Sunday, December 9, 2007

A Few Triple Jump Rules

The rules of the triple jump event, at the international level, are set by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF). 5 of the most common rules are-

* The triple jump program must consist of a hop, a step and a jump.

* The design of the take-off board used in the triple jump event is specified by the IAAF in its rule-book. The organization also has the power to choose the material for the take-off board.

* As per the rules set by the IAAF, the distance between the take-off line and the end of the landing area should be minimum 21 meter in length.

* During the triple jump competition, the last jump should be landed in the pit filled with soft sand.

* The athletes are not allowed to touch the ground between the take-off line and the landing area. An athlete found violating this rule can be disqualified from the competition.

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