Cuban pole vaulter Silva wins silver in Golden Gala in Rome

2017-06-09 10:21:38 /

Cuban pole vaulter Silva wins silver in Golden Gala in Rome

Cuban pole vaulter Yarisley Silva won the silver medal in the fourth stop of the Athletics Diamond League, held in Rome, the capital of Italy, in which she achieved her season best.

Silva, runner-up at the London 2012 Olympic Games and world champion at Beijing 2015, jumped 4.75 meters to secure the second place on the pole vault, that earned her seven points for the Diamond league race.

Rio Olympic champion Greek Ekaterini Stefanidi (4.85), won the gold medal; while the bronze medal went to by Eliza McCartney (4.75) from New Zealand.

With that performance, the Cuban athlete got to the podium for the second time since in Doha, Qatar, last May 5, she flew over the 4.65 meter mark that placed her in the third position.

In the Diamond League, the occupants of the top three in each of the modalities add eight, seven and six points, respectively, in the dispute for the final prize, and in descending order accumulate units.

Also on Thursday in Rome Cuban Liadagmis Povea, triple jumper, finished in the sixth place with a season best of 14.15 meters, in an event won by the Venezuelan Yulimar Rojas (14.84), Olympic runner-up last year in the city of Rio de Janeiro.

Colombian Caterine Ibarguen (14.78), winner in Rio de Janeiro, had to settle for the silver medal this time, while bronze went to Olga Rypakova (14.64) from Kazakhstan, according to the site Official of the International Athletics Federation.


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