Great Britain veteran Yamile Aldama came up short in her final chance to win an Olympic medal in the triple jump final as she could only finish fifth. The sands of time run out: Yamile Aldama finished outside the medals in her Olympic farewell (Picture: Getty) The 39-year-old reigning world indoor champion, who has also represented Cuba and Sudan in past Games, could only manage a best leap of 14.48 metres in what will be her last Olympics. Kazakhstan’s Olga Rypakova took gold with a jump of...Read Full Story
Yamile Aldama, a triple jumper who has won medals for both her native Cuba and Sudan, won the world indoor championship title here in British colours yesterday. In a week when the American-born Team GB captain Tiffany Porter was criticised for not being able to recite the national anthem, Aldama punched her heart and said: “I’m proud to win for Britain.”
The 39 year-old simply beamed a winning smile during the anthem at her medal ceremony but afterwards made a passionate declaration of her...Read Full Story
Delano Williams is set to become the latest overseas athlete to try their hand in a Team GB vest and William Hill are offering 8/11 that he competes for Team GB at the Olympics in the 200m. Should he qualify, however, Hills think he will struggle to make an impression, offering 7/2 he makes the final, 33/1 he wins a medal and 200/1 he wins gold.
"Delano Williams is definitely one for the future," said Hill's spokesman Joe Crilly. "He is not expected to make much of an impression on the field...Read Full Story
It might have happened back in 2003, when Yamile Aldama had just turned 31 and was sitting on top of the world rankings. Instead, eight years on, the Havana-born, London-based triple jumper will be into her 40th year when she finally gets to compete for Britain – in the qualifying round of her event at the World Championships in Daegu, South Korea, on 30 August.Read moreRead Full Story