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.