WL: Mihambo 699, Kendricks 586, Dutkiewicz 7.89
BERLIN (GER, Feb 1): European champion Malaika Mihambo produced three jumps in excess of 6.90m to win the long jump at the ISTAF Indoor in Berlin (12 100 spectators): 6.94m in round three, 6.99 WL in round four and then 6.98m in round six to defeat European silver medallist Maryna Bekh-Romanchuk from Ukraine (6.73m) with European and world indoor champion Ivana Spanovic third on her comeback from injury with 6.65m. Germany’s Pamela Dutkiewicz improved her world lead to 7.89 to win the 60m hurdles ahead of teammate Cindy Roleder (7.91) with European outdoor champion Elvira Herman from Belarus third with 7.97 PB. Sam Kendricks reclaimed the world lead in the pole vault with a second time clearance at 5.86m (tried at 601) ahead of Poles Piotr Lisek and Pawel Wojciechowski who were second and third on countback at 5.76m.
There was a British double in the 60m with Reece Prescod setting a European-leading mark and lifetime best of 6.53 ahead of Ivory Coast’s Arthur Cisse in the same time (also national record) and world U20 100m bronze medallist Kristal Awuah improved to 7.19 to win the women’s 60m. France’s Pascal Martinot-Lagarde also won the men’s 60m hurdles in 7.62 ahead of Gregor Traber 7.65. In the last event after everything else ended Nadine Muller topped mixed discus with 63.89 ahead of best males Austrian Lukas Weisshaidinger 63.06 and Martin Wierig 62.55.
Malaika Mihambo, photo by PhotoRun.net