Triple Jump for Women program has been the part
of the Olympics since 1996 Atlanta Games. After 1996 games, the
event has been regularly played in the Olympic Games.
Rules and Regulations
During the Olympics, the rules and regulations framed by the
International Association of Athletics Federations or the IAAF are
- Distance between the take-off line and the end of the landing
area has been specified by the IAAF to be minimum 21 meter.
- The design of the take-off board and the material used is
also fixed by the IAAF.
- The triple jump event constitutes of three parts: A hop, a
step and a jump.
- An athlete is barred from touching the ground between the
take-off line and the landing area. Violation of this rule
attracts instant disqualification.
- Soft damp sand is filled in the pit where the athletes land.
The pit is filled with sand to ensure safety of the athletes
Any athlete hoping to perform well in the triple jump event should
know all three actions well. The three actions are hop, step, and
jump. In the hop, the athlete has to land on the take-off foot. This
is of course a difficult and can be perfected only after lot of
practice. In the step, the athlete is required to land on the
opposite foot. The jump is similar to long jump. The athlete has to
jump as fast as she could in the pit filled with damp soft sand. The
winner is declared on the basis of her performance in all three
Top performers among the athletes participating in the Olympics
triple jump event are Inna Lasovskaya, Tatyana Lebedeva, Olena
Hovorova, Yamile Aldama, Trecia Smith, Rodica Mateescu, Iva
Prandzheva, Hrysopiyi Devetzi, Francoise Mbango Etone, Tereza
Marinova, Inessa Kravets, and Sarka Kasparkova.