Ana Peleteiro makes the big leap to the triple final

Ana Peleteiro will jump this Sunday (1:15 pm Spanish time) in the Olympic triple jump final after showing a competitive pulse and nerves of steel in qualifying, the usual graveyard for those who do not overcome the pressure of high competition. It was not the case of the Galician jumper, who reaches this final in a great moment. The medals are very expensive, but Peleteiro, surely the best female argument of Spanish athletics in these Games, does not renounce anything.

Nothing to object to his performance in qualifying. She started with a 14.34 that placed her already in the cut of the best for the final, and achieved the capital Q, that is, the mark required to not have to jump anymore, on her second attempt, with 14.62 meters that They are his best personal brand and also the best Spanish outdoor brand ever. The absolute record for Spain is held by herself with 14.73 on the indoor track since 2019.

Having achieved the goal, Ana does not go down in the final. “It is a personal record and in the Games. I am very happy, I cannot ask for more from a qualification. The final, on Sunday, will be another roll, and everyone will go to fight with claws and teeth. I will also do it, I will go with claws , teeth and knives “.

Peleteiro signed his best mark ever outdoors (14.62)

Peleteiro signed his best mark ever outdoors (14.62)


In another league, the Venezuelan Yulimar rojas appears in the same test. The Barça athlete, exclusive favorite for gold and who knows if capable of breaking here the world record that has resisted in the lists since 1995 (Inessa Kravets, 15.50), only took off her sweatshirt to make a jump, 14.77 without even catch the table. 40 centimeters lost his mark with that bad beat, which means that he was once again above 15 meters, an inaccessible level for almost all the others.

The mixed relay, finalist

The quartet formed by Samuel García, Laura Bueno, Aauri Bokesa and Bernat Erta gave a pleasant surprise by qualifying for the 4×400 mixed relay final with a time of 3: 13.29, a new record for Spain, which gave them one of the two places. repechage. He was helped by the disqualification, in the first series, of the United States and the Dominican Republic. The first three of each series went directly to the final, and the Spanish brand was only surpassed by four teams in the second series.

In the women’s 5,000 semifinals, the Spanish Lucía Rodríguez, a debutant in some Games, was eliminated, despite achieving the best mark of her life (15: 26.19), running alone the second half of the race won by the great favorite, the Dutch Sifan Hassan, with 14: 47.89. Rodríguez finished 16th and satisfied “because of the attitude I have had. I have stayed as long as possible in the race, I have made the decision to go forward, I have suffered a lot of wear, but I am satisfied with the race”