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3-Hop Test Results

The three-hop test is a test of explosive leg power, in which you have to perform three consecutive horizontal jumps, taking off both legs at once (see the procedure for the 3-hop test). The 3-Hop test is one of four tests that make up the Quadrathlon Test.

The 3-Hop test is part of the Quadrathlon power test. Here are some test results from athletes performing that test.

Athlete Sport Distance (meters)
Trey Hardee US decathlete 10.60
Bryan Clay US decathlete 10.54
Tom Pappas US decathlete 10.31
Abi Ekoku UK,  Discus and Shot put 10.25
Jon Regis UK Olympic sprinter 10.24
Justin Gatlin US sprinter 10.12
Lawrence Johnson US pole vault 10.10
Chris Huffins US decathlete 9.63
Mick Hill UK javelin thrower 9.60
Linford Christie UK sprinter 9.58
Tim Mack US pole vault 9.54
Tom Puksyts US javelin thrower 9.54
Daley Thompson UK decathlete 9.51
Aries Merritt US 110m hurdles 9.43
Mike Stulce US shot put 9.35
Randy Barnes US shot put 9.32
Michael Bates US sprinter 9.31
Steve Backley UK javelin thower 9.31
Tom Petranoff US javelin 9.18
Paul Terek US decathlon 9.10
Brian Brophy US decathlon 8.90

Source: These results were collected by Bill Webb and posted online.

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