In what was the last major meeting before this month’s worlds, the second of the Diamond League finals in Brussels was held on Friday. Former Wantirna LAC athlete Brooke Stratton finished seventh in the women’s long jump with a best of 6.53m. The Long Jump was won by Malaika Mihambo of Germany, who is still undefeated in 2019. Brooke has booked her Australian team place for Doha at the Athletics World Championships in 3 weeks time.
Australian high jumper Nicola McDermott, the 22-year-old bronze medallist at the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games, leapt for a best of 1.89m.McDermott finished seventh in an event won by Russian world champion Mariya Lasitskene with 1.99m
The Athletics World Championships will be held in Doha between 27 September to 6 October 2019.
The Diamond League will be back in 2020 and begins in Doha in April 2020.