Swede Duplantis becomes world champion by setting world record in pole vault
© Photo: IOC press serviceArmand Duplantis
MOSCOW, 25 Jul – Swedish pole vaulter Armand Duplantis won gold at the World Championships in Athletics, which takes place in Eugene, USA.
The Olympic champion showed a result of 6.21 meters, breaking his own world record. On March 20, at the World Athletics Indoor Championships in Belgrade, the Swede took a height of 6.20 meters. Second place was taken by the American Christopher Nielsen (5.94), the third was the Filipino Ernest Obiena (5.94). In the women’s long jump, Germany’s Malaika Mihambo won with a score of 7.12 meters. Ese Brume of Nigeria was second with 7.02 points and Brazilian Letizia Oro Melo was third with 6.89 points.
Jakob Ingebrigtsen of Norway won the men’s 5,000 meters in 13 minutes 9.24 seconds. The second result was shown by Kenyan Jacob Krop (13:09.98), the third – the representative of Uganda Oscar Chelimo (13:10.2). Puerto Rican Aiden Owens-Delerme won gold in the 1500m decathlon (4:13.02), Germany’s Niklas Kaul won silver (4:13.81), and Estonian Johannes Erm won bronze (4:25.08).
In the women’s 800 meters race, the American Ating Moo became the winner, covering the distance in 1 minute 56.3 seconds. Britain’s Keely Hodgkinson was second with 1:56.38 and Mary Moraa of Kenya was third at 1:56.71. Nigerian Tobi Amusan won the 100m hurdles with a time of 12.06. The second was the representative of Jamaica Brittany Anderson (12.23), the third – Puerto Rican Jasmine Camacho-Quinn (12.23).
Team USA won the women’s 4x400m relay. The Americans covered the distance in 3 minutes 17.79 seconds. Team Jamaica was second with 3:20.74 and Britain was third with 3:22.64. In the men’s 4x400m relay, the US team also won gold (2:56.17). The silver medalists were the Jamaicans (2:58.58), the bronze medalists – the Belgians (2:58.72).
The World Championships in Athletics ended on July 24. The Council of the World Athletics Association (World Athletics) on March 1, against the backdrop of events in Ukraine, suspended Russian and Belarusian athletes from participating in international tournaments, including the World Championships in Eugene. Prior to that, due to a doping scandal, since 2015, the Russians had the right to play in a neutral status.