The historic jump of 15,74 meters with which the Venezuelan Yulimar Rojas set a new record in the Indoor Triple Jump was made official as an absolute record this Wednesday by the World Athletics.
The announcement was made through the social networks of the highest body in world athletics, which also made official the brands of:
- Mondo Duplantis (pole vault)
- Grant Holloway (60 m hurdles)
Yulimar and an unforgettable chapter
The queen of the Triple Jump, Yulimar Rojas, reigned with the aforementioned jump at the World Indoor Athletics Championships in Belgrade, on Sunday, March 20.
He broke his own indoor record of 15,43m (Madrid 2020) and also the outdoor record of 15,67m (Tokyo 2020). One more firm step towards her cherished dream of being the first woman to jump 16 meters.
“The 16 meter mark is my big goal. Every day I try to add one more centimeter to get closer to her," Yulimar said then, in a statement for World Athletics.
"Now I want to focus on the World Cup in Oregon... I think there is a great chance of doing a double, in the long jump and in the triple jump," he warned.
That morning Yulimar also became the first woman in history to be world champion on three consecutive occasions, in her case Portland 2016, Birmingham 2018 and Belgrade 2022.
In his first jump he obtained a record of 15,19 m which made his superiority very clear. He then got:
- A null jump (2nd attempt)
- A mark of 15,04 m (3rd attempt)
- Another null jump (4th attempt)
- A brilliant record of 15,36 m (5th attempt)
- And finally the superb and historic 15,74 m (last attempt)
The whole of Venezuela celebrated the glory of the 26-year-old from Caracas and world athletics once again surrendered at her feet.