Rosalía Lázaro finishes seventh in Beijing
FC Barcelona athlete Rosalía Lázaro came seventh in the long jump final at the Beijing Paralympics. Lázaro’s best jump was 5.52, some way off the 6.28 set by the gold medal winner, Ukrainian Oksana Zubkovska.
Rosalía Lázaro made four jumps and her second, at 5.52, was her best. She got a total of 999 points
and finished in seventh place.
The gold medal was taken by Oksana Zubkovska who totalled 1,137 points. The Ukrainian made an
early statement of intent with a first leap of 6.15. She followed this up with 6.22 and a last jump
There was more competition for the bronze and silver medals, with five athletes battling it
out. In the end the silver was taken by Byelorussian Volha Zinkevich and the bronze by
China’s Miaomiaou Liu.
Cuba’s Daineris Mijan was also in with a shout of a medal and her 1,033 points left her
just 6 short of getting the bronze.