Catherine Ibargüen has been eliminated from Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 after failing to pass its third jump in participation. After becoming the current champion, she was the first to start jumping and achieved 14.25 as the starting point. This was immediately erased by Ylimar Rojas who hit 15.41 and even went down in history as he set an Olympic record.
And this situation was well received by the other runners, who responded in the first round with numbers of 14.91, such as Patricia Mamona, or even Spain’s Ana Pelletiero who got 14.55, then achieved 14.77 in the second. Attempt.
Catherine’s second jump wasn’t the most anticipated as she made 14.01, a number that wasn’t enough to leave eighth place and strive to reach the next final round. For this reason, there was only one option left for an athlete who wanted to remain a champion.
Ibargüen tried everything, but did not improve his first jump and made 14.19 on his last chance; She had to wait for other athletes to participate to confirm whether or not she would be in the next stage of the final.
Yulímar Rojas, Patricia Mamona and Ana Pelletiero remained in the top three in the race for medals, although the third jump of the three wasn’t as good.
Catherine Ibargüen and her participation in Tokyo 2020
Catherine Ibargüen In Tokyo 2020 Live Online | LIVE Follow the women’s triple jump final Tokyo 2020, this Sunday, August 1, from 6:15 a.m. (Peruvian and Colombian time) at the Olympic Stadium in Tokyo. The broadcast of one of today’s most attractive events will be responsible for Marca Claro, Claro Sports and Caracol.
Ibarguen, the 2016 triple jump champion in Rio de Janeiro, expressed her positive appreciation for reaching the final of the Olympic Games in Tokyo, although she could not make a good impression, and confirmed that she enjoys competing in Japan because she “You never know if there will be tomorrow”.
The current Olympic champion stayed in her first jump at 14.02 metres. He improved by six centimeters per second, but before the third he got out. She had to get her best, on the last try, to finish third in the group with a mark of 14.37, a record low from an initial low of 14.40.
Catherine Ibargüen in the triple jump final in Tokyo 2020: schedules and channels
Mexico – 6:15 am – Marca Claro and Claro Sports
PERU – 6:15 am – Marca Claro and Claro Sports
Ecuador – 6:15 am – Marca Claro and Claro Sports
COLOMBIA – 6:15 am – Caracol, Marca Claro, Claro Sports
BOLIVIA – 7:15 AM – Marca Claro and Claro Sports
Venezuela – 7:15 am – Marca Claro and Claro Sports
Paraguay – 7:15 am – Marca Claro and Claro Sports
Chile – 7:15 am – Marca Claro and Claro Sports
Argentina – 8:15 am – Marca Claro and Claro Sports
Uruguay – 8:15 am – Marca Claro and Claro Sports
Brazil – 8:15 am – Marca Claro and Claro Sports
Spain – 1:15 pm
“It was not the best jump but I am very happy, everything is fine. I managed to qualify for the final and now I am waiting for Sunday to see how it goes,” Said the Colombian athlete, in the mixed area of the fence.
The player from Antioquia arrived in Tokyo with a record of the year off her best jump (13.86) and dropped to 57th on the world list, after a season recovering from her injuries.
“It was very difficult to be in Tokyo but now that I come here I hope to always do my best for my country. We have to be very positive and keep fighting for Colombia”I acknowledge.
In the final of the triple jump, Catherine Ibarguen will meet Venezuelan Yulimar Rojas, the 2016 Rio Olympics runner-up, and Spain’s Ana Pelletiero, who reached the final in Tokyo with a jump of 14.62 metres.
With information from EFE.