World-leading long jump for Mironchyk-Ivanova, European-leading mile for Crippa

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Yemaneberhan Crippa improved on his third-place finish from last year to win the men's race at the European 10,000m Cup

Glasgow 2019 European Athletics Indoor Championships silver medallist Nastassia Mironchyk-Ivanova won the long jump at the Golden Roof Challenge in Innsbruck with a world-leading 6.94m on Saturday.

The Belarusian finished ahead of Ukraine's Maryna Bekh-Romanchuk, who was second with 6.82m, and extended her unbeaten 2020 outdoor winning streak to six meetings.

On home soil in Milan on Saturday, Yemaneberhan Crippa just missed the Italian mile record – which has stood at 3:51.96 by Gennaro Di Napoli since 1992 – by a mere 0.12 when he clocked a European-leading 3:52.08. He finished second behind Australia’s Matthew Ramsden who set a world-leading time of 3:51.23. Curiously, it was Crippa’s first ever recorded race over a mile.

At the KBC Night of Athletics in the Belgian town of Heusden, a World Athletics Continental Tour Bronze meeting, Spanish middle-distance athletes were in fine form.

Saul Ordonez, the World Athletics Indoor Championships 800m bronze medallist won over two laps of the track in 1:45.71 while his compatriot Esther Guerrero took the women’s 1500m in 4:05.45.

Personal bests were notched up by Germany’s Mohamed Mohumed when winning the 5000m in 13:23.71, France’s Quentin Tison who was the fastest man in the 1500m with 3:36.85 and Cynthia Bolingo won the 300m in Belgian record of 36.54.

Spanish athletes were also in superlative shape on home soil and 22-year-old Odel Jainaga added over two metres to his recent national javelin record when he launched his implement out of 84.10m at the Spanish Clubs Cup meeting in Madrid on Sunday

On the second day of the British Championships in Manchester on Saturday, Aimee Pratt had a solo run to win the 3000m steeplechase in a world-leading of 9:30.73 while Marc Scott won the 5000m title in 13:32.98.

Among the other top marks included Laura Weightman won the 1500m title in 4:09.76 and in-form Daniel Rowden outsprinted sub-3:30 1500m runner Jake Wightman for the 800m title, the pair clocking 1:45.94 and 1:46.26 respectively. Laviai Nielsen won the 400m in 51.72 while Jessie Knight produced another sub-56 performance over the barriers to win the 400m hurdles in 55.80 and remain unbeaten in this event this summer.