Christian Taylor, photo by PhotoRun.net
Taylor 17.59 in rain
STOCKHOLM (SWE, Jun 16): The Bauhaus Galan suffered with rain and cold weather. One meet record was registered in women steeple, top mark in wet conditions by Taylor in triple jump. Also results of Spanovic and Perkovic in the given conditions must be credited. Sensation of the evening, David Rudisha only fourth in the 800 m. Ethiopian Olympic selection process continued with Jeilan winning the 5000 m.
Event by event
100m: Jak Ali Harvey clocked 10.18 a week after going sub-10 in Turkey and after some mess with false starts.
800m: Ferguson Rotich maintained his good DL form with victory in 1:45.07. David Rudisha only fourth in 1:45.69.
5000m: Surprise win for former world 10,000m champion Ibrahim Jeilan in a 13:03.22 PB ahead of Yomif Kejelcha (13:03.66) and Muktar Edris (13:05.54).
400m hurdles: After a poor run in Lucerne, Javier Culson returned with victory in 49.43. Michael Tinsley was a DNF while Bershawn Jackson was a DQ.
Triple jump: Christian Taylor posted an impressive 17.59m in poor conditions. Nobody else surpassed 17m. Possibly the male result of the meet.
Pole vault: Renaud Lavillenie nearly no-heighted at 5.65m but cleared it on his third attempt before sealing the win at 5.73m ahead of world champion Shawn Barber.
Javelin: Ihab Abdelrahman went out to 86.00m to beat world-leader Thomas Rohler (85.89m) and world champion Julius Yego (83.09m).
200m: World finalist Dina Asher-Smith clocked 22.75 in her first 200m race of the year.
400m: Novlene Williams-Mills clocked a modest 52.29 for the victory.
1500m: Surprise 1500m win for Angelika Cichocka (4:03.25) in a messy race ahead of home favourite Meraf Bahta (4:04.37). Only then Africans followed.
3000m steeplechase: Ruth Jebet passed through the first kilometre under world record pace in 2:58 but tired in the last two laps. Her time of 9:08.37 was still a meeting record.
100m hurdles: No fast times tonight but Keni Harrison won again in 12.66. Susanna Kallur clocked 13.00 in fifth in her first hurdles race since 2010.
Discus: Sandra Perkovic had the four best throws of the competition: 66.11m, 65.44m, 68.32m, 67.26m. She remains unbeaten this year.
Long jump: Ivana Spanovic turned the tables on Brittney Reese with 6.90m but Reese came close in the last round with 6.88m.
High jump: Poor conditions affected the competition. Ruth Beitia was the only jumper to clear 1.93m.