Loc Gasch opened Friday evening Swiss time as well as Angelica Moser and long jumpers Simon Ehammer and Benjamin Gföhler Saturday night the world championships in Eugene for the Swiss team.
The jump of 12 finalists will be a real test for high jumper Jash, who finished second at the World Indoor Championships in Belgrade in 2022. Exactly a dozen of Eugene’s registered high jumpers have already broken the 2.30m mark this year. “I want to find clean competition, and then shape does the rest,” Romand says.
The number of failed attempts should play a role in the reduction. Three years ago in Doha, only 2.29m athletes were on the safe side, of the eight 2.26m athletes, two still qualified for the final. “Everything is close together. And once I reach the final, a lot is possible,” Jasch confirms.
Ehammer as a world leaderboard
On the other hand, Simon Ehammer must participate in the final. The all-around athlete tops the global list of top professionals in his favorite discipline, the long jump. “It is important that you get the best performance on the 10th day,” the 22-year-old from Appenzell confirms. Because: 33 of the 34 beginners from Doha have the 8m jump as their best distance.
Benjamin Gfuller is one of them. The 27-year-old jumped 8.02m at Zuffingen at the start of June. The last entry would be a real coup for the LCZ athlete. The opposite is true for Ehammer. The early finish would be a low blow. Especially since he can use the playoffs feature that he used to win in three attempts as a multi-level player.
Moser depends on the increase
In the case of Angelica Moser, the situation is ambiguous: judging by her capabilities, she belongs to the final, measured by the level of performance this summer, a clear improvement is needed. “I know I can do more than I have shown so far,” said one Zurich native. “The last training sessions have gone very well, and now I want to translate that into a good result.”
The 2021 European Indoor Champion can claim to have delivered his hand at almost all major events. The 24-year-old palm from Zurich, who qualified for the Olympics in Rio 2016 six years ago, adorns six gold medals in international events (European Roaring 21 European Championships, European U-23 Championship 2017/2019, World U-20 Championship 2016, U-20 European Championships). General European Championship 2015, OS Youth Games 2014).