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Pichardo Triple Jump World Champion

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A JUMP IN HISTORY

Pedro Pablo Pichardo conquered the triple jump world champion title this morning in Eugene, USA, to “fly” 17.95 meters on his first attempt.

Sport Lisboa e Benfica’s triple jump added the title of World Champion to the gold medal won at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, on August 5, 2021, with 17.95 meters achieved on the first jump, in what was the best global brand of the year. 17.92 and 17.57 meters followed, in a contest in which he gave up on the fourth attempt and was left with 17.51, after a draw.

The 29-year-old Portuguese won Hugues Fabrice Zangoof Burkina Faso, and to the Chinese Yamang-Zhuwho, with 17.55 and 17.31 respectively, finished second and third.

Pichardo became the seventh Portuguese to win a world title in athleticsconquer the first medal for Portugal in Eugene 2022

Pichardo

“I’m very ambitious, I’m happy, it was a title that was in debt, but I won’t hide that I wanted to jump 18 meters. The season isn’t over yet and I’ll keep trying”

Pichardo

“This medal comes from Portugal”underlined the now world champion, after having dominated the triple jump competition, admitting that he still felt “great emotion” for obtaining “an indebted title”, dedicating the triumph to his family and also to the country that won him welcomed. and naturalized him on November 13, 2017.

I dedicate the victory to my father [e treinador, Jorge Pichardo]to family, club and country, Portugal, which [meu] gave the opportunity to pursue a career at the highest level, but also to the municipalities of Setúbal and Palmela and Pinhal Novo. To all my team, the national team and all of Portugal, I thank them very much,” said Pichardo, in the mixed zone at Hayward Field.

“I’m very ambitious, I’m happy, it was a title that was in debt, but I won’t hide that I wanted to jump 18 meters. The season is not over yet and I will keep trying“, he promised.

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