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Triple jump

ENG­LAND has a good record in this event with vic­to­ries from Jonathan Ed­wards, Keith Con­nor and Phillips Idowu, to name just a few, over the years. This time English chances rest with two Nathans, Fox and Dou­glas, but they will have to be at their best to reach the top of the podium.

Clive Pullen of Ja­maica will be tough to beat but his form has been er­ratic as he could not get within a me­tre of his 17.19m PB at the World In­doors last month, 2016 Olympics or 2017 World Cham­pi­onships.

Yor­da­nis Du­rañona from the Caribbean is­land of Do­minica, is an­other 17m jumper at his best and was 11th at Lon­don 2017.

As for the English hopes, Fox was fea­tured in last week’s AW and the for­mer teenage age group record-holder is hop­ing to make the podium, aged 27.

His team-mate, Dou­glas, is in the twi­light of his ca­reer aged 35 and af­ter a ca­reer of highs and in­jury-in­duced lows he will be look­ing to re­cap­ture his form of just over a decade ago when he won Euro­pean sil­ver in­doors and out.

Look out too for Troy Doris of Guyana – he was sev­enth in the Rio Olympics – plus Muhd Hakimi Is­mail, the South East Asian Games win­ner from Malaysia, and Ar­pin­der Singh of In­dia, a bronze medal­list four years ago.

Nathan Dou­glas (left) and Nathan Fox (in­set)

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