From Leading Jump to Sudden Exit: Jaydon Hibbert's Dramatic Day at Budapest 23
Jaydon Hibbert

Jamaica’s Triple Jump sensation, Jaydon Hibbert, left no room for disappointment at Sunday’s Flora Duffy Stadium in Bermuda when he clinched the men’s triple jump event on his first attempt, soaring an impressive 17.33m (+4.3m/s) using an eight-step run-up.

The world U20 record-holder also jumped 17.01 (+3.4) in the third round. After competing for the first time since the Budapest World Championships in 2023, Hibbert decided to forgo the fourth and fifth rounds.

He won ahead of Bermuda’s Jah-Nhai Perinchief (17.31m) and compatriot Jordan Scott, who placed third at 17.05m.

Hibbert reflected on his strategy, “I wanted to ease back into the jumps, so I did eight steps to open today to give my body the muscle memory it deserves. I’ve been praying for this PR today; my last eight-step jump was 16.7 indoors last year. Now I’m excited and can’t wait for the rest of the season.”

Hibbert will be back in action on May 11 at the highly anticipated Jamaica Invitational and June 1 at the Racers Grand Prix.

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