Ostrava Golden Spike 2024: Djamel Sedjati blasts WL, De Grasse 100/200 double, Mondo 6.00 meters

If you weren’t able to catch the Ostrava Golden Spike meet don’t worry, we’ve broken down all of the best events from the meet for your convenience. *Full Results

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Men’s 800 Meters: Djamel Sedjati runs World Lead

In his first outing over 800 meters, 2022 World Championship silver medalist Djamel Sedjati did not disappoint. The Algerian had only raced one time prior to his 800-meter season opener in Ostrava, covering 1000 meters in 2:13.97 seconds at 4,400 feet in Potchefstroom, South Africa. 

Patryk Sieradzki set the pace for the field, leading them through 400 meters in 50.23 seconds. It wasn’t until the backstretch that Sedjati moved into the lead though, passing Abdelati El Guesse of Morrocco and beginning to widen his gap. Sedjati unleashed a powerful kick over the final 150 meters, leaving the field behind and storming to a new world-leading time of 1:43.51 seconds. Olympian Gabriel Tual of France finished second, running 1:45.79. 

Sedjati, who boasts a personal best of 1:43.02 (#2 Algerian all-time) and finished sixth at last year’s World Championships before being disqualified will be looking to upgrade his placement and return to the podium.

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Women’s 1500: 1-2 finish for Irish women

The women’s 1500 meters in Ostrava on Tuesday night was a tightly contested race that saw Irish 1500-meter record-holder Ciara Mageean claim the win over Sarah Healy.

Two pacemakers were tasked with towing the field around at 4-flat 1500-meter pace; under the Olympic standard of 4:02.50. They passed 400 meters in 64.44 seconds and 800 in 2:10.66 seconds in pursuit of a sub-4:00 finish. 

Once the pacers exited, Revee Walcott-Nolan of Great Britain assumed the lead. It was Sarah Healy who made the first move on the last lap in an attempt to streak away from the field with 150 meters remaining. Healy’s surge seemed to clear the field with the exception of Mageean, who chased down Healy over the final 75 meters to claim the victory in a time of 4:01.98 seconds. Healy followed closely behind, crossing the line in 4:02.12 seconds. 

American Dani Jones finished in sixth place, running 4:03.41.

Ciara Mageean 12 MAR 1992 4:01.98
Sarah Healy 13 FEB 2001 4:02.12
Revee Walcott-Nolan 06 MAR 1995 4:02.42

Men’s 1500: Federico Riva wins in 3:33.53

Federico Riva of Italy bested the likes of Charles Philibert-Thiboutot en route to winning the 1500-meter run at the Ostrava Golden Spike in a personal best of 3:33.53. 

His 3:33.53 barely misses the qualification standard for this Summer’s Paris Olympics. Italy only has one athlete with the standard (Pietro Arese).

Frederico Riva 09 NOV 2000 3:33.53
Raphael Pallitsch 18 DEC 1989 3:33.59
Luke McCann 12 MAR 1998 3:34.32


Men’s 100 Meters: De Grasse downs Marcell Jacobs

Andre De Grasse stole the show at the Ostrava Golden Spike this afternoon, beating Olympic champion Marcell Jacobs in the men’s 100-meter final. 

Jacobs grabbed an early lead out of the starting blocks but was quickly swallowed up by a strong second half from De Grasse that he ultimately held through the finish line, clocking a season-best time of 10.10 seconds. Jamaican Ryiem Forde separated the two Olympic champions, finishing in 10.17 seconds. 

1. Andre DE GRASSE CAN 10.10
2. Ryiem FORDE JAM 10.17
3. Lamont Marcell JACOBS ITA 10.19
3. Jerome BLAKE CAN 10.19
5. Zdeněk STROMŠÍK CZE 10.37
6. Reece PRESCOD GBR 10.39
7. Ján VOLKO SVK 10.42
8. Jan VELEBA CZE 10.55

Men’s 200 Meters: De Grasse secures the double

De Grasse’s day ended with a second win, this time over 200 meters. Similarly to his first race, De Grasse entered the second half trailing, but that didn’t last long. He used a strong homestretch to pull away from Jamaica’s Andrew Hudson and claim the win in 20.09 seconds, another season-best time. 

200 Metres

Final, Wind: +0.4

1. Andre DE GRASSE CAN 20.09
2. Andrew HUDSON JAM 20.56
3. Nethaneel MITCHELL-BLAKE GBR 20.63
4. Eduard KUBELÍK CZE 20.71
5. Tomáš NĚMEJC CZE 20.74
6. Ján VOLKO SVK 20.88
7. Ondřej MACÍK CZE 20.96

Men’s 400: Steven Gardiner outlasts Alexander Doom

It has been 2,485 days since Steven Gardiner lost a race over the 400-meter distance that he finished and today was no different.

Gardiner dominated for most of this race, building a commanding lead by the 200-meter mark. However, the world indoor champion Alexander Doom put forth a considerable charge down the homestretch to close the gap on Gardiner but ultimately lost, running 44.44 seconds to Gardiner’s 44.39.

1. Steven GARDINER BAH 44.39
2. Alexander DOOM BEL 44.44
3. Sean BAILEY JAM 44.93
4. Attila MOLNÁR HUN 45.45
5. Manuel SANDERS GER 45.47
6. Matěj KRSEK CZE 45.67
7. Liemarvin BONEVACIA NED 46.10
8. Patrik ŠORM CZE 46.27

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Men’s Pole Vault: Mondo jumps 6.00 meters

Mondo Duplantis cleared 6.00m to win the pole vault competition in Ostrava. Finishing in second was Ethan Cormont of France, who won the European U23 championship in 2021. 

Duplantis broke his own world record at the Xiamen Diamond League on April 20, jumping 6.24m. Only Duplantis and Christopher Nilsen of the United States have cleared 6m this year. 

1. Armand DUPLANTIS SWE 6.00
2. Ethan CORMONT FRA 5.62
3. Ben BROEDERS BEL 5.62
3. David HOLÝ CZE 5.62
5. Robert SOBERA POL 5.62
6. Anthony AMMIRATI FRA 5.62
7. Ernest John OBIENA PHI 5.52
8. Matt LUDWIG USA 5.52
9. Matěj ŠČERBA CZE 5.52
10. Austin MILLER USA 5.22

Women’s Pole Vault: Caudery jumps to the win

Molly Caudery, the current world leader and world indoor champion won the pole vault competition in Ostrava, clearing 4.84m. 

Katerini Stefanidi of Greece, the 2016 Olympic champion cleared 4.64m for second place.

1. Molly CAUDERY GBR 4.84
2. Aikaterini STEFANIDI GRE 4.64
3. Amálie ŠVÁBÍKOVÁ CZE 4.54
4. Nikola PÖSCHLOVÁ CZE 4.44
5. Marleen MÜLLA EST 4.44
6. Imogen AYRIS NZL 4.34
7. Hanga KLEKNER HUN 4.34


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