Thea Lafond to begin quest for Olympic Gold on Friday

National Triple Jumper and Commonwealth Games bronze medalist Thea Lafond will begin her quest for Olympic Gold on Friday as she gets set to participate in the Women’s Triple Jump at the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo Japan.
The Event will get underway at 6:05 am Friday July 30th Caribbean time.
Lafond has been placed in Group B and will jump at number 15 in her group which includes a total of 17 jumpers.
Lafond’s first target on Friday will be to achieve the 14.40 meters mark to qualify for the finals.
Qualification Rules for the Women’s Triple Jump are as follows.
(1) Qualifying performance 14.40 (Q) or at least 12 best performers (q) advance to the Final.
Lafond who is currently ranked at number 12 in the World, has a personal best and season best jump of 14.54 meters which was achieved earlier this year while competing in the United States.

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1 Comment

  1. Anestine
    July 30, 2021

    Keep moving forward Thea. Congrats on being the first person from Dominica to ever go to the finals at the Olympics. Good jump today 14:6m

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