LONDON — The triple jump at the World Athletics Championships on Thursday was predictable — another great fight between American teammates and former University of Florida standouts Christian Taylor and Will Claye.
As usual, Taylor came out on top. The two-time Olympic champion won with a leap of 17.68 meters. Claye, the runner-up behind Taylor at the last two Olympics, was 5 centimeters behind for silver.
“Will Claye makes it difficult for me every time,” Taylor said. “This final was a fight, I enjoyed it. It makes the competition fun.”