Diamond League in Paris.
Faith Kipyegon (front) of Kenya competes in the Women's 1500m final at the World Athletics Championships Budapest, Hungary, 22 August 2023. EFE/EPA/CHRISTIAN BRUNA

Diamond League in Paris.


Sports Desk, Jul 7 (EFE).-

Two new world records were set Sunday in Paris at the eighth meeting of the Diamond League by Kenya’s Faith Kipyegon in the 1,500 meters and Ukraine’s Yaroslava Mahuchikh in the high jump.

The 30-year-old Kenyan confirmed her status as the undisputed queen of the middle distance with a time of 3:49.04, seven-hundredths of a second off the previous world record, which she held since June 2, 2023, with a time of 3:49.11.

It was a preview of what Kipyegon can do at the Olympics, which begin in 19 days in the French capital, where the Kenyan will be seeking gold in the 1,500 and 5,000.

Meanwhile, Mahuchik made history by breaking one of the longest-standing world records, which had stood for 37 years, by winning the women’s high jump with a leap of 2.10 meters.

In her first attempt, the 22-year-old Mahuchik, the reigning world champion, improved by one centimeter the previous world record of 2.09 meters held by Bulgarian Stefka Kostadinova since Aug. 30, 1987.

Sweden’s Armand Duplantis almost added a third record on Sunday in the pole vault, but the wind prevented him from beating his own record of 6.24 meters, which he set on April 20 in Xiamen, China, at the first meeting of the Diamond League. EFE


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