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The Technical Phases of the Triple Jump

Triple Jump pic

Triple Jump
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An active volunteer, Daniel Pezzola regularly offers his services in the areas of homelessness, food runs, tutoring, and mission trips. Daniel Pezzola enjoyed track and field in high school and competed in the 100-meter dash, the 200-meter dash, the long jump, and the triple jump.

Also known as the hop, step, and jump, the triple jump is similar to the long jump but features three distinct movements. To complete the hop phase, a competitor jumps and lands on the same foot following a running start. Although one leg is used to jump and land, the free leg plays an important role in maintaining balance.

After the hop, the competitor continues the forward motion and lands on the foot that was not used in the first phase. This second phase, known as the step, also requires the unused leg to be swung forward to gain enough momentum for the final phase, which is the jump. The jump involves a final leap for maximum distance.