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Olga Rypakova wins Olympic gold for Kazakhstan in women's triple jump at London Games

08/05/2012 04:24 EDT | Updated 10/05/2012 05:12 EDT
LONDON - Olga Rypakova of Kazakhstan won the women's triple jump gold medal Sunday at the London Olympics.

The 2011 world championship silver medallist took the lead with the third of her six attempts, setting a mark of 14.98 metres.

Caterine Ibarguen of Colombia, the 2011 world championship bronze medallist , momentarily held the lead in the third round, but needed a jump of 14.80 on her final attempt to get the silver medal.

Reigning world champion Olha Saladuha of Ukraine finished in third place with a jump of 14.79 on her last attempt.

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