Olga Rypakova wins triple jump

LONDON -- Olga Rypakova of Kazakhstan won the women's triple jump gold medal Sunday at the London Olympics.

The 2011 world championship silver medalist took the lead with the third of her six attempts, setting a mark of 14.98 meters.

Caterine Ibarguen of Colombia, the 2011 world championship bronze medalist, momentarily held the lead in the third round, but needed a jump of 14.80 on her final attempt to get the silver medal.

Reigning world champion Olha Saladuha of Ukraine finished in third place with a jump of 14.79 on her last attempt.

Among other track and field winners, Hungary's Krisztian Pars won the Olympic gold medal in the men's hammer throw.

Pars, the leading hammer thrower in 2012, made the winning throw of 80.59 meters on the third of his six attempts.

Primoz Kozmus, the 2008 Olympic champion from Slovenia, took silver at 79.36 and Japanese veteran Koji Murofushi earned bronze at 78.71.

Information from The Associated Press contributed to this report.