Jaydon Hibbert: Jamaican Rising Star in Triple Jumping

Jamaica’s Jaydon Hibbert Shines in the Triple Jump

Jaydon Hibbert, the promising 17-year-old triple jumper from Jamaica, has been making waves in the international Jumping scene. In just two years, the young athlete has earned a world U20 silver medal and claimed titles at the North American, Central American and Caribbean Association (NACAC) U18, as well as the CARIFTA U20 championships.

Now, Hibbert will have the chance to compete for another global podium finish at the upcoming World Athletics U20 Championships Cali 22, taking place in Colombia from August 1-6. This comes less than a year after his impressive second-place finish at the World U20 Championships in Nairobi.

Hibbert’s recent performances have been nothing short of remarkable. At the ISSA/Grace Kennedy Boys’ and Girls’ Athletics Championships, known as ‘Champs,’ the Jamaican prodigy set a championship record with a jump of 16.66m, which also stands as a new Jamaican U18 best, propelling him to fifth on the world U18 all-time list.

“The brave may fall, but never yield”

The young jumper’s journey to the top has not been without its challenges. In his early years, Hibbert tried his hand at various disciplines, including sprints and other jumps, before finally finding his niche in the long and triple jump events while at Kingston College. Despite his initial struggles to identify his calling, Hibbert’s unwavering faith, self-confidence, and the school motto “The brave may fall, but never yield” have been the driving forces behind his rapid rise to success. His breakout season in 2021 saw him claim a silver medal at the World U20 Championships in Nairobi, a testament to his resilience and potential.

Heading into the World U20 Championships Cali 22, Hibbert is brimming with confidence, having overcome a series of injuries that threatened to derail his preparations. His recent performances, including a CARIFTA Games triple jump record of 16.46m, have solidified his status as a rising star in the world of Jumping.

With a technically sound approach and a relentless drive to improve, Hibbert is poised to follow in the footsteps of Jumping legends like Christian Taylor and Jonathan Edwards. As he sets his sights on the world stage once again, the Jamaican athlete’s determination and talent make him a force to be reckoned with in the triple jump.

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