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There are breakthroughs, and then there are performances that completely level expectations. Yesterday, Tori Franklin enjoyed the latter. 

Amid an incredible series that contained five personal-best efforts over 14.50m, Franklin broke the American record in the triple jump and set a new 2018 world lead with a massive 14.84-meter leap at the Meeting Athlétisme Guadeloupe: 

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Franklin, 25, exceeded the former record of 14.71m, set by collegiate phenom Keturah Orji of Georgia, twice in her series—first, with the 14.84-meter giant, then again on her third jump, which was recorded at 14.78m. Orji's mark has stood since the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, where she took fourth with her U.S. record-breaking leap.

Franklin's 2018 outdoor season has seen her jump six of her top-10 series bests, per stats site Tilastopaja. Prior to her American record yesterday, Franklin's biggest breakthrough happened in March at the Texas Relays, where she smashed her previous PR of 14.15m with a 14.48-meter effort. 

Tori Franklin's top-10 triple jump series bests (legal):

MarkPlaceLocationDate
14.841Guadeloupe12 May 2018
14.48    1.01Austin TX30 Mar 2018
14.15Ai1Albuquerque NM17 Feb 2018
14.03    0.913qLondon5 Aug 2017
14.03i8Birmingham3 Mar 2018
13.93   -1.1-Torrance CA21 Apr 2018
13.88i1Notre Dame IN3 Feb 2018
13.86Ai1Albuquerque NM5 Mar 2017
13.80   -0.22Sacramento CA22 Jun 2017
13.78   -0.11Pátra1 Jul 2017


Franklin, a Michigan State alum, signed with Oiselle in 2015. 

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