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine
2016 Rio de Janeiro
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Caterine Ibargüen
Flag of Colombia.svg  Colombia
Yulimar Rojas
Flag of Venezuela.svg  Venezuela
Olga Rypakova
Flag of Kazakhstan.svg  Kazakhstan
2020 Tokyo
details
Yulimar Rojas
Flag of Venezuela (state).svg  Venezuela
Patrícia Mamona
Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal
Ana Peleteiro
Flag of Spain.svg  Spain

Multiple medalists

RankAthleteNationOlympicsGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 Françoise Mbango Etone Flag of Cameroon.svg  Cameroon  (CMR)2004–20082002
2 Olga Rypakova Flag of Kazakhstan.svg  Kazakhstan  (KAZ)2008–20161113
3 Caterine Ibargüen Flag of Colombia.svg  Colombia  (COL)2012–20161102
4 Yulimar Rojas Flag of Venezuela.svg  Venezuela  (VEN)2016–20201102
5 Tatyana Lebedeva Flag of Russia.svg  Russia  (RUS)2000–20080112

Medalists by country

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1Flag of Cameroon.svg  Cameroon  (CMR)2002
2Flag of Kazakhstan.svg  Kazakhstan  (KAZ)1113
3Flag of Colombia.svg  Colombia  (COL)1102
4Flag of Venezuela.svg  Venezuela  (VEN)1102
5Flag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine  (UKR)1023
6Flag of Bulgaria.svg  Bulgaria  (BUL)1001
7Flag of Russia.svg  Russia  (RUS)0213
8Flag of Greece.svg  Greece  (GRE)0101
9Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal  (POR)0101
10Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic  (CZE)0011
11Flag of Cuba.svg  Cuba  (CUB)0011
12Flag of Spain.svg  Spain  (ESP)0011

Standing triple jump

Standing triple jump
at the Olympic Games
Ray Ewry.jpg
Ray Ewry at the 1900 Summer Olympics
Overview
Sport Athletics
GenderMen
Years heldMen: 19001904
Olympic record
Men10.58 m Ray Ewry (1900)

In 1900 and 1904 a variation of the event was contested at the Olympics where athletes had to triple jump from a standing position. This was one of three standing jumps to have featured on the Olympic programme, alongside the standing high jump and the standing long jump (both running from 1900 to 1912). [3]

The standing jump competitions were dominated by Ray Ewry, who won the 1900 Olympic standing triple jump title and defended it four years later. His clearance of 10.58 m (34 ft 8+12 in) to win the inaugural competition went unbettered as the Olympic record for the event. Ewry took Olympic three gold medals in standing jumps in both 1900 and 1904, then won the standing high and long jumps at the 1908 Olympics, as well as the 1906 Intercalated Games. [4]

Standing jump events had been a relatively common type of athletics event at the end of the 19th century, but became increasingly rare at top level national and international competitions as the 20th century progressed. [4] The standing triple jump was the least common of the standing jumps and the Olympics remains the only major international competition to have featured the event.

GamesGoldSilverBronze
1900 Paris
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US flag 45 stars.svg  Ray Ewry  (USA)US flag 45 stars.svg  Irving Baxter  (USA)US flag 45 stars.svg  Robert Garrett  (USA)
1904 St. Louis
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US flag 45 stars.svg  Ray Ewry  (USA)US flag 45 stars.svg  Charles King  (USA)US flag 45 stars.svg  Joseph Stadler  (USA)

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400 metres at the Olympics

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800 metres at the Olympics

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High jump at the Olympics

The high jump at the Summer Olympics is grouped among the four track and field jumping events held at the multi-sport event. The men's high jump has been present on the Olympic athletics programme since the first Summer Olympics in 1896. The women's high jump was one of five events to feature on the first women's athletics programme in 1928, and it was the only jumping event available to women until 1948, when the long jump was permitted.

Long jump at the Olympics

The long jump at the Summer Olympics is grouped among the four track and field jumping events held at the multi-sport event. The men's long jump has been present on the Olympic athletics programme since the first Summer Olympics in 1896. The women's long jump was introduced over fifty years later in 1948 and was the second Olympic jumping event for women after the high jump, which was added in 1928.

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Yulimar Rojas Rodríguez is a Venezuelan athlete who holds the world record for women's triple jump. She is the current Olympic champion, a two-time World Champion, and two-time World Indoor Champion. Raised in a deprived area of Venezuela, she was successful in other sports as a teenager but could not continue to practice due to lack of facilities. She moved to Guadalajara, Spain, in 2015 to continue her athletics training. She is a recipient of the Venezuelan Order of José Félix Ribas – First Class.

References

Participation and athlete data
Olympic record progressions
Specific
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  2. James B. Connolly. Sports Reference. Retrieved on 2014-05-11.
  3. Athletics Men's Standing Triple Jump Medalists. Sports Reference. Retrieved on 2014-05-07.
  4. 1 2 Ray Ewry. Sports Reference. Retrieved on 2014-05-07.