Pablo Torrijos

Pablo Torrijos Navarro (born 12 May 1992) is a Spanish track and field athlete who competes in the triple jump. He is the Spanish record holder with his best of 17.09 m (56 ft 34 in). He was the silver medallist at the 2015 European Athletics Indoor Championships.

Pablo Torrijos at the 2020 Triveneto Meeting in Trieste, Italy
Pablo Torrijos
Medal record
Men's athletics
Representing  Spain
European Athletics Indoor Championships
Silver medal – second place 2015 Prague Triple jump

CareerEdit

Born in Castellón de la Plana, he became involved with athletics as a youth and joined a local club, Playas de Castellon.[1] He was the Spanish indoor youth champion in the triple jump in 2008 and went on to make his debut at the 2009 World Youth Championships in Athletics, but was eliminated in the qualifiers of both his speciality and the long jump as well.[2] He also competed at the European Youth Olympic Festival that year, placing seventh in his qualifying group in the long jump.[3]

He placed eighth at the 2010 Gymnasiade, then came sixth at the 2011 European Athletics Junior Championships after winning his first Spanish junior title. He established himself nationally in 2013 by winning the triple jump title at the Spanish Athletics Championships. He was the Spanish under-23 champion indoors and out that year and also placed eighth at the 2013 European Athletics U23 Championships.[2]

Torrijos began to reach an international standard in 2014. He was sixth at the 2014 European Team Championships Super League and was a finalist at the 2014 European Athletics Championships, coming eighth. He was the Spanish champion indoors and outdoors, and a new personal best of 16.87 m (55 ft 4 in) was a record for a Spanish under-23 athlete.[2] He cleared seventeen metres for the first time in February 2015 and this mark of 17.03 m (55 ft 10+14 in), set at the Spanish Indoor Championships, proved to be the best ever by a Spaniard in any conditions.[4]

Personal bestsEdit

  • Triple jump outdoor – 17.09 m (56 ft 34 in) (2020)
  • Triple jump indoor – 17.18 m (56 ft 4+14 in) (2020)
  • Long jump outdoor – 7.53 m (24 ft 8+14 in) (2012)
  • Long jump indoor – 7.43 m (24 ft 4+12 in) (2011)
  • Information from World Athletics athlete profile.[5]

International competitionsEdit

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing   Spain
2009 World Youth Championships Brixen, Italy 33rd (q) Long jump 6.79 m (+1.0 m/s)
14th (q) Triple jump 14.73 m (+0.9 m/s)
European Youth Olympic Festival Tampere, Finland 16th (q) Long jump 6.77 m
2010 Gymnasiade Doha, Qatar 8th Triple jump
2011 European Junior Championships Tallinn, Estonia 6th Triple jump 15.71 m
2013 European U23 Championships Tampere, Finland 8th Triple jump 16.06 m (-0.4 m/s)
2014 Mediterranean U23 Championship Aubagne, France 1st Triple jump 16,32 m
European Championships Zürich, Switzerland 8th Triple jump 16.56 m
2015 European Indoor Championships Prague, Czech Republic 2nd Triple jump 17.04 m NR
World Championships Beijing, China 20th (q) Triple jump 16.32 m
2016 World Indoor Championships Portland, United States 7th Triple jump 16.67 m
European Championships Amsterdam, Netherlands 8th Triple jump 16.34 m
Olympic Games Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 31st (q) Triple jump 16.11 m
2017 European Indoor Championships Belgrade, Serbia 9th Triple jump 16.73 m
World Championships London, United Kingdom 10th Triple jump 16.60 m
2018 European Championships Berlin, Germany 5th Triple jump 16.74 m
Ibero-American Championships Trujillo, Peru 2nd Triple jump 16.74 m
2019 European Indoor Championships Glasgow, United Kingdom 15th (q) Triple jump 16.18 m
2021 Olympic Games Tokyo, Japan 25th (q) Triple jump 15.87 m
2022 World Championships Eugene, United States 23rd (q) Triple jump 16.32 m

National titlesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ PABLO TORRIJOS NAVARRO Archived 2015-09-24 at the Wayback Machine. RFEA. Retrieved on 2015-03-07.
  2. ^ a b c Biografias de Atletas: Pablo Torrijos. RFEA. Retrieved on 2015-03-07.
  3. ^ European Youth Olympics. World Junior Athletics History. Retrieved on 2015-03-07.
  4. ^ Adel Mechaal, doblete en 1.500m y 3.000m y Jorge Ureña, otros grandes protagonistas. Histórico récord de España en triple: 17.03 metros de Pablo Torrijos (in Spanish). RFEA. Retrieved on 2015-03-07.
  5. ^ "Pablo TORRIJOS | Profile | World Athletics".

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