Friday (13) was golden for Sao Paulo’s 21-year-old Alison dos Santos, who won the 400m hurdles event in Doha, Qatar, and took a lead in the world rankings as a result. The race in Doha is part of the first phase of the Diamond League 2022, the main circuit of World Athletics (International Athletics Federation).
Bronze medal at the Tokyo Olympics, Brazil was 25 hundredth faster than second place, North American Rai Bejamim, silver in Tokyo. Also known by the nickname Piu, Alison finished the course in 47s24, Benjamin in 47s49, and Irishman Thomas Barr in 47s38, third.
This is from Alisson dos Santos in the Doha stage of the league.
47s24 for him in the 400m hurdles
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In her second consecutive victory in the 400 meters hurdles in less than 15 days, Piu managed to reduce the running time by more than a second. On the 30th, he won the gold medal with a time of 48.41 in the traditional meeting Drake relay in Des Moines, Iowa (United States).
With this Friday’s performance (13) in Doha, Ellison surpassed North American Kalifah Rosser (48.26) in the world rankings. Brazil holds the third-best score in the history of the event – a time of 46.72 achieved in Tokyo – and remains one of the main names in national athletics for the Paris 2024 Games.
Alison returns to the city of Eugene in the state of Oregon (United States) on May 28 to compete in the second leg of the Diamond League.