Ingebrigsten, Bol, Duplantis, Perkovic and dos Santos Highlight Oslo Diamond League

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Olympic champion Jakob Inbebrigtsen became the first Norwegian middle-distance runner to win the Dream Mile in Oslo setting a world lead of 3:46.46. Ingebrigtsen also broke the Diamond League record and missed Steve Cram’s European record by just 0.14. Oliver Hoare from Australia improved the Oceanian record with 3:47.48. British middle-distance runners Jake Wightman and Neil Gourley improved their PBs to 3:50.31 and 3:52.91 respectively. Charles Grethen from Luxemburg set the national record in fifth place at 3.53.20. 

Jakob Ingebrigtsen: “It felt great. I was ready to run fast and I was happy to do that and to win. Some work needs to be done before the World Championships, but I will work to be in better shape for the World Championships. It was an awesome crowd, so now. Oslo is always perfect, and for me, it’s the best meeting in the world, so it was an awesome experience”. 

 Men’s pole vault: 

Olympic champion Armand “Mondo” Duplantis cleared 5.92m in the third attempt to secure the win in tough rainy weather conditions. Duplantis needed just one attempt to break his own meeting record and set a world lead with 6.02m. Duplantis ended the competition with three failures at 6.10m. 

Sondre Guttormsen from Norway, who won the NCAA outdoor title in Eugene last week, took the runner-up spot with 5.80m beating his compatriot Pal Haugen Lillefosse on countback. 

Armand Duplantis: “I felt good jumping despite it was a hectic day with the rain. It was tiring coping with that but I am happy with 6.02m, but it was a long competition for my legs, so I ran out of steam, but the energy from the crowd was good. They helped a lot. It was cold but it was not so bad under the circumstances. I only have the Stockholm Diamond League now ahead of the World Championships. I feel good ahead of the big dance”.  

Women’s 400 metres hurdles: 

Olympic bronze medallist Femke Bol from the Netherlands cruised to her second consecutive Diamond League win with 52.61 breaking the long-standing record held by Deon Hemmings, who clocked 53.18 in 1997. 

Olympic finalist Anna Rhyzykova finished second in 54.81 beating Jessie Knight by 0.03. Amalie Iuel from Norway set her seasonal best with 54.91. 

Femke Bol: “I was very surprised with the time as the weather wasn’t the best. I stuttered into the last hurdle. It was great to see that time. It means a lot to take the meeting record. Next I will do the national trials and get ready for the World Championships, and try to come back for the European Championships. It’s going to be a really busy summer but I am ready for the challenge. I want to keep running fast and get some medals”. 

Men’s 400 metres hurdles:

Olympic 400m hurdles bronze medallist Alison Dos Santos won his third consecutive Diamond League race this season missing his own world-leading time with 47.26. Rasmus Magi finished second with 48.26 just three days after setting the national record in Turku with 47.82. Frenchman Wilfried Happio improved his PB to 49.01 to take third place. 

Alison Dos Santos: “I ran a good time, but I expected more. I am in shape to run a 46 time. Every race we run is unique. If Warholm was here, it would be better. We are so proud of all the performances and our preparation this year. I have to finish the preparation to run very fast”. 

Women’s 800 metres: 

Olympic silver medallist and reigning Diamond League champion Keely Hodgkinson from Great Britain clinched her third consecutive Diamond League wins this season with a European seasonal best of 1:57.71. The top five runners broke the 1:59 barrier. Olympic 1500m silver medallist Laura Muir took second place in 1:58.09 completing the British double by beating two-time European silver medallist Renelle Lamote from France (1:58.50). Halimah Nakaayi took fourth place in 1:58.68 edging Diribe Welteji by 0.01. 

Keely Hodgkinson: “I was fairly happy but I wanted to run faster. A win is a win though. It was great to have that race with Laura and she is running well. I am trying to take it week by week. I love championship racing and running the rounds. I am looking forward to Eugene. Athing Mu took my world lead, so I want it back and I am looking forward to facing her at the World Championships”. 

Men’s 110 metres hurdles: 

Devon Allen won his second consecutive 110 metres hurdles in 13.22 into a headwind of -1.2 m/s just a few days after setting the third-fastest time in history with 12.84. European Under 23 champion Asler Martinez took second place in 13.30 beating Rafael Pereira from Brazil (13.37). 

Devon Allen: “Every race I run is to win. I want to run fast. The 13.22 in these conditions is not too bad. There was rain, and headwind. Definitely, I can execute better. I have to see the video and check where I messed up. I enjoy traveling all around these meetings. I get some good food, and good shopping.  

Women’s discus throw: 

Sandra Perkovic took the lead with a throw of 66.82m in the second round. Olympic champion Valarie Allman produced a throw of 65.91m in the Final 3, but it was not enough to beat Perkovic. Germany’s Kristin Pudenz took third place with 63.31m.  

Sandra Perkovic: “I am back on the back. These were the same conditions we had in Tokyo. We only did not have the rain in the first rounds like here. I am happy I came here and achieved my 45th win in the Diamond League. I think that is a record and I am chasing more. Today, when I woke up, I felt something is going to happen. I told myself to calm down and did not put pressure on myself”.  

Women’s shot put: 

US Chase Ealey won the women’s shot put with 20.13m in the final round setting the second-best performance in the world. Jessica Schilder from the Netherlands improved her national record to 19.46m to beat Auriol Dongmo by three cm.

Men’s hammer throw: 

Four-time world champion Pawel Fajdek won the men’s hammer throw setting a seasonal best, a Diamond League record and a meeting record with 80.56m. Bence Halasz from Hungary finished second with 79.29m ahead of Olympic champion Wojciech Nowicki (78.36m). 

Women’s 5000 metres: 

Dawit Seyaum claimed her second Diamond League win of the season breaking her PB in the 5000m with 14:25.84. Gudaf Tsegay and Letesenbet Gidey completed a top-three sweep for Ethiopia clocking 14:26.69 and 14:26.92 respectively. Karoline Grovdal from Norway finished fourth setting the national and the European seasonal best with 14:31.07. US runner Alicia Monson set her lifetime best with 14:31.11. Almaz Ayana finished sixth in 14:32.17 beating Hawi Feysa (PB 14:32.17) and Konstanze Klosterhalfen (14:37.94). 

Men’s 5000 metres: 

Ethiopia’s Telahun Bekele pulled away from two-time world indoor champion Samuel Tefera in a close head-to-head clash in the home straight in 13:03.51. Tefera improved his PB to 13:04.35. Getnet Wale finished third with a seasonal best of 13:04.48.  

Men’s 400 metres: 

Three-time Olympic medallist Kirani James from Grenada held off Isaac Makwala to take his second consecutive Diamond League win in a week in 44.78. 

Kirani James: “It was a good race. I felt competitive and I was happy to come out and run well against these guys. I made sure I got to 300m in control and pushed on from there. I will focus on getting to the World Championships in the best possible shape”. 

Men’s 100 metres:

Six-time Olympic medallist André De Grasse edged out Reece Prescod by 0.01 to claim his first Diamond League win of the season in the men’s 100 metres in 10.05. 

André De Grasse: “Yesterday, when I came out here, I felt pretty good. I know my speed is coming back. The difference is going to be the start and the first 30 metres. I am satisfied with my first win of the season, my seasonal best. It was a good race, but the rain was a complication. Despite that, I was pretty close to the 10 seconds barrier. I have to analyze and get back to work.”

Men’s long jump: 

Olympic champion Miltiadis Tentoglou from Greece leaped to 8.10m in the third attempt. Last year’s Diamond League champion Thobias Montler from Sweden came close by jumping 8.05m in the final 3, but it was not enough to beat Tentoglou. World indoor heptathlon silver medallist Simon Ehammer took third place with 7.95m. 

Women’s 200 metres: 

Ida Karstoff set the Danish record with 22.73 to win the women’s 200 metres ahead of Scottish record holder Beth Dobbin (23.01) and Jamile Samuel (23.05). 


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