Julien Watrin flirts with his Belgian record at the Diamond League in Poland

Julien Watrin flirts with his Belgian record at the Diamond League in Poland

Mondo Duplantis, Shelly-Anny Fraser-Pryce and Femke Bol were the foreign stars at the 9th Diamond League meeting of the season, in Poland. Julien Watrin provided a Belgian highlight in the 400m hurdles.

Duplantis secures 2nd Diamond League victory

Two weeks after his world title, Swedish pole vaulter Armand “Mondo” Duplantis has also manipulated the Diamond League meeting in Silesia.

The world record holder in Poland only needed a jump over 6.10 meters, with which he also immediately broke the meeting record (5.91 m) of the French Olympic champion Renaud Lavillenie.

Thanks to the victory in Poland, Duplantis is already certain of his second victory in the Diamond League. Previously, the Swede was the best in the Doha, Eugene, Oslo and Rome meetings.

Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce with the fastest 100m of 2022

Jamaican Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce is still blazing fast, even at 35. In the 100 meters she was opposed this time by the American Hobbs, who also dived under 11 seconds, but Fraser-Pryce still won by a straight lead.

At 10’66, she ran the 10th fastest 100 meters ever, just 6-hundredths of her personal best and 17-hundredths of the previously unassailable record of Florence Griffith-Joyner. It is also the fastest hectometer of the season.

Watrin comes close to own BR, Zagré does not survive series

In the final of the 400 meters hurdles, Julien Watrin finished 5th. Our compatriot ran a strong race and was barely one hundredth above his own BR with a time of 48.91. The Brazilian Alison Dos Santos eventually took the victory in a time of 47.80.

For Anne Zagré, things went less smoothly in Poland. She did not survive her series in the 100 meter hurdles. With a time of 13:16 she had to be satisfied with a 12th place.

Phenomenal Bol is the first Dutch person to dive below the 50-second limit

In the final of the 400 meters Femke Bol was the first Dutch athlete ever to dive below the magical limit of 50 seconds. With a new NR of 49″75 she wiped the previous national record of Lieke Klaver (50″18) from the tables.

“I knew I had it in my legs to dive below the 50 second mark, but it’s great to finally do it. I’m not sure yet if I’ll do both the 400m flat and the hurdles on the European Championship,” said a beaming Bol after the race.

results men
100 meter 1. Trayvon Bromell (US) 9″95
400 meters 1. Michael Norman (US) 44″11
800 meters 1. Emmanuel Korir (Ken) 1’45″72
400 meters hurdles 1. Alison Dos Santos (Bra) 47″80
5. Julien Watrin 48″91
javelin throw 1. Jakub Vadlejch (Ch) 86.68m
long jump 1. Miltiadis Tentoglou (Gri) 8.13m
pole vault 1. Mondo Duplantis (Sweden) 6.10m
triple jump 1. Andy Diaz Hernandez (Cub) 17.53m
results women
100 meter 1. Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce (Jam) 10″66
100 meters hurdles 1. Jasmine Camacho Quinn (Pue) 12″34
12. Anne Zagre 13″16
200 meters 1. Shericka Jackson (Jam) 21″84
400 meters 1. Femke Bol (Ned) 49″75
800 meters 1. Ajee Wilson (US) 1’58″28
1,500 meters 1. Diribe Welteji (Eth) 3’56″91
3,000 meters 1. Sifan Hassan (Ned) 8’39″27
javelin throw 1. Haruka Kitaguchi (Japanese) 65.10m
high jump 1. Safina Sadullayeva 1,92m
shot put 1. Chase Ealey (US) 20.38m
Calendar Diamond League 2022
13/05 Doha (Qat) report
21/05 Birmingham (GBr) report
28/05 Eugene (US) report
05/06 Rabat (Mar) report
09/06 Rome (Ita) report
16/06 Oslo (Noo) report
18/06 Paris (Fra) report
30/06 Stockholm (Sweden) report
06/08 Silesia (Pol) report
10/08 Monaco
26/08 Lausanne (Switzerland)
02/09 Brussels
07-08/09 Zurich (Switzerland)

Source: Sporza

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