Erriyon Knighton shines in Bydgoszcz 200m

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The young American athlete errion knighton Reiterating his status as one of the top favorites to win gold in the future Budapest World Cupsafter chaining his second straight victory on the course in the 200 meters by winning Tuesday’s meeting of Bydgoszcz (Poland) with a time of 19.95 seconds.

Six hundredths more than the time -19.89- with which Knighton, only 19 years old, won on Friday in Florence, the third appointment of the Diamond League, but it was enough to beat the Dominican Aleksander Ogando, fifth in the previous World Cup Eugene, who was second with a record of 20.18.

And that Erryon Knighton, the bronze in the last World Championship, seems to have been carried away in the last meters, after the Dominican comeback attempt failed at the start of the finish line.

A quiet victory that confirmed the continued development of the young American athlete, who was pointed out as the future of speed, because at the last Olympic Games in Tokyo he was left at the doors of the podium at the end of the 200 meters with only 17 year.

In fact, Knighton had the fifth best mark of all time from last year with a time of 19.49 seconds, eighteen hundredths less than the 19.67 allowed by his compatriot Noah Lyles, the current world champion , to top the world rankings for the year 2023 .

If Erriyon Knighton monopolizes all the spotlights on the track, the rivalry between the Poles Pawel Fajdek, five-time world champion, and Wojciech Nowicki, current Olympic champion, attracts all eyes on the tournament in hammer throw, the star test of the meeting, eighth. phase of the golden continental circuit.

But Nowicki, who had to settle for second place with a best attempt of 79.52 meters, could not beat Fajdek, far from his best performance, who finished sixth with 74.17 meters, the American Rudy Winkler.

The North American pitcher, who came to the event as the world leader of the year, after throwing 80.88 meters on May 20 in Tucson (United States), showed again the good form he is going through after winning this Tuesday in Bydgoszcz by a throw of 79.70 meters. All warnings for the World Cups in Budapest.

World Cup event where the great favorite to win gold in the hammer final is American Brooke Andersen, who in May became the third athlete in history to break the 80-meter barrier, winning the meeting with a mark of 78.79 meters.

Especially after the sick state of the legendary Anita Wlodarczyk, triple Olympic champion, who after missing last season due to an injury as a result of an attempted robbery, has still not recovered her level, witnessed by 69.54 meters the polish

American Joe Kovacs, current Olympic and world runner-up, who finished sixth in the shot put final with a best attempt of 20.84 meters, also failed to perform at the expected level.

Far from New Zealander Tom Walsh, bronze at the previous Tokyo Olympics, who won the victory with a 22.22-meter throw, which put the oceanic player in third place in the world rankings for the year behind Kovacs (22.69) and the same. The American Ryan Crouser and his stratospheric 23.56 meters, a new universal record.

Source: La Verdad

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