Swedish triple jumper Jesper Hellstrom stuns onlookers at European Athletics Championships with ‘flying salmon’
You may name it the ‘flying salmon’ or the ‘silly seal dive’ or probably simply plain foolish, however one factor you received’t name it’s a successful leap – effectively, not if you’re competing within the triple leap ultimate of the European Athletics Championships.
That’s proper – Swedish triple jumper Jesper Hellstrom has shocked onlookers when, with his second try within the triple leap ultimate, launched into the sand sideways with what can solely be described as an epic fail.
Watch Jesper Hellstrom’s gorgeous leap within the video above
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So why did he do it?
The 27-year-old mentioned he misplaced steadiness throughout his run-up and simply determined to let fly with some leisure.
Later, Hellstrom mentioned he puzzled if there could be any humorous footage from his uncommon leap.
Hellstrom completed tenth total and his greatest leap (which simply so occurred to be a season’s better of 16.23m) was greater than a metre behind championship winner Pedro Pichardo from Portugal.
Hellstrom mentioned should you can’t stand for the longest leap, it’s important to stand for some type of leisure, and in addition confessed he was happy with his efficiency within the championships.