Unbeatable Fimik Poll scores his 16th consecutive win in Lausanne in the Diamond League |  other sports

Unbeatable Fimik Poll scores his 16th consecutive win in Lausanne in the Diamond League | other sports

Video metFimik Paul also won the 400-meter hurdles at the Diamond League competitions in Lausanne. It was her sixteenth consecutive victory in the prestigious series.


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06-30-23, 22:42

23-year-old Paul landed a time of 52.76 in the Swiss city. Finland’s Viivi Lehikoinen had to give up in almost two seconds (54.67) and Iomide Volloronso of Italy came third in 55.12. Never before had Paul been so fast in Lausanne, as he was relatively new. Partly because of this, there was no absolute final time. The three-time European champion recently won in Oslo with a time of 52.30 seconds, the world best time of the year. She would like to dive under 52 seconds.

Poole hasn’t reached her personal best of 52.03 this season, and American Sidney McLaughlin’s world record of 50.68 is a long way off, but she’s not worried. “I’ve noticed form getting better. It’s been a challenge going fourteen paces between hurdles, but I’m enjoying it,” Paul said earlier this week. “The modifications really pay off, though it’s still uncomfortable. But I need it to improve myself. And I’m learning every sweat.”

Paul wants to be at her best during the World Cup in Budapest in August. There she is aiming for the world title, the only prize still missing from her well-stocked list of honors, which already includes Olympic bronze, World silver and European gold.

Fimic Paul. © AFP

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