Powell 9.87, Van Niekerk 19.94 NR, Molitor 66.40 EL
LUZERN (SUI, Jul 14): Top results at the Spitzenleichtathletik meeting (EA Classic) in nice summer evening before capacity crowd. Three meet records (men 3000 m and women 200 m with javelin) have been registered. On the men side Asafa Powell clocked his 89th legal sub 10 time with 9.87 (0.0) in the 100 m and missed the meet record of Yohan Blake from 2012 by only 0.02. Behind him other Jamaicans Nesta Carter 10.06, Kemar Bailey-Cole 10.10 and British champ Chijindu Ujah 10.13. In the B-race Jak Ali Harvey who runs for Turkey won in 10.15 (+0.8) over returning Yohan Blake 10.20. Fast also the 200 m where in the B-race South African 400 m specialist Wayde Van Niekerk clocked impressive national record 19.94 (0.0) from outside lane. Here second Alonso Edward from Panama 20.03 and Japanese Kenji Fujimitsu 20.13 PB. In the top race Anaso Jobodwana got another South African win in 20.12 (+0.5) but lost his NR just some minutes ago. Second Dedric Dukes 20.27 ahead of Briton Danny Talbot 20.30 PB and Beijing qualifier. In the 3000 m meet record for Lopez Lomong 7:42.19 ahead of Bernard Lagat who clocked masters WR for 40+ category 7:42.75. 2011 World champ Jason Richardson topped the hurdles in 13.25 (+1.1) ahead of Ronnie Ash 13.36 and World qualifier for Lawrence Clarke 13.39. In the 400 m hurdles new Bahamian record for Jeff Gibson 48.77 ahead of Jamaican Annsert Whyte 48.95 and US Jeshua Anderson 49.05. Qatari Abdulrahman Balla won the 800 m in 1:46.91 and in discus Germans dominated, Martin Wierig 63.85 over Christoph Harting 63.18. In women sprints great shape by US Charonda Williams. She won the 100 m in 11.14 (0.0) and 200 m in meet record and PB of 22.32 (+0.8). In short sprint second Natasha Morrison 11.17 over Barbara Pierre 11.19 and Swiss Mujinga Kambundji 11.26 season best and German Verena Sailer 11.31 (11.20 for her in earlier race +1.1). In the 200 m second Veronica Campbell-Brown 22.61 just ahead of Tiffany Townsend 22.62 (she won earlier the other 100 m race in 11.19 +1.0). In the 400 m Stephanie Ann McPherson won for Jamaica 50.50 but second hurdles specialist Kemi Adekoya clocked national record for Bahrain 50.86 over Christine Day 51.57. Queen Harrison won the stronger hurdles race 12.62 (+0.3) ahead of Sharika Nelvis 12.72 and Lolo Jones 12.84. In first race Brianna Rollins 12.66 (+0.3). Czech Denisa Rosolova dominated the 400 m hurdles in outside lane 55.52 ahead of home Lea Sprunger 56.16. But home win in 800 m for Selina Buchel 1:59.21 beating Chanelle Price 1:59.24, Canadian Melissa Bishop 1:59.52 PB and Briton Lynsey Sharp 1:59.72 season best. Sandi Morris cleared 471 in second attempt and won the pole vault over Nicole Buchler 460 and Lisa Ryzih 450. Katharina Molitor showed impressive shape in javelin with two personal best throws 65.40 in first and 66.40 in last throw. That is also a meet record, European lead 2015 and fourth best in the World 2015. Behind her fellow Germans Linda Stahl 64.65 and Christine Obergfoll 59.51. Valerie Adams won in her second start since surgery in 18.73 just 2 cm over Cleopatra Borel 18.71. US Funmi Jimoh topped long jump 653 (0.0).
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