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Lucerne Athletics Summit - Emer wins the long jump as the highlight of Switzerland - sport

Lucerne Athletics Summit – Emer wins the long jump as the highlight of Switzerland – sport


At the athletics meeting in Lucerne, Simon Emmer jumped 8 meters and provided the only Swiss light.

As in the previous year, the weather gods were not kind to the organizers of the best athletics in Lucerne. Not only was it humid and cold, but the wind didn’t affect the athletes’ hands either. This was even more bitter considering the large domain.

From a Swiss point of view, Simon Ehammer provided some sunshine in the long jump. On his last attempt, the 22-year-old jumped exactly 8 meters and broke the magic mark for the 20th time. He cheated the competition by two centimeters and more. Emer also beat Greek Miltiadis Tintoglu for the first time, who finished third in the competition.

Kambundji is not among the fastest

Despite the uncomfortable conditions, Mujinga Kambundji insisted on competing in the 100 and 200 metres. In super discipline, the European Championship runner-up took sixth place with a time of 11.54 seconds. Meanwhile, American Shakari Richardson tricked five-time Olympic champion Eileen Thompson of Jamaica by a hundred in 11.29 seconds. Thompson has time for revenge on Thursday at the Diamond League meeting in Brussels – you can be there live on SRF from 8:00pm.

Over half of the track, Kambundji finished fourth with a time of 22.89 seconds, and the newly crowned European 200m champion judged her race as “perfectly fine”, although she thought she would finish more on the field. The victory went to Antonique Strachan of the Bahamas (22.68).

Mujinga’s sister Ditagi, who is 10 years her junior and who won bronze at the European Championships in the 100m hurdles, finished eighth and final in her race. With 13.35 seconds, she was just as fast as Noemi Zbären in Round B.

Among others was Puerto Rican Jasmine Camacho Quinn, winner four days ago in Lausanne and fourth in this year’s world best list (12.32). But the 26-year-old was beaten by American Tia Jones (12.78) with a time of 12.86 seconds. Annick Kalin, who won bronze in the heptathlon in Munich, finished race B after 13.65 seconds, which was enough for fourth place.

For Lionel Spitz (eighth over the 400m) and Jason Joseph (13 over 110m hurdles) there was nothing to come by in Lucerne. In the men’s shot put, two-time Olympic champion and current world champion Ryan Crozer of the United States missed the record set by Swiss Werner Gunthur from 1987 (22.12) by just four centimeters.