THE BALL – False foot on the take-off line pushed Pichardo away from first place (Athletics)

False foot on the take-off line, as he prepared to win the triple jump of the meeting de Paris, where Liliana Cá ended the album’s release in seventh position, dictated Pedro Pichardo’s permanence in third place on the podium dominated by Cubans.

Less than a month away from the World Championships in Eugene, United States, from July 15th to 24th, the Portuguese are fine-tuning their preparation and also the triple jump Olympic runner-up, Patrícia Mamona, headed to Madrid to end her participation in the meeting in fifth place, with a mark of 14.21 meters, far from the best of the year, of 14.35, on the fifth attempt.

In this competition for the World Continental Tour, three Portuguese secured fourth place, by Lorene Bazolo, in the 200 meters (23.09 seconds), best personal record of the year; Vera Barbosa, in the 400 hurdles (56.37) and also the best record of the year; and Leandro Ramos, with 74.64 meters in the javelin.

In the Diamond League stage in Paris, the Olympic champion did not hide his frustration at the cancellation of the last jump by an inch, which would have allowed him to exceed the 17.66 meters of the victory of Jordan Díaz, 21 years old. The Portuguese had to settle for 17.49 for the best jump, improving by one centimeter the best mark of the season outdoors. In second place, also by a few centimeters behind the winner, Andy Díaz finished, 17.65.

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