Olympics
List of all Olympics Men's Triple Jump winners including gold, silver and bronze medalists.

Men's Triple Jump

Triple Jump event of the Olympics comprises three sections of 'hop, step and Jump'. The event has been part of the Olympics since its opening in 1896. Thereafter, the triple jump for men has been a regular event in the Olympics.

Rules and Regulations
Like all athletics events, the specifications for the triple jump event are set by the International Association of Athletics Federations or the IAAF.
  • The distance between the take-off line and the end of the landing area is also set by the IAAF. However, it should not be less than 21 meter.
  • The triple jump program is comprised of a hop, a step and a jump.
  • The design and the material of the take-off board used in the triple jump event is decided by the International Association of Athletics Federations or the IAAF.
  • Soft damp sand is filled in the pit for the safety of the athletes.
  • An athlete is not allowed to step between the take-off line and the landing area. An athlete violating the rule is disqualified.
The Actions
The athletes have to perform the triple actions of hop, step and jump. The hop is a jump which is landed with the takeoff foot. The step action is completed with the opposite foot. The third action jump is like a long-jump event. The athletes take a long jump and land in the sand pit.

Top Performers
Joao Carlos de Oliveira, Vladimir Inozemtsev, James Beckford, Yoelbi Quesada, Charles Simpkins, Mike Conley, Hristo Markov, James Connoly, Tim Ahearne, Peter O'Connor,Viktor Saneyev, Józef Szmidt, Adhemar da Silva, Arne Ahman, Naoto Tajima, Chuhei Nambu, Willie Banks, Kenny Harrison, Jonathan Edwards, Christian Olsson, Al Joyner, Jaak Uudmae, Mikio Oda, Nick Winter, Vilho Tuulos and Gustaf Lindblom. No single country has dominated the event and the athletes excelling in the event have been from several countries.

Men's Triple Jump Winners at Olympics

Year
Gold Silver Bronze
1896 James Connolly
United States
Alexandre Tuffère
France
Ioannis Persakis
Greece
1900 Meyer Prinstein
United States
James Connolly
United States
Lewis Sheldon
United States
1904 Myer Prinstein
United States
Fred Englehardt
United States
Robert Stangland
United States
1908 Tim Ahearne
Great Britain
Garfield MacDonald
Canada
Edvard Larsen
Norway
1912 Gustaf Lindblom
Sweden
Georg Åberg
Sweden
Erik Almlöf
Sweden
1920 Vilho Immanuel Tuulos
Finland
Folke Jansson
Sweden
Erik Almlöf
Sweden
1924 Nick Winter
Australia
Luis Brunetto
Argentina
Vilho Tuulos
Finland
1928 Mikio Oda
Japan
Levi Casey
United States
Vilho Tuulos
Finland
1932 Chuhei Nambu
Japan
Erik Svensson
Sweden
Kenkichi Oshima
Japan
1936 Naoto Tajima
Japan
Masao Harada
Japan
Jack Metcalfe
Australia
1948 Arne Åhman
Sweden
George Avery
Australia
Ruhi Sarialp
Turkey
1952 Adhemar Ferreira da Silva
Brazil
Leonid Shcherbakov
Soviet Union
Arnoldo Devonish
Venezuela
1956 Adhemar Ferreira da Silva
Brazil
Vilhjálmur Einarsson
Iceland
Vitold Kreer
Soviet Union
1960 Józef Szmidt
Poland
Vladimir Goryaev
Soviet Union
Vitold Kreer
Soviet Union
1964 Józef Szmidt
Poland
Oleg Fyodoseyev
Soviet Union
Viktor Kravchenko
Soviet Union
1968 Viktor Saneev
Soviet Union
Nelson Prudêncio
Brazil
Giuseppe Gentile
Italy
1972 Viktor Saneyev
Soviet Union
Jörg Drehmel
East Germany
Nelson Prudêncio
Brazil
1976 Viktor Saneyev
Soviet Union
James Butts
United States
João Carlos de Oliveira
Brazil
1980 Jaak Uudmäe
Soviet Union
Viktor Saneev
Soviet Union
João Carlos de Oliveira
Brazil
1984 Al Joyner
United States
Mike Conley
United States
Keith Connor
Great Britain
1988 Khristo Markov
Bulgaria
Igor Lapshin
Soviet Union
Aleksandr Kovalenko
Soviet Union
1992 Mike Conley
United States
Charles Simpkins
United States
Frank Rutherford
Bahamas
1996 Kenny Harrison
United States
Jonathan Edwards
Great Britain
Yoelbi Quesada
Cuba
2000 Jonathan Edwards
Great Britain
Yoel García
Cuba
Denis Kapustin
Russia
2004 Christian Olsson
Sweden
Marian Oprea
Romania
Danil Burkenya
Russia
2008 Nelson Évora
Portugal
Phillips Idowu
Great Britain
Leevan Sands
Bahamas
2012 Christian Taylor
United States

Fabrizio Donato
Italy
2016 Christian Taylor
United States
Will Claye
United States
Dong Bin
China