Karmoy jumps to second place in Stockholm Diamond League, while Broders Pole takes fourth place | Diamond League

Thomas Carmoy had only to put up with New Zealander Hamish Kerr in Stockholm. He jumped more than 2.24 metres, a height at which Karmoy failed 3 times.

Our compatriot had jumped over 2.20 meters on his first attempt, earning him second place. Kerr set the bar at 2.30 meters for a while, but shot it a day later with one jump. For the New Zealander, it was his first ever win at a Diamond League meet.

Karmoy was not the only Belgian active in Stockholm. Ben Broeders was present for the pole vault. Our compatriot cleared 5.72m on his third attempt, but then failed 3 times at 5.82m. Broeders had to settle for fourth place.

The win in rain-soaked Stockholm went to Swedish fan favorite Armand Duplantis. The world record holder achieved victory with a jump of 5.95 metres, and also jumped a distance of more than 6.05 metres.

Duplantis then attempted to improve his world record (6.22 metres), but failed to reach 6.23 metres.

The 400-meter hurdles race, won by Norwegian Carsten Warholm, was disrupted on Sunday evening by some environmental activists. Three protesters unfurled a banner about 10 meters from the end, covering almost the entire width of the track.

Winner Warholm, running in lane 8, was able to overtake, but he was Not amusing. “Protest is allowed, but this is not the way to do it. It is not respectful to the people who are here to do their work. I am being honest,” he added. Pissed off“, the Norwegian did not mince his words.

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