Monday 21 September, 2020

LONDON 2017: No medals for Jamaica in women's triple jump

National champion Kimberley Williams

National champion Kimberley Williams

The Jamaican pair of Shanieka Ricketts and national champion Kimberley Williams finished eighth and 10th in the women's triple jump final at the 2017 IAAF World Championships in London on Monday.

The 25-year-old Ricketts had a best jump of 14.13 metres, which she achieved on her first attempt. Three of her other five attempts were also over 14 metres.

Williams only had three attempts, one of which was a foul jump. Her best effort was 14.01 metres, achieved on her first jump.

In an exciting fight for the medals, 21-year-old Yulimar Rojas edged Olympic champion Caterine Ibarguen by two centimetres for gold.

Royas won Venezuela's first ever world title with a mark of 14.91 metres on her penultimate attempt, beating the defending champion's earlier mark of 14.89.

Olga Rypakova, the 2012 Olympic champion, took bronze with a jump of 14.77 metres.


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