Usoro Ruth Becomes First Nigerian To Compete In Both The Triple Jump And Long Jump Events At 2022 World Athletics Championships

Usoro Ruth has become the first Nigerian (male or female) to compete in both the Triple Jump and Long Jump events at the 2022 World Athletics Championships.

Usoro Ruth, born 8 October 1997, is a Nigerian athlete who competes at long jump and triple jump.

A student at Texas Tech University, on 26 February 2021 Usoro jumped 6.82 meters in the long jump to meet the qualifying standard for the delayed 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. It was the 2nd best jump in the world for the season at the time and the 3rd best on the Nigerian all-time list alongside Ese Brume.

On 12 June 2021, she jumped 14.19 meters to win the triple jump at the 2021 NCAA Division I Outdoor Track and Field Championships at Hayward Field, Eugene, Oregon. She also won the NCAA indoor title in 2021. Her personal best triple jump of 14.50 meters in Texas met the qualifying standard for the delayed 2020 Tokyo Olympics in the triple jump and placed her in the top 10 in the world for the year.

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