Athletics in Lisbon did not attract the triplistas nor did it have great marks

Athletics in Lisbon did not attract the triplistas nor did it have great marks


The Lisbon City athletics meeting, which took place today at the University stadium, ended up not providing great marks, reflecting well the absence of a large part of the Portuguese elite of the sport, namely the triplistas.

The triple jump test could be the most spectacular, if it had Pedro Pablo Pichardo and Nelson Évora – who were on Friday at the meeting of Rome, Diamond League. In his absence, triumphed the sportinguista Tiago Pereira, with 16.41 meters.

In the masculine weight, Francisco Belo (19,99) continues much better than Tsanko Arnaudov (18,41). They made second and third in a race won by Greek Nicholas Scarvelis, with 20.04.

Lorena Bazolo went to 200 meters, to be easy winning in 23.81, and in the album launch Irina Rodrigues was also outstanding first, with 59.25.

Although announced by the organization, who opted for the last minute absence was the varist Diogo Ferreira, national record of the pole vault.

On a day when there were no minimums for the World Championships in Doha in September / October, there were however some benchmarks for competitions of younger age groups, such as the Under-23 Championship.

In the 3,000-meter hurdles, the sportinguista Laura Taborda achieved it, being second in 10.29,63, taking advantage well of the past of the winner, Portuguese-Polish Emilia Pisoeiro (10.25,93).

And in the 800 meters the Benfica Patrícia Silva – daughter of the great champion Rui Silva – finished in second position in 2.08,77, joining thus the sportinguista Salomé Afonso, that already had mark for the Sub-23 European.



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