A crowd of 11,000, modest for DN.Galan standards, greeted the first major meeting after the London Olympics. Several great clashes, and some fantastic performances. Sandra Perkovic finally won the discus battle at 68.77m, as three different women upped the Meet record in the discus.
ZARIPOVA GREAT STEEPLE
STOCKHOLM (SWE, Aug 17): The 46th DN Galan in legendary Olympic Stadium in Stockholm as first post-Olympic Samsung Diamond League meet registered world lead and meet record by Russian steeple runner Yulia Zaripova and another meet record for Sandra Perkovic in discus. From 11 individual olympic winners six won and five lost. New Diamond Race winners already confirmed after Perkovic are also Javier Culson at 400 m hurdles and Christian Taylor in the triple jump (they must compete in the finals).
Event by event review
100 m: Ryan Bailey dominated in 9.93 (+0.7) over Jamaican relay gold medalists Carter 10.06 and Frater 10.12.
800 m: Revenge of Aman in fast 1:43.56, second 1500 m oly winner Makhloufi despite coming from celebrations in Algeria improved to 1:43.71. The previous top rated guard was well beaten (Kaki 5, Lewandowski 6, Kszczot 7). Fourth Kenyan U17 runner Melly with 1:44.32 PB.
3000 m: Junior Isiah Koech improved to fast 7:30.43, missed the world lead only by 0.01 and it is third best junior ever. Top 8 sub 7:40, German Gabius as 7th 7:35.43 European lead 2012.
400mH: Silver winner Tinsley beats gold medalist Sanchez in 48.50 over 48.93. The Dominican star came from home celebrations not full 24 hours before the race.
TJ: Taylor is in his own class with 17.11 (0.0).
SP: Hoffa beats 21.24 the olympic winner Majewski 21.01.
JT: Pitkamaki improves his season best to 86.98 in round 5 and beats until then leading Vesely (83.74).
National races: Norwegian Ndure clocks fast 10.14 (+0.7) over 200 m specialist Spearmon 10.27. Bube of Denmark won the 800 m in 1:46.01 and Rabah of Sudan the 400 m in 45.73.
200 m: Charonda Williams win (22.82, 0.0) surprised, olympic participants beaten.
400 m: Sanya remains unbeaten since early May 49.89 and world champ Montsho beats other olympic medalists in 50.03.
1500 m: Jamal 4:01.19 and M. Belete 4:01.72 season fastest for them. Fifth world champ Simpson 4:04.71 SB.
100mH: Harper over Wells 12.65 and 12.76 (+0.5) like in London. Jamaican BFH only 7th 12.96.
Steeple: The race of the evening Yulia Zaripova was on world record pace and won in world lead and meet record 9:05.02. It is also third fastest ever. Second Ghribi 9:10.36 and third PB for Diro Neda 9:14.07.
HJ: Chicherova confirmed her special position in current high jump scene. As only one cleared two meters and then tried twice at 206 and once even at 208.
PV: Cuban olympic silver holder Yarisley Silva with 470 clearance was the best. Oly winner Suhr no-heighted at 455.
LJ: London silver medalist Yelena Sokolova won with 682 over Belarus Mironchyk-Ivanova 675, but gold medalist Reese only 9th (623).
SP: Valerie Adams in her own class 20.26, that is also stadium record, but not meet as shot put was held in previous years out of the stadium.
DR: Perkovic after nice battle with Pishchalnikova meet record 68.77 over 66.85.
MIEDZYZDROJE (POL, Aug 17): At Komar and Slusarski Memorial Oleksandr Korchmyd of Ukraine won with 551 cm. Danuta Urbanik won the 800 m in 2:04.53. Krzysztof Zebrowski won the 2000 m in 5:07.30. Jakub Giza won the shot put (19.71) and Pawel Wojciechowski with Lukasz Michalski 520 in the pole vault.
EBERSTADT (GER, Aug 17): Former high jump star Carlo Tranhardt cleared during first day of Eberstadt High Jump meet new U55 world masters records 185 and 187 cm. Former mark from 2006 was 184 cm. Women U23 winner Isabel Pooley from Great Britain cleared 182 cm.