Pedro Pablo Pichardo Peralta

Pedro Pablo Pichardo Peralta (born 30 June 1993) is a Cuban triple jumper. He is the 2012 World Junior Champion and the 2013 World Championship silver medalist. His 17.79 m (58 ft 41⁄4 in) in early 2014 was the best triple jump of the year. In 2015, his 17.94 m (58 ft 101⁄4 in) made him the #6 performer ever. A week later he improved to 18.06 m (59 ft 3 in) making him the #3 performer ever and the best performance the world has seen since 1996 (when Pichardo was only 3 years old).

Cuba Triple jump


Pichardo jumped 18.06 m (59 ft 3 in) (0.9 m/s) on May 15, 2015 at the Qatar Athletic Super Grand Prix in Doha, Qatar. The performance makes him the number 3 performer ever. With Christian Taylor also jumping 18.04 m (59 ft 2 in) minutes later in Doha, this was the first competition in history to have two men jump over 18 metres, already called “the greatest triple jump competition ever.”

His 18.06 m also improved his own Cuban national record of 17.94 m (58 ft 101⁄4 in) set just one week earlier in Havana. That mark erased Yoelbi Quesada’s nearly 18-year-old record. It had already put Pichardo on the all time top ten performers in position #6.

On May 28, 2015, Pichardo jumped 18.08 m (59 ft 33⁄4 in) (0.0 m/s) at the Copa Cuba-Memorial Barrientos meet in Havana, improving his own Cuban national record set two weeks earlier by 2 cm.

He won Athletissima 2013 with the measure of 17.58 m.

Personal bests


Triple Jump18.080.0La Habana (Estadio Panamericano)

28 MAY 2015


Triple Jump17.32Praha (O2 Arena)

25 FEB 2014


2012World Junior ChampionshipsBarcelona1stTriple jump

16,79 m


World ChampionshipsMoscow2ndTriple jump17,68 m
Diamond League3rdTriple jump


World Indoor ChampionshipsSopot3rdTriple jump17,24 m
2015Pan American GamesToronto1stTriple jump

17,54 m

2012 – World Junior Championships, Barcelona, 1st, Triple jump, 16.79 m
2013 – World Championships, Moscow, 2nd, Triple jump, 17.68 m
2014 – World Indoor Championships, Sopot, 3rd, Triple jump, 17.24 m