Thursday, August 26, 2021
Vetter throws up to 90 meters
Fraser-Pryce is sprinting next crazy time
The women’s world record over 100 meters continues to wobble worryingly. This time Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce sprints close to the record. Javelin thrower Johannes Vetter, who was desperate at the Olympics, also celebrated a victory in Lausanne. Wonder runner Karsten Warholm receives a rare defeat.
Johannes Vetter is getting closer to the 90-meter mark after the Olympic shock. At the Diamond League meeting in Lausanne, the world’s best of the year threw 88.54 meters closer to the javelin barrier in front of 15,786 spectators in the third attempt. The 28-year-old Offenburg secured victory in the final of the three best throwers with “only” 86.34 meters ahead of Olympic runner-up Jakub Vadlejch (Czech Republic / 79.10) and Anderson Peters (Grenada / 72.48). According to the new mode, the three best of the first three attempts in the technical disciplines fight for victory.
“You can live with that, it’s a world-class performance,” said Vetter at Sky about its width, but also said: “It’s not the width of Tokyo yet, somehow the tension is missing.”
For Vetter it was his second appearance after the Olympics. He had previously won a meeting in his home town by 86.17 meters. At the Tokyo Games, Vetter had suffered a disaster. He came as a top favorite and best of the year in the world and was only ninth in the final because he couldn’t cope with the ground on the run-up that was too soft for his powerful throwing style. Olympic champion and world record holder Yulimar Rojas made the biggest set in the triple jump with 15.56 meters and a lot of tailwind. In the three-way final, the athlete from Venezuela then prevailed with 15.11 meters.
Warholm without hurdles, but hardly faster
A highlight was the women’s 100 meters. In the brisk sprint, Tokyo second Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce took revenge in 10.60 seconds against her Jamaican rival and Olympic champion Elaine Thompson-Herah, who was 10.64 seconds ahead of Olympic third Shericka Jackson (all Jamaica) ran into second place. It was the third fastest run in the history of athletics, only Thompson-Herah (10.54) and Florence Griffith-Joyner (10.49) were faster in her world record in 1988. Alexandra Burghardt from Berlin reached the finish line in strong form 11.12 seconds as eighth.
A good three weeks after his fabulous world record over 400 meters hurdles in 45.94 seconds at the Tokyo Games, Karsten Warholm did not have the energy to make history about the flat stadium circuit. Rather, the Norwegian had to be content with fourth place and 45.41 seconds. The winner was Wilbert London (USA / 44.86). Olympic champion Hansle Parchement got out of rhythm and finished last in the 110 meter hurdles. The US American Devon Allen, who won in 13.07 seconds, took advantage of the mistake.
It is not every day that German runners run over 200 meters at a Diamond League meeting. Corinna Schwab from Chemnitz finished second in 22.97 seconds behind Marije van Hunenstjin from the Netherlands (22.89). Jessica-Bianca Wessoly (Mannheim / 23.11) came in fourth. Over 1500 meters, third place in the indoor European championship, Hanna Klein from Tübingen, came in seventh in 4: 09.58 minutes. Caterina Granz (Berlin / 4:19) only crossed the finish line in eleventh place.