Sunday, September 29, 2019, 21h26

Pichardo was only four centimeters away from the bronze

Athletics

The red athlete has always been in a medal position since the start of a top-level triple jump final in the World Athletics Championships, but the last round has changed the scenario.

The Portuguese athlete Pedro Pichardo was very close of winning the bronze medal in the World Athletics Championships triple jump final, in Doha (Qatar). 

The athlete from Sport Lisboa e Benfica jumped 17,62 meters in a top-level final and was just four centimeters away from the 3rd place. He was the best 4th place ever; for the first time in history a jump higher than 17,60 meters did nor earn a medal.

Christian Taylor achieved the 1st place (17,92 meters), Will Claye was 2nd (17,74 meters) and Hugues Fabrice Zango (Burkina Faso) rounded off the podium, after jumping 17,66 meters.

Text: Diogo Nascimento

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