Bol clocks 400m World lead (50.72), Tefera makes bright 3000m debut with 7:37.45 in Metz

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Olympic 400m hurdles bronze medallist, Femke Bol from the Netherlands, unlocked her 2022 season with two convincing victories at the Meeting Metz Moselle Athlelor in Metz on Saturday.

The 21-year-old Dutch Hurdler took the women's 400m with the fastest time in the World this year of 50.72. Bol missed her Dutch indoor record by a mere 0.09 seconds. She returned to the track for the 200m race less than an hour later, which she won in a new personal best time of 23.37 seconds. 

The world indoor champion and world indoor record holder over 1500m Ethiopia's, Samuel Tefera, made a bright 3000m debut, claiming the victory in an excellent time of 7:37.45. Tefera held off Kenya's Daniel Simiyu (7:37.86) and his countryman Yasin Haji who took third in 7:39.23. 

Olympic games finalist Abel Kipsang, competing in the first indoor race of his career, confidently won the men's 1500m in 3:36.23. He defeated Poland's world bronze medallist Marcin Lewandowski into second (3:37.17).

Elsewhere, American sprinter Kayla White won the women's 60m dash final, clocking a new lifetime best of 7.13 seconds.
Arthur Cisse from Ivory Coast equaled his national record of 6.53 to win the men's 60m dash final. American Cravont Charleston was second with 6.54 seconds.

American Olympic silver medallist Chris Nilsen won the men's pole vault with 5.91m, missing the meeting record by 3 centimeters.
Local hero Pascal Martinot-Lagarde stormed to a 60m hurdles victory in 7.51, beating his compatriot Wilhem Belocian 0.01 seconds.

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