Javelin thrower Jakub Vadlejch finished second at the Diamond League meeting in Lausanne. He showed his best performance in the second series, in which he threw 85.73 meters.
In the final for the top three riders, the silver Olympic medalist secured second place with a 79.10 long throw, defeating the reigning world champion Anderson Peters of Grenada by almost seven meters. The winner was the German Johannes Vetter. The fifth place was taken by Vítězslav Veselý, the bronze Olympian from Tokyo threw 81.19.
Koulař Tomáš Staněk was seventh with a performance of 21.05 meters. Kristiina Mäki finished tenth in the 1500 meter race.
Vadlejch, who has four triumphs at the Diamond League meetings, made his way to the podium in the prestigious series for the first time this season. “Thanks to the spectators, who were great and helped me a lot today. It was difficult in the wind and cold. The fast new surface in Tokyo showed me more. We’ll see in Paris next time,” Vadlejch said.
The second man in the historical javelin charts, Vetter, who ended up surprisingly without a medal at the Olympics, today recorded a performance of 88.54 with his third attempt and relegated Vadlejch from the first place. In the final, the German favorite scored a safe victory with his third longest throw in the 86.34 competition.
American Ryan Crouser fulfilled the role of the favorite in the shot put, the two-time Olympic winner improved his own record of the meeting to 22.81 meters with the first attempt.
Stanek threw 21.05 in the second and fourth series. He fell almost half a meter behind this year’s maximum from Sunday’s extra league at Juliska in Prague. The Czech record holder was 32 centimeters apart from the third place in the Croatian Filip Mihaljevič.
Crouser exceeded significantly 22 meters in all five valid attempts. In the final for the three best, New Zealander Tomas Walsh sent him a challenge with his best performance in the 22.10 competition, but the world record holder secured the first place by throwing to a distance of 22.64.
With a time of 4: 12.57, Mäki was more than eleven seconds behind her Czech record from the Olympic Games in Tokyo, where she sensationally advanced to the finals. Even so, she achieved the best result in the Diamond League. In 2015, she did not finish the 5,000-meter run in London; last year, she finished 15th in the 15th in Shanghai. Ethiopian Freweyni Gebreezibeher finished 4: 02.24 for the victory.
Hundreds of women were won by Jamaican Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce in front of favored compatriot Elaine Thompson-Herah, who retaliated for the defeat from Tokyo and Saturday’s Diamond League meeting in Eugene. There, Thompson-Herah won 10.54 in the second best time in history, approaching a world record of five hundredths.
Fraser-Pryce improved her personal maximum to 10.60 at the age of 34 and consolidated her position as the third fastest sprinter of all time. At the same time, she improved the record of the meeting in Lausanne, which has belonged to the American Marion Jones since 1998 with the performance of 10.72.
“It was still not my best race. I have more to do, I still have to improve my technique. I will perform even better this season, my goal is to run below 10.60,” said Fraser-Pryce. Shericka Jackson finished third, just like at the Tokyo Olympics, and completed Jamaica’s triumph.
Thompson-Herah complained of fatigue after the defeat. “The season is long and I’ve run the four best times of my career in the last month. I have no plans to attack the world record. I didn’t even think of getting so close. I’ll finish the season and come back even stronger next year,” she said.
Venezuelan Yulimar Rojas won the women’s triple jump with a performance of 15.56, which was one centimeter behind her world record from the Olympic final in Tokyo.
An unusual outage met the world record holder in the pole vault Armand Duplantis. The 21-year-old Swede failed three times at 582 centimeters and had to settle for fourth place. The Olympic champion suffered only the second defeat in the last two years. He was absent from the podium for the first time since June 2019, when he was fourth in Oslo. The winner was American Christopher Nilsen with a power of 582 cm.