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PostPosted: Sun Mar 07, 2004 10:50 am    Post subject: World Indoor Triple Jump Record Reply with quote

Today, on the final day of competition at the World Indoor Championships, Christian Olsson (SWE) equalled the Men's World Indoor Triple Jump Record which stood (and still stands) at 17.83m.
Olsson's final phase was gigantic, adn this is probably what further helped him to equal Cuba’s Aliecer Urrutia’s World indoor record mark which was set in on 1st of March 1997 in Sindelfingen, Germany.

Short report on this jump, courtesy of the IAAF:

There was also other great competition within the Field in this year's WIC...and the quality of the field events were prehaps the highlights of the meeting...with Tatyana Lebedeva smashing the Women's WIR for Triple Jump, jumping 15.36m on her 6th attempt, after previous equalling and then breaking the world record within her series. She opened up with a WIR eqaulling performance of 15.16m on her first attempt, and then jumped 15.25m on her second attempt, to add 9cm onto the-then WIR which she shared with Ashia Hansen...and then on the 6th attempt she jumped 15.36m, to improve her newly 'made' world record of 15.25m by 11cm, adding a total of 20cm to the previous record of 15.16m which was achieved by Ashia Hansen (GBR) in 1998...Lebedeva also threw in a 15.15m jump on her 4th attempt for good measure!

Competing for her new country of Sudan, Yamille Aldama, who led the World within the Women's TJ in 2003...jumped 14.90m for a new Sudanese national indoor record....

Lebedeva also won the Women's LJ with a World leading mark of 6.98m...fighting off a hot challenge from Russia's Tatyana Kotova who jumped a season's best of 6.93m, whilst fantastic mutli-eventer Carolina Kluft (SWE) jumped a new National and Personal Record of 6.92m to firmly claim the Bronze medal...Kluft jumped 6.92m successively on her 2nd and 3rd attempts to firmly grasp the Bronze...Fiona May, stil on her 'comeback', returned to the international scene but finished down the field in 6th place with a jump of 6.64m...

The Men's Long Jump final, which took place yesterday, in my own, humble opinion, regained some of it's class status with a winning leap of 8.40m which was achieved by Savanta Stringfellow (USA)...with all the remaining competitors in the field jumping either seasons records, personal reocrds and/or national records...nice to see Pedroso back in some kind of form, even if he was 'only' jumping 8.09m to finish in 8th and last place...

In the Women's Pole Vault final there was a three way battle between former-WR holder both Indoors and Outdoors, Stacy Dragila (USA), the-then WIR holder Svetlana Feofanova (RUS) and current Outdoor WR holder, Yelena Isinbayeva (RUS)...but Feofanova was not as impressive as she has been, as she lost both her WIC title and also her Isinbayeva jumped 4.86m on her first attempt after failing 4.81m on her first attempt and then going on to clear it on her second attempt...It was good to see Dragila back in her best form, actually making an immpact and getting 'stuck in' to a great battle of the Women Vaulters...she jumped a new American Indoor Record of 4.81m, which equals her American and Personal Outdoor Record...

The Women's High Jump provided good entertainment as always...and even with the two biggest of the big names mssing (Hestrie Cloete and Kasja Bergqvist) it was still exciting with some new talents emerging and with Yelena Slesarenko (RUS) winning with a World leaidng jump of 2.04m...she also attempted 2.08m, which if successfully cleared would have been a 1cm improvement on the current WIR for Women's HJ which still stands as 2.07m, jumped by Heike Henkel almost 12yrs ago...her second attempt at 2.08m was very close...but in the end she didn't have the height and just knocked off the bar as she came down on it...

All-in-all I believe this year's WIC provided some good competitions and shall continued to do so in the future...
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