Mujinga Kambundji (file photo) wins the Diamond League in Eugene at 200 metres.
What a great performance by Mujinja Kampunge on the Diamond League podium! The 29-year-old won the over 200m in overhead field with a time of 22.06sec.
Since there was a lot of tailwind (2.4 m/s), this time was not recognized as a new Swiss record. A maximum of 2.0 m/s is allowed. So Kambundji’s record of 22.26 seconds remains. However, Kambundji conveys a major reversal! Olympic bronze medalist Garbielle Thomas (USA, 22.11) and Dina Asher-Smith (GBR, 22.19) were left behind, so she beat the world’s best!
The third place in the World Championships over 200 metres undoubtedly demonstrated one of her best races over the 200 metres. Kambundji has already set the Swiss record of 22.26 seconds three times in her career. Now it appears: there is so much inside!
Crazy time of Thompson over 100 meters
The women’s 100-meter race climbs just an hour earlier. Here, too, Kambundji is at the start, this run is also well-equipped. The full Olympic podium from Tokyo in the starting blocks.
Kambundji has nothing to do with the decision. Unlike more than 200 meters, it does not pay off optimally. Up front, Elaine Thompson is going through a miracle time – only with a moderate tailwind (0.9 m/s). For the 100-meter sprint, the Jamaican needs 10.54 seconds. It is only five hundredths higher than the world record and sets the second fastest time ever on the track.
Kambundji is seventh with a time of 10.96. So she is just above the top 100. (dad / tusk)
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