Pedro Pablo Pichardo, 27 years old, Cuban Portuguese, triple jump jumper won the second gold medal for Portugal, after the victory of Auriol Dongmo in the launch of the weight on Friday, in the European Athletics Championship in Indoor Track that is taking place in Torún, Poland.
Pedro Pichardo soon obtained 17.30 meters in the first attempt, a mark that no other athlete threatened during the contest, but that the Portuguese-Cuban also failed to improve. In the second test he jumped 17.09 meters and followed by a null, so that after a fourth attempt at 17.06 meters, dispensing the fifth jump and in the final attempt he reached 17.12 meters.
Accompanying Pichardo on the podium were Alexis Copello, from Azerbaijan, and Max Heb (Germany) completed the podium, with jumps of 17.04 and 17.01 meters, respectively, which means that the four best jumps of the contest belonged to the athlete Portuguese-Cuban.
Pedro Pablo Pichardo is the second Portuguese male European indoor track champion in the triple jump, after Nélson Évora, who won gold in 2015 and 2017.