Athletics – Thompson-Herah scrapes past the world record – Sports

Athletics, 100 meters: Jamaica’s sprint queen Elaine Thompson-Herah missed the ancient world record over 100 m at the Olympic revenge. The three-time Olympic champion from Tokyo ran the second-best time in history in 10.54 seconds at the Diamond League meeting in Eugene / Oregon on Saturday and was only five hundredths above the record of the legendary American Florence Griffith-Joyner (10.49) from the Year 1988.

“I think the record is within reach because I ran 10.5 and I’ve got so much more in me,” said Thompson-Herah. “I don’t want to be distracted – the celebrations start in October and November, but now I still have a mission to fulfill. ” Behind Thompson-Herah, who won 10.61 in Tokyo, her compatriots Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce (10.73) and Shericka Jackson (10.76) came in second and third, as in the Olympic final.

US whiz kid Sha’Carri Richardson, who ran 10.72 seconds in the run-up to Tokyo, had no chance at the comeback and finished ninth in 11.14 seconds. Richardson missed the Olympics because she tested positive for marijuana.

Bundesliga, Transfer: The Bundesliga soccer club VfL Wolfsburg, which started the season perfectly, has signed national player Luca Waldschmidt. As the wolves announced on Sunday, the 25-year-old will receive a four-year contract. Waldschmidt comes from the Portuguese record champions Benfica Lisbon, both clubs have agreed not to disclose the terms of the transfer. “He’s not only a good fit for our team in terms of sport, but also because of his character. His development is far from over, and we are therefore looking forward to tackling our goals with him,” said VfL Sports Director Marcel Schäfer.

The top scorer of the U21 European Championship 2019 already played in the Bundesliga for Eintracht Frankfurt, Hamburger SV and SC Freiburg before venturing to Portugal last year, where he scored nine goals in 27 league games. “I’m very happy to be back in the Bundesliga. I really wanted to. I am convinced of the way the club is going, the philosophy and ambitions of VfL match my ideas one hundred percent,” said the seven-time international.

Volleyball, EM: The German volleyball players celebrated their second victory at the European Championships and are almost certainly in the round of 16. The selection of national coach Felix Koslowski beat host Bulgaria 3: 2 (25:23, 16:25, 25:21, 18:25, 15:10) in the third preliminary round match in Plovdiv. At the beginning there was a 1: 3 against the two-time European champions Poland, then the team won 3: 1 against the Czech Republic.

In group of six B there are two more games, on Tuesday against Greece and on Wednesday against Spain (both 4.30 p.m. / Sport1). Four teams progress in each of the four seasons, Germany is in third place. Koslowski, who had given the quarter-finals as the minimum goal, can again rely on Louisa Lippmann at the European Championship in the team of the German Volleyball Association (DVV). The player had recently taken a break and skipped the Nations League.

Soccer, Afghanistan: The Taliban’s takeover of power in Afghanistan puts the women’s national football team at risk. The international players’ union Fifpro is therefore campaigning for women who play football to be put on lists for departure, said Fifpro General Secretary Jonas Baer-Hoffmann on Deutschlandfunk.

On the one hand, it is about creating an evacuation option in the first place, he emphasized. They tried to get the soccer players on lists. “That went relatively well, but now the next steps are much more difficult for us. How do we get them to the airport? How many planes will governments really send there? How long will the whole thing remain open for evacuations? When will which groups be prioritized?” “, said Baer-Hoffmann. All of this is “incredibly difficult to assess and means enormous uncertainty for women because they feel persecuted and are persecuted and accordingly hide and try to keep their identity a secret”.

Then one tries to enable a right of asylum and admission by a state. One is also supported by the world association Fifa. He was also aware, however, that “the only real influence lies with governments. We are trying to do as much as we can there as an organization”. The current situation is dangerous for players: “What we are paying attention to is the fact that these women joined the national team was a sign of resistance.” From a human and technical point of view, it is “incredibly difficult to decide who to put on a prioritization list earlier and who not,” says Baer-Hoffmann.

Half marathon, Berlin: Joyciline Jepkosgei has set a course record at the 40th Berlin Half Marathon. The 27-year-old Kenyan ran the 21.095 kilometers in 65:16 minutes on Sunday. Nancy Meto crossed the finish line five seconds later and was also below the previous best time set by double Olympic champion Sifan Hassan from the Netherlands two years ago. With third place in 67:32 minutes, Valary Aiyabei complemented the Kenyan triple success with the women.

The Kenyan runners also triumphed in the men’s race. Felix Kipkoech won with a world best time of 58:57 minutes ahead of Josphat Tanui (59:40) and Philemon Kiplimo (59:54). The best German runners were Rabea Schöneborn from LG Nord Berlin with a personal best of 70:35 minutes in eighth and Philipp Pflieger from the LT Haspa Marathon Hamburg in 63:03 minutes in ninth. With 20,774 registered runners, the race was so far this year with the highest number of participants worldwide.



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