Shanieka Ricketts won silver in the women’s triple jump final at the 2019 World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar.
Ricketts, the new Diamond League champion, jumped 14.92m on her third attempt, behind Venezuela’s Yulimar Rojas who won with 15.37m. Columbia’s Caterine Ibarguen won bronze with 14.73m.
The new Jamaican star Ricketts, who upset Rojas to take the Diamond League title in Zurich in late August, mounted the best attack but in truth, after the second round, the only battle that remained was the one for second place.
Ricketts followed Rojas’s example on that count, opening with a 14.81m effort, a leap which held up for the runner-up spot. Ricketts then padded her margin with a 14.92m jump in round three, just a centimetre shy of her winning mark in Zurich.
Jamaica’s Kimberly Williams who jumped a personal best of 14.64m was fourth.