Yulimar Rojas over 15 meters for first time!



Yulimar Rojas, photo by PhotoRun.net

Rojas for first time over 15 m
MADRID (ESP, Jun 23): The 34th Meeting Madrid at Mortalaz Stadium (IAAF World Challenge) was highlighted by new Venezuelan record by Yulimar Rojas 15.02 15.02 (-0.4). She confirmed with that her Rio podium ambitions. Behind her Susana Costa of Portugal 14.31 (+0.2), Dominican republic record for Ana Jose Tima 14.22 (+1.2) and Patricia Mamona 14.17 (+0.4). Another record event was men 100 m. Winner Hassan Taftian clocked national mark for Iran 10.04 (+1.0) and second Bruno Hortelano Spanish record 10.06 (in heats first NR 10.08 +1.4). Third Kemar Hyman 10.13 (in heats 10.12 +1.5). In men 400 m national records for top two, Nery Brenes of Costarica 44.60 and Slovenian Luka Janezic 45.22. Orlando Ortega confirmed good hurdles shape with 13.17 (+0.9) over German Gregor Traber 13.37. US Jeshua Anderson won the 400 m hurdles 48.96 just edging Eric Cray of Philippines 48.98 NR, third Sergio Fernandez improved to 49.02 and fourth Rasmus Magi comes into shape 49.04. Amel Tuka with great finish won the 800 m 1:45.23 beating by 0.01 Antoine Gakeme of Burundi 1:45.24 and 2013 World champion Mohamed Aman 1:45.62. Other men winners Benson Seureui of Bahrain 3000 m (7:50.65), Norway´s Erik Dolve 550 pole vault, German Fabian Heinle long jump 801 (+1.8) and Austrian Lukas Weisshaidinger discus 64.42. Home star Ruth Beitia beat on count back Italian Alessia Trost, 193 for both. Rest of the women events had overseas winners. Nigerian Blessing Okagbare who is missing African Champs 11.09 (+1.0) over Ecuador´s Angela Tenorio 11.13. Canadian Carline Muir 400 m PB 51.05 ahead of Catia Azevedo Portugal record 51.63. Cuban Rose Mary Almanza topped the 800 m in 2:00.22 beating Ukrainian Nataliya Lupu 2:00.36 and Iceland´s Anita Hinriksdottir 2:00.86. Ethiopian Birtukan Fente got the steeple 9:42.64 and Chinese Li Lingwei javelin 61.96.

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