Paris Diamond League - World Records in Women's 1500m and High Jump

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Faith Kipyegon and Yaroslava Mahuchik broke two world records in the women’s 1500 metres and in high jump respectively at the Wanda Diamond League meeting in the sold-out Charlety Stadium in Paris.

Women’s 1500 metres:

Olympic and world champion Faith Kipyegon set the fourth world record of her career on the Diamond League circuit in the past two years clocking 3:49.04 in the women’s 1500 metres, the final race of the Paris meeting. 

Kipyegon took 0.07 off her own mark set at the Diamond League meeting in Florence last year. The Kenyan legend also set two meeting records last year clocking 4:07.64 in the mile in Monaco and 14:05.20 in the 5000 metres in last year’s edition of the Paris meeting. 

Jessica Hull from Australia improved the Oceanian record to 3:50.83 to move to fifth in the world all-time list. Laura Muir broke her British record of 3.53.79. PBs were set by Linden Hall from Australia (3:56.40), Georgia Bell from Great Britain (3.56.54), Susan Ejore from Kenya (3:57.26), Sarah Healy from Ireland (3:57.46) and Agathe Guillemot, who set the French record with 3:58.05. 

Kipyegon ran the first 800 metres in 2:04. After pacemakers dropped, Kipyegon covered the third lap in 60.08 and continued to increase her pace. The Kenyan star opened up a big gap over Hull and pulled away to win in 3:49.04. Kipyegon recently ran 3:53.09 at the Kenyan Trials. 

Faith Kipyegon: “It feel amazing to break the word record. I am in the right direction towards the Paris Olympics. I knew the world record was possible because I recently ran very fast at the Kenyan Trials. I was coming here to just run my race and to see what shape I am in to defend my title at the Olympics. I have come from far because of the injury and recovering. We just tried, because everything is possible. Jessica was really good. I felt that she was behind me and I had to be careful because you never know what if something can happen. I just relaxed and ran my race. I will do absolutely  the double in Paris in the 1500m and 5000m”. 

Women’s high jump: 

Yaroslava Mahuchik cleared 2.10m to break Stefka Kostadinova’s world record. Both Mahuchik and Nicola Olyslagers cleared 2.01m at second attempt. Mahuchik then cleared 2.07m in her second attempt to set a new world lead before jumping 2.10m at the first time of asking adding 1 cm to Stefka Kostadinova’s long-standing world record set 37 years ago at the World Championships in Rome in 1987. 

Yaroslava Mahuchik: “I feel fantastic because it was an incredible  jump and I managed to do it in my first attempt. It was really incredible, even more so because I only jumped 2.07m at my second attempt, and it was already my personal best. My coach told me that I should stop because of the Olympic Games coming up. Of course that is more important. For two years I have believed I can do this. Mentally, I was so strong and I knew I could do it. I have signed the name of Ukraine into the history of sport. I am looking forward to the Olympic Games in Paris. I am sure it will be a great competition, and even better atmosphere”. 

Angelina Topic equalled her own Serbian record with 1.98m. Lamara Distin from Jamaica placed fourth with 1.95m beating Eleanor Patterson, Nawal Meniker and Iryna Gerashchenko on countback. 

For the second year in a row two world records were set in the same edition at the Paris meeting in the Charlety Stadium. 

Men’s 800 metres: 

Djamel Sedjati won a fabulous 800 metres race setting a world lead and national record of 1:41.55 in a very close race, where the top eight finishers broke their PB and four national records were set. Emmanuel Wanyoniy, world silver medallist in Budapest and Diamond League winner last year, improved his PB by 0.15 to 1:41.58. European champion Gabriel Tual from France broke the national record with 1:41.61. Kenya’s Aaron Cheminingwa and Wycliffe Kinyamal improved their PBs clocking the same time with 1:42.08. Elliot Crestan from Belgium and Andreas Kramer from Sweden also improved the national record clocking 1:42.43 and 1:43.66. Frenchmen Azzedine Habz finished eighth in 1:43.79. 

Djamel Sedjati: “I am satisfied with my race and am now preparing for Monaco next week. I am confident and I will prepare serenely for the Olympic Games in Paris in the coming weeks. I know that I can do even better there”. 

Men’s pole vault: 

Olympic champion Armand Duplantis cleared 6.00m to win his fourth Diamond League competition this season after his victories in Xiamen, Suzhou and Stockolm. Duplantis cleared 5.65m, 5.85m and 5.95m in his first attempt and 6.00m at the second time of asking. The Swedish star made a narrow miss at the world record height of 6.25m. Sam Kendricks equalled his seasonal best at 5.95m to finish second. Thibaut Collet from France took third place with 5.85m. 

Armand Duplantis: “I felt very good, managed some really good jumps. It is a win there, but sometimes it is really good, sometimes it is not. Some jumps were a little bit sloppy, but there was a lot of height out there, and that gives me a lot of confidence. I look forward to the next one. Every time I step out on the track, I try to compete as best as I can. I am fortunate enough that pole vault is at a really high level right now and I should be jumping 6 metres bars. I think the Olympic Games are going to be amazing. The energy has already been amazing in the run-up to the Games”.  

Men’s 400 metres hurdles: 

Alison Dos Santos, world champion in Eugene 2022, won his fourth consecutive race in the Diamond League this year in 47.78 holding off European Championships fourth placer Rasmus Magi, who set his seasonal best of 47.95. Jamaican champion Malik James King took third place with 48.37.

Alison Dos Santos: “Thank God we did a solid race today. The time can be improved, but we are on the right path to continue to work towards the next competitions. It really does not matter if you are tired or not. You have to come out here and deliver. That’s what we train for. I am glad I was able to execute today. Winning her is a confidence boost for the overall goal this summer”. 

Men’s 3000 metres steeplechase: 

Ethiopia’s Abrham Sime took a surprising win in the men’s 3000 metres steeplechase with a PB of 8:02.36 edging 2021 world under 20 champion Amos Serem with the same time in a very close photo-finish. It was one of the eight PBs set in this outstanding race. Abraham Kibiwot finished third in 8:06.70. National records were set by Mohamed Jhinaoui (fourth in 8:09.41), Geordie Beamish from New Zealand (8:09.64) and Avinash Sable (8:09.91). Ryuji Miura from Japan crossed the finish-line in seventh place in 8:10.52. 

Women’s 3000 metres steeplechase: 

Reigning world champion Winfred Yavi from Barhein cruised to win in the women’s 3000 metres steeplechase with a seasonal best of 9:03.68. Alice Finot broke her own French record with 9:05.01. Elizabeth Bird from Great Britain finished third with 9:09.07. 

Men’s 3000 metres: 

Jacob Krop from Kenya won the men’s 3000 metres improving his PB to 7:83. Stewart McSweyn from Australia also dipped under the 7:30 barrier clocking 7:29.46. Sean McGorty took third place with 7:35.63. 

Women’s 400 metres: 

World champion Marileidy Paulino won the women’s 400 metres for the third time in her career at the Paris meeting in 49.20 repeating her victories in this stadium in 2021 and 2023. European champion Natalia Kaczmarek finished second in 49.82 holding off Salwa Eid Naser with the same time in a very close photo-finish. World indoor bronze medallist Alexis Holmes took fourth place in 50.02.  

Marileidy Paulino: “I am feeling great. The race went really well, especially in the first part. Preparation is going well. This was my final race before the Olympics. I really feel some of the atmosphere here in Paris. We have been doing the preparation in Europe to be able to adjust to it. Winning a gold medal, and becoming the Olympic champion would be very important for the Dominican Republic”. 

Men’s 200 metres: 

Alexander Ogando from Dominican Republic, finalist at the World Champioships in Eugene 2022, won the second competition of this meeting for the Dominican Republic by taking the victory in the men’s 200 metres in 19.98 into a – 0.4 m/s. Tarsis Orogot took second place in 20.18 beating Ryan Zeze (20.46) and Filippo Tortu (20.53).  

Women’s discus throw: 

Olympic champion Valarie Allman took the early lead with 67.76m in the first round of the women’s discus throw followed by another throw of 67.19m. Allman improved to 68.07m in the Final 3 to clinch her fourth win at this year’s Diamond League following her victories in Xiamen, Suzhou and Eugene. Allman recently won the US Trials title with 70.73m following her seasonal best of 70.89m in the qualifying round. 

Valarie Allman: “I feel good today. It was such a quick turn around from our Olympic Trials in the USA to come out here just a few days later and to compete against some of the best athletes in the world. I could tell my technique was not exactly where I want to be, but I am glad I can compete, throw by throw, and go against the best in the world”

Women’s long jump: 

European indoor and outdoor silver medallist Larissa Iapichino took her first Diamond League win this season and her fourth victory in her career in the circuit with a leap to 6.82m in the third attempt. Plamena Miktova from Bulgaria placed second with 6.78m in the second round just a few days after improving her PB to 6.97m. Quanesha Burks took third place with 6.78m ahead of Marthe Koala from Burkina Faso (6.67m). Olympic and European champion Malaika Mihambo had to settle with with 6.60m. 

Larissa Iapichino: “Performing in front of a home crowd in Rome a few weeks ago was very special and fun. Of course it gave me a lot of confidence. The reality is that everything is erased and levelled up the next day. We need to manage to get through and do our best. My plan was to try things out for Paris Olympics. I keep enjoying myself, but at the same time I know what I m capable of. I am confident to try and give the best out of me. I have always been my mum’s daughter. My mum was great and I love her. Both of my parents were great, but now it is just me as a person, a young woman, trying to bring something to the athletics stage. After Rome my mother said to me that she has becomes Larissa’s mum. She knows how I felt growing up”.  

Women’s 100 metres: 

Patrizia Van der Weken from Luxembourg took the first Diamond League win of her career in the women’s 100 metres in 11.06 into a headwind of -2.0 m/s beating Gina Bass Bittaye from Gambia (11.09), Ewa Swoboda from Poland (11.16) and Mujinga Kambundji from Switzerland (11.22). 

Patrizia Van der Weken: “I am stoked about the result. I was already happy to get a lane and then directly win at my first Diamond League is super cool because there were many strong girls on the starting line. I have had a great season so far. I have built up on last year’s season, gained some experience and can now stand on the starting line without being scared. I just enjoy being here and that helps a lot to keep your mind clear. At the Olympics I would be satisfied with a semifinal. I will see how close I can get to the final”. 

 Men’s 110 metres hurdles: 

Sasha Zhoya won the first Diamond League of his career in the men’s 110 metres hurdles final in a lifetime best of 13.15 edging Trey Cunningham in a very close photo-finish. Japanese record holder Shunsuke Izumyia took third place in 13.16. 

This year’s Japanese champion Rachid Muratake won the first heat in 13.15 ahead of Cunningham (13.20). Izumiya took the win in the second heat in 13.16 beating Dylan Beard (13.32) and 2022 European champion Asler Martinez from Spain (13.32). 

Sasha Zhoya; “Winning here in Paris in front of my home crowd, with a new PB, it is just amazing. What a great day for me. I always said that competing a home is special.  It gives you a boost. I hope it will be the same next month at the Olympics in the Stade de France”. 

Men’s javelin throw: 

European silver medallist Julian Weber won the men’s javelin throw with 85.91m in the fifth round beating Diamond League champion and reigning two-time world champion Anderson Peters from Grenada (85.19m) and world European gold medallist Jakub Vadlejch (85.04m). 

Julian Weber: “I am really happy because it’s my first Diamond League victory. I have competed in the circuit for so many years. In 2016 I have thrown at my first Diamond League and since then I only had second and third places. The performance was not so good today. I can th

Women’s hammer throw: 

Brooke Andersen, world champion in Eugene 2022, won the women’s hammer throw with a meeting record of 73.27m in the sixth round bouncing back from the recent disappointment at the US Olympic Trials, where she fouled three attempts. Andersen produced two more throws over the 70 metres of 70.43m and 71.27m. Alexandra Tavernier from France took second place with 69.73m ahead of Janee Kassanavoid (69.66m). 

Brooke Andersen: “It was a rough start. It’s definitely building back from my last competition. I am just trying to figure out the things I need to do right to keep improving. I had a solid last throw. I just wished I would have started with it. The US Trials were heartbreaking. I would be lying if I had not cried since arriving her in Paris, just seeing everything is tough. Being in Paris is wonderful. I came here last year too.”

Men’s hammer throw: 

Five-time world champion Pawel Fajdek from Poland threw 77.13m in the second round to win the men’s hammer throw. Olympic champion Wojciech Nowicki finished second with 75.17m. 

Pawel Fajdek: “Competing in Paris is always good, because the Olympic Games are taking place here. This is already my second or third time here this year. The competition was good, but I did not find the circle fast enough, so we could not throw far. In any case, throwing in the 77s is not bad, and that was at least two metres further than other athletes, so I am happy”.  

Men’s 100 metres: 

Jerome Blake from Canada won the men’s 100 metres in 10.19 beating Meba Mickael Zeze (10.30).

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