- Armand Duplantis (SWE) improved his world record in the pole vault (6.20m) at the World Indoor Championships.
- Grant Holloway (USA) equaled his world record over 60m hurdles in 7.29 seconds.
- Already on Sunday morning, Yulimar Rojas (Vin) improved her world record by 7 cm (15.74 m) in the women’s triple jump.
It was a good conclusion to the World Championships in Athletics in Belgrade Hall. Swedish lifter Armand Duplantis mastered 6.20 meters in the third attempt, and the 22-year-old broke his own record for the third time. Even before the final class in the Serbian capital, it was clear that the Olympic champion would also finish the competition as world champion – and then Duplantis provided the final highlight.
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Grant Holloway won the predicted gold medal in the 60m hurdles. The American did not give his opponent a chance and won in 7.39 seconds, ahead of French Pascal Martinot Lagarde (7.50 sec) and his compatriot Garrett Eaton (7.53 sec). Holloway had already equaled his world record with 7.29 seconds in the semifinals.
The draw in the semi-finals also made headline hurdles: after Britain’s David King reached the finish line at exactly the same time as Japan’s Hideki Nomoto, down to a millisecond, a decision had to be made on who would enter the final – with The best finish later the European fifth.
Irresistible Rojas, Vulita Euphoric
Yulimar Rojas, a triple jumper, has once again cemented her world record. The Venezuelan only landed after 15.74 meters in the sand. She jumped a full meter further than the second Marina Beach Romanchuk and took her third gold at the World Indoor Championships after 2016 and 2018.
Long jumper Ivana Voleta also impressed in front of her home audience. The Serbian withstood the huge pressure and defended her title from Birmingham in an impressive fashion. Vuleta took the gold with a 7.06m jump and sent the hall into ecstasy.
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