2018 Bauhaus Galan Stockholm Diary: Juan Echevarria leaps huge 8.83mw, Abderrahman Samba improves again (so does Warholm)


Manuel_Echevarria1a-Stockholm18.jpgJuan Miguel Echevarria soars to 8.83 meter wind aided! photo by PhotoRun.net

Samba_Abderrahman-Stockholm18.jpgAbderrahman Samba, scores another NR, MR, PB with 47.41 over 400m hurdles, photo by PhotoRun.net

We are so happy for our friends in Stockholm. Bauhaus Galan was a SRO meet, with some fantastic performances, and we hope that some new sponsors come in an support the steadfast support that Stockholm has now. Great performances, fine rivalries, wonderful weather and a crowd who knows track and field, from local to the global stars. Here's a quick synopsis from EME news, event by event.

Echevarria huge 883w, Samba again improved
STOCKHOLM (SWE, Jun 10): Bauhaus Galan ended the first part of DL circuit in May-June period with excellent results before full stadium. Cuban Echevarria shocked with slight windy 883, Samba beat again Warholm but both set personal best. World leads also for Rotich in the 1000 m, Barega in 5000 m, Dacres in discus and McNeal over the hurdles.
Short event by event reviews
100m (non-DL) - Iran's Hassan Taftian improved his season's best to 10.07 ahead of Japan's Yoshihide Kiryu (10.15) and Canada's Gavin Smellie (10.17).
200m - After winning in Oslo, Ramil Guliyev made it back-to-back wins on the Diamond League circuit in 19.92. Steven Gardiner, who has clocked 19.75 in 2018, pulled up in the home straight with hamstring tightness.
800m (non-DL) - Australian one-two for Peter Bol (1:44.56) and Joseph Deng (1:44.61). Lifetime bests for both.
1000m - Ferguson Rotich maintained his good early season form, winning by a clear margin in a world-leading 2:14.88 from Bahrain's Sadik Mikhou (2:16.09).
1500m (non-DL) - Norway's Jakob Ingebrigtsen won a predominantly domestic 1500m in 3:37.42 from Australia's Jordan Williams (3:38.30).
5000m - Ethiopia's world U20 champion Selemon Barega won in a world-leading 13:04.05 from Bahrain's Birhanu Balew (13:04.25) and Abadi Hadis (13:06.76).
400m hurdles - Qatar's Abderrahman Samba made it four wins from four races on the Diamond League circuit in 2018, winning in a Diamond League and Asian record of 47.41 ahead of Karsten Warholm, who improved his European U23 and Norwegian record to 47.81. European champion Yasmani Copello was a distant third in 48.91.
Long jump - Incredible performance from 19-year-old world indoor champion Juan Miguel Echevarria who went out to a marginally wind-assisted 8.83 (2.1) in the sixth round, the world's longest jump in all conditions since 1995. Echevarria also had a wind-legal 8.50m. Olympic champion Jeff Henderson was second with 8.39m while Luvo Manyonga had to settle for third with 8.25m, his only valid jump.
Discus - Fedrick Dacres went out to a Jamaican record and world-leading 69.67m in the second round to also break Mac Wilkins' (was in stadium) 38-year-old meeting record. World champion Andrius Gudzius improved his PB to 69.59m in second with Iran's Ehsan Hadadi third with 67.68m.
Pole vault - A brilliant win on home soil for 18-year-old Armand Duplantis who cleared 5.86m on his first attempt before attempting a world U20 record and world lead of 5.96m. World champion Sam Kendricks was second with 5.81m with Piotr Lisek third with 5.76m.
100m - After finishing second in Oslo, Dina Asher-Smith turned the tables on world indoor champion Murielle Ahoure, 10.93 to 11.03.
200m (non-DL) - Ivet Lalova-Collio improved her season's best to 22.63 ahead of Beth Dobbin, second in a PB and Scottish record of 22.83.
400m - Bahrain's Salwa Eid Naser improved her national record to 49.84 for her third successive Diamond League win although world champion Phyllis Francis was much closer this time, setting a season's best of 50.07 in second.
800m (non-DL) - Ethiopia's Chaltu Shume kicked away for victory in 2:01.16 from Uganda's Halima Nakaayi in 2:01.37.
1500m - Ethiopia's Gudaf Tsegay braved the early fast pace, holding on for victory in a meeting record and big PB of 3:57.64 from Laura Muir (3:58.53) and Morocco's Rababe Arafi (4:00.28). Jenny Simpson was fourth in 4:00.34.
100m hurdles - Brianna McNeal broke Gail Devers' meeting record of 12.42 with a world-leading 12.38. Former world champion Danielle Williams from Jamaica was second in a 12.48 PB ahead of Belarus' Alina Talay (12.55) with Nadine Visser fourth in a Dutch record of 12.71, breaking a mark which had stood since 1989.
100m hurdles (non-DL) - Another quick time for world U20 champion Elvira Herman who clocked 12.74 from South Africa's Rikenette Steenkamp (12.99).
High jump - Mariya Lasitskene added another competition to her winning streak but she only won on countback from Bulgaria's Mirela Demireva who cleared 2.00m for the first time.
Long jump - Lorraine Ugen had two jumps measured at 6.85m to eclipse world-leader Malaika Mihambo, who also jumped 6.85m, on countback. Ivana Spanovic was fourth with 6.81m with Olympic champion Tianna Bartoletta ninth with 6.32m.
Pole vault (non-DL) - Sandi Morris eclipsed Yelena Isinbayeva's meeting record with a 4.86m clearance before three attempts at 4.94m. Angelica Bengtsson cleared a season's best of 4.65m in second.

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