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Zango leaps to record

Hugues Fabrice Zango became the first athlete from Burkina Faso to set a world record when he posted the longest ever indoor triple jump with a leap of 18.07 meters at an event in Aubiere, France, on Saturday. Zango, who won bronze at the world championships in 2019, added 15 centimeters to the previous record, set by his own coach, Frenchman Teddy Tamgho, in 2011. Zango, 27, started with a foul but warmed up with a leap of 17.33 before steadily increasing his best to 17.61 and then 17.70. With his final effort he floated beyond 18 to break his own previous lifetime best by 30cm.


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