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Yulimar Rojas and Fraser-Pryce shine in Lausanne

Yulimar Rojas and Fraser-Pryce shine in Lausanne

Yulimar Rojas taught again in the triple jump.

The charismatic Venezuelan won Thursday the fair Athletissima of the Diamond League.

With the wind very in favor, Rojas registered 15.56 meters, falling just 11 centimeters short of the world record that he set when he consecrated himself at the beginning of the month at the Tokyo Olympics.

“I am totally convinced that I will be able to break my world record again in Zurich,” said Rojas about the finals of the Diamond League circuit to be played on September 8 and 9.

Rojas jumped to 15.52 meters on her second chance, surpassing by two centimeters the previous world record of 15.50 of the Ukrainian Inessa Kravets, which was in force from 1995 until the Olympic final on August 1. That day, Rojas reached the distance of 15.67.

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Under the format of the Diamond League, the victory is defined with the last three jumps and in those Reds it was the best with a record of 15.11.

The other great protagonist of the joust in Lausanne was the Jamaican Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, who claimed victory in the 100 meters with the third best time of all time, of 10.60 seconds.

Fraser-Pryce, 34, edged out compatriot and Olympic champion Elaine Thompson-Herah, who was four hundredths behind. A downwind of 1.7 meters per second met the legal limit.

Fraser-Pryce’s time cut by three hundredths his previous personal record, set in Jamaica in June and nine years after winning his second Olympic title in the 100.

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“It’s been a long season, but I never give up, I keep working hard and committed to the mission,” said Fraser-Pryce.

Both women improved their times since Thompson-Herah revalidated the Olympic gold in Tokyo with a scintillating 10.61. Fraser-Pryce took silver with 10.74.

Fraser-Pryce is hitting her best times four years after giving birth to a boy.

“I am happy to be able to show that a woman can compete, start a family and come back,” he said. (AP)

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