Bydgoszcz, Poland, 20-23 July 2016.

Reigning Champion Lázaro Martínez took victory in Bydgoszcz thanks to his 3rd round leap of 17.06m into a 1.1m/s headwind and now heads to Rio as part of the Cuban Olympic Team alongside Pedro Pablo Pichardo and Ernesto Revé. Compatriot Cristian Nápoles took silver with 16.62m ahead of France’s Melvin Raffin’s opener of 16.37m into a 2.4m/s headwind.

1. Lázaro Martínez (Cuba) 17.06m (-1.1m/s) U20 World Lead
2. Cristian Nápoles (Cuba) 16.62m (-0.6m/s)
3. Melvin Raffin (France) 16.37m (-2.4m/s)
4. Philipp Kronsteiner (Austria) 16.25m (-0.3m/s) U20 NR
5. Jinsuok Sung (South Korea) 16.11m (-0.7m/s)
6. Jordan Scott (Jamaica) 16.01m (+0.2m/s) PB
7. Mingxuan Liu (China) 16.01m (+0.2m/s)
8. Miguel Van Assen (Surinam) 15.75m (-1.9m/s)
9. Pavlo Beznis (Ukraine) 15.70m (-0.1m/s)
10. Charles Brown Jr (USA) 15.60m (-1.7m/s)
11.Mingze Du (China) 15.41m (-1.0m/s)
12.Armani Wallace (USA) 15.10m (-0.3m/s)

China’s Ting Chen took victory in the Women’s event, improving her PB from 13.54m pre-competition to 13.77m in qualifying and 13.85m in the final. Greece’s Konstadina Romeou also set a PB in taking silver with her 1st round leap of 13.55m. The bronze medal was decided on countback as Romania’s Georgiana-Iuliana Anitei and USA’s Bria Matthews both hit reached 13.49m. Anitei took the podium place thanks to her final leap of 13.40m ahead of Matthews 2nd best effort of 13.21m.

1. Ting Chen (China) 13.85m (+1.4m) PB
2. Konstadina Romeou (Greece) 13.55m (+0.7m) PB
3. Georgiana-Iuliana Anitei (Romania) 13.49m (+1.7m)
4. Bria Matthews (USA) 13.49w (+2.1m)
5. Norka Moretic (Chile) 13.40m (+1.8m) U20 NR
6. Ting Xu (China) 13.23m (+1.6m)
7. Alexandra Mihau (Romania) 13.21m (+1.7m)
8. Mariya Ovchinnikova (Kazakhstan) 13.17m (+1.2m)
9. Ilionis Guillaume (France) 12.99m (+1.3m)
10. Yanis Davis (France) 12.97m (+0.6m)
11. Shanique Wright (Jamaica) 12.91m (+1.8m)
12. Davisleydi Velazco (Cuba) 12.83m (+1.4m)

Written by iTripleJump

A Triple Jumper for over 35 years - from an over-hopping junior to a county-level senior - I still enjoy jumping in national and international Masters competitions in the event that has gripped me since my first hop, step and jump onto a springless PE mat. Waiting for that perfect jump. That one perfect jump ...

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