Mondo Duplantis finally gets 6.15m at the Golden Gala Pietro Mennea


gala2020_109.jpgMondo Duplantis, photo by Giancarlo Colombo/FIDAL

gala2020_111.jpgMondo Duplantis, photo by Giancarlo Colombo/FIDAL

gala2020_110.jpgMondo Duplantis, Mondo Duplantis, photo by Giancarlo Colombo/FIDAL

This is the Mondo 24 hour channel, now with his 6.15m jump!

Mondo finally gets 6.15m

ROME (ITA, Sep 17): Golden Gala Pietro Mennea even without spectators celebrated several top marks in great summer weather. Mainly the outdoor all-time best by Mondo Duplantis 615 (as World record stands his indoor 618), he had before 14 attempts at the height this summer. Also another meet record by Norwegian miracle Karsten Warholm in nearly perfect race 47.07. Third meet record in loaded men´s 3000 m which confirmed the new superstar Jacob Kiplimo from Uganda. Elaine Thompson-Herah clocked women 100 m World lead and fans were happy when Eduardo Scotti won the 400 m in big PB. And we should not forget 3 Dutch women wins (Bol, Visser, Klaver).

Short reviews


100m - Akani Simbine produced the first sub-10 second performance on European soil this year with 9.96 ahead of Arthur Gue Cisse (10.04) with Filippo Tortu coming through late in 10.09 for third.

400m - European U20 champion Edoardo Scotti set a big PB of 45.21 (2nd best European 2020), coming through late to beat Kuwait's Yousef Karam (45.25 in outdoor debut) and Poland's Karol Zalewski (45.48).

3000m - Uganda's Jacob Kiplimo won in a world lead and Diamond League record of 7:26.64 in a close race against Norway's Jakob Ingebrigtsen who just missed the European record but broke the European U23 record with 7:27.05. Also 8th and 9th best perfomers ever. Stewart McSweyn broke the Oceanian record in third with 7:28.02 and Yemaneberhan Crippa eclipsed the Italian record in fourth with 7:38.27.

110m hurdles - Andrew Pozzi just missed his PB by 0.01 with 13.15 ahead of Aaron Mallet from the United States who improved his PB from 13.34 to 13.23.

400m hurdles - Another super fast time for Karsten Warholm who smashed the meeting record with 47.07. The Norwegian now holds four of the top-10 fastest times in history. Ludvy Vaillant (48.69) and Rasmus Magi (48.72) broke the 49 second-barrier too. Warholm´s third best and 9th best ever performance.

High jump - Ukraine's Andriy Protsenko matched his season's best with a first-time clearance at 2.30m (after failures at 227) to beat Gianmarco Tamberi by one clear height at 2.27m.

Pole vault - A world outdoor best of 6.15m for Armand Duplantis on his second attempt to improve Sergey Bubka's previous mark by one centimetre. Duplantis now holds the three highest vaults in history at the age of 20. Ben Broeders matched his Belgian record with 5.80m in second.

Shot put - Nick Ponzio won from his US teammate Payton Otterdahl, 21.09m to 20.85m. Leonardo Fabbri was third on home soil with 20.69m.


100m - In her first major race of the year Elaine Thompson-Herah powered to a 10.85 world lead for a commanding win over Aleia Hobbs (11.12) and Marie-Josee Ta Lou (11.14) with Ajla Del Ponte fourth in 11.19.

400m - Dutchwoman Lieke Klaver set a 50.98 EL/PB to become the third woman to break the 51 second-barrier in 2020. Lithuania's Agne Serksniene was a distant second in 51.80 just ahead of European champion Justyna Swiety-Ersetic in 51.94.

800m - Jemma Reekie ran negative splits to win in 1:59.76 from world leader Hedda Hynne (2:00.24) and Laura Muir (2:00.49).

100m hurdles - Another win for Nadine Visser in 12.72 ahead of Italy's Luminosa Bogliolo (12.83) and Payton Chadwick (12.89).

400m hurdles - Femke Bol concluded her remarkable breakthrough season with a 53.90 , the second fastest time of her career after her 53.79 world lead. In a high quality race Ukrainians Hanna Ryzhykova and Viktoriya Tkachuk were second and third in 54.54 and 54.93 respectively with Olympic silver medallist Sara Slott Petersen setting a season's best of 55.20 in fourth.

High jump - Ukraine's Yuliya Levchenko achieved a clear card from 1.80m to 1.98m to win. Yaroslava Mahuchikh finished second on countback at 1.95m ahead of Australia's Nicola McDermott and Erika Kinsey from Sweden.

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