World-leading performances by Brittney Reese in the long jump and Yulimar Rojas and Will Claye in the triple jump were among the highlights at the International Meeting Region de Guadeloupe in Baie Mahault on Wednesday (17).
Reese, the three-time world and 2012 Olympic champion, trailed Great Britain’s Lorraine Ugen throughout the competition until stealing the victory with a 6.98m leap in the final round. Ugen reached 6.76m to finish second.
Rojas, Venezuela’s Olympic silver medallist, reached 14.67m in the second round to take the triple jump win, well ahead of Jamaican Kimberly Williams, who leaped 14.35m.
On the men’s side, two-time Olympic silver medallist Will Claye kicked off his season with a 17.40m effort to equal Cuban Andy Diaz’s as the early season world leader. Chris Benard of the US was second, his 17.15m also a season’s best. IAAF
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