2022 Stockholm DL: Mondo Breaks the WR* As A Guy With A 13:34 5000 PB STUNS Jacob Kiplimo and Runs 7:29 to Win 3000

By LetsRun.com
June 30, 2022

On to Eugene.

With today’s Bauhaus Galan meet in Stockholm in the books, there are no more Diamond League meets until the 2022 World Athletics Championships begin in Eugene on July 15. Which meant it was the last chance for athletes to make a statement before the world gathers at Hayward Field next month.

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The biggest statement of all came in the men’s pole vault as Mondo Duplantis cleared 6.16 meters in front of the Swedish crowd – the highest ever jump outdoors (though Duplantis has gone 6.20 indoors). The 400 hurdles races were also super fast as Alison dos Santos ran 46.80 to win the men’s race and Femke Bol a Diamond League record of 52.27 in the women’s race.

In the distance events, breakout Kenyan star Mary Moraa took down Keely Hodgkinson to convincingly win the 800 in 1:57.68 while Algeria’s Slimane Moula took the men’s race in 1:44.60. The biggest surprise of the day came in the men’s 3000, where former Athlete Refugee Team member Dominic Lobalu stunned Jacob Kiplimo to win in a 20-second pb of 7:29.48. 

Full recap and analysis of the meet below.

Men’s Pole Vault: Mondo Duplantis gives the Swedish fans an outdoor world record

Sweden’s Mondo Duplantis gave the Swedish fans what they wanted – an outdoor world record* of 6.16 meters. Mondo was on his game throughout the night as he didn’t miss at 5.63, 5.83, 5.93, or 6.03 before moving the bar up to a height no one had ever cleared outdoors. After one miss, he cleared it with ease on his second attempt but then didn’t try anything higher.

Results

PLACENAMEBIRTH DATENAT.MARK
1.Armand DUPLANTIS10 NOV 1999SWE6.16
2.Christopher NILSEN13 JAN 1998USA5.93
3.Thiago BRAZ16 DEC 1993BRA5.93
4.Pål Haugen LILLEFOSSE04 JUN 2001NOR5.83
5.Renaud LAVILLENIE18 SEP 1986FRA5.83
6.Ernest John OBIENA17 NOV 1995PHI5.73
7.Ben BROEDERS21 JUN 1995BEL5.63
7.Sondre GUTTORMSEN01 JUN 1999NOR5.63

Quick Take: *It’s absurd that World Athletics counts the absolute best mark as the world record in the pole vault instead of having indoor and outdoor world records like they do in other events

So technically this wasn’t a world record but it was the highest jump ever outdoors. In case you are wondering, Duplantis has four times jumped higher indoors –  6.20, 6.19, 6.18, and 6.17. No other human has gone higher than 6.16, which is a mark that Renaud Lavillenie did once indoors.

Men’s 3000: Domnic Lobalu STUNS Jacob Kiplimo in 7:29.48

Update: Dominic Lobalu was listed in the results as a member of the Athlete Refugee Team and he was referred to as a member of that team when this article was originally published. But Lobalu stopped competing for the ART when he left Kenya for Switzerland in 2019.

The men’s 3000 produced one of the most stunning results in Diamond League history. With only one Kenyan and no Ethiopians racing, it was expected to be the Jacob Kiplimo show. The world record holder in the half marathon and Olympic 10,000 bronze medallist was running his first track race of the year and was hoping to break 7:30. 

And break 7:30 he did but he didn’t win the race as unheralded Dominic Lobalu got the win in 7:29.48 to Kiplimo’s 7:29.55. The 23-year-old Lobalu who is from the South Sudan but spent a lot of time in Kenya and now is in Switzerland came into this one with modest pbs of 3:39/7:49/13:34/27:58 and 61:01 (2022).

Yet Lobalu was the winner as he went from 5th to 1st over the final lap (54.2) and really crushed the final 300 (39.20).

The Race

The race was rabbitted very evenly for 7:30 through 2k in 5:02. At 2k, as is so often the case on the DL circuit, Stewart McSweyn of Australia found himself as the racer tasked with keeping things honest. When he was up front, he was running 61 pace and just before the bell Kiplimo went to the lead.

On the first turn, there was a slight gap between the top 3 and 4th and 5th with Lobalu back in 5th. But Lobalu moved into 4th, then made up the gap and kept going. He passed McSweyn on the backstretch to move into 3rd and then he passed 13:04 man Cornelius Kemboi of Kenya (3rd in 7:31.26) on the turn. Only one man remained and it was Kiplimo, who was a meter or two in front. About 85 meters from the finish line, Kiplimo sensed someone was coming as he looked over to his right. After that Kiplimo desperately tried to get to the line first, flailing his arms when Lobalu came up on him with about 20 meters left but to no avail. Lobalu was your shock winner. 

PLACENAMEBIRTH DATENAT.MARK
1.Domnic Lokinyomo LOBALU16 AUG 1998ART7:29.48
2.Jacob KIPLIMO14 NOV 2000UGA7:29.55
3.Cornelius KEMBOI29 FEB 2000KEN7:31.26
4.Stewart MCSWEYN01 JUN 1995AUS7:31.93
5.Thierry NDIKUMWENAYO26 MAR 1997BDI7:34.91
6.Luis GRIJALVA10 APR 1999GUA7:38.67
7.Mike FOPPEN29 NOV 1996NED7:43.37
8.Narve Gilje NORDÅS30 SEP 1998NOR7:44.28
9.Jack RAYNER19 DEC 1995AUS7:47.62
10.Ryuji MIURA11 FEB 2002JPN7:47.98
11.Addisu YIHUNE17 MAR 2003ETH7:48.51
 Mounir AKBACHE14 MAR 1986FRADNF
 Boaz KIPRUGUT18 MAY 1998KENDNF
 Adel MECHAAL05 DEC 1990ESPDNF

Quick Take: Who is Dominic Lokinyomo Lobalu?

Lobalu formerly competed for the Athlete Refugee Team, which was founded by World Athletics in 2014 to give a chance for refugees and those without a country to compete at the sport’s biggest global events. In the past, ART members have been decent athletes but not competitive on the global stage (an ART member did not hit an Olympic standard until last year, when Tachlowini Gabriyesos qualified in the marathon). Lobalu left the ART in 2019 to move to Switzerland and by beating Kiplimo, running 7:29, and winning a Diamond League, he showed he’s one of the best runners in the world right now.

Lobalu grew up in Chukudum, South Sudan, but fled in 2007 amid the country’s civil war. He was eight years old. He moved to Kenya, where he eventually joined the ART in 2016 under the supervision of Tegla Loroupe in her camp in Ngong. Now Lobalu lives and trains in Switzerland, but his visa status means he cannot leave the country and return without special permission (similar to Luis Grijalva with his DACA status in the USA). That meant Lobalu has mostly raced against lesser competition in Switzerland the last few years (he ran 27:58 to win their 10,000 champs by almost two minutes earlier this month) but he was able to secure permission to travel to Stockholm and, spurred on by the competitive field, ran a massive pb.

The crazy thing is, as it stands, Lobalu will not be competing at Worlds this year as he doesn’t have the qualifying standard. Another issue would be securing permission from the Swiss government to travel to America and back with just two weeks to go until the meet.

For more on Lobalu, World Athletics profiled him in 2019 when he said his goal was to become the first refugee to win a global medal.

Quick Take: It was good to see Stewart McSweyn running well again

McSweyn was one of the best runners in the world last year, a fixture near the front of almost every Diamond League race from 1500 to 5000. So it’s been tough to see him look like a shell of himself this year as he recovered from COVID and/or a bad reaction to the vaccine. After running 3:48 in Doha and 3:44 in Birmingham, McSweyn’s 7:31 today was a big sign that he’s finally on the way back to normal.

Quick Take: Grant Fisher fans, were you watching this?

As Americans, we were watching this one with a close eye to see how Kiplimo looked as he hadn’t raced on the track all year. His last 50 wasn’t pretty but 7:29 is a time only one American has ever run (Bernard Lagat has the AR at 7:29.00, Galen Rupp is second at 7:30.16 indoors ), so we expect Kiplimo to be in the medal hunt.

Fisher did catch a huge break when it was revealed today that the Kenyan 10,000 champ, former half marathon WR holder Kibiwott Kandie, wasn’t named to the Kenyan team as he doesn’t have the 10,000 standard. Yes, you read that right. World Athletics doesn’t give you any credit for running 27:33 at altitude (which Kandie did to win the trials), which is clearly way better than the 27:28 standard. Starting in 2023, you can qualify for the 10,000 on the roads as well, but not this year (Kandie ran 26:50 on the roads in April).

We sounded off about this fact in our live instant reaction show that we recorded when the meet was over:

Women’s 800: Mary Moraa shows she is the real deal, takes down Keely Hodgkinson

After a busy weekend in Nairobi where she won the 400 (setting a national record of 50.84) and 800 (convincingly over Faith Kipyegon) at the Kenyan championships, Mary Moraa headed to Stockholm and passed her final test before Worlds with flying colors, handing Olympic silver medalist Keely Hodgkinson her first 800m defeat of the year, 1:57.68 to 1:58.18. American Sage Hurta, who had never broken 2:00 before this year, broke 1:59 for the second time in a week, following up her 7th-place finish at USAs with a 5th-place here in 1:58.95.

Moraa started quickly and actually led for most of the back straight before the pacemaker finally slotted in ahead of her at 200 meters. Moraa hit 400 in 57.7 but Hodgkinson, who was well-positioned in third just behind Moraa on the home straight, allowed Hurta to pass her and fell to fourth at the bell.

Hodgkinson eventually fought her way out of the box on the back straight into second on with 200 to go, but after running the final turn on Moraa’s shoulder, could not get around. Moraa, meanwhile, had another gear and accelerated into the final straight, immediately creating a gap. Hodgkinson would close it slightly over the final 50 meters but could never mount a serious challenge in the final 100 and would have to settle for second.

PLACENAMEBIRTH DATENAT.MARK
1.Mary MORAA15 JUN 2000KEN1:57.68
2.Keely HODGKINSON03 MAR 2002GBR1:58.18
3.Catriona BISSET01 MAR 1994AUS1:58.54
4.Halimah NAKAAYI16 OCT 1994UGA1:58.85
5.Sage HURTA23 JUN 1998USA1:58.95
6.Prudence SEKGODISO05 JAN 2002RSA1:59.52
7.Brooke FELDMEIER26 JAN 1996USA1:59.73
8.Hedda HYNNE13 MAR 1990NOR2:02.09
9.Lovisa LINDH09 JUL 1991SWE2:03.22
 Sarah BILLINGS07 MAR 1998AUSDNF

Quick Take: This was impressive from Mary Moraa

Moraa had a pb of 1:59.25 last year and didn’t make the Olympic final but has hit a new level recently, running 1:58.93 to win in Rabat. But in her next test in Rome, she took a step back, finishing 4th in 1:59.26 in a race won by Athing Mu in 1:57.01. Tonight was much better, however, as she took on another one of the event’s big dogs in Hodgkinson and beat her convincingly. Between tonight and her run at the Kenyan champs, that’s two 1:57’s in a week – with a 50.84 400 in between.

Looking ahead to Worlds, Moraa and Hodgkinson will both be firmly in the medal mix alongside all three Americans – Mu, Ajee’ Wilson, and Raevyn Rogers.

Quick Take: This was not Keely Hodgkinson’s best night

Hodgkinson made a tactical error just before the bell, giving up a good position without a fight and perhaps underestimating what it would take to overhaul Moraa on the second lap. It is a bit worrying that after running 1:57.72 and 1:57.71 in her last two DL races – both wins in Eugene and Oslo – Hodgkinson could only manage 1:58.18 and got beat tonight in Stockholm. She was also beaten in Stockholm last year in her last pre-Olympic race – in fact, she was only 4th – but she still ran fast in that race, 1:57.51 (a pb at the time).

Men’s 800: Slimane earns first DL win

Algeria’s Slimane Moula used an impressive final 100 to claim his first Diamond League victory, separating from the field to win in 1:44.66 as no one else could crack 1:45. The field was still very bunched coming off the final turn, when Moula moved past leader Collins Kipruto, and though Benjamin Robert (winner in Paris two weeks ago) and fellow Frenchman Gabriel Tual tried to run Moula down on the outside, neither could touch him. Kipruto, who led the entire way until 700, faded all the way to 7th in 1:45.86, while Olympic champ Emmanuel Korir was 5th in 1:45.85 after running near the front for much of the race.

PLACENAMEBIRTH DATENAT.MARK
1.Slimane MOULA25 FEB 1999ALG1:44.60
2.Benjamin ROBERT04 JAN 1998FRA1:45.11
3.Gabriel TUAL09 APR 1998FRA1:45.29
4.Andreas KRAMER13 APR 1997SWE1:45.42
5.Emmanuel Kipkurui KORIR15 JUN 1995KEN1:45.85
6.Adrián BEN04 AUG 1998ESP1:45.85
7.Collins KIPRUTO12 APR 1994KEN1:45.86
8.Ferguson Cheruiyot ROTICH30 NOV 1989KEN1:48.05
 Khaled BENMAHDI22 OCT 1988ALGDNF

Quick Take: There is no favorite for the men’s 800 at Worlds

Rather than one of the top guys solidifying themselves as the favorite, it seems like every week the event adds a new gold-medal contender. Enter Slimane Moula, who had never run the 800 before last year (he was a 400 guy until then) but has finished either 1st or 2nd in all six of his 800’s this year, including a win at the African champs earlier this month. Slimane can really close over the last 100, and in a field with little certainty, that may be enough to win a medal in Eugene. He could also just as easily miss the final. That’s the men’s 800 in 2022.

Quick Take: A step forward for Emmanuel Korir, but things haven’t gone great for him in 2022

2021 could hardly have gone better for Korir, who won the Olympic and Diamond League titles. But that was last year. 2022 has been significantly rougher: he was just 6th and 8th in his two 800’s before today, failing to break 1:46 in either. He did show flashes of his old self today by hanging near the front for the first 700m but he had nothing on the final straightaway and faded to 5th. Still, he has big-time speed (he ran 44.87 to win the Kenyan 400 champs last week) and putting together ⅞ of a race and running 1:45.85 is an improvement on what he had shown to this point in 2022.
One other thing to note about Korir: instead of wearing the kit Nike gives to all of its Olympic champions, Korir was racing today in a bright pink Nike top and what appeared to be adidas shoes. 

It’s crazy to think Korir doesn’t have a contract less than a year after winning Olympic gold, but this sort of thing is not unprecedented. Leo Manzano raced unsponsored for the entire 2013 season after earning Olympic silver in 2012. Fact is, most shoe companies hand out contracts based on potential. An athlete like Korir may feel they deserve a huge raise for winning the Olympics, but in truth he’s far more likely to decline over the next few years than improve on last season.

Women’s steeplechase: Daisy Chepkemei runs away with it

In a battle of women not expected to be a factor at the World Championships, Daisy Chepekemei of Kazakhstan got the easy win in 9:15.77 ahead of France’s Alice Finot, who set a national record of 9:19.54. Nataliya Strebkova also set a national record for Ukraine in 4th in 9:24.54.

Chepekemei formerly competed for Kenya, where she was the U20 world champion in 2012. She ran away from the field soon after the rabbit quit pacing a little after the first kilometer.

PLACENAMEBIRTH DATENAT.MARK
1.Daisy JEPKEMEI13 FEB 1996KAZ9:15.77
2.Alice FINOT09 FEB 1991FRA9:19.59
3.Chiara SCHERRER24 JAN 1996SUI9:24.16
4.Nataliya STREBKOVA06 MAR 1995UKR9:24.54
5.Lea MEYER16 SEP 1997GER9:25.61
6.Fancy CHERONO02 AUG 2001KEN9:34.61
7.Elena BURKARD10 FEB 1992GER9:40.67
8.Gesa Felicitas KRAUSE03 AUG 1992GER9:44.44
9.Patrycja KAPAŁA26 MAR 1997POL9:45.21
10.Emilia LILLEMO05 JAN 2000SWE9:46.97
 Rosefline CHEPNGETICH17 JUN 1997KENDNF

Women’s 1500: Hall wins

Olympic sixth-placer Linden Hall of Australia won this non-DL race, contested before the TV window, taking it in 4:02.65 to defeat runner-up Winnie Nanyondo of Uganda by over a second.

PLACENAMEBIRTH DATENAT.MARK
1.Linden HALL20 JUN 1991AUS4:02.65
2.Winnie NANYONDO23 AUG 1993UGA4:03.66
3.Georgia GRIFFITH05 DEC 1996AUS4:04.75
4.Águeda MARQUÉS19 MAR 1999ESP4:07.51
5.Ellie BAKER03 JUN 1998GBR4:08.63
6.Sarah HEALY13 FEB 2001IRL4:08.81
7.Klaudia KAZIMIERSKA03 SEP 2001POL4:09.87
8.Viktória WAGNER-GYÜRKÉS15 OCT 1992HUN4:09.88
9.Sarah LAHTI18 FEB 1995SWE4:14.43
10.Elisa BORTOLI28 SEP 1994ITA4:15.91
11.Caterina GRANZ14 MAR 1994GER4:16.28
 Jackie BAUMANN24 AUG 1995GERDNF
 Ellie SANFORD13 NOV 1997AUSDNF

Men’s 1500: Sasinek takes it

Five days after winning the Czech title, Filip Sasinek notched another win in the 1500 meters, running 3:36.56 (54.5 last lap) to edge Brit Matthew Stonier by .04 in this non-DL race where the top six were separated by less than a second.

PLACENAMEBIRTH DATENAT.MARK
1.Filip SASÍNEK08 JAN 1996CZE3:36.56
2.Matthew STONIER24 SEP 2001GBR3:36.60
3.Ronald MUSAGALA16 DEC 1992UGA3:36.90
4.Matthew RAMSDEN23 JUL 1997AUS3:37.05
5.Samuel PIHLSTRÖM08 MAR 2001SWE3:37.23
6.Andrew COSCORAN18 JUN 1996IRL3:37.33
7.Kalle BERGLUND11 MAR 1996SWE3:39.92
8.Jonathan GRAHN30 DEC 2004SWE3:40.29
9.Gustav BERLIN26 DEC 1995SWE3:40.37
10.Alexander NILSSON14 APR 1995SWE3:45.07
11.Abdelfath YASSIN18 JUL 1995SWE3:48.72
 Ben BUCKINGHAM08 NOV 1991AUSDNF
 Adam CZERWIŃSKI02 OCT 1988POLDNF

Sprint events

Women’s 400 hurdles: Bol breaks the Diamond League record

Olympic bronze medalist Femke Bol’s fine 2022 campaign continued as she won her fourth straight 400 hurdles race of the year, improving her time with each one. The 52.27 she ran today in Stockholm was .34 faster than her winning time in Oslo two weeks ago, the second-fastest time of her life, and a Diamond League record. Had Bol handled the final hurdle a bit better – she stumbled slightly and landed awkwardly – she may have come close to her 52.03 pb.

The 22-year-old Bol looks to be peaking perfectly for Worlds and it wouldn’t be a shock to see her go under 52 seconds in Eugene. But she’ll still be a huge underdog against the greatest talent the hurdles has ever seen, American Sydney McLaughlin.

PLACENAMEBIRTH DATENAT.MARK
1.Femke BOL23 FEB 2000NED52.27
2.Rushell CLAYTON18 OCT 1992JAM53.90
3.Anna RYZHYKOVA24 NOV 1989UKR54.33
4.Ayomide Temilade FOLORUNSO17 OCT 1996ITA54.66
5.Viktoriya TKACHUK08 NOV 1994UKR54.72
6.Viivi LEHIKOINEN27 AUG 1999FIN54.80
7.Jessie KNIGHT15 JUN 1994GBR54.89
8.Cassandra TATE11 SEP 1990USA56.68

Men’s 400 hurdles: dos Santos blasts 46.80 world leader

Perhaps inspired by Rai Benjamin’s world-leading 47.04 in the 400 hurdles at Sunday’s US championships in Eugene, Brazilian Olympic bronze medalist Alison dos Santos stormed out of the blocks, opening a huge lead on the field and streaking to a world-leading 46.80 – just .08 off his pb and the 11th sub-47 performance in history. Even if Olympic champ/world record holder Karsten Warholm isn’t healthy enough to contend at Worlds, a showdown between Benjamin and dos Santos (the #2 and #3 men in history) should still be one of the best races of the championships next month in Eugene.

PLACENAMEBIRTH DATENAT.MARK
1.Alison DOS SANTOS03 JUN 2000BRA46.80
2.CJ ALLEN14 FEB 1995USA48.28
3.Kyron MCMASTER03 JAN 1997IVB48.58
4.Rasmus MÄGI04 MAY 1992EST48.77
5.Carl BENGTSTRÖM13 JAN 2000SWE48.97
6.Julien WATRIN27 JUN 1992BEL49.01
7.Chris MCALISTER03 DEC 1995GBR49.76
8.Sokwakhana ZAZINI23 JAN 2000RSA49.80

Men’s 100: Simbine wins after Jacobs withdraws

Olympic champion Marcell Jacobs withdrew a few hours before this one and in his absence South Africa’s Akani Simbine, the Olympic 4th placer last year, improved his sb to 10.02 (-0.5). He easily outdistanced Reece Prescod, who managed only a 10.15 despite having a 9.93 sb.

Final, Wind: -0.5

PLACENAMEBIRTH DATENAT.MARK
1.Akani SIMBINE21 SEP 1993RSA10.02
2.Reece PRESCOD29 FEB 1996GBR10.15
3.Jimmy VICAUT27 FEB 1992FRA10.19
4.Yupun ABEYKOON31 DEC 1994SRI10.21
5.Mouhamadou FALL25 FEB 1992FRA10.24
6.Joris VAN GOOL04 APR 1998NED10.38
7.Rohan BROWNING31 DEC 1997AUS10.38
8.Henrik LARSSON30 SEP 1999SWE10.40

Women’s 100h: Camacho-Quinn wins again

Olympic champ Jasmine Camacho-Quinn of Puerto Rico picked up her third DL win of the year as she had a good lean and held off Nigeria’s Tobi Amusan, the Olympic 4th placer last year, 12.46 to 12.50. 2019 world champ Nia Ali, who skipped the US final last weekend, was third in 12.53.

Final, Wind: -0.5

PLACENAMEBIRTH DATENAT.MARK
1.Jasmine CAMACHO-QUINN21 AUG 1996PUR12.46
2.Tobi AMUSAN23 APR 1997NGR12.50
3.Nia ALI23 OCT 1988USA12.53
4.Danielle WILLIAMS14 SEP 1992JAM12.59
5.Devynne CHARLTON26 NOV 1995BAH12.65
6.Nadine VISSER09 FEB 1995NED12.76
7.Pia SKRZYSZOWSKA20 APR 2001POL12.91
8.Tia JONES08 SEP 2000USA12.98

Women’s 200: Asher-Smith edges Kambundji in battle of world champs

The good news for reigning world champ Dina Asher-Smith is that she rebounded from her surprise defeat in the 100 at last week’s British champs by earning her first DL 200 win of 2022, running 22.37 to edge Switzerland’s World Indoor 60m champ Mujinga Kambundji by .003. The bad news is the time was not particularly fast – 22.37 won’t turn many heads with the Jamaicans and Americans running significantly faster at their trials this past weekend.

Final, Wind: +0.1

PLACENAMEBIRTH DATENAT.MARK
1.Dina ASHER-SMITH04 DEC 1995GBR22.37
2.Mujinga KAMBUNDJI17 JUN 1992SUI22.37
3.Ida KARSTOFT29 OCT 1995DEN22.90
4.TyNia GAITHER16 MAR 1993BAH23.06
5.Gina BASS03 MAY 1995GAM23.31
6.Ajla DEL PONTE15 JUL 1996SUI23.41
7.Julia HENRIKSSON11 JUL 2000SWE23.57
8.Lisa LILJA22 NOV 1996SWE23.78

Field events

Men’s long jump: Tentoglou defeats home favorite Montler

Miltiadis Tentoglou of Greece stayed red hot, winning his 13th straight competition by jumping 8.31m, just five centimeters off his season’s best. Tentoglou, who also won in Rabat and Oslo, was the only man over eight meters on the day as home favorite Thobias Montler of Sweden, the World Indoor runner-up, was second with a best of 7.98 meters. Unfortunately for Montler, that 7.98 – easily his best jump of the competition – came with a huge 2.8 m/s headwind. Had the wind been the same as it was for Tentoglou’s 8.31 (+1.7), there could well have been a different outcome.

PLACENAMEBIRTH DATENAT.MARKWIND
1.Lorraine UGEN22 AUG 1991GBR6.81-0.8
2.Maryna BEKH-ROMANCHUK18 JUL 1995UKR6.76-1.1
3.Khaddi SAGNIA20 APR 1994SWE6.740.0
4.Agate DE SOUSA05 JUN 2000STP6.73-0.8
5.Malaika MIHAMBO03 FEB 1994GER6.72-0.4
6.Ivana VULETA10 MAY 1990SRB6.66-0.7
7.Ese BRUME20 JAN 1996NGR6.57-0.6
8.Jazmin SAWYERS21 MAY 1994GBR6.39-0.2
9.Maja ÅSKAG18 DEC 2002SWE6.31-0.1

Women’s shot put: Ealey goes 20+ meters again

Four days after throwing a world-leading 20.51m pb to win the US title in Eugene, American Chase Ealey threw 20.48 on her final attempt to notch her third DL win of the year and remain a perfect 7-for-7 in outdoor competitions in 2022.

PLACENAMEBIRTH DATENAT.MARK
1.Chase EALEY20 JUL 1994USA20.48
2.Sarah MITTON20 JUN 1996CAN19.90
3.Auriol DONGMO03 AUG 1990POR19.30
4.Jessica SCHILDER19 MAR 1999NED19.07
5.Danniel THOMAS-DODD11 NOV 1992JAM18.77
6.Jessica RAMSEY26 JUL 1991USA18.64
7.Fanny ROOS02 JAN 1995SWE18.34
8.Jessica INCHUDE25 MAR 1996POR17.29

Men’s Javelin: World champ Anderson Peters wins battle with Olympic champ Neeraj Chopra

Reigning world champ Anderson Peters took down reigning Olympic champ Neeraj Chopra thanks to a 90.31 meet record in round #3. Chopra can’t be too upset as he actually threw a PB of 89.94 in round 1. 

PLACENAMEBIRTH DATENAT.MARK
1.Anderson PETERS21 OCT 1997GRN90.31
2.Neeraj CHOPRA24 DEC 1997IND89.94
3.Julian WEBER29 AUG 1994GER89.08
4.Jakub VADLEJCH10 OCT 1990CZE88.59
5.Oliver HELANDER01 JAN 1997FIN85.46
6.Kim AMB31 JUL 1990SWE82.86
7.Vítězslav VESELÝ27 FEB 1983CZE82.57
8.Andrian MARDARE20 JUN 1995MDA81.96

Women’s high jump: Patterson wins as Mahuchikh struggles

World indoor champ Yaroslava Mahuchikh of Ukraine has been in great form this year, jumping a world-leading 2.03m last week in Brno, but after clearing 1.89m today she missed all three attempts at 1.96m and wound up 5th. Instead the win went to the woman who took silver behind Mahuchikh indoors, Eleanor Patterson of Australia, who was the only woman to clear that height on Thursday.

PLACENAMEBIRTH DATENAT.MARK
1.Eleanor PATTERSON22 MAY 1996AUS1.96
2.Yuliya LEVCHENKO28 NOV 1997UKR1.93
3.Iryna GERASHCHENKO10 MAR 1995UKR1.93
4.Nadezhda DUBOVITSKAYA12 MAR 1998KAZ1.93
5.Yaroslava MAHUCHIKH19 SEP 2001UKR1.89
6.Elena VALLORTIGARA21 SEP 1991ITA1.89
7.Ella JUNNILA06 DEC 1998FIN1.85
7.Kateryna TABASHNYK15 JUN 1994UKR1.85

Women’s long jump: Ugen wins

World indoor bronze medalist Lorraine Ugen won the long jump with a best leap of 6.81 meters despite facing a headwind on all six of her attempts. World/Olympic champ Malaika Mihambo of Germany was only 5th with a best jump of 6.72m.

PLACENAMEBIRTH DATENAT.MARKWIND
1.Lorraine UGEN22 AUG 1991GBR6.81-0.8
2.Maryna BEKH-ROMANCHUK18 JUL 1995UKR6.76-1.1
3.Khaddi SAGNIA20 APR 1994SWE6.740.0
4.Agate DE SOUSA05 JUN 2000STP6.73-0.8
5.Malaika MIHAMBO03 FEB 1994GER6.72-0.4
6.Ivana VULETA10 MAY 1990SRB6.66-0.7
7.Ese BRUME20 JAN 1996NGR6.57-0.6
8.Jazmin SAWYERS21 MAY 1994GBR6.39-0.2
9.Maja ÅSKAG18 DEC 2002SWE6.31-0.1

Men’s discus: Ceh comes up clutch

19-year-old Mykolas Alekna, who was the NCAA runner-up for Cal earlier this month, threw a pb of 69.81 in round 1 and looked to be on his way to his first Diamond League win, but world leader Kristjan Ceh of Slovenia, who had won the previous three DL events this year, delivered a 70.02m toss in round 5 to take the victory. This was the third time Ceh has eclipsed the 70-meter barrier in 2022.

PLACENAMEBIRTH DATENAT.MARK
1.Kristjan ČEH17 FEB 1999SLO70.02
2.Mykolas ALEKNA28 SEP 2002LTU69.81
3.Daniel STÅHL27 AUG 1992SWE67.57
4.Andrius GUDŽIUS14 FEB 1991LTU67.37
5.Sam MATTIS19 MAR 1994USA63.69
6.Lawrence OKOYE06 OCT 1991GBR63.34
7.Simon PETTERSSON03 JAN 1994SWE63.21
8.Matthew DENNY02 JUN 1996AUS62.49

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