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PHOTO: Kazakhstan's Rypakova wins women's triple jump at Olympics

06 august 2012, 10:27
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Kazakhstan's Olga Rypakova won Olympic gold in the women's triple jump on Sunday, AFP reports.

The 27-year-old world indoor champion leaped a season's best of 14.98 metres. Colombian Caterina Ibarguen claimed silver with 14.80m, with Ukraine's current world champion Olha Saladuha taking bronze with 14.79m.



Rypakova’s best result in triple jump was 15.25 meters. It was achieved on September 4, 2010 at the tournament in Croatia.

Olga Rypakova is a silver winner of the World Championship-2011 in triple jump. She took the 4th place at Beijing Olympics (with 15.11 meters).

Olga was born and lived for a long time in Ust-Kamenogorsk. In 2001 she graduated from East-Kazakhstan school for children talented in sports. She currently lives in Almaty.

Kazakhstan national team already has 6 gold medals of London Olympics-2012. Cyclist Aleksandre Vinokourov and weight-lifters Zulfiya Chinshanlo, Maiya Maneza, Svetlana Podobedova and Ilya Ilyin brought Kazakhstan the previous 5 medals.

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