The American pole vaulter Morgann Leleux Romero was born on November 14, 1992. She qualified for the finals of her event at the 2021 Olympics in Tokyo.
New Iberia, Louisiana is where Leleux grew up. Since December 2016, she’s been married to Jacob Romero.
Both the University of Georgia and the University of Louisiana recognised Leleux as an All-American.
Leleux earned a spot on the U.S. team for the postponed 2020 Summer Olympics by placing second.
At the U.S. Olympic Trials on 26 June 2021 at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon, with a height of 4.70 metres.
Morgann Leleux Romero Olympic Games Tokyo 2020
Morgann Leleux Romero of Louisiana achieved her goal of competing in the Olympics on Thursday.
But she did not succeed in winning a medal for the United States in the Women’s Pole Vault Final, as reported by KATC.
After three attempts, Romero and another competitor, Canada’s Anicka Newell, both fell short of the required height of 4.50 metres and were eliminated from the competition.
Katie Nageotte, an American teammate, went on to win gold herself.
Finals kicked off at the Ariake Arena in Tokyo on Thursday, August 5 at 5:00 am CST, which was 7:00 pm in Japan.
Romero has come a long way on his journey to the Olympics. The guy is from New Iberia and he trained with a great deal of self-assurance and optimism.
She had dreamed about competing in the Olympics for years before finally making it to Tokyo.
Earlier this week, Romero qualified for the Olympic finals after finishing tied for sixth place in her qualifying round and thirteenth place overall.
New Iberia’s Morgann Leleux Romero Qualifies For Olympic Finals in Pole Vault
The New Iberian Morgann Leleux Romero qualified for the Olympic finals this morning by finishing tied for sixth in her qualifying round and thirteenth overall.
Romero had to be in the top 12 finishers or jump over 4.7 metres to move on. The qualifying height was 4.55 metres (14’11”), and on her third try, she made it over that.
No one was able to surpass the 4.7-meter threshold. Aside from Nageotte, Romero is the second member of Team USA to advance to the championship round.
With a lowly clearance of 4.4 metres, Sandy Morris of Team USA was eliminated from the competition.
Just over a year ago, Morgann LeLeux Romero was training for the US Olympic Trials in the pole vault, with the goal of placing in the top three and qualifying for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo.
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