James 43.74, Gatlin 9.80
LAUSANNE (SUI, Jul 3): Excellent evening at Athletissima before capacity crowd with 3 world leads, 3 European leads, 1 meet record and Swiss national 4×100 m record. Surprise of the day was Yohan Blake 6th in the 200 m, also new Kenyan name winning the 1500 m and Ukrainian double in men high jump. Lavillenie, Sum and Adams won as only ones all four meets so far in their events.
Event by event
100 m (non-DL): No questions. Gatlin another WL 9.80, remains unbeaten 2014 (+0.1, tied his second best of career). Gay after one year no racing respectable 9.93 and for first time legal 3 athletes sub 10 in one race this year (Rodgers 9.98). Overall fourth fastest was Dasaolu 10.03 from B-race in his outdoor debut.
200 m: Second fastest of the year for Edward 19.84 (+1.2) in fast finish over Ashmeade 20.06, Lemaitre 20.11 EL and van Niekerk 20.19 PB. Blake only 6th 20.48.
400 m: The duel of the evening brought for James 43.74 Area record, DL record and best non-US time ever at the distance. Second Merritt 43.92, he tied his 3rd best career mark. Third Al-Masrahi Asian record 44.43 and fourth Ch. Brown masters 35+ WR 44.59.
1500 m: Remember: Ronald Kwemoi in his first ever European race won in 4th junior all-time mark 3:31.48 and beat the whole group of experienced runners. Ingebrigtsen as 9th NR 3:33.68.
Steeple: Birech remains unbeaten in last races after 8:03.34, Conseslus Kipruto started his season with 8:11.93 as second.
110mH: PML 13.06 (+0.4) PB and EL, 2nd fastest of the year. In close race Shubenkov 13.13 and Riley with Oliver 13.23 followed him.
400mH: Culson continues ruling 48.32, fast closing Tinsley 48.40.
HJ: Kynard had clean vest as only one after 232, but then went out at 235 and was 6th. Drouin 235 fifth, Barshim 238 4th, Ukhov is back and 238 3rd and good tries at 242, big suprise Protsenko 240 (three PBÂ´s 235, 238, 240) second and Bondarenko beat him on count back with 240 in second try. Then attempts at 246. It was weird as Bondarenko needed three attempts at his opener 229 and Barshim also three attempts at 229. Best marks ever for positions 5 and 4. Protsenko is 16th over 240 ever in or out.
PV: Lavillenie continues unbeaten with 587 win and tries at would-be WL and MR 593.
LJ: New top names is here Henderson after US title another win 831 (+1.3). Rutherford had the best average with four jumps over 810, best 819 (+1.1).
DT: Malachowski as expected 66.63 but Cuban Fernandez was with his PB 66.50 unexpectedly close.
800 m: Sum remains unbeaten, here she improved to her fastest of the season and 2nd best in the World 1:58.48. Poistogova as expected second 1:58.79, third Ethiopian junior
Assefa 1:59.24 PB.
3000 m: Tactical race had Cherono beating Genzebe 8:50.24 to 8:50.81.
TJ: Ibarguen remains unbeaten since London Games, here equaled her own WL from Ponce 14.87 (+1.5). Koneva clear 2nd 14.67 (+0.3).
SP: Adams her second best of the year 20.42, but the event ended in fifth round due to damaged board in the circle. Her 51st win in a row.
JT: All valid throws of Spotakova enough to win, the best 66.72. Behind her Ratej 64.63, Mickle 64.20 and WL holder Stahl 63.20.
4×100 m: Great Dutch record, European lead and only one meet record of the evening 42.40 over Germany 42.63 and Swiss record 42.94 just edging GBR 42.96. That was quality worth of European final.