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Rypakova wins Olympic gold for Kazakhstan in TJ

Sunday - 8/5/2012, 4:09pm  ET

LONDON (AP) - Olga Rypakova of Kazakhstan won the women's triple jump gold medal Sunday at the London Olympics.

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

Caterine Ibarguen of Colombia, the 2011 world championship bronze medalist, 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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