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

Women's Triple Jump

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 followed.
  • 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 participating.
Techniques
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 actions.

Top Performers
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.

Women's Triple Jump Winners at Olympics

Year
Gold Silver Bronze
1996 Inessa Kravets
Ukraine
Inna Lasovskaya
Russia
Šárka Kašpárková
Czech Republic
2000 Tereza Marinova
Bulgaria
Tatyana Lebedeva
Russia
Olena Hovorova
Ukraine
2004 Françoise Mbango Etone
Cameroon
Hrysopiyi Devetzi
Greece
Tatyana Lebedeva
Russia
2008 Françoise Mbango Etone
Cameroon
Tatyana Lebedeva
Russia
Hrysopiyi Devetzi
Greece
2012 Olga Rypakova
Kazakhstan
Caterine Ibargüen
Colombia
Olha Saladuha
Ukraine
2016 Caterine Ibargüen
Colombia
Yulimar Rojas
Venezuela
Olga Rypakova
Kazakhstan