Yulimar Rojas has claimed the first Gold medal for Venezuela in this year’s Olympics. She achieved the medal in women’s triple jump covering a distance of 15.67m. Rojas also became the first Venezualan woman to achieve an Olympics Gold.
Yulimar’s 15.67m jump is a world record in women’s triple jump as she surpassed Inessa Kravets, who set the record at 15.50m in 1995. Patricia Mamona from Portugal won the silver medal covering a distance of 15.01m while the bronze medal went to Ana Peleteiro from Spain.