Madrid 2022: Preview of Triple Jump World Indoor Tour Meeting
Yulimar Rojas, the world and Olympic champion, returns to the Centro Deportivo Municipal Gallur, where she set the world indoor record with a leap of 15.43 meters in February 2020.
The Venezuelan triple jumper will participate in the triple jump for the first time since she jumped 15.48 meters in the Wanda Diamond League final in Zurich in September. Rojas won the Olympic gold medal in Tokyo last August, improving his global outdoor record to 15.67 meters.
Rojas trains in Guadalajara, barely 66 kilometers from Madrid, under the direction of four-time world outdoor long jump champion Ivan Pedroso. She began the 2022 season with a win in the long jump at the World Indoor Tour meeting in Liévin, with an indoor personal best of 6.81m.
Yulimar Rojas: “I have been working hard. What motivates me now is becoming world champion. I hope to have a good competition over the 15 metres barrier. I think I have good shape, and I am very motivated to produce a big jump for the fans. I don’t want to say a specific mark but I will do my best”.
Rojas will line up against Liadagmis Povea from Cuba, who finished fifth at the Olympic Games in Tokyo with 14.70m, and Nubia Soares from Brazil, who won the South American title in 2017 with 14.42m.
By Watch Athletics