Sport Meeting of Zagreb: Niyonsaba at full speed

02:55  15 september  2021
02:55  15 september  2021 Source:   sports.fr

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Burundi's Francine Niyonsaba set a new 2,000m world record at the Continental Tour Gold meeting in Zagreb . Her time of five minutes 21.56 seconds was two seconds faster than the record set by Genzebe Dibaba indoors in 2017. Niyonsaba , a world and Olympic silver medal winner over 800m, is among Her world record run, which also broke the outdoor record set by Ireland's Sonia O'Sullivan in 1994, came a week after claiming victory over 5,000m in the Diamond League meeting in Zurich. At the Tokyo Olympics she finished fifth in the 10,000m final, but was disqualified from her 5,000m heat for a

Niyonsaba has been at the center of one of track and field’s biggest controversies in the five years leading up to the Tokyo Games. Niyonsaba acknowledged publicly in 2019 she has hyperandrogenism, a condition characterized by the production of more testosterone than women without the condition. World Athletics introduced rules in 2018 requiring women with DSD to take hormone suppressing drugs for six months to be eligible to compete internationally in races between 400 meters and the mile, the three races Semenya, Niyonsaba and Wambui focused on.

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Francine Niyonsaba is definitely in great form . Victorious of the 5000m of the final of the diamond league last week, the athlete of Burundi has erased this Tuesday the world record of the 2000m on the occasion of the Meeting of Zagreb . Specialist of the 800m, the native of Nyenkanda had to change his trajectory because of the World Athletics regulations. Indeed, being hyperandrogen, Burundian can no longer engage in distances below the mile.

After two first rounds to follow the hares, Francine Niyonsaba shrugged mid-distance before getting rid of Freweyni Hailu, fourth of the 1500m final in the last Olympic games. thanks to a last looped ride in 1'03 '', the Burundaise cut off the finish line in 5'21''26, almost four seconds better than the performance established by the Irish Sonia O'Sullivan in July 1994 , while Genzebe Dibaba held the absolute record since February 2017 with a time of 5'23''75 established in Sabadell.

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Francine Niyonsaba says she keeps competing after her enforced switch to longer distances to "make sport a better place and inspire others". Full Sports A-Z. Niyonsaba (right) will hope to upset two-time reigning world 5,000m champion Hellen Obiri (left) in the Diamond League final on Wednesday.

The penultimate meeting of the World Athletics Continental Tour Gold is set for the Sports Park Mladost in Croatian capital Zagreb , with the throw events likely to be particularly hotly contested. The action at the Boris Hanžeković Memorial starts tonight with the men’s shot put, but the vast majority of events are being held tomorrow evening. In the track events, Burundi’s Francine Niyonsaba , who won the 5,000 metres Diamond Trophy, Ethiopia’s Freweyni Gebreezibeher and Mercy Cherono of Kenya look set to challenge in the women’s 2,000m.

Niyonsaba: "I came here do what I had to do"

shortly after his race, with a smile on his lips, Francine Niyonsaba came back on his performance. "I feel really good. I did not know that I was able to beat a world record but it was my first race here , confided the Burundaise to the words gathered by World Athletics. I came here doing what I had to do and I reached it. It's beautiful and fabulous. The rhythm was absolutely perfect. I want to thank everyone who came to support us. »

Stridge Towards A World Record ???? @ francineniyons4 on her way to 5: 21.56 and the fancy 2000m in history at the zagreb #continentaltourgold pic.twitter.com/lrkpwgeslo

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in this same evening Marvin Bracy won the 100m in 9''86. The American has failed at a hundredth of a second of the Meeting record held by a certain US bolt. A race during which Jimmy Vicaut cut his effort after a dozen meters. Devon Allen, meanwhile, dominated the 110m hedges in 12''99, the second best time of the season. The Perch Contest saw KC Lightfoot Win with 5.87m in front of Sam Kendricks while Valentin Lavillenie has matched his personal record at 5.82m to take the fourth place. Among the other results of the evening, N note the success of Daniel Stahl with 67.79m at the first trial when Christine Mboma dominated Shericick Jackson in 22''04 on the 200m.

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- Continental Tour Gold (@contitourgold) September 14, 2021

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