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World Athletics Championships: US Sprinter win relay gold, centimeter decision in shot put


The sprinters provided the next highlight at the World Championships in Athletics. The US squad of men impressed, the German women around Gina Lückenkemper missed a medal.

4x 100 meters, men
GOLD: USA - 37.10 seconds
SILVER: Great Britain - 37.36 seconds
BRONZE: Japan - 37.43 seconds

The US men's squadron has been topping gold at the World Athletics Championships in Doha. 100-meter world champion Christian Coleman, Justin Gatlin, Michael Rodgers and 200 -meter world champion Noah Lyles ran with world annual best to the title. For the US, it was the first World Cup success in the sprint relay since Osaka in 2007. The cast casts a shadow over the US success: Gatlin and Rodgers had already drone off doping bans, Coleman had been locked despite three missed doping tests in the run-up to the World Cup - only Lyles is unloaded.

4 x 100 meters, women
GOLD: Jamaica - 41.44 seconds
SILVER: Great Britain - 41.85 seconds
BRONZE: USA - 42.10 seconds

The German 4 x 100-meter relay of the women has missed the hoped-for medal. The quartet with Lisa-Marie Kwayie, Yasmin Kwadwo, Jessica-Bianca Wessolly and Gina Lückenkemper finished fifth in 42.48 seconds on Saturday night. The German athletes had problems in the semifinals and qualified only over time for the final run qualified. The German champion Tatjana Pinto was due to a knee injury already in the lead not there.

World Cup gold won the season of Jamaica in the annual world best time of 41.44 seconds ahead of Great Britain (41.85) and defending champion USA (42.10). For the Jamaican Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, after Allyson Felix and Usain Bolt is the third athlete to win more than nine world titles.

Athletics - Jamaica wins the women's 4x100m. Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce becomes the 3rd athlete to win 9+ world titles, following Allyson Felix (12) and Usain Bolt (11). #WorldAthleticsChamps

- Gracenote Olympic (@GracenoteGold) October 5, 2019

Shot put, men
GOLD: Joe Kovacs (USA) - 22.91 meters
SILVER: Ryan Crouser (USA) - 22.90 meters
BRONZE: Tomas Walsh (New Zealand) - 22.90 meters

The finale began with force: The American Ryan Crouser scored the ball in the first attempt at 22.36 meters to the World Cup record. But that did not last long, because Thomas Walsh improved the record only a few minutes later to 22.90 meters. It took until the last attempt, then the American Joe Kovacs landed a spectacular thrust. His ball landed at 22.91 meters - with a centimeter distance, he became world champion. Never before had four men hit more than 22 meters in a World Cup final.

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Joe Kovacs became world champion

1500 meters, women
GOLD: Sifan Hassan (Netherlands) - 3: 51.95
SILVER: Faith Kipyegon (Kenya) - 3: 54.22
BRONZE: Gudaf Tsegay (Ethiopia) - 3: 54.38

Half an hour to go, Sifan Hassan looked around as she hurried out of the field. But the Dutchwoman did not have to worry, no rival could follow her attack. Hassan won the race with world record. Second-placed Faith Kipyegon was Kenyan fastest in a fast race and Ethiopian Gudaf Tsegay the personal best.

Triple jump, women
GOLD: Yulimar Rojas (Venezuela) - 15.37 meters
SILVER: Shanieka Ricketts (Jamaica) - 14.92 meters
BRONZE: Caterine Ibarguen (Colombia) - 14.73 meters

Yulimar Rojas from Venezuela successfully defended her world title in the triple jump. The 23-year-old prevailed confidently in front of Shanieka Ricketts from Jamaica. Olympic champion Caterine Ibargüen, who had won gold in 2013 and 2015, came in third with 14.73 meters.

Rojas, who is under contract in her Spanish adopted home with the track and field team of FC Barcelona, ​​had gone as a clear favorite in the competition. In early September, she had missed the world record of Inessa Krawez (Ukraine / 15.50) from 1995 by just nine centimeters.

5000 meters, women
GOLD: Bright Obiri (Kenya) - 14: 26.72
SILVER: Margaret Chelimo Kipkemboi (Kenya) - 14: 27.49
BRONZE: Konstanze Klosterhalfen (Germany) - 14: 28.43

Konstanze Klosterhalfen has won bronze at the World Athletics Championships in Doha over 5000 meters. The 22-year-old was third in the final behind Kenyan Hellen Obiri, who defended her world title, and her compatriot Margaret Chelimo Kipkemboi. Read more about her success here.

What else happened ...

  • Gold favorite Malaika Mihambo has reached the long jump finals. The 25-year-old European champion jumped in the first attempt 6.98 meters, surpassing the required to move into the medal decision required 6.75 meters. The finale will take place on Sunday at 18.15.
  • From the quartet of German world-class javelin throwers managed only defending champion Johannes Vetter and Julian Weber the entry into the medal fight. Olympic champion Thomas Röhler remained in qualifying with just 79.23 meters on the track as well as the European champions Andreas Hofmann with 80.06 meters.

Source: spiegel

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