Cuban Yargelis Savigne Wins Silver in Doha
In a tough contention with the winner, Kazakhstan's Olga Rypakova (15.14 meters), the Cuban achieved on her fifth jump (14.86) to head the contest the European set the season’s best to win the gold.
Savigne was the pre-competition favorite to the gold for her performance at the World Cup in Berlin, where she was followed by her compatriot Mabel Gay, who finished fifth with 14.30.
The “surest gold medal” of the Cuban delegation turned into silver because, according to coach Milan Matos, Savigne lost strength in the flight after a very strong race at first.
“As a consequence of the race she even stepped on a little earlier than planned, but she had a good competition,” the laureate coach abounded.
Yargelis has not jumped in this season 15 meters and she only had an opportunity to compete in this event during the winter tour of Europe.
In Düsseldorf, Germany, Savigne leapt to the 14.84 meters, so her result today was her year’s best.
The Berlin’s runner-up, Mabel Gay, also got here the most prominent mark of the season, but unsatisfied she barely made any statements.
The bronze medal was won by Russian Anna Pyatykh with 14.64 meters.
By Tony Diaz Susavila (Special Envoy)