triple jump


triple jump

noun

Definition of TRIPLE JUMP

:  a jump for distance in track-and-field athletics usually from a running start and combining a hop, a stride, and a jump in succession
triple jumper noun

First Known Use of TRIPLE JUMP

1964

triple jump

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Track-and-field distance jump. It incorporates three distinct, continuous movements: a hop, in which the athlete takes off and lands on the same foot; a step, in which he lands on the other foot; and a jump, in which the athlete lands in any manner, usually with both feet together. It has been a modern Olympic event since the first games in 1896.

Variants of TRIPLE JUMP

triple jump or hop, step, and jump

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