Athletics despite the pandemic: We have set a mark

On the long way to the peak of the season Malaika Mihambo journey takes. The long jump world champion from Oftersheim near Heidelberg, is because in the summer

Athletics despite the pandemic: We have set a mark

On the long way to the peak of the season Malaika Mihambo journey takes. The long jump world champion from Oftersheim near Heidelberg, is because in the summer Olympic games in the calendar and for the first weekend of March, the indoor European Championships, from the short-time working have returned. With the victory in the long jump of the new Istaf from Dusseldorf at the ISS Dome they got their goals on Sunday in order precisely to 6.74 meters closer. She won ahead of Sweden's Khaddi Sagnia, who came in their last attempt to have the same Width, because her second best jump wore on and 6.73 meters.

Michael Reinsch

a correspondent for sports in Berlin.

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a third party Ivana Spanovic from Serbia, three halls-European champion and indoor world champion from Birmingham 2018, with 6,61 meters. The sporting spirit of the long jumper shows how they cheered their Swedish rivals in their last attempt in front of largely empty grandstands clapping. To Try of 6.65, 6,74, 6,63, to 6.53, 6.73 metres and you joined in your last attempt.

"Today was a solid entry"

Armand Duplantis, the best pole vaulters in the world, steel Malaika Mihambo not the Show. The Americans, who starts an international for Sweden was, of 6.19 meters to go, after he had won the competition with a height of 6.01 meters. But once he was done, he finished the Race and refused to increase his indoor world record of 6.18 meters from the February last year. Also in the stadium the 21-Year-old holds the world record of 6.15 meters.

In the long-distance-duel of the Evening, Frenchman Renaud Lavillenie surpassed him. The Olympic champion of 2012 jumped on Sunday evening at the athletics-hall meeting in the French Tourcoing 6,02 meters.

With 5,86 meters and can accommodate two, in front of the American world champion Sam Kendricks, surprised in Düsseldorf, Germany Torben sheet. The former decathlete from Leverkusen had increased his best performance on Friday at the sports festival in Karlsruhe 5,72 meters.

6,01 meters skipped: Armand Duplantis in Düsseldorf. : Image: Reuters

Four months break was shorter Malaika Mihambo in the past, the cancellation of the Tokyo 2020 dominated the sports year, and resigned, even as they won the German championship, determined. She was chosen 2019 as well as 2020 for the Sportswoman of the year. Now she has returned from 16 to 20 steps to start-up, and surpassed, after all, your best leap of Düsseldorf in the Distance, won in Braunschweig in the past year, the title to three inches.

a Few weeks later, she jumped in Dessau, even though it appeared shorter, 7,03 meters. In the Winter, was flown, also from a shortened start-up, more than seven meters. At the Istaf indoor in Berlin, you won 7,07 metres. Next Friday, the 27-year-old Athlete will return to the capital. "Today was a solid start was," she said in Düsseldorf. "I think I can still keep jumping."

applause and cheering from the Band

In Karlsruhe on Friday, applause and cheers came from the Band. In Düsseldorf on Sunday, the organizers had filled the ranks with cardboard characters, the kindergarten children painted and had tinkered. At the Istaf of Berlin, eight years ago initiated to be able to discus thrower Robert Harting also in the attic a stage offer, is painted in this discipline. Without an audience, find a Meeting of the Director Martin Seber, have such a spectacle no sense. The dreary Situation continued to be of Karlsruhe Mr Martin Wacker determination. "We have set up for the track and field is a character," said he. "It is not a question before the pandemic, only to soft."

Updated Date: 02 February 2021, 16:19

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