Jaydon Hibbert, eighteen-year-old Jamaican athlete, has achieved a significant milestone in his career as his under 20 indoor triple jump world record of 17.54m has been officially ratified by World Athletics. This remarkable accomplishment was announced through a media release published on the World Athletics website.
Hibbert, who recently completed his first year at the University of Arkansas, secured this record-breaking jump during the NCAA Indoor Championships in Albuquerque on March 11. Not only did he surpass the previous collegiate record that had been held since 1986, but he also surpassed the previous world under 20 indoor record of 17.20m and the outright under 20 world record of 17.50m. His outstanding performance has garnered great attention and he is set to make his Wanda Diamond League debut soon.
Additionally, Hibbert has also shown promise in outdoor competitions with a personal best jump of 17.87m, submitted for ratification as the outdoor world under 20 record. This latest achievement solidifies Hibbert’s position as one of the top talents in the triple jump event and he is undoubtedly a name to watch in the world of athletics.