- The triple jump, sometimes referred to as the hop, step and jump or the hop, skip and jump, is a track and field event, similar to the long jump
- As a group, the two events are referred to as the "horizontal jumps"
- The competitor runs down the track and performs a hop, a bound and then a jump into the sand pit
- The triple jump was inspired by the ancient Olympic Games and has been a modern Olympics event since the Games' inception in 1896.
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