2022 World Athletics Championships: Armand Duplantis once again breaks his own pole vault record

Amusan breaks 100M hurdles record

Earlier Tobi Amusan, 25, rewrote the world record in the 100m hurdles en route to his first world title, with a stunning time of 12.12 in the semi-finals and a wind-assisted time of 12.06 finally. The Nigerian entered the event with a personal best 12.42 but after clocking an African best 12.40 in the heats, the world was put on notice.

With stronger wind in the final, making the performance ineligible for records, the 25-year-old clocked a breathtaking time of 12.06 to head home ahead of Jamaican Britany Anderson, who clocked 12.23 to beat the money by five thousand seconds. ahead of Olympic champion Jasmine Camacho-Quinn of Puerto Rico (12.23).

Stanos wins the 35 km race

Stanos wins the 35 km race

Meanwhile, Italy’s Olympic 20km walker Massimo Stano won the first men’s 35km walk at the World Championships in Athletics, clocking 2:23:14 to beat Japan’s Masatora Kawano.

Kawano collapsed on the line, a second later for silver in an Asian record 2:23:15. Sweden’s Perseus Karlstrom, who won bronze in the men’s 20km walk, took a second bronze with a personal best time of 2:23:44.

Jakob reigns supreme

Jakob reigns supreme

In the men’s 5,000m, Norway’s Jakob Ingebrigtsen avenged his loss in the 1,500m by winning gold in 13:09.24 ahead of Kenya’s Jacob Krop (13:09.98) and Uganda’s Oscar Chelimo (13:10.20).

World record holder Joshua Cheptegei looked like a shadow of the athlete who won the 10,000m, finishing ninth in 13:13.12, while Ethiopian Olympic 10,000m champion Selemon Barega finished 12th.

Goodbye Oregon, welcome to Budapest

Goodbye Oregon, welcome to Budapest

After 10 days of high octane action, the curtains have fallen on World Athletics’ flagship event. The Oregon World Championships were originally scheduled to be held in 2021 but were pushed back a year as the Tokyo Olympics had to be postponed amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

The next edition of the World Championships in Athletics will be held in Budapest, Hungary, from August 19-27, 2023.