Luminosa Bogliolo won in 12 "88 the 100 obstacles of the Diamond League at the meeting in Stockholm, writing a historical page of Italian athletics. In fact, it had never happened that an Italian won a race on the prestigious International Tour.
On the track of the Olympic Stadium, with no crowd due to the global pandemic health measures, the 25-years-old preceded the Finnish Lotta Harala (13 "07) and the Danish Mette Graversgaard (13" 13). Bogliolo won in 12.88.
Katarina Johnson-Thompson only sixth in 13.94. Luminosa Bogliolo comments on her performance, saying: "I don't consider it a good race, I wanted to start much better. I knew I had to beat Harala, which is the Finnish that starts better.
among the four strongest. On the blocks I was convinced they gave us 'at the time' because the wait had been really long, they waited for a jump from the pole platform. And when the starter fired I didn't really accelerate.
Then from the first obstacle I decided to run as smoothly as possible. We have been working on it a lot in training lately, because sometimes I force too much. I didn't think a 12.88 would come out like that."
Karsten Warholm super performance
Karsten Warholm shakes the world record of 400hs at Bauhaus Galan in Stockholm: the Norwegian, 24, prints a sensational 46''87, the second performance of each era in the lap with barriers, arriving just nine cents from the world record by Kevin Young, the 46''78 who resists from the 1992 Barcelona Olympic final and who had never been threatened so closely.
The two-time world champion Warholm updates the European record he already held from last season by virtue of the 46''92 in Zurich Joshua Cheptegei: new world record of 5000! The Principality of Monaco has a new star: Ugandan Joshua Cheptegei is the absolute star of the Diamond League restart, with a resounding world record of 5000 in 12'35 "56.
He takes it away from Kenesisa Bekele, whose 12’37 "35 resisted for over 16 years until the evening of glory of the 23-year-old Ugandan. Cheptegei competed for himself, arriving alone at the finish line to the applause of the crowd.
He said: “Monaco is a special place, one of those where you can set a world record. It took a lot of mental strength to stay motivated this year, as many were forced to stay indoors. I tried to push myself beyond my limits, also thanks to the right coach and my staff.
I'm usually based in Europe, but this time I stayed in Uganda with my family and it was fantastic: I can't wait to celebrate with them." After Monaco, the event we will continue to Lausanne and Brussels on 2 and 4 September.
As per tradition, the athletes will also compete in Qatar: on 25 September they will stop in Doha, one of the host cities of the Diamond League since 2010.