Triple Jump, also called hop, step & jump is a track and field athletic event. The long jump and triple jump are together referred as the "Horizontal jumps". In this event, athletes sprint along a runway then from the takeoff board they jump forward, land on the takeoff foot, then take a step onto the other foot and finally jump into the sandpit. The athlete who covers the greatest distance from the board to the sandpit is declared the winner. This event has been a part of modern Olympics since its inception in 1896 in which the competition consisted of two hops and a jump. But the new format of hop, skip and jump was standardized in 1908.
To jump/leap as far as possible into a sandpit from a takeoff point to win the event.
Updated On : 03 Aug, 2021
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