Christian Taylor’s hopes of earning a third successive Olympic triple jump title in Tokyo have been shattered by a ruptured Achilles tendon sustained in yesterday’s competition in Ostrava.
Hugues Fabrice Zango has set a new indoor triple jump world record and become just the seventh man in history to clear the 18-metre barrier.
African Games triple jump champion Grace Anigbata Chinonyelum has admitted to skipping breakfast before winning the continental event due to nerves.
Olympic triple jump bronze medallist Denis Kapustin is the favourite to become the new national coach for long jump and triple jump in India.
There was some irony on Saturday (December 5) in the fact that the Female World Athlete of the Year award went to a competitor whose event, the triple jump, would have been relegated from the top tier of the sport’s annual programme in 2020 had coronavirus not thrown all sporting plans into disarray.
Pan American Games triple jump champion Omar Craddock has been provisionally suspended by the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) for whereabouts failures.
Triple jump icon Christian Taylor has donated his singlet and bib number from the 2019 World Athletics Championships in Doha in Qatar to the World Athletics Heritage Collection.
Mike Rowbottom: New arguments for an ancient event - discus makes a throw for IAAF Diamond League survival
Many-tongued rumour passes through the city, and it speaks, not of Dido on this occasion, but the International Association of Athletics Federations Diamond League.