Untouchable Venezuela’s Julimar Rojas brought the familiar facial raft to glory when he won the triple jump title three times in a row at the World Athletics Championships on Monday.
Day 4 of the action in Hayward Field, Oregon, was counted as several gold medalists at the Tokyo Olympics scored more podiums to follow up on their efforts in the Japanese capital. ..
Rojas was the first of three female twice-Olympic champions to win a gold medal at Eugene.
Belgium’s Nafisa Thiem claimed his final victory in the heptathlon against Dutch rival Anouk Vetter, and Kenya’s Faith Kipiegon won her second 1500-meter title.
Two male champions have won from the Tokyo Olympics so as not to be left behind.
Qatar’s Mutaz Essa Barsim won the thriller of the high jump competition in his third world title.
And there was more gold in the Arab world in the shape of Soufiane El Bakari in Morocco. He put an end to 15 years of control of Kenya’s 3000m steeplechase and created a tactical master class.
However, the evening session began with all eyes on the track as Shelly-Ann Fraser Price, who had just won the record fifth world 100m title on Sunday, entered Round 1 of the 200m.
“Oh, it was hard!” Said Fraser Price, who coasted to the semi-finals on Tuesday. “It was midnight, so I had to come back and qualify as easily as possible to maintain my strength for tomorrow.
“I feel okay for now. Let’s go home and recover and see what happens tomorrow. We need to eat, massage, squeeze, rest and sleep. “
Joining the 35-year-old World 200m Champion in the semi-finals on Tuesday are two teammates who helped take the unprecedented 100m podium clean sweep in Jamaica on Sunday.
Shericka Jackson, who set the fastest time of 21.55 seconds this season, and Elaine Thompson Hera, a four-time Olympic sprint champion who is a world silver medalist over 200 meters in 2015, still seek the first personal world title. I am.
-Curly with a new strike force-
Jamaican women’s clean sweeps have become sharper than American men’s.
And the newly crowned world 100m champion Fred Kerley led the new strike force of the US sprinter to the men’s 200m semifinal, also on Tuesday.
After Sprint All-Rounder led Marvin Bracey and Trayvon Bromell home at the Blue Ribbon event, Curly won the heat in 20.17 seconds, raising the prospect of another US clean sweep.
Without that duo, it was the Americans’ turn to finish second, third and fourth at the 200 meters at the Tokyo Olympics last year. Kenny Bednarek, World Champion Noah Lyles, and 18-year-old Erriyon Knighton. To the truck.
The hype Lyles celebrated his 25th birthday on Monday with the fastest qualifying time of 19.98 seconds. This makes the only sprinter sub-20.
Eugene said it was much “more fun,” said Lyles, who complained of being isolated at the Tokyo Olympics under strict Covid-19 regulations.
“I feel like I’m running for something and I’m excited and energetic. After all, I’m a performer. I like to go out and have fun and excite people,” he said. Told.
Canadian Olympic champion Andre De Grasse, who failed in the 100-meter final, was not a starter in his heat.
Canadians struggled at 100m and had just returned from a second dose of Covid-19, but did not want to participate in the 4x100m relay.