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Diamond League: Hofmann wins javelin throw in Monaco - new mileage world record


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Monte Carlo (AP) - The German javelin throwers have continued their success story in the Diamond League of athletes. With 87.84 meters, Vice European Champion Andreas Hoffmann won in Monte Carlo with 87.84 meters.

For the 27-year-old Mannheim, it was the second victory in this premium series of the World Federation IAAF. Second was the Estonian Magnus Kirt, who threw 87.47 meters. Third place went to Olympic champion Thomas Röhler of the LC Jena with 86.04 meters. Another Diamond League victory could also World Champion Johannes. The Offenburger must currently break injured.

The Dutchman Sifan Hassan made for the brilliant performance of the day. The two-time European champion set a world record over a mile. In 4: 12.33 minutes she improved the old record of Svetlana Masterkova (Russia), who had run on 14 August 1996 in Zurich 4: 12,56 minutes.

Raphael Holzdeppe still can not manage the height hunt at a constant level. With a somersault over 5.62 meters, the 29-year-old world champion of 2013 left the competition. Pole Piotr Lisek (Poland), who celebrated his second consecutive success in the Diamond League with 6.02 meters, jumped highest.

The announced as a participant Pamela Dutkiewicz was missing over 100 meters hurdles at the starting block. After a long time, the European Championship third from Wattenscheid wanted to face the world elite again. Winner was the world record holder Kendra Harrison (USA) with 12.43 seconds.

For a world season over 400 meters hurdles provided Sydney McLaughlin (USA). The 19-year-old junior world champion won in 53.32 seconds. Faster than Soufiane El Bakkali over 3000 meters of obstacle this year was also no one: The Moroccan needed 8: 04.82 minutes for the distance. Three-time World Champion Justin Gatlin won the men's 100-meter sprint in 9.91 seconds ahead of Noah Lyles (USA), who finished in 9.92 seconds.

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IAAF short portrait by Andreas Hofmann

Source: zeit

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