It was on 16 January 2021, in Aubierre, that the talented Hugues Fabrice Zango became the first man over 18 meters in the triple jump indoors.
In Tokyo, next week, Hugues wants to add to the medal count in the TJ of his country. Hugues won the bronze in Doha in the TJ, and Will Claye and Christian Taylor praised his talents.
Watch for Hugues in Tokyo!
ARRAS (FRA): World indoor triple jump record-holder Hugues Fabrice Zango has described winning a medal for Burkina Faso in Tokyo as “a mission,” informs World Athletics. “Everybody in Burkina Faso dreams of this Olympic medal. This is one of the only chances we have to get a medal, maybe for 20 years, so I have to do it now. I have no choice. For me, it’s a mission.” After breaking the world indoor record, Zango believes he can smash the world outdoor record of 18.29m. “For me, jumping 18.50m is not a problem. If I need to jump 18.50m to win the Olympic gold, I think I’m able to do it. My body is healthy, my mind is open, and I think I can explore really great great things.”