Thea LaFond made history on Sunday at the world indoor championships by winning gold in the triple jump for Dominica, becoming the country’s first-ever world champion in athletics.

LaFond won in just two tries, demonstrating her incredible talent and adding her name to the record books of Dominican sports. She did so with amazing accuracy.

With this outstanding effort, LaFond not only cemented her place in the world’s attention but also achieved a historic first for her native Dominica, taking it to new heights in the world of international athletics.

The 29-year-old competitor made history on her second attempt when she leapt to an incredible 15.01 meters, the highest jump ever recorded in the world this year.

She made the calculated decision to pass on her final four jumps, demonstrating her supremacy in the competition and her clear grasp of the victory. In addition to ensuring her victory, this incredible effort made her a memorable figure in the world of athletics and left a lasting impression on the record books.

LaFond broke records

In an impressive double jump, LaFond broke the record for the best jump on the globe this year by propelling herself to an incredible 15.01 meters on her second try. Her decision to tactically skip her final four jumps, given the certainty of her triumph, demonstrated her tactical skill and steadfast confidence.

Leyanis Perez Hernandez of Cuba showcased her abilities in the international arena, leaping to a silver medal with an incredible 14.90-meter leap. The competition became even more intense as Ana Peleteiro-Compaore of Spain won the bronze with an excellent score of 14.75.

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LaFond proved her mettle by winning a Diamond League championship in Paris in 2022 and adding silver and bronze medals from the Commonwealth Games. It’s evidence of LaFond’s unwavering brilliance and the exciting fights taking place in the sports world.

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