Triple jump world record progression

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The following table shows the world record progression in the men's and women's triple jump, officially ratified by the IAAF.

Men[edit]

The first world record in the men's triple jump was recognised by the International Association of Athletics Federations in 1912. That inaugural record was the 15.52 m performance by Dan Ahearn in 1911.[1]

As of June 21, 2009, 27 world records have been ratified by the IAAF in the event.[1]

Mark Wind Athlete Date Location
15.52 m  Dan Ahearn (USA) 1911-05-3030 May 1911 New York, U.S.[1]
15.52 m  Nick Winter (AUS) 1924-07-1212 July 1924 Paris, France[1]
15.58 m  Mikio Oda (JPN) 1931-10-2727 October 1931 Tokyo, Japan[1]
15.72 m  Chuhei Nambu (JPN) 1932-08-1414 August 1932 Los Angeles, U.S.[1]
15.78 m  Jack Metcalfe (AUS) 1935-12-1414 December 1935 Sydney, Australia[1]
16.00 m 0.6  Naoto Tajima (JPN) 1936-08-066 August 1936 Berlin, Germany[1]
16.00 m 1.6  Adhemar da Silva (BRA) 1950-12-033 December 1950 São Paulo, Brazil[1]
16.01 m 1.2  Adhemar da Silva (BRA) 1951-09-3030 September 1951 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil[1]
16.12 m  Adhemar da Silva (BRA) 1952-07-2323 July 1952 Helsinki, Finland[1]
16.22 m  Adhemar da Silva (BRA) 1952-07-2323 July 1952 Helsinki, Finland[1]
16.23 m 1.5  Leonid Shcherbakov (URS) 1953-07-1919 July 1953 Moscow, Soviet Union[1]
16.56 m A 0.2  Adhemar da Silva (BRA) 1955-03-2626 March 1955 Mexico City, Mexico[1]
16.59 m 1.0  Oleg Ryakhovskiy (URS) 1958-07-1919 July 1958 Moscow, Soviet Union[1]
16.70 m 0.0  Oleg Fyodoseyev (URS) 1959-05-033 May 1959 Nalchik, Soviet Union[1]
17.03 m 1.0  Józef Szmidt (POL) 1960-08-055 August 1960 Olsztyn, Poland[1]
17.10 m A 0.0  Giuseppe Gentile (ITA) 1968-10-1616 October 1968 Mexico City, Mexico[1]
17.22 m A 0.0  Giuseppe Gentile (ITA) 1968-10-1717 October 1968 Mexico City, Mexico[1]
17.23 m A 2.0  Viktor Sanyeyev (URS) 1968-10-1717 October 1968 Mexico City, Mexico[1]
17.27 m A 2.0  Nelson Prudêncio (BRA) 1968-10-1717 October 1968 Mexico City, Mexico[1]
17.39 m A 2.0  Viktor Sanyeyev (URS) 1968-10-1717 October 1968 Mexico City, Mexico[1]
17.40 m A 0.4  Pedro Pérez (CUB) 1971-08-055 August 1971 Cali, Colombia[1]
17.44 m -0.5  Viktor Sanyeyev (URS) 1972-10-1717 October 1972 Sukhumi, Soviet Union[1]
17.89 m A 0.0  João Carlos de Oliveira (BRA) 1975-10-1515 October 1975 Mexico City, Mexico[1]
17.97 m 1.5  Willie Banks (USA) 1985-06-1616 June 1985 Indianapolis, U.S.[1]
17.98 m 1.8  Jonathan Edwards (GBR) 1995-07-1818 July 1995 Salamanca, Spain[1]
18.16 m 1.3  Jonathan Edwards (GBR) 1995-08-077 August 1995 Gothenburg, Sweden[1]
18.29 m 1.3  Jonathan Edwards (GBR) 1995-08-077 August 1995 Gothenburg, Sweden[1]

Women[edit]

The first world record in the women's triple jump was recognised by the International Association of Athletics Federations in 1990.

As of June 21, 2009, the IAAF has ratified 5 world records in the event.[2]

Unofficial pre-IAAF progression to 1990[edit]

Mark Athlete Date Location
10.32 m  Elizabeth Stine (USA) 1922-05-1313 May 1922 Mamaroneck, U.S.
10.50 m  Adrienne Känel (SUI) 1923-07-2323 July 1923 Geneve, Switzerland
11.62 m  Kinue Hitomi (JPN) 1926-10-1717 October 1926 Harbin, China
11.66 m  Rie Yamauchi (JPN) 1939-10-2121 October 1939 Unknown
12.22 m  Mary Bignal (GBR) 1959-06-1818 June 1959 Street, United Kingdom
12.43 m  Terri Turner (USA) 1981-05-099 May 1981 Austin, U.S.
12.47 m  Terri Turner (USA) 1982-05-077 May 1982 Austin, U.S.
12.51 m  Melody Smith (USA) 1983-05-066 May 1983 Austin, U.S.
12.98 m  Easter Gabriel (USA) 1983-05-077 May 1983 Baton Rouge, U.S.
13.15 m  Terri Turner (USA) 1984-03-2424 March 1984 Austin, U.S.
13.21 m  Terri Turner (USA) 1984-04-1313 April 1984 Baton Rouge, U.S.
13.58 m  Wendy Brown (USA) 1985-05-3030 May 1985 Austin, U.S.
13.68 m  Esmeralda Garcia (BRA) 1986-06-055 June 1986 Indianapolis, U.S.
13.71 m  Wendy Brown (USA) 1987-05-022 May 1987 Los Angeles, U.S.
13.73 m  Flora Hyacinth (ISV) 1987-05-1717 May 1987 Tuscaloosa, U.S.
13.78 m  Sheila Hudson (USA) 1987-06-066 June 1987 Baton Rouge, U.S.
13.85 m  Sheila Hudson (USA) 1987-06-2626 June 1987 San Jose, U.S.
14.04 m  Li Huirong (CHN) 1987-10-1111 October 1987 Hamamatsu, Japan
14.16 m  Li Huirong (CHN) 1988-04-2323 April 1988 Shijiazhuang, PR China
14.52 m  Galina Chistyakova (URS) 1989-07-022 July 1989 Stockholm, Sweden

Official IAAF progression from 1990[edit]

Mark Wind Athlete Date Location
14.54 m 1.1  Li Huirong (CHN) 1990-08-2525 August 1990 Sapporo, Japan[2]
14.95 m -0.2  Inessa Kravets (URS) 1991-06-1010 June 1991 Moscow, Soviet Union[2]
14.97 m 0.9  Iolanda Chen (RUS) 1993-06-1818 June 1993 Moscow, Russia[2]
15.09 m 0.5  Anna Biryukova (RUS) 1993-08-2121 August 1993 Stuttgart, Germany[2]
15.50 m 0.9  Inessa Kravets (UKR) 1995-08-1010 August 1995 Gothenburg, Sweden[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac "12th IAAF World Championships In Athletics: IAAF Statistics Handbook. Berlin 2009." (pdf). Monte Carlo: IAAF Media & Public Relations Department. 2009. pp. Pages 546, 556. Archived from the original on November 23, 2012. Retrieved August 5, 2009. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f "12th IAAF World Championships In Athletics: IAAF Statistics Handbook. Berlin 2009." (pdf). Monte Carlo: IAAF Media & Public Relations Department. 2009. pp. Pages 546, 646. Retrieved August 5, 2009.