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With Belgrade approaching, Kambundji speeds to a 7.06 60m in Paris

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  • With Belgrade approaching, Kambundji speeds to a 7.06 60m in Paris

One week after winning the Swiss indoor 60m title in 7.05, Mujinga Kambundji posted another fast time at the Meeting de Paris Indoor, a World Indoor Tour Silver meeting, on Sunday (6) evening.

Kambundji almost matched the time she produced last weekend with a 7.06 clocking in the French capital to come within 0.03 of her lifetime best and the Swiss record which she shares with reigning European indoor champion Ajla Del Ponte.

Kambundji won by more than one-tenth from Finland’s Lotta Kemppinen in 7.17 - just 0.01 shy of her national record - with Jamaica’s Olympic 100m bronze medallist Shericka Jackson third in 7.18. Diana Vaisman was fourth in an Israeli record of 7.23.

And on what was an excellent night for the Kambundji sisters, Ditaji came away with a national record to accompany Mujinga’s victory. Still only 19, the European U20 champion shaved 0.01 off the previous Swiss record to finish a close third in 7.94 behind France’s Cyrena Samba-Mayela (7.92) and Finland’s Reetta Hurske (7.93).

Reigning European indoor champion Wilhem Belocian took a more clear cut victory in the men’s 60m hurdles final ahead of Aurel Manga - 7.53 to 7.57. After winning his heat in 7.68, Pascal Martinot-Lagarde was a non-starter in the final due to a slight left calf injury.

Portugal’s Patricia Mamona eked out the victory in the last round of the triple jump with 14.15m while Jean-Marc Pontvianne’s first round attempt of 17.08m sufficed for victory in the men’s triple jump.

Chris Nilsen from the United States won the pole vault by two clear heights with a 5.88m clearance just 24 hours after he raised his US record to 6.05m at the Perche Elite Tour in Rouen, another World Indoor Tour Silver meeting.

In the women’s competition, European indoor silver medallist Tina Sutej, 33, cleared an outright Slovenian record of 4.80m to defeat reigning European indoor champion Angelica Moser from Switzerland (4.66m) and former world champion Yarisley Silva from Cuba (4.61m).

In the context of the World Indoor Championships in Belgrade from 18-20 March, Sutej jointly leads the entry list along with the US duo of Katie Nageotte and Sandi Morris, both of whom have also cleared 4.80m this winter.

Full results from Paris here.

Full results from Rouen here.

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