Tsegay, Duplantis topple data at Eugene Diamond League


EUGENE: Gudaf Tsegay smashed the ladies’s 5,000 metres world document and Armand Duplantis raised the bar once more for the lads’s pole vault on Sunday, because the season-ending Eugene Diamond League meet concluded on a excessive. Ethiopian Tsegay set a blistering tempo from the begin to win in 14 minutes 00.21 seconds, sprinting down the ultimate metres to roars from the group as she shaved roughly 5 seconds off of Kenyan Religion Kipyegon’s earlier mark. She had no sooner written her identify into the document books than Sweden’s Duplantis soared over 6.23 metres to interrupt the world document for a seventh time, bringing the home down after successful his second world championship title in Budapest weeks in the past.

Duplantis, who cleared a centimetre larger than his earlier greatest on the primary attempt, mentioned he would attempt to savour the second reasonably than getting fixated on his gold medal possibilities on the 2024 Paris Video games. “I’m not fascinated by subsequent yr that a lot – I’m going to take pleasure in this second and luxuriate in this with my household tonight,” he mentioned. “Subsequent yr’s subsequent yr.” Shericka Jackson got here off the flip with an enormous result in retain her ladies’s 200 metres Diamond League championship title in 21.57, however got here in need of her purpose to interrupt Florence Griffith-Joyner’s world document. The Jamaican Jackson gained the 100 metres Diamond League championship a day earlier and completed greater than half a second forward of Ivorian Marie-Josee Ta Lou on Sunday, as Anthonique Strachan of the Bahamas took third in 22.16.

The Olympic champion Andre De Grasse of Canada powered by the ultimate stretch to win the lads’s race in 19.76, as the USA’ Tokyo silver medallist Kenny Bednarek completed second in 19.95. American Erriyon Knighton took third in 19.97. “It’s been a difficult season, however I gotta end sturdy,” mentioned De Grasse. “Subsequent yr’s a giant yr clearly with the Olympics, so I needed to attempt to simply give all of it to attempt to see the place I’m at going into subsequent season.”

American Athing Mu shook off the frustration of her third-place end at worlds to win the ladies’s 800 metres in 1:54.97, holding off Britain’s Keely Hodgkinson, who completed second in 1:55.19. Jamaican Natoya Goule-Toppin was third in 1:55.96. “I’m blissful that I might rejuvenate after worlds,” mentioned Mu. “(I used to be) coming right here with a clear thoughts and able to go.” Kenyan Emmanuel Wanyonyi upset the world champion Marco Arop in a blistering 1:42.80 within the males’s race, the quickest time of the yr, wresting the lead within the ultimate 50 metres of the race after ending second in Budapest. The Canadian Arop completed 5 hundredths of a second slower and Algerian Djamel Sedjati took third in 1:43.06.

Dutch World Champion Femke Bol collected her third Diamond League championship with a assured 51.98 efficiency within the 400 metres hurdles, as American Shamier Little took second in 53.45 and Jamaican Rushell Clayton completed third in 53.56. The Ukrainian world champion Yaroslava Mahuchikh cleared 2.03 metres on the second attempt to win the excessive soar whereas American Joe Kovacs received the most effective of his compatriot and rival Ryan Crouser, successful the lads’s shot put with 22.93 on his fourth throw.

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