Pedro Pablo Pichardo

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Pedro Pablo Pichardo
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Pichardo at the Qatar Athletic Super Grand Prix in 2015
Personal information
Nationality Cuban
Born (1993-06-30) 30 June 1993 (age 24)
Santiago de Cuba, Cuba
Sport
Country  Cuba
Sport Athletics
Event(s) Triple jump
Club S.L. Benfica
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)
  • Triple jump: 18.08 m (2015)

Pedro Pablo Pichardo Peralta (Spanish pronunciation: [piˈtʃaɾðo]; born 30 June 1993) is a Cuban triple jumper. He was the 2012 World Junior Champion and the 2013 World Championship silver medalist. His 17.79 m (58 ft 414 in) in early 2014 was the best triple jump of the year. In 2015, his 17.94 m (58 ft 1014 in) made him the #6 performer ever. A week later he improved to 18.06 m (59 ft 3 in) making him the #3 performer ever and the best performance the world has seen since 1996 (when Pichardo was only 3 years old).[1] At club level, he represents S.L. Benfica in Portugal.

Biography[edit]

Pichardo jumped 18.06 m (59 ft 3 in) (0.9 m/s) on May 15, 2015 at the Qatar Athletic Super Grand Prix in Doha, Qatar. The performance makes him the number 3 performer ever. With Christian Taylor also jumping 18.04 m (59 ft 2 in) minutes later in Doha, this was the first competition in history to have two men jump over 18 metres, already called "the greatest triple jump competition ever."[2] His 18.06 m also improved his own Cuban national record of 17.94 m (58 ft 1014 in) set just one week earlier in Havana. That mark erased Yoelbi Quesada's nearly 18-year-old record. It had already put Pichardo on the all-time top ten performers in position #6.[3]

He won Athletissima 2013 with a mark of 17.58 m.[4]

On May 28, 2015, Pichardo jumped 18.08 m (59 ft 334 in) (0.0 m/s) at the Copa Cuba-Memorial Barrientos meet in Havana, improving his own Cuban national record set two weeks earlier by 2 cm.[5]

In April 2017, he disappeared from the Cuban national team's meeting in Stuttgart, Germany, appearing days later in Portugal.[6] On 27 April, he signed a contract with Portuguese club S.L. Benfica.[7]

Achievements[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Measure Notes
Representing  Cuba
2012 World Junior Championships Barcelona 1st Triple jump 16.79 m WJL
2013 World Championships Moscow 2nd Triple jump 17.68 m
2014 World Indoor Championships Sopot 3rd Triple jump 17.24 m
2015 Pan American Games Toronto 1st Triple jump 17.54 m
World Championships Beijing 2nd Triple jump 17.73 m

Personal bests[edit]

Event Measure Venue Date
Triple jump Outdoor 18.08 m Havana 28 May 2015
Indoor 17.32 m Prague 25 February 2014
  • All information taken from IAAF Profile.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Triple Jump – men – senior – outdoor". iaaf.org. Retrieved 2015-05-28. 
  2. ^ "Pichardo vs Taylor clash in Doha is greatest triple jump competition ever – IAAF Diamond League". iaaf.org. Retrieved 2015-05-28. 
  3. ^ Jon Mulkeen; Andrea Buongiovanni (8 May 2015). "Pichardo breaks Cuban triple jump record with 17.94m". IAAF. Retrieved 8 May 2015. 
  4. ^ "Bondarenko flies high with stunning 2.41m in Lausanne – IAAF Diamond League". iaaf.org. Retrieved 5 July 2013. 
  5. ^ "Pichardo triple jumps 18.08m in Havana". iaaf.org. Retrieved 30 May 2015. 
  6. ^ Pedro Pablo Pichardo: mais uma estrela a desertar de Cuba Diário de Notícias (in Portuguese)
  7. ^ "Feliz no Benfica" S.L. Benfica (in Portuguese)

External links[edit]

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Russia Aleksey Fyodorov
World Junior ChampionMen's triple jump
15 July 2012 – 27 July 2014
Succeeded by
Cuba Lázaro Martinez