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Caterine Ibarguen wins triple jump gold medal for Colombia

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Gold: Caterine Ibarguen (Colombia)
Silver: Yulimar Rojas (Venezuela) 
Bronze: Olga Rypakova (Kazakhstan)

Colombia’s Caterine Ibarguen won the women’s triple jump gold medal Sunday, leaping 15.17m (49 feet, 9 ¼ inches).

Ibarguen won world championship titles in 2013 and 2015 since earning the 2012 Olympic silver medal.

Venezuela’s Yulimar Rojas was the silver medalist with a mark of 14.98m (49-1¾).

Olga Rypakova, the 2012 Olympic champion, earned the bronze medal. 

Keturah Orji, a student-athlete for the University of Georgia, finished fourth. Her best mark, 14.71m (48-3¼), broke the American record. 

The men’s triple jump will begin Monday morning. American Christian Taylor is the defending Olympic champion. 

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