Athletics – Indoor – Karlsruhe


The Olympic pole vault champion won this Friday at the first World Indoor Tour meeting of the season in Karlsruhe with 6.02 m. Over the hurdles, Pascal Martinot-Lagarde won in 7”54, while Cyréna Samba-Mayela set a new French U23 record in the 60m hurdles (7”84). Operated in the off-season to correct myopia, Armand Duplantis already has his eyes well in front of the holes. For his first meeting of the season this Friday evening in Karlsruhe (Germany), the Swede won with 6.02 m, quite easily dismissing the American KC Lightfoot (2nd with 5.89 m), while Valentin Lavillenie placed third with 5.71m. read also After a 2021 season marked by injuries, Pascal Martinot-Lagarde has regained his health Once alone, the Olympic pole vault champion asked for a bar at 6.19 m, synonymous with a new world record that he already has. On the first try and the third, the flying Swede was not far from hitting very hard from the start, he who will obviously be eyeing the planetary title in Belgrade (March 18 to 20). Martinot-Lagarde with the minima for Belgrade in his pocket An appointment that Pascal Martinot-Lagarde also has in mind. Often slowed down by injuries, the French record holder in the 110m hurdles entrusted us in advance of the German date wanting to pay attention to his body. His preparation seems to have paid off in any case since the 2015 European champion in the 60m hurdles won in 7”54, not far from his best comeback in 2016 (7”49) and already with the minimums for Belgrade in the pocket. Hurdles which also saw the French Cyréna Samba-Mayela shine. Teddy Tamgho’s protege finished second in the 60m hurdles, in the same hundredth as Jamaican Danielle Williams. In 7”84, she nevertheless seized the French hopes record for the distance, failing two hundredths of the best hexagonal mark in history (7”82 by Monique Ewanje-Epée). An evening of records for French athletes An evening of records for French athletics since a little earlier, it was the junior world champion Erwan Konaté who distinguished himself. By finishing second in the length competition with 7.98 m behind the Swede Thobias Montler (8.02 m), Konaté set a new European junior record (also a French U23 record), a record of which he was unaware since the athlete and his trainer Robert Emmiyan (at INSEP), thought that the best U20 world mark of the Ukrainian Viktor Kuznyetsov (8.22 m) logically served as a European record. But European Athletics has its own specifications to validate its records and it was therefore necessary to do better than… Emmiyan and his 7.89 m in 1984. A record which should be validated since the Konaté clan requested an anti-doping control and that the conditions of approval have been met. For the rest, the Ethiopian Berihu Aregawi won the 3,000m in the excellent time of 7’26”20 (5th world performer in history), while his compatriot Axumawit Embaye snatched the victory over 1,500m in 4’02”12. Race in which the Frenchwoman Aurore Fleury once again distinguished herself by finishing fifth in 4’07”09, becoming the third French performer in history. read also All the news of the Athlé

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