Tuesday, March 6, 2012

This Day In Track- March 6th

1994- Colin Jackson of the UK set the indoor 60m hurdles world record in Sindelfingen, Germany with a time of 7.30 seconds.  Colin won three world championships and took home one silver at the Olympics in three tries.  Around the time of his record, 1993 to 1995, Jackson went 44 races without losing.  During this period he also won a Euro championships in the 60m with a record 6.49 seconds.

Colin Jackson

2011- Teddy Tamgho set the indoor triple jump world record.  He also set the second best indoor jump ever.  He set the record of 17.92 meters on his 2nd and 4th jumps of the 2011 European Championships.  Teddy is only 22 years old and already has a world championship.

File:Teddy Tamgho Doha 2010.jpg
Winning the Worlds

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