THE Elina Jengo placed sixth in the javelin at the Brussels Diamond League with a best throw of 59.98m in her second attempt.
The “golden” European champion had one more valid shot, the first, at 54.10 m. and was invalid in the remaining three she executed. Giorgos Botskariov’s athlete, who turned 20 today, failed to qualify for the final of the series in Zurich, after taking eighth place overall.
The winner of today’s race was Kata Winger with 68.11m, which is a world record this year, a match record and a national record. Second with 63.45m was Haruka Kitaguchi (Japan) with 63.45m and third was the runner-up at the European Championships in Munich, Andiana Vilagos (Serbia) with 63.00m.
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And yet he also loses Mondo Duplantis.
The “golden” Olympic champion and world record holder in the pole vault was defeated in Brussels.
The last time he lost a match was on August 26, 2021 in Lausanne and since then he had a 20-match winning streak.
Mondo failed to clear 5.81m and the winner was Ernest John Obiena of the Philippines with a jump of 5.91m.