2017 Stockholm DL Diary: Cheriyuit runs WL 1500m! Perkovic winning streak ended, by EME News

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The Bauhaus-Galan delivered today, with some fine performances, and reminds this viewer that the historic stadium continues to deliver great performances. We miss the past management, who understood, not only how to manage expectations with a meet, but how to include the entire community in Stockholm.

Here is the short review of the Stockholm DL by EME News, our partners.

The final stretch. Mens 1500m #bauhausgalan #stockholmdl

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Cheruiyot 1500 m WL, Perkovic winning streak ended
STOCKHOLM (SWE, Jun 18): BauhausGalan ended the June part of IAAF Diamond League as the 6th meet of the year. World lead in men 1500 m was the highlight, also first Jamaican discus and Swiss overall Diamond League win (pole vault). De Grasse was supersonic with lot of wind, Lasitskene continues with her winning streak, but Perkovic´s ended after 16 wins. Now a break comes in the series with next meet in Paris on July 1. The legendary Olympic Stadium had some empty places, unusual for this historical event.
Event by event
Men
100m - Andre De Grasse's winning time of 9.69 was aided by a following wind of 4.8 m/s but was still the joint fourth fastest time in all conditions. Top five broke the 10 second-mark.
400m - Comfortable win for Steven Gardiner in 44.58 from Oslo winner Babolooki Thebe (44.99).
800m (non-DL) - Thijmen Kupers clocked 1:45.02 from Mark English (1:45.42) with pre-race favourite Adam Kszczot fading to fourth in 1:46.06.
1500m - World-leading 3:30.77 from Timothy Cheruiyot from Bahrain's Sadik Mikhou (3:31.49). Asbel Kiprop was a well beaten fourth but improved his season's best to 3:33.17.
3000m steeplechase - After finishing second in Rome, Soufiane El Bakkali won his first Diamond League in 8:15.01 from Yemane Haileselassie (8:18.29).
110m hurdles - Orlando Ortega ran a fast albeit wind-aided 13.09 (3.5) to inch out Sergey Shubenkov (13.10). Pozzi and Alkana false started.
400m hurdles - Karsten Warholm made it back-to-back wins in 48.82 from Rasmus Magi (49.16) and Yasmani Copello (49.18).
Long jump - Luvo Manyonga won the competition in the first round with a wind-aided 8.36m from Rushwal Samaai (8.29m) but seemed to pick up an injury during his last jump.
Discus - Fedrick Dacres went out to 68.36m in the fourth round to defeat home favourite Daniel Stahl who almost won it in the last round with 68.13m. Andrius Gudzius and Philip Milanov also surpassed the 67m line with 67.29m and 67.05m respectively. First Jamaican throwing DL victory.
Women
200m - Murielle Ahoure lowered her season's best to 22.68 (1.1) but was pushed hard by Canada's Crystal Emmanuel (22.69 PB). Rebekka Haase improved her PB from 22.95 to 22.76 in her first 200m of the season.
800m - After finishing second in Oslo, Francine Niyonsaba won in 1:59.11 from Lovisa Lindh (1:59.41) and Selina Buchel (1:59.66).
3000m (non-DL) - Meraf Bahta took a home win in 8:47.07 from Ethiopia's Azemra Gebru (8:47.26).
High jump - Mariya Lasitskene is unbeaten in six competitions outdoors after clearing 2.00m before three attempts at 2.06m. Poland's Kamila Licwinko cleared a season's best of 1.97m for second.
Pole vault - Nicole Buchler won on countback with 4.65m from Angelica Bengtsson and Robeilys Peinado. Bengtsson retired with injury after her first attempt at 4.75m while Peinado's clearance was a Venezuelan record.
Discus - Yaimi Perez handed Sandra Perkovic her first defeat since the 2015 World Championships, 67.92m to 67.75m. Winning streak ended at 16.

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