Jakob Ingebrigsten maintains an undefeated streak this year.
At the Silesia Diamond League in Poland, Olympic champion Jakob Ingebrigsten set a new European record for the 1500m, surpassing his previous one.
The 22-year-old Norwegian claimed victory with a time of three minutes 27.14 seconds, besting his previous record from Oslo’s Diamond League meet last month by 0.81 seconds.
Abel Kipsang of Kenya finished second with a time of 3:29.11.
As the European champion, Ingebrigsten has managed to stay undefeated this year as he gears up for the World Championships in Budapest next month.
“Today’s outcome was as good as I could have wished for,” Ingebrigsten commented. “Records aren’t always the focus. Today, I aimed for one, but from now on, my attention will be solely on preparing for the World Championships.”
Ingebrigsten now ranks as the fourth fastest 1500m runner in history. The standing world record of 3:26.00 was established by Hicham El Guerrouj of Morocco in 1998.
In an exciting photo finish, South Africa’s Akani Simbine claimed victory in the men’s 100m.
The 29-year-old posted a time of 9.97 seconds, securing his second consecutive Diamond League victory, with just two hundredths of a second separating the top four.
Fred Kerley, the American world champion, experienced his first loss of the season, tying with Cameroon’s Emmanuel Eseme at 9.98, while American Cravont Charleston clocked 9.99.
“I am aware that I am the first to defeat Fred this year,” Simbine remarked. “We share a strong friendship and competitive rivalry. I’m pleased with my performance and intend to keep up my good form.”
In the women’s 100m, American Sha’Carri Richardson achieved a time of 10.76, beating Jamaican Shericka Jackson by two hundredths of a second, while Daryll Neita of Great Britain placed fifth.
“I am satisfied with my timing. I executed a solid race,” Richardson stated. “The competition was fierce and exhilarating. My execution was spot on.”
South African Wayde van Niekerk, the current Olympic and world record holder, claimed the 400m in 44.08, his fastest timing of the year.
Venezuelan world and Olympic champion Yulimar Rojas won the women’s triple jump with a leap of 15.18m, the year’s longest, while France’s pole vault world record holder, Armand Duplantis, outperformed American Sam Kendricks by clearing 6.01m.
The next Diamond League meet is set to take place in Monaco on Friday.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Silesia Diamond League
Who broke the European 1500m record at the Silesia Diamond League?
Olympic champion Jakob Ingebrigsten from Norway broke the European 1500m record at the Silesia Diamond League.
Who won the men’s 100m at the Silesia Diamond League?
South African athlete Akani Simbine won the men’s 100m at the Silesia Diamond League.
What was Jakob Ingebrigsten’s record-breaking time in the 1500m?
Jakob Ingebrigsten set a new European record with a time of three minutes 27.14 seconds in the 1500m race.
Who won the women’s 100m race at the Silesia Diamond League?
American sprinter Sha’Carri Richardson won the women’s 100m race at the Silesia Diamond League.
Who is the fourth fastest man in history over 1500m after the Silesia Diamond League event?
Jakob Ingebrigsten is now the fourth fastest man in history over 1500m after his performance at the Silesia Diamond League.
Who won the men’s 400m at the Silesia Diamond League?
South Africa’s Olympic and world record holder, Wayde van Niekerk, won the men’s 400m at the Silesia Diamond League.
When and where is the next Diamond League meeting?
The next Diamond League meeting is scheduled to take place in Monaco on the following Friday.