Athletics at the 1979 Pan American Games – Men's triple jump

The men's triple jump competition of the athletics events at the 1979 Pan American Games took place on 9 July at the Estadio Sixto Escobar.[1][2] The defending Pan American Games champion was João Carlos de Oliveira of Brazil.

Men's triple jump at the VIII Pan American Games
VenueEstadio Sixto Escobar
Dates9 July
Winning distance17.27
Medalists
Gold medal   Brazil
Silver medal   United States
Bronze medal   United States
«1975
1983»

RecordsEdit

Prior to this competition, the existing world and Pan American Games records were as follows:

World record   João Carlos de Oliveira (BRA) 17.89 Mexico City, Mexico City October 15, 1975
Pan American Games record

ResultsEdit

All distances shown are in meters.[3]

KEY: WR World Record GR Pan American Record

FinalEdit

Rank Name Nationality Distance Notes
  João Carlos de Oliveira   Brazil 17.27
  Willie Banks   United States 16.88
  James Butts   United States 16.69
4 Alejandro Herrera   Cuba 16.46
5 Carmelo Martínez   Cuba 16.28
6 Francisco de Oliveira   Brazil 15.93
7 Wilfredo Almonte   Dominican Republic 15.69
8 Ernesto Torres   Puerto Rico 15.06
9 José Mangual   Puerto Rico 15.04
10 Maxwell Peters   Antigua and Barbuda 13.97
Stephen Hanna   Bahamas DNS
Ronald Chambers   Jamaica DNS
Edgar Moreno   Venezuela DNS
José Salazar   Venezuela DNS

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Memoria VIII Juegos Deportivos Panamericanos San Juan, Puerto Rico 1979 (PDF) (in Spanish). 1979 Pan American Games Organising Committee (COPAN 79). 1981. p. 197. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2019-08-11. Retrieved 2019-08-16.
  2. ^ Full results
  3. ^ Memoria VIII Juegos Deportivos Panamericanos San Juan, Puerto Rico 1979 (PDF) (in Spanish). 1979 Pan American Games Organising Committee (COPAN 79). 1981. p. 253. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2019-08-11. Retrieved 2019-08-16.