Mateusz Przybylko and Tobias Potye won the high jump title together at the German Championships.
Both jumped the height of 2.30 meters on Sunday (June 26th, 2022) with the same number of failed attempts and thus ensured double gold. Third was Jonas Wagner with 2.24 meters. It was also a personal best for Potye. He also created the norm for the European Championships in Munich. Four years after his European Championship title, Przybylko showed a strong improvement in form after a difficult year.
Mihambo champion for the sixth time
Malaika Mihambo defended her title in the long jump with 6.85 meters, but missed a seven-meter jump on the facility in Berlin, which is not considered to be a strong jump. “Sure, there was more in it, but the details haven’t really worked together yet,” she said on ZDF.
Nevertheless, the competition should give the reigning world and European champion a boost to aim for gold again at the World Athletics Championships in Eugene in July. Second was Maryse Luzolo in front of Mikaelle Assani, who missed the European Championship standard (6.75 meters) with 6.60 meters and 6.54 meters.
Heinle WINS in the long jump
Long jumper Fabian Heinle won the German Championships in Berlin with a personal best performance of the season. The 28-year-old from Stuttgart won the national track and field championships in Berlin on Sunday with a jump of 7.81 meters. The European Championship runner-up from 2018 successfully defended his title from the previous year, but clearly missed the norms for the World Cup and European Championship this summer.
Maximilian Entholzner from Passau missed his second success after 2020. The German best of the year was third with 7.52 meters behind Oliver Koletzko from Wiesbaden, who jumped five centimeters further. Decathlete Kai Kazmirek came in eighth with 7.18 meters. This afternoon, 16 titles will be awarded at the end of this year’s championships in the Olympic Stadium.
Knäke in the pole vault in front
Anjuli Knäsche won the pole vault with 4.55 meters ahead of Ella Buchner with 4.40 meters. Jacqueline Otchere from Mannheim reached the same height. For Knäsche it is the first German championship title, in 2013 she had already finished third.
In the men’s high jump, an incident marred the competition. Two people chained themselves to the system for a short time.