Tori Franklin sets U.S. Triple Jump record of 14.84 meters!

Tori Franklin 14.84 US record and WL
BAIE MAHAULT (FRA, May 12): The 14th Guadeloupe International meet top triple jumping. Tori Franklin in second round improved the US record to 14.84 (0.0, also a World lead) and was also better than the previous mark 14.71 by Keturah Orji from Rio Games in third round with 14.78. Second Spanish Ana Peleteiro improved to 14.42 (0.0) with World champion Yulimar Rojas after three fouls not continuing in the competition. Men´s competition had also top level with World indoor medalist Brazilian Almir dos Santos winning with 17.53 (+0.3) PB ahead of Will Claye 17.40 (0.0) and World leader Pedro Pablo Pichardo also 17.40 (0.0). US Omar Craddock got 17.11 as fourth and 2008 Olympic winner Nelson Evora was 8th with 16.62. Donald Thomas of Bahamas cleared 225 to win the high jump. Francine Niyonsaba of Burundi topped the 800 m in 2:01.97 with fellow Olympic medalist Margaret Wambui third 2:02.61. Hicham Sigueni of Morocco won the 3000 m in 7:53.47. In hurdles US wins for Jarret Eaton 13.57 (-0.5) and World champion Kori Carter 13.04 (-0.8). TJ Holmes with 49.25 beat Bershawn Jackson 49.32 in men´s 400 m hurdles. Allyson Felix in season opener won the 100 m in 11.30 (0.0) and in men´s sprint Mike Rodgers beat Bryce Robinson, both with 10.14 (-0.1). Shakima Wimbley was the best in the 400 m in good quality 50.64 ahead of Jade Stepter 51.36 and World Indoor champion Courtney Okolo 51.73.
RunBlogRun opines: So happy to see such a talent as Tori Franklin in the women's TJ for the U.S. Franklin had two jumps in Guadeloupe, 14.84m, 14.78m over the current TJ of Keturah Orji's previous AR of 14.71m. With Orji and Franklin, we should see a US record over 15 meters in the not so distant future.

I have this incredible sense of peace and joy within me right now. Contentment with everything that my life is and a lack of worry for what my future will be. I know that God has a plan for me and will guide every next step for the betterment of my life. So I worry not. I can't tell you how much it means to be WORLD LEADING and to have this American Record. For years I've had this lofty goal out in the distance, one that at times seemed unrealistic. As i'd talk about it with past coaches each one knew it was something I wanted to achieve. To finally do it on May 12th 2018 was above and beyond anything I could've imagined. Its...literally a dream come true. But, I am not finished. I am not finished. God has blessed me with health, with support and with so much love from everyone and for that i am grateful and I thank all of you. Love you to a million billion pieces. LIVE HAPPII #livehappii #takenotice #oiselle #americanrecordholder

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