Berlin, Aug 17 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban triple jump female competitors Yargelis Savigne and Mabel Gay gave the first medals to Cuba in the World Cup in Berlin Monday by winning the gold and silver, respectively.
Savigne, 24 years old, achieved 14.95 meters in the fifth beat of jumps to repeat her title in Osaka, Japan in 2007 and be ratified as the best in the season in the specialty.
Gay achieved 14.61 meters, her better performance of the year, and assured a silver medal for which very few experts bet before the competition.
Among the big losers there was Russian Tatyana Lebedeva who finished sixth with 14.37 meters, while her countryfellow Anna Pyatykh took the bronze with 14.58.
Jamaican Trecia Smith finished fifth with 14.48 meters and Brazilian Gisele of Oliveira twelfth with 14.19.
The analysts considered Savigne the favorite to take the gold medal in the World Cup, but few hoped Gay reached the podium.
In the female triple jump competition the results were distant of those gotten one year before by the participants in the Olympic Games in Beijing in 2008, won by Cameroon s Francoise Mbango-Etone, who finished with 15.39 meters. In the Olympic Games, Savigne achieved 15.05 but could not pass of the fifth position.
In the Japanese city Cuba got also a silver medal thanks to hammer thrower Gipsi Moreno and a bronze medal with female discus thrower Yarelis Barrios.