Diamond League in Monaco: Maykel Massó wins with his second all-time record

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Maykel Massó will be in the diamond final. Photo: Diamond League.

The Cuban long jumper Maykel Massó dominated the stop of the Diamond League in Monaco and ensured their presence at the final meeting of the prestigious circuit, an instance that grants quotas to the best eight with the highest number of points during the year.

The Tokyo 2020 Olympic tan and recent world fourth place in Oregon stretched to excellent 8.35, his best jump of the year and the second longest of his entire career. Ahead of that performance, he only has the 8.39 achieved in May 2021 at the Pan-American Stadium in Havana.

Now Masso He signed his winning mark on the second attempt, after opening the competition with 8.04. After both records, he scored null in his third, fourth and sixth attempts, while he gave up the fifth. However, he kept the top of a test where the Olympic title holder and world silver, the Greek Miltiadis Tentoglou always stalked him with five jumps between 8.27 and 8.31.

behind them, the American Marquis Dendy (8.31) and the Jamaican Tajay Gayle (8.06) were the other competitors with jumps beyond eight meters.

“I am very happy for this victory because it was a tough competition and we were all on a very similar level. It was open until the last attempts. I will finish my season in Zurich in the final of the Diamond League and my goal is to have a very good performance there”, assured the Creole to the official website of the event.

After this competition the Greek leads the general classification with 31 units, followed by Massó (20)the Swedish Thobias Montler (16), the Swiss Simon Ehammer (13), the Uruguayan Emiliano Lasa (13) and the American Dendy (11), all with quotas for the final competition to discuss the trophy.

Leyanis Pérez signed an excellent performance. Photo: Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

On the other hand, in a triple jump test for women where the extra class Yulimar Rojas (15.01) triumphed, Cuban Leyanis Pérez finished seventh with a best time of 14.37 achieved in her first attempt.

Fourth in the universal appointment of Oregon, now the Creole also scored valid jumps of 14.21 and 14.15, along with two nulls. Behind Yulimar, the second place ended up in the hands of the Jamaican Shaniecka Ricketts (14.91)followed by the American Tori Franklin (14.86).

In the absence of the test agreed for next August 26 in Lausanne, Leyanis is ninth in the general classification with five points. Ricketts (22) and Dominica’s representative Thea Lafond (17) are already secure in the final of eight.

In other results of the day, again the Jamaican Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce showed her extraordinary form and at 35 years old she achieved the year’s leading mark of 10.62just two hundredths of his personal record.

In that race, his compatriot Shericka Jackson (10.71) and the Ivorian Mariée-José Ta Lou (10.72) achieved personal records to place themselves in the respective seats six and seven among the fastest women in history.

Meanwhile, in the javelin for the ladies, the Australian Kelsey-Lee Barber led with 64.50in the 400 meter hurdles the Jamaican was better Rochell Clayton (53.33) and in the 1500s the Kenyan Faith Kipyegon set the season leading time with 3:50.37the second fastest time in history and only 30 hundredths of the world record of the Ethiopian Genzebe Dibaba.

In turn, the American Grant Holloway (12.99) dominated the 110 meter hurdles, the Australian Nina Kennedy (4.66) won the pole vault, the Jamaican Natoya Goule (1:56.98) led the 800 meter dash and the Bahamian Shaunae Miller-Uibo (49.28) He did the same thing in the 400.

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