Yulimar Rojas of Venezuela had excessive hopes coming into these Video games.
Rojas, a triple jumper, thought she might make a bid for the world file, which had stood for 26 years. In doing so, she additionally thought she might turn out to be the primary lady from Venezuela to win an Olympic gold medal. She received the silver medal within the occasion on the 2016 Rio Video games.
On Sunday night in Tokyo, she did each. Rojas, 26, leapt 15.67 meters, shattering the 1995 file of 15.50 set by Inessa Kravets of Ukraine.
Rojas started sprinting in pleasure after realizing her accomplishment, placing her arms over her face in awe.
Patrícia Mamona of Portugal received the silver, and Ana Peleteiro of Spain got here in third.