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Drama at the Olympic Stadium as the women’s triple jump world record is broken, high jump gold shared and heartache for Zharnel Hughes in the 100m


There was a lot of drama inside the Olympic stadium on Sunday afternoon.

Gold medals were presented for the men’s 100m, the high jump and the women’s triple jump.

Rojas broke the women’s triple jump world record
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Yulimar Rojas set a new world record en route to gold in the women’s triple jump.

The Venezuelan catapulted to first place with an effort of 15.41m on her very first jump of the evening and, on her last attempt with the already guaranteed gold, she scored 15.67m.

It was 0.17m better than the previous benchmark, set by Inessa Kravets in 1995.

Drama at the Olympic Stadium as the women’s triple jump world record is broken, high jump gold shared and heartache for Zharnel Hughes in the 100m
There were common Olympic high jump champions

A thrilling men’s high jump final saw the gold medal remarkably split between two athletes.

There was nothing to separate between Qatari Mutaz Barshim and Italian Gianmarco Tamberi.

The two did not miss the 2.37m and agreed to share the gold.

They could have opted for a play-off to designate an absolute winner, but both are now Olympic co-champions.

Drama at the Olympic Stadium as the women’s triple jump world record is broken, high jump gold shared and heartache for Zharnel Hughes in the 100m
Hughes was disqualified from the 100m final
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The 100m final followed moments later and Zharnel Hughes of the GB team was in heartbreak.

His false start meant he was out of the race with Italian Marcell Jacobs winning gold with a personal best 9.80 seconds.

Drama at the Olympic Stadium as the women’s triple jump world record is broken, high jump gold shared and heartache for Zharnel Hughes in the 100m
A new 100 m champion has been crowned
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It has been a brilliant sporting year for the Italians as they add these two gold medals to their success at Euro 2020 in football.

American Fred Kerley was second in 9.84 and Canadian Andre De Grasse bronze in 9.89.

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