Andre De Grasse tops field in 200m at Diamond League

Cheryl Sanders
July 17, 2017

"This is a race to tune for the world championships and it looked pretty well, even if I'm not used to the hot weather here".

Ivorian Ben Youssef Meite was second in 10.01, while another Britain, Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake, was some way off the pace in third in a time of 10.18.

"I hope I can do something very special in London", ventured Ujah ahead of his clash with Jamaican sprint legend Usain Bolt next month.

Thompson's time of 10.87 was an improvement on her run in London last weekend by 0.07, and more success for the double Olympic champion, who has focused only on this distance in 2017.

American Ameer Webb took second in 20.18 with Briton Zharnel Hughes third in 20.22.

"I am confident that I will be ready (for World Champs) and I will be going to Germany to see my doctor for some assessment on the groin", he said.

The 22-year-old has won four consecutive Diamond League races, capturing the 200 in Rome, and the 100 in Oslo and Stockholm.

Meanwhile, Zuzana Hejnova (54.22) won the women's 400m hurdles, Caterine Ibarguen (14.51m) claimed the women's triple jump title on the night, while Barbora Spotakova (63.73m) impressed in the women's javelin.

Botswana's Nijel Amos, who has recovered from injuries to hit top form in the last month with Diamond League 800m victories in Paris and London, maintained his pre-eminence as he won in 1:43.91 in front of Kenya's Kipyegon Bett, who clocked 1:44.28, and Donovan Brazier of the United States, who clocked 1:44.62.

Moroccan athletes continued to have a good night in front of their home crowd, as Soufiane Elbakkali (8:05.12) powered to victory in front of Kenyan duo Jairus Kipchoge Birech (8:10.91) and Amos Kirui (8:12.18) in the men's 3000m steeplechase.

Jamaica's World Championships and Olympic Games 400m bronze medallist Shericka Jackson and veteran Novlene Williams-Mills will be severely tested by Olympic champion Shanaue Miller-Uibo of The Bahamas and South African 800m champion Caster Semenya, who will be stepping down to the quarter-mile today.

I will just have to replicate my race plans in training. Poland's Pawel Wojciechowski won with a jump of 5.85.

The world championships in London run from August 4 to August 13.

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