The Swede’s show! He improved his outdoor maximum

Duplantis confirmed his famous form about two weeks before the World Championships in Eugene, where he will be attacking the last trophy missing from his collection. The 22-year-old American born in Swedish colors decided on his twelfth win this year at 603 centimeters. Then the Olympic champion had his height set on the racks, which meant surpassing his best outdoor performance from September 2020. That time in Rome, he surpassed the legendary Sergey Bubka’s maximum for more than a quarter of a century. He crossed the bar for the second time and went to celebrate.

Duplantis’ world record, which unlike other athletic disciplines is officially recognized in pole vault, is four centimeters higher since this year’s World Indoor Championships.

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Swedish pole vaulter Armand Duplantis in Stockholm.Photo: Aleksandra SzmigielReuters

Olympic champion Niraj Čopra, who returned to the elite series after four years, set the tone for the javelin competition with the very first throw. He improved his personal best by 64cm to 89.94, depriving Nor Andreas Thorkildsen of the 2006 meeting record.

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Jakub Vadlejch at the Diamond League in Stockholm.Photo: Aleksandra SzmigielReuters

For the first time, the silver medalist from Tokyo, Vadlejch, showed his best attempt. It was his best throw since the opening diamond meeting in Doha, where he threw the ninety-meter mark for the first time in his life. In the third series of Čopra with Vadlejch, reigning world champion Anderson Peters beat him with a performance of 90.31, and in the fifth series, German Julian Weber deprived Vadlejch of the final attempt with a long throw of 89.08. The sixth attempt for the top three did not change the order.

At the finish of the additional 1500, Sasínek surpassed the Briton Matthew Stonier, whom he beat by four hundredths of a second. With a time of 3:36.56, the Czech representative came within 34 hundredths of his best this year. “I still had enough strength at the finish and I can fly to Eugene with a lot of confidence. The time is good, but I still hope for a new person. The races have not been so fast so far this year. So in the near future I hope for even more,” he said on the website of the meeting .

The fastest 400-meter hurdles race in the history of the Diamond League was run by Femke Bolová from the Netherlands, who improved her season’s best by another 34 hundredths of a second to 52.27. She came within a quarter of a second of her own European record, winning by more than a second and a half. But the American Sydney McLaughlin was 86 hundredths of a second faster than her recent world record.

Brazilian Alison Dos Santos was similarly sovereign as Bolová in the same discipline, who was the first to break under 47 seconds in the long hurdles this year. The time of 46.80 is sixth best all-time. At last year’s Olympics, Dos Santos won bronze with a time eight hundredths better.

Olympic champion Marcell Jacobs canceled the expected start in the 100 at the last minute. The Italian sprinter felt pain in his muscle during training on the day of the race and did not want to take any chances shortly before the World Championships. After a muscle injury, he only returned to racing after a month and a half at the domestic championship at the weekend. In his absence, the South African Akani Simbine won (10.02).

This year’s invincibility at diamond meetings was extended by the Slovenian discus thrower Kristjan Čeh, who won with a throw of 70.02 meters. He defeated the nineteen-year-old Lithuanian Mikolas Alekna by 21 centimeters. The son of two-time Olympic champion Virgilij Alekna improved his personal record by 81 centimeters on his debut in the Diamond League, and he also has the seventy-meter mark in sight.

Athletics Diamond League meeting in Stockholm:
100 m (wind -0.5 m/s):
1: Simbine (JAR) 10.02
2. Prescod (Brit.) 10,15
3. Vicaut (Fr.) 10,19
800 m:
1. Moula (Alž.) 1:44,60
2. Robert 1:45,11
3. Tual (or Fr.) 1:45,29
3000 m:
1. Lobalu (ART) 7:29,48
2. Kiplimo (Ug.) 7: 29,55
3. Kemboi (Kenya) 7:31.26
400 m before:
1. Dos Santos (Brazil) 46.80
2. Allen (USA) 48.28
3. McMaster (Brit. Pan. ostr.) 48,58
1. Duplantis (Sweden) 616 – best outdoor performance ever
Nilsen (USA)
3. Bronze (Braz.) Both 593
1. Czech (Slovin.) 70.02
2. Alekna (Lit.) 69.81
3. Stahl (Swed.) 67.57
1. Peters (Gren.) 90,31
2. Chopra (India) 89.94
3. Weber (Germany) 89.08
4. Vadlejch 88,59
7. Veselý (both Czech Republic) 82.57
200 m (+0,1 m/s):
1. Asher-Smith (Britain)
2. Kambudjiová (Switzerland) both 22.37
3. Karstoftová (Dan.) 22.90
800 m:
1. Moraa (Kenya) 1:57.68
2. Hodgkinson (Britain) 1:58.18
2. Bisset (Aust.) 1:58.54
100 m BC (-0.5 m/s):
1. Camachová-Quinnová (Portor.) 12.46
2. Amusanová (Nig.) 12.50
3. Aliova (USA) 12.53
400 m before:
1. Bolová (Niz.) 52.27
2. Clayton (Jam.) 53.90
3. Ryzykova (Ukraine) 54.33
3000 m BC:
1. Jepkemeiová (Kaz.) 9:15.77
2. Finotová (Fr.) 9:19.59
3. Scherrer (Switzerland) 9:24.16
1. Patterson (Aust.) 196
2. Levchenkov
3. Gerashchenko (both Ukr.) both 193
1. Ugenová (Brit.) 681
2. Bechová-Romančuková (Ukr.) 676
3. Sagniaová (Swedish) 674
1. Ealy (USA) 20.48
2. Mittonová (Kan.) 19.90
3. Dongmová (Portugal) 19.30
Other disciplines:
1500 m:
1. Sasínek (Czech Republic) 3:36.56
2. Stonier (Britain) 3:36.60
3. Musagala (Ug.) 3: 36,90
1. Tentoglu (Greek) 831
2. Montler (Swed.) 798
3. Pravdica (Croatia) 782
Note: The abbreviation ART stands for Refugee Team.


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