Tokyo Olympic

Kaputin hopes for bigger jump

A season’s best jump of 6.25m in Friday’s qualifying round, which ranked her third in the field of 16 athletes, raised hopes of a bigger jump in Sunday’s final, especially since her foot was well behind the board on takeoff for that particular jump. 

However, despite jumping in excess of 6m on all six attempts for the second time in her career, Kaputin was not able to improve on her season’s best and again recorded a best effort of 6.25m.