2019 Stockholm Diary: Bauhaus-Galen event by event review


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20190530_190749_resized.jpgA cold and rainy day in Stockholm, photo by Stuart Weir, 30 May 2019

3 World leads in cold
STOCKHOLM (SWE, May 30): Cool, windy and wet conditions hampered performances in many events as IAAF Diamond League arrived in Europe. World leads fell to Dina Asher-Smith in the 200m (22.18) with Agnes Tirop in the 5000m (14:50.82) and Rhonex Kipruto in the 10 000 m (26:50.16), also the only meet record (with diamond) of the evening. Home star Daniel Stahl delivered a nice 69.57 win in discus as expected, but surprise home win for Tobias Montler in long jump over the World elite. Impressive marks in cold weather by Norman, Warholm, Asher-Smith and Harrison made the sprinting highlights.

Event by event


200m - Aaron Brown (20.06) was a convincing winner with a following wind of 1.0m as Ramil Guliyev (20.40) failed to challenge. Jereem Richards was third in 20.45.

400m - Michael Norman won on his Diamond League 400m debut in 44.53 after powering away in the home straight from only challenger Rai Benjamin, who ended up second in 45.13. Michael Cherry was third in 46.30.

800m (non-DL) - Amel Tuka passed the rapidly slowing Ryan Sanchez, who had a held a big lead (1:46.78 to 1:46.77). Marcin Lewandowski was third in 1:46.79.

1500m - Timothy Cheruiyot won comfortably after the top runners did not follow the pacemakers, running 3:35.79. The fast-finishing Jakob Ingebrigtsen just failed to catch Ayanleh Souleiman for second as both were given 3:37.30.

10,000m (non-DL) - Rhonex Kipruto showed his class with World lead and meet record after controlling the race in 26:50.16. Hagos Gebrhiwot debuted at the distance in 27:01.02 with Aron Kifle way back third 27:27.68. In total 9 went at the end of cold night sub 28, with Swiss Julien Wanders 6th in 27:44.36 national record and EL.

400m hurdles - Karsten Warholm opened his DL account with a win in 47.85 EL. Tj Holmes had looked to challenge but faded to 49.25 but was a long way in front of third-placed Thomas Barr (50.28).

Pole vault - Sam Kendricks won with 5.72m after needing three attempts at 5.48m. Piotr Lisek was second with 5.60m.

Long jump - Sweden's Tobias Montler added 5m to his PB to spring a surprise win with 8.22m. Juan Miguel Echevarria struggled to find the take-off board and only managed 8.12m in the last round. Jeff Henderson was third with 8.09m - two centimetres up on Luvo Manyonga, fourth.

Discus - Daniel Stahl continued his good form with 69.57m, also throwing well over 70m with a fifth-round foul. Fedrick Dacres was second with 68.96m and Lukas Weisshaidinger was third on 66.97m.


200m - Dina Asher-Smith dominated for her second of the DL season, clocking a world lead 22.18. Elaine Thompson was second in 22.66, 0.12 ahead of third-placed Dafne Schippers.

800m - Ajee Wilson took the win in 2:00.87 from Habitam Alemu's 2:01.26. Nelly Jepkosgei was third in 2:01.98.

1500m (non DL)- Laura Muir was a class apart with 4:05.37 as Malika Akkaoui was second in 4:09.70.

5000m - Agnes Tirop, with a world lead of 14:50.82, capitalised on a fall from favourite Hellen Obiri with a kilometre to go. Fantu Worku was second with a PB of 14:51.31. Kenya's Lilian Rengeruk was third in 14:51.34 as Obiri was 12th. Gabriela Stafford clocked Canadian record 14:51.59.

100m hurdles - Keni Harrison took victory in 12.52 from Sharika Nelvis's 12.69. Tobi Amusan was third in 12.85.

High jump - Mariya Lasitskene survived a three-jump 1.90m to win at 1.92m, although she failed three times at 1.97m. Yuliya Levchenko, second, and Erika Kinsey, third, both jumped a best of 1.90m.

Discus - Denia Caballero found 65.10m second-round throw enough to win as Yaime Perez came within a centimetre in the fourth round. Yang Chen was third with 64.25m. Sandra Perkovic was only 5th, her worst position in any competition since 2010.

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