Can anyone beat Yulimar Rojas in the women's triple jump?

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GENERAL OVERVIEW

When is the Tokyo 2020 Olympics taking place? The Tokyo 2020 Olympics is taking take place between 23rd July, 2021 and 8th August 2021, although some preliminary events began on 21st July, 2021.

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What TV channel is the Tokyo 2020 Olympics on in the UK? Televised Olympic coverage is shared between BBC and Eurosport so it is worth checking their schedules for the full breakdown.

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EVENT OVERVIEW

What time is the Women’s Triple Jump taking place? 12:20 on Sunday 1st August (UK time)

Where is the Women’s Triple Jump taking place? Olympic Stadium

Who is the reigning Olympic champion in the Women’s Triple Jump? Caterine Ibarguen of Colombia

Who is the current world record holder of the Women’s Triple Jump? Inessa Kravets of Ukraine with a jump of 15.50 metres

WHO ARE THE LEADING MEDAL CONTENDERS?

2016’s silver medal winner Yulimar Rojas is comfortably the heavy favourite to go one step better this year and take the gold medal for Venezuela. It is difficult to outline any more of the leading contenders to take the gold medal because Rojas’ form is exceptional. A season’s best of 15.43 metres is also her personal bet and just short of the world record with her ranking as the number 1 in the world being emboldened with every event she jumps at.

The reigning Olympic champion Caterine Ibarguen will be in medal contention alongside Shanieka Ricketts of Jamaica. Those two are expected to be competing for silver and bronze, though.

TSZ’S PREDICTION

This is going to be a short one because it is expected to be a foregone conclusion. Yuilmar Rojas qualification jump of 14.77 metres was the biggest and she has won the 2019 Pan American Games as well as the 2017 and 2019 World Athletics Championships in Doha and London respectively. She should win this one, too.

TSZ Tip: Yulimar Rojas (Venezuela) to win

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