Simon Emer jumps on the podium at the Oslo meeting
The Appenzeller decathlon runner cuts well again as the long jump, but doesn’t come close to the evening’s best distance. Meanwhile, hurdles runner Jason Joseph can’t move forward.
Simon Emer may be the rising star on the Swiss athletics scene this year. The thesis that athlete Appenzell boosted on Thursday evening with another strong performance in the long jump. At the Diamond League meeting in Oslo, he managed to rise to the podium again.
The shooting star of eastern Switzerland, who often competes with specialist long jumpers this year, finished third with a jump of 7.95 metres. During the Rabat meeting at the beginning of the month, he had to concede defeat to Greek Olympic champion Miltiadis Tintoglu, who won the competition with a distance of 8.10 metres. The second was the Swedish Thubias Mütler (8.05 meters). Benjamin Gvoler, the second Swiss long jumper at the start, had no chance, and with a distance of 7.43 metres, he did not pass the ninth and penultimate place.
Emer revealed mixed feelings after the competition. “These are competitions that help me in terms of the World Cup. This is my big goal. I did a good job, you can take the top three, but at the same time was struggling with the rainy weather,” said the 22-year-old. Something with you from every jump.” And with it, “there could have been more today”, especially since a much shorter distance from his best would have been enough to take the win. The Swiss was a long way from his best of 8.45 metres, Which he set in the decathlon in Gotzes, Austria, in May The World Athletics Championships mentioned by Ehammer will be held in Eugene (USA) in July.
Jason Joseph misses the border
With Jason Joseph, a third Swiss soldier was deployed to the Norwegian capital. Baselbieter has not been able to pass over the 110-meter hurdles. His score was not enough for the limits of the World Cup and the European Championship. The 23-year-old faced many obstacles and had to earn fifth place and a time of 13.55 seconds – after all, his best time of the season. American Devon Allen (13.22 seconds), who will continue his career in the future as an American football player, was the clear winner.
“It’s not what I have in my legs,” Joseph was sure then—only to present himself at a loss when investigating the cause of the unfortunate outcome. It has always been clear that he has tremendous potential: after all, he holds the Swiss record in the 110-meter hurdles with 13.12 seconds.
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