Ukraine's Olha Saladuha takes bronze in women's triple jump


Aug. 05, 2012 23:21
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Ukraine's Olha Saladuha competes in the women's triple jump final at the athletics event during the London 2012 Olympic Games on August 5, 2012 in London. AFP PHOTO / ADRIAN DENNIS
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 LONDON, Aug 5 (Reuters) - Kazakhstan'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 metres 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. 

Saladuha's medal gives Ukraine seven for the London Olympics so far -- two gold and five bronze, all won by women.

Here is Saladuha's profile.


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