Hall World Cup: Sprinter Jacobs wins gold in front of Coleman

Returners Christian Coleman loses the sprint duel with Lamont Marcell Jacobs at the Hallen World Cup. For the emotional climax, the Ukrainian Jaroslawa Mahutschich provides.

In a heartbeat line, Olympic champion Lamont Marcell Jacobs crowned the Hallen World Champion. The Italian decided on Saturday night the Sprint-duel against 100 m-world champion Christian Coleman over the 60 m in Belgrade haßdünn for himself. For the emotional highlight of the day, however, the Ukrainian high-jump star Jaroslawa Mahutschich provided her more than three-day arrival from the war area.

Jacobs prevailed in 6.41 seconds in front of the American Coleman, who had only given his comeback after 18 months of anti-doping barrier in January. Bronze went to his compatriot Marvin Bracy (6.44 seconds). More than a minute, the sprinters had to wait for the official result after finish – three thousandths separated Jacobs and Coleman at the end, both run together the world’s best list.

In the morning, Hochspringerin Mahutschich celebrated its emotional gold triumph. “This medal is for Ukraine, for my whole country, my whole people, for the military,” said Mahutschich, who had won Olympia bronze in Tokyo and World Cup silver in Doha: “I have to protect our land on the train. ” With the world annual session of 2.02 m, she secured the title before the Australian Eleanor Patterson (2.00 m) and Nadeschda Dubowizza from Kazakhstan (1.98 m).

The U20 record holder had left her hometown Dnjepropetrovsk during the Russian attack on Ukraine. Mahutschich reported a 2000-kilometer long, more than three-day journey, accompanied by “explosions, fires and air protection siren”.

In medalization, Sebastian Coe Mahutschich presented a handwritten letter in which the President of the World Association of World Athletic (WA) expressed “thanks and admiration”. “Your performance this morning testifies to your passion for our sport and determination in such a terrible time for your country,” it said in the letter that the news agency AFP is present.

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Mahutschich, one of a total of six Ukrainian World Cup participants, will not return to their homeland for the time being and travel to Germany with their sponsor.

In the same 60 m lead as Coleman, Aleksandar Askovic (Munich) had set his personal best performance of 6.61 seconds in the morning, but in the semi-finals had finish.

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About the 60 m hurdles ex-world champion Danielle Williams failed surprisingly in the lead (8.23 seconds). The Jamaican was from the rhythm after tying a hurdle, including Monika Zapalska (8,17 / Wattenscheid) in the lead. Gold went to the Frenchwoman Cyrena Samba-Mayela (7.78).

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