Christine Mboma from Namibia and Francine Niyonsaba from Burundi won over 200 and
Mboma, 18, respectively, at today’s Diamond League meeting in Brussels, and Niyonsaba have each other due to the decision by World Athletics about female athletes with naturally elevated testosterone levels Moved up or down in distance.
Since athletes in this category are unable to cover distances between 400m and the mile, Mboma, who set a 400m world record in June of Arranged under 20 for 48.54 seconds on the 200 meters and won Olympic silver behind Jamaica’s defending champion Elaine Thompson. Herah in Tokyo with a U20 world record of 21.81 and last month the U20 world championship in Nairobi.
At today’s Ivo Van Damme Memorial Meeting in a King Baudouin Stadium, which after the COVID-19 Failed last year, she won her Diamond League debut in 21.84 seconds ahead of Jamaica’s 100m Olympic bronze medalist Shericka Jackson, who reached 9.95, and Britain’s 200m champion Dina Asher- Smith, whose season was undermined by a severe hamstring injury and a season best of April 22nd.
Fourth place at 10:45 pm went to Sha’Carri Richardson, who lost the chance to take her place in the Olympics after being at had tested positive for cannabis in the American studies, and on their return to the 2020 Tokyo actions over 100m over 100m last, the Eugene Diamond League finished.
« It was my first experience in the Diam ond League and it’s great to be able to win in such a strong field, « said Mboma.
» It’s been a very tough and busy season with the Olympics and the Junior World Championships, but I’m still doing well Form.
« I still have one race ahead of me in Zurich and after that I’ll take a rest.
» At the moment I’m concentrating on the 200m, but I hope to get faster on the 400m in the future too. »
Niyonsaba, who on Saturday (28. August) scored the fifth-best 3,000 m time of all time in the Paris Diamond League, managed another victory march over 5,000 m – the event in which she believed she only qualified for the Olympic final in Tokyo for leaving her lane will be disqualified.
The 28-year-old Rio silver medalist over 800 m from 2016 set a national record of 14 minutes 25.34 seconds and thus achieved a second narrow victory in a row against the Ethiopian, who lives in Paris, Ejgayehu Taye, who scored 14: 25.63 minutes on this occasion.
In her wake was Kenya’s double world champion and Tokyo 2020 silver medalist, Hellen Obiri, who finished in 14: 26.23 minutes ahead of her compatriot Margaret Kipkemboi , who set a personal best of 14: 27.12.
In sixth place, Eilish McColgan was not far from the British record of 14:28:55 she set earlier this year with 14: 31.26 .
» I still don’t know if I like the long distance more than the 800m, but I love challenges, « said Niyonsaba.
» The good thing is that I still have a lot to improve – I’m still learning and I’m sure that I can be much faster in the future. «
Duplantis won the men’s pole vault with an initial width of 5.91 meters, a height that was too much for the US vaulter Chris Nilsen, who was second in the Olympic Games , whose best was a first-time success with 5.85 meters.
Third place went to Nilsen’s compatriot KC Lightfoot, who overcame 6.00 m in the hall this year and his personal best outdoor time of 5.85 m.
A third clearance at his next height of 6.05 m – his second best jump of the year after the 6.10 m he made on the 6th night and exceeded his own mark of 6.00 m.
And for the tenth competition this year, the bar was raised to 6.19 m, an inch above that Brand that Duplantis set in Glasgow last year
The three medal winners from Tokyo 2020 once again changed positions in the women’s high jump.
After winning the Lausanne Diamond League meeting on August 26, Mariya became Olympic champion Lasitskene came second in Paris last Saturday, while Australia’s silver medalist Nicola McDermott won after a countback with 1.98 m.
Tonight, McDermott went over at 2.00 m, but had to be content with third place behind Lasitskene, who also cleared 2.00 m, but finished second in the countback, and the Ukrainian world silver medalist 2019 and Tokyo 2020 bronze medalist Yaroslava Mahuchikh, who won the 2.02 m – just two centimeters away from her personal best.
The Dutch phenomenon Sifan Hassan could not improve her 2019 women’s mile record of 4 minutes 12.33 seconds, but always won still in style – and a meeting record of 4: 14.74 at the end of a long season in which she was Olympic 5,000 meters and 10,000 m champions and 1,500 m bronze medalist.
Hassan, next week at the Diamond League final will run 1500 m in Zurich, was followed by Axumawit Embaye from Ethiopia with 4: 18.58 in front of Australia’s Olympic 1500 m finalist Linden Hall, who set an Oceania record of 4: 21.38.
That was the second meeting record of the evening after the appearance by Michael Cherry from the USA.
The 26-year-old New Yorker, who won 4 x 400 meter relay gold at the Olympic Games, won the 400 meters in a personal Best time of 44.03 seconds ahead of Grenada’s London champion from 2012, Kirani James, who hit him in Tokyo by two hundredths of a second on individual bronze and this evening at 44.51.
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The men’s 100m final was swept clean by the USA as Tokyo 2020 silver medalist Fred Kerley, 9.94 seconds ahead of American trials winner Trayvon Bromell, who drove at 9.97, and Tokyo 400-meter finalist Michael Norman, who finished 9.98 seconds, won.
Natoya Goule from Jamaica won the last track event of the evening, the 800-meter course of women, in 1 min.
Nadine Visser from the Netherlands won the 100 meter hurdles of women in the photo finish after 12.69 seconds ahead of Nigerian Tobi Amusan.
The 21-year-old Brazilian Alison dos Santos , who set a South American record of 46.72 seconds in the 400m hurdles Olympic final, won 48.23 ahead of Commonwealth Champion Kyron McMaster of the British Virgin Islands, who reached 48.31.
The Australians Stewart McSweyn and Oliver Hoare took first and second place over the men’s 1500 m with 3 minutes n 33.20 seconds and 3: 33.79.
In the discus final on Wednesday evening (1. September) Sweden’s Olympic and world champion Daniel Ståhl was a clear winner and reached 67.01 meters with his last three in front of Jamaica’s Fedrick Dacres, who threw 61.75 meters, and Kristjan Čeh from Slovakia, who did not make it on his last attempt Making a mark.
In the women’s category, world champion Yaime Perez from Cuba threw 63.41 meters in the last three sequences to beat Olympic champion Valarie Allman from the USA, who managed 63.38 meters.
Justice Sufficient was done as Perez had previously achieved the best throw of the competition with 66.47 m, while Allman had a best of 64.25 m.
Croatia’s double Olympic champion Sandra Perković, who came under pressure in Paris with the third won three finals, failed on that occasion and finished third despite having reached 65.14 meters earlier.
Mike Rowbottom, one of the UK’s most talented sports journalists, reported as chief feature for insidethegame s on the London 2012 and Rio 2016 Olympics and the Paralympics after covering the last five Summer Games and four Winter Games for The Independent. He has worked for the Daily Mail, The Times, The Observer, The Sunday Correspondent and The Guardian.
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