Pole vaulters: Duplantis, who else?
Armand “Mondo” Duplantis lived up to his role as favorite at the IAAF World Championships in Budapest on Saturday. The 23-year-old Swede was the only one to jump more than 6.10m in the pole vault, winning ahead of Ernst John Obiana (PHI/6.00m) and third-place finishers Curtis Marshall (Australia) and Christopher Nielsen (USA/both 5.95m) gold. Duplantis, who broke the 6-meter mark for the 50th time, then attempted to set the world height record of 6.23m, and on attempts 2 and 3, he failed very close.
Men’s 4×100m: Lyles is undefeated
Noah Lyles has finally followed in Usain Bolt’s footsteps. The 100-meter and 200-meter races were followed by a victory in the 4×100-meter relay. Along with Brandon Carnes and former 100m world champions Christian Coleman and Fred Curley, Lyles set a world best of the year with a time of 37.38 seconds. The fact that the changes to the US team were not all ideally successful did not alter the balance of power. Italy (37.62) and Jamaica (37.76) completed the podium.
Decathlon: double victory for Canada
Piers Lepage (8909/CAN) has been crowned the new “King of Athletes”. His compatriot and Olympic champion Damian Warner (8804) took silver, while Lyndon Victor (8756/GRD) took bronze. After the sixth discipline, 110m hurdles, Lepage took the lead and never gave up. With second best performances in the 110m hurdles, discus throw and pole vault, he laid the foundation for gold.
Women’s 5000m: Kipyegon is still unbeatable
World record holder Faith Kipyegon also won the 5000 metres. The Kenyan won in 14:53.88 minutes. The last lap in particular was tough at just 53 seconds. Dutch Olympic champion Sivan Hassan settled for the silver medal, with a time of 14:54.11 minutes. Kipyegon, the mother since 2018, had already won the 1,500m race. A few weeks ago, the 29-year-old improved his world records in both distances in just a few days.
Men’s 800m: Gold goes to Arup after an increase in running
Canada’s Marco Arup won his first world title in the 800m. The 24-year-old won with a time of 1:44.24 minutes, ahead of Kenyan Emmanuel Wanyone (1:44.53) and Britain’s Ben Pattison (1:44.83). Arup started the race cautiously before taking down one opponent after another with an irresistible 500m acceleration and sprinting to victory.
Marathon women: Ethiopia fails to “sweep the medals”
The women’s marathon was in the hands of the Ethiopians. In the morning sun in Budapest, Amani Beresu-Chankoli ran to the gold medal with a time of 2:24:23. Her compatriot, defending champion Guttetum Gybrislas, was 11 seconds behind. For a long time it looked like a triple victory for the East African country. Less than two kilometers from the finish line, however, Yalmziref Yehualao’s strength ran out. Moroccan Fatima Qirdadi won the bronze medal. For Yehualaw it was finally enough for a fifth-place finish. There were no Swiss women at first.
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