Timur Morgunov, who came to many people’s notice when he narrowly avoided impaling himself on his pole at the Rabat Diamond League meeting – landing with it ripping through his shorts – is now earning attention in much happier circumstances.

Having earned a European silver medal earlier this month in Berlin with an outdoor personal best of 6.00m, he won today’s exhibition event* in Zurich’s main station – with both stands and concourse packed with spectators – ahead of tomorrow’s IAAF Diamond League final at the Letzigrund Stadium with an all-or-nothing last effort that also secured him an indoor personal best of 5.91m.

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