Athletics
Triple jump
Willie Banks Jr. in Seoul 1988.jpg
Former world record holder Willie Banks during the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul, South Korea
World records
MenUnited Kingdom Jonathan Edwards 18.29 m (60 ft 0 in) (1995)
WomenVenezuela Yulimar Rojas 15.74 m (51 ft 7+12 in) i (2022)
Olympic records
MenUnited States Kenny Harrison 18.09 m (59 ft 4 in) (1996)
WomenVenezuela Yulimar Rojas 15.67 m (51 ft 4+34 in) (2021)
World Championship records
MenUnited Kingdom Jonathan Edwards 18.29 m (60 ft 0 in) (1995)
WomenUkraine Inessa Kravets 15.50 m (50 ft 10 in) (1995)
International University Sports Federation - Gwangju 2015 - Men's Triple Jump Final, Dmitrii Sorokin (RUS 17.29) wins gold.

The triple jump, sometimes referred to as the hop, step and jump or the hop, skip and jump, is a track and field event, similar to the long jump. As a group, the two events are referred to as the "horizontal jumps". The competitor runs down the track and performs a hop, a bound and then a jump into the sand pit. The triple jump was inspired by the ancient Olympic Games and has been a modern Olympics event since the Games' inception in 1896.

According to World Athletics rules, "the hop shall be made so that an athlete lands first on the same foot as that from which he has taken off; in the step he shall land on the other foot, from which, subsequently, the jump is performed."[1]

The current male world record holder is Jonathan Edwards of the United Kingdom, with a jump of 18.29 m (60 ft 0 in). The current female world record holder is Yulimar Rojas of Venezuela, with a jump of 15.74 m (51 ft 7+12 in).

History

Historical sources on the ancient Olympic Games occasionally mention jumps of 15 meters or more. This led sports historians to conclude that these must have been a series of jumps, thus providing the basis for the triple jump.[2] However, there is no evidence for the triple jump being included in the ancient Olympic Games, and it is possible that the recorded extraordinary distances are due to artistic license of the authors of victory poems, rather than attempts to report accurate results.[3]

The triple jump was a part of the inaugural modern Olympics in 1896 in Athens, although at the time it consisted of two hops on the same foot and then a jump.[4] In fact, the first modern Olympic champion, James Connolly, was a triple jumper. Early Olympics also included the standing triple jump, although this has since been removed from the Olympic program and is rarely performed in competition today. The women's triple jump was introduced into the Atlanta Olympics in 1996.[5]

In Irish mythology the geal-ruith (triple jump), was an event contested in the ancient Irish Tailteann Games as early as 1829 BC.[6]

Technique

Approach

The approach is one of the most important parts of an athlete's jump. The athlete sprints down a runway to a takeoff mark, from which the triple jump is measured. The takeoff mark is commonly either a piece of wood or similar material embedded in the runway, or a rectangle painted on the runway surface. In modern championships a strip of plasticine, tape, or modeling clay is attached to the far edge of the board to record athletes overstepping or "scratching" the mark, defined by the trailing edge of the board. These boards are placed at different places on the runway depending on how far the athlete can jump. Typically the boards are set 40 ft, 32 ft, and 24 ft from the pit. These are the most common boards seen at the high school and collegiate levels, but boards can be placed anywhere on the runway. There are three phases of the triple jump: the "hop" phase, the "bound" or "step" phase, and the "jump" phase. They all play an important role in the jump itself. These three phases are executed in one continuous sequence. The athlete has to maintain a good speed through each phase. They should also try to stay consistent to avoid fouls.[7]

Phases of Phillips Idowu jumping at the 2008 Summer Olympics

Hop

The hop begins with the athlete jumping from the take-off board on one leg, which for descriptive purposes, will be the right leg. Precise placement of the foot on the take-off is important in order for the athlete to avoid a foul. The objective of the first phase is to hop out, with athletes focusing all momentum forward. The hop landing phase is very active, involving a powerful backward "pawing" action of the right leg, with the right take-off foot landing heel first on the runway.

Step

The hop landing also marks the beginning of the step phase, where the athlete utilizes the backward momentum of the right leg to immediately execute a powerful jump forwards and upwards, the left leg assisting the take-off with a hip flexion thrust similar to a bounding motion. This leads to the step-phase mid-air position, with the right take-off leg trailing flexed at the knee, and the left leg now leading flexed at the hip and knee. The jumper then holds this position for as long as possible, before extending the knee of the leading left leg and then immediately beginning a powerful backward motion of the whole left leg, again landing on the runway with a powerful backward pawing action. The takeoff leg should be fully extended with the drive leg thigh just below parallel to the ground. The takeoff leg stays extended behind the body with the heel held high. The drive leg extends with a flexed ankle and snaps downward for a quick transition into the jump phase. The athlete tries to take the farthest step they can while maintaining balance and control, using techniques such as pulling their leg up as high as possible.

Jump

The step landing forms the take-off of the final phase (the jump), where the athlete utilizes the backward force from the left leg to take off again. The jump phase is very similar to the long jump although most athletes have lost too much speed by this time to manage a full hitch kick, and mostly used is a hang or sail technique.

When landing in the sand-filled pit, the jumper should aim to avoid sitting back on landing or placing either hand behind the feet. The sandpit usually begins 13m from the take-off board for male international competition or 11m from the board for international female and club-level male competition. Each phase of the triple jump should get progressively higher, and there should be a regular rhythm to the three landings.

Foul

A "foul", also known as a "scratch," or missed jump, occurs when a jumper oversteps the takeoff mark, misses the pit entirely, does not use the correct foot sequence throughout the phases, or does not perform the attempt in the allotted amount of time (usually about 90 seconds). When a jumper "scratches," the seated official will raise a red flag, and the jumper who was "on deck," or up next, prepares to jump.

It shall not be considered a foul if an athlete, while jumping, should touch or scrape the ground with his/her "sleeping leg". Also called a "scrape foul", "sleeping leg" touch violations were ruled as fouls prior to the mid-1980s. The IAAF changed the rules following outrage at the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow, when Soviet field officials in the Men's Triple Jump ruled as foul eight of the twelve jumps made by two leading competitors (from Brazil and Australia) thus helping two Soviet jumpers win the Gold and Silver medals.

Records

Area Men's Women's
Mark Athlete Mark Athlete
World 18.29 m (60 ft 0 in)  Jonathan Edwards (GBR) 15.74 m (51 ft 7+12 in) i  Yulimar Rojas (VEN)
Continental records
Africa 18.07 m (59 ft 3+14 in) i  Hugues Fabrice Zango (BUR) 15.39 m (50 ft 5+34 in)  Françoise Mbango Etone (CMR)
Asia 17.59 m (57 ft 8+12 in)  Yanxi Li (CHN) 15.25 m (50 ft 14 in)  Olga Rypakova (KAZ)
Europe 18.29 m (60 ft 0 in)  Jonathan Edwards (GBR) 15.50 m (50 ft 10 in)  Inessa Kravets (UKR)
North, Central America
and Caribbean
18.21 m (59 ft 8+34 in)  Christian Taylor (USA) 15.29 m (50 ft 1+34 in)  Yamilé Aldama (CUB)
Oceania 17.46 m (57 ft 3+14 in)  Ken Lorraway (AUS) 14.04 m (46 ft 34 in)  Nicole Mladenis (AUS)
South America 17.90 m (58 ft 8+12 in)  Jadel Gregório (BRA) 15.74 m (51 ft 7+12 in) i  Yulimar Rojas (VEN)

Note: Results cannot count towards records if they are wind-assisted (>2.0 m/s).

All-time top 25

See also: Triple jump world record progression

Men (outdoor)

Ath.# Perf.# Mark Wind (m/s) Athlete Nation Date Place Ref
1 1 18.29 m (60 ft 0 in) +1.3 Jonathan Edwards  United Kingdom 07 AUG 1995 Gothenburg
2 2 18.21 m (59 ft 8+34 in) +0.2 Christian Taylor  United States 27 AUG 2015 Beijing [14]
3 18.16 m (59 ft 6+34 in) +1.3 Edwards #2 07 AUG 1995 Gothenburg
3 4 18.14 m (59 ft 6 in) +0.4 Will Claye  United States 29 JUN 2019 Long Beach [15]
5 18.11 m (59 ft 4+34 in) +0.8 Taylor #2 27 MAY 2017 Eugene
4 6 18.09 m (59 ft 4 in) −0.4 Kenny Harrison  United States 27 JUL 1996 Atlanta
5 7 18.08 m (59 ft 3+34 in) ±0.0 Pedro Pichardo  Cuba 28 MAY 2015 Havana [16]
8 18.06 m (59 ft 3 in) +0.8 Pichardo #2 15 MAY 2015 Doha
+1.1 Taylor #3 09 JUL 2015 Lausanne
+0.4 Claye #2 24 AUG 2019 Paris
6 11 18.04 m (59 ft 2 in) +0.3 Teddy Tamgho  France 18 AUG 2013 Moscow
11 18.04 m (59 ft 2 in) +0.8 Taylor #4 15 MAY 2015 Doha
13 18.01 m (59 ft 1 in) +0.4 Edwards #3 09 JUL 1988 Oslo
14 18.00 m (59 ft 12 in) +1.3 Edwards #4 27 AUG 1995 London
15 17.99 m (59 ft 14 in) +0.5 Edwards #5 23 AUG 1998 Budapest
+1.8 Pichardo #3 09 JUL 2015 Lausanne
17 17.98 m (58 ft 11+34 in) +1.8 Edwards #6 18 JUL 1995 Salamanca
+1.2 Tamgho #2 12 JUN 2010 New York City
±0.0 Pichardo #4 05 AUG 2021 Tokyo
7 20 17.97 m (58 ft 11+14 in) +1.5 Willie Banks  United States 16 JUN 1985 Indianapolis
21 17.96 m (58 ft 11 in) +0.1 Taylor #5 04 SEP 2011 Deagu
−0.4 Pichardo #5 04 JUN 2015 Rome
23 17.95 m (58 ft 10+12 in) +0.6 Pichardo #6 04 MAY 2018 Doha
24 17.94 m (58 ft 10+14 in) ±0.0 Pichardo #7 08 MAY 2015 Havana
25 17.93 m (58 ft 9+34 in) +1.6 Harrison #2 02 JUL 1990 Stockholm
8 17.92 m (58 ft 9+12 in) +1.6 Khristo Markov  Bulgaria 31 AUG 1987 Rome
+1.9 James Beckford  Jamaica 20 MAY 1995 Odessa
10 17.90 m (58 ft 8+12 in) +1.0 Vladimir Inozemtsev  Soviet Union 20 JUN 1990 Bratislava
+0.4 Jadel Gregório  Brazil 20 MAY 2007 Belém
12 17.89 m (58 ft 8+14 in) A ±0.0 João Carlos de Oliveira  Brazil 15 OCT 1975 Mexico City
13 17.87 m (58 ft 7+12 in) +1.7 Mike Conley  United States 27 JUN 1987 San Jose
14 17.86 m (58 ft 7 in) +1.3 Charles Simpkins  United States 02 SEP 1985 Kobe
15 17.85 m (58 ft 6+34 in) ±0.0 Yoelbi Quesada  Cuba 08 AUG 1997 Athens
16 17.82 m (58 ft 5+12 in) +0.2 Hugues Fabrice Zango  Burkina Faso 06 JUL 2021 Székesfehérvár
17 17.81 m (58 ft 5 in) +1.0 Marian Oprea  Romania 05 JUL 2005 Lausanne
+0.1 Phillips Idowu  United Kingdom 29 JUL 2009 Barcelona
19 17.79 m (58 ft 4+14 in) +1.4 Christian Olsson  Sweden 22 AUG 2004 Athens
20 17.78 m (58 ft 4 in) +1.0 Nikolay Musiyenko  Soviet Union 07 JUN 1986 Leningrad
+0.8 Melvin Lister  United States 17 JUL 2004 Havana
22 17.77 m (58 ft 3+12 in) +1.0 Aleksandr Kovalenko  Soviet Union 18 JUL 1987 Bryansk
23 17.76 m (58 ft 3 in) +1.0 Jordan Díaz  Cuba 12 JUN 2022 La Nucia
24 17.75 m (58 ft 2+34 in) +0.3 Oleg Protsenko  Soviet Union 10 JUN 1990 Moscow
+1.0 Leonid Voloshin  Soviet Union 26 AUG 1991 Tokyo

Assisted marks

Any performance with a following wind of more than 2.0 metres per second is not counted for record purposes. Below is a list of wind-assisted jumps (equal or superior to 17.75 m). Only best assisted mark that is superior to legal best is shown:

Annulled marks

Women (outdoor)

Ath.# Perf.# Mark Wind (m/s) Athlete Nation Date Place Ref
1 1 15.67 m (51 ft 4+34 in) +0.7 Yulimar Rojas  Venezuela 01 AUG 2021 Tokyo
2 15.52 m (50 ft 11 in) +0.6 Rojas #2 26 AUG 2021 Lausanne
2 3 15.50 m (50 ft 10 in) +0.9 Inessa Kravets  Ukraine 10 AUG 1995 Gothenburg
4 15.48 m (50 ft 9+14 in) +0.3 Rojas #3 09 SEP 2021 Zürich
5 15.43 m (50 ft 7+14 in) +0.7 Rojas #4 22 MAY 2021 Andújar
6 15.41 m (50 ft 6+12 in) +1.5 Rojas #5 06 SEP 2019 Andújar
3 7 15.39 m (50 ft 5+34 in) +0.5 Françoise Mbango Etone  Cameroon 17 AUG 2008 Beijing
8 15.37 m (50 ft 5 in) −0.6 Rojas #6 05 OCT 2019 Doha
4 9 15.34 m (50 ft 3+34 in) −0.5 Tatyana Lebedeva  Russia 04 JUL 2005 Heraklion
10 15.33 m (50 ft 3+12 in) −0.1 Kravets #2 31 JUL 1996 Atlanta
+1.2 Lebedeva #2 06 JUL 2004 Lausanne
12 15.32 m (50 ft 3 in) +0.5 Lebedeva #3 09 SEP 2000 Yokohama
5 12 15.32 m (50 ft 3 in) +0.9 Hrysopiyi Devetzi  Greece 21 AUG 2004 Athens
6 14 15.31 m (50 ft 2+34 in) ±0.0 Caterine Ibargüen  Colombia 18 JUL 2014 Monaco
15 15.30 m (50 ft 2+14 in) +0.5 Mbango Etone #2 23 AUG 2004 Athens
7 16 15.29 m (50 ft 1+34 in) +0.3 Yamilé Aldama  Cuba 11 JUL 2003 Rome
17 15.28 m (50 ft 1+12 in) +0.3 Aldama #2 02 AUG 2004 Linz
8 17 15.28 m (50 ft 1+12 in) +0.9 Yargelis Savigne  Cuba 31 AUG 2007 Osaka
19 15.27 m (50 ft 1 in) +1.2 Aldama #3 08 AUG 2003 London
20 15.25 m (50 ft 14 in) −0.8 Lebedeva #4 10 AUG 2001 Edmonton
−0.1 Devetzi #2 23 AUG 2004 Athens
9 20 15.25 m (50 ft 14 in) +1.7 Olga Rypakova  Kazakhstan 04 SEP 2010 Split
23 15.23 m (49 ft 11+12 in) +0.8 Lebedeva #5 23 JUN 2004 Rethymno
+0.6 Lebedeva #6 03 JUL 2006 Athens
25 15.21 m (49 ft 10+34 in) +1.2 Aldama #4 23 JUN 2004 Rethymno
10 15.20 m (49 ft 10+14 in) ±0.0 Šárka Kašpárková  Czech Republic 04 AUG 1997 Athens
−0.3 Tereza Marinova  Bulgaria 24 SEP 2000 Sydney
12 15.18 m (49 ft 9+12 in) +0.3 Iva Prandzheva  Bulgaria 10 AUG 1995 Gothenburg
13 15.16 m (49 ft 8+34 in) +0.1 Rodica Mateescu  Romania 04 AUG 1997 Athens
+0.7 Trecia Smith  Jamaica 02 AUG 2004 Linz
15 15.15 m (49 ft 8+14 in) +1.5 Ashia Hansen  United Kingdom 13 SEP 1997 Fukuoka
16 15.14 m (49 ft 8 in) +1.9 Nadezhda Alekhina  Russia 26 JUL 2009 Cheboksary
17 15.09 m (49 ft 6 in) +0.5 Anna Biryukova  Russia 29 AUG 1993 Stuttgart
−0.5 Inna Lasovskaya  Russia 31 MAY 1997 Valencia
19 15.07 m (49 ft 5+14 in) −0.6 Paraskevi Tsiamita  Greece 22 AUG 1999 Seville
20 15.04 m (49 ft 4 in) +1.7 Ekaterina Koneva  Russia 30 MAY 2015 Eugene
21 15.03 m (49 ft 3+12 in) +1.9 Magdelin Martinez  Italy 26 JUN 2004 Rome
+1.1 Marija Šestak  Slovenia 17 AUG 2008 Beijing
23 15.02 m (49 ft 3+14 in) +0.9 Anna Pyatykh  Russia 09 AUG 2006 Gothenburg
24 15.01 m (49 ft 2+34 in) +1.0 Patricia Mamona  Portugal 01 AUG 2021 Tokyo [17]
25 15.00 m (49 ft 2+12 in) +1.2 Kéné Ndoye  Senegal 04 JUL 2004 Heraklion

Assisted marks

Any performance with a following wind of more than 2.0 metres per second is not counted for record purposes. Below is a list of wind-assisted jumps (equal or superior to 15.00 m). Only best assisted mark that is superior to legal best is shown:

Men (indoor)

Rank Mark Athlete Date Place Ref
1 18.07 m (59 ft 3+14 in)  Hugues Fabrice Zango (BUR) 16 January 2021 Aubière
2 17.92 m (58 ft 9+12 in)  Teddy Tamgho (FRA) 6 March 2011 Paris
3 17.83 m (58 ft 5+34 in)  Aliecer Urrutia (CUB) 1 March 1997 Sindelfingen
 Christian Olsson (SWE) 7 March 2004 Budapest
5 17.77 m (58 ft 3+12 in)  Leonid Voloshin (RUS) 6 February 1994 Grenoble
6 17.76 m (58 ft 3 in)  Mike Conley (USA) 27 February 1987 New York City
7 17.75 m (58 ft 2+34 in)  Phillips Idowu (GBR) 9 March 2008 Valencia
8 17.74 m (58 ft 2+14 in)  Marian Oprea (ROU) 18 February 2006 Bucharest
9 17.73 m (58 ft 2 in)  Walter Davis (USA) 12 March 2006 Moscow
 Fabrizio Donato (ITA) 6 March 2011 Paris
11 17.72 m (58 ft 1+12 in)  Brian Wellman (BER) 12 March 1995 Barcelona
12 17.70 m (58 ft 34 in)  Will Claye (USA) 11 March 2012 Istanbul
 Daniele Greco (ITA) 2 March 2013 Gothenburg
14 17.69 m (58 ft 14 in)  Yoandri Betanzos (CUB) 14 March 2010 Doha
15 17.67 m (57 ft 11+12 in)  Oleg Protsenko (URS) 15 January 1987 Osaka
16 17.64 m (57 ft 10+14 in)  Jonathan Edwards (GBR) 15 February 1988 Birmingham
 Lázaro Martínez (CUB) 18 March 2022 Belgrade
18 17.63 m (57 ft 10 in)  Christian Taylor (USA) 11 March 2012 Istanbul
19 17.62 m (57 ft 9+12 in)  Yoelbi Quesada (CUB) 12 March 1995 Barcelona
 Yoel García (CUB) 1 March 1997 Sindelfingen
21 17.59 m (57 ft 8+12 in)  Pierre Camara (FRA) 13 March 1993 Toronto
22 17.56 m (57 ft 7+14 in)  Jadel Gregório (BRA) 12 March 2006 Moscow
23 17.54 m (57 ft 6+12 in)  Māris Bružiks (URS) 23 February 1986 Madrid
24 17.53 m (57 ft 6 in)  Volodymyr Inozemtsev (URS) 19 February 1991 Stockholm
25 17.52 m (57 ft 5+34 in)  Max Heß (GER) 3 March 2017 Belgrade

Women (indoor)

Rank Mark Athlete Date Place Ref
1 15.74 m (51 ft 7+12 in)  Yulimar Rojas (VEN) 20 March 2022 Belgrade [18]
2 15.36 m (50 ft 4+12 in)  Tatyana Lebedeva (RUS) 6 March 2004 Budapest
3 15.16 m (49 ft 8+34 in)  Ashia Hansen (GBR) 28 February 1998 Valencia
4 15.14 m (49 ft 8 in)  Olga Rypakova (KAZ) 13 March 2010 Doha
5 15.08 m (49 ft 5+12 in)  Marija Šestak (SLO) 13 February 2008 Athens
6 15.05 m (49 ft 4+12 in)  Yargelis Savigne (CUB) 8 March 2008 Valencia
7 15.03 m (49 ft 3+12 in)  Yolanda Chen (RUS) 11 March 1995 Barcelona
8 15.01 m (49 ft 2+34 in)  Inna Lasovskaya (RUS) 8 March 1997 Paris
9 14.94 m (49 ft 0 in)  Iva Prandzheva (BUL) 7 March 1999 Maebashi
 Cristina Nicolau (ROU) 5 February 2000 Bucharest
 Oksana Udmurtova (RUS) 20 February 2008 Tartu
12 14.93 m (48 ft 11+34 in)  Anna Pyatykh (RUS) 11 March 2006 Moscow
13 14.91 m (48 ft 11 in)  Rodica Mateescu (ROU) 28 February 1997 Bucharest
 Tereza Marinova (BUL) 11 March 2001 Lisbon
15 14.90 m (48 ft 10+12 in)  Yamilé Aldama (SUD) 6 March 2004 Budapest
16 14.88 m (48 ft 9+34 in)  Francoise Mbango Etone (CMR) 15 March 2003 Birmingham
 Olha Saladukha (UKR) 3 March 2013 Gothenburg
18 14.87 m (48 ft 9+14 in)  Šárka Kašpárková (CZE) 7 March 1999 Maebashi
19 14.84 m (48 ft 8+14 in)  Chrysopigi Devetzi (GRE) 4 March 2013 Athens
 Trecia Smith (JAM) 11 March 2006 Moscow
21 14.83 m (48 ft 7+34 in)  Yelena Lebedenko (RUS) 1 February 2001 Samara
22 14.81 m (48 ft 7 in)  Magdelín Martínez (ITA) 5 March 2004 Budapest
 Ekaterina Koneva (RUS) 25 January 2019 Moscow
24 14.78 m (48 ft 5+34 in)  Adelina Gavrilă (ROU) 2 February 2008 Bucharest
25 14.75 m (48 ft 4+12 in)  Anna Biryukova (RUS) 14 February 1995 Moscow

Olympic medalists

Men

Games Gold Silver Bronze
1896 Athens
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James Connolly
 United States
Alexandre Tuffère
 France
Ioannis Persakis
 Greece
1900 Paris
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Myer Prinstein
 United States
James Connolly
 United States
Lewis Sheldon
 United States
1904 St. Louis
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Myer Prinstein
 United States
Fred Englehardt
 United States
Robert Stangland
 United States
1908 London
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Tim Ahearne
 Great Britain
Garfield MacDonald
 Canada
Edvard Larsen
 Norway
1912 Stockholm
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Gustaf Lindblom
 Sweden
Georg Åberg
 Sweden
Erik Almlöf
 Sweden
1920 Antwerp
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Vilho Tuulos
 Finland
Folke Jansson
 Sweden
Erik Almlöf
 Sweden
1924 Paris
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Nick Winter
 Australia
Luis Brunetto
 Argentina
Vilho Tuulos
 Finland
1928 Amsterdam
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Mikio Oda
 Japan
Levi Casey
 United States
Vilho Tuulos
 Finland
1932 Los Angeles
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Chūhei Nambu
 Japan
Erik Svensson
 Sweden
Kenkichi Oshima
 Japan
1936 Berlin
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Naoto Tajima
 Japan
Masao Harada
 Japan
Jack Metcalfe
 Australia
1948 London
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Arne Åhman
 Sweden
George Avery
 Australia
Ruhi Sarialp
 Turkey
1952 Helsinki
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Adhemar da Silva
 Brazil
Leonid Shcherbakov
 Soviet Union
Asnoldo Devonish
 Venezuela
1956 Melbourne
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Adhemar da Silva
 Brazil
Vilhjálmur Einarsson
 Iceland
Vitold Kreyer
 Soviet Union
1960 Rome
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Józef Szmidt
 Poland
Vladimir Goryaev
 Soviet Union
Vitold Kreyer
 Soviet Union
1964 Tokyo
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Józef Szmidt
 Poland
Oleg Fedoseyev
 Soviet Union
Viktor Kravchenko
 Soviet Union
1968 Mexico City
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Viktor Saneyev
 Soviet Union
Nelson Prudencio
 Brazil
Giuseppe Gentile
 Italy
1972 Munich
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Viktor Saneyev
 Soviet Union
Jörg Drehmel
 East Germany
Nelson Prudencio
 Brazil
1976 Montreal
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Viktor Saneyev
 Soviet Union
James Butts
 United States
João Carlos de Oliveira
 Brazil
1980 Moscow
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Jaak Uudmäe
 Soviet Union
Viktor Saneyev
 Soviet Union
João Carlos de Oliveira
 Brazil
1984 Los Angeles
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Al Joyner
 United States
Mike Conley Sr.
 United States
Keith Connor
 Great Britain
1988 Seoul
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Khristo Markov
 Bulgaria
Igor Lapshin
 Soviet Union
Aleksandr Kovalenko
 Soviet Union
1992 Barcelona
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Mike Conley Sr.
 United States
Charles Simpkins
 United States
Frank Rutherford
 Bahamas
1996 Atlanta
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Kenny Harrison
 United States
Jonathan Edwards
 Great Britain
Yoelbi Quesada
 Cuba
2000 Sydney
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Jonathan Edwards
 Great Britain
Yoel García
 Cuba
Denis Kapustin
 Russia
2004 Athens
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Christian Olsson
 Sweden
Marian Oprea
 Romania
Danil Burkenya
 Russia
2008 Beijing
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Nelson Évora
 Portugal
Phillips Idowu
 Great Britain
Leevan Sands
 Bahamas
2012 London
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Christian Taylor
 United States
Will Claye
 United States
Fabrizio Donato
 Italy
2016 Rio de Janeiro
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Christian Taylor
 United States
Will Claye
 United States
Dong Bin
 China
2020 Tokyo
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Pedro Pichardo
 Portugal
Zhu Yaming
 China
Hugues Fabrice Zango
 Burkina Faso

Women

Games Gold Silver Bronze
1996 Atlanta
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Inessa Kravets
 Ukraine
Inna Lasovskaya
 Russia
Šárka Kašpárková
 Czech Republic
2000 Sydney
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Tereza Marinova
 Bulgaria
Tatyana Lebedeva
 Russia
Olena Hovorova
 Ukraine
2004 Athens
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Françoise Mbango Etone
 Cameroon
Hrysopiyí Devetzí
 Greece
Tatyana Lebedeva
 Russia
2008 Beijing
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Françoise Mbango Etone
 Cameroon
Olga Rypakova
 Kazakhstan
Yargelis Savigne
 Cuba
2012 London
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Olga Rypakova
 Kazakhstan
Caterine Ibargüen
 Colombia
Olha Saladukha
 Ukraine
2016 Rio de Janeiro
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Caterine Ibargüen
 Colombia
Yulimar Rojas
 Venezuela
Olga Rypakova
 Kazakhstan
2020 Tokyo
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Yulimar Rojas
 Venezuela
Patrícia Mamona
 Portugal
Ana Peleteiro
 Spain

World Championships medalists

Men

Championships Gold Silver Bronze
1983 Helsinki
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 Zdzisław Hoffmann (POL)  Willie Banks (USA)  Ajayi Agbebaku (NGR)
1987 Rome
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 Khristo Markov (BUL)  Mike Conley (USA)  Oleg Sakirkin (URS)
1991 Tokyo
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 Kenny Harrison (USA)  Leonid Voloshin (URS)  Mike Conley (USA)
1993 Stuttgart
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 Mike Conley (USA)  Leonid Voloshin (RUS)  Jonathan Edwards (GBR)
1995 Gothenburg
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 Jonathan Edwards (GBR)  Brian Wellman (BER)  Jérôme Romain (DMA)
1997 Athens
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 Yoelbi Quesada (CUB)  Jonathan Edwards (GBR)  Aliecer Urrutia (CUB)
1999 Seville
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 Charles Friedek (GER)  Rostislav Dimitrov (BUL)  Jonathan Edwards (GBR)
2001 Edmonton
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 Jonathan Edwards (GBR)  Christian Olsson (SWE)  Igor Spasovkhodskiy (RUS)
2003 Saint-Denis
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 Christian Olsson (SWE)  Yoandri Betanzos (CUB)  Leevan Sands (BAH)
2005 Helsinki
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 Walter Davis (USA)  Yoandri Betanzos (CUB)  Marian Oprea (ROU)
2007 Osaka
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 Nelson Évora (POR)  Jadel Gregório (BRA)  Walter Davis (USA)
2009 Berlin
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 Phillips Idowu (GBR)  Nelson Évora (POR)  Alexis Copello (CUB)
2011 Daegu
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 Christian Taylor (USA)  Phillips Idowu (GBR)  Will Claye (USA)
2013 Moscow
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 Teddy Tamgho (FRA)  Pedro Pablo Pichardo (CUB)  Will Claye (USA)
2015 Beijing
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 Christian Taylor (USA)  Pedro Pablo Pichardo (CUB)  Nelson Évora (POR)
2017 London
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 Christian Taylor (USA)  Will Claye (USA)  Nelson Évora (POR)
2019 Doha
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 Christian Taylor (USA)  Will Claye (USA)  Hugues Fabrice Zango (BUR)

Women

Championships Gold Silver Bronze
1993 Stuttgart
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 Anna Biryukova (RUS)  Yolanda Chen (RUS)  Iva Prandzheva (BUL)
1995 Gothenburg
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 Inessa Kravets (UKR)  Iva Prandzheva (BUL)  Anna Biryukova (RUS)
1997 Athens
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 Šárka Kašpárková (CZE)  Rodica Mateescu (ROU)  Olena Hovorova (UKR)
1999 Seville
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 Paraskevi Tsiamita (GRE)  Yamilé Aldama (CUB)  Olga Vasdeki (GRE)
2001 Edmonton
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 Tatyana Lebedeva (RUS)  Françoise Mbango Etone (CMR)  Tereza Marinova (BUL)
2003 Saint-Denis
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 Tatyana Lebedeva (RUS)  Françoise Mbango Etone (CMR)  Magdelín Martínez (ITA)
2005 Helsinki
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 Trecia Smith (JAM)  Yargelis Savigne (CUB)  Anna Pyatykh (RUS)
2007 Osaka[B]
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 Yargelis Savigne (CUB)  Tatyana Lebedeva (RUS)  Anna Pyatykh (RUS)
2009 Berlin
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 Yargelis Savigne (CUB)  Mabel Gay (CUB)  Anna Pyatykh (RUS)
2011 Daegu
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 Olha Saladukha (UKR)  Olga Rypakova (KAZ)  Caterine Ibargüen (COL)
2013 Moscow
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 Caterine Ibargüen (COL)  Ekaterina Koneva (RUS)  Olha Saladukha (UKR)
2015 Beijing
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 Caterine Ibargüen (COL)  Hanna Knyazyeva-Minenko (ISR)  Olga Rypakova (KAZ)
2017 London
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 Yulimar Rojas (VEN)  Caterine Ibargüen (COL)  Olga Rypakova (KAZ)
2019 Doha
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 Yulimar Rojas (VEN)  Shanieka Ricketts (JAM)  Caterine Ibargüen (COL)

Note


World Indoor Championships medalists

Men

Games Gold Silver Bronze
1985 Paris[A]
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 Khristo Markov (BUL)  Lázaro Betancourt (CUB)  Lázaro Balcindes (CUB)
1987 Indianapolis
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 Mike Conley (USA)  Oleg Prozenko (URS)  Frank Rutherford (BAH)
1989 Budapest
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 Mike Conley (USA)  Jorge Reyna (CUB)  Juan Miguel López (CUB)
1991 Seville
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 Igor Lapshin (URS)  Leonid Voloshin (URS)  Tord Henriksson (SWE)
1993 Toronto
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 Pierre Camara (FRA)  Māris Bružiks (LAT)  Brian Wellman (BER)
1995 Barcelona
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 Brian Wellman (BER)  Yoelbi Quesada (CUB)  Serge Hélan (FRA)
1997 Paris
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 Yoel García (CUB)  Aliecer Urrutia (CUB)  Aleksandr Aseledchenko (RUS)
1999 Maebashi
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 Charles Friedek (GER)  LaMark Carter (USA)  Zsolt Czingler (HUN)
2001 Lisbon
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 Paolo Camossi (ITA)  Jonathan Edwards (GBR)  Andrew Murphy (AUS)
2003 Birmingham
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 Christian Olsson (SWE)  Walter Davis (USA)  Yoelbi Quesada (CUB)
2004 Budapest
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 Christian Olsson (SWE)  Jadel Gregório (BRA)  Yoandri Betanzos (CUB)
2006 Moscow
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 Walter Davis (USA)  Jadel Gregório (BRA)  Yoandri Betanzos (CUB)
2008 Valencia
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 Phillips Idowu (GBR)  Arnie David Giralt (CUB)  Nelson Évora (POR)
2010 Doha
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 Teddy Tamgho (FRA)  Yoandri Betanzos (CUB)  Arnie David Giralt (CUB)
2012 Istanbul
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 Will Claye (USA)  Christian Taylor (USA)  Lyukman Adams (RUS)
2014 Sopot
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 Lyukman Adams (RUS)  Ernesto Revé (CUB)  Pedro Pablo Pichardo (CUB)
2016 Portland
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 Dong Bin (CHN)  Max Heß (GER)  Benjamin Compaoré (FRA)
2018 Birmingham
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 Will Claye (USA)  Almir dos Santos (BRA)  Nelson Évora (POR)
2022 Belgrade
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 Lázaro Martínez (CUB)  Pedro Pichardo (POR)  Donald Scott (USA)

Women

Games Gold Silver Bronze
1993 Toronto
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 Inessa Kravets (UKR)  Yolanda Chen (RUS)  Inna Lasovskaya (RUS)
1995 Barcelona
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 Yolanda Chen (RUS)  Iva Prandzheva (BUL)  Ren Ruiping (CHN)
1997 Paris
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 Inna Lasovskaya (RUS)  Ashia Hansen (GBR)  Šárka Kašpárková (CZE)
1999 Maebashi
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 Ashia Hansen (GBR)  Iva Prandzheva (BUL)  Šárka Kašpárková (CZE)
2001 Lisbon
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 Tereza Marinova (BUL)  Tatyana Lebedeva (RUS)  Tiombe Hurd (USA)
2003 Birmingham
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 Ashia Hansen (GBR)  Françoise Mbango Etone (CMR)  Kéné Ndoye (SEN)
2004 Budapest
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 Tatyana Lebedeva (RUS)  Yamilé Aldama (SUD)  Hrysopiyi Devetzi (GRE)
2006 Moscow
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 Tatyana Lebedeva (RUS)  Anna Pyatykh (RUS)  Yamilé Aldama (SUD)
2008 Valencia
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 Yargelis Savigne (CUB)  Hrysopiyi Devetzi (GRE)  Marija Šestak (SLO)
2010 Doha
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 Olga Rypakova (KAZ)  Yargelis Savigne (CUB)  Anna Pyatykh (RUS)
2012 Istanbul
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 Yamilé Aldama (GBR)  Olga Rypakova (KAZ)  Mabel Gay (CUB)
2014 Sopot
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 Ekaterina Koneva (RUS)  Olha Saladukha (UKR)  Kimberly Williams (JAM)
2016 Portland
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 Yulimar Rojas (VEN)  Kristin Gierisch (GER)  Paraskevi Papachristou (GRE)
2018 Birmingham
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 Yulimar Rojas (VEN)  Kimberly Williams (JAM)  Ana Peleteiro (ESP)
2022 Belgrade
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 Yulimar Rojas (VEN)  Maryna Bekh-Romanchuk (UKR)  Kimberly Williams (JAM)

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See also

References

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