- Kevin Mayer was crowned the King of Decathlon at the World Championships in Eugene.
- Ingbrigtsen (5,000 million men) and Mo (800 million women) ran to the gold medal.
- Malaika Mihambo takes the title again in the women’s long jump.
Decathlon: Mayer wins the title
Just as at the 2017 World Championships, Kevin Mayer was crowned the “King of Athletics”. The 30-year-old Frenchman won the decathlon with a season best of 8,816 points, beating Pierce Lepage (Canada/8701) and Zachary Zemeck (USA/8676). Defending champion Niklas Kaul (Germany) had to settle for sixth. Damian Warner (CAN) favorite was injured on day one.
5000m Men: Ingebrigtsen Gold Hooded
Jakob Ingbrigtsen won gold at the world over 5000 metres. The Norwegian Olympic champion in the 1500 meters dominated the final ring and won with a time of 13:09.24 minutes. Silver medalist Jacob Krupp (KEN) actually lost 74 percent, and Oscar Chilimo (UGA) lost almost a second. The Ethiopians went with defending champion Mukhtar Idris empty-handed.
800 million women: Mo fends off Hodgkinson’s attack
Athing Mu (USA) lived up to the expectations of local fans in the 800m. The Olympic champion won the world’s best time of the year at 1:56.30, but had to fend off attacks by Kelly Hodgkinson (GBR), who came 8 blocks from Mo. Bronze went to Marie Mora (Kane).
Women’s long jump: Mihambo defends the title
As in 2019 in Doha and last year at the Olympics, Malaika Mihambo won the gold in the long jump. With 7.12 metres, German-Nigerian Issei Brome (7.02) and Leticia Oro Melo (BRA/6.89) fell to places. However, after two violations, Mihambo had to shiver for the second final stage and made a “safety jump” on the third attempt.
35 km men’s treadmill: Stano wins heart rate final
Italy’s Massimo Stano won the gold medal at the premiere of the World Over 35km Championships in Eugene. The 20km Olympic champion from Tokyo won a time of 2:23:14 hours by a narrow margin of one second over Japan’s Masatora Kawano. As in the 20 km competition, bronze went to Perseus Karlstrom of Sweden (2:23:44).
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