Silva on Tiptoes in Stockholm

Cuban pole vaulter Yarisley Silva reaffirmed Thursday that is in an excellent time

By: Juventud Rebelde

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2015-07-31 | 12:45:11 EST
Silva is now third in the overall standings with seven points, behind the Kyiuakopoúlou, leading the league with 16 points, and Murer (10).Silva is now third in the overall standings with seven points, behind the Kyiuakopoúlou, leading the league with 16 points, and Murer (10). Photo: APZoom
Cuban pole vaulter Yarisley Silva was able to prevail on Thursday during the twelfth stop of the Diamond League Athletics, held in Stockholm, Sweden, to reaffirm that it is in an excellent time.

According to a Prensa Latina cable, Silva, from Pinar del Rio, world indoor champion and recently winner of the Pan American Games in Toronto, vaulted 4.81 meters, to poach the title of the competition.

On the podium she was escorted by Greek Nikoleta Kyiuakopoúlou (4.76), while Brazil's Fabiana Murer (4.71) was third.

Silva is now third in the overall standings with seven points, behind the Kyiuakopoúlou, leading the league with 16 points, and Murer (10).

This victory confirms the Cuban, Olympic silver in London 2012, as one of the major contenders in the Beijing World Cup, especially after revalidating continental supremacy in Toronto.

For her part, Cuban Rose Mary Almanza ended seventh in the 800 meters with a time of 2: 02.58 minutes, won by the French Renelle Lamote (1: 59.91).

In other results, the Colombian Caterine Ibarguen won the triple jump, her 28th consecutive victory.
Ibarguen, world champion and Olympic silver medallist, got the win with a mark of 14.69 meters, ahead of the London 2012 Olympic champion, Kazakhstan's Olga Rypakova (14,30).

Also, the Jamaican sprinter Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, world and Olympic holder, won the 100 meters with a time of 10.93 seconds to beat American Tori Bowie (11.05) and Jamaican Natasha Morrison (11.22).

Fraser-Pryce now dominates the overall standings with 12 points, followed by the Nigerian Blessing Okagbare with eight.

In addition, the Panamanian Alonso Edward won the 200 meters with a time of 20.04 seconds, while Trinidadian Machel Cedenio dominated the 400 meters with a time of 44.97 seconds, ahead of the Dominican Luguelín Santos (45.21).

Similarly, the Briton Greg Rutherford won the long jump with 8.34 meters, and American JaCorian Duffield managed to exceed 2.32 meters in the high jump, ahead of Qatari Mutaz Essa Barshim (2.29).

Translated by ESTI

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