Ninth day of the World Cup: Mihambo flies without problem towards the final of the long jump

Ninth day of the World Cup: Mihambo flies without problem towards the final of the long jump

Status: 07/24/2022 01:01

Top favorite Malaika Mihambo reached the long jump final of the World Championships in Athletics without any problems. In the decathlon, on the other hand, the German athletes are still struggling. The ninth day of competition in Eugene at a glance.

Women’s long jump qualification: sovereign Mihambo

Germany’s big hope for gold, Malaika Mihambo, started her World Cup weekend in Eugene with an impressive performance. In the long jump qualification, the Olympic champion and defending champion jumped 6.84m on the first attempt and easily surpassed the 6.75m required for Monday’s final (02:50 CEST). “That was the goal. Everything went as we imagined,” Mihambo said. “I felt very good, it was a good competition.” The 28-year-old showed her potential, proudly leaving 17 centimeters on the jump.

The best of the year, Brooke Buschkuehl (Australia), also qualified for the final with a jump of 6.76m. The top qualifier was American Quanesha Burks, who jumped 6.86m – but only on the third attempt. Merle Homeier (Göttingen) was well below his personal best with 6.09m and is not in the final.

  • Result Women’s Long Jump Qualification (Group A)
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  • Result Women’s Long Jump Qualification (Group B)
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Decathlon: DLV athletes are still struggling

After the first three disciplines of the decathlon, defending champion Niklas Kaul is in 20th and penultimate place in the provisional standings with 2,407 points. 11.22 seconds in the 100m, 7.13m in the long jump and 14.52m in the shot put were mediocre performances. However, Kaul is considered a second-day man with his particular strength in the javelin throw. Olympic champion Damian Warner (Canada) has so far lived up to his role as favorite (2,846), while French world record holder Kevin Mayer is fifth (2,680).

Surprisingly, World Cup debutant Leo Neugebauer was the top German in ninth place (2,611). Former World Cup bronze medalist Kai Kazmirek is 13th with 2,497 points, Ulm’s Tim Nowak is currently last (2,367).

  • Result general classification decathlon
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Women’s 100m hurdles qualifying: defending champion Nia Ali is eliminated

Defending champion Nia Ali surprisingly missed the 100m hurdles semi-finals. The American stumbled and only crossed the finish line after 19.73 seconds.

The fastest was Nigerian Tobi Amusan, who set an African record of 12.40 seconds. With Alia Armstrong from the USA (12.48), Olympic champion Jasmine Camacho-Quinn from Puerto Rico (12.52), Jamaican Britany Anderson (12.59) and world record holder Kendra Harrison (12.60), the other favorites did not let go of Nakedness . The semi-finals (2:10 a.m. CEST) and finals (4 a.m. CEST) will take place on Monday evening.

  • Result 100 m hurdles women heats
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