- And on the last day of the World Championships in Athletics, Jacob Ingebrigtsen succeeded in rehabilitating the lost title in the 1500-meter race, but that did not make the Norwegian celebrate.
- Vemke Paul reacts to a stumble in the mixed relay in Budapest and leads the Dutch 4x400m relay after a stellar final sprint to win the gold medal.
- While an Indian with a Swiss training base is the new world champion in the javelin throw, Germany will go completely empty-handed for the first time in a World Cup.
Men’s 5000m: European duel on “Not Proud” Ingebrigtsen
The old world champion is also the new champion. But Jakob Ingebrigtsen made it exciting on Sunday at the IAAF World Championships in Budapest. In the internal European confrontation, the Norwegian Muhammad Qutair did not exceed except in the last meters, and in 13:11.30 minutes, he surpassed the Spaniard by 14 hundredths of a second. The bronze went to Kenyan Jacob Krupp. For Ingebrigtsen, this is a repeat of events: as in Eugene a year earlier, he had to settle for silver in the 1,500 metres. The world champion did not feel particularly euphoric: “It’s not always about winning, it’s about showing how good you are. It wasn’t my best, so I’m not proud of it.”
Women’s 4 x 400m: Crazy Pool
In the mixed relay, Phimky Paul fell in the last few metres, getting more consolation than gold. And now the Dutch woman has been able to rehabilitate – and how. In a great final sprint, she outlasted the finalists from Great Britain and Jamaica and took the world title to the Netherlands in the best time of the year (3:20.72 minutes).
In the men’s category, the American quad was in a class of its own with a world best time of 2:57.31 minutes. The United States beat France and Great Britain.
Spur Men: Chopra cheers and stamps a German zero
Olympic champion Neeraj Chopra can now call himself world champion – and with it a little bit of Switzerland. The Indian, who is training in Maglingen, threw the javelin unbeaten 88.17m, beating Pakistan’s Arshad Nadeem (87.82) and Czech Olympic silver medalist Jakob Vadelic (86.67). And because Julian Weber had to settle for fourth place, Germany leaves for the first time without winning a single World Cup medal.
Women’s 800m: When two fight…
Two years later, Britain’s Kelly Hodgkinson finally managed to oust arch-rival Athing Mo. This is still not enough gold. Because at the top, the fast Mary Mora pulled out. The Kenyan set a personal best of 1:56.03 minutes and celebrated her victory by jumping across the finish line with joy.
Women’s high jump: first gold for Ukraine
European champion Yaroslava Mahucic celebrated Ukraine’s maiden title in Budapest as the new world champion. The 21-year-old with a clear 2.01m triumphed against Australians Eleanor Patterson and Nicola Olesligers (both 1.99). The latter is training in Switzerland and says excitedly: “This is my second home now. Whatever I want, I get.”
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