SAN SALVADOR.- Yulimar Rojas led a list of four athletes who qualified for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games in athletics, after the fifth date of this sport, in the Central American and Caribbean Games San Salvador 2023.
The six-time Triple Jump World Champion, obtained her ticket to next year’s Olympic Games, by jumping 15.16 meters in her first opportunity at the Jorge “El Mágico” González National Stadium.
With that mark, the Olympic champion registered the new Games record.
“It has been a spectacle to see the Mágico González recovered, especially the track, which is wonderful. If it were up to me, I would come again to compete and jump again”, said the Olympic champion to Centro Caribe Sports.
For Yulimar, this is her third competition of the year, and her first over 15 meters, where she did not hide her joy of representing her country in the Central American and Caribbean Games San Salvador 2023.
She pointed out that her next challenge will be the Diamond League in Silesia on July 16, where she will visit Poland for the first time in her career.
Leyanis Perez of Cuba, took second place in the competition and also qualified for Paris 2024, with a 14.75 meters in her first attempt, her fifth jump being the best with 14.98 meters.
Third place went to Liadagmis Povea, who jumped 14.85 meters in her third attempt, sealing her qualification to the 2024 Olympic Games, her best time of the event.
Alexander Ogando of the Dominican Republic was the fourth Athletics athlete who, on Wednesday, July 5, qualified for Paris 2024, after winning the 200-meter dash with a time of 19.99 seconds, close to the Games record of 19.96.
To date, six track and field athletes have qualified for the Paris Olympics, including Natalia Linares of Colombia in the long jump and Jasmine Camacho-Quinn of Puerto Rico in the 100m hurdles.