Lázaro Martínez could not get close to the podium.

Photo: Jit.

The Cuban

Lázaro Martínez anchored today in eighth place in the triple jump final during the World Indoor Athletics Championships

, a tournament that closes tomorrow in the British city of Glasgow and where the Greater Antilles attends with a representation of four athletes .

Lázaro, owner this season of a best jump of 16.87 m and planetary title holder on an indoor track two years ago in Belgrade,

now stretched only up to 16.69 m, in an event where only the medalists surpassed the 17-meter barrier.

After a first attempt of 16.68 m and a second marked as null by the judges, the also world outdoor runner-up in Budapest 2023 and gold in the most recent Pan American Games, achieved his maximum level in the third attempt.

He then committed two more


and closed his performance with a poor 16.39 m.

In the end,

the title went to the representative of Burkina Faso and main pre-competition favorite, Hugues Fabrice Zango, with a stretch of 17.53 m

in the fifth round of jumping.

With that performance he displaced the Algerian Yasser Mohammed Triki, until that moment the leader of the event with 17.35 m, to second place.

The bronze medal went to the neck of the Portuguese

Tiago Pereira, with a jump of 17.08 m in his last attempt.

For Cuba, Cristian Nápoles also competed here for the world outdoor tanning in 2023

, but with a discreet 15.98 m he placed in 13th place.

After that jump, achieved in the second round after a null, the Antillean decided to withdraw from the competition.

It remains to be seen if the decision is due to any injury.

On this date,

the world record in the 400 meter dash of the representative of the Netherlands, Femke Bol, was surpassed, impressive with her record of 49.17 s

to lower her own planetary record of 49.24 s.

Now five of the ten best historical records in this modality belong to her.


Femke Bol storms to 49.17 to improve her own indoor 400m world record* 😮‍💨

Hang this in the @rijksmuseum 🖼️

*Subject to the usual ratification procedures pic.twitter.com/Byw5toijEC

— World Athletics (@WorldAthletics) March 2, 2024

Meanwhile, the American Grant Holloway dominated the 60-meter hurdles with a time of 7.29 s,

to equal the championship record and extend his impressive winning streak in this distance to 75.

In other results of this second day, in the 3,000 meters among women, the American

Elle St. Pierre triumphed, with a record for the championships of 8:20.87.

In that same distance among the men, the British Josh Kerr won (7:42.98), while his teammate Molly Caudery (4.80 m) took the crown in the women's pole vault.

For his part, the Belgian Alexander Doom (45.25 s) won the title in the 400-meter dash among men and the representative of Saint Lucia,

Julien Alfred (6.98 s), achieved the best of the year in the 60-meter dash to take the success.

Cuba's great hope to get on the podium will come early this Sunday during the triple jump final for women.

There, both

Leyanis Pérez and Liadagmis Povea have serious medal aspirations

, especially if one takes into account their good performances this year and the absence of the Venezuelan super favorite, Yulimar Rojas.

Leyanis arrives at this world final as the season's ranking leader, thanks to a best jump of 14.86 m.

Meanwhile, her teammate is eighth on the list with a jump of 14.27 m.

Now among her main rivals will be the representative of Dominica,

Thea Lafond (14.60 m), the American Keturah Orji (14.50 m) and the Spanish Olympic medalist, Ana Peleteiro (14.32 m).

On video, the Femke Bol world record:

🏆Glasgow 2024 World Athletics Championships


🏅Femke Bol wins gold and breaks the

world record with a new record of 49.17.


— Teledeporte (@teledeporte) March 2, 2024