What is the record in long jump, high jump and triple jump?

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What is the record in long jump, high jump and triple jump?

LONG JUMP

Mike Powell and Galina Chistiakov

The world records in the long jump are among the longest held in various athletics disciplines, both in the male and female categories. From the World Athletics Championships 1991for more than 30 years, no one has beaten the American mark Mike Powell established in Tokyo, with a jump of 8.95 meters, thus surpassing Bob Beamon’s record of 8.90 meters, which had stood for 23 years. Surprisingly, Powell never managed to win a gold medal at the Games, winning silver in Seoul ’88 and Barcelona ’92.

The world record for the women’s long jump remains valid for the longest time. He got it Galina Chistiakov (USSR) in 1988three months before the Seoul Games, with a jump of 7.52 meters in Leningrad, now Saint Petersburg. Like Powell, he never won a gold medal at a Games, although he won bronze in Seoul and gold at the Europeans and a World Cup.

HIGH JUMP

Javier Sotomayor and Stefka Kostadinova

The one with Cuban Javier Sotomayoracquired in Salamanca on 1993 In a jump 2.45 meters, remains the world record for the high jump, more than 30 years later. He is considered the best high jumper in history, and won gold at the Barcelona ’92 Games and silver at Sydney 2000, as well as two golds at the World Athletics Championships and four golds at the Indoor World Championships.

The women’s high jump world record also stood for several decades, longer than Sotomayor’s. The Bulgarian got it Stefka Kostadinova in Rome, at 1987with a mark of 2.09 meters, surpassing his own scores of 2.07 and 2.08 last year. He is Olympic, world and European champion in this discipline.

Triple jump

Jonathan Edwards and Yulimar Rojas

Jonathan Edwards (United Kingdom), with the mark of 18.29 meters achieved at the Gothenburg World Cup in Ninety nine five, still holds the world record for the men’s triple jump. In the same year, in Lille, he recorded the highest jump in history, with 18.43, but the mark was invalidated due to excessive tailwinds. He is an Olympic champion in Sydney, a two-time world champion and also a European champion.

Regarding the women’s triple jump, the world record is more recent and was achieved by the Venezuelan Yulimar Rojas at the Indoor World Cup in Belgrade on 2022with a mark of 15.74 meters, surpassing the year before at the Tokyo Games, where he won gold with 15.67 meters. The FC Barcelona athlete has dominated this discipline with authority for years. In addition to the gold achieved in Tokyo. He is a four-time world outdoor triple jump champion (2017, 2019, 2022 and 2023), three times indoors. Unfortunately, he will miss the Paris Games due to an injury

Source: La Verdad

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