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In Langenthal, Ajla Del Ponte secured the 3rd Swiss 100m starting place for the European Championships in a jump-off against Géraldine Frey.

The 3rd European Championship ticket over the women’s 100 m goes to Ajla Del Ponte. The woman from Ticino narrowly prevailed against Géraldine Frey in the “jump-off” at the meeting in Langenthal on Wednesday evening. In a time of 11.30 seconds, Del Ponte finished 0.04 seconds ahead of her competitor.

Mujinga Kambundji and Natacha Kourni had already secured their starting place for the European Championships in Munich. Frey has to console himself with the fact that he is allowed to start in the relay at the European Championships.

Joy here, disappointment there

The Olympic fifth Del Ponte, who is going through a difficult season and has never run under 11.26 seconds, was satisfied after winning the duel with Frey: “I’m happy that I have the ticket for Munich.” Although she had hoped for a better time, because things had gone better in the training sessions. But in Langenthal the time was not decisive. “Now I’m looking forward to next week.”

The mood of the defeated Frey was a little different. “The disappointment is huge. Mainly because I know I could have done better. But that’s the sport, »said the 25-year-old. The start was actually good, analyzed Frey. But towards the end of the race she must have tensed up a bit.

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