Alison dos Santos wins gold and Thiago Braz bronze in Sweden

Piu breaks record in the 400m hurdles

Published in 01/07/2022 - 13:27 By Agência Brasil - Rio de Janeiro

Brazil climbed the podium twice in the eighth stage of the 2022 Diamond League, the main circuit of World Athletics (International Athletics Federation). This Thursday (30), 22-year-old Alisson dos Santos broke the 400m hurdles record and won the gold medal by finishing the race in 46s81 – until then held by Norwegian Carsten Warholm’s record of 46s87. In the pole vault, Thiago Brees won bronze when he covered 5.93 meters, his best result this year.

With yesterday´s victory (Jun. 30), Alison, bronze at the Tokyo Olympics (46s72), is world No.1 again in the 400 meters hurdles, two weeks before the start of the World Athletics Championships in Eugene, Oregon (USA). In second place was American CJ Allen (48s17) and in third place Kyron McMaster (48s58) from the British Virgin Islands.

The result obtained by Piyu (Alison’s surname) this Thursday was the athlete’s best since his bronze in Tokyo (46s72), and the highest in this season. In the coming days, he will complete his preparations for the World Athletics Championships at the United States Olympic Center in the state of California.

“I'm very proud of this performance. My preparation went well and this result shows it. Now I'm really excited for the World Championship," he said.

Olympic pole vault champion (6.03 m) at the Rio 2016 Olympics and bronze (5.87 m) at the Tokyo Games, Thiago Brez also won third place in Stockholm by reaching 5.93 m. The gold medal went to French rival Armand Duplantis (6.16 m), Olympic champion in Tokyo, and the silver to North American Christopher Nilsson (6.00 m).

Translation: Mário Nunes -  Edition: Cláudia Soares Rodrigues

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