Triple jumper Hugues Fabrice Zango wins Burkina Faso’s first-ever Olympic medal

Triple jumper Hugues Fabrice Zango wins Burkina Faso’s first-ever Olympic medal

Burkina Faso's athlete, Hugues Fabrice Zango made history on Thursday after clinching a bronze medal.

Hugues medal is the first-ever Olympic in the men's triple jump, for his country.

The 28-year-old jumped 17.47 metres to claim the third spot on the podium.

Pedro Pichardo of Portugal won gold with a jump of 17.98m to claim his first Olympic title, while China's Zhu Yaming took silver at Tokyo's Olympic Stadium with 17.57m.

With Zango's medal for Burkina Faso, the African nation become the 100th country to win a medal in athletics at the Olympic Games.

Hugues also won bronze at the 2019 World Championships in Doha.

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