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Pichardo wins Euro triple jump, Bol keeps double bid on track

Portugal’s Pedro Pichardo

MUNICH (GERMANY) – World and Olympic champion Pedro Pichardo added European triple jump gold to his accolades in Munich on Wednesday while Dutchwoman Femke Bol kept her bid for an audacious track double on course.

Cuban-born Pichardo, who has competed for Portugal since 2019, dominated the field with a best of 17.50 metres, Italy’s Andrea Dallavalle claiming silver with 17.04m and France’s Jean-Marc Pontvianne bronze (16.94).

“I am really happy with this gold medal, it looks easy, but it is not. This is the result of a lot of hard work,” said Pichardo.

“This was a good title to win, and one I was looking forward to achieve, so I am very pleased with it.

“17.50 isn’t great, I’m not too happy about it because…

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