The Olympic athlete and world record holder, Yulimar Rojas, will debut this Saturday at the World Athletics Championships in Eugene at 1:30 pm in Venezuela. The Venezuelan will defend her triple jump champion title that she won in the last edition of this same tournament.
“I have been defending the crown as champion and that motivates me much more, I really want my participation to begin,” Rojas said in a video posted on Twitter.
In addition, he expressed that he feels very happy to be in Eugene, a city in Oregon (United States): «I am happy to be here in my third consecutive outdoor world championship and to be in Oregon, a city that already brings me beautiful memories , because he saw me in my beginnings during my first junior world championship ».
I tell you that I’m happy
The first date is tomorrow in @WCHoregon22
?16 classification ⏱ Venezuela 13:30.
? 18 ?final ⏱ Venezuela 9:20 p.m. pic.twitter.com/PSYOJKFsfK
– Yulimar Rojas (@TeamRojas45) July 15, 2022
With two world records broken in less than a year, Rojas competes against herself tirelessly pursuing her great personal goal: to be the first triple jumper to fly up to 16 meters.
“I was born to jump 16 meters,” proclaimed the Venezuelan on March 20 in Belgrade. “Nothing is impossible, that’s my motto and that’s what I believe.”
That day in Belgrade he not only won his third gold in an indoor world championship, to which he now wants to add a third in the open air in Eugene, but also expanded his own world record for the discipline to 15.74 meters.
That mark improved by seven centimeters that of his memorable performance a year ago at the Tokyo Olympics, on the night of his consecration in the Olympus of athletics.
The charismatic jumper continues to advance towards the stratospheric 16 meters and is not intimidated by being one of the great focuses of the World Cup, at the level of superstars such as the Swedish pole vaulter Armand Duplantis, the Jamaican sprinters Elaine Thompson-Herah and Shelly- Ann Fraser-Pryce or the Dutch long-distance runner Sifan Hassan.