Russell, Knight second and third in Diamond League 400mh

Diamond League 400mh

Diamond League meet in Lausanne is trending on social media post Neeraj Chopra historic gold medal win on 26th August 2022. We have news coming from the track and field event as well. In the 400 metres woman hurdle race conducted on 26th August, European champion Femke Bol from Netherlands has won the event with a record of 52.95 seconds. Femke Bol had also won the 400 meres hurdles/400 metres double at the recently held European championships in Germany. She dominated the race especially in the last 120 m and secured the comfortable victory.

There were high expectations from the Jamaican duo of Janieve Russell and Andrenette Knight. Janieve Russell who won the recently held Commonwealth games in Australia finished second with a time of 53.92 seconds. Andrenette Knight sealed the third spot with 54.33 seconds. Russell was pretty disappointed post-race and said that she wanted to push herself and go faster. She felt that she could have put a better show. She said that she shuffled between some hurdles and was not able to execute her technique correctly. She was nevertheless thankful for the result as it’s been a long season for her. Even though her body is tired, she has that passion for racing and is looking forward towards to come back for the finals in Zurich. Meanwhile Knight was happy with the outcome of the race as she is coming back after a break and has not competed in any event for the past two months. She was hopeful to make it to the Diamond League final.

Rushell Clayton, the third Jamaican in the race was able to finish the rice as she collided with the hurdle. The race also marked the return of Dalilah Muhammad. Dalilah who is a former world and Olympic champion from United States of America came seventh with time of 56.03 seconds. This was her first race since the World Championships in July. Nevertheless it was fascinating to see all these champion woman competing and putting on a show for the audience on International Women Equality day. It was actually a celebration to say the least.

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