Sports July 7, 2024 | 9:32 pm

Dominican sprinter Marileidy Paulino remains undefeated in the Diamond League

Paris.- Dominican sprinter Marileidy Paulino easily claimed victory in the Diamond League at its stop in Paris, France this Sunday in the 400-meter dash.

Marileidy won with a time of 49.20 in the women’s 400 meters, maintaining her dominance throughout the season. This result further excites the Dominican mission for the Olympic Games that begin in a couple of weeks in Paris.

The world champion in the event will be seeking her first Olympic gold in Paris 2024. This, after winning two silver medals in Tokyo 2020, individually and with the 4X400 mixed relay.

Currently, Marileidy is ranked number one in the world in the 400 meters with 1,472 points, according to the World Athletics ranking, updated on June 12.

Ogando also chasing the Olympic dream in Paris

Alexander Ogando revives his Olympic podium bid in Paris 2024 with a sub-20 second race (19.98) to win gold in the 200-meter dash at the French stop of the Diamond League.

“Winning my first Diamond League race makes me feel very happy and proud,” Ogando said after dominating today and beating Ugandan Tarsis Orogot (20.18) and Frenchman Ryan Zeze (20.46).

Ogando was able to achieve first place in the athletics league in his tenth attempt since 2022. Prior to his participation in the Diamond League today, the San Juan de la Maguana native finished fifth at the stop in Oregon, United States, in May.

Ogando trains with two-time Olympic champion Félix Sánchez. “The Olympics are a whole different level and I’m going to give it my all,” said the athlete, who was one of the members of the mixed 4×400 relay team that won a silver medal in Tokyo 2020.


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