Report17 Feb 2019

Indoor round-up: Ndama tallies 4672 pentathlon world lead in Miramas, world leads for Klosterhalfen and Schwanitz in Leipzig


Solene Ndama in action in Miramas (© KMSP/FFA)

Updated: 17 Feb - 21:35 CET

Solène Ndama tallied a world leading 4672 points to win the pentathlon at the French Indoor Championships in Miramas on Saturday (16).

Known mostly as a hurdler – she was the European U20 100m hurdles champion in 2017 and clocked 12.77 at the European Championships last year – the 20-year-old from Bordeaux put her versatility on display, opening with 8.03 in the 60m hurdles to equal her personal best and topping 1.72m in the high jump before a 14.47m effort in the shot put, more than a metre better than her previous best.

She capped the competition with two more personal bests, 6.27m in the long jump and 2:13.71 in the 800m, to fall just 51 points shy of Antoinette Nana Djimou's 4723 national record from 2011.

Two-time world indoor silver medallist Pascal Martinot-Lagarde won his 60m hurdles showdown with world indoor bronze medallist Aurel Manga, 7.52 to 7.57.

Nineteen-year-old Fabrisio Saidy won Sunday's 400m final, clocking 46.67.

Ophelie Claude-Boxberger had a busy weekend, winning the 3000m on Saturday in 9:10.78 and the 1500m on Sunday, in 4:15.86.

World leads for Klosterhalfen and Schwanitz in Leipzig

Konstanze Klosterhalfen and Christina Schwanitz produced world leads at the German Indoor Championships in Leipzig on Saturday (16).

In a largely solo run, Klosterhalfen clocked 8:32.47 to dominate the 3000m, an indoor lifetime best for the 21-year-old. Eight days ago, Klosterhalfen clocked a 4:19.98 national indoor record at the Millrose Games in New York, and is now undefeated in five races over four different distances in 2019.

Alina Reh, the 2015 European U20 3000m and 5000m champion, clocked an absolute lifetime best of 8:43.72 to finish second.

Christina Schwanitz, the 2015 world champion, won the shot put with 19.54m to wrestle the world lead from Maggie Ewen of the US, her sixth victory in seven starts this season.

On the men's side, two-time world champion David Storl improved his season's best to 21.32m to secure his 15th national title.

Pamela Dutkiewicz took the 60m hurdles in 7.90, well ahead of Cindy Roleder (8.00) to collect her fourth victory in as many races this season.

Lisa Ryzih won the pole vault at 4.60m on Saturday, while Malaika Mihambo and Imke Onnen rounded out the field event action on Sunday winning, respectively, the long jump at 6.72m and the high jump at 1.96m.

Lisek tops 5.83m in Torun

Two-time world pole vault medallist Piotr Lisek topped 5.83m on Sunday (17) to highlight the Polish National Championships in Torun.

After securing the win with a second attempt clearance at 5.72m, Lisek sailed clear over 5.83m with his first to easily beat back Pawel Wojciechowski who topped out at 5.60m.

Michal Haratyk won the shot put with a fifth-round 20.92m effort to beat European indoor champion Konrad Bukowiecki, who reached 20.78m.

Elsewhere, world leader Ewa Swoboda won the 60m title in 7.15 and Iga Baumgart-Witan held off Justyna Swiety-Ersetic to take the 400m, 52.05 to 52.16.


Maryna Bekh-Romanchuk of Ukraine, the European silver medallist in the long jump last year, jumped 6.76m to highlight the Balkan Indoor Championships in Istanbul on Saturday (16).


Bob Ramsak for the IAAF