Lengthy leap champ Malaika Mihambo targets 100 meters at Olympics | Extra sports activities Information

BERLIN: World lengthy leap champion Malaika Mihambo of Germany desires to double up with the 100 meters on the Tokyo Olympics subsequent summer season.
Mihambo gained the world lengthy leap title in Doha final 12 months with a leap of seven meters 30 centimeters. That was the 12th-best ladies’s outside mark in historical past and finest since 2016.
“That is positively the plan for subsequent 12 months. I’ve observed that I actually like sprinting,” Mihambo informed German information journal Der Spiegel in an interview printed Saturday, however stated it might be robust to determine herself as a sprinter.
“Within the lengthy leap I am on the high nationally and alone at my stage. Within the sprints there are, nevertheless, quite a lot of good women. And internationally one of the best on the earth are nonetheless a great distance off.”
The 26-year-old Mihambo has sprinted often throughout her profession and set a private better of 11.21 seconds within the 100 final 12 months. She’s beforehand thought-about aiming for a spot in Germany’s 4×100 relay group.

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