Yarisley Silva finished third on Friday at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, during the eleventh battle for the most coveted gem in athletics.
Cuba, Aug, 14 – It happened in the last chapter of the Diamond League before the World Athletics Championships, and two things were very clear: Usain Bolt can only lose against himself and they will have to saw her pole if they want to keep Yarisley Silva off the podium.
The cuban girl, silver medallist in London Olympics 2012, and today, together with American Jennifer Suhr, queen under the five rings of Big Ben 2012 – are the women to defeat. She has the best of the season (4.90) and the first four vaults in this list.
This Friday she finished third in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, during the eleventh battle for the most coveted gem of athletics. Her vault of 4.73 meters for silver got her two points on the scale of the event and she now has seven points, only behind the aforementioned American (nine), the world indoor record holder (5.02), who serves as the only exponent able to break the mythical barrier so often mocked by the tsarina Yelena Isinbayeva.
Precisely Suhr negotiated the diamond title with an identical register as the girl from Pinar del Rio, but with an attempt less at the height. The bronze was in the portfolio of Brazilian Fabiana Murer (4.63), world champion in Daegu 2011 and another serious contender for the jewel in the athletics showpiece event, in Moscow from August 10 to 18. Silke Spiegelburg, of Great Britain, concluded quartet and also must be considered in Russia next month.
Changing the channel, I tell them that in the midst of the tremendous surf of today -almost always- speed ails, the Martian of nationality Jamaican, Usain Bolt, jogged the hundred meter dash in the English capital and stopped the clocks in 9.85 seconds. Gold and tighten the pants, as in Moscow all, except him of course, take diapers.
Behind came the American Michael Rodgers (9.98) and his countryman Nesta Carter (9,99).
Today, on the second day of this eleventh competitive league stop, low hurdler Orlando Ortega meets with planetary record holder Aries Merritt (12.80), because in his heat he only intimidates the also American David Oliver (12.89 tops and 13.03 in 2013).
The Cuban boy ranks third in the year (13.08) and will not astonish with a medal at the foot of the Kremlin.
Also on Saturday are Lazaro Borges (pole vault), Yipsi Moreno (hammer) and Jorge Fernandez discus, Yaime Perez and Denia Caballero, all confirmed at the meeting in the Madrid suburb of Alcobendas.
Source: Juventud Rebelde