An expert in the triple jump, Jamaican athlete S. Ricketts was born on February 2, 1992. At the 2019 World Championships in Doha, she placed in the silver medal position.
Outdoors, her greatest distance is 14.98 metres (Doha, 2021), and indoors, it’s 14.08 metres (Albuquerque 2013). Jamaica will be sending her to the 2020 Summer Olympics after she qualified in July 2021.
S. Ricketts Targeting 15m at Tokyo 2020; In the Best Shape Ever
S. Ricketts, silver winner at the World Championships, appears to be in peak physical condition.
As she prepares for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, where she will compete in the women’s triple jump.
S. Ricketts has a personal best of 14.98 metres going into the Games, which she set at the beginning of the outdoor season at the Doha Diamond League meet in May.
Her husband and personal coach, Kerry-Lee Ricketts, believes that the Jamaican is finally ready to break the 15-meter barrier for the first time in her career.
Kerry-Lee Ricketts was recently quoted in the Jamaica Gleaner as saying about his wife, “The first thing, she is healthy and I think she is in the best shape of her career.”
Despite being the favourite to defend the silver medal she won at the 2016 Olympics in Rio, Yulimar Rojas of Venezuela finished second to Shanieka at the 2019 world championships in Doha.
S. Ricketts 14.74 Wins Triple Jump in Padova
In Italy on Sunday (5 September), S. Ricketts of Jamaica won the women’s triple jump.
S. Ricketts, who failed to win an Olympic medal at Tokyo 2020, won with a hop, skip, and a jump of 14.74 metres.
S. Ricketts, coached by her husband Kerrylee, bested Thea Lanford of DMA (14.57) and Liadagmis Povea of CUB (14.35).
Aside from Ronald Levy and Stephenie-Ann McPherson, Sha’Carri Richardson 11.19 bested Briana Williams 11.44 at the same competition.
This coming weekend in Zurich, Switzerland, is where you can catch S. Ricketts competing in the Diamond League.
As part of the Diamond League competition in Zurich, S. Ricketts performed a triple jump where she was runner-up to the Olympic champion with a 14.64m throw
Rojas, Yulimar. At the time, S. Ricketts greatest performance was a silver medal. Silver medal at the 2019 World Championships in Doha, Qatar, with a leap of 14.98 seconds.
Championships. Shortly after the 2020 Olympics, she leaped 15.02 metres (+2.7) with the aid of the wind in the Swiss city of Lausanne.