CARACAS (VEN): After winning silver at the Rio Olympics last summer, Yulimar Rojas is targeting triple jump gold in Tokyo 2020. “Venezuela isn’t a country that can win lots of medals, such as the US. But for the few that we do have, the feeling we hold dear in our hearts. From that moment I knew I wanted to be a heroine to my land. It was a great duel [with Caterine Ibarguen]. It was a fantastic night for me. It was a dream to have an Olympic medal on my chest – a day I will never forget. But it gave me a goal: to hear the Venezuelan national anthem in Tokyo in 2020,” she told the IAAF.
RunBlogRun opines: Yulimar Rojas is a talented athlete with huge focus and heart. Her TJ technique continues to improve. Her duels with Caterine Ibarguen are classic athlete versus athlete, all on the table and see who can outdo who. This is the essence of what our sport is all about: the competition. Rojas has, if she so desires, many years of competition in front of her.