Diamond League in Brussels: Duplantis overwhelmed

Diamond League in Brussels: Duplantis overwhelmed

Armand Duplantis just isn’t unbeatable. For the primary time since Athletissima 2021, the Swede has not gained a pole vault competitors. This occasion occurred in Brussels within the Diamond League.

‘Mondo’ Duplantis, having already missed a primary bar at 5.61m, failed 3 times at 5.91m. A peak but removed from his world file set at 6.21 m throughout the Worlds in Eugene.

However after a really busy season, the Swede might be beginning to really feel a sure fatigue, each bodily and psychological. The competition was gained by Filipino Ernest John Obiena, who cleared 5.91m on his third strive.

5-time world 100m champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce was overwhelmed for the primary time this season on the queen race. She was overtaken by her Jamaican compatriot Shericka Jackson, victorious by one hundredth. Fraser-Pryce (35), who had not began as a consequence of a hamstring muscle alert per week in the past in Lausanne, ran his slowest 100m of the season (non-series) in 10”74.

The ladies’s excessive leap additionally noticed a world better of the yr set. Ukrainian Yaroslava Mahuchikh cleared 2.05m earlier than failing 3 times at 2.10m, which might have been a brand new world file.

This ‘Memorial Van Damme’ happened with out the Swiss athletes. The very best of them raced in Lucerne not too long ago and can compete subsequent week in Zurich.


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