Colombia and Venezuela take gold and silver in women’s triple jump

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A post by Peter Jordens.

Colombia’s Caterine Ibargüen leapt 15.17 meters to snatch a gold medal in the women’s triple jump on Sunday, fending off Venezuela’s Yulimar Rojas to continue her dominance in the event. The two-time world champion Ibargüen was hot-favorite going into the Rio Games and produced a season’s best jump in the fourth round of the final to take gold.

Rojas’ best of 14.98m, also in the fourth round, was enough for silver. Kazakhstan’s London Olympics champion Olga Rypakova pulled off the two best jumps of her season, but her 14.74m in the fifth round was only good enough for bronze.

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