Dessau (dpa) – As expected, Olympic long jumper Malaika Mihambo secured victory in the athletics meeting in Dessau. The 28-year-old’s 6.49m distance was enough for her success at Paul Grevezo.
Mihambo won the long jump event on Saturday in Birmingham by 7.09 metres. The success against Merle Homeier of LG Göttingen was Mihambos’ fourth win at the event in Saxony-Anhalt. “It was a very tough competition,” said the LG Kurpfalz athlete at MRD. I “jumped the strings”, it was “really stressful”.
Vetter does not start in a short time
After his victories in 2020 and 2021, former world champion Johannes Vetter was unable to follow suit in the javelin throwing competition. According to MDR, the 29-year-old gave up his start shortly after the warm-up. So far this season he has scored 85.64 meters.
Track and field athletes are facing an unusual season. The World Championships from 15-24 July in Eugene and the European Championships at home from 15-21 August in Munich are two important events languishing in quick succession.
“For me as a long jumper, it’s very good that the competitions are so close together,” Mihambo told dpa. “In terms of training, only one feature needs to be designed, and it’s perfect for preparation.”
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