Athletics: Kazakhstan’s Rypakova wins triple jump gold

Aug 5. Reuters. LONDON

Athletics: Kazakhstan's Rypakova wins triple jump goldKazakhstan’s Olga Rypakova leaped to gold in the women’s triple jump final at the London Olympics on Sunday.

Rypakova’s season’s best mark of 14.98 meters was enough to see off Colombia’s Caterine Ibarguen and Olha Saladuha of Ukraine who took silver and bronze respectively.

Russia’s Tatyana Lebedeva, who has two silver and one bronze Olympic medals, finished 10th.


Champion Olga Rypakova: Olympic gold ‘my finest hour’


On August 6, Kazakhstan celebrated the sixth Olympic gold won by athlete Olga Rypakova at the London Olympics, according to the press service of the department of tourism, physical culture and sports of Astana.

“I would like to express my gratitude to entire Kazakhstan!” Olga told a press conference at the Kazakhstan’s media center in London.

“Now I do not know what to say, the excitement over the competition has not yet moved away, probably I have not yet fully realized. I’m very happy, very tired. The feelings will come later when I get home.

This is my finest hour. Indeed, there were difficulties, but all who were beside me, all believed saying that I can. I had an enormous responsibility on my shoulders, but I was told that I should not feel pressure, just do my job. I just did my job,” Rypakova said.