Burkina Faso’s Hugues Fabrice Zango has become the first athlete to triple jump over 81 metres indoors with a 18.07m effort in Aubiere, France.
The 27-year-old’s effort breaks the 17.92m indoor world record set by his French coach Teddy Tamgho in 2011.
Zango, who won world bronze behind the USA’s Christian Taylor and Will Claye in 2019, hopes to win his country’s first Olympic medal in Tokyo this year.
The triple jumper combines his sport with studying electrical engineering at a university in Bethune, close to Lille, in northern France.
Britain’s Jonathan Edwards holds the outdoor triple jump world record with a leap of 18.29m in Gothenburg in 1995.