Doha (dpa) – Swedish pole vaulter Armand Duplantis had to settle for a victory height of 5.82 meters at the athletes’ Diamond League meeting in Doha / Qatar.
The 20-year-old second world cup and European champion had passed 6.15 meters in Rome a good week ago and jumped an inch higher than the Ukrainian Sergej Bubka on July 31, 1994 in Sestriere. In the hall, he had mastered 6.18 meters on February 15. This height is set on the world record by the World Athletics Association.
In the 2019 World Cup city, there were some excellent performances on Friday. The Kenyan Faith Kipyegon set a world top of the year at 800 meters in 1: 57.68 minutes. In the sprint, two-time Olympic champion Elaine Thompson-Herah (USA) missed her world record with only two hundredths of a second in 10.87 seconds. Her countryman Aaron Mallet was also fast over 110 meters hurdles in 13.15 seconds. The first place in the women’s hurdle sprint was also secured by an American: Payton Chadwick won in a good 12.78 seconds.
In the long jump, the Ukrainian winner Maria Bech-Romanschuk could not beat the world champion Malaika Mihambo’s (7.03 meters), who, like all German athletes, did not start in Doha, with 6.91 meters.