Venezuelan athlete Yulimar Rojas took part in the ninth meeting of the Diamond League in Monaco this afternoon, where she tried unsuccessfully to qualify in the long jump for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games because she did not reach the required distance To for the Olympic discipline.
The Creole record-holder’s record was a zero first attempt, 6.52 meters in the second jump and 6.61 meters in the third, falling short of her 2021 best mark of 6.88 meters in the long jump.
Yulimar Rojas, TODAY: What distance did he need?
To qualify for the long jump competition at next year’s Olympics, the Morena de Oro had to cover a distance of 6.86 metres. According to World Athletics, he needed a length of 6.85 meters for the World Athletics Championships, which will take place in Budapest in August.
It is worth mentioning that Yulimar has already qualified for Paris 2024 in the triple jump. He did so by winning the gold medal at the 2023 Central American and Caribbean Games with a jump of 15.16 meters on his first attempt. She is world champion in this category and will travel to France to defend her gold medal won in Tokyo 2020.
The support of the Venezuelan Olympic Committee
The Venezuelan Olympic Committee (COV) released an encouraging message for the athlete from Caracas. In that letter, they assured him that he would achieve his goal of qualifying for next year’s Olympics, where Yulimar hopes to win two gold medals in both the triple jump and long jump.
The Venezuelan Olympic team shows full confidence in the athlete. photo shoot
When will Yulimar Rojas compete again?
Team Rojas announced that the world champion will continue to train for her next competitions. That includes the 11th meeting of the Diamond League in Zurich on August 31 – where he has a new chance to advance to Paris 2024 in the long jump – and also the definition in Eugene, Oregon on September 16-17 – where he is aiming for the triple triple jump championship.
The Creole record holder is the holder of the triple jump world record with 15.74 meters. Photo: Twitter/TeamRojas45
What was the last achievement of Yulimar Rojas?
The native athlete prevailed at the eighth meeting of the Diamond League on Sunday, July 16. In the triple jump, she reached a distance of 15.18 meters, with which she won a gold medal and was awarded the best mark of the 2023 season.