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Milanov is a big star at the Flanders Cup Lokeren, best lead performance in pole vault

Philip Milanov Sunday at the Flanders Cup athletics in Lokeren both the discus throw as the shot put won. With the discus, he came to a solid 65m60, with the ball to set a personal record of 18m63.

The best seizoensprestatie of Milanov in the discus throw is his 66m51 of the Diamond League in Stockholm, Belgian record is 67m26. The native of bruges is already placed for the european CHAMPIONSHIPS in Berlin, where he received his silver medal in Amsterdam to defend, but had still hoped to Lokeren to throw. “I can’t actually say that it was good today. But rhythmically it was not a moustache. I wanted to be a bit too much and ran too fast. To be on the EK on stage to get, I will have my Belgian record must improve.”

With his personal record in the shot put, that Milanov in Lokeren with 23 inches bijstelde, he was elated. “That is a good sign. I ran everything slower than before at the discus throw, and that paid off. In the coming weeks I should have my rhythm of work.”

The next league of Milanov is the Diamond League in Paris on 30 June. Also the BK, on 7 and 8 July in Brussels, is on the schedule.

Pole vault jumper set best lead performance down

Pole vault jumper Elien Vekemans (17) in the city of Lokeren, the Belgian record for athletes under 18 years of crushed. She stated the record, that on 4m06 stood, with 4m20. That meant a world year best for athletes under 18 years of age.

Vekemans qualified already for the european CHAMPIONSHIPS U18 in the Hungarian Gyor, but may also now for the world cup U20 in the Finnish Tampere. Axelle Dauwens would be in the city of Lokeren, in principle, her comeback after a blessureperiode, but reported themselves as a last resort. Rolstoelsprinter Peter Genyn fell, and his world record of 19.89 in the 100 metres, but had to settle with 20.13.

On the final 3,000 meters in Lokeren was the Dutch Diane Van Es, the best in 9:23.02, Belgian veldloopkampioene Imana Truyers was second in 9:30.09, or nine seconds above her personal best.

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