Yulimar Rojas breaks world record in long jump

Yulimar Rojas broke the world record in the long jump at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

Competing in the women’s triple long jump at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, Venezuelan Yulimar Andrea Rojas Rodriguez broke the Olympic record for the first time and then the world record with a jump of 15.67.

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Yulimar Rojas sets world record

Venezuelan athlete Yulimar Andrea Rojas Rodriguez achieved a historic success in the women’s triple jump at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.

25-year-old Rodriguez, who improved the 26-year world record by 17 centimeters with a jump of 15.67, won the gold medal. Capturing the Olympic record of Cameroonian Francoise Mbango, who jumped 15.39 in the 2008 Beijing Olympics by jumping 15.41 on the first, Rojas reached 15.67 in her last jump and managed to improve the world record set by Ukrainian Inessa Kravets in 1995 with 15.50 by 17 cm.

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While Rojas became the first female athlete to celebrate the gold medal in the Olympics for Venezuela, Patirica Mamona from Portugal won the silver medal and Ana Peleteiro from Spain won the bronze medal. Rojas, 25, finished second behind Colombian Caterine Ibarguen at the 2016 Rio Olympics, but has since established herself as the leading athlete to attend the Tokyo Games.

Rojas, the only female athlete in the world to exceed the 15-meter limit this year, easily passed the 14.40 degree set for the final qualifications on Sunday, with a jump of 14.77. Speaking before the race whether Ukrainian Inessa Kravets could break the world record in 1995, Rojas said, ā€œIt is something I desire with all my heart, but my focus is the Olympic medal. “I came here to do my best and hope everything goes well on Sunday.”