Mihambo targets 100 metres at Olympics

BERLIN (AP) – World long jump champion Malaika Mihambo of Germany wants to double up with the 100 metres at the Tokyo Olympics next summer.

Mihambo won the world long jump title in Doha last year with a leap of seven metres 30 centimetres. That was the 12th-best women’s outdoor mark in history and best since 2016.

“That’s definitely the plan for next year. I’ve noticed that I really like sprinting,” Mihambo told German news magazine Der Spiegel in an interview published yesterday, but said it would be tough to establish herself as a sprinter.