2016 Summer Olympics - Athletes

Triple jump

Christian Taylor

Date of birth

1990-06-18

Birthplace

Fayetteville

Height

188 cm

Weight

79.0 kg

Olympic Games (1 medal: 1 gold)

  • Triple jump: 1st (2012)

World Championships (2 medals: 2 gold)

  • Triple jump: 1st (2011, 2015)

World Indoor Championships (1 medal: 1 silver)

  • Triple jump: 2nd (2012)

Aiming for a double in the triple

When he took gold at the 2015 world championships with an enormous leap of 18.21m, Olympic champion Christian Taylor moved a step closer to breaking the fabled triple jump world record (18.29m), held by Great Britain's Jonathan Edwards since 1995.

"I'm so close to it, and I would hate to end my career and be so close and not take it," the 26-year-old admits. "It's been 20 years since the record has stood. At the Olympic Games, why not make it something the viewers can remember?"

Gold medallist at London 2012 (17.81m) and a 2-time world champion (2011, 2015), Taylor is bidding to become the first triple jumper to win at successive Games since the legendary Soviet Viktor Saneyev (1968-1972-1976).

Results

Men's Triple Jump

Men's Triple Jump17.86
1Men's Triple Jump, Qualification17.24 Q
1Men's Triple Jump, Qualification, Group B17.24
1Men's Triple Jump, Final17.86 /17.77/x/17.77/x/x

Medal Tracker

Total Medal Leaders
  • 121
    USA
  • 70
    CHN
  • 67
    GBR
  • Gold
    46
    USA
    GBR27
    CHN26
  • Silver
    37
    USA
    GBR23
    CHN18
  • Bronze
    38
    USA
    CHN26
    JPN21
Total Medal Leaders
  • 6
    Phelps
    Phelps
  • 5
    Ledecky
    Ledecky
  • 5
    Biles
    Biles
  • Gold
    5
    Phelps
    Phelps
    Ledecky4
    Biles4
  • Silver
    3
    Hammer
    Hammer
    Manuel2
    McKeon2
  • Bronze
    2
    Adrian
    Adrian
    Oleksiak2
    Chalmers2

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