Hodgkinson leads British 800m one-two in Oslo


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Keely Hodgkinson led a British one-two within the ladies’s 800m within the Diamond League assembly in Oslo, Norway.

Olympic silver medallist Hodgkinson continued her unbeaten streak in 2022 with a season’s better of 1:57.71, crossing the road forward of Laura Muir.

“I used to be pretty joyful however I wished quicker. A win is a win although,” she advised the British Athletics web site.

“It was nice to have that race with Laura and she or he’s operating nicely.”

The 20-year-old Hodgkinson added: “I am attempting to take it week by week, however I really like championship racing and operating the rounds, so I am trying ahead to Eugene.”

Briton Reece Prescod was overwhelmed by 0.01 seconds as Olympic bronze medallist Andre de Grasse received the boys’s 100m.

Sweden’s world document holder Armand Duplantis cleared 6.02m for the very best pole vault of 2022.

The 22-year-old Duplantis battled via slippery circumstances to leap 22cm greater than Norwegian pair Sondre Guttormsen and Pal Haugen Lillefosse, who each crashed out at 5.86m.

“I felt good leaping, regardless of it being a busy day with the rain approaching and off. It was tiring dealing with that however I am proud of 6.02m,” stated the Olympic champion.

Norway’s Jakob Ingebrigtsen thrilled the house crowd in Oslo after he stormed to victory within the males’s ‘dream mile’ race, operating 3:46.46 to narrowly miss out on breaking Steve Cram’s European document of three:46.32 set in 1985.

Oliver Hoare set an Australian document in second as Britain’s Jake Wightman completed third, breaking Graham Williamson’s 40-year-old Scottish mile document by 0.34 seconds whereas compatriot Neil Gourley got here fourth in a brand new private greatest of three:52.91.

After recording the third-quickest 110m hurdles time in historical past on Sunday, American Devon Allen was 0.38 seconds off his private greatest, however completed first regardless of hitting the third and seventh hurdles.

“Each race I run is to win – 13.22 in these circumstances shouldn’t be too unhealthy. There was rain, the pinnacle wind,” stated Allen, who’s to pursue an NFL profession after incomes a contract with the Philadelphia Eagles in April.

Ethiopia had a one-two-three end within the males’s and ladies’s 5000m, with Dawit Seyaum setting a brand new nationwide document with a time of 14:25.84 within the ladies’s race as Eilish McColgan failed to complete regardless of main the pack early on. Telahun Bekele completed forward of Samuel Tefera and Milkesa Mengesha within the males’s occasion.

With house favorite Karsten Warholm, the 400m hurdles world document holder, absent although damage, Brazil’s Olympic bronze medallist Alison dos Santos eased forward of the sphere to a 47:27 end.

Britain’s Beth Dobbin was denied first place within the ladies’s 200m, regardless of setting a season’s greatest, as Ida Karstoft set a brand new nationwide document for Denmark.

A bronze medallist in Tokyo, the Netherlands’ Femke Bol broke a gathering document set by Deon Hemmings in 1997 within the ladies’s 400m hurdles, crossing the road 15m forward of the remainder of the sphere.

Elsewhere, Kirani James, of Grenada, who received gold within the 400m at London 2012, fought off challenges within the last straight to earn consecutive Diamond League wins.

Briton Sophie McKinna completed ninth within the shot put as America’s Chase Ealey threw a private greatest to say victory, whereas two-time Olympic champion Sandra Perkovic received the discus.

A gold-medal winner at Tokyo 2020, Miltiadis Tentoglou’s soar of 8.10m gave him two Diamond League successes in a row.

The Diamond League strikes to France for the seventh assembly of the season in Paris on Saturday, whereas the World Championships happen in Eugene between July 14-25.

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