Caterine Ibarguen leaped 15.04m to win, Doha 2016, photo by PhotoRun.net
Ibarguen beats Rojas in top duel
DOHA (QAT, May 6): Great start of 7th IAAF Diamond League with World leads in 12 out of 16 main events. Also four meet records (200 men, 100 m, pole vault, triple) and one Diamond League record equaled in women pole vault. TV Broadcast selected as performance of the day the 483 by Sandi Morris in pole vault. Also 15.04 in triple jump ties the third best ever in the series and ties second best ever in May. Best male result the 13.05 by Omar McLeod despite technical mistakes. BowieÂ´s 10.80 is the fastest so early in the year as May 6 but not fastest of May. Surprise of the day the improvement of US Ameer Webb in the 200 m and on the negative side only 7th position for Mutaz Essa Barshim on home ground in high jump.
200 m: Webb beat them all with 19.85 (+1.9) MR and PB.
400 m: L. Merritt was the clear winner in good 44.41 but youngsters Cedenio and Haroun were coming close to him at the end.
1500 m: King Kiprop ruled with expected WL 3:32.15.
Steeple: C. Kipruto sent his warning towards other countrymen in 8:05.13. Kemboi was not in shape.
110mH: McLeod made some mistakes but 13.05 was still another WL for him (+1.4). Parchment 13.10 and Ortega Spanish record 13.12 were close.
HJ: Kynard as only one managed 233 WL, overall possibly more over 230 were expected.
TJ: Taylor topped the competition with two World leads 17.19 and 17.23 (+1.4 and +0.3).
DT: Drama in last series, Malachowski 68.03 WL over Milanov 67.26 NR.
100 m: Bowie kept her lead and equaled PB 10.80 (+0.7) over Schippers 10.83 (just 0.02 behind her NR) and VCB 10.91.
800 m: Semenya did what she need for win and WL (1:58.26). Alemu was trying, her reward Ethiopian junior record 1:59.14 and she beat World champ Sum (1:59.74).
3000 m: Ayana was on her way for first non-Chinese outdoor sub 8:20, but remained alone with 8:23.11 WL. 3 under 8:30, 7 under 8:40, 11 under 8:50.
400mH: Doyle (formerly Child) was the only European winner in running events in 54.53 WL in first race since September 2015.
PV: Morris on her way to 5 m. This time 483, WL, MR, and equaled DLR. Surprise Swiss record by Buchler 478.
TJ: Great battle between Ibarguen and Rojas, WL and MR switched for several times. At the end Ibarguen remains unbeaten in 32 finals with 15.04 (+1.5) WL and MR. Second Rojas windy 14.92 and legal 14.79 NR.
SP: Brooks improved to 19.49 PB, Marton 2nd and Dereli third Turkish record 18.57.
JT: Viljoen had four throws better than the 2nd placer with 65.14 from first round as the top one.
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