Technically, the triple jump is probably one of the most demanding disciplines in athletics, because getting the “hop”, “step” and “jump” perfect is anything but easy. But if they succeed, the best athletes fly over 15 metres. And two athletes who have already succeeded in doing so will also be competing at the INIT INDOOR MEETING Karlsruhe on 27 January 2023: namely Maryna Bekh-Romanchuk and Patricia Mamona.
It is not so often that a world-class long jumper is also a world-class triple jumper, but that is the case with Ukraine’s Maryna Bekh-Romanchuk. In the 2020 long jump final she won this competition ahead of Germany’s long jump ace Malaika Mihambo. Now she wants to do the same in the triple jump. With the Finnish European silver medallist Kristiina Mäkelä, the Portuguese 15-metre jumper and Olympic silver medallist in Tokyo and European indoor champion in 2021 Patricia Mamona, the World Championship bronze medallist Tori Franklin from the USA and the Cuban Olympic 5th place Olympic finisher Liadagmis Povea, she will have competition that will make it difficult for her to win.