BUDAPEST, Aug. 27 (EFE) — The United States, who have won eight of the last nine titles, confirmed their place as favorites to win a new gold medal at the National Athletics Center in Budapest in the 4×400 relay. Which the Netherlands won in the women’s category after a close final.
The team consisting of Quincy Hall, Vernon Norwood, Justin Robinson and Ray Benjamin stopped the clock in a time of 2:57.31, which is a championship record, far ahead of the French, silver and British relay race, bronze.
In the women’s category, the race was decided on the finish line of the sprint race, with the victory of the Netherlands. The last savior was Vemke Paul, who had already won the gold medal in the 400 hurdles and Stacey-Ann Williams, who, although starting her run a few metres, struggled a great deal to keep up, collapsed and was finally overtaken almost by Dutch.
The silver in the women’s 4×400 relay went to Jamaica and the bronze to Great Britain.
Winfried Motele-Jaffe, of Bahrain, reached the World Cup final in Budapest with the second best time out of the 15 starting and winning athletes with a time of 8:54.29, the best time of the year.
The second was Kenyan Beatrice Chepkoech, who holds the world record at a time of 8:44.32, a mark approved on July 20, 2018, but this year she recorded a time of 9:04.34. At the finish line, she was separated by more than four seconds from the Bahraini runner (8:58.98), and she celebrated her silver medal on the podium with her compatriot, Faith Cherotic, who won the bronze.
The women’s 800-meter race also focused attention on the final day of competition. Kenyan Mary Mora, the first in the world rankings, won a race that she dominated from the start, and although he decided it in the sprint, he was not in danger. He won the gold medal after winning the bronze a year earlier in the last World Cup.
The silver went to the British Kelly Hodgkinson, who repeated the same metal as in Eugene 2022, and the bronze to the American Athing Mu.
Indian idol Niraj Chopra, who reached the tenth best mark among the twelve qualifiers, was surprised by a distinguished competition in which he was able to throw the javelin for a distance of 88.17 meters.
Pakistani Arshad Nadeem won the silver medal, and Czech Jakob Vadlic took the bronze.
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