Mikaelle Assani is one centimeter short of bronze at the World Championships

Long jumper Mikaelle Assani missed out on the bronze medal by just one centimeter at the World Indoor Championships in Glasgow. The 21-year-old had to place fourth in the final final section of the athletics championships on Sunday evening with 6.77 meters. The title went to American favorite Tara Davis-Woodhall with 7.07 meters ahead of her teammate Monae’ Nicols with 6.85 meters.

The Spanish Fátima Diame came third, jumping one centimeter further than Assani. With her best performance of 6.91 meters this year, the athlete from Baden-Baden would have come second. The German Olympic champion Malaika Mihambo skipped the title fights in Scotland to prepare for the Olympic summer. She is currently preparing for training camp.

World record at the end

In the 60 meter hurdles, Devynne Charlton from the Bahamas celebrated her gold medal with a world record of 7.65 seconds. One day after her victory in the individual 400 meter race in a world record time, the Dutchwoman Femke Bol also led the 4 x 400 meter relay team to the World Championship title.

The Belgian Alexander Doom also achieved two victories over 400 meters in the relay and in the individual race. Sprint star Noah Lyles ran with the second-place team from the USA. He wanted to recommend himself for the Olympic Games with his performance for the quartet over 4 x 400 meters. He’s set over 100 meters anyway. Victory in the heptathlon went to the Swiss Simon Ehammer with the world’s best performance for the year of 6,418 points.

Duplantis starts with difficulties

The Swedish all-time winner Armand Duplantis got off to a slow start in the pole vault. The world record holder, whose record height is 6.23 meters, only crossed 5.85 meters on his third attempt. In the end, the 24-year-old successfully defended his 2022 title. He jumped 6.05 meters as his world best for the year. The Swede failed in his world record attempt over 6.24 meters.

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The German Athletics Association only sent a mini squad to the title fights in Great Britain. The highlight from a German perspective was shot putter Yemisi Ogunleye with silver. It was the first German medal at the World Indoor Championships since 2018.


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