German athlete registers 8.62m in T64 lengthy bounce at European Para Championships in Bydgoszcz
Markus Rehm smashed his world document for the T64 lengthy bounce by 14cm with 8.62m on the opening day of the European Para Championships in Bydgoszcz, Poland, on Tuesday (June 1).
“I really feel superb. To get the world document is at all times nice,” he mentioned. “I did it a number of occasions already, nevertheless it nonetheless feels particular. I believe it went effectively for me right now.”
It was his eighth European gold and his fifth within the lengthy bounce.
“This season was rather well for me already,” he continued. “I had two competitions and within the first one, I used to be only one centimetre shy of the outdated world document. I’m constant for the time being and I want to remain wholesome to maintain the success coming.”
Dimitri Pavade from France took silver with 6.98m, whereas Italy’s Marco Cicchetti received bronze with 6.72m.
Rehm took the lead proper in his first try of 8.19m. He improved his mark and bought nearer to the world document within the subsequent bounce (8.46m). Then beat his personal document in his third try.
Solely 14 athletes within the historical past of lengthy bounce – in able-bodied or para athletics – have jumped additional than the end result achieved by the German athlete in Poland.
Such is the gap of the mark, it’s longer than the profitable marks achieved within the final six Olympics too.
ICYMI, Markus Rehm broke his personal world document of 8.48m within the T64 males’s lengthy bounce on the European Para Athletics Championships yesterday.
— AW (@AthleticsWeekly) June 2, 2021
His subsequent problem would be the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Video games in August, the place he can be defending the world bounce title from Rio 2016 and London 2012.
“It’s my principal competitors this yr and I’ll attempt to attain my peak there. It’s getting more durable as a result of I put my restrict larger and better. I’m in fine condition and I hope I can bounce some distances as I did in Bydgoszcz,” he mentioned.
Columba Blango from Nice Britain additionally starred on the opening day in Bydgoszcz as he received the boys’s 400m T20 class with a European document of 47.90.
“I cruised the warmth this morning however I knew I would wish to go arduous from the start within the last,” the 28-year-old mentioned. “I knew I may decide up from 200m, I simply needed to hold going and going.
“I’ve been chasing a time below 48 seconds for some time now, so it’s a huge shock for me right now. I’m so glad I may get it right now, it’s all a part of the method.
“I’ve at all times dreamt of this second since I used to be a child. I don’t assume it’ll be my final time [on the podium], there’s rather more to come back, however I wish to take pleasure in it. I’m going to cherish this second.”
For outcomes, see the Bydgoszcz 2021 website.