Monday, 10 March 2014
IAAF World Indoors - women's triple jump and men's long jump final report:
WRITTEN FOR THE IAAF WEBSITE -
Women’s long Jump final report:
France’s Eloyse Leseur more than made up for missing out on a medal in the 2008 edition, flying to a 6.85m surprise victory.
Twelve months after claiming the European indoor title, the 25-year-old captured her first global medal in taking the women’s long jump title in fine style.
The European outdoor champion opened her campaign with 6.72m before leaping 6.74m and then her best effort arrived in the fourth round.
In fact, Leseur snatched the gold medal from Great Britain and Northern Ireland’s Katarina Johnson-Thompson with her fourth attempt, having eclipsed her rival’s 6.81m marker which she put down on her first jump.
The 21-year-old world junior champion will be delighted with the silver medal, following her failure to qualify for the pentathlon event here.
The world heptathlon fifth-placer improved on her 6.75m lifetime best to collect her first major championships medal as a senior, and enjoyed a consistent series with 6.69m, 6.69m, 6.54m, 6.68 and 6.62m also.
Serbia’s world outdoor bronze medallist, Ivana Spanovic was disappointed to leave the competition with the bronze medal with 6.77m, having leapt 6.92m this winter to be billed as the favourite.
Replicating the same distance she registered in the qualifying round yesterday, the 2008 world junior champion and Olympic finalist’s best mark arrived in the sixth and final round.
In fourth place, Great Britain’s Shara Proctor could not repeat her 2012 world indoor bronze medal-winning form, jumping 6.68m – 1cm down on her qualifying distance.
The USA’s world outdoor finalist, Tori Polk finished fifth with 6.61m whilst Poland’s Teresa Dobija claimed sixth position with 6.52m just ahead of Russia’s two-time European indoor champion and 2012 world indoor fourth-placer, Darya Klishina who leapt 6.51m.
Men’s triple jump final report:
Russia’s Lyukman Adams improved on his 2012 world indoor bronze to snatch the 2012 title in a world-leading 17.37m in the sixth and final round.
The 25-year-old Olympic finalist stole the gold medal from Cuba’s Ernesto Reve in the closing moments of the competition to win by a tight 4cm margin.
Having exceeded the 17-metre mark on three occasions with 17.21m in the second round and 17.17m in the fifth, Adams saved his best effort until last as Reve was forced to leave the arena through injury after his third jump.
The 22-year-old 2010 world junior runner-up claimed the silver medal with 17.33m in his debut indoor season ahead of team-mate, Pedro Pablo Pichardo who took the bronze with 17.24m.
The 20-year-old world outdoor silver medallist and 2012 world junior champion unleashed his furthest jump in the final round to push Romania’s 2004 Olympic silver medallist, Marian Oprea into fourth position (17.21m).
The 31-year-old’s bad luck in this championship thus continued, having finished fourth, fifth and sixth, respectively in previous editions.
Meanwhile, Poland’s Karol Hoffman finished fifth with a 16.89m season’s best as US champion, Chris Carter – who has improved by over half a meter this winter to 17.15m – placed sixth with 16.74m.