Preview of Meeting Lievin Women’s Long Jump
Yulimar Rojas, the world’s best triple jumper, will compete in the long jump for the first time in this edition of the World Indoor Tour Gold. Ivan Pedroso’s Venezuelan star won the Olympic gold medal in the triple jump, breaking the world record with a leap of 15.67 meters. Following the Olympic Games, the 2020 World Athlete of the Year won two Diamond League contests, with 15.56m in Lausanne and 15.48m in Zurich. Rojas broke the world indoor record with a jump of 15.43m during the World Indoor Tour competition in Madrid.
In the long jump, Rojas leaped to a wind-assisted 7.27m and a legal PB of 6.88m in the Spanish Club Championships in La Nucia last year. She started her 2022 season with a leap of 6.55m in Madrid last weekend.
Rojas will face Ukraine’s Maryna Beck Romanchuk, who won the European Indoor gold medal in 2021 and the world outdoor silver medal with 6.92m. Beck Romanchuk recently leaped to 14.34m in the triple jump and will compete for the first time in the long jump this winter.
The Ukrainian jumper finished second at the European outdoor Championships in Berlin in 2018 and sixth in the Tokyo 2021 Olympic Games. She has personal bests of 6.96 meters inside and 6.93 meters outdoors. Nastassia Mironchyk Ivanova, who won the European Indoor silver medal in Glasgow 2019 and has PBs of 7.08m outdoors and 6.93m indoors, is among the other notables. Maria Vicente of Spain, the 2019 European Under 20 heptathlon champion, achieved a new long jump record of 6.70m in January. Noor Vidts of Belgium, who came fourth in the heptathlon at the Olympic Games, won the US Indoor title in 2020 and finished fourth at the World Indoor Championships in Birmingham in 2018.
Akela Jones from Barbados, who won the World under 20 gold medal in Eugene 2014, and Frenchwoman Maelly Dalmat, who finished fourth in the European Under 23 Championships in Tallin 2021.
By Watch Athletics