Venezuela, Tokyo Olympics

Venezuela, Tokyo Olympics

Athletics: Venezuela's Rojas smashes women's triple jump world record to take gold

Athletics: Venezuela's Rojas smashes women's triple jump world record to take gold

1/8/2021 6:04:00 PM

Athletics: Venezuela 's Rojas smashes women's triple jump world record to take gold

Yulimar Rojas of Venezuela jumped 15.67 metres on Sunday to break the world record in the women's triple jump, with her last attempt of the event, ...

BookmarkTOKYO -Yulimar Rojas of Venezuela jumped 15.67m on Sunday (Aug 1) to smash the world record in the women's triple jump with her last attempt, having already secured the gold medal.The previous record of 15.50m was set by Ukraine's Inessa Kravets in 1995 in Sweden.

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AdvertisementAdvertisementThe win made Rojas Venezuela's first woman Olympic champion.Tokyo 2020 Olympics - Athletics - Women's Triple Jump - Final - OLS - Olympic Stadium, Tokyo, Japan – August 1, 2021. Yulimar Rojas of Venezuela reacts after winning the gold medal and breaking the world record REUTERS/Dylan Martinez

Tokyo 2020 Olympics - Athletics - Women's Triple Jump - Final - OLS - Olympic Stadium, Tokyo, Japan – August 1, 2021. Yulimar Rojas of Venezuela celebrates after winning the gold medal REUTERS/Hannah MckayPatricia Mamona of Portugal won silver with 15.01m, a national record. The bronze went to Spain's Ana Peleteiro, who also broke the national record with 14.87. headtopics.com

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