Watch Venezuela's Yulimar Rojas smash world indoor triple jump record in Madrid

Yulimar Rojas won silver at the Rio Olympic Games in 2016 (PA Images)
Yulimar Rojas won silver at the Rio Olympic Games in 2016 (PA Images)
14:01pm, Sun 23 Feb 2020
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Venezuela's Yulimar Rojas has set a new indoor triple world record in Madrid at the final of the World Athletics Indoor Tour meeting.

The 24 year-old two-time world champion recorded 15.43m, breaking Russian Tatyana Lebedeva's previous record set in 2004 by seven centimetres.

She said afterwards: "I’m over the moon, I can’t believe I’m the world record-holder. I want to get home and cry. I need to cry to release the adrenaline I have right now.

"When I managed 15.29m so easily in the fourth round, I thought the record was definitely in my legs."

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