Pedro Pablo Pichardo
Pichardo at the Qatar Athletic Super Grand Prix in 2015
30 June 1993 |
Santiago de Cuba, Cuba
|Achievements and titles|
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 4 1⁄4 in) in early 2014 was the best triple jump of the year. In 2015, his 17.94 m (58 ft 10 1⁄4 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). At club level, he represents S.L. Benfica in Portugal.
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." His 18.06 m also improved his own Cuban national record of 17.94 m (58 ft 10 1⁄4 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.
In April 2017, he disappeared from the Cuban national team's meeting in Stuttgart, Germany, appearing days later in Portugal. On 27 April, he signed a contract with Portuguese club S.L. Benfica.
|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|
|Triple jump||Outdoor||18.08 m||Havana||28 May 2015|
|Indoor||17.32 m||Prague||25 February 2014|
- All information taken from IAAF Profile.
- "Triple Jump – men – senior – outdoor". iaaf.org. Retrieved 2015-05-28.
- "Pichardo vs Taylor clash in Doha is greatest triple jump competition ever – IAAF Diamond League". iaaf.org. Retrieved 2015-05-28.
- Jon Mulkeen; Andrea Buongiovanni (8 May 2015). "Pichardo breaks Cuban triple jump record with 17.94m". IAAF. Retrieved 8 May 2015.
- "Bondarenko flies high with stunning 2.41m in Lausanne – IAAF Diamond League". iaaf.org. Retrieved 5 July 2013.
- "Pichardo triple jumps 18.08m in Havana". iaaf.org. Retrieved 30 May 2015.
- Pedro Pablo Pichardo: mais uma estrela a desertar de Cuba Diário de Notícias (in Portuguese)
- "Feliz no Benfica" S.L. Benfica (in Portuguese)
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|World Junior Champion – Men's triple jump
15 July 2012 – 27 July 2014