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Rojas collects third straight triple jump world title

Rojas collects third straight triple jump world title

Gold medallist Venezuela's Yulimar Rojas celebrates winning the women's triple jump final on Jul 18, 2022. (Photo: Reuters/Lucy Nicholson)

EUGENE, Oregon: Venezuelan Yulimar Rojas underlined her status as queen of the triple jump on Monday (Jul 18) by winning a third straight world title.

The Olympic champion jumped 15.47mon her second attempt to seize top spot.

Jamaican Shanieka Ricketts collected her second consecutive world silver with a best of 14.89m on the first try, leaping from the sand on her final attempt and running to the stands to hug her supporters. American Tori Franklin took bronze.

Source: Reuters/rc
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