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Athletes impress at national championships – weekly round-up

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Monday, 29 July 2019 09:20

Katerina Stefanidi, Stefano Sottile and Shaunae Miller-Uibo among the winners across the world as a number of national championships take place

While USA Championships action, which included a world 400m hurdles record by Dalilah Muhammad, took place in Iowa, a number of other national championships were also happening across the world.

READ MORE: Dalilah Muhammad breaks world 400m hurdles record

Catch up on some of the highlights below and see the August 1 edition of AW magazine to read more.

Click here for an online round-up of UK Inter-Counties and England Athletics Senior Championships performances in Manchester, with a report on 5000m action, incorporated into the MK5000 PB Special at Milton Keynes, available here.

Greek Championships, Patras

Olympic and world champion Katerina Stefanidi cleared a season’s best of 4.83m to win the women’s pole vault before an unsuccessful attempt at would-be national record height of 4.92m, while Konstantínos Filippídis beat Emmanouíl Karalís to win his 12th title in the men’s event, clearing 5.71m to Karalís’ 5.60m.

European champion Miltiadis Tentoglou won his fourth national long jump title with a leap of 8.22m.

Bahamian Championships, Nassau

World leader and Olympic champion Shaunae Miller-Uibo won the 400m in 49.59 for an almost four-second victory.

Steven Gardiner won the men’s race in 44.90, while Anthonique Strachan won the women’s 100m and 200m titles in 11.45 and 23.23 respectively.

Italian Championships, Bressanone

Stefano Sottile cleared 2.33m to equal the world high jump lead, while Marcell Lamont Jacobs won the 100m in 10.10.

Lithuanian Championships, Palanga

Edis Matusevicius broke the Lithuanian javelin record with 89.17m at his national championships. It places him third on the 2019 world rankings.

Dutch Championships, Den Haag

Defending world 200m champion Dafne Schippers won the 100m in 11.33 ahead of Jamile Samuel with 11.52 and European under-20 silver medallist N’Ketia Seedo with 11.61.

French Championships, Saint-Étienne

Renaud Lavillenie won the pole vault with a season’s best of 5.86m, while Wilhem Belocian took the 110m hurdles title in 13.14 (+3.0m/sec) ahead of Pascal Martinot-Lagarde (13.41).

Antoinette Nana Djimou won the heptathlon with 5944 points on her return after injury.

Irish Championships, Dublin

Leon Reid won the men’s 200m title in 20.62 and Phil Healy the women’s in 23.33, while Ciara Neville won the women’s 100m in a PB of 11.33.

Ugandan Championships, Kampala

Shida Leni broke both the long-standing 200m national record and her own 400m national record with respective times of 23.43 and 51.47.

Leverkusen, Germany, July 24

GB’s Ojie Edoburun ran a World Championships qualifying time of 10.08 to finish third in the men’s 100m.

Chris Baker cleared 2.25m to win the high jump.

Joensuu, Finland, July 24

Elizabeth Bird ran a World Championships qualifying time in the women’s 3000m steeplechase, clocking 9:36.84 for fourth.

5000m Track Challenge, Nottingham, July 27

Winners of the elite races were Mohamud Aadan in 13:56.37 and Naomi Taschimowitz in 16:06.06.

Ipswich Twilight 10k, July 26

Danny Rock and ultra runner Helen Davies claimed victory, clocking 32:17 and 33:51 respectively, with Davies finishing fifth overall.

Helena Tipping Wrexham 10k, Wales, July 28

GB international Charlie Hulson won at a wet and windy Wrexham 10k, breaking the course record with 29:59.

Claire Martin of Telford AC won the women’s race in a time of 36:57.

Warsaw, Poland, July 28

Michal Haratyk achieved the longest outdoor shot put mark by a European thrower since 1988 with 22.32m to improve his Polish record.

He also threw 20.55m, 21.23m, 22.12m, 21.22m and 21.60m as part of his series.

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