triple jump


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

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Recent Examples on the Web The former high-school track star who still owns Centennial’s record in the triple jump sprinted 71 yards for a touchdown. San Diego Union-Tribune, 2 Sep. 2021 Her longest triple jump last year: 45-1, which would’ve ranked fifth in the trials final. Callie Caplan, Dallas News, 20 June 2021 Girls triple jump: Anika Sukumar, West Linn, 38-5 3/4; Lydia Barnett, Sunset, 36-10 1/4; Grace Leasure, Oregon City, 36-6 3/4. oregonlive, 23 May 2021 Yulimar Rojas of Venezuela set a world record with her final attempt to win the women's triple jump. Josh Dubow, Star Tribune, 1 Aug. 2021 Among them are the triple jump, the pole vault, the steeplechase, and the hammer throw. Oliver Staley, Quartz, 24 July 2021 Long jumpers will also try the triple jump, or the 100-meter dash. Tom Schad, USA TODAY, 29 June 2021 Will Claye made the triple jump dramatic, leaping past Donald Scott to win with the last of his six attempts. Ken Goe For The Oregonian/oregonlive, oregonlive, 21 June 2021 Rojas is the only woman to cross the 51-foot threshold in the triple jump. USA TODAY, 8 Aug. 2021

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First Known Use of triple jump

1964, in the meaning defined above

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“Triple jump.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Sep. 2021.

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