On Friday afternoon, the reigning Olympic 1,500m champion, Jakob Ingebrigtsen, led from begin to end within the males’s 1,500m on the 2023 European Indoor Championships in Istanbul, incomes his eighth European championship gold medal, breaking the championship document in 3:33.95.
No stopping Jakob Ingebrigtsen 🇳🇴 within the 1500m in #Istanbul2023. 😤
And he might be again in motion in tomorrow morning’s 3000m heats! 🥵 pic.twitter.com/ZGY4QmOuGi
— European Athletics (@EuroAthletics) March 3, 2023
The world’s quickest middle-distance runner beat in-form British athlete Neil Gourley, who got here second in 3:34.23, whereas Azeddine Habz of France claimed the bronze medal in 3:35.39.
Ingebrigtsen, 22, had raced solely as soon as this season earlier than competing Friday, missed a month of coaching with a viral an infection.
Gourley, the British indoor 1,500m document holder of three:32.48, sat on the heels of Ingebrigtsen from the beginning however couldn’t maintain on within the closing 200 metres.
Gourley made a transfer on Ingebrigtsen with 200m to go, much like the transfer that his Scottish compatriot Jake Wightman made to beat the Norwegian on the 2022 World Championships in Oregon. Ingebrigtsen countered, hovering to his second-straight European 1,500m gold.
“It’s vital for me to compete in as many races as attainable for the followers,” Ingebrigtsen informed reporters post-race. “My purpose is to turn into the best runner of all time, and I nonetheless need to win races.”
World indoor 400m document holder Femke Bol was additionally in motion on Friday afternoon within the semi-finals of the ladies’s 400 metres. Bol cruised to win her semi-final in 52.19 and would be the favorite for Saturday’s closing. sadasd
You possibly can view the outcomes and race schedule for the 2023 European Championships right here.