Patrícia Mamona wins gold in Torún

Patrícia Mamona, Portuguese athlete of the triple jump, won this afternoon the gold medal, in the European Indoor Track Championships, which take place in Torun, Poland.

At the age of 32, the Portuguese athlete jumped 14.53 meters – a new national record on an indoor track – achieved in her third jump, surpassing the 14.44 meters already obtained two years ago, in Madrid. Castor was 12 centimeters from the absolute national record, 14.65 meters, obtained outdoors.

It should be noted that this is Patrícia Mamona's first European title on an indoor track, after having already taken second place in a previous race.

Curiosity is the fact that the three athletes on the podium were separated by only one centimeter, since Mamona surpassed the 14.52 meters of Ana Peleteiro and the German Neele Eckhardt.

The German was in silver until the last of her trials, but fell to bronze in the tie for the second best jump, given that Peleteiro – champion for two years – jumped 14.52 on the last attempt, reaching second place at the last opportunity.

Thus, Portugal closes its participation in the Europeans with three gold medals, taking into account that this Sunday, Pedro Pichardo added the gold in the triple jump of men, after on Friday, Auriol Dongmo, having won gold in the launch of the weight.

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