Triple Jump in History

Events in Sport

  • 1952-02-21 Dick Button performs 1st figure skating triple jump in competition
  • 1982-03-13 Elaine Zayak, lands 6 triple jumps to win world skating championship
  • 1985-06-16 Willie Banks of USA sets triple jump record (58 feet 11 inches) in Indianapolis
  • 1987-02-27 Mike Conley triple jumps world indoor record (17.76m)
  • 1990-08-25 Li Hui Rong of China sets triple jump woman's record (47'8½")
  • 1993-02-28 Iolanda Chen triple jumps world indoor record hop step (14.46m)
  • 1994-01-14 Inna Lassovskaya triple-jumps ladies world record (14.61m)
  • 1994-02-06 Leonid Voloshin triple jumps world record 17.77m

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1905-03-30 Mikio Oda, Japan, triple jumper (Olympic-gold-1928)
  • 1927-09-29 Adhemar Ferreira da Silva, Brazil, triple jumper (Olympic-gold-52, 56)
  • 1943-09-04 Giuseppi Gentile, Italy, triple jumper (Olympic-bronze-1968)
  • 1945-10-03 Viktor Saneyev, USSR, triple jumper (Olympic-3 gold/1 silv-1968-80)
  • 1950-05-09 James A Butts, triple jumper (Olympic-silver-1976), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1957-09-16 Keith Connor, Anguilla, British triple jumper (Olympic-bronze-1984)
  • 1960-01-19 Alfrederick Joyner, American triple jumper (Olympic-gold-1984), Eastern St Louis
  • 1961-07-26 Yolanda Chen, triple jumper (indoor record), born in Moscow, Russia
  • 1962-10-05 Michael Alexander Conley, Chic, triple jumper (Olympics-gold-92, 96)
  • 1962-10-05 Mike Conley, triple jumper (Olympic-silver-1984), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1965-02-13 Kenny Harrison, triple jumper, born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 1966-05-10 Jonathan Edwards, Britain, triple jumper (Olympics-gold/silver-92, 96)
  • 1966-10-05 Inessa Kravets, Ukraine, long/triple jumper (Oly-silv/gold-92, 96)
  • 1967-05-21 Rogel Nachum, Israel, Men's triple jump (Oly-1996)
  • 1967-06-30 Sheila Hudson, US triple jumper (US record 1992)
  • 1967-08-09 Elexa Wills/Orrange, Orange Texas, long jumper/triple jumper
  • 1969-12-18 Andrew Murphy, Australian long jumper/triple jumper (Olympics-96)
  • 1970-08-23 LaMark Carter, triple jumper, born in Shreveport, Louisiana
  • 1971-11-05 Erick Walder, Mobile Alabama, triple jumper
  • 1973-09-26 Olga Vasdeki, Greek triple jumper
  • 1976-01-02 Hrysopiyi Devetzi, Greek triple jumper
  • 1982-01-12 Dimitrios Tsiamis, Greek triple jumper