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Malaika Mihambo Shines at 11th ISTAF Indoor in Berlin, Wins with Season’s Best – Full House Delights 12,150 Fans

Full house at the 11th ISTAF Indoor in Berlin. 12,150 fans transform the Mercedes-Benz Arena into a sea of ​​lights right from the start. And it gets even better.

Germany’s long jump Olympic champion and world champion Malaika Mihambo (30) is a regular guest at the largest indoor meeting in the world and the newly crowned German indoor champion shows her skills once again, winning with 6.95 m. Season’s best! Already her fifth success in Berlin. Second place goes to Annik Kälin (Switzerland/6.75 m).

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Mihambo: “It was crazy again here at ISTAF Indoor. It was so much fun jumping in the full hall. You felt supported and an energetic atmosphere was created, which helped us a lot. I am very satisfied and have achieved my goal. I wanted to jump the season’s best and I succeeded. The consistency is there now. I’ll take that with me into the summer.”

This time at her favorite meeting, she is initially surprised by a new landing stage.

This was extended to 49 meters for her closest competitor Larissa Iapichino (third with 6.75 m) from Italy. Mihambo: “I don’t need such a long run-up, mine is only 40 meters. I worked a lot on the run-up to make it more stable again. I am returning to the Doha call,” explained Mihambo. So to the attempt with which she flew to the first of her two world championship titles in 2019.

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The championship runner-up Mikaelle Assani from Baden-Baden, who is nominated for the World Cup, came fourth this time with 6.69 meters after 6.91 meters in Leipzig. The third, Laura Raquel Müller from Öhringen, came fifth with 6.64 meters.

Over 60 meters, the European relay champions Alexandra Burghardt (7.26 seconds) and Rebekka Haase (7.32) – German champion a week ago – took fifth and sixth place. The Italian Zaynab Dosso was the clear winner in 7.09 seconds.

The 2022 discus world champion, Kreistian Ceh (Slovenia), set a new meeting record with 65.62 m. The men’s team won the discus competition with 28:22 points against the women.

A great evening of athletics with excellent performances. The fans were thrilled.

2024-02-23 22:15:41
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