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

Career

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

PERSONAL BEST – OUTDOOR

PERFORMANCEWINDPLACEDATE
Triple Jump18.080.0La Habana (Estadio Panamericano)

28 MAY 2015

PERSONAL BEST – INDOOR

PERFORMANCEWINDPLACEDATE
Triple Jump17.32Praha (O2 Arena)

25 FEB 2014

Date

CompétitionLieuPositionEventMeasure
2012World Junior ChampionshipsBarcelona1stTriple jump

16,79 m

2013

World ChampionshipsMoscow2ndTriple jump17,68 m
Diamond League3rdTriple jump

2014

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