11 July, 2019

City Jump - Herculis EBS Monaco

For the first day of the Meeting Herculis EBS, the Port Hercule welcomed a triple jump event of high level.

In the women tripe jump event, the Venezuelan Yulimar ROJAS took the win with a great jump of 14m98, only a few centimeters behind her world lead of 15m06, set in Huelva. Lidagmis POVEA finished 2nd with 14m71 and Shanieka RICKETTS was 3rd with a nice jump of 14m67. She was followed by Kimberley WILLIAMS who established her best mark of the season in 14m56. The local Rouguy DIALLO’s performance should also be mentioned; jumping 14m20, the niçoise set a new season best. 

At the end of the competition, Yulimar said she loved competing in this unique atmosphere. “I’m very happy with the idea to stage the Triple Jump event on the Port of Monaco because it will bring people more into the athletics world. It will help people to know athletics and it’s great for people to know what the triple jump is. I hope it helped them to learn more about this event. I needed a few jumps to get used to the track, but once I was all set, I was very happy.”

©FMA / HerculisEBS - Etienne Fiacre