Lucerne meeting. Ehammer shines, Kambundji “in the hard”.

Lucerne meeting. Ehammer shines, Kambundji “in the hard”.

Simon Ehammer signed the best result in the Swiss camp during the Spitzenleichtathletik in Lucerne. The Appenzeller won the length contest.

Simon Ehammer won the length contest in Lucerne.


In difficult conditions which were not conducive to performance with a headwind in particular, Simon Ehammer took the lead thanks to a leap measured at 8.00 m during his last test. He was 2 centimeters ahead of Jamaican Tajay Gayle. Olympic and European champion in title, the Greek Miltiadis Tentoglou took third place with 7.94 m. “Beating Tentoglou is a great honour,” admits Simon Ehammer.

Mujinga Kambundji “in the hard”

Mujinga Kambundji, meanwhile, lined up in the 100 and 200 m. In the 100, the Bernese took sixth place in 11”54. “I’m a little in the hard,” she concedes. In the 200, the European Champion from Munich finished fourth in 22”89. “It’s the end of the season. I gave a lot this summer with the Worlds of Eugene and the Europeans of Munich”, underlines with good reason the Bernese.

Victory in the 100m did not go to five-time Olympic champion Elaine Thompson-Herah (11’30) but to Sha’Carri Richardson (11’29). The American had not raced since June after her resounding failure in the trials.

Rovereto meeting: Lore Hoffmann shines in the 800m

  • Lore Hoffmann set his best time of the year in the 800m at the Rovereto meeting. Fourth in the European Championships in Munich, the Valaisanne ran in 1’59”65 to also take fourth place. This is his fourth fastest time ever.

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