A windy night in the Stade de la Pontaise in Lausanne blew several Olympic champions off the course in today’s Wanda Diamond League meeting when Elaine Thompson-Herah, Hansle Perchment and Mondo Duplantis seldom defeated in the women’s 100-meter hurdles, in the men’s 110-meter hurdles and in the pole vault.
Not that the double Olympic champion in the 100 and 200 m Thompson-Herah ran poorly in front of an enthusiastic audience – she drove 10.64 seconds, only a tenth behind their victory in Eugene, Oregon last Saturday (August 21), which was the second fastest ever, behind the 1988 world record of 10.49 by the late Florence Griffith-Joyner of the United States.
But on this occasion Her 34-year-old rival Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, the winner of Beijing 2008 and London 2012, ran even better with a wind of 1.7 meters per second – within the legal limit for records – behind her. with an excellent personal best and a meeting record of 10.60, the third fastest time in history.
« There will be more of me this season and my goal is certainly to get into the 10th 50. «
This reversed the order of the Olympic 100-meter final, but the third place in Tokyo, her Jamaican Shericka Jackson, took third place again at 10:92, and Marie-Josee Ta Lou from the As so often in her career, Ivory Coast was fourth in 10.94.
🔥 10.60 🔥 @ realshellyannfp 🇯🇲 clocks the 𝘁𝗵𝗶𝗿𝗱 𝗳𝗮𝘀𝘁𝗲𝘀𝘁 𝘁𝗶𝗺𝗲 𝗶𝗻 𝗵𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗼𝗿𝘆 to win the women’s 100m! @FastElaine 🇯🇲 takes second place in 10.64! #LausanneDL
Parchament finished eighth and last in 13.58 seconds when Devon Allen of the USA won the men’s 110 meter hurdles in 13.07, ahead of home runner Jason Joseph in 13.11, ahead of French European Champion Pascal Martinot-Lagarde in third place in 13.17 and Tokyo third Ronald Levy fifth in 13.40.
Duplantis couldn’t be better than 5.62 meters in a pole vault competition, won by the American Chris Nilsen, who finished second in Tokyo with a positive COVID-19 test.
There was also a surprise in the men’s 800 m, where the Tokyo gold and silver medalists, the Kenyan Emmanuel Korir and Ferguson Rotich, behind the Canadian Marco Arop, who won in 1 minute 44.50 seconds, finished second and third.
But for other Tokyo 2020 champions there was no deviating from the familiar path to victory.
Yulimar Rojas from Venezuela delivered the field event performance of the evening in the triple jump Women and won a Diamond League record of 15.56 meters, which for the second time surpassed the 1995 world record set by Ukrainian Inessa Kravets of 15.50 meters and only 11 centimeters below her world record.
15.56 (3.5 m / s) 15.42 (1.2 m / s) 𝟭𝟱.𝟱𝟮 (𝟭.𝟬𝟲 𝗺 / 𝘀) 💎15.11 (1.05 m / s) @ TeamRojas45 🇻🇪 jumps four times over 15m and breaks the @ Diamond_League record to win the triple jump Women! #LausanneDL
Meanwhile, Ryan Crouser from the United States took his 22nd consecutive shot put win with a meeting record of 22.81 meters and the 20-year-old Norwegian 1500m champion Jakob Ingebrigtsen beat an outstanding field for the men over 3,000 meters.
Ingebrigtsen reached 7:33:06 am despite the tough conditions to be ahead of the Ethiopian Berihu Aregawi, who set a personal best of 7:33:39 and the Australian finalist of Tokyo 2020, Stewart McSweyn, third in 7: 35.06.
Two other top Ethiopians, Olympic champion Selemon Barega and double world champion Muktar Edris, finished in 7: 37.62 and 7: 40.30 respectively Fifth and sixth.
The women’s 100m runners weren’t the only sprinters enjoying themselves, as Kenny Bednarek of the United States, the 2020 Tokyo 200m silver medalist, won in 19.65 seconds in front of his compatriot Fred Kerley, the Olympic 100-meter Sil medalist who finished third on November 20th with 400-meter Olympic gold medalist Steven Gardiner from the Bahamas at 7:77 pm Herren – a non-scoring event for the Diamond League – with 45.51 hours in a race won by Wilbert London provided brief evidence that he is a man of the United States in 45.17.
✅ #LausanneDL Record (22.81m) ✅ 5 litters over 22m @ RCrouserThrows 🇺🇸 wins the men’s shot put in style! @matthewquine / @diamond_league
Olympic third Femke Bol from the Netherlands set a meeting record of 53.05 in the women’s 400-meter hurdles, where the 31-year-old home runner Lea Sprunger, the European champion, her farewell race was running and with 54.75 fifth just one place behind the world champion and Olympic silver medalist from the USA, Dalilah Muhammad, who reached 54.50.
In the women’s long jump, the Swede Khaddi Sagnia made the best jump with her personal best of 6.92 m, but had to be content with second place, as she only managed 6.64 m in the final, with the Serbian Ivana Spanovic taking the victory of 6.73 million with her last attempt.
The Olympic champion in the women’s high jump, Mariya Lasitskene, who competed as an Authorized Neutral Athlete, won the countback from the young Ukrainian jumper who defeated her for the 2019 World Championship, Yaroslava Mahuchikh, after both of them had overcome 1.98 meters.
Im The men’s javelin throw put Germany’s 2017 world champion, Johannes Vetter, in second place on the all-time list behind world record holder Jan Zelezny from the Czech Republic, his miserable Olympic experience with 88.54 meters a bit behind him.
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