European indoor silver medallist Fanny Roos eclipsed her Swedish record in the shot put again at the Sollentuna GP on Sunday (13), a World Athletics Continental Tour Bronze meeting.
Roos has already set national indoor (19.29m) and outdoor (19.30m) records this season and she continued on her gradual upward curve with a sixth round throw of 19.33m.
“I think there is even more. If I continue to train, I can probably improve it further during the season,” Roos told SVT after the competition.
Roos showed excellent consistency throughout the series with earlier efforts of 18.99m, 19.04m and 18.94m, all of which would have sufficed for victory ahead of reigning European champion Paulina Guba from Poland with 17.92m.
Despite the still conditions in Sollentuna which were not to the liking of the discus throwers, Daniel Stahl still reached out to 68.03m in the third round of the discus for victory ahead of his training partner Simon Pettersson with 64.42m.
Irish athletes were also in excellent form yesterday evening. European bronze medallist Thomas Barr extended his good run of form with victory in the 400m hurdles ahead of France’s Wilfried Happio - 49.25 to 49.27 - and Mark English battled to a close victory in the 800m ahead of Spain’s Alvaro de Arriba - 1:45.70 to 1:45.82.
Reigning European U18 and U20 champion Sarah Healy provided a third Irish victory of the night in the 1500m in a lifetime best of 4:07.12 ahead of Ethiopia’s Axumawit Embaye in 4:08.28 and Andrew Coscoran finished second in the men’s 1500m in a lifetime best of 3:35.66 behind Kenyan teenager Vincent Keter in 3:35.21.
Other highlights included Belarus’ world U20 champion Karyna Demidik opening her season with a 1.96m clearance before three attempts at a national record of 2.01m and Great Britain’s Ama Pipi winning the 400m in 51.53.
Full results here.
Dustin storms to a 1:43.82 world 800 lead in Nice
Reigning European U20 champion Oliver Dustin slashed almost two seconds from his 800m lifetime best in Nice on Saturday (12) evening, moving to the top of the 2021 world list with 1:43.82.
Racing in the famous Charles-Ehrmann Stadium, the 20-year-old smashed his previous best ever time of 1:45.71 to move to fifth on the British all-time outdoor list behind Sebastian Coe (1:41.73), Steve Cram (1:42.88), Peter Elliott (1:42.97) and Andrew Osagie (1:43.77).
Runner-up Gabriel Tual from France also smashed his lifetime best with 1:44.44 in second while fellow Brit Elliot Giles, who ran faster than Dustin indoors with 1:43.63, was third in 1:45.05.
Also in Nice, Germany’s Hanna Klein won the women’s 1500m in a lifetime best of 4:02.58.
At the Poznan Grand Prix on Sunday (13), European champion Wojciech Nowicki had the beating of four-time world champion Pawel Fajdek in the hammer - 78.42m to 74.28m.
France's Ethan Cormant also cleared a lifetime best of 5.75m for a significant victory in the pole vault. Brit Harry Coppell was second on countback at 5.65m ahead of world bronze medallist Piotr Lisek with Renaud Lavillenie fourth at 5.55m.
Andrea Dallavalle provided the highlight at the Italian U23 Championships in Grosseto on Saturday (12).
Competing in the same stadium where he won a silver medal in the triple jump at the 2017 European U20 Championships, Dallavalle bounded out to a huge lifetime best and European leading mark of 17.35m - his first 17 metre-plus jump of his career.
Olympic and European heptathlon champion Nafissatou Thiam showed good form in individual events at the Gouden Spike in Leiden on Saturday. Thiam recorded 13.57 in the 100m hurdles and 6.62m in the long jump to win both events.
At the Arona Combined Events meeting, Jiri Sykora and Adam Sebastian Helcelet took a one-two for the Czech Republic in the decathlon with 8122 points and 8058 points respectively. China's Zheng Ninali won the heptathlon with 6358 points ahead of European U18 and U20 champion Maria Vicente from Spain (6274 points) with European indoor pentathlon silver medallist Noor Vidts third in a lifetime best of 6240 points.