• Makloufi takes win in Zagreb

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In his second competition after London Olympics Algerian Taoufik Makhloufi apeared on track track today again. The Algerian broke from the tightly knit pack with about 350 metres remaining en route to a 3:32.58 victory . Kenyan James Kiplagat Magut took second with 3:33.31. Finally after a long setback a 2-time world indoor champion Daniel Kipchirchir Komen appeared on the track with a solid performance to finidh in third place 3:33.39.

USA's Jason Richardson with a great performance of 13.07 seconds was the fastest men in the 110m hurdles leaving in second place his country man David Oliver who stopped the clock at 13.22 sec. "I’m a little tired but happy for the end of the season," said Richardson.Lehann Fourie from South africa was in third with a time of 13.28sec.

Reese Hoffa with a magnificent throw of 21.80m won shot put competition. Olympic champion from London Tomas Majewski (Poland) managed 20.70, good enough for second place. 

In men's hammer throw Olympic Champion Kristian Pars from Hungary with 79.14 meters throw was the best in field. 

Olympic champion in London in the 200m Allyson Felix took a convincing victory Zagreb today in 200m race 22.35sec. It was Felix's first race after Olympic games. 

Carmelita Jeter Olympic silver medalist from London had an easy win in women's 100m race. She cruised across the finish line in 11.07 seconds. Jeneba Tarmoh another American sprinter with a time of 11.30sec was second. Jamaican Aleen Bailey, a former Olympic and world champion, was second in this race with a time of 22.95 seconds. Bailey was just 0.01 seconds faster than ChaRonda Williams from USA who grabbed third 22.96sec.

Maggie Vessey was the fastest in 800m contest clocking 1.59.61 just 0.02 seconds faster than her teammate Brenda Martinez who ran a great new personal record 1.59.63.

In women's discus throw, local hero Sandra Perkovic celebrated the only victory for Croatia. The 22-year-old dominated the early evening, opening with 65.40m, hitting the winner in round two and again throwing beyond 65 metres in round five.  Lithuanian Zinaida Sendriuté in her best attempt managed 62.69 meters. 

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