Mihambo misses long-jump victory

Malaika Mihambo is started with a third place in its short hall season. At the Istaf Indoor in Berlin, the 28-year-old from the LG Kurpfalz had to reach 1500 spectators in the Mercedes-Benz Arena in their paradised discipline at a wide range of 6.66 meters of Swedish Khaddi Sagna with 6.68 meters and Merle Homeier (also 6, 66 meters) to give.

Malaika Mihambo leaps over 7 meters in the Rome Long Jump competition - IAAF Diamond League 2019
For the athlete of the year, only two more performances in the hall at the Istaf Indoor in Düsseldorf will follow the kick-off in Berlin on 20 February and a weekend later at the German Hall Championships in Leipzig. In the sprint over 60 meters Mihambo failed in the lead, the competition served to get a better start-up for the long jump.

Duplantis with Meeting instead of world record

For the highlight of the evening, Armand Duplantis provided. The 22-year-old Swede had already skipped the latte in the third and last attempt over 6.19 meters, before the rod still fell. The Tokyo Olympic champion made the world record closely and had to settle with the Meeting record with skipping 6.03 meters. Thus, he improved the height set up by French Renaud Lavillia by a centimeter.

Third was Oleg Zernickel from ASV Landau. The 26-year-old German champion made the standard for the Hallen-World Cup in Belgrade from 18 to 20 March with a personal best performance of 5.81 meters. By contrast, Zernickels’s predecessor failed as a national champion, Bo Kanda Lita Baehre, at the standard height. The 22-year-old of Bayer Leverkusen had to settle at 5.70 meters and fifth place.

Gapemper with comeback “satisfied”

Quite freed from times Gina Goldenkemper ran 1099 days after her last hall competition in her comeback in 7.33 seconds on the fifth place over 60 meters. The 25-year-old from SCC Berlin focuses on the World Cup in the summer from 15 to 24 July in Eugene / USA as well as the home Em in Munich as part of the European Championships from 11 to 21 August. “I am satisfied with the run in the final,” said gapsemper. “In the lead I died on the first 20 meters in beauty,” said the sprinterin.

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