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Sagnia extends world lead in the long jump to 6.82m in Dortmund

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  • Sagnia extends world lead in the long jump to 6.82m in Dortmund

Khaddi Sagnia is yet to win a medal in a major championships but the Swede will be one of the contenders to reach her first podium at the Torun 2021 European Athletics Indoor Championships next month.

After opening her season with a 7.26 clocking in the 60m, Sagnia finished second to reigning world and European long jump champion Malaika Mihambo in Dusseldorf last Sunday with 6.74m, only missing out on victory by virtue of Mihambo having a superior second best mark.

But Sagnia took ownership of the world lead from Mihambo at the PSD Bank Indoor Meeting in Dortmund, a World Athletics Indoor Tour Bronze meeting, on Sunday (7) afternoon with a second round jump of 6.82m, eclipsing the German’s world lead of 6.77m which was set in Berlin on Friday evening.


Sagnia provided one of two notable Swedish victories across the programme in Dortmund. In the 800m, Andreas Kramer reversed the outcome of the 2018 European Championships in Berlin with a narrow victory over the supreme indoor performer Adam Kszczot from Poland, 1:47.64 to 1:47.65.

And continuing the theme of Dutch success this weekend, European indoor bronze medallist Joris van Gool won the 60m in a national indoor record of 6.58.

Full results here

Yet more Dutch records for Bol and Klaver in Metz

For the second successive weekend, training partners Femke Bol and Lieke Klaver ameliorated their Dutch indoor records at the Meeting Metz Moselle Athlelor, a World Athletics Indoor Tour Silver meeting, on Saturday (6) afternoon.

Drawn in separate races in the 400m, Klaver set the standard for Bol to chase by winning her heat in 51.73 ahead of former European indoor champion Floria Guei who clocked 52.90 on her comeback from maternity leave.

But Klaver’s time was handsomely surpassed by her younger compatriot who glided to a 50.81 clocking, utilising her strength from her hurdles background on the second lap to build up a near-two second winning margin on Camille Laus from Belgium in 52.79.

Bol shaved 0.15 off her national indoor record and world lead (her mark was since improved by Athing Mu with 50.52 in Texas) which she set in Vienna last Saturday and the 20-year-old was only 0.04 shy of the outright Dutch record of 50.77 held by Lisanne de Witte.


Klaver returned to the track for her second race of the day in the 200m and the 22-year-old, who finished last summer as the top-ranked European in both the 200m and 400m, sped to yet another national indoor record of 23.10.

The outstanding performance of the meeting came from France’s Wilhem Belocian who improved his European lead and lifetime best to 7.45 in the heats of the 60m hurdles before scratching from the final.

Other highlights included European indoor 60m champion Jan Volko setting a Slovakian indoor 200m record of 20.99 and Ajla del Ponte recovering from an average start to finish second in the 60m in a lifetime best of 7.14m before Javianne Oliver from the United States in 7.10.

Full results here.

Lillemets and Sulek prevail in the combined events in Tallinn

World silver medallist and home favourite Maicel Uibo might have been a late withdrawal due to a leg injury but there was still home success at the Tallinn Indoor Combined Events meeting, a World Athletics Indoor Tour Bronze meeting, on Sunday (7).

Risto Lillemets set three individual lifetime bests to win the heptathlon with a world leading total of 6089 points which will almost certainly be sufficient to qualify for Torun 2021.

Vitaly Zhuk was second with 6010 points to become the second Belarusian to break the 6000 points-barrier this winter after Maksim Andraloits with 6057 points.

In the pentathlon, world U20 bronze medallist Adrianna Sulek from Poland set a lifetime best total of 4442 points ahead of Ukraine’s Anastasiya Mokhnyuk with 4393 points.

Full results here.

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