Runblogrun opines: Dafne Schippers started out the season on May 6 with a 10.83. Then, she ran 10.94 in Manchester on May 20 and 22.02 in Hengelo on May 23. At Pre, she ran 22.11 on May 28, and in Oslo, in a chilly wind, Dafne blew it open with a 21.93! As one fan emailed me: ” I can not wait to see Dafne Schippers when she rounds into shape for Rio!” Well said.
Schippers sub 22 in cold
OSLO (NOR, Jun 9): Two one mile World Leads were appopriate for Bislett Games tradition, the same goes for javelin top mark 2016 by German Rohler. But the very best result of the rather chilly evening was the 200 m sprint by Dutch Dafne Schippers after excellent curve running.
Event by event
100m – Andre De Grasse 10.07 ahead of Mike Rodgers in 10.09. Kim Collins was leading at 60m but pulled up with cramp.
Mile – Victory No.5 in the Dream Mile for Asbel Kiprop in 3:51.48 ahead of Elijah Manangoi (3:52.04).
5000m – Hagos Gebrhiwet produced a 1:53.14 last 800m to win in 13:07.71 ahead of Muktar Edris (13:08.11).
400m hurdles – Yasmani Copello won from the inside lane in 48.79 ahead of Javier Culson (48.99) and Michael Tinsley (49.02).
Triple jump – No big marks here. Alexis Copello’s 16.91m was enough for the win.
Pole vault – Renaud Lavillenie needed three attempts at his opening height of 5.65m but won the competition at 5.80m ahead of Shawn Barber (5.73m).
Shot put – Brilliant competition with Joe Kovacs going out to 21.51m and 22.01m in the fifth and sixth rounds. Konrad Bukowiecki set another world junior all-time best of 21.14m in second.
Javelin – Thomas Rohler improved his world-lead to 89.30m PB ahead of Johannes Vetter (87.11 PB) and Olympic champion Keshorn Walcott (86.35m). Julius Yego seventh in 80.90m.
200m – Dafne Schippers is back to her very best. Her 21.93 was a world-lead, meeting record and Diamond League record. Elaine Thompson 22.64 way back in second.
400m – Stephenie McPherson 51.04 for her first Diamond League win of the year.
Mile – No world record in cool and windy conditions but Faith Kipyegon ran a fast 4:18.60 world-lead ahead of Laura Muir (4:19.12) on her mile debut.
3000m steeplechase – Pacemakers missed their splits but Hyvin Kiyeng still ran a fast 9:09.57. There could be a post-Rio world record attempt.
100m hurdles – Brianna Rollins took advantage of Keni Harrison’s absence to claim victory in 12.56 by nearly two-tenths ahead of Dawn Harper-Nelson (12.75).
High jump – Conditions played a factor with Ruth Beitia the only jumper to clear 1.90m.
Long jump – Ivana Spanovic the class of the competition with the two best marks of the day: 6.79m, 6.94m. Nettey 6.68m and Proctor 6.67m in second and third.
Discus – Sandra Perkovic had the four best throws of the competition: 65.34m, 66.28m, 67.10, 64.10m. She is four from four in 2016.