Five days after Rio ends, Lausanne shines with Suleiman's 2:13.49, Kendrick's 5.92m, Barshim's 2.35m!



EME NEWS (AUG 25, 2016)

Souleiman 2:13.49, Kendricks beats Lavillenie

LAUSANNE (SUI, Aug 25): The 41st Athletissima at Pontaise registered 3 meet records among them excellent 1000 m by Ayanleh Souleiman 2:13.49, what is also Diamond League record. The other two by Genzebe Dibaba as expected in the 3000 m and also Sam Kendricks in pole vault. Jamaican 100 m wins and Olympic revenges by Ortega and Adams. At the end Martina clocked superb 19.81 in the 200 m, European lead and 5th best in the World.

Event by event

100m (non-DL): Asafa Powell clocks 9.96 for his 97th wind-legal sub-10 clocking with Ben Youssef Meite second in 10.01.
200m: Churandy Martina set a Dutch record of 19.81 to move to third on the European all-time lists behind Mennea and Lemaitre.
400m: LaShawn Merritt clocks 44.50 but had to work off the bend to beat Steven Gardiner (44.75).
3000mSC: New generation excels with Abraham Kibiwott (8:09.58) and Nicholas Bett (8:10.07) defeating the likes of Mutai, Brimin Kipruto and Birech.
110mH: Revenge for Orlando Ortega over Olympic champion Omar McLeod: 13.11 to 13.12.
400m hurdles (non-DL): Rasmus Magi 48.59 while world champion Nicholas Bett returns to form with a big season's best of 48.68.
1000m: After Rio disappointment, Ayanleh Souleiman moves to fifth on the world all-time lists with 2:13.49 also WL, DLR and MR. Kiprop fourth in 2:14.23 and Centrowitz sixth in 2:16.67.
High jump: Mutaz Barshim clears 2.35m on his third attempt before retiring. Beats full elite except Drouin.
Pole vault: Sam Kendricks clears 5.92m to equal his PB and break the meeting record. Lavillenie lost.
Discus: After finishing ninth in Rio, Philip Milanov returns to form with victory with 65.61m. Austrian Weisshaidinger 2nd in DL debut.

100m: Despite a re-run after a false-start, Elaine Thompson shows fresh legs after Rio with victory in a fast 10.78.
800m: Francine Niyonsaba wins in 1:57.71 with Semenya and Wambui both absent.
3000m: Genzebe Dibaba with a meeting record of 8:31.84 thanks to a 57.47 last lap.
100m hurdles (non-DL): In her first race since running 12.20 in London, Kendra Harrison wins in 12.42 which was faster than the winning time in Rio.
400m hurdles: Dalilah Muhammad maintains winning form with 53.78 ahead of Eilidh Doyle in 54.45.
Long jump: Ivana Spanovic wins again with 6.83m.
Triple jump: Yet another win for Caterine Ibarguen with 14.76m.
Shot put: Valerie Adams gets revenge over Michelle Carter with 19.94m to Carter's 19.49m.
Javelin: Madara Palameika goes out to 65.29m in the last round to beat Barbora Spotakova (64.48m).
4x100 m (non-DL): Fast win for Ukraine 42.67 at UBS Trophy.

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