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Hugues Fabrice Zango (born 25 June 1993) is a Burkinabé athlete who specialises in the triple jump and the long jump. Zango competed in the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. At the Olympics, he competed in the triple jump. He has also competed in World Championships, two African athletics championships, a Jeux de la Francophonie, two Summer Universiades and two African Games. He became the first ever medalist for Burkina Faso with a bronze medal and African record at the 2019 World Athletics Championships in Doha.

Hugues Fabrice Zango
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Zango in 2019
Personal information
NationalityBurkinabe
Born (1993-06-25) 25 June 1993 (age 26)
Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
EducationArtois University[1]
Height1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)[2]
Weight78 kg (172 lb)[2]
Sport
CountryBurkina Faso
SportAthletics
Event(s)Triple jump
Long jump
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)Triple jump: 17,66 m[3]
Long jump: 7,02 m

CompetitionEdit

Zango's debut at an international athletics competition was at the 2013 Summer Universiade, where he competed in the triple jump.[4] In the qualification round his best jump was 15.74 metres, a distance that qualified him for the final.[4] In the final, Zango finished sixth with a jump of 15.96 metres.[5] His jump was 1.05 metres smaller than the jump of gold medalist, Ukrainian Viktor Kuznyetsov, and 61 centimetres smaller than the bronze medalist, Kazakhstani Yevgeniy Ektov.[5] Also in 2013 was the 2013 Jeux de la Francophonie.[6] At the 2013 Jeux de la Francophonie, Zango competed in the triple jump.[6] He jumped 15.97 metres to finished tenth in a twelve-athlete field.[6] Zango's next major competition was the 2015 Summer Universiade, where he competed in both the long jump and the triple jump.[7][8] In the long jump, Zango's best jump was 6.73 metres, a distance that placed him 30th in qualification, out of 36 athletes.[7][a] He did not qualify for the final.[7] In the triple jump, Zango qualified for the final after jumping a distance of 16.59 metres in the qualification round.[8] In the final, Zango jumped 16.76 metres, a distance that won him the silver medal.[9] Zango's jump was 53 centimetres smaller than the gold-medalist's (Russian Dmitriy Sorokin's) jump of 17.29 metres.[9] Zango jumped the same distance as bronze medalist Xu Xiaolong (China) but, as Zango's second best jump was further than Xiaolong's, Zango won the silver medal on count back.[9] Zango was Burkina Faso's only medalist at the 2015 Summer Universiade.[10] Zango competed at the 2015 World Championships in the triple jump.[11] In the competition, all three of his jumps were fouls and therefore he recorded no mark (NM).[11] Zango then competed in the 2015 African Games.[12] Zango finished fifth in the triple jump with a jump of 16.36 metres.[12] Zango was 19 centimetres behind the bronze medalist, Mamadou Chérif Dia of Mali.[12] At the 2016 African Athletics Championships, Zango won the silver medal in the triple jump.[13] He jumped 16.81 metres, which was 32 centimetres less than the distance jumped by the gold medalist, Nigerian Tosin Oke.[13] Zango jumped four centimetres further than the bronze medalist, Godfrey Khotso Mokoena of South Africa, and 20 centimetres further than the fourth-placed athlete, Mauritian Jonathan Drack.[13]

2016 Summer OlympicsEdit

At the 2016 Summer Olympics, Zango competed in the triple jump.[2] In the qualification round, Zango jumped 15.99 metres.[14] His jump was the 34th best out of 47 athletes.[14][b] Zango's jump was 62 centimetres less than the shortest jump by an athlete that qualified for the final, Cuban Lázaro Martínez, and therefore, Zango was eliminated from the competition.[14]

Competition recordEdit

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing   Burkina Faso
2013 Universiade Kazan, Russia 6th Triple jump 15.96 m
Jeux de la Francophonie Nice, France 10th Triple jump 15.97 m
2015 Universiade Gwangju, South Korea 30th (q) Long jump 6.73 m
2nd Triple jump 16.76 m
World Championships Beijing, China Triple jump NM
African Games Brazzaville, Republic of the Congo 5th Triple jump 16.36 m
2016 African Championships Durban, South Africa 2nd Triple jump 16.81 m
Olympic Games Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 34th (q) Triple jump 15.99 m
2017 Jeux de la Francophonie Abidjan, Ivory Coast 1st Triple jump 16.92 m (w)
Universiade Taipei, Taiwan 2nd Triple jump 16.97 m
2018 World Indoor Championships Birmingham, United Kingdom 6th Triple jump 17.11 m
African Championships Asaba, Nigeria 8th 4 × 100 m relay 40.96 s
1st Triple jump 17.11 m NR
2019 African Games Rabat, Morocco 1st Triple jump 16.88 m
World Championships Doha, Qatar 3rd Triple jump 17.66 m AR

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Two athletes; Mehakpreet Singh and Sylvester Nakeel; did not record a legal distance.[7]
  2. ^ Eight athletes; Latario Collie-Minns, Yordanys Durañona, Muhammad Halim, Ruslan Kurbanov, Marian Oprea, Şeref Osmanoğlu, Lasha Torgvaidze and Roman Valiyev; did not record a legal distance.[14]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 2017 Universiade bio
  2. ^ a b c "Hugues Fabrice Zango". Rio 2016. Archived from the original on 26 October 2016. Retrieved 26 October 2016.
  3. ^ Burkina Faso – national records progression – men – run123.one
  4. ^ a b "Athletics: Men's Triple Jump Qualification Round Group A". Kazan 2013. Retrieved 26 October 2016.
  5. ^ a b "Athletics: Men's Triple Jump Final". Kazan 2013. Retrieved 26 October 2016.
  6. ^ a b c "Results" (PDF) (in French). Agence universitaire de la Francophonie. Archived from the original (PDF) on 14 October 2013. Retrieved 26 October 2016.
  7. ^ a b c d "Men's Long Jump – Qualification Group B" (PDF). Gwangju 2015. Archived from the original (PDF) on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 26 October 2016.
  8. ^ a b "Men's Triple Jump – Qualification Group A" (PDF). Gwangju 2015. Archived from the original (PDF) on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 26 October 2016.
  9. ^ a b c Wai, Tan Ming (9 July 2015). "Triple jumper Hakimi a fraction off in Universiade". The Star. Retrieved 26 October 2016.
  10. ^ "Country Overview – Burkina Faso". Gwangju 2015. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 26 October 2016.
  11. ^ a b "Triple Jump Men – Qualification – Summary". IAAF. Retrieved 26 October 2016.
  12. ^ a b c "Triple Jump – Men – Final" (PDF). Brazzaville 2015. Archived from the original (PDF) on 6 March 2016. Retrieved 26 October 2016.
  13. ^ a b c "Final Men Senior Triple Jump". Confederation of African Athletics. Retrieved 26 October 2016.
  14. ^ a b c d "Triple Jump Men – Qualification – Summary". IAAF. Retrieved 26 October 2016.

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