Third Place at Diamond League Final

Triple jumper Yasser Mohamed Triki finished on Thursday in third place in the Men’s Triple Jump event at the Diamond League Final in Zurich.

The Algerian missed out on the medals in Tokyo2020 after beating the national record with a jump of 17.43m earning him fifth place and just missed out on third place by 4cm.

In Zurich Triki achieved 17.03m on his sixth and last attempt and was edged out by the Burkinabe Hugues Fabrice Zongo, bronze medalist at the Tokyo Olympics, who jumped to 17.20 on his fifth try earning him the second place spot in the final.

The champion spot went to the Portuguese Pedro Pichardo, the Olympic gold medallist in Tokyo, he managed to get 17.70m on his final attempt.

According to the Diamond League website the winner of the final will pocket $30,000 as prize money, $12,000 for second place, while the third will settle for $7,000.

Triki took second place at the previous meeting in Paris with a jump to 16.71 meters and despite improving his result in Zurich he dropped down to third.

With the Diamond league now over till next year’s new season, Triki will look ahead to the Berlin Meeting, scheduled for September 12 in Germany.  With just a two day break he will then be travelling to Croatia, to compete in another international competition.

The Algerian athlete will then end his season on September 15 in Italy, where he will be competing in his last competition.  


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