• 20 y/o Yulimar Rojas wins triple jump; becomes first ever global gold winner for Venezuela
Venezuelan Yulimar Rojas won the first gold medal for her country as she took the IAAF World Athletics Indoor Championships triple jump crown on Saturday morning in Portland, Oregon.
Yulimar Rojas made only one successful jump of 14.41m on her second attempt to take World Athletics Championships Indoor Gold. At age of 20 Rojas set another record by becaming the youngest athlete ever to win women's triple jump world title indoors or outdoors.
Silver medal and the first medal at these championships for Germany won the 25-year-old Kristin Gierich after she she leaped 14.30m in 5th round and moved to bronze position Greece jumper Paraskeví Papahristou 14.15m.
The world indoor championships will continue later today with many exciting finals.
Day 3 evening session events
M Triple Jump Final
M 60 Metres Hurdles Heats
W Shot Put Final
W 60 Metres Semi-Final
M High Jump Final
M 800 Metres Final
W 400 Metres Final
M 400 Metres Final
W 1500 Metres Final
M 1000 Metres Heptathlon
W 60 Metres Final
Women's Triple Jump Results
|1||Yulimar ROJAS VEN||14.41|
|2||Kristin GIERISCH GER||14.30|
|4||Keturah ORJI USA||14.14|
|5||Elena PANTUROIU ROU||14.11|
|6||Kristiina MÄKELÄ FIN||14.07|
|7||Jeanine ASSANI ISSOUF FRA||14.07|
|8||Shanieka THOMAS JAM||13.95|
|9||Keila COSTA BRA||13.94|
|10||Christina EPPS USA||13.68|
|11||Ana PELETEIRO ESP||13.59|
|12||Carmen TOMA ROU||13.31|
|13||Iryna VASKOUSKAYA BLR||13.28|
|14||Sanna NYGÅRD FIN||13.21|
|Ayanna ALEXANDER TTO||NM|