Kemar Bailey-Cole, the 100 meter commonwealth Champion, and winner of the Zurich Weltklasse 100 meters, kept his winning streak going with his win in Zagreb on 2 September!
RAIN WAS AGAINST, STILL 10.07 IN THE 100 M
ZAGREB (CRO, Sep 2): The 64th Hanzekovic Memorial (IAAF World Challenge) was depleted by bad weather, cold and rain during the whole meet. Home stars in technical events delivered but could not do more due to conditions. Sandra Perkovic won the discus with 65.09 over rest of European podium Shanice Craft 61.15 and Melina Robert-Michon 60.75. Also in high jump top three in order Ana Simic, Blanka Vlasic and Kamila Licwinko cleared 193, but 196 was too much. In the final 100 m highlight in close duel Kemar Bailey-Cole remains unbeaten since Glasgow Diamond League B-race and beat Asafa Powell, both 10.07 (-0.7) with third Mike Rodgers 10.10. In memorial event European champion Sergey Shubenkov won in 13.39 (-0.8) over Orlando Ortega 13.42 and Ronnie Ash 13.52 with Aries Merritt 13.58. Good 1500 m winner was US Brenda Martinez in 4:05.46 over Renata Plis of Poland 4:05.89 and steeple specialist Habiba Ghribi of Tunisia with national record 4:06.38. Lawrence Kemboi won the steeple in personal best 8:19.59 with Gilbert Kirui second 8:20.46 and another Kenyan win for Ferguson Rotich in the 800 m 1:45.76. Eurowinner Martyn Rooney in 45.49 topped in the 400 m African champion Isaac Makwala of Botswana 45.60 and US Champion Gil Roberts 45.77. French Myriam Soumare in 22.75 (-0.4) won the 200 m ahead of US Jo Atkins 22.99 and British Jodie Williams 23.09. Nia Ali topped the hurdles in 12.92 (-0.8) ahead of Alina Talay of Belarus 12.98 and European champion Tiffany Porter 13.01. In the not favorable conditions good javelin by Euro bronze winner Tero Pitkamaki 84.72 ahead of Diamond Race winner Thomas Rohler 82.69. Surprise long jump winner Alina Rotaru 656 (-0.4) over Ivana Spanovic 655, Erica Jarder 636 and Darya Klishina also 636, Olympic winner Brittney Reese 7th (611). Cuban Alexis Copello won the triple 16.66 (0.0) over Romanian Marian Oprea 16.59 (-0.3).