Mujinga Kambundji prepared well for her duel against Ajla Del Ponte over 100m on Saturday in Geneva. Over 200m in Florence as part of the Diamond League, she took 3rd place in 22”60.
The discipline’s bronze medalist at the last World Championships had an excellent start before falling back a bit and seeing Dina Asher-Smith soar inexorably. The Briton won in 22”06 ahead of the Ivorian Marie-Josée Ta Lou in 22”58.
Note the 8th place of Sarah Atcho on this U-turn. The Vaudoise crossed the line in 24”43, the best performance of her season, but far from her personal best (22”80).
Medium Gasch and Moser
New Swiss record holder in height (2m33), Loïc Gasch never really took off with a bar erased at 2m20. In women’s pole vault, Angelica Moser took 8th place with a jump to 4m56. It was Anzhelika Sidorova with her 4m91 who won.
Over 400m, Ricky Petrucciani finished 5th in 46”24. Victory for the Colombian Zambrano in 44”76.
Three prime performances were achieved during this meeting. Jasmine Camacho-Quinn covered the 100m hurdles in 12”38, or 0’06 off her successful ERA less than two months ago at Gainesville. Over 1500m, Sifan Hassan has proven that she has mastered the distance as well as the 10,000m. The Dutchwoman ran in 3’53”63, the 8th fastest time in history. But Hassan had run faster in Doha in 2019 (3’51”95).
And then over 5000m, Jakob Ingebrigtsen took the European record in 12’48”45, relegating the king of the world middle distance Joshua Cheptegei to 6th place. The 20-year-old Norwegian smashed his personal best which dated from July 2019 (13’02”03).
Distanced at halfway, the Norwegian managed to catch up with the leading group before making an effort in the last 200 meters to drop all his rivals.
Cheptegei, who was playing his first 5,000m since his world record (12’35”36) on August 14, 2020, took the lead at the halfway point but was knocked down in the final packaging before finishing in a very unusual 6th place (12’54”69).