Read Also: Federer targets Wimbledon after knee surgery blow She is also a two-time world indoor champion having captured gold in 2016 in Portland and 2018 in Birmingham. Rojas had to settle for silver, however, at the 2016 Olympics in Rio behind Colombia’s Caterine Ibarguen. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Following a third foul in round five, Rojas, coached by Cuba’s former world and Olympic champion Ivan Pedrosa, succeeded on her sixth and final attempt of the evening. Her Cuban training partner Liadagmis Povea was second on Friday with 14.52m with Portugal’s Patricia Mamona in third place with a best of 14.28m. Rojas captured the world outdoor title in London in 2017, a first for Venezuela with 14.91m and backed it up with a successful defence in Doha last year with 15.37m. Promoted ContentEverything You Need To Know About Asteroid ArmageddonThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreThe Funniest Prankster Grandma And Her GrandsonThe Story Of The Small Italy Windows In The Walls Is Rather Grim6 Incredibly Strange Facts About HurricanesInsane 3D Spraying Skills Turn In Incredible Street Art2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year8 Scenes That Prove TV Has Gone Too Far14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right Now7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do7 Non-Obvious Things That Damage Your Phone Loading… Venezuela’s Yulimar Rojas on Friday set a new indoor women’s triple jump world record of 15.43m at a meeting in Madrid. The 24-year-old world champion bettered the previous world record of 15.36m set by Russia’s Tatyana Lebedeva in Budapest in March 2004. Welcome home: Yulimar Rojas arrives home after winning the 2019 world title Rojas’s new mark also left her just seven centimetres short of the outdoor world record of 15.50m set by Ukraine’s Inessa Kravets at Gothenburg back in 1995. “Tokyo is not far away,” Rojas told Spanish television channel TVE in reference to the 2020 Olympic Games. “We will continue to train and stay focused.” “I am very proud. I don’t believe it, it seemed so easy to me, it is indescribable, a huge emotion. “I was looking for the record since the first jump, but it fell on the last jump. When I go home I will cry, because that’s what all athletes want.” On Friday, the world champion opened with a foul but then registered 14.65m in round two. After another foul in round three, she sailed out to 15.29m in round four, breaking her own South American indoor record and moving to second on the world indoor all-time list.
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisAfter enduring temperatures below zero, officials of the United States Coast Guard are warning Northern Michiganders of unstable ice conditions.Due to warming temperatures the coast guard is reminding everyone to use caution if you plan on participating in outdoor winter activities.Everyone should remember to have the correct information on the weather, wear proper clothing to prevent hypothermia, and use safety equipment before going out.Keeping a cell phone in case of an emergency is highly recommended.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious Bay Athletic Club Preps for Fitness Inspired GalaNext Alpena Community College to Host a Number of Events for MLK Day