Schippers windy sub 11
MANCHESTER (GBR, May 20): The rain stayed away for the majority of the programme and the sprinters enjoyed a strong tailwind along Deansgate for the Great City Games in Manchester city centre on Friday evening. Dafne Schippers powered to victory in the 100m in 10.94 (2.7 m/s) ahead of Tianna Bartoletta (11.19) while super veteran Kim Collins powered to victory in the men’s 100m in 10.08 (3.2) ahead of Trayvon Bromell (10.14) and Chijindu Ujah (10.15). “My personal goal is to be the first over-40 under 10 seconds in the 100m and then retire,” said Collins. Tiffany Porter streaked away to win the 100m hurdles in 12.89 (2.2) ahead of Lucy Hatton (13.15), Ryan Wilson won the 110m hurdles in 13.62 (2.9) while Germany’s Laura Muller upset the Brits to win the 200m in 23.11 (3.6). Winners at unusual distances: Seb Rodgers in the 200m hurdles in 22.66 (no wind reading), Harry Aikines-Aryeetey 15.10 (4.8) in the 150m. Greg Rutherford won the long jump held in Albert Square with 8.20m (0.6). “I’ve opened the season better than I’ve opened before,” said Rutherford. Katie Nageotte cleared 4.50m to win the pole vault.