Pauline Hundyma was unable to debut at the IAAF World Championships in the long jump with a place in the final. She reached 6.57 meters in the Budapest qualifiers. This was 4 centimeters shorter to be among the top twelve medal jumpers later in the championships.
The Assendelft woman had mixed feelings about it. The 23-year-old athlete said: “That moment when I entered the court gave me a great feeling. Runner Churandy Martina already told me that I will never forget this experience and he is right.” I’m only a few centimeters away. short. I did not miss my first steps in my approach. But it is my first major tournament and it will motivate me for years to come. Next time I want to reach the final.”
It can only be at the Olympic Games in Paris in 2024. Hundima has already reached 6.76 this year and is just 10 centimeters short of the Olympic limit. “This is definitely a good target for next season.”
Denzel Comenentia failed to qualify for the hammer throw final. The Dutch champion clocked 70.16m in the heats, which wasn’t far enough to secure a place in the top twelve.
Earlier this year, Comenentia sharpened its Dutch record to 78.01. The American-born, American-trained and American-lived Amsterdammer settled in Budapest with his utterly underwhelming performance last year at the World Cup in Eugene. Then he threw void three times. “If you want to get something positive out of it, that’s it. But I didn’t feel strong in the ring and I don’t know why. 70 meters is usually a distance I throw easily, but here it was tough.”
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