5 MÃ¤gi , Rasmus EST 50.42 <
6 Cato , Roxroy JAM 51.09
7 SÃ¡nchez , Felix DOM 51.68
8 Olson , Petter SWE 52.62
The 400 meter hurdles is a highly competitive event with great competitors. In this race, Tinsley, Culson and Gordon came off the turn together, with Culson having a bit of a lead. Michael Tinsley, as is his way, came alive after the ninth hurdle and won the race chasing down Javier Culson after the final hurdle!
Michael Tinsley ran down Javier Culson and took the win in 49.60. Behind him were Culson, Gordon and Fredericks
Pole Vault – Men
Just a bad day for Renaud, photo by PhotoRun.net
1 FilippÃdis , KonstadÃnos GRE 5.60 4
2 Lisek , Piotr POL 5.60 2
3 Xue , Changrui CHN 5.60 1
4 SvÃ¤rd Jacobsson , Melker SWE 5.45
5 Wojciechowski , Pawel POL 5.30
de Oliveira , Augusto BRA NM
Hollis , Mark USA NM
Kudlicka , Jan CZE NM
Lavillenie , Renaud FRA NM
MÃ©naldo , KÃ©vin FRA NM
Strange conditions caused some issues here. Windy, cold and it was just not Renaud Lavillenie’s day. Lavillenie came in at 5.60 meters, and missed all three times. I had watched him during his warm up and the king of the pole vault was not happy.
” The pole slipped in my hands and I was a bit scared.” noted Renaud Lavillenie after the event. ” I tried my best, and unfortunately, it was not good. I will go home and rest and try to return to my best.” noted Lavillenie.
Filippidis Konstandinos won the pole vault at 5.60m. Piotr Lisek was second at 5.60m, and Chagrui Xue took third in 5.60m as well.
Long Jump – Men
Jeff Henderson, photo by PhotoRun.net
1 Mokoena , Godfrey Khotso RSA 8.09 4 +1.2
2 Gaisah , Ignisious NED 8.04 2 +0.8
3 TornÃ©us , Michel SWE 8.03 1 +0.6
4 Visser , Zarck RSA 7.98 +2.2
5 Li , Jinzhe CHN 7.94 -0.2
6 Halmela , Arttu FIN 7.92 +2.0
7 da Silva , Mauro Vinicius BRA 7.88 +1.3
8 Henderson , Jeff USA 7.78 +0.3
9 Hartfield , Mike USA 7.54 +1.2
Wittlock , Alexander SWE NM
Godfrey Khotso Mokoena won the
long jump here on a 8.09 meters, with only two other men over eight meters. Jeff Henderson, USA, finished eighth, just not getting close enough to the plasticene to get some long jumps.
Shot Put – Men
Reese Hoffa, photo by PhotoRun.net
1 Hoffa , Reese USA 21.06 4
2 Walsh , Tomas NZL 20.79 2
3 Storl , David GER 20.77 1
4 Kovacs , Joe USA 20.67
5 Richards , O’Dayne JAM 20.46
6 Whiting , Ryan USA 20.39
7 Cantwell , Christian USA 20.38
8 Vivas , Borja ESP 20.02
9 Majewski , Tomasz POL 19.79
10 Arrhenius , Leif SWE 19.01
A nice shot put competition. Reese Hoffa took the lead with his first round of 20.71m. In the third round, David Storl, GER, just off his European gold, threw 20.77m, and that held for the fourth round and in round five, Reese Hoffa connected and threw 21.06m to go into first. In the sixth round, Tomas Walsh put it all together, and threw 20.79m, taking second and putting David Storl in a place he has little experience with: third place.
“Well that was nerve wracking,” noted a smiling Reese Hoffa. ” I love throwing here. I think that it shows that I am really old since everybody seems to know who I am. They take care of me here!
Javelin Throw – Men
Antti Ruuskanen, photo by PhotoRun.net
1 Ruuskanen , Antti FIN 87.24 4
2 RÃ¶hler , Thomas GER 85.12 2
3 PitkÃ¤mÃ¤ki , Tero FIN 84.73 1
4 Yego , Julius KEN 84.67
5 El Sayed , Ihab Abdelrahman EGY 84.58
6 Walcott , Keshorn TTO 84.27
7 Mannio , Ari FIN 79.99
8 Hofmann , Andreas GER 77.67
9 VeselÃ½ , VÃtezslav CZE 76.42
An excellent javelin competition. The best competition of the year so far! Antti Ruuskanen, who, just off the European champs, just took three throws and his 87.24m put a gasp in the throats of many fans in Stockholm. Thomas Rohler, GER, was second in 85.12m, with Tero Pitamaki, FIN, who had some difficulties with his technique, at 84.73m for third. Julius Yego, KEN, the CG champion, was fourth in 84.73m. In fifth, Ihab Abelrahman El Sayad, EGY, the longest thrower of year, threw 84.58m. Keshorn Walcott, the Olympic champion and CG silver medalist threw 84.27m. Six over 84 meters! Remarkable.
Antti Ruuskanen commented: ” I went back to Finland to celebrate my gold medal at the European Championships and I am happy again today! I felt good but had some problems with my shoulder, so I only took three throws. To play it safe! I will compete again in Zurich, which is now my favorite stadium as I took the gold medal there!
200 Metres – Women &
nbsp; Wind: +0.4 m/s
Allyson Felix and Tori Bowie duel over 200 meters, photo by PhotoRun.net
1 Felix , Allyson USA 22.85 4
2 Bowie , Tori USA 22.91 2
3 Atkins , Joanna USA 23.19 1
4 Tarmoh , Jeneba USA 23.29
5 Stuy , Khrystyna UKR 23.53
6 Calvert , Schillonie JAM 23.57
7 Ekelund , IrÃ©ne SWE 23.61
8 Latvala , Hanna-Maari FIN 23.76
In a season where Allyson Felix has been catching up a bit, Tori Bowie has had a nice series of victories. Those ended in Stockholm. As Felix and Bowie came down the final straight, Bowie was just in front of Felix. Note to Ms. Bowie: Allyson Felix will run down god in the final straight, so you must have a few meters to keep that kick in tow. In a brisk, cool evening, Allyson Felix just ran down Tori Bowie and won, 22.85 to 22.91! A great race!
400 Metres – Women
Novlene Williams-Mills, photo by PhotoRun.net
1 Williams-Mills , Novlene JAM 50.09 4
2 Richards-Ross , Sanya USA 50.27 2
3 McCorory , Francena USA 50.65 1
4 McPherson , Stephenie Ann JAM 51.01
5 Day , Christine JAM 52.03
6 Hastings , Natasha USA 52.04
7 Terrero , Indira ESP 52.70
8 Moraiti , Elin SWE 54.95
This was pretty evenly matched in the 400 meters. As Williams-Mills, Richards-Ross and McCorory and McPherson came off the turn, Richards-Ross and Williams-Mills were together. Novlene Williams Mills went for it and just went by Richards-Ross.
For Novlene Williams-Mills, there was a special focus for this race: ” A great friend just died and four years ago, my sister died, so there was alot of emotion coming out of this race. I dedicate this race to them.”
1500 Metres – Women
Jennifer Simpson on the move, photo by PhotoRun.net
1 Simpson , Jennifer USA 4:00.38 4
2 Dibaba , Genzebe ETH 4:01.00 2
3 Hassan , Sifan NED 4:01.62 1
4 Rowbury , Shannon USA 4:02.96
5 Kibiwot , Viola Jelagat KEN 4:04.17
6 Muir , Laura GBR 4:04.71
7 Bahta , Meraf SWE 4:05.39
8 Martinez , Brenda USA 4:07.40
9 Plis , Renata POL 4:07.72
10 Aregawi , Abeba SWE 4:07.75
11 Embaye , Axumawit ETH 4:08.30
12 Tsegay , Gudaf ETH 4:08.34
13 MÃ¥kestad Bovim , Ingvill NOR 4:10.97
14 Weightman , Laura GBR 4:14.92
Tverdostup , Tamara UKR DNF
In the second 1,500 meter race of year where the key players were all there, this race may have been the finest event of the night.
The pace was as brisk as the weather: 62.17 for the 400 meters, and then, Genzebe Dibaba took off, hitting the 800 meters in 2:05.85 with Jenny Simpson, Sifan Hassan and others chasing for dear life. Dibaba was not finished, as she hit the 1100 meters in 2:54 and the 1200 meters in 3:06.
Dibaba was flying, but physics notes that all things must slow down at some time, and as Dibaba came off the final turn, she was still in the lead, and running slower and slower. Her 3:54 pace was now four minute pace.
Jenny Simpson and Sifan Hassan were just churning up the track and as the final fifty meters came, Simpson figured out that she could win. ” I felt like I was really slowing down those final fifty meters, but that is not what it looked like on TV!” is how Jenny Simpson spoke to us about the race on Friday morning after her morning shake out run.
Jenny Simpson went by Hissan with twenty meters to go. Her accelerations kept her going and she flew by Dibaba, winning the biggest race of the year. Obviously, this race is the biggest win for Simpson since her 2011 World Champs victory.
3000 Metres Steeplechase – Women
Emma Coburn, photo by PHotoRun.net
1 Ayalew , Hiwot ETH 9:17.04 4
2 Ghribi , Habiba TUN 9:18.39 2
3 Coburn , Emma USA 9:20.31 1
4 Assefa , Sofia ETH 9:22.02
5 Jepkemoi , Hyvin Kiyeng KEN 9:24.03
6 Kudzelich , Sviatlana BLR 9:30.54
7 Elouali Alami , Salima MAR 9:32.53
8 Higginson , Ashley USA 9:33.89
9 Fougberg , Charlotta SWE 9:35.74
10 Chepkurui , Lidya KEN 9:36.67
11 Diro , Etenesh ETH 9:40.84
12 Adamu , Birtukan ETH 9:50.60
13 Desalegn , Betlhem UAE 9:53.19
14 LaCaze , Genevieve AUS 10:05.43
Fente , Birtukan ETH DNF
An example of the starting issues in Stockholm are that the steeplechase had a false start. The field here, again, superb, included Hiwot Ayalew, the winner of Paris and Glasgow was there. Emma Coburn, who followed Ayalew in both races, and had the AR, was there. Ashley Higginson, the second place American from the US champs, and Charlotta Fougberg, the European silver medalist in the steeplechase was also there.
The pace was moderate: 3:03, the second kilometer, lead by Coburn, was hit in 9:15. At just over seven minutes into the race, Ayalew took the lead, with Ghribi on her shoulder. Coburn quickly dropped back, about five meters as Ghribi tried to steal the race from Ayalew.
Ghribi took the lead, but Hiwot Ayalew went by, and took the lead once and for all just over the last hurdle. Winning in 9:18, Ayalew let a smile of satisfaction come over her face!
100 Metres Hurdles – Women
Queen Harrison, photo by PhotoRun.net
Wind: +1.4 m/s
1 Harrison , Queen USA 12.66 4
2 Ali , Nia USA 12.96 2
3 Harper Nelson , Dawn USA 12.99 1
4 Roleder , Cindy GER 13.00
5 Talay , Alina BLR 13.07
6 Hildebrand , Nadine GER 13.20
Pearson , Sally AUS DQ
Billaud , Cindy FRA DNF
This race was a mess. The false start threw Sally Pearson out of the race. In this race, as Queen Harrison went to the lead, Dawn Harper Nelson and Cindy Billaud, the Euro silver medalist nearly collided, as Billaud went down hard.
Queen Harrison took the win in 12.66 with Nia Ali in 12.96 in second and Dawn Harper Nelson, the Olympic champion, in third, and Cindy Roleder, GER, in fourth, ran 13.00.
High Jump – Women
Airine Palsyte, photo by PhotoRun.net
1 Kuchina , Maria RUS 1.94 4
2 PalÅ¡ytÃ© , AirinÃ© LTU 1.94 2
3 Beitia , Ruth ESP 1.90 1
3 Å imic , Ana CRO 1.90 1
5 Trost , Alessia ITA 1.90
6 Angelsen , Tonje NOR 1.85
6 Kasprzycka , Justyna POL 1.85
8 Green , Emma SWE 1.85
8 Jungfleisch , Marie-Laurence GER 1.85
10 Okuneva , Oksana UKR 1.80
Maria Kuchina won here in 1.94m, with Airine Palsyte, LTU, also at 1.94. Ruth Beitia, ESP, the European Champion, was third in 1.90m. Maria Kuchina spoke for everyone as she said, ” I was a good night, but it was very cold. I was happy to win.
Long Jump – Women
Tianna Bartoletta, photo by PhotoRun.net
1 Bartoletta , Tianna USA 6.98 4 +2.3
2 Lesueur , Ã‰loyse FRA 6.94 2 +2.6
3 Å panovic , Ivana SRB 6.61 1 +1.4
4 Reese , Brittney USA 6.60 +0.4
5 Jarder , Erica SWE 6.53 +1.4
6 Mihambo , Malaika GER
7 Grabuste , Aiga LAT 6.48 +1.8
8 Klishina , Darya RUS 6.28 +1.6
9 Moguenara-Taroum , Sostene GER 6.24 -0.4
10 Jimoh , Funmi USA 6.10 +0.9
This was a terrific battle. Eloyse Lesueur, fresh off her European win, threw out a 6.94m jump. It lead until the sixth round, when Tianna Bartoletta, fresh from some great training with her coach, Loren Seagrave, put it all together and leaped 6.98 meters!
Ivana Spanovic was third in 6.61m. Brittney Reese, working on some new technical things to her jumping, finished fourth in 6.60m.
Discus Throw – Women
Sandra Perkovic, photo by PhotoRun.net
1 Perkovic , Sandra CRO 66.74 4
2 Samuels , Dani AUS 65.70 2
3 Lewis-Smallwood , Gia USA 65.21 1
4 Robert-Michon , MÃ©lina FRA 63.79
5 Craft , Shanice GER 63.56
6 Fischer , Julia GER 62.28
7 RÃ¼h , Anna GER 60.48
8 KÃ¤mÃ¤rÃ¤inen , Sanna FIN 58.63
9 Larsson , Sofia SWE 53.20
10 Viberg , Julia SWE 49.12
Dani Samuels, photo by PhotoRun.net
What to you say about the discus? Dani Samuels threw 65.70m for second, Gia Lewis-Smallwood threw 65.21 for third and Melina Robert-Michon threw 63.79m for fourth.
Sandra Perkovic, coming from behind, but, off her monstrous 70.18 meter PB in the Europeans, just blasted a 66.74m to win the discus and her Diamond League title.