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Mahuchikh and Kipyegon Shatter World Records at Paris Diamond League

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Two World Records Fall at Paris Diamond League

The Paris Diamond League meeting on Sunday witnessed history in the making, as two world records were shattered within hours of each other.

First, Ukrainian high jumper Yaroslava Mahuchikh soared over 2.10 meters, breaking the 37-year-old record set by Stefka Kostadinova in 1987. Mahuchikh cleared the bar on her first attempt, etching her name and Ukraine into the annals of athletics history.

"Coming into this competition, I had feelings that I could jump 2.07m and maybe 2.10m," said Mahuchikh. "Finally, I signed Ukraine to the history of world athletics."

Less than an hour later, Kenyan middle-distance runner Faith Kipyegon rewrote the record books in the women's 1,500m. Kipyegon crossed the finish line in a stunning 3:49.04, eclipsing her own previous world record. This feat comes after her impressive 3:53.98 performance at the Kenyan Olympic Trials, further solidifying her confidence heading into the Paris Olympics.

"I was coming here to just run my race and to see what shape I'm in to defend my title at the Olympics," said Kipyegon.

With the Paris Olympics just weeks away, these record-breaking performances set the stage for an electrifying and historic track and field competition.

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May 21, 2023 | 05:09