Tsegay, Duplantis topple records at Eugene Diamond League

Tsegay, Duplantis topple records at Eugene Diamond League

Gudaf Tsegay of Ethiopia set a new world record in the women’s 5,000 meters at the Eugene Diamond League meet. Armand Duplantis of Sweden also made history by breaking the men’s pole vault world record for the seventh time. Both athletes achieved these remarkable feats at the season-ending event.

Tsegay started the race with an incredible pace and crossed the finish line in 14 minutes 00.21 seconds, surpassing the previous record set by Faith Kipyegon of Kenya. The crowd erupted in cheers as Tsegay sprinted to victory.

Shortly after Tsegay’s record-breaking performance, Duplantis took the stage. He cleared a height of 6.23 meters, breaking his own world record and solidifying his position as the best pole vaulter in the world. Duplantis had already won his second world championship title in Budapest a few weeks prior.

Duplantis expressed his joy and stated that he would savor the moment rather than focusing on his chances of winning a gold medal at the 2024 Paris Games. He emphasized the importance of enjoying the present and spending time with his family.

Shericka Jackson successfully defended her women’s 200 meters Diamond League championship title. Although she fell short of breaking Florence Griffith-Joyner’s world record, Jackson finished with a commanding lead of more than half a second. Ivorian Marie-Josee Ta Lou came in second, while Anthonique Strachan of the Bahamas took third place.

In the men’s race, Olympic champion Andre De Grasse of Canada emerged victorious with a time of 19.76 seconds. Kenny Bednarek of the United States finished second, and American Erriyon Knighton secured third place.

De Grasse acknowledged the challenges of the season but expressed his determination to finish strong. He recognized that the upcoming year would be significant with the Olympics and aimed to assess his performance leading into the next season.

Athing Mu of the United States triumphed in the women’s 800 meters, overcoming the disappointment of her third-place finish at the world championships. Mu finished with a time of 1:54.97, holding off Britain’s Keely Hodgkinson, who took second place. Jamaican Natoya Goule-Toppin secured third place.

Femke Bol of the Netherlands claimed her third Diamond League championship in the women’s 400 meters hurdles, clocking in at 51.98 seconds. American Shamier Little finished second, followed by Jamaican Rushell Clayton in third place.

Yaroslava Mahuchikh of Ukraine won the high jump event by clearing 2.03 meters on her second attempt. Joe Kovacs of the United States emerged victorious in the men’s shot put, outperforming his compatriot and rival Ryan Crouser.

The Eugene Diamond League meet showcased incredible performances and record-breaking achievements by athletes from around the world. These remarkable feats marked the conclusion of the season on a high note.

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