Yulimar Rojas Breaks Indoor Triple Jump World Record

Yulimar Rojashas earned her place in the sports record books…

The 24-year-old Venezuelan athlete, an Olympic silver medalist at the 2016 Rio Games, has broken the indoor triple jump world record.

Yulimar Rojas

The two-time world champion had a jump of 15.43 meters, 7 centimeters more than the previous record held by Russian Tatyana Lebedeva since 2004.

Yulimar Rojas

“I’m over the moon,” Rojas said. “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.”

The jump at the Villa de Madridmeeting was 2 centimeters better than Rojas’ outdoor personal best, and the second best overall behind the outdoor world record of 15.50 meters held by Ukrainian Inessa Kravetssince 1995.