Omar McLeod and Tajay Gayle were the only two Jamaican winners at the Shanghai Diamond League on Saturday (18 May).
McLeod won the men’s 110m hurdles in 13.12s ahead of Chinese Wenjun Xie 13.17s.
Gayle won the men’s long jump with 8.24m. Chinese Jianan Wang was second with 8.16m while Demar Forbes had no mark.
Abderrahman Samba of Qutar topped the men’s 400m hurdles in 47.27, beating Rai Benjamin of USA, 47.80s.
In the women’s 100m dash, Olympic Games sprint double champion, Elaine Thompson, in her first 100m of the season, was 3rd in 11.14.
“Season Opener in the bag for 3rd in 11.14 seconds. On to the next one as I improve my execution,” Thompson wrote on Social media.
Aleia Hobbes of USA won the event in 11.03 ahead of Blessing Okagbare 11.07 while Michelle-Lee Ahye (TTO) was 7th in 11.23.
Stephenie-Ann McPherson (JAM), 51.39 finished 4th in the women’s 400m, which was won by Salwa Eid Naser of Bahrain 50.65
In the men’s 400m, won by American Fred Kerley in 44.81s, Jamaican Nathon Allen finished 4th in 45.73 and Grenadian Bralon Taplin, 5th in 45.93s.
Tyquendo Tracey (JAM) ran 10.18 for 9th in the men’s 100m, won by Noah Lyles 9.86, the same time is given to his countryman Christian Coleman.
Canadians Aaron Brown, 20.07 and Andre De Grasse, 20.21, were the top two in the men’s 200m, which saw Trinidad and Tobago’s Kyle Greaux ending 4th in 20.40s.
Danniel Thomas-Dodd, 18.54m, was fifth in the women’s shot put while
Joel Wilson of Bahamas 2.25m ended joint fourth in the men’s high jump.
SOURCE: By Anthony Foster – Track Alerts