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Athletics at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Summer Games:

Women's Triple Jump

Athletics at the 2016 Summer Games: Previous Summer Games

Events:

Host City: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Venue(s): João Havelange Olympic Stadium, Engenho de Dentro, Rio de Janeiro
Date Started: August 13, 2016
Date Finished: August 14, 2016

Gold: COL Caterine Ibargüén
Silver: VEN Yulimar Rojas
Bronze: KAZ Olga Rypakova

Summary

The heavy favorite was Colombian [Caterine Ibargüen], who was the 2013 and 2015 World Champion and had won 34 consecutive meets until losing in a Diamond League meet in June 2016. In the final, the lead in round one was taken by Kazakh [Olga Rypakova] with 14.73, with Ibargüen in third with 14.65, also trailing American [Keturah Orji] at 14.71. Ibargüen bounded 15.03 in round two and the event was over, as nobody would better that mark. She improved to 15.17 in round four, the gold medal winning mark. Ibargüen’s gold medal was added to her London Olympic silver.

Venezuelan [Yulimar Rojás] had moved into third in round three with 14.87, and improved again in round four with 14.98, to take the silver medal. Rypakova slightly improved in round five with 14.74 to take bronze.

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Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Caterine Ibargüén 32 Colombia COL Gold
2 Yulimar Rojas 20 Venezuela VEN Silver
3 Olga Rypakova 31 Kazakhstan KAZ Bronze
4 Keturah Orji 20 United States USA
5 Hanna Knyazyeva-Minenko 26 Israel ISR
6 Patrícia Mamona 27 Portugal POR
7 Kimmie Williams 27 Jamaica JAM
8 Paraskevi Papakhristou 27 Greece GRE
9 Susana Costa 31 Portugal POR
10 Anna Jagaciak 26 Poland POL
11 Kristin Gierisch 25 Germany GER
12 Kristiina Mäkelä 23 Finland FIN
13 r1/2 Jenny Elbe 26 Germany GER
14 r1/2 Shanieka Thomas 24 Jamaica JAM
15 r1/2 Christina Epps 25 United States USA
16 r1/2 Elena Panțuroiu 21 Romania ROU
17 r1/2 Dana Velďáková 35 Slovakia SVK
18 r1/2 Olha Saladukha 33 Ukraine UKR
19 r1/2 Jeanine Assani Issouf 23 France FRA
20 r1/2 Yosiry Urrutia 30 Colombia COL
21 r1/2 Andrea Geubelle 25 United States USA
22 r1/2 Gabriela Petrova 24 Bulgaria BUL
23 r1/2 Núbia Soares 20 Brazil BRA
24 r1/2 Keila Costa 33 Brazil BRA
25 r1/2 Liadagmis Povea 20 Cuba CUB
26 r1/2 Ruslana Tsykhotska 30 Ukraine UKR
27 r1/2 Ana José 26 Dominican Republic DOM
28 r1/2 Dariya Derkach 23 Italy ITA
29 r1/2 Yekaterina Ektova 23 Kazakhstan KAZ
30 r1/2 Cristina Bujin 28 Romania ROU
31 r1/2 Irina Vaskovskaya 25 Belarus BLR
32 r1/2 Patricia Sarrapio 33 Spain ESP
33 r1/2 Irina Litvinenko-Ektova 29 Kazakhstan KAZ
34 r1/2 Li Xiaohong 21 China CHN
35 r1/2 Nataliya Vyatkina 29 Belarus BLR
36 r1/2 Joëlle Mbumi Nkouindjin 30 Cameroon CMR
37 r1/2 Thea LaFond 22 Dominica DMA