The World Championships in Athletics couldn’t have had a better ending. Mondo Duplantis and Toby Amosan pushed the boundaries in their sport Sunday evening (US time) in the pole vault and 100-meter hurdles. The audience enjoyed it.
And then, after ten days of athletics, Mundo Duplantes owns the field to himself. All the other parts are on it, and all of his pole vault mates are already out of competition. He infuriated the crowd, made a powerful run and flew over 6.21 meters for the first time. Inch higher than the world record already has his name.
The Swedish flag is wrapped around his shoulders. In the microphone he put under his nose, he said to the fans’ surprise that he didn’t feel good during the final. ,, I was very tired. I really managed to get past it.” He is only 22 years old and is already a world record holder, Olympic champion and world champion.
Wherever Duplantis takes its poles, a world record is always taken into account. But this cannot be said about Toby Amosan. However, on the last day, I covered twice under Kendra Harrison’s old world record in the 100m hurdles from 2016 (12.20).
The first time, the 25-year-old Nigerian did so in the semi-finals on 12.12. After that, she fought the final on 12.06. But since the tailwind blows a lot in the stadium, that first time is still considered the best new world time. This second race gives Amosan the world title.
Thus Duplantis and Amussan join Sidney McLaughlin, who had already broken the world record in the 400m hurdles earlier in Eugene. The three athletes earn a check for $100,000 for their performance.
Visser misses the final
Nadine Visser disappeared in the 100m hurdles final. She finished third in her round of the semi-finals with a time of 12.66. This classification did not mean an instant pass and her time was not good enough to force her to qualify for the final.
The 27-year-old ruptured her left hamstring at the Dutch National Championships in February and thus missed the World Indoor Championships in Belgrade. It was the same injury she sustained a year ago that disrupted her preparation for the Olympics. She wasn’t at her best yet in Tokyo, but she finished fifth in the final. This time, the North Holland player was given more time to recover, but Eugene was not able to outdo himself. She eventually ran the twelfth fastest of all the semi-finalists.
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