Carsten Warhome broke the world record in the 400m hurdles at the Diamond League meeting of track and field athletes in Oslo. In his home game at Bislett Stadium, the 25-year-old Norway won the race in 46.70 seconds on Thursday evening. At the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona, the world and European champions were one hundredth of a second older than American Kevin Young, almost 29 years old. Warholm had previously improved its European record several times – most recently in August 2020 at 46.87 seconds.
European pole vault champion Armand Duplandis once again gave a scene. The 21-year-old Sweden failed three times at a height of 6.19 meters – by one centimeter he would have surpassed his own record in February 2020. Nonetheless, Duplandis did not deny the victory: the favorite won 6.01 meters ahead of world champion Sam Kendricks (5.91 meters).
One month before the Olympics in Tokyo, long jump world champion Malacca Mihambo again missed the seven-meter point. In the long jump, Mihambo won the 6.86m race ahead of Serbia’s Ivana Spanovic (6.66m) and Belarus’ Nastasia Mirandzhik-Ivanova (6.72m).
Spanovic finished second as he advanced ahead of Mirandzhik-Ivanova in the decisive sixth round. Four days ago, Mihambo won at Leverkusen with an individual best of 6.92 meters.
Javelin thrower Christine Husong won the second-best daily distance of 62.62 meters, throwing five centimeters, but trailing on the sixth attempt. The final round, in which only the first three will compete, will be decisive in some technical divisions of the Diamond League in order to increase tension: