Yulimar Rojas, the queen of the TJ, set a NR/WL of 15.03m in Metz in the sixth round. The fifteen meter plus jump was second WL of day! Check out the video!
Meanwhile, double World champion @TeamRojas45 has bounded out to a big indoor NR and a huge WL of a sixth-round 15.03, her second of the day after an earlier second-round 14.94, in the women’s TJ in Metz, France, moving into equal sixth in the all-time indoor lists https://t.co/gmOpZPn34j
— Costas Goulas (@lsabre_Avenger) February 9, 2020
Rojas 15.03 WL
METZ (FRA, Feb 9): Yulimar Rojas became just the eighth jumper in history to surpass the 15 metre line indoors, moving to equal sixth on the world all-time list with 15.03m on her season’s debut in the triple jump at the Meeting Metz Moselle Athlelor. Her three valid jumps were all in excess of 14.90m: 14.94m, 14.91m and 15.03m. Uganda’s Winnie Nanyondo won a competitive 800m in 2:01.70 NR from Swiss teenager Delia Sclabas in 2:01.93 with reigning world champion Halimah Nakaayi a distant sixth in 2:03.27. Ethiopia’s U20 runner Belihu Aregawi provided another highlight, winning the 3000m in 7:36.85 which just missed the world lead and Kenya’s Vincent Kibet won the 1500m in 3:37.95. Arthur Cisse from the Ivory Coast won the 60m in 6.69 (6.66 in the heat) from Christophe Lemaire in 6.71 although the Frenchman did win the 200m in 20.83. Greek veteran Konstadinos Douvalidis won the 60m hurdles in 7.59 from European champion Pascal Martinot-Lagarde in 7.70 and Marthe Koala won the women’s 60m hurdles in 8.13, a national record for Burkina Faso. Other highlights included European U20 400m hurdles champion Femke Bol winning the 400m in 52.47 from Dutch teammate Lieke Klaver in 52.61 and Gambia’s Gina Bass continued her good form with victory in the 60m in 7.21 from Belarusian Krystsina Tsimanouskaya in 7.28.
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