• Pichardo Jumps 18.08m in Havana

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Cuba's Perdo Pablo Pichardo set another impressive mark over  in triple jump at  Memorial Barrientos in Cuba's Capital Havana on Thursday May 28.

 

The 2013 Moscow world championships silver medalist, Pichardo, jumped a massive 18.08m in his second attempt to win the event. It was second time this year that Pichardo has jumped 18+ meters.

On May 15 in Doha Diamond league the 22-year-old Cuban triple jumper passed the magic 18m mark for the first time in his career.  Pichardo's winning mark of 18.06m in Doha  made him the third best triple jumper in history behind world record holder Great Britain's Jonathan Edwards(18.29m) and American Kenny Harrison (18.09).

Top 15 Triple Jumpers in History

1 18.29

WR

1.3

Jonathan Edwards GBR Göteborg

7 Aug 1995

2 18.09

AR

-0.4

Kenny Harrison USA Atlanta GA

27 Jul 1996

3 18.06

AR

0.8

Pedro Pablo Pichardo CUB Doha

15 May 2015

4 18.04

NR

0.3

Teddy Tamgho FRA Moskva

18 Aug 2013

5 18.04

0.8

Christian Taylor USA Doha

15 May 2015

6 17.97

1.5

Willie Banks USA Indianapolis IN

16 Jun 1985

7 17.92

NR NUR

1.6

Khristo Markov BUL Roma

31 Aug 1987

8 17.92

AR

1.9

James Beckford JAM Odessa TX

20 May 1995

9 17.90

NR

2.0

Vladimir Inozemtsev UKR Bratislava

20 Jun 1990

10 17.90

AR

0.4

Jadel Gregório BRA Belém

20 May 2007

11 17.89A

0.0

João Carlos de Oliveira BRA Ciudad de México

15 Oct 1975

12 17.87

1.7

Mike Conley USA San José CA

27 Jun 1987

13 17.86

1.3

Charlie Simpkins USA Kobe

2 Sep 1985

14 17.85

NR

0.9

Yoelbi Quesada CUB Athína

8 Aug 1997

15 17.81

NR

1.0

Marian Oprea ROU Lausanne

5 Jul 2005

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