CHORZOW (POL, Aug 6): Shelly-Ann Fraser Pryce produced at the end of Polish debut within Wanda Diamond League excellent World lead 10.66 in the 100 m. Packed Slaski Stadium (27 819, free entry) saw 8 meeting records, 1 Diamond League record, and 3 national records. The 13th edition of Kamila Skolimowska Memorial, which filled the place of Chinese Meetings in the top one-day meeting series, ended as a huge success. Mondo Duplantis with 610 clearance was another top highlight. Shericka Jackson and Alison dos Santos were other dominant winners at a meeting that also saw some surprises. Like Gudaf Tsegay beaten in the 1500 m or Yaroslava Mahuchikh in the high jump. The days before the meet, excellent summer weather changed on Saturday to 18-20 degrees level and midday rain.
Event by event short reviews
100m: Trayvon Bromell stormed through for a 9.95 (-0.7) win over Marvin Bracy (10.00-991) and Ackeem Blake (10.00-996).
400m: Michael Norman dominated with a meeting record of 44.11, with Kirani James (44.56) and Bryce Deadmon (44.68) second and third.
800m (non-DL): Emmanuel Korir came through with a great finish to win in 1:45.72. Ferguson Rotich was second in 1:45.76, and Tony van Diepen third with 1:45.80.
400m hurdles: Alison dos Santos claimed his fifth Diamond League win of the year with a meeting record of 47.80 as Khalifah Rosser was second with 48.30.
Pole vault (non-DL): Great meeting record and the eighth best ever outdoors (6.10m) for Armand Duplantis, who didn’t attempt any higher. He also delivered excellent six meters clearance in post-rain conditions before.
Long jump: Militiadis Tentoglou jumped a meeting record 8.13 in the fifth round for his third DL win of the year. Steffin McCarter was second with 8.09m.
Triple jump: Andy Diaz-Hernandez, who lives and trains in Italy, went out to 17.53m in the second round, and Pedro Pichardo came closest with 17.29m, with Zhu Yaming at 17.25.
Shot (non-DL): Joe Kovacs won with 21.79 over Tom Walsh, who just arrived on time from Birmingham at 21.70.
Javelin: Jakub Vadlejch needed 86.68m for the win, with Julian Weber second on 84.94m.
Hammer (non-DL): Pawel Fajdek made home fans happy with 81.27 DL record. Wojciech Nowicki second 79.19.
100m (non-DL): Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce was a class apart as she shaved a hundredth from her world lead with 10.66 (+0.5). Aleia Hobbs was next with 10.94, and Marie-Jose Ta Lou third with 11.00. And it was not hot at all.
200m: Shericka Jackson dominated the race as she clocked 21.84, with Shaunae Miller-Uibo second (22.35, from lane 9) and Jenna Prandini (22.39) well back.
400m: Femke Bol broke Lieke Klaver’s recent Dutch record with 49.75 (also meet record) to win over Natalia Kaczmarek, who also set a PB (49.86).
800m: Ajee Wilson came through late to win with 1:58.28 from Sage Hurta’s 1:58.40 and Anita Horvat’s PB of 1:58.96.
1500m: Diribe Welteji sprang a surprise over Gudaf Tsegay, going away in the home straight for a win in meeting record and PB of 3:56.91. Tsegay clocked 3:58.18 with pacemaker Hirut Mieshesha staying in for third in 4:00.93.
3000m: Sifan Hassan showed better form with a win, although talk of a European record was soon forgotten, the time being 8:39.27. Ejgayehu Taye 8:40.14 and Margaret Kipkemboi 8:41.96 were second and third.
100m hurdles (non-DL): Jasmine Camacho-Quinn edged out Kendra Harrison 12.34 (meet rec, +0.8) to 12.37. Tia Jones and Pia Skryzyszowska set PBs of 12.49 and 12.51 in third and fourth. For Polish athletes also a European U23 record.
High jump: Safina Sadullayeva was the surprise winner with 1.92m, a height matched by Yaroslava Mahuchikh in second.
Shot: Chase Ealey maintained her unbeaten streak this summer with 20.38m (meeting rec), well ahead of Jessica Schilder, who set an NR of 19.84. Sarah Mitton was third with 19.44m. Swedish Fanny Roos 19.42 in fourth was an NR.
Hammer (non-DL): Brooke Andersen won with 75.76m to overtake compatriot Janee’ Kassanavoid (74.89m) in the last round.
Javelin: Haruka Kitaguchi moved from fourth to first with her last-round season’s best 65.10m, which overcame Barbora Spotakova, showing good form in her first competition since June with 62.29m.