Nike Talks World Indoors 2018, Week Six, Day Five: Dong Bin, can he defend his TJ title?

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Dong Bin is the Chinese record holder, indoors (17.33 m) and outdoors ( 17.58m)in the triple jump.

Bin won Asian Championships in 2010 and 2012. Dong Bin broke the Asian indoor record in 2013, with a fine 17.16 in Nanjing. His Triple Jump broke the 20 year old record of Oleg Sarkirkin. Dong Bin also made the finals of the World Championships in Moscow.

Dong_Bin-Worlds16.jpgDong Bin, 2016 World Indoors Champs gold, Triple jump, photo by PhotoRun.net

The Triple jump is one of the most difficult events in track and field to master, and it also is hard on the body. In 2015, Dong Bin was disappointed with his performance in Beijing World Outdoors, where he failed to make the final.

2016 was his big year. In Portland, Dong Bin surprised many with his fine TJ of 17.33m which took the gold and also gave China a new NR. That summer, in cold Rio, Dong Bin took the bronze with a PB leap of 17.58m.

2017 was a down year for him, as Dong Bin had a TJ best of 17.27 meters.

Can he defend his TJ from Portland? Dong Bin has the talent and focus, it will wait to be seen how fit he is at the World Indoor Championships in Birmingham! That is what makes this a sport.

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