Yulimar Rojas among athletes to impress at Pan-American Games – weekly round-up

Coverage from the Games in Lima, plus results from the BMC Grand Prix meeting at Stretford and Sierre-Zinal mountain race

Coverage of the European Team Championships Super League can be found here and here, while a British Masters Championships report is here.

Other recent highlights are below.

Pan-American Games, Lima, Peru, August 6-11

World champion Yulimar Rojas won the women’s triple jump with a world-leading leap of 15.11m to also break the Games and Venezuelan records. Her final attempt was a foul by around seven centimetres but she looked to have landed at around the 15.50m world record mark. Omar Craddock won the men’s title with 17.42m.

Jamaica’s double Olympic champion Elaine Thompson won the women’s 100m title in 11.18 (-0.6m/sec), while her compatriot Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce won the 200m title in 22.43 (-0.1 m/sec) to break the Games record.

USA’s Mike Rodgers won the men’s 100m title in 10.09 (-0.5m/sec), while Alex Quinonez of Ecuador took the men’s 200m title in 20.27 (-1.0m/sec).

Canada’s Olympic bronze medallist Damian Warner retained the decathlon title, scoring 8513 points after leading overnight with 4490. Grenada’s Lindon Victor was second with 8240. Cuba’s Adriana Rodríguez won the heptathlon with a 6113-point PB.

Cuba’s world indoor champion Juan Miguel Echevarría leapt 8.27m to take the men’s long jump title, while his compatriot Yarisley Silva claimed her third successive pole vault title after clearing 4.75m to win ahead of USA’s Katie Nageotte and Canada’s Alysha Newman.

Cuba’s Yaime Pérez won the women’s discus with a Games record of 66.58m, while Jamaica’s Fedrick Dacres retained his men’s discus title, also with a Games record of 67.68m, and Danniel Thomas-Dodd won the women’s shot put with a 19.55m Jamaican and Games record.

Grenada’s Anderson Peters broke the Games javelin record with a throw of 87.31m, while USA’s Gwen Berry claimed victory in the hammer with a throw of 74.62m.

Brazil’s Alison Alves dos Santos claimed the men’s 400m hurdles title in a South American under-20 record time of 48.45, while his team-mate Darlan Romani’s Games record of 22.07m secured him the men’s shot put title.

Canada’s Natasha Wodak won the women’s 10,000m in a Games record of 31:55.17. Natoya Goule took the women’s 800m title in 2:01.26, while her fellow Jamaican Shericka Jackson won the women’s 400m in 50.73. USA’s Nikki Hiltz won the women’s 1500m in 4:07.14.

BMC Grand Prix, Stretford, August 10

Verity Ockenden won the women’s 1500m A race in 4:12.26 from Nadia Power with 4:13.93, while Ossama Meslek claimed victory in the men’s 1500m A race in 3:43.05 from Ben Connor with 3:45.52.

The 800m A race winners were Elliot Giles in 1:47.28 from Alex Botterill with 1:47.72 and Ellie Baker in 2:04.43 from Jacqueline Fairchild in 2:04.87.

Kieran Clements took the men’s 5000m in 14:05.64.

Sierre-Zinal, WMRA World Cup series, Switzerland, August 11

Both the men’s and women’s course records were broken for the 31km race which features 2200m of ascent and 1100m of descent.

The fifth race in the 2019 World Mountain Running Association World Cup series saw Spain’s Kilian Jornet clock 2:25:35 to gain his seventh win ahead of Petro Mamu of Eritrea (2:26:17) and USA’s Jim Walmsley (2:31:52).

Photo by Martina Valmassoi

GB’s Robbie Simpson was fifth (2:33:55), Andrew Douglas sixth (2:34:56) and European mountain running champion Jacob Adkin 19th (2:40:43). Douglas’ finish continues his lead in the WMRA World Cup standings.

Switzerland’s Maude Mathys won the women’s race in 2:49:20 ahead of her compatriot Judith Wyder (2:54:20) and Italy’s Silvia Rampazzo (2:56:17).

GB’s Holly Page was eighth in 3:08:21 and Charlotte Morgan 11th in 3:11:03. Ireland’s Sarah McCormack was 13th in 3:12:45 to extend her World Cup lead.

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