2022 Birmingham DL: Keely Hodgkinson & Laura Muir Open Up Impressively as Abel Kipsang Stays Red-Hot

by LetsRun.com
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. 

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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

Great Britain’s Keely HODGKINSON reacts after winning the 800m women final at the Diamond League track and field meeting at the Alexander Stadium in Birmingham on May 21, 2022.

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.

Final

PLACE NAME BIRTH DATE NAT. MARK
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

Canada’s Marco AROP wins the 800m men final at the Diamond League track and field meeting at the Alexander Stadium in Birmingham on May 21, 2022.

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.

Results

PLACE NAME BIRTH DATE NAT. MARK
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.

UK’s Laura MUIR reacts after winning the 1500m women final at the Diamond League track and field meeting at the Alexander Stadium in Birmingham on May 21, 2022.

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.

Results

PLACE NAME BIRTH DATE NAT. MARK
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.

Final

PLACE NAME BIRTH DATE NAT. MARK
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.

Final

PLACE NAME BIRTH DATE NAT. MARK
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

Ethiopia’s Dawit SEYAUM reacts after winning the 5000m women final at the Diamond League track and field meeting at the Alexander Stadium in Birmingham on May 21, 2022.

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?

Sprints

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

PLACE NAME BIRTH DATE NAT. MARK
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

Great Britain’s Dina ASHER-SMITH reacts after winning the 100m women final at the Diamond League track and field meeting at the Alexander Stadium in Birmingham on May 21, 2022.

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

PLACE NAME BIRTH DATE NAT. MARK
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

Jamaica’s Hansle PARCHMENT reacts after winning the 110m hurdles men final at the Diamond League track and field meeting at the Alexander Stadium in Birmingham on May 21, 2022.

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

PLACE NAME BIRTH DATE NAT. MARK
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).

Final

PLACE NAME BIRTH DATE NAT. MARK
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.

Final

PLACE NAME BIRTH DATE NAT. MARK
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

Field Events

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.

Final

PLACE NAME BIRTH DATE NAT. MARK
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.

Final

PLACE NAME BIRTH DATE NAT. MARK
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.

Final

PLACE NAME BIRTH DATE NAT. MARK
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).

Final

PLACE NAME BIRTH DATE NAT. MARK WIND
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.

Final

PLACE NAME BIRTH DATE NAT. MARK
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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