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BRUSSELS WINNERS CLAIM WILD CARDS FOR IAAF WORLD ATHLETICS CHAMPIONSHIPS DOHA 2019

After last night's thrilling conclusion to the 2019 IAAF Diamond League season in Brussels, each of the 16 individual event winners at the Memorial Van Damme took home a US$50,000 bonus and earned a wild card entry to the IAAF World Athletics Championships Doha 2019,

The winners in Brussels were:

MEN
200m: Noah Lyles (USA)
400m: Michael Norman (USA)
1500m: Timothy Cheruiyot (KEN)
110m hurdles: Orlando Ortega (ESP)
3000m steeplechase: Getnet Wale (ETH)
Triple jump: Christian Taylor (USA)
Shot put: Tom Walsh (NZL)
Discus: Daniel Stahl (SWE)

WOMEN
100m: Dina Asher-Smith (GBR)
800m: Ajee Wilson (USA)
5000m: Sifan Hassan (NED)
100m hurdles: Danielle Williams (JAM)
High jump: Mariya Lasitskene (ANA)
Pole vault: Ekaterini Stefanidi (GRE)
Long jump: Malaika Mihambo (GER)
Discus: Yaime Perez (CUB)

The 16 2019 Diamond League champions crowned in Brussels (Giancarlo Colombo)

(Giancarlo Colombo) © Copyright

 

MEDIAL ALERT: ROJAS LEAPS 15.41M IN ANDUJAR, SECOND FARTHEST TRIPLE JUMP OF ALL-TIME

Yulimar Rojas produced the second farthest triple jump of all-time at the Memorial Francisco Ramon Higueras in Andujar, Spain, on Friday (6).

Rojas, the reigning world champion outdoors and indoors, sailed 15.41m in the competition's sixth round to land just nine centimetres shy of the 15.50m world record set by Ukraine's Inessa Kravets at the 1995 World Championships in Gothenburg, Sweden, two months before Rojas was born.

© Philippe Fitte