Tamberi show: in Zurich it rises to 2.34, after the Games it takes the Diamond League

In the last meeting of the circuit, the man from the Marches triumphs, becomes the protagonist and becomes the first Italian to win the Diamond. It’s a gala evening: in the Duplantis auction at 6.06 and Sidorova at 5.01, on the 100 Kerley at 9 “87 and on the 200 Bednarek at 19” 70

It is the year of Gianmarco Tamberi. After the Olympic gold, the man from the Marches also takes the title of Diamond League: in the meeting in Zurich, the appointment that closes the season. Tamberi is the first Italian to win the diamond of the top world track and field circuit. The man from the Marches, a true star even in front of the public, first reaches 2.30 without errors, then wins the race at 2.32 and finally rises to 2.34 (in Tokyo he had reached 2.37), with a result that confirms his absolute stature: beaten the Ukrainian Protsenko and the Russian Ivanyuk, both at 2.30.

Other Italians

In the triple, Tobia Bocchi is fourth with the 16.71 (+0.3) missed in the last of the six attempts, in a race won by the Portuguese gold medal from Tokyo Pedro Pichardo, author of a splendid 17.70. In the 110 hs Paolo Dal Molin is fifth with 13 ”43 (+0.6) while the American Devon Allen wins, fourth in the Games and in Switzerland capable of a 13” 06. Eighth Ahmed Abdelwahed in the 3000 steeplechase in 8’25 “06) with a prudent race conduct, while the Kenyan Benjamin Kigen (8’17” 45) triumphs, able to resist the return of the Olympic gold medal Soufiane El Bakkali (Morocco, 8 ‘ 17 ”70) Fatigue on 400 Davide Re finishes in 46” 64 at the finish line, in a race that lives on the splendid duel between Michael Cherry (44 ”41) and Kirani James (44” 42).

Contests from phenomena

The auction gives a show with “Mondo” Duplantis: the Swede climbs to 6.06 and then tries the world record at 6.19, touching it in the first of three attempts. Anzhelika Sidorova is also splendid: the Russian flies at 5.01 and becomes the fourth woman to cross the 5-meter limit, after the legendary Yelena Isinbaeva (Russia, 5.06), the American Jennifer Suhr (5.03 indoor) and compatriot Sandi Morris (5.00) . His series was spectacular, without errors up to 4.96, which already represented an improvement of one centimeter for the 30-year-old, who then gave up on attacking the world record. Performance by phenomenon also for Yulimar Rojas in the triple: venezuela takes off at 15.48 (+0.3), with two other attempts over 15 meters.


High-level victories even on the 100: among the men the American Fred Kerley prevails in 9 ”87, among the women the Jamaican Olympian Elaine Thompson-Herah in 10” 65. The Olympic silver Kerley is the king of the Diamond with a masterful sprint, against a wind of -0.4: the Canadian Andre De Grasse who equalized the staff at 9 “89 and the American Ronnie Baker (9” 91) are beaten. Among women, the Jamaican signs a time that had never raced in Zurich (10 “65 / + 0.6) in front of the British Dina Asher-Smith (10” 87) and the Swiss Ajla Del Ponte (10 “93). Also noteworthy are the 100 hs, with the Nigerian Tobi Amusan at 12 ”42 (+0.4) and the Dutch Nadine Visser at 12” 51. On the 400 Quanera Hayes (United States) flies in 49 ”88; under fifty seconds like the Dominican Marileidy Paulino (49 ”96). The 200s were also splendid, with the American Kenneth Bednarek winning with a splendid 19 ”70, two hundredths faster than De Grasse. Show also for women, with the Namibian Christine Mboma who in 21 ”78 sets the junior world record; beaten a splendid Shericka Jackson (21 ”81).

Middle distance

It is wonderful the head-to-head in the 1500 between the Olympic champion Faith Kipyegon and the gold of the 5000 and 10,000 Sifan Hassan. The Kenyan keeps the inside lane, the Dutchman turns off, chases, tries to flank the opponent and succeeds in the middle straight, but Kipyegon owns the greatest energy and can reaffirm his dominance (3’58 “33) , giving a new displeasure to Hassan (3’58 “55). Among the men, after an enterprising Stewart McSweyn (then third in 3’32 “14), Timothy Cheruiyot takes the lead on the final straight, the Norwegian Olympic gold medalist Jakob Ingebrigtsen gives the impression of being able to undermine him but he is not, and this time the Kenyan silver from Tokyo closes in the lead (3’31 “37), eight hundredths better than the five-circle champion (3’31” 45). Kenyan Norah Jeruto hits the mark in the 3000 hedges (9’07 ”33); Emmanuel Korir (1’44 “56) wins the 800 Olympic gold medals, while the female double lap is British, thanks to Keely Hodgkinson’s 1’57” 98, to burn the American Kate Grace (1 ’58 “34).


On the disc, the Swede Daniel Stahl wins the title by throwing the disc at 66.49. The Olympic champion also stands out for women: Valarie Allman (USA) is on the throne with 69.20.

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Tamberi show: in Zurich it rises to 2.34, after the Games it takes the Diamond League