Greek athlete Nikos Andrikopoulos won the silver medal in the triple jump event with 16.58 m. at the European Athletics Indoor Championships in Istanbul. It is Greece's first medal in the event.
How it went down.
A third-round effort of 17.60m, the best in the world this year, enabled Portugal’s Olympic, world and European champion Pedro Pichardo to retain his men’s triple jump title after he had taken a first-round lead with 17.26m.
Andrikopoulos’s first attempt was a 16.20m jump, and he was disqualified in his second and third attempts.
He landed at 15.91m in his fourth attempt but hit a 16.58m jump in his fifth attempt, which is now his indoor record, surpassing his previous 16.39m. Moreover, the 26-year-old athlete now ranks sixth on the all-time indoor triple jump list, surpassing Stamatis Lenis. Dimitris Tsiames had a better jump of 16.39m and finished in seventh place.