4.75 Meters Nearer the Sky

Cuba’s female pole vaulter Yarisley Silva finished second with a register of 4.75 meters

By: Javier Rodríguez Perera

Email: digital@juventudrebelde.cu

2017-06-09 | 17:11:55 EST
About two weeks ago I talked with Yarisley’s coach Alexander Navas and he said that his pupil was recovering her best shape little by little. She had just ended third in the first stage of the Diamond League in Qatar, with 4.65 m, and Navas anticipated that after her participation in the fourth stage of the League, she was expected to have better results.
The coach was right in his estimations, and this Thursday, the Cuban vaulter finished second with a 4.75 meter-leap, 10 cm higher than the mark achieved over a month ago in Doha and closer to the 4.80 m demanded to be a strong pretender to the medals in the IAAF World Cup scheduled for next August in London.
In addition the Olympic runner-up and world champion leaped over the IAAF qualification register of 4.55 m for the second time, following a mark achieved in her first attempt which is registered as her season best, and is ranked seventh in the world, while 2016 Olympic champion Greece’s Katerina Stefanidi is the world leader with 4.85 m registered in Rome, with the third place for New Zealander Eliza McCartney, who had the same register as Silva, but in her last attempt.
Triple Jumper Liadagmis Povea finished sixth in this competition with 14.15 m in the sixth attempt over the 14.10 qualification mark for the World Championship this year. That event was dominated by Venezuela’s Yulimar Rojas with a 14.84 m leap.
According to the international competition timetable the Cuban athletes to intervene in the next stage of the Diamond League next Thurday in Norway are discus throwers Denia Caballero and Yaimé Pérez.

Translated by ESTI 

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