Alison dos Santos, the current world champion in the 400m hurdles, is undefeated in the 2022 season. After being dedicated at Circuit Eugene in July, the Brazilian returned to the track on Saturday for the ninth stage of the Diamond League, in Silesia, Poland. Without the main competitors, Piu easily won with a time of 47.80 and still broke the stage record.
Alison dos Santos wins gold in the 400m hurdles in the Polish stage of the Diamond League
The current leader of the world standings, Allison did not have the presence of the current race record holder, Norway’s Karten Warholm, nor Americans Ray Benjamin and Trevor Bassett, the worlds silver and bronze medalists. At Track 6, Beau ran easy and sped through the final stage to take first place and close out the race with 47secs80, just above his personal record of 46secs 29, set in the World Cup Final.
The second place went to American Khalifa Rosser with a score of 48 seconds and the third to French Wilfried Happio with a scale of 48 seconds 74. Besides Poland, the Brazilian won four other stages of the tournament: Doha, Eugene, Oslo and Stockholm.
Alison dos Santos wins the Polish Diamond League stage – Photo: Disclosure / Matthew Quinn
In the pole vault, Thiago Braz failed to pass the crossbar at 5.53 meters in three attempts and finished the race off the podium. The current world record holder with 6.21 metres, Armand Duplantis this time did not attempt to extend a record and closed the race alone at the 6.10m mark. Norway’s Sondrei Guttormsen came second with a 5.73m jump, and Filipino Ernest John Obiena, bronze medalist at the World Championships, finished the podium with 5.73m.
In the women’s 200 metres, Vitoria Rosa couldn’t perform as well as in the world championships and ended up in eighth place with 22s 89. Jamaican Sherica Jackson was the stage champion with 21s84, followed by Bahamian athlete Shaunae Miller-Uibo with 22s35 And American Gina Brandini with a 22s39 completed the podium.
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