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Yulimar Rojas sets world record in triple jump and wins gold medal at Tokyo Olympics


TOKYO (AP) — Yulimar Rojas of Venezuela set a world record with her final attempt to win the women’s triple jump gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics. Rojas finished the competition with a mark of 15.67 meters to break a record set in 1995. Inessa Kravets of Ukraine held the record at 15.50. Rojas broke the Olympic record of 15.39 with her first attempt in the final. The two-time world champion won a silver medal at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics. Patricia Mamona of Portugal took silver and Ana Peleteiro of Spain won bronze.

Associated Press


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