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Burkina Faso's Triple Jump Champion Clinches Gold at Glasgow Indoor Championship

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Prince Jean

Mar 5, 2024

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Hugues Fabrice Zango, The World Indoor Champion. Image from Instagram/huguesfabricezango

Burkina Faso's Hugues Fabrice Zango Clinches Triple Jump Gold at Glasgow World Athletics Indoor Championships.

Hugues Fabrice Zango, Burkina Faso's renowned triple jumper, secured the gold medal at the World Athletics Indoor Championships in Glasgow, Scotland. The 30-year-old athlete's remarkable 17.53-metre leap on his fifth attempt not only brought him victory but also significant pride to his nation.


Zango, an Electrical Engineering PhD holder, has been a beacon of inspiration in Burkina Faso's sports scene, particularly after his global achievements began in 2019. His success has spurred the Ministry of Sport to invest in the sponsorship of young talents, fostering a new era in the country's sports development.


The Glasgow championship marks Zango's third triumph in 2024, setting a promising prelude to the Paris 2024 Olympic Games. As Burkina Faso's first Olympic medalist from the 2020 Tokyo games, Zango's aspirations for Paris are high, aiming to conclude his illustrious career with an Olympic gold for his homeland.

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