18 Year Old Raffin Breaks 17 Metre Barrier

At the Meeting des Volcans in Aubière, Clermont-Ferrand, France, on January 7th 2017, Melvin Raffin set a new French Junior Indoor Record with of 17.04m breaking Teddy Tamgho’s 2008 mark of 16.94m. Raffin, born August 9th 1998, came 3rd at last year’s World Junior Championships and had a previous PB of 16.47m set in Nice last June (though he did record 16.93w (+2.8m/s) in Chateauroux, France in July 2016).

The current World Junior Record belongs to Volker Mai of East Germany, 17.14m set while taking bronze in the 1985 European Indoor Chamionships in Piraeus, Greece.

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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