World Athletics Indoor Championships – Algeria’s Triki Wins Silver in Triple Jump.

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From across 130 countries, the 2024 World Athletics Indoor Championships in Glasgow saw athletes compete in different segments of the games, with Africa showcasing its talent in various events.

On the evening of Saturday in Glasgow, Scotland, Algerian athlete Yasser Mohamed-Tahar Triki scooped the silver medal in the triple jump event of the World Athletics Indoor Championships. 

The silver medalist, Triki jumped 17.35 meters finishing behind the world champion, Burkina Faso’s Hugues Fabrice Zango who took the gold medal with a 17.53 meter jump while Portuguese Tiago Pereira rounded off the podium with a 17.08 meter jump.

However, two other Algerian internationals who took part in the games, middle-distance runner Mohamed Ali Gouaned and hurdler Amine Bouanani were eliminated in the first round. 

Gouaned lost in the 800-meter semi-final after he was taken off balance by another competitor which forced him to abandon the race. For Bouanani, he was removed in the first round of the 60-meter hurdles. He could not make it through to the semi-finals, ranking 5th and clocking  7.81. 

Algeria had only won two medals at the World Indoor Championships before Triki won the silver medal. Othmane Belfaa won the first bronze medal in the high jump event at the 1985 World Championships in Paris, France. 

At the 1991 World Championships in Seville, Spain, Olympic Champion Noureddine Morceli won the second gold medal in the 1,500 meters.

The 2024 World Championships in Glasgow brought together a number of champions in various disciplines to assess their abilities in the run-up to the Paris Olympic Games.

The 26-year-old athlete Yasser Triki won the silver medal in the long jump at the 2017 Summer Universiade and also won multiple medals at the regional level. Triki broke the Algerian record in the triple jump several and was the first Algerian to jump over 17 meters. 

In the men’s 4x400m relay, Kenya set a new African record to reach the finals while steeplechase champion Beatrice Chepkoech of Kenya secured a bronze medal in the women’s 3,000m. The steeplechase world record holder came home in a time of 8:22.68, a new National Record and a Personal Best. 

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