Nelson Evora bounces back with a smart finish in triple jump at Hulva – Athletics

Jumper Nelson Evora returned to competition this Tuesday, finishing modestly in the triple jump event at the Athletics in Hullwa with a 15.61m and seventh place in the final classification.

The 39-year-old former Olympic and world champion has been out of competition since January, when he was injured in an indoor track ‘meeting’ in Valencia where he did not perform any correct jumps.

Today, the former Portuguese record holder also scored three legitimate jumps and made three zeroes – after opening at 15.51m, he made a zero, 15.61 (+0.4m/s wind), 15.46 and two zeroes.

The Portuguese highlight in Huelva was Isaac Nader, who won the 1,500m in 3.34.00 minutes, making him the second Portuguese to qualify directly. worlds.

Patricia Silva, who was third in the 800m, also became the second best Portuguese player ever with a time of 2.00,07. It’s still not worth directly qualifying, but it solidifies it in the clearance rankings.

Some expectations surrounded the presence of Edson Barrows, the latest national record holder in the 3,000m steeplechase, who threatened Manuel Silva’s all-time record. Today it was short, but closed again with a good record, 8.23.30, in third place – 1.10 seconds off its record at Mia on 20 May.

In the same race, Luis Miguel Borges was unable to sustain the pace and retired.

Salome Afonso was sixth (4.11.78) and Rita Figueiredo 17th (4.28.23) in the women’s 1,500m. The only Portuguese in the 5,000m starting line-up, Ruben Amaral finished 15th in 14:15.03.

Joao Vitor Oliveira (sixth, 13.94) and Abdel-Kader Laurinaga (seventh, 14.01) were also overlooked in the 110m hurdles.

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Kadia Acevedo, who is still out of form, competed in the 400 meters, placing fifth in 51.42.

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