Yulimar Rojas of Venezuela reclaimed her indoor triple jump world record with the longest jump in history in any setting, leaping 15.74 meters at the world indoor track and field championships.
Rojas, who has won every major title since finishing second in the 2016 Olympics, broke her previous world indoor record of 15.43 meters set in 2020 by more than a foot.
Her outdoor world record is 15.67 meters, which she set at the Tokyo Olympics.
“The 16-meter mark is my big goal,” said Rojas, who hopes to compete in the long jump and triple jump at the World Outdoor Championships this summer “Every day, I try to add another centimeter to get closer.”
Rojas’ record-breaking jump came on the final jump of the competition in Belgrade on Sunday, just as it did in Tokyo.
Since September 2019, the 6-foot-2 star has only lost one triple jump competition.
Isaiah Harris also completed his preliminary round 4x400m anchor leg despite suffering an upper right leg injury with about 175 meters to go. He was determined to keep second place, giving the United States a chance to advance to the final, but the Americans were unable to do so in time.
Selemon Barega of Ethiopia, the Olympic men’s 10,000m gold medalist, won the 3000m by.25 seconds over countryman Lamecha Girma.