Karalis in 4th place, Duplantis in gold

Emmanuel Karalis finished in 4th place in his close final with the American Casey Lightfoot, on the 5th day of the track and field competitions at the Tokyo Olympics. In his first participation in the event, the Greek jumper exceeded 5.80m, a performance with which he equaled his individual record (he has made the height since 4/3/2018 in Birmingham, in the world indoor championship).

At the same time, Karalis, who reached the greatest success of his career, set a new Panhellenic record K23, while leaving behind the big names of the race, such as Piotr Lisek (Poland) and Renault Lavilleni (France).

The gold medal was won by the big favorite and world record holder of the event, Armand Duplantis, with 6.02m (he also tried to break the world record at 6.19m without success), which is also his first in the event, while the silver went to the American Kri. Nielsen with 5.97m and the bronze the “gold” of the Rio Olympian, Thiago Braz (Brazil), with 5.87m.

The ranking in the final:

1. Armand Duplantis (Sweden) 6.02m

2. Christopher Nielsen (USA) 5.97m

3. Thiago Braz (Brazil) 5.87m

4. Emmanouil Karalis (Greece) 5.80m

4. Casey Lightfoot (USA) 5.80m

6. Piotr Lisek (Poland) 5.80m

7. Harry Koppel (Britain) 5.80m

8. Renault Lavilleni (France) 5.70m


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