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Rojas Breaks 26 Years Old World Record As Italian Jacob Breaks European Record Twice To Win

The Tokyo Olympics full of surprises continued on the first day of August.

Just when the World Champion, Jamaica Yohan Blake failed to qualified for 100m final.

The Venezuela living legend, Yulima Rojas produced a spectacular 15.67m leap in triple jump to break 26 years old record.

The Venezuela and Barça athlete set her stall out early with a first round jump of 15.41m to virtually put an end to the competition. However, she saved her best until last and in the sixth and final round she pulled out a jump of 15.67m to add 17 centimetres to the women’s triple jump world record previously set by Ukrainian Inessa Kravets back in 1995. 

In the semifinal of 100m, Italian Lamont Marcel Jacob broke European with 9.84s which he later break again on the final in 9.80s to be crowned an Olympics champion. American Fred Kerley took silver in a new personal best of 9.83s while De Grass took bronze in 9.89s personal best.

By discernsportblog

Former sprinter, Taewondo and Badminton Player. Sport Physiotherapist

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