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Cuban Pole Vaulter Yarisley Silva Takes the Gold!

Cuba reached fourth place in the medal table at the World Athletics Championships Beijing, thanks to the second gold medal won by pole vaulter Yarisley Silva.

Silva obtained the second gold for Cuba, after the title achieved on Tuesday in discus by Denia Caballero.

The 28-year-old Cuban pole vaulter exceeded 4,90 meters in the third attempt to achieve the gold, and the Brazilian Fabiana Murer got silver with 4.85.  The bronze went to the Greek Nicoleta Kyriakopoulou ( 4.80) .

The Cuban triple jumper Pedro Pablo Pichardo, told reporters in Beijing that he will check his work for the final, and he plans to be much better. 

After being qualified among the 12 jumpers that will play for medals, Pichardo said he is fully recovered from a nuisance that he had in the twins that demanded more jumps.

I do not compete against anyone , I do it to win myself, I don't worry about the opponent, the 22-year-old athlete born in the city of Santiago de Cuba said on Tuesday.  He has as maximum mark of 18.08 meters .

Runner in the World Championships Moscow 2013, considered that for any athlete success means reaching the gold metal, but it also is making the best mark.

Pablo Pichardo said that he was there for two things : gold and a mark that no one has done in the triple jump.


The Kenyan Hyvin Kiyeng Jepkemoi won today the event of three thousand obstacles in the World Athletics Championships held in the Chinese capital, Beijing, the result so far ratified the African country as leader in the overall medal table of the competition.

Jepkemoi remained all the time in the group, and went off on the last lap with a time of 9.19.11 minutes.

The silver went to the Tunisian Habiba Ghribi ( 19.09.24 ) and the bronze medal was taken by the German Gesa Felicitas Krause ( 19.09.25 ) , her personal best.

This is the sixth gold medal for Kenya, which also adds three silver and two bronze medals to dominate the medal table, ahead of Britain ( 3-0-0 ) and Jamaica ( 2-0-1 ). Cuba remains in 4th place.


Cubans Aliuska Ojeda and Magdiel Estrada were eliminated in the first fights at the World Judo Championship of Astana, Kasahstan, in the third day that is on track to follow the most anticipated coronation, something different from the previous events.

Ojeda in the 57 kg was overcome by Wazari awasete Ippon by the bronze medalist Chelíabinsk '14 , the Dutch Sanne Verhagen.

Estrada also was beaten in the 73 kg by the Montenegrin Nikola Gusic by Ippon in  1:39 minutes of the fight, even when trainers expected a better start by Estrada against an opponent who is ranked 124 in the ranking, while the Caribbean judo fighter has the 30th position.
Edited by Ivan Martínez
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