This is the report on details of Day 3 at the World Indoor Championships, courtesy of EME News. Day 3 had three world records, among crazy performances.
Mondo Duplantis, photo by Getty Images for World Athletics
WORLD INDOORS DAY 3
QUOTE OF THE DAY
Yulimar Rojas: “Coming here, I knew it was the right time to achieve this (world record) and I took the chance. I did not want to miss this opportunity today… Now, I want to focus on the world outdoor championships in Oregon and I think there is a big chance of making a double-long jump and triple jump. If I am in shape and the conditions are good, I can do both. The 16m mark is my big goal. Every day, I am trying to add one more centimeter to get closer to it.”
Mondo Duplantis: “I feel like Belgrade is going to be a special place in my heart forever. I know how much Bubka has pushed this sport to where it is today. I want to do something similar to what he has done because we’re a lot more capable than we think we are. When you push the limits, you realize how possible the next (level) is.”
RESULTS OF THE DAY
3 World records, two of them fulfilling the overall category: 620 Mondo Duplantis and 15.74 Yulimar Rojas, both better than outdoor top marks. Rojas added 31cm to her own global indoor mark and surpassed her world outdoor record by 7cm. Mondo Duplantis took the world record up to 6.20m in the pole vault, sailing over at the third attempt as the very last act of the meeting. Also, Grant Holloway equalling his world record with 7.29 in the 60m hurdles semi-final.
SURPRISE OF THE DAY
Jakob Ingebrigtsen being outsprinted for gold by Samuel Tefera, who defended his 1500m title. The USA out in the heats of the men’s 4x400m, hampered by a hamstring injury for Isaiah Harris.
ETH 4-3-2, USA 3-7-9, BEL 2-0-0, SUI 1-2-0, SWE 1-1-1, next 6 countries with 1-1-0. In total 31 countries won medals.
USA 177, ETH 76, JAM 40, ESP and NED 36, GBR 35, AUS 33, SUI 31. In total 56 countries achieved top 8 positions.
AGENT RANKINGS (by individual gold medals)
Juan Pineda 3, Paul Doyle 2, Mark Wetmore 2, Alberto Suarez 2, Daniel Wessfeldt 2, Hussein Makke 2, Alfons Juck, Marc Corstjens, Federico Rosa, Aivar Karotamm, Miguel Mostaza, Rene Auguin, Marcello Magnani, Sylvia Abmayr, John Regis, Ray Flynn. No agent for Damian Warner.
World records (3): Men 60m hurdles, pole vault, women triple jump – numbers 41-43 at World Indoors.
World leads (14): Men 60m twice, 60m hurdles, long jump, triple jump, pole vault, shot put, heptathlon, women 60m, high jump, long jump, triple jump, shot put, pentathlon, 4×400 m (non-mixed team).
Area Indoor records (14): Oceania (4), South America (6), North America (2), Asia (1), Europe (2).
Meet records (7): Men 400m, 1500m, 60m hurdles, pole vault, shot put, women 1500m, triple jump + 2 bests in combined events.
OLYMPIC MEDALISTS TOKYO
7 YES: Jacobs, Barega, Warner, Duplantis, Tentoglou, Miller-Uibo, Rojas.
5 NO: Ingebrigtsen, Crouser, Pichardo, Nageotte, Tamberi.
4 YES: Tefera, Vuleta, Morris, Rojas
6 NO: Coleman, Maslak, Claye, Pozzi, Walsh, Johnson-Thompson