From the Emilio Martín athletics stadium (Huelva, Spain), Yulimar Rojas secured her Triple Jump quota for the XXXII edition of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, jumping 14.58 on her first attempt and surpassing the minimum mark required for the universal game (14.32).
“Her great competitive level has led her to be the first athlete qualified to the Olympic Games. The whole Venezuelan Olympic Committee, the sports people and the national athletics are very happy with this achievement, “said Prof. Eduardo Álvarez, president of the Venezuelan Olympic Committee.
The Venezuelan closed the Meeting Iberoamericano de Huelva with a gold medal to register 15.06 in her second jump, a mark with which she took possession of the record of the Spanish championship, improved her personal mark, broke the national record, and proclaimed herself leader of the year of the triple jump world.
The champion registered on her third attempt, 14.89, followed by a foul. In the fifth she reached 14.47 and in the sixth she closed with 14.23.
The representatives of Cuba Liadagmis Povea and Ana Peleteiro of Spain respectively, accompanied her on the podium.
Translated by JRE/EF