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1. As its name implies, the triple jump is essentially three separate jumps. Of the following, which is not the name of one of these jumps?
2. Similar to most distance jumping events, what do triple jumpers typically land on during their last jump?
3. Which of the following is NOT true regarding the jump sequencing of the triple jump?
4. In which Olympic games held at Panathinaiko Stadium did James Connolly of the United States win the first Olympic gold medal in the men's triple jump?
5. What individual, who shares his name with a theologian and a politician, broke his own world record twice on August 7, 1995 by making triple jumps of 18.16 meters and 18.29 meters?
6. Incredibly the men's and women's triple jump world records were set at the same World Championship, in the city of Gothenburg. In what nation did Inessa Kravets complete a triple jump of 15.50 meters on August 10, 1995?
7. What Soviet won an Olympic gold medal in the triple jump in 1968, 1972, and 1976 and a silver medal in 1980?
8. The podium stand for the women's triple jump at the 2008 Olympics looked very similar to the 2004 Olympics. That was because it was the same three people! Of the following, who was NOT one of the medal winners in the women's triple jump at both the 2004 and the 2008 Olympics?
9. Although it is no longer an Olympic sport, the standing triple jump was an event at two previous Summer Olympic Games. What was the main difference between the standing triple jump and a regular triple jump?
10. As with any sport, there are rules governing the triple jump. Which of the following would NOT constitute a jump being disqualified?
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