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).
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 BEST – OUTDOOR
|Triple Jump||18.08||0.0||La Habana (Estadio Panamericano)|
28 MAY 2015
PERSONAL BEST – INDOOR
|Triple Jump||17.32||Praha (O2 Arena)|
25 FEB 2014
|2012||World Junior Championships||Barcelona||1st||Triple jump|
|World Championships||Moscow||2nd||Triple jump||17,68 m|
|Diamond League||3rd||Triple jump|
|World Indoor Championships||Sopot||3rd||Triple jump||17,24 m|
|2015||Pan American Games||Toronto||1st||Triple jump|
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