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Nelson Évora in fourth place in the triple jump test of the Continental Cup

Évora, who a month ago became the first European champion of the specialty, got his best jump in the first attempt, with 16.58 meters, more than one meter away from the record (17.59) that won the victory to Taylor.

The Portuguese athlete Nelson Evora, representing Europe, was fourth today in the triple jump of the Continental Cup in Ostrava, Czech Republic, which was won by the American Christian Taylor.

Évora, who a month ago became the first European champion of the specialty, got his best jump in the first attempt, with 16.58 meters, more than one meter away from the record (17.59) that won the victory to Taylor.

The Portuguese athlete, a triple world champion in 2007 and Olympic champion in 2008, was just one centimeter behind third-placed Indian Arpinder Singh (16.59 meters), both behind Hugues Fabrice Zango of Burkina Faso, second ranked with 17.02.

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