Quiz about Jump Jump Jump  The Triple Jump
Quiz about Jump Jump Jump  The Triple Jump

Jump Jump Jump - The Triple Jump Quiz


This quiz is based on the incredibly challenging event known as the triple jump. Good luck!

A multiple-choice quiz by Triviaballer. Estimated time: 4 mins.
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Author
Triviaballer
Time
4 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
370,670
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
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Average
Avg Score
8 / 10
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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? Hint

Hop
Leap
Step (or skip)
Jump

2. Similar to most distance jumping events, what do triple jumpers typically land on during their last jump? Hint

Rubber
Water
Sand
Grass

3. Which of the following is NOT true regarding the jump sequencing of the triple jump? Hint

Two jumps are off of one foot and one jump is off of the other.
The third jump is off of a different foot than the second jump.
The second jump is off of a different foot than the first jump.
The third jump is off of a different foot than the first 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? Hint

Amsterdam 1928
Antwerp 1920
Athens 1896
Berlin 1936

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? Hint

Jonathan Edwards
Nick Winter
Adhemar da Silva
Vilho Tuulos

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? Hint

Sweden
Russia
Germany
Belgium

7. What Soviet won an Olympic gold medal in the triple jump in 1968, 1972, and 1976 and a silver medal in 1980? Hint

Alexander Kolchinsky
Viktor Saneyev
Viktor Markin
Shamil Sabirov

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? Hint

Tatyana Lebedeva
Franšoise Mbango Etone
Marion Jones
HrysopiyÝ DevetzÝ

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? Hint

The winner was based on reaching a target distance rather than the longest distance.
Every jump was undertaken off of both feet.
There was no running start before the first jump.
After every jump a measurement was taken by judges.

10. As with any sport, there are rules governing the triple jump. Which of the following would NOT constitute a jump being disqualified? Hint

Landing outside of the pit on the final jump.
Not making an attempt within the 90 second time limit.
The third jump was longer than the first and second jumps.
Overstepping the takeoff mark for the first jump.


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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
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?

Answer: Leap

The first jump is the hop, the second jump is the step or skip, and the third jump is actually called the jump. Similar to the long jump, the goal of the triple jump is maximum distance.
2. Similar to most distance jumping events, what do triple jumpers typically land on during their last jump?

Answer: Sand

For men, the sand pit usually starts about 13 meters (42 feet) from the initial takeoff point. Sand is a good absorber of shock on the knees. A harder landing surface wouldn't provide adequate support to mitigate injuries.
3. Which of the following is NOT true regarding the jump sequencing of the triple jump?

Answer: The second jump is off of a different foot than the first jump.

Similar to how we have dominant arms, people typically have a dominant leg that they are able to jump further off of. Amazingly, triple jumpers are able to jump far off of either leg. If a triple jumper's first jump was off the left foot then the second jump would also be off of the left foot and the third jump would be off of the right foot.
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?

Answer: Athens 1896

The 1896 Summer Olympics were the first Olympic Games of the modern era. Since Greece was the birthplace of the Olympic Games it seemed only fitting that the Olympics were revitalized in Athens. The 1896 Olympics included 241 athletes in 43 events. The men's triple jump has been an event in every Summer Olympic Games.
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?

Answer: Jonathan Edwards

Jonathan Edwards was a British triple jumper who won the silver medal at the 1996 Olympics and the gold medal at the 2000 Olympics. Edwards actually completed a triple jump longer than 18.29 meters but it was disqualified from world record recognition since the wind was above 2.0 meters per second.

After retiring from competition Jonathan Edwards worked for the BBC as a sports commentator and he was also a member of the London Organising Committee for the 2012 Olympics.
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?

Answer: Sweden

In addition to her gold medal at the 1995 World Championships in Gothenburg, Inessa Kravets won an Olympic gold medal in the triple jump in 1996. After Stockholm, Gothenburg is the most populous city in Sweden. World heavyweight champion boxer Ingemar Johansson was born in Gothenburg in 1932.
7. What Soviet won an Olympic gold medal in the triple jump in 1968, 1972, and 1976 and a silver medal in 1980?

Answer: Viktor Saneyev

Viktor Saneyev set the triple jump world record twice in the same day. On October 17, 1968 at the Mexico City Olympic Games Saneyev completed triple jumps of 17.23 meters and 17.39 meters. After retiring from competition, Saneyev and his family moved to Australia where he eventually took a job as a jumping coach in Sydney.
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?

Answer: Marion Jones

In the triple jump at the 2004 Olympics in Athens, Franšoise Mbango Etone placed first, HrysopiyÝ DevetzÝ placed second, and Tatyana Lebedeva placed third. Etone finished first at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing while Lebedeva placed second and DevetzÝ placed third. Unlike the men's triple jump, which became an Olympic sport in 1896, the women's triple jump was not an Olympic sport until 1996 in Atlanta.
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?

Answer: There was no running start before the first jump.

The standing triple jump was undertaken by a stationary start off of both feet and then the second and third jumps were undertaken off of different feet. The standing triple jump was an Olympic event at the 1900 Olympics in Paris and the 1904 Olympics in St. Louis. Both of these competitions were won by Ray Ewry of the United States.

In addition to the standing triple jump, the standing high jump and the standing long jump were also events at early Olympic games.
10. As with any sport, there are rules governing the triple jump. Which of the following would NOT constitute a jump being disqualified?

Answer: The third jump was longer than the first and second jumps.

A triple jump would also be disqualified if an incorrect takeoff foot jump sequence is utilized. Typically the third jump is the longest of the three jumps but there is no rule that it must be longer than the first two.
Source: Author Triviaballer

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