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Triple Jump

The Rules for the Long Jump apply to the Triple Jump with the

following additions:

The Competition

1. The Triple Jump shall consist of a hop, a step and a jump in that

order.

2. The hop shall be made so that the competitor lands first upon the

same foot as that from which he has taken off; in the step he shall

land on the other foot from which, subsequently, the jump is

performed.

It shall not be considered a failure if the competitor, while jumping,

touches the ground with the "sleeping" leg.

Take-off Board

3. The distance between the take-off board and the far end of the

landing area shall be at least 21m.

4. For international competition, it is recommended that the take-off

board shall be not less than 13m for men and 11m for women from

the nearer end of the landing area. For any other competition, this

distance shall be appropriate for the level of competition.

5. Between the take-off board and the landing area there shall, for the

step and jump phases, be a take-off area with a minimum width of

1.22m providing firm and uniform footing.