Dessau (dpa) – As expected, Olympic long jumper Malaika Mihambo secured victory in the athletics meeting in Dessau. The 28-year-old’s 6.49-meter distance was enough for her success at Paul Grevezo.
Mihambo won the long jump event on Saturday in Birmingham by 7.09 metres. The success against Merle Homeier of LG Göttingen was Mihambos’ fourth win at the event in Saxony-Anhalt.
“It was a very tough competition,” said the LG Kurpfalz athlete at MRD. I “jumped on the strings”, it was “really stressful”.
Vetter does not start in a short time
After his victories in 2020 and 2021, former world champion Johannes Vetter was unable to follow suit in the javelin throwing competition. The 29-year-old decided not to start after the warm-up. Vetter said he had a lot of “minor physical problems, and it’s very difficult for me to throw up freely.” He didn’t want to “take a risk”. The victory went to Julian Weber from Mainz, whose spear landed at a height of 85.02 meters.
Track and field athletes are facing an unusual season. The World Championships from 15-24 July in Eugene and the European Championships at home from 15-21 August in Munich are two important events languishing in quick succession.
“For me as a long jumper, it’s very good that the competitions are so close together,” Mihambo told dpa. “In terms of training, only one feature needs to be designed, and it’s perfect for preparation.”
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