Shaunae Miller-Uibo set a new Bahamian record to beat a top class field at Thursday’s (24 Aug) Zurich Diamond League.
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Miller-Uibo turned the tables on the Netherlands’ world champion Dafne Schippers and in the process beat Jamaican Olympic sprint double champion Elaine Thompson.
Marie-Josee Ta Lou, the World Championships silver medal winner in both sprints, was third.
The tall power sprinter, running from the outside lane, came off the curve in fourth, behind the big three, but found that extra gear needed to race across the line, some five metres ahead of her opponents in 21.88secs.
Thompson, who led into the final 15 metres, finished second in 22.00. Ta Lou was third in 22.09 and Schippers, fourth in 22.36. Jamaican Simone Facey ended 7th in 22.80.
In the men’s 100m, won by Great Britain’s Chijindu Ujah, 9.97secs, Jamaican Asafa Powell finished 7th in 10.11. Justin Gatlin, the American world 100m champion, ended fourth in 10.04.
Bahamian Steven Gardiner, the World Championships silver medallist, failed to finish the men’s 400m, falling to the track just after leaving the blocks. The event was won by Isaac Makwala of Botswana in 43.95secs.
British Virgin Islands’ Kyron McMaster topped the men’s 400m hurdles in 48.07 ahead of world champion, Karsten Warholm of Norway in 48.22
Donald Thomas of Bahamas was only able to clear 2.20m in the men’s high jump, won by world champion Mutaz Essa Marshim of Qatar, 2.36m.
Jamaican Danielle Williams ran 12.73 for fourth in the women’s 100m hurdles, won by Australian world champion Sally Pearson, 12.55.
Kimberly Williams of Jamaica with 4.41m was fourth in the women’s triple jump, which saw victory going to Olga Rypakova of Kazakhstan 14.55m. Thompson anchored a Jamaican team to a 41.85 top podium victory in the women’s 4x100m.
By Anthony Foster Track Alerts