Diamond League in London of very high technical depth with result. From the Italian point of view, however, the result that matters most is the eighth place of Nadia Battocletti, which obtains a time that makes history: in fact, it establishes the Italian record of the 5000 meters with 14:41.30 and after 27 years it knocks down 14:44.50 by Roberta Brunet (Cologne 16 August 1996) also obtaining the chronometric pass for the Paris Olympics. Race won by Ethiopian Gudaf Tsegay (14:12.29). "One month before the World Cup, it's a great achievement - the Italian said - the goal was to improve the season and if possible also do the 'minimum' Olympic. I succeeded and now I would like to continue on this path, grow day by day as a person and as an athlete".
Femke Bol sets the European record in the women's 400 hs
Record, but European, also for the Dutch Femke Bol on the 400 hurdles. Running in 51"45, the 23-year-old champion also set the best world performance of the season and the second result ever after American Sydney McLaughlin's 50"68, set on July 22 last year at the World Championships in Eugene.
Mennea's European record stands by a cent
Speaking of European records, he wavers but holds on Peter's legendary 19"72 in the 200 meters Menneto. The Briton Zharnel Hughes approached him, stopping at 19”73 in a stellar race. Victory with 19"47 of the American Noah Lyles ahead of Letsile Tebogo of Botswana, who set the African record with 19"50. Other significant results: in the women's 100 meters success for the Ivorian Marie-Josèe Ta Lou in 10"75. In the men's 400 meters success for the South African Wayde van Niekerk (44"36) and in the high jump the surprise success of the American JuVaughn Harrison with 2.35. The Diamond League will return after the World Championships in Budapest (August 19-27), on August 31 in Zurich.