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Gong retains shot put title in Shanghai Diamond League

14 May, 2018, 06:47 | Author: Candice Daniels
  • Reece Prescod of Great Britain celebrates after winning the men's 100m event of the IAAF Diamond League Shanghai athletics competition in Shanghai

In rainy conditions at Shanghai Stadium, Reece Prescod of Great Britain won the event in 10.04 seconds, just edging Chjinese sprinters Su Bingtian (10.05) and Xie Zhenye (10.17).

Bahamian Olympic champion Shaunae Miller-Uibo powered home in the women's 200 metres, clocking one of the eight meets records of the day to win in 22.06 seconds.

In his first 110m hurdles race this year, Jamaica's world and Olympic champion Omar McLeod edged Spaniard Orlando Ortega in a repeat of the Rio Games to win in 13.16 seconds.

Xue Changrui disclosed he didn't expect his 5.71m, he said: "To be honest the result came as a little surprise, I had no confidence before the game".

Olympic champion Brianna McNeal led a USA top four as she broke the 100m hurdles meeting record with a time of 12.50 from Sharika Nelvis' 12.52.

After getting off to a sedate start with an opening effort of 56.61m, Viljoen improved with each of her next three attempts, ultimately producing a best heave of 60.79m in the fourth round. The native of Medicine Hat, Alta., finished the race in 55.23 seconds.

He was more than two seconds behind Kenyan athlete Wycliffe Kinyamal, who set a meeting record by securing victory in 1:43.91, just 0.04 ahead of countryman Jonathan Kitilit.

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Olympic champion Caterine Ibarguen from Colombia won the women's triple jump.

The African contingent dominated the men's 1,500m race where a world leading time of 3:31.48 by Timothy Cheruiyot was good enough for first, followed by Samuel Tefera (Ethiopia, 3:31.63) and Abdelaati Iguider (Morocco, 3:32.72) in the other two podium positions.

Mariya Lasitskene of Russian Federation earned her 38th consecutive win in the women's high jump.

Shubenkov's compatriot Mariya Lasitskene, the double world women's high jump champion, maintained a winning run that goes back to July 2016 as she cleared 1.97m, the best so far this season.

In the men's pole vault, Canada's Shawn Barber finished fifth, clearing a height of 5.61m.

World champion Gong Lijiao of China defended her title of shot put in Shanghai Diamond League by hurling a season best of 19.99 meters while Lyu Huihui took the gold medal in women's javelin throw with 66.85m.

The third of 14 legs in the IAAF Diamond League series will be held in Eugene, Oregon on Saturday, May 26.

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