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.