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Sagnia Leaps World-Lead 6.82m At PSD Bank Indoor Meeting

A pair of world-leading marks highlighted the PSD Bank Indoor Meeting – World Athletics Indoor Tour – bronze level meeting at the Helmut-Körnig-Halle in Dortmund on Sunday.

REPORT — A pair of world-leading marks highlighted the PSD Bank Indoor Meeting – World Athletics Indoor Tour – bronze level meeting at the Helmut-Körnig-Halle in Dortmund on Sunday (7).

Two World-Leading Marks In Dortmund

Khaddi Sagnia of Sweden and Germany’s Caterina Granz provided the two 2021 world best performances at the meeting.

After opening the competition with a leap of 6.66m in the first round, Sagnia returned to cut the sand at 6.82m to improve her seasonal best from 6.74m, while bettering the prior world-leading jump of 6.77m, set by German Malaika Mihambo in Berlin on Friday.

The 26-year-old fouled on her next four jumps.

Nastassia Mironchyk-Ivanova of Belarus finished second with an effort of 6.56 with Cyprus’ Filippa Fotopoulou recording a national record of 6.52m for third.

Meanwhile, Granz stopped the clock at a new personal best of 4:10.33 to top the women’s 1500m and lowered the previous world-lead of 4:11.92 by Finland’s Sara Kuivisto.

Fellow Germans Katharina Trost (4:10.56 PB) and Elena Burkard (4:11.11 PB) were also inside the previous 2021 best time, as the top five finishers ran personal bests.

The men’s 60m ended in a top-10 time of the season after Joris van Gool posted a Dutch national record and personal best of 6.58 seconds for the victory. Van Gool qualified for the final with the second fastest time but returned to produce his best effort in the final.

Konstadínos Zíkos of Greece took second place in 6.64 with Yannick Wolf of Germany back in third in 6.71.

Germany’s Jennifer Montag improved her personal best to 7.21 seconds en route to winning the women’s race ahead of Swiss Salomé Kora, who ran a personal best of 7.27 and German Sina Mayer, who also did a personal best of 7.30 for third.

Elsewhere, Julia Swelam of German clocked a 2:08.84 PR for first place in the women’s 800m, while Spain’s Orlando Ortega posted 7.68 seconds to take the men’s 60m hurdles after running 7.65 in the heats.

World-Lead For Lillemets In Tallinn

At the Indoor Combined Events in the Estonian capital of Tallinn, Risto Lillemets set a world-leading mark of 6,089 points to win the men’s Heptathlon, while the women’s Pentathlon title went to Poland’s Adrianna Sulek with a personal best of 4,442 points.

Chris is a retired coach with many years of experience following track and field. Enjoys traveling with his wife, two children and grand kids.

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