Portugal's Nelson Evora celebrates after winning the men's triple jump final at the National Stadium in the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games on August 21, 2008. Nelson Evora added the Olympic title to his world crown when he won the men's triple jump here on Thursday, handing Portugal its first Olympic gold medal in 12 years. Portugal's Nelson Evora won ahead of Great Britain's Phillips Idowu and Bahamas' Leevan Sands.[Agencies]
BEIJING--World champion Nelson Evora of Portugal won the men's trimple jump gold medal at the Olympic Games.
It was Portugal's first gold medal since the Atlanta Olympic in 1996.
Evora jumped 17.67 meters for the gold, followed by Britain's Phillips Idowu with 17.62m and Leevan Sanders of Bahamas with 17.59m.
Portugal's Nelson Evora competes during the men's triple jump final at the National Stadium in the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games on August 21, 2008.[Agencies]