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Venezuela’s Olympic champion Yulimar Rojas sealed a third straight world triple jump crown at the World Championships in Oregon on Monday, While Qatar’s Mutaz Barshim won an unprecedented third successive world high jump gold in style as he cleared a world-leading 2.37 meters with ease as all his rivals struggled to get close.
Rojas, the two-time defending champion, produced the sixth furthest jump of all time with her winning 15.47 meters.
Jamaica’s Shanieka Ricketts took silver with a distant 14.89m and American Tori Franklin claimed bronze (14.72).
Meanwhile, Qatar’s Mutaz Barshim won his third consecutive high jump gold at world championships, cleaing a world-leading 2.37 meters with ease as all his rivals struggled to get close.
Barshim, who famously shared Olympic gold with Italy’s Gianmarco Tamberi last year, jumped beautifully all night to go well beyond his own season’s best of 2.30m.
The title was just about secure after he had cleared 2.35m but he then eased over 2.37m looking almost in slow motion.
With the gold medal then in the bag he had one attempt at a championship record 2.42m but failed.
“Three worlds golds in a row is something that has never have been done before. I feel like I have a name in our sport, but I have been never felt like the greatest one in the field,” added the modest Qatari, who also has two Olympic silvers and a world silver to his name.