Thrilling Performances and Records at the Stockholm Diamond League

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The Stockholm Diamond League - BAUHAUS Galan saw an array of remarkable performances across various events, with athletes setting new records and world leads in their disciplines. Here’s a detailed look at the standout moments and key results from the competition.

Men’s 800 Metres

Algeria's Djamel Sedjati delivered a sensational performance in the men's 800 metres, securing a world-leading time of 1:43.23. Sedjati, who won silver at the 2022 World Championships, started the race at the back of the pack but made an impressive surge in the final 200 metres, clocking 25 seconds to finish well ahead of his competitors. American Bryce Hoppel, the reigning world indoor champion, finished second with a time of 1:44.29, while Tshepiso Maselela from Botswana took third place in 1:44.44, tying with Great Britain's Ben Pattison.

Sedjati expressed his joy after the race, stating, “I am very happy with today’s world lead in Stockholm, especially after my world lead in Ostrava some days ago. My goal for the next weeks is to run a PB and break the 1:43 barrier. Before the Olympics, I will run the Diamond League in Paris and maybe Nice.”

Men’s Pole Vault

Olympic and world champion Armand Mondo Duplantis claimed his third Diamond League victory of the season with a leap of 6.00 meters. Duplantis had a flawless performance, clearing heights of 5.60m, 5.80m, 5.90m, and 6.00m on his first attempts. He came close to breaking the world record with his attempts at 6.25m, much to the delight of his home crowd.

Two-time world champion Sam Kendricks finished second with a clearance of 5.90m, while KC Lightfoot secured third place by clearing 5.80m.

Men’s 3000 Metres Steeplechase

Ethiopia’s Lamecha Girma, the world record holder, won his first race of the season in the 3000 metres steeplechase, setting a world-leading time of 8:01.63. Fellow Ethiopian Samuel Firewu, the world under-20 champion, finished second with a personal best of 8:05.78. Mohamed Jhinaoui set a Tunisian record, finishing third in 8:10.41.

Women’s 1500 Metres

Double European champion Laura Muir secured her third career victory at the Bauhaus Galan, winning the women’s 1500 metres in 3:57.99. Kenya’s Edinah Jebitok improved her personal best to 3:58.88 to take second place, while Georgia Griffith from Australia and Birke Haylom from Ethiopia also dipped under the four-minute mark, clocking 3:59.17 and 3:59.84, respectively.

Muir commented, “I am pleased with my best seasonal opener last week and another solid performance today. This is all about peaking in August this year.”

Women’s 200 Metres

Double world champion Shericka Jackson won her second 200 metres race in this year's Diamond League, clocking 22.69 seconds into a headwind of -2.0 m/s. Swedish indoor record holder Julia Henriksson finished second, improving her personal best to 22.89, while Amy Hunt from Great Britain took third in 22.92.

Jackson reflected on her performance, saying, “Oslo was a bit hurtful, but it was also a lesson. Today I ran a seasonal best and that was good.”

Men’s 400 Metres Hurdles

Alison Dos Santos of Brazil continued his winning streak in the men’s 400 metres hurdles, clocking 47.01 for his third Diamond League victory of the season. World silver medallist Kyron McMaster from the British Virgin Islands set a seasonal best of 48.05 to finish second, while CJ Allen also improved his seasonal best to 48.12, securing third place.

Dos Santos noted, “The biggest difference between Oslo and Stockholm is the feeling at these stadiums. Here, I feel like I am at home.”

Women’s 400 Metres Hurdles

World champion Femke Bol opened her 400 metres hurdles season with a European lead of 53.07, the second-fastest time globally this year. Only Sydney McLaughlin-Levrone has run faster, clocking 52.70 recently. Jamaica’s Rushell Clayton took second place with 53.78, ahead of compatriots Andrenette Knight and Janieve Russell.

Bol expressed her satisfaction, stating, “It was really fun. Stockholm is a wonderful place, and the crowd is amazing. It’s my fastest season opener, so I can’t complain.”

Men’s Discus Throw

World record holder Mykolas Alekna from Lithuania won the men’s discus throw with a third-round effort of 68.64m, marking his third consecutive victory this season. Australia’s Matthew Denny finished second with a throw of 66.75m, while Olympic and world champion Daniel Stahl from Sweden secured third with 66.10m.

Women’s High Jump

Yaroslava Mahuchik of Ukraine, the world and European champion, started her Diamond League season with a winning jump of 2.00m. Mahuchik cleared 1.90m and 1.94m on her first attempts and needed three tries to clear 1.97m before successfully jumping 2.00m on her third attempt.

Women’s Triple Jump

Cuba’s Leyanis Perez Hernandez won the women’s triple jump with a leap of 14.67m in her third attempt. Shanieka Ricketts from Jamaica finished second with 14.40m, while Thea Lafond from the Dominican Republic secured third place with 14.26m.

Men’s 3000 Metres

Norway’s Narve Gilje Nordas claimed victory in the men’s 3000 metres with a personal best of 7:33.49, narrowly beating Dominic Lobalu from Switzerland, who finished in 7:33.68. Luis Grijalva from Guatemala took third place in 7:33.96, with several athletes setting national records and personal bests in a highly competitive race.

Women’s Shot Put

Double world champion Chase Ealey Jackson clinched her third Diamond League win of the season in the women’s shot put with a throw of 20.00m. Sarah Mitton from Canada finished second with 19.98m, and European champion Jessica Schilder from the Netherlands took third with 19.08m.

Women’s 100 Metres

Gina Bass Bittaye from Gambia won the women’s 100 metres in 11.15 seconds, narrowly edging out Marie Josée Ta Lou Smith, who finished in 11.16 seconds. US sprinter Brittany Brown took third place in 11.18 seconds.

Men’s 100 Metres

Emmanuel Eseme from Cameroon secured his second 100 metres victory in this year’s Diamond League, clocking 10.16 seconds into a headwind of -1.0 m/s. Kyree King finished second in 10.18, while Italy’s Chituru Ali took third place in 10.19 in his Diamond League debut.

Men’s 1500 Metres

Germany’s Robert Farken won the men’s 1500 metres in 3:33.53, ahead of Ireland’s Luke McCann, who set a personal best of 3:33.66. Italy’s Federico Riva finished third with 3:33.87, continuing his strong performance from the Golden Spike in Ostrava.

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