Dhe Hessian sprinter Lisa Mayer has met the 100 meter standard for the Olympic Games in Tokyo by increasing her best time to 11.12 seconds. At the athletics meeting of the German sprint elite in Mannheim, the 25-year-old from the Wetzlar sprint team achieved by far the best time of all competitors with a permissible tail wind of 1.7 meters per second – and undercut her previous outdoor record by 0.02 seconds.
In the absence of long jump world champion Malaika Mihambo (LG Kurpfalz), who had registered for the 100 and 200 meters, Meyer’s club colleague Rebekka Haase set the second-best time in 11.21 seconds. The German champion Lisa Marie Kwayie from Berlin was sixth in 11.29 and surprisingly only last of the run. Over 200 meters, Haase was the only starter below the 23-second mark in 22.97.
Mihambo, Germany’s Sportswoman of the Year, had impressed a week earlier at her debut in the Olympic season in Pliezhausen in Swabia with her victory over the rarely run 150 meters in 17.44 seconds. The 27-year-old is aiming for a double start in Tokyo; in addition to her parade discipline, she also wants to qualify for the 4×100 meter relay.
Discus elite trumps
Meanwhile, the German discus elite presented themselves in excellent shape at the Halle Werfertage. Clemens Prüfer from Potsdam won the competition with his personal best of 67.41 meters, ahead of David Wrobel from Magdeburg, who reached 67.30 meters. Both athletes have thus created the norm for a start at the Olympic Games in Tokyo. Third was Rio Olympic champion Christoph Harting. The Berliner threw the two-kilogram disc at 65.25 meters, but missed the norm of 66 meters. Fourth was the Olympic third from 2016, Daniel Jasinski from TV Wattenscheid, with 64.64 meters.
Sara Gambetta from Halle won the women’s shot put competition in the absence of Christina Schwanitz and once again exceeded the Olympic standard of 18.50 meters. The athlete from coach René Sack won with 18.71 meters and was only 15 centimeters below her personal best. Discus thrower Kristin Pudenz set a German annual best with 66.31 meters. The Potsdam-based woman won ahead of Marike Steinacker from Leverkusen, who also surpassed the Olympic standard in this discipline with 64.03 meters.