2022 Birmingham DL: Keely Hodgkinson & Laura Muir Open Up Impressively as Abel Kipsang Stays Red-Hot
May 21, 2022
May 21, 2022
Two of Britain’s biggest distance stars, Olympic silver medalists Keely Hodgkinson and Laura Muir, opened up their summer seasons at Saturday’s Müller Birmingham Diamond League and both were rewarded with victories as Hodgkinson (1:58.63) and Muir (4:02.81) both pulled away comfortably to win over the final 100 meters. In the sprints, Brits also picked up wins in the women’s 100 (Dina Asher-Smith, 11.11 with a -0.1 wind) and men’s 400 (Matthew Hudson-Smith, 45.32).
Elsewhere, Kenya’s Abel Kipsang (3:35.15) continued his sensational 2022 season by picking up his second DL 1500 victory in nine days, Canada’s Marco Arop (1:45.41) dominated the men’s 800, and Dawit Seyaum ran an outdoor world-leading 14:47.55 in her first-ever track 5000 after Francine Niyonsaba withdrew due to a visa issue.
World and Olympic long jump champ Malaika Mihambo (7.09) was good in the long jump as well. Slovenia’s Kristjan Ceh has the performance of the day as he threw 71.27 in the discus to break the Diamond League record and move to #10 on the world all-time list.
We recap the action for you below, starting with the distance events.
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Women’s 800: Hodgkinson looks sensational in outdoor opener
After withdrawing from the World Indoor championships in March due to injury, Keely Hodgkinson made her outdoor debut in Birmingham and showed no signs of rust. Sitting about five meters behind the rabbit (59.04) at the bell, Hodgkinson controlled the entire race before easing away over the final 100 to win in 1:58.63 (she ran negative splits, roughly 59.7-58.9). France’s Renelle Lamote closed well for second in 1:59.53 as no one else in the field broke 2:00. American Sage Hurta was 4th in her Diamond League debut in 2:00.48.
Quick Take: A great opener for Hodgkinson; bring on Athing Mu
Hodgkinson was expected to take care of business today in front of the home fans and did just that, and her last lap suggests she is capable of a lot faster than 1:58 right now. It was the perfect way to build anticipation for what should be a terrific women’s 800 against Olympic champion Athing Mu at the Prefontaine Classic next week.
“I am heading to Pre now and expecting a big battle but it will be a great experience for me,” Hodgkinson said.
|1.||Keely HODGKINSON||03 MAR 2002||GBR||1:58.63|
|2.||Renelle LAMOTE||26 DEC 1993||FRA||1:59.53|
|3.||Natoya GOULE||30 MAR 1991||JAM||2:00.13|
|4.||Sage HURTA||23 JUN 1998||USA||2:00.48|
|5.||Alexandra BELL||04 NOV 1992||GBR||2:00.67|
|6.||Christina HERING||09 OCT 1994||GER||2:00.82|
|7.||Lindsey BUTTERWORTH||27 SEP 1992||CAN||2:01.20|
|8.||Louise SHANAHAN||26 JAN 1997||IRL||2:01.35|
|9.||Gaia SABBATINI||10 JUN 1999||ITA||2:01.38|
|10.||Katharina TROST||28 JUN 1995||GER||2:01.80|
|Agata KOŁAKOWSKA||02 AUG 1997||POL||DNF|
Men’s 800: Arop dominates
American pacemaker Erik Sowinski took this one out in 50.49 and at the bell, Kenya’s Wyclife Kinyamal, who won two Diamond Leagues last year, was the first racer at just over 51 seconds, trailed by World Indoor bronze medalist Bryce Hoppel.
There was some battling down the back straight before Canada’s Marco Arop made a huge move to the front entering the final turn. He immediately put five meters on the field and that was that – no would would touch him on the way in and he won comfortably in 1:45.41. Hoppel held off almost all of the chasers but was pipped by France’s Benjamin Robert at the line and had to settle for third in 1:46.22.
|1.||Marco AROP||20 SEP 1998||CAN||1:45.41|
|2.||Benjamin ROBERT||04 JAN 1998||FRA||1:46.22|
|3.||Bryce HOPPEL||05 SEP 1997||USA||1:46.33|
|4.||Jake WIGHTMAN||11 JUL 1994||GBR||1:46.39|
|5.||Patryk DOBEK||13 FEB 1994||POL||1:46.63|
|6.||Wyclife KINYAMAL||02 JUL 1997||KEN||1:46.64|
|7.||Clayton MURPHY||26 FEB 1995||USA||1:47.23|
|8.||Daniel ROWDEN||09 SEP 1997||GBR||1:47.29|
|9.||Peter BOL||22 FEB 1994||AUS||1:47.59|
|10.||Mariano GARCÍA||25 SEP 1997||ESP||1:48.77|
|Erik SOWINSKI||21 DEC 1989||USA||DNF|
Quick Take: Arop’s Diamond League form from the end of 2021 has carried over
Arop didn’t make the Olympic final a year ago but otherwise put together a fine season as he finished in the top four in all six of his DL races, including wins in Eugene and Lausanne (in fact, in 10 career DL appearances, Arop has never finished lower than 4th). He was only 8th at World Indoors, but Arop – a large, powerful runner – is better on the bigger outdoor track, and after taking 3rd in Doha last week, he was far better than everyone else over the final 200.
“I did a hard training session yesterday so wasn’t sure how the body would respond but it turned out pretty well and I am excited going forward,” Arop said. “…I am going to take a short break now and focus on the champs. It looks wide open so I am certainly aiming for podium.”
Quick Take: Only one man can break 1:46 in a Diamond League?
The men’s 800 was a fairly underwhelming event in 2021 and so far in 2022 it’s been even worse. The winning time of 1:49.08 in Doha last week was the slowest ever in a DL race – but okay, it was super-windy. But today Arop ran 1:45.41 – a time all of the guys in this field are capable of – and wound up winning by almost a full second. Temps in Birmingham were a little on the cool side (low-60s), but it wasn’t windy. The fact that only one man could break 1:46 today – in what was a strong field – is poor.
Women’s 1500: Muir wins from the front
Olympic silver medallist Laura Muir, who was making her outdoor debut after only racing once indoors, did her normal thing and got right behind the rabbit as Aussie record holder Jessica Hull got right behind her. The 400 was covered in 64.7, 800 in 2:09.7, and 1200 in 3:14.12. Coming off the final turn, Hull was still right behind Muir, but the Muir pulled away and got the win in 4:02.81 to Hull’s 4:03.42 as Kenya’s Winny Chebet proved to be best of the rest in 4:05.56, a big improvement for her as she was just 7th at the Kip Keino Classic. US Olympian Cory McGee ran just 4:08.26 for 7th.
Muir said the wind was partly to blame for the modest times. “To come here and win in my first race of the season I am really really happy. The win was more important than the time in my first race especially as it was quite windy out there. It was solid and running from the front too,” said Muir.
|1.||Laura MUIR||09 MAY 1993||GBR||4:02.81|
|2.||Jessica HULL||22 OCT 1996||AUS||4:03.42|
|3.||Winny CHEBET||20 DEC 1990||KEN||4:05.56|
|4.||Ciara MAGEEAN||12 MAR 1992||IRL||4:05.70|
|5.||Jemma REEKIE||06 MAR 1998||GBR||4:07.01|
|6.||Marta PÉREZ||19 APR 1993||ESP||4:07.93|
|7.||Cory Ann MCGEE||29 MAY 1992||USA||4:08.26|
|8.||Katie SNOWDEN||09 MAR 1994||GBR||4:08.33|
|9.||Elise VANDERELST||27 JAN 1998||BEL||4:09.30|
|10.||Kristiina MÄKI||22 SEP 1991||CZE||4:13.83|
|11.||Sarah HEALY||13 FEB 2001||IRL||4:15.97|
|Ellie SANFORD||13 NOV 1997||AUS||DNF|
Men’s 1500: Kenya’s Abel Kipsang wins again
No one was interested in going with rabbit Erik Sowinski in this one so the splits were a bit modest (the field was a few seconds back of Sowinski, who went out in 56.31, 1:54.66) but the result ended up being the same as in the Doha DL 1500 last week and at the Kip Keino Classic two weeks ago — a win for Abel Kipsang of Kenya. Kipsang, the world leader at 3:31.01, took the lead shortly after the bell and never relinquished it as he won in 3:35.15 with Mohamed Katir second in 3:35.62 and Olli Hoare third in 3:35.76. Olympic bronze medallist Josh Kerr was 5th in 3:35.92.
|1.||Abel KIPSANG||27 NOV 1996||KEN||3:35.15|
|2.||Mohamed KATIR||17 FEB 1998||ESP||3:35.62|
|3.||Oliver HOARE||29 JAN 1997||AUS||3:35.76|
|4.||Michał ROZMYS||13 MAR 1995||POL||3:35.86|
|5.||Josh KERR||08 OCT 1997||GBR||3:35.92|
|6.||Adel MECHAAL||05 DEC 1990||ESP||3:35.93|
|7.||Charles GRETHEN||02 JUN 1992||LUX||3:37.00|
|8.||Matthew STONIER||24 SEP 2001||GBR||3:37.25|
|9.||George BEAMISH||24 OCT 1996||NZL||3:37.45|
|10.||Ignacio FONTES||22 JUN 1998||ESP||3:37.66|
|11.||Matthew RAMSDEN||23 JUL 1997||AUS||3:39.65|
|12.||Baptiste MISCHLER||23 NOV 1997||FRA||3:39.94|
|13.||George MILLS||12 MAY 1999||GBR||3:42.33|
|14.||Stewart MCSWEYN||01 JUN 1995||AUS||3:44.14|
|15.||Charles Cheboi SIMOTWO||05 JUN 1995||KEN||3:44.82|
|Piers COPELAND||26 NOV 1998||GBR||DNF|
|Erik SOWINSKI||21 DEC 1989||USA||DNF|
Quick Take: It’s a fine line at the top of the sport
Only 0.78 of a second separated 1st from 6th in this one.
Quick Take: Sowinski is getting paid this year
So far there have been two Diamond Leagues in 2022 and Erik Sowinski has already paced four DL races – the men’s 800 and 1500 in both Doha and Birmingham. We hope he’s getting paid double for the extra work.
Quick Take: Stewart McSweyn struggled mightily again today
McSweyn was a fixture at the front of Diamond League races during a brilliant 2021 campaign but he’s clearly not the same guy right now. In Doha last week, he was near the front early but faded to 11th in 3:48.67 and it was a similar story today as he finished 14th in 3:44.14. McSweyn loves to race and delayed his season opener until Doha, but it’s obvious he’s still not ready to run fast at the moment.
Women’s 5000: Seyaum impresses in her 5000 debut
The women’s 5000 lost some star power when Francine Niyonsaba, winner of the 3000 last week in Doha, was one of a number of athletes who couldn’t make it to the meet in time due to visa issues. That left a fairly open race on paper, and at the bell, five women were still in it: Ethiopians Dawit Seyaum (5th at World Indoors in the 3k), Fantu Worku, and Hawi Feysa, as well as Norway’s Karoline Bjerkeli Grovdal and Germany’s Hanna Klein.
Worku, who had led since the 2k mark, was still in front with a lap to run, but Seyaum, running her first-ever 5000 on the track, made a strong move to the lead with 250 to go and would power home from there, closing in 60.1 for her last lap to win in a world-leading 14:47.55, well clear of Feysa in second (14:48.94). Further back, Klein (5th, 14:51.71) and Great Britain’s Jessica Judd (6th, 14:57.19) both ran big personal bests to break 15:00 for the first time.
|1.||Dawit SEYAUM||27 JUL 1996||ETH||14:47.55|
|2.||Hawi FEYSA||01 FEB 1999||ETH||14:48.94|
|3.||Fantu WORKU||29 MAR 1999||ETH||14:49.64|
|4.||Karoline Bjerkeli GRØVDAL||14 JUN 1990||NOR||14:51.38|
|5.||Hanna KLEIN||06 APR 1993||GER||14:51.71|
|6.||Jessica JUDD||07 JAN 1995||GBR||14:57.19|
|7.||Sarah LAHTI||18 FEB 1995||SWE||15:04.87|
|8.||Carla GALLARDO||09 FEB 1999||ESP||15:10.62|
|9.||Sara BENFARES||27 MAY 2001||GER||15:25.74|
|10.||Rose DAVIES||21 DEC 1999||AUS||15:28.47|
|11.||Marta GARCÍA||01 JAN 1998||ESP||15:28.55|
|12.||Isobel BATT-DOYLE||14 SEP 1995||AUS||15:29.05|
|13.||Viktória WAGNER-GYÜRKÉS||15 OCT 1992||HUN||15:32.17|
|14.||Cristina RUIZ||16 JAN 1999||ESP||15:34.49|
|15.||Verity OCKENDEN||31 AUG 1991||GBR||15:45.04|
|Nadia BATTOCLETTI||12 APR 2000||ITA||DNF|
|Sarah BILLINGS||07 MAR 1998||AUS||DNF|
|Calli THACKERY||09 JAN 1993||GBR||DNF|
Quick Take: Seyaum may have a future in this event
Seyaum, the World Junior 1500 champ in 2014, has primarily run the 1500 throughout her career but ran three road 5ks last year with a best of 14:39. Clearly, she has good endurance and her 60.1 last lap today showed that she still has a great top gear.
Seyaum, who is still only 25, could be a real factor at the global level in this event – assuming she can run fast enough to make the Ethiopian team. None of Ethiopia’s 2021 Olympians ran this meet (Gudaf Tsegay, Ejgayehu Taye, and Senbere Teferi) and it took 14:15 to make the team at the Ethiopian trials in Hengelo last year (only eight women in history have ever run that fast).
Quick Take: It’s absurd that a visa issue prevented Francine Niyonsaba from running in this meet
A number of athletes were unable to make it to Birmingham because they were unable to secure a visa early enough to travel for the meet. That included Niyonsaba and fellow Olympic silver medalist Ferguson Rotich in the 800. This has been an issue in the past in Birmingham – for the 2018 World Indoors, Emmanuel Korir, Ayanleh Souleiman, and Omar McLeod were among the athletes who did not get a visa in time and were unable to enter the UK.
Frankly, this is ridiculous. Can the UK carve out some sort of exception for Olympic or World Championship medalists who are clearly entering the country to compete in a track meet?
Men’s 100: Aaron Brown wins it after Bromell and Hughes are DQ’d
Canada’s Aaron Brown picked up his first career Diamond League 100-meter by running 10.13, the slowest winning time for a DL 100 since 2016. One reason for the slow time was the conditions (63 degrees Fahrenheit, overcast, -0.2 m/s wind), but it didn’t help that two of the top men in the field – US champ Trayvon Bromell and European champ Zharnel Hughes – were disqualified.
Both Bromell and Hughes registered obvious false starts – in fact, for Hughes, this was his fourth DQ in his last seven 100m races – but there needs to be a better system for handling DQ’s in Diamond League races. Bromell and Hughes are two of the biggest stars in their respective countries. Bromell flew across the Atlantic to run this specific race. And now the fans can’t see them race because they false-started.
Track & field needs to find more opportunities to showcase its stars, not fewer. In a DL race, if someone false starts, let them run and record a result, but don’t make them eligible for prize money. Please don’t throw them out of the race entirely.
Final, Wind: -0.2
|1.||Aaron BROWN||27 MAY 1992||CAN||10.13|
|2.||Yohan BLAKE||26 DEC 1989||JAM||10.18|
|3.||Jerome BLAKE||18 AUG 1995||CAN||10.20|
|4.||Andre DE GRASSE||10 NOV 1994||CAN||10.24|
|5.||Nethaneel MITCHELL-BLAKE||02 APR 1994||GBR||10.31|
|6.||Adam GEMILI||06 OCT 1993||GBR||10.38|
|7.||Reece PRESCOD||29 FEB 1996||GBR||10.65|
|Trayvon BROMELL||10 JUL 1995||USA||DQ|
|Zharnel HUGHES||13 JUL 1995||GBR||DQ|
Women’s 100: Asher-Smith holds on for the win
British star Dina Asher-Smith got off to a good start and held on for a narrow win in the women’s 100 in 11.11 (-0.1) as Olympic bronze medallist Shericka Jackson of Jamaica was second in 11.12. Americans went 4-5-6-7 but none ran faster than 11.25 on a cool day for sprinting (64 F, 17.7C and overcast).
Final, Wind: -0.1
|1.||Dina ASHER-SMITH||04 DEC 1995||GBR||11.11|
|2.||Shericka JACKSON||16 JUL 1994||JAM||11.12|
|3.||Daryll NEITA||29 AUG 1996||GBR||11.14|
|4.||Mikiah BRISCO||14 JUL 1996||USA||11.25|
|5.||Gabrielle THOMAS||07 DEC 1996||USA||11.31|
|6.||Destiny SMITH-BARNETT||26 JUL 1996||USA||11.35|
|7.||Cambrea STURGIS||27 MAR 1999||USA||11.35|
|8.||Anthonique STRACHAN||22 AUG 1993||BAH||11.41|
|9.||Ajla DEL PONTE||15 JUL 1996||SUI||11.72|
Men’s 110 hurdles: Parchment stays perfect in 2022 with world leader
2021 Olympic champ Hansle Parchment of Jamaica ran a trademark Hansle Parchment race, closing like a demon over the final few hurdles to take the victory in a world-leading 13.09 over fellow Jamaican Olympic champ Omar McLeod (13.17).
Final, Wind: +0.2
|1.||Hansle PARCHMENT||17 JUN 1990||JAM||13.09|
|2.||Omar MCLEOD||25 APR 1994||JAM||13.17|
|3.||Asier MARTÍNEZ||22 APR 2000||ESP||13.32|
|4.||Damian CZYKIER||10 AUG 1992||POL||13.32|
|5.||Andrew POZZI||15 MAY 1992||GBR||13.39|
|6.||Aurel MANGA||24 JUL 1992||FRA||13.61|
|7.||David KING||13 JUN 1994||GBR||13.64|
|8.||Wellington ZAZA||20 JAN 1995||LBR||13.81|
|9.||Cameron FILLERY||02 NOV 1998||GBR||13.90|
Men’s 400: Hudson-Smith wins
Running on his home track, Matthew Hudson-Smith came off the final bend trailing American Vernon Norwood but Hudson-Smith ran him down to get the win in 45.32 as Norwood ended up 4th in 45.53 as two other Americans nipped him at the line (Bryce Deadmon 2nd 45.51, Kahmari Montgomery 45.52).
|1.||Matthew HUDSON-SMITH||26 OCT 1994||GBR||45.32|
|2.||Bryce DEADMON||26 MAR 1997||USA||45.51|
|3.||Kahmari MONTGOMERY||16 AUG 1997||USA||45.52|
|4.||Vernon NORWOOD||10 APR 1992||USA||45.53|
|5.||Isaac MAKWALA||24 SEP 1985||BOT||45.98|
|6.||Liemarvin BONEVACIA||05 APR 1989||NED||46.37|
|7.||Alex HAYDOCK-WILSON||28 JUL 1999||GBR||46.49|
|8.||Wilbert LONDON||17 AUG 1997||USA||46.89|
|9.||Jochem DOBBER||08 JUL 1997||NED||47.61|
Women’s 400 hurdles: Muhammad wins it comfortably
Coming off the final turn, Jamaica’s Janieve Russell and Ukraine’s Viktoria Tkachuk were both in striking distance of reigning world champion Dalilah Muhammad of the US, but over the final 100 meters it was no contest as Muhammad streaked away to a comfortable win in 54.54. No one else broke 55 seconds as Muhammad made it two-for-two in hurdle races in 2022.
|1.||Dalilah MUHAMMAD||07 FEB 1990||USA||54.54|
|2.||Viktoriya TKACHUK||08 NOV 1994||UKR||55.25|
|3.||Anna RYZHYKOVA||24 NOV 1989||UKR||55.37|
|4.||Lina NIELSEN||13 MAR 1996||GBR||55.40|
|5.||Gianna WOODRUFF||18 NOV 1993||PAN||55.43|
|6.||Jessie KNIGHT||15 JUN 1994||GBR||55.50|
|7.||Janieve RUSSELL||14 NOV 1993||JAM||56.21|
|8.||Jessica TURNER||08 AUG 1995||GBR||57.43|
Men’s discus: Ceh breaks Diamond League record
The performance of the day came in the men’s discus as 23-year-old Slovenia’s Kristjan Ceh unleashed a throw of 71.27 meters in round three – a Diamond League record and good for #10 on the all-time list. Ceh is just the third man to eclipse the 70-meter barrier in Diamond League competition.
|1.||Kristjan ČEH||17 FEB 1999||SLO||71.27|
|2.||Andrius GUDŽIUS||14 FEB 1991||LTU||66.40|
|3.||Daniel STÅHL||27 AUG 1992||SWE||65.97|
|4.||Lukas WEIßHAIDINGER||20 FEB 1992||AUT||65.14|
|5.||Matthew DENNY||02 JUN 1996||AUS||64.15|
|6.||Nicholas PERCY||05 DEC 1994||GBR||63.03|
|7.||Robert URBANEK||29 APR 1987||POL||61.06|
|8.||Simon PETTERSSON||03 JAN 1994||SWE||56.82|
Women’s discus: Allman prevails in battle of Olympic champions
2021 Olympic champ Valarie Allman of the US and 2012/2016 Olympic champ Sandra Perkovic of Croatia squared off in this one and it came down to the wire. Allman got out to an early lead with a 67.85-meter run in round two, but Perkovic made things interesting with a big final-round toss. When the measurement was announced, however, it came out as 67.26 – meaning Allman hung on to take the win.
|1.||Valarie ALLMAN||23 FEB 1995||USA||67.85|
|2.||Sandra PERKOVIĆ||21 JUN 1990||CRO||67.26|
|3.||Laulauga TAUSAGA||22 MAY 1998||USA||60.80|
|4.||Melina ROBERT-MICHON||18 JUL 1979||FRA||59.96|
|5.||Marija TOLJ||29 NOV 1999||CRO||59.55|
|6.||Liliana CÁ||05 NOV 1986||POR||58.34|
|7.||Jade LALLY||30 MAR 1987||GBR||57.90|
|8.||Kirsty LAW||11 OCT 1986||GBR||55.35|
Men’s high jump: Tamberi gets beat again
Olympic high jump 8th placer Django Lovett of Canada got the win in a seasonal best 2.28 after finishing 3rd in Doha last week. Co-Olympic champ Gianmarco Tamberi improved his seasonal best from 2.20 to 2.25 to grab 2nd.
“I am definitely content with that – to pick up the scalp of Gianmarco [Tamberi] is a great start to the season for me. To come away with the win at a Diamond League doesn’t happen too often but I still think I could jump higher,” said Lovett.
|1.||Django LOVETT||06 JUL 1992||CAN||2.28|
|2.||Gianmarco TAMBERI||01 JUN 1992||ITA||2.25|
|3.||Norbert KOBIELSKI||28 JAN 1997||POL||2.25|
|4.||Shelby MCEWEN||06 APR 1996||USA||2.22|
|5.||Loïc GASCH||13 AUG 1994||SUI||2.18|
|6.||Joel CLARKE-KHAN||30 SEP 1999||GBR||2.18|
|6.||Hamish KERR||17 AUG 1996||NZL||2.18|
Women’s long jump: Mihambo opens her season with a 7.09m
Reigning World and Olympic champ Malaika Mihambo of Germany was WAY better than everyone in the women’s long jump as she won with a world-leading 7.09 (0.0) in round 4 and had three jumps better than runner-up Maryna Bekh-Romanchuk of Ukraine (6.66), the 2019 Worlds silver medallist. Last year, nobody went over 7.00 in any of the DL events.
Mihambo has only jumped farther than 7.09 three times in her career – all in 2019 (7.30 pb).
|1.||Malaika MIHAMBO||03 FEB 1994||GER||7.09||0.0|
|2.||Maryna BEKH-ROMANCHUK||18 JUL 1995||UKR||6.66||+0.8|
|3.||Lorraine UGEN||22 AUG 1991||GBR||6.65||+1.4|
|4.||Jazmin SAWYERS||21 MAY 1994||GBR||6.60||+1.6|
|5.||Ivana VULETA||10 MAY 1990||SRB||6.54||+0.5|
|6.||Kendell WILLIAMS||14 JUN 1995||USA||6.47||+2.3|
|7.||Khaddi SAGNIA||20 APR 1994||SWE||6.46||0.0|
|8.||Katarina JOHNSON-THOMPSON||09 JAN 1993||GBR||6.41||+2.2|
|Kendell WILLIAMS||14 JUN 1995||USA||6.35||-1.2|
|Katarina JOHNSON-THOMPSON||09 JAN 1993||GBR||6.24||+1.5|
Women’s pole vault: Morris takes it
Competing in the same city where she won World Indoor gold in 2018, Sandi Morris won the pole vault thanks to a clutch third-attempt clearance of 4.73m – the only woman to clear that height.
|1.||Sandi MORRIS||08 JUL 1992||USA||4.73|
|2.||Katerina STEFANIDI||04 FEB 1990||GRE||4.65|
|2.||Tina ŠUTEJ||07 NOV 1988||SLO||4.65|
|4.||Sophie COOK||12 SEP 1994||GBR||4.45|
|5.||Emily GROVE||22 MAY 1993||USA||4.45|
|6.||Nikoleta KYRIAKOPOULOU||21 MAR 1986||GRE||4.45|
|7.||Katie NAGEOTTE||13 JUN 1991||USA||4.30|
|Holly BRADSHAW||02 NOV 1991||GBR||NM|
|Michaela MEIJER||30 JUL 1993||SWE||NM|
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