Diamond League: Noah Lyles continues to dominate over 200 meters

The American ran in 19.56 seconds to beat his compatriot Michael Norman (19.76) by 20 hundredths of a second. Jereem Richards, from Trinidad and Tobago (19.95)

Lyles triumphed brilliantly at the World Championships in Eugene in July by setting the third time in history in 19.31 seconds, 12 hundredths of the world record (19.19) which has belonged to Usain Bolt since 2009.

The 25-year-old Floridian remains undefeated over 200 meters with 11 victories, all signed in less than 20 seconds.

In the women’s 100 meters, the Jamaicans couldn’t score a hat-trick like they did at the worlds in July and they were even deprived of the victory when American Aleia Hobbs won with a time of 10, 87 seconds ahead of Shericka Jackson (10.88). The Ivorian Marie-Josée Ta Lou (10.89) finished third.

Jackson, vice-world champion, was the only Jamaican at the start while Elaine Thompson-Herrah, two-time Olympic champion, was disqualified for a false start while her compatriot Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, queen of the worlds, injured before the race.

Jakob Ingebritsen flew over the 1500m with the best planetary performance of the year, in 3:29.05. The Norwegian, European champion last week but unfortunate second at the worlds in Oregon, acquired an insurmountable lead on the last lap and despite a comeback, the Kenyan Abel Kipsang (3:29.93), he did not was not worried. Australian Stewart McSweyn (3:30.18) finished third.

Soufiane El Bakkali of Morocco easily won the 3,000 steeplechase in 8:02.45. The world champion finished more than nine seconds ahead of Ethiopian Hailemariyam Amare (8:12.07) and Kenyan Leonard Bett (8:12.08).

In a very tough 3000m, Burundi’s Francine Niyonsaba (8:26.80) swept the victory by a hundredth of a second from American Alicia Monson (8:26.81) who had led most of the race. Niyonsaba thus established a new brand of the Lausanne meeting. Kenya’s Beatrice Chebet (8:27.14) finished third ahead of the great Siffan Hassan (8:28.28) of the Netherlands.

The 400m hurdles was won by the Dutch Femke Bol, vice-world champion in July and European champion a week ago. Bol set a Swiss meeting record with a time of 52.95s. She edged her nearest rival, Jamaican Janieve Russell (53.92) by almost a second. Another runner from Jamaica, Andrenette Knight (54.33) took third place.

Dominican Marileidy Paulino emerged victorious in the 400m crossing the distance in 49.87 s, seven hundredths better than Sada Williams of Barbados (49.94 s). Fiordaliza Cofil (50.13s), another athlete from the Dominican Republic, placed third.

Frenchwoman Rénelle Lamotte won the 800 meters. European runner-up Lamotte clocked a career-best 1:57.84 to edge American Allie Wilson (1:58.09) and Briton Jemma Reekie (1:59.00).

Jasmine Camacho-Quinn of Puerto Rico took the honors in the 100m hurdles to savor sweet revenge ahead of Nigeria’s Toby Amusan who supplanted her at the worlds by setting the world record with a remarkable time of 12.12 seconds.

This time, Camacho-Quinn finished first with a meeting record of 12.34s, eleven hundredths ahead of Amusan (12.45s). Tia Jones (12.47s) of the United States finished in third place with a personal best.

The Jamaican Rasheed Broadbell created a surprise by winning the 110m hurdles under the nose of the American Grant Holloway, world champion. Broadbell slashed 8 tenths of a second off his best ever time to go under 13 seconds to 12.99s. Holloway (13.11s) finished third, behind compatriot Trey Washington (13.10s).

Django Lovett will not find himself on the podium at the Tokyo Olympics.

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On the lawn, the only Canadian present in Lausanne, Django Lovett had to settle for sixth place in the high jump with a jump of 2.20 meters. The contest fell short of promises as the three men who made it to the podium all settled for jumps of 2.24 metres. Ukrainian Andriy Protsenko was declared champion thanks to his number of attempts, ahead of Qatari Mutaz Barshim, world and Olympic champion in title, and American JuVaughn Harrisson.

Olympic champion Neeraj Chopra of India stood out in the javelin throw with a throw of 89.08 metres. Czech Jakub Vadlejch (85.88) and American Curtis Thompson (83.72) joined Chopra on the podium.

In the triple jump, the Cubans monopolized the podium in the men’s category as Andy Diaz Hernandez won with an effort of 17.67 meters. Lazaro Martinez posted a personal best (17.50) to finish second, ahead of Jordan Diaz Fortun (17.44).

Among the women, Venezuelan Yulimar Rojas triumphed with a performance of 15.31 meters. Jamaica’s Shanieka Ricketts (14.64) and Ukraine’s Maryna Bekh-Romanchuk (14.31) followed in order.

In the pole vault, the Slovenian Tina Sutej was crowned with a jump of 4.70 meters. Australian Nina Kennedy also cleared the bar at this height but with a higher number of attempts. Third place went to Finland’s Wilma Murto (4.60).

Finally, in the shot put, with a projection of 22.65 meters, the American Joe Kovacs defeated his rival and compatriot Ryan Crouser (22.05). New Zealander Jacko Gill (21.70) grabbed third place.

The Diamond League continues its activities on September 2 in Brussels before the finals on September 7 and 8 in Zurich.

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