Marestella Torres 6.71m SEA Games - Gold Medal, Games Record, National Record, SEA Record

>> November 12, 2011

The 2009 Asian champion and gold medal favorite Marestella Torres of the Philippines leaped a respectable distance of 6.71m in long jump during the 1st day of SEA Games in Palembang, not only confirmed the gold medal but has broken many records at once - Personal Record, National Record, Games Record, and Southeast Asian Record. In fact, she placed 2nd in Asian Ranking so far in 2011, just shy one cm to the current leader Yuliya Tarasova of Uzbekistan.

Her previous best jump 6.68m was set during the 2009 Games in Laos. The host jumper Maria Natalia Londa was also in her best shape, bettered her national record by 21cm after her perfect jump 6.47m. Torres's teammate Catherine Kay Santos bagged bronze in a distance of 6.25m, an improvement of personal best by 16cm.

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