2019 IAAF World Indoor Tour: Ortega 7.49 WL, Swoboda over TaLou, 7.15-7.16, Lewandowski, NR 1,500m

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Swoboda beat Ta Lou, fast men´s 1500 m
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TORUN (POL, Feb 6): Olympic 110m hurdles silver medallist Orlando Ortega equalled the world lead in the 60m hurdles with 7.49 (7.55 in the heats) ahead of Cyprus' Milan Trajkovic in 7.54 and world indoor silver medallist Jarret Eaton from the United States in 7.60. In the last track event of the evening at Orlen Copernicus Cup the third stop of IAAF World Indoor Tour. In summary four meeting records (women shot and 800 m and men long jump with 1500 m), World lead in men´s 1500 m and non-Russian World leads in women 400 m and men´s long jump. Poland's Ewa Swoboda maintained her unbeaten run in the 60m, just holding off treble world silver medallist Marie Jose Ta Lou from the Ivory Coast, 7.15 to 7.16 (Ta Lou 7.15 in heats). Iga Baumgart-Witan won the women's 400m on home soil in a 51.91 world lead (although Antonina Krivoshapka has run faster in Russia with 51.86) ahead of European champion and Polish teammate Justyna Swiety-Ersetic who improved her 2019 best to 52.14 and Eurowinner in hurdles Lea Sprunger 52.48. Three-time world and European indoor champion Pavel Maslak also took a big chunk off his season's best to win the 400m in 46.19, but second fastest overall winner of first race US Nathan Strother with 46.32. There was more home success in the 1500m as Marcin Lewandowski improved his Polish record to 3:36.50 to finish second to Ethiopia's world indoor champion Samuel Tefera in 3:35.57 WL/PB, third Kalle Berglund got Swedish record 3:36.63. Great improvement for fourth placed Michal Rozmys from Poland getting 3:38.53 PB. Another Ethiopian win for Habitam Alemu who edged out Laura Muir in the women's 800m, 1:59.49 to 1:59.50. Home star Sofia Ennaoui in 2:00.40 was third over double European champion Selina Buchel 2:00.98. Erik Sowinski won the men's 800m in 1:47.49. With seven athletes surpassing the 18m-line, Christina Schwanitz won a high quality shot put with 18.97m from Belarus' Aliona Dubitskaya with 18.91 (another Swedish record of the evening for Fanny Roos 18.35 as fourth and Cuba's Juan Miguel Echevarria got the better of Karlsruhe winner Thobias Nilsson Montler in the long jump, 8.12m to 7.97m. World champion Sam Kendricks cleared 5.78m to win the pole vault before three tries at a meeting record and world lead of 5.92m ahead of Piotr Lisek's 5.68m and neutral athlete Ilya Ivanyuk cleared 2.25m to win the high jump. Women hurdles saw again European domination as Pamela Dutkiewicz in 7.95 beat Finland duo Reetta Hurske 7.98 PB and Nooralotta Neziri 8.03.

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