Athletics: Javelin thrower Hussong fourth in European Championships – triple jumper Heß fifth

Athletics: Javelin thrower Hussong fourth in European Championships – triple jumper Heß fifth

Some German ex-European champions are taking part in the European Championship finals in Rome, javelin thrower Hussong and triple jumper Heß are impressive. There is a flying show in the triple jump, and Italy is celebrating in the high jump.

Former European javelin champion Christin Hussong has returned to the European Athletics Championships in Rome with a strong fourth place. The 30-year-old threw a season’s best of 61.92 meters in her first attempt. The title holder from Berlin 2018 has not been able to build on her former glory for a long time after health problems in the past.

The Austrian Victoria Hudson secured victory with 64.62 meters ahead of the Serbian Adriana Vilagos, who threw only 20 centimeters less. The Norwegian Marie-Therese Obst took bronze with 63.50 meters.

Triple jumper Max Heß came in fifth place with 17.04 metres eight years after winning the European title. Gold went to Spaniard Jordan Alejandro Díaz Fortun with an outstanding 18.18 metres – in Europe only Briton Jonathan Edwards ever jumped further with 18.29 metres almost 29 years ago.

Defending champion Pedro Pichardo from Portugal only managed 18.04 metres to win silver in a world-class competition. Frenchman Thomas Gogois won bronze in his last attempt with 17.38 metres, after which Heß narrowly overstepped the mark and missed an improvement.

Norwegian Warholm continues to collect titles

Emil Agyekum from Berlin came in a good sixth place in the 400 meter hurdles in 48.42 seconds, but was not entirely satisfied with that. World record holder Karsten Warholm from Norway added a third European Championship triumph to his collection of titles in 46.98 seconds. The 28-year-old is also an Olympic champion and three-time world champion. Femke Bol from the Netherlands won the women’s race even more convincingly in 52.49 seconds.

In the high jump, Mateusz Przybylko dropped out with pain in his right foot six years after winning gold at the European Championships after jumping 2.17 meters. The Leverkusen athlete had twisted his foot during the run-up. Tobias Potye, the European Championship runner-up in Munich 2022, was absent due to injury. The celebrated local hero Gianmarco Tamberi won with 2.37 meters.

Italy’s President Sergio Mattarella was among the 20,000 spectators in the Olympic Stadium, which was better attended this time. Olympic champion Tamberi walked to the VIP box before the competition and bowed beamingly, then he delivered.

Source: Stern

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