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Tedoglou: World Champion again the amazing Greek jumper – 2024-03-02 16:08:30

With a distance of millimeters from his competitors, the amazing Miltos Tedoglou retained the championship at the World Indoor Championships. The Greek champion won in Glasgow with a jump of 8.22m and defended the title he won last year in Belgrade.

Tedoglou landed the winning jump early in the competition and only lost the lead by a few seconds when Italy’s Mattia Furlani (who also started with 8.22m) jumped 8.10m on his fourth attempt. The Greek champion landed soon after in 8.15m and regained the advantage of the second-best performance in a tie with the 19-year-old Italian.

Jamaican Carey MacDonald jumped 8.21m a few minutes later to come within a centimeter of the two front-runners to take the bronze podium. German Simon Batz was fourth with 8.06 m and American Jerion Lawson fifth with the same performance.

Tendoglou’s efforts in the Glasgow final: 8.22m, 7.95m, void, 8.15m, 8.11m, 8.19m.

Tedoglou: “Everything sucks, I felt like it was Balkania”

Fiercely … disgruntled Miltos Tedoglou appeared in front of the microphone of ERT, a few minutes after winning the world title in indoor track and field in Glasgow!

“It was a bad match, I didn’t enjoy it at all,” he said sullenly. “The morning is my worst enemy. I woke up with no appetite, I was trying to activate myself, with the warm-up, but I was not getting the performance with anything. “Okay, I went low eight and won, but it was a bad and weird match.”

Tedoglou won with a jump of 8.22m, level with Italy’s Mattia Furlani, and one centimeter clear of third-placed Jamaican Carey MacDonald (8.21m).

“I have won this race again and I have to find a new appetite in every race, against athletes who are hungrier,” Tedoglou continued. “This is often difficult, especially in the morning. If the final was in the afternoon, I would be better off. Today I did not appreciate it at all, not at all. I felt like I was jumping into a Panhellenic Championship or Balkan Games. I didn’t care about the gold, I was in terrible shape and expected to jump better. This look doesn’t represent me.”

“Many Greeks came and applauded me in the stands, that’s all I keep,” Tedoglou continued. “In the summer I will be stronger, since we have the European Championship and the Olympic Games. I will start early, May in Doha. I don’t like to lose races, I want to go everywhere.”

Now, the 26-year-old Miltos is an active Olympic gold medalist, World champion in open and indoor track, but also European champion in open and indoor track! His only major event loss since 2018 was at the 2022 World Championships in Eugene, when he was beaten on the final jump by China’s Wang.

The sprinter Polyniki Emmanouilidou took the 4th place in the 60 m qualifying with a time of 7.27 and could not get any of the direct tickets for the next round. “I feel ready for much bigger things,” she promised.

Kostas Douvalidis finished 6th in the 60m hurdles qualifier, with a performance of 7.79, and was disqualified from the rest. It was his sixth participation in the World Indoor Championships. “And lastly,” added the 37-year-old blocker.

In the women’s height final, Tatiana Gusin took 7th place with a jump of 1.91m. “I was nervous because I competed next to giants, but it’s incredible to be here,” said the Greek champion after the race.

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