Yulimar Rojas, who on Monday became the first woman to win six world titles in triple jump, by winning in Oregon, United States with a record of 15,47 meters in the open air, will return to the track at the tenth stop of the Diamond League, which will be played in Monaco on August 10.
The Tokyo 2020 Olympic champion and world record holder with a mark of 15,74 meters, achieved last March in Belgrade, will go to the Diamond League, of which she is also champion, with the firm intention of becoming the first triple jumper to exceed 16 meters.
“My most important goal is for the 16 meters and I know I'm close. I feel like I have it on my legs, but details have to be adjusted. I hope to get closer to that barrier in my next competitions”, declared the woman from Caracas.
Rojas, now has three outdoor World Championship golds (2017, 2019 and 2022) and another three indoors (2016, 2018 and 2022).
For revenge in Monaco
In Monaco, Rojas will seek to get even for the only setback he has suffered since winning the gold medal in Tokyo.
On July 9 of last year, the National athlete achieved the best jump on this track with a record of 15,12 meters, but the victory was not for her because of the format of the competition.
In the Final 3, among the three best, the Jamaican Shanieka Ricketts won with just 14,29 meters, since the jumps of Yulimar Rojas and the Portuguese Patricia Mamona were not valid.
With a privileged physique (1,92 tall, 72 kilos), and under the baton of Cuban jumper Iván Pedroso, who won nine world titles, Yulimar ran out of rivals years ago, as if she had a meter advantage before starting the Test.
Her next World Cup will be in August 2023 in Budapest, Hungary, on an indoor track.