HISTORY

Triple jump is a solo game. It is also called as Hop jump & Step jump. The origin of the triple jump are unclear, but it may be related to the ancient children’s game hopscotch. It has been a modern Olympic event since the first Game in 1896.

RULES & REGULATIONS

  • The hop is to be made so that the athlete shall land on the same foot as that which was placed on the take off mat.
  • The step is completed by landing on the other foot.
  • The jump is completed by landing in the pit. 
  • Start the jump before the board. If they go over the foul line on the take-off board, the attempt will be discarded as a foul.
  • Each athlete is entitled to 3 jumps the best of which is recorded as the jump.
  • The measured distance will be measured from the closest mark in the sand to the take-off point.
  • The maximum length of run up for Triple Jump is 40 metres.
  • While jumping, the athlete touches the ground with the “right” leg, it is considered a legal jump.
  • If an athlete places any part of the take off foot over the edge of the take off area closest to the pit, it is considered as Dismissed jump. 
  • The sand in the landing pit and the take off area must be leveled after each jump.

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