Monday, November 29

Jamaica’s Elaine Thompson sets an Olympic record to retain the 100-meter crown

Jamaican Elaine Thompson.

Jamaican Elaine Thompson.

The jamaican Elaine Thompson-Herah retained his corona olympic 100 meters with the second mark in history (10.61 seconds) in front of a Jamaican triplet that they completed Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce (10.74) and Shericka Jackson (10.76)

Ivorian Mariee-Jose Ta Lou, who had dazzled in previous rounds, finished fourth with 10.91.

Poland, champion in 4×400 meters mixed relay

Secondly, Poland, with a quartet formed by Karol Zalewski, Natalia Kaczmarek, Justyna Swiety-Ersetic and Kajetan Duszynski won the first Olympic title in history in 4×400 meters mixed relays, a test recently introduced in the athletic program, beating by 34 hundredths, with a time of 3: 09.87, a fierce Dominican team that snatched silver from the United States in the last sigh.

The Dominican team, which had been disqualified and then re-qualified in Friday’s series, was made up of Lidio Andrés Feliz, Marileidy Paulino, Anabel Medina and Alexander Ogando.

The United States, with Trevor Stewart, Kendall Ellis, Kaylin Whitney and Vernon Norwood, had to bow to the furious attack of Ogando, who beat the last American reliever by a single hundredth.

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The teams from the United States, the Dominican Republic, Germany and Spain, among others, had lived a very long night. It was not until one in the morning that the Jury of Appeal ruled on the disqualifications of the first two, who were readmitted to the detriment of Germany and Spain, although the Germans, unlike the Spanish, were awarded a place in the final.

Poland has competed with the quartet formed by Karol Zalewski, Natalia Kaczmarek, Justyna Swiety-Ersetic and Kajetan Duszynski. Reuters

Swede Daniel Stahl wins gold

For his part, two years after being proclaimed world champion in Doha, Daniel Stahl became, with a throw of 68.90 meters, in the first Swedish athlete to get the Olympic record title.

It took Stahl a second shot to take command of the Olympic final, but ended up outscoring his rivals. His compatriot Simon Petterson won the silver medal with 67.39 and the Austrian Lukas Weisshaidinger the bronze with 67.07.

The podium was beyond 70 meters. Only one other pitcher, Australian Mtathew Denny (67.02) broke that barrier.

Swede Daniel Stahl. EFE

Colombian Mauricio Ortega, in his first Olympic final (he did not go to Rio 2016), finished seventh with 64.08, slightly less than in the qualifying round (64.49).

Stahl has come a long way in this long Olympic cycle. In Rio 2016 he did not qualify for the final, but the following year he was second at the London World Cups and in 2019 he was crowned universal champion in Doha. During the last four years no one has been able to get him down from the top of the world rankings.

The new Olympic champion had arrived in Tokyo with 12 victories in 13 competitions and a dominant world record: 71.40. It did not disappoint expectations.

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