A Super Saturday at Muller Anniversary Games!

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Schippers_DafneR-Euro16.jpgDafne Schippers, photo by PhotoRun.net

Two British teams sub 38

LONDON (GBR, Jul 23): It was real British Super Saturday with Mo Farah clocking World lead at the end of two days of Muller Anniversary Games. Two British 4x100 m squads went sub 38 in the region of national record and mainly two fastest times 2016. Also wins for Hudson-Smith, Oskan-Clarke and Johnson-Thompson. Perkovic delivered discus meet record and is first Diamond Race winner, only needs to compete in the finals. The same goes for Stefanidi in pole vault.

Event by event

Men

400 m (non-DL): Hudson-Smith confirmed with 45.03 as Eurochamp Rooney false started.
5000 m: Farah in top shape, 12:59.29 WL, his 4th best of career and fastest since 2012. Butchart in 2nd beats Africans.
110mH (non-DL): Bascou is ready with 13.20 (-1.0) clear win, but Pozzi 13.19 PB in heats (-0.8, did not run final due a to a cramp). Merritt out in heats.
400mH: Clement wins after strong finish 48.40, his fastest of 2016.
LJ: Chinese win for Shanghai top placer Gao 811 (+0.9) 6 cm ahead of Monaco winner Forbes 805 (-0.5).
SP: Kovacs with 22.04 beat Walsh and Storl (21.54 and 21.39, season top marks for both).
4x100 m (non-DL): What a British strength, first sub 38 of the year by two GBR teams. 37.78 and 37.81 and not all 8 can run in Rio.


Wom

100 m (non-DL): Surprise win for Ta Lou 10.96 (-0.7, first PB 10.96 in heats already) and Ahye 10.99 also beat SAFP 11.06 (11.03 in heats).
200 m: Schippers ruled clearly 22.13 (-0.8) some 0.50 against the rest.
800 m (non-DL): Oskan-Clarke in close finish 1:59.46 over Sharp and Ludlow.
SC: Ghribi moved into faster shape region with 9:21.35 win.
PV: Stefanidi 480 and has 4 wins out of 6 DL meets. Silva 472 and Murer retired at 432 (neck pain). Stefanidi needs only to compete in finals to win the DR.
LJ (non-DL): After HJ PB also LJ SB for KJT 684 (+0.9) beating specialist Proctor 680 (+0.1).
DT: Meet record for Perkovic 69.94 and nobody can beat her in Diamond Race after this win.

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