TOKYO, Japan — University of Georgia alumna Keturah Orji finished 7th in the women's triple jump final early Sunday morning.
Women from all over the world jumped for a medal in the women's triple jump final at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics on Sunday morning.
The world-class athlete finished with a final score of 14.59. Venezuela's Yulimar Rojas broke the world record and placed first with a final score of 15.67.
The New Jersey-born triple jumper graduated with a degree in finance from UGA.
Orji is decorated in athletic honors. According to the Olympics website, for four consecutive years between 2016 and 2019, Orji won the Liz Murphey Athlete of the Year award from the university. The award is presented to the best woman track and field athlete by the University of Georgia Athletics.
Orji was also named Woman of the Year by the National Collegiate Athletic Association in 2018. In 2016, according to the website, she was also named Women's Field Athlete of the Year by the US Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.
Orji jumped a distance of 14.26 meters in the qualifier on Friday, traveling the fifth farthest in her group.
Venezuela's Yulimar Rojas came in first of group A, of which Orji participated, with a distance of 14.77 meters.
Photos | Keturah Orji competes in women's triple jump at Tokyo Olympics 2020
- Women's triple jump qualifying | July 30 | Registered one of the 12 best jumps of qualifying heats at 14.26m to advance to the final in the women's triple jump on Sunday, August 1 at 7:15 a.m.
- Women's triple jump final | Aug 1 | She finished 7th in the competition with an overall score of 14.59. Yulimar Rojas broke the world record and placed first with a final score of 15.67.
- Orji's attempts scored the following: Attempt 114.59 Attempt 214.10 Attempt 313.82 Attempt 414.12 Attempt 514.43 Attempt 6x
What you need to know:
- Who: UGA alumna and Team USA's Keturah Orji
- What: Women's triple jump final
- Where: Tokyo, Japan
- Stream: LIVE on NBC Olympics