London 2017 World Champs Presser: Will Claye, USA,silver, Christian Taylor, USA, gold, and Nelson Evora, Portugal, bronze


The men's triple jump was a battle. For several rounds, Will Claye jumped, Christian Taylor responded. Nelson Evora, the ageless Portugese triple jumper, took the bronze. Will Claye and Christian Taylor paid respect to Nelson Evora, who has been triple jumping for half of his life!

Taylor_ChristianS-WC17.JPGChristian Taylor, photo by

In the discussion about the triple jump, Will Claye and Christian Taylor spoke about a competition next week at 12,000 feet in the French Alps. Christian and Will want to see how altitude affects the triple jump, so that will be an interesting event.

Claye_Will1-WC17.JPGWill Claye, photo by

It is obvious that Christian Taylor wants the new world record, as does Will Claye. They see 18.29 meters as a challenge, but they want to go much farther. Taylor suggested 18.40 meters as his goal.

We look forward to seeing Claye, Taylor and Nelson Evora, who only had one competition before this in an international venue in 2017.

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