Venezuelan pole vaulter Robeilys Peinado (Getty Images) © Copyright
Report Cali, Colombia

Peinado shines in Cali

World youth pole vault champion Robeilys Peinado booked her ticket to the Youth Olympic Games after winning the South American Trials in Cali on 17-18 May.

The 16-year-old, who holds the Venezuelan senior record, cleared a season’s best of 4.31m to win her event by 60cm. It was the second-best mark of her young career.

Panama’s Arturo Deliser and Brazil’s Mirna da Silva both secured a sprint double.

Deliser won the boys’ 100m in a PB of 10.56, despite running into a -1.0m/s headwind, and then won the 200m the following day in a season’s best of 21.32.

Da Silva also faced a headwind in the shorter sprint, and she clocked 11.84 into a -1.4m/s breeze. She later won the 200m in 23.99, winning by a third of a second.

Since the arrival of world champion Caterine Ibarguen, Colombian triple jumping has gone from strength to strength. 16-year-old Nhayilla Renteria could be the country’s next big hope in the event, after leaping a PB of 13.10m, putting her third on this year’s world youth list for this season so far.

Jon Mulkeen for the IAAF