New South Wales Institute of Sport (NSWIS) athletes Jessica Hull and Eleanor Patterson overcame tough, blustery conditions at the Diamond League Meet – the world’s premier athletics series – staged in Doha overnight to finish with podium performances.

Hull fought hard in the 1500m – a physical contest that had the ferocity expected in a championship race – to claim the silver medal in a time of 4:00.84, just a slight breath behind the winner, Ethiopia’s Freweyni Hailu, who clocked 4:00.42.

“It was a good race, a close and interesting one,” said Hull. “It kind of slowed down in the middle of it and everybody got back in it.

“It was good for me. I try to come here every year. We are three months away from the Olympic Games, we are working hard, it is all good and I am excited for what is about to come next.”

Patterson, the 2022 world high jump champion, finished with bronze after clearing 1.91m on her third and final attempt at the height. Eighteen-year-old Serbian Angelina Topic won the event after jumping 1.94m – the mark reflecting the challenging conditions.

Full results from the Doha Diamond League can be found HERE. The Diamond League series will continue in Marrakech, Morocco on May 19.

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