Maykel Massó will be in the diamond final.
Photo: Diamond League.
Cuban long jumper
Maykel Massó dominated the stop of the Diamond League in Monaco
and assured his presence in the final meeting of the prestigious circuit, an instance that grants quotas to the best eight with the highest number of points during the year.
The Tokyo 2020 Olympic tan and recent world fourth place finisher in Oregon
stretched to an excellent 8.35
, his best jump of the year and the second longest of his entire career.
Ahead of that performance, he only has the 8.39 achieved in May 2021 at the Pan-American Stadium in Havana.
signed his winning quota in the second attempt, after opening the competition with 8.04.
After both records he scored null in his third, fourth and sixth attempts, while he gave up the fifth.
However, he kept the top of a test where the Olympic titleholder and world silver, the Greek Miltiadis Tentoglou always stalked him with five jumps between 8.27 and 8.31.
the American Marquis Dendy (8.31) and the Jamaican Tajay Gayle (8.06)
were the other competitors with jumps beyond eight meters.
“I am very happy for this victory because it was a tough competition and we were all on a very similar level.
It was open until the last attempts.
I will finish my season in Zurich in the final of the Diamond League and my goal is to have a very good performance there”, assured the Creole to the official website of the event.
After this competition,
the Greek leads the general classification with 31 units, followed by Massó (20)
, the Swedish Thobias Montler (16), the Swiss Simon Ehammer (13), the Uruguayan Emiliano Lasa (13) and the American Dendy ( 11), all with quotas for the final competition to discuss the trophy.
Leyanis Pérez signed an excellent performance.
Photo: Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
For her part, in a triple jump event for women where the extra class Yulimar Rojas (15.01) triumphed,
the Cuban Leyanis Pérez finished sixth with a best time of 14.37 achieved in her first attempt.
Fourth in the universal appointment of Oregon,
now the Creole also marked valid jumps of 14.21 and 14.15, along with two null.
Behind Yulimar, second place was held by Jamaican
Shaniecka Ricketts (14.91)
, followed by American
Tori Franklin (14.74).
In other results of the day, again the Jamaican
Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce demonstrated her extraordinary state of form and at 35 years old she achieved the year's leading mark of 10.62
, just two hundredths of her personal record.
In that race, her compatriot Shericka Jackson (10.71) and the Ivorian Mariée-José Ta Lou (10.72) achieved personal marks to place themselves in the respective
seats six and seven among the fastest women in history.
Meanwhile, in the javelin for the ladies, the Australian
Kelsey-Lee Barber led with 64.50
, in the 400 meters with hurdles the Jamaican
Ruchell Clayton was better (53.33)
and in the 1500 the Kenyan
Faith Kipyegon stamped the leading time of the season with 3: 50.37
, the second fastest time in history and only 30 hundredths of the world record of the Ethiopian Genzebe Dibaba.
In turn, the American
Grant Holloway (12.99)
dominated the 110 meter hurdles, the Australian
Nina Kennedy (4.66)
won the pole vault, the Jamaican
Natoya Goule (1:56.98)
led the 800 meter dash and the
Bahamian Shaunae Miller -Uibo (49.28)
did the same in the 400.Keywords: