Triple Jump

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In today’s Physical and Health Education class, we will be learning about Triple Jump

Triple Jump

triple jump

One of the two horizontal jump events on the track and field programme, competitors sprint along a runway before taking off from a wooden board. The take-off foot absorbs the first landing, the hop. The next phase, the step, is finished on the opposite foot and then followed by a jump into a sandpit. The distance traveled, from the edge of the board to the closest indentation in the sand to it, is then measured.

Unlike in long jump where long jumpers start with a running start, propel themselves in the air at a designated launching point, also called the take-off board, and try to achieve maximum distance in the air before landing inside a sand pit.

So, the entire course consists of three parts. The runway, the take-off board and the sandpit to land in.

In official events, the runway measures 40m in length. It is similar to a running track used in sprinting, mid-distance or long-distance running events and is made out of a rubberised material laid over concrete.

In Triple Jump, a foul is committed – and the jump is not measured – if an athlete steps beyond the board. The order of the field is determined by distance jumps.

Most championship competitions involve six jumps per competitor, although usually a number of them, those with the shorter marks, are often eliminated after three jumps. If competitors are tied, the athlete with the next best distance is declared the winner.

The event requires speed, explosive power, strength and flexibility. At major championships the format is usually a qualification session followed by a final.


What makes the Triple Jump unique?


Reading Assignment

What guarantees a Foul call in Triple Jump?


Weekend Assignment

Explain how the triple jump is different from a long jump. 


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