Yulimar Rojas took possession of the gold in the triple jump at the Doha World Athletics Championship by achieving a mark of 15.37 meters in the second round to reach her second consecutive world title.
¡Impresionante! Nuestra joven atleta Yulimar Rojas, con solo 23 años, se coronó bicampeona de Triple Salto en el #WorldAthleticsChamps. ¡Tremendo Salto Muchacha! 15,37 metros que nos llenan de orgullo patrio. Más de 30 millones de corazones celebramos contigo. ¡Felicitaciones! pic.twitter.com/fg2TMcQcoc
— Nicolás Maduro (@NicolasMaduro) October 5, 2019
This jump from Rojas is the fourth best jump in history after Kravets’ record (15.50), 15.41 of her own and 15.39 of Cameroon Mbango. That Rojas beats the world record is only a matter of time, as she showed in her series: 14.87, 15.37, null, 15.18, 14.77 and a very long null.
All exaggerated in relation to her rivals, who were stunned by the exhibition. Ricketts, the one who had beaten her in the Diamond League, was silver with 14.92. The warrior Caterine Ibargüen hung the bronze (14.73), giving her all to compensate for the physical problems that weighed her down all year long.
Translated by JRE/EF