Dafne Schippers, photo by PhotoRun.net
Schippers 11.12 in the 100 m
AMSTERDAM (NED, Sep 5): At the Flame Games, Dafne Schippers made her competitive homecoming after her medal winning exploits in Beijing with a win in the 100m. She clocked 11.12 (0.5), well ahead of Sherone Simpson of Jamaica (11.28) and Charonda Williams (11.30). Schippers also ran 11.21 (0.7) in the heats. In the heats of the men’s 100m, Qatar’s Femi Ogunode ran 9.97, but it was aided by a 3.0. Jamaican Julian Forte had a legal 1.8 behind him in clocking 10.11 to win the other heat ahead of Nesta Carter (10.13). In the final Femi Ogunode finished on top again, this time with 10.05 and a legal 0.8. Nesta Carter of Jamaica (10.12) and Ramon Gittens of Barbados (10.15) were next. 2014 world junior medallist Gudaf Tsegay ran 4:09.24 to win the women’s 1500m, in which the last athlete at 500m, 700m, 900m and 1100m must drop out. Poland’s world finalist Angelika Cichocka ran 4:10.69 for second. Novlene Williams Mills of Jamaica clocked 52.12 to win the women’s 400m over Russia’s Yekaterina Renzhina 52.90. American 400m hurdles specialist Georganne Moline ran 53.16 for 4th, her compatriot Tiffany Williams was disqualified. World junior champion Alfred Kipketer won the 600m in 1:15.60 over Ireland’s Mark English, who improved his national record to 1:15.71, and fellow Kenyans Nicholas Kipkoech (1:15.87) and Robert Biwott (1:15.91). Kristi Castlin of the USA (13.04, 1.9) finished ahead of Great Britain’s Lucy Hatton (13.09) and Dutch heptathlon talent Nadine Visser (13.21), in the 100mH. Shane Braithwaite clocked 13.57 (-0.6) to win the men’s high hurdles race; former world champion Jason Richardson ran 13.73 for third. Lisa Ryzih of Germany won the pole vault on countback over the USA’s Mary Saxer, both cleared 4.20.
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