World Cup, two sixth places for Italy

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World Cup, two sixth places for Italy

Two excellent results for Italy on the sixth day of the World Championships in Budapest. Sara Fantini è placed sixth in the women’s hammer throw Ayomide Folorunso took the same result in the women’s 400 hurdles.

The 25-year-old from Fidenza in Emilia launched to 73.85 on her third attempt, remaining fifth for a long time and not far from bronze, but in the end she did not è improve by losing one position. Gold to Canada’s Camryn Rogers (77.22), silver and bronze to Americans Janeé Kassanavoid (76.36) and DeAnna Price (75.41).

The 26-year-old native of Nigeria è was very good almost as good as in the semifinals, 54”19 against 53”89 with which she had improved the Italian record. The foregone gold è went to Dutch Femke Bol (51”70), silver to American Shamier Little (52”80), bronze to Jamaican Rushell Clayton (52”81, personal best)

The other results of the Azzurri. In the first semifinal of the women’s 200 Dalia Kaddari finished seventh in 22”75 and obviously will not be in the finals. Catalin Tecuceanu in 1’44”79, his personal best, è finished fourth in the second semifinal of the men’s 800 but remains out of the final, as does Simone Barontini, also with a personal best in 1’44”34 but fifth in the third semifinal.

Other races. In the men’s long jump the Greek favorite Miltiadis Tentoglou with a fantastic last jump to 8.52 left silver to Jamaican Wayne Piinnock, who matched him after the penultimate jump with 8.50 but with a second best measure. Bronze to’another Jamaican Tajay Gayle (8.27).

In the women’s 100 hurdles gold to Jamaica’s Danielle Williams (12”43), silver to Puerto Rican Jasmine Camacho-Quinn (12”44), bronze to Statuniitan Kendra Harrison (12”46). In the men’s 400, gold again to Jamaica’s Antonio Watson (44”22), silver to Britain’s Matthew Hudson-Smith (44”31), bronze to USA’s Quincy Hall (44”37, personal best).

To top it off, a clash between two carts outside the stadium before the semifinals of the men's 200 determined that nine athletes instead of the usual eight will participate in Friday&#39s final.

Even the favorite, U.S. Noah Lyles, already the 100 world champion and the author of the best time in the three semifinals, was aboard one of the two electric cars that were bringing the athletes from the warm-up field to the inside of the stadium and that collided, albeit at low speed, due to an error by the drivers.

The’accident resulted in a change in the schedule in the running of the duecentist races, but it also injured one of the competitors who was on board. Jamaican Andrew Hudson, who è found a shard of glass in his eye. After finishing fifth in his event, Hudson appealed and è was admitted as ninth to the final, which he will contest in lane 1.

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