The Diamond League season is over. The tournament final in Eugene was truly cosmic. Armand Duplantis scored a beautiful finishing point, finally updating the world record to 6.23m!
In addition to the high jump record, the 5,000 m world record also fell. The achievement of Fait Kipyegon, established three months ago, was beaten by Gudaf Tsegai.
Bottom line: real beauty at the end of the season!
What was the first day of the Diamond League stage in Eugene like:
“I hate all of this so much!” The star athlete lost the final and caused an explosion of emotions
“I thought I could do it”
The final day of competition in Eugene opened with the women’s high jump, which immediately prepared the crowd for a great evening. The most difficult victory over Nikola Olislagers was won by Yaroslava Maguchikh. The Ukrainian and the Australian together surpassed 2.03 m, but the world champion was better in her attempts. In addition to a beautiful fight, the athletes also showed the best result of the season in the world. Nikola generally set a personal record and a regional record. And the top three in this test was closed by Angelina Topic, who surpassed 1.95 m.
After the jumpers, the men showed their intensity in the 800 m race, where Kenyan Emmanuel Wanyonyi won (1:42.8), updating the best result of the season in the world and his personal best. Canadian Marco Arop (1:42.85) was second with a national record, and Djamel Sejati (1:43.06) was third with a personal best.
And then something happened that no one expected. In the 5,000 meters, Gudaf Tsegay destroyed Fait Kipyegon’s world record, set just three months ago. The Ethiopian covered the distance in 14:00.21, bettering Kipyegon’s result by almost five seconds! Kenya’s Beatrice Chebet (14:05.92) won silver and Ethiopia’s Ejgayehu Taye (14:21.52) won bronze.
This is how Fait Kipyegon established the 5,000 m record:
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“I was very upset that I couldn’t take home two medals from the World Championships, but thanks to our training, I knew I had a lot of potential,” Tsegay said. “Although the conditions in the Diamond League final were not ideal, I thought I could do it.”
“I’m enjoying the moment”
And less than an hour later, the world record that everyone had been waiting for for several months was broken. Armand Duplantis tried to beat his own result of 6.21 m at various stages in the Diamond League and at the World Championships in Budapest, but failed. In Eugene, Mondo flew 6.23 m on his first attempt without problems. By the way, Arman now holds seven world records.
A year ago, Arman also set a world record in Eugene:
The Swedish jumper from the 2022 World Cup flew into space. But Duplantis did not eclipse the great Ukrainian.
Among the top three were Filipino Ernest John Obiena (5.82) and American Sam Kendricks (5.72).
“The limit is still far away. I hope I can continue jumping higher than today,” Duplantis said. – But now I don’t think about anything. “I enjoy this moment and what I just did.”
However, the surprises did not end with the two world records. In the 400 meters hurdles, Femke Bol achieved her ninth victory of the season (51.98), setting a new record in the competition. Also among the top three were American Shamier Little (53.45) and Jamaican Rashelle Clayton (53.56).
Next, in the 3,000 m race, Jakob Ingebrigtsen updated the European, Diamond League, competition records, his personal best and the best result of the season in the world. The Norwegian ran in 7 minutes 23.63 seconds.
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Seven of the nine participants in the race broke a record. Silver medalist Yomif Kejelcha (7:23.64) updated his personal and national best results, and bronze medalist Grant Fisher set an American record (7:25.47). The rest of the athletes also broke personal and national records.
And another series of records!
At the end of the men’s 110m hurdles competition, Jamaican Hansle Parchment (12.93) updated the best result of the season at the world level and his personal best. Americans Grant Holloway (13.06) and Daniel Roberts (13.07) were in the top three.
The women’s 800 meter race also had the best result of the updated season in the world. The American Ating Mu achieved it (1:54.97), breaking the national record and the competition record at the same time. The British Keely Hodgkinson (1:55.19) and the Jamaican Nattoya Goulet-Taupin (1:55.96) also hold personal and national records. Both became winners of the contest.
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Shericka Jackson scored a big season point in the 200m race. Jamaica easily beat its rivals in the final competition in Eugene and set a competition record (21.57). Ivory Coast’s Marie-Josée Ta Lou (22.10) and Bahamian Antonique Strachan (22.16) finished in the top 3.