Jakob Ingebrigtsen Wins Historic Sixth Gold in Rome

Jakob Ingebrigtsen Wins Historic Sixth Gold in Rome

On Wednesday, Olympic gold medalist Jakob Ingebrigtsen of Norway won the 1,500 metres at the European Championships in Rome and set a new record. He became the most decorated male athlete in the event’s history with a record-setting finish time of 3 minutes, 31.95 seconds, at the age of 23. Pietro Arese of Italy secured third place at 3.33.34, whereas Jochem Vermeulen of Belgium finished in second place at 3.33.30.

At the 2018 Paris Olympics, Ingebrigtsen will square off against British contender Josh Kerr, who had previously denied him gold in Budapest. The match will be an intense battle. Ingebrigtsen won the subsequent Oslo Diamond League event after a dismal performance in the Prefontaine Classic, where he finished in second place.

German athlete Malaika Mihambo, who had previously won the Olympic gold medal with a world-leading 7.22 metres, won the women’s long jump competition.

Armand Duplantis of Sweden continued his remarkable pole vaulting success by winning a third European gold medal. He won with a vault of 5.97 metres and set a championship record of 6.10 metres. However, he was unable to reach 6.25 metres.

Italy won in the men’s 4x100m relay, with 100m winner Lamont Marcell Jacobs adding to his Olympic gold medal haul.