Pedro Pichardo, photo by PhotoRun.net
Christian Taylor, photo by PhotoRun.net
The battle of the Triple Jumpers.
Two men over 18 meters in Doha, and then, two jumps in one meeting with 18.02m and 18.06m from Taylor in response to Pichardo’s 17.99m.
Pichardo has the best jump so far, of 18.08m.
For Taylor, the next goal is 18.09m, the American record.
Then, for Pichardo, Taylor, it is the jump of Goteborg in 1995: 18.29 meters, by Jonathan Edwards.
How to compare?
Like two men under 9.74 in 100m, two men un 12.90 in 110m hurdles, two women under 3:57 in the 1,500 meters!
The eighteen meter jump deserves much respect.
I predict tonight could be a huge night for the Triple jump: Warm weather, good winds, and great competitors.
Here is a wonderful presser with Pichardo and Taylor.