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Zango breaks world record for indoor triple jump

The athlete from Burkina Faso Hugues Fabrice Zango set a new world record for indoor triple jump this Saturday, of 18.07 meters, surpassing the previous mark of the French Teddy Tamgho, curiously his current coach, and becomes the first man to pass the 18-meter indoor barrier.

Zango, Bronze medalist at the 2019 Doha World Cup and African champion, improved by 15 centimeters from the previous record of 17.92 meters of Frenchman Teddy Tamgho in 2011 in the sixth and last attempt of the test of the meeting in Aubière (France).

Thus, it becomes the first man to jump beyond 18 meters indoors. Furthermore, he is the first athlete from Burkina Faso to set a world record. and the first African to reach a world top in a men’s show jumping event. The world outdoor record is 18.29 meters, which was set by Britain’s Jonathan Edwards in 1995.

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