Kazakhstan Takes One Bronze at World Championships in Athletics in China

ASTANA – Kazakhstan’s Olga Rypakova took the bronze medal in the triple jump at the World Championships in Athletics in Beijing on Aug. 24.

Olga Rypakova (L) celebrates her bronze in the Women’s Triple Jump at the World Athletics Championship in Beijing. Photo: Getty.

Olga Rypakova (L) celebrates her bronze in the Women’s Triple Jump at the World Athletics Championship in Beijing. Photo: Getty.

The championships ran from Aug. 22 until Aug. 30 and were attended by 1,933 athletes from 206 countries and included some 47 events. One hundred and forty-four medals were up for grabs, but only one, the bronze, was won among Kazakhstan’s 10 participating athletes.

London 2012 Olympic champion Rypakova finished behind Caterine Ibargüen of Colombia and Hanna Knyazyeva-Minenko of Israel. Ibargüen finished with 14.90 metres, Knyazyeva-Minenko 14.78 metres and Rypakova’s result was 14.77 metres.

For the first time, Kenya came out on top of the total medals tally with seven gold, six silver and three bronze. Jamaica, with the help of Usain Bolt who brought his country three gold medals alone, finished second overall with seven gold, two silver and three bronze medals. The United States finished third with six gold, six silver and six bronze medals in total.

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