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
- 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
- An athlete is not allowed to step between the take-off line
and the landing area. An athlete violating the rule is
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.
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.