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July 3, 2024

Tori Franklin qualifies for second Olympics

Former Michigan State athlete Tori Franklin has qualified for the 2024 Paris Olympics in the triple jump.

Despite earning the bronze medal in the triple jump on June 22 at the U.S. trials, she did not have the Olympic standard and had to wait to officially be named to the team by USA Track & Field. The former Spartan standout finished third in the triple jump with a 13.72m leap. 

In 2022, she earned bronze at the World Championships to become the first American woman to medal in the triple jump at a World Championship. No American has finished better than fourth at the Olympics in the event.

Franklin also competed in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, finishing 25th. 

She still is the Michigan State record holder in the outdoor triple jump with a leap of 13.41m in 2013.

Track & field action at the Paris Olympics begins Aug. 1 and concludes Aug. 11. The qualifying round of the women's triple jump is Friday, Aug. 2, with the finals being held on Saturday, Aug. 3.

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