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Cuban Yarisley Silva Sixth in 5th Stop of Diamond League

Cuban Yarisley Silva Sixth in 5th Stop of Diamond League

Cuban female pole vaulter Yarelis Silva (World Champion in 2015 in Beijing and Olympic runner-up in London in 2012) ended in the 6th place in the competition in the Norwegian capital Thursday, in the 5th stop of the 2018 Diamond League.

 Silva just could go over the height of 4.26 meters in her first appearance in the 2018 Diamond League, far away from the winner, US Sandra Morris, who ended with 4.81. A silver medalist in the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Morris won the competition, and added a total of 8 points, to complete 22, a number of points consolidating her as the leader in this event in the 2018 Diamond League. Russian Anzhelika Zidorova, with 4.71 meters, and Swedish Angelica Bengtsson (4.61), completed the podium with their silver and bronze metals, respectively, for which they added seven and six units, in that order. In the case of the Cuban athlete, she accumulated her first three points in the general table of the modality, because she had not been present in any of the two contests previously convened. Before competing in Oslo, Silva, world indoor monarch in Sopot, Poland, in 2014, won last May the gold medal at the International Urban Pole Vault meeting, in Mexico City, where she reached the height of 4.70 meters. Colombian Caterine Ibargüen, Olympic Champion of Rio de Janeiro in 2016 and universal holder in Moscow 2013 and Beijing 2015, won the triple jump, with a record of 14.89 meters, to stay ahead in the general classification, ahead of Tori Franklin (US, 14.57) and Jamaican Kimberly Williams (14.50). Ibargüen came from winning without difficulties in Shanghai (China), with a jump of 14.80 meters, which gives confidence to face a new season in the Diamond League, in which she could not be in first place last year. The Diamond League will count this year on 12 qualifying rallies for the final, which will have two chapters in the cities of Zurich and Brussels on August 30 and 31.

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