• 20 y/o Yulimar Rojas wins triple jump; becomes first ever global gold winner for Venezuela

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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

See full championships results here.

Women's Triple Jump Results

POS ATHLETE MARK
1 Yulimar ROJAS VEN 14.41
2 Kristin GIERISCH GER 14.30
3 ParaskevíPAPAHRÍSTOU GRE 14.15
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
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