• Pitkamaki 87.60m in Shanghai DL

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The former World Champion and  2008 Beijing Olympic bronze medallist in javelin, Tero Pitkamaki (FIN), produced one of the best performances at the Shanghai Diamond League meeting on Saturday (18). The 30 year old, Pitkamaki, in the third round landed the javelin at 87.60m mark, overtaking the leade from Veseliy Vitezslav(CZE) who had managed 86.67 in the first throw. 

In the women's 100m race, Olympic  champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce (JAM) took a victory with a new world leading time of 10.93 seconds. Blessing Okagbare (NGR) took second in 11:00 while defending world champion Carmelita Jeter (USA) was stretchered off the track after finishing third in 11.08.

"I just came out to execute a good race, and I think I did that," Fraser-Pryce told reporters. "I'm just looking forward to the rest of the season. I pray to God that if I can continue to stay healthy, that is key at this moment because it's a long season."

In the men's 400 metres London gold medalist Kirani James ran away from American Lashawn Merritt down the home straight to win the race in 44.02 seconds (world leade). Merrit in his first 400m of the season clocked 44.60. Olympic silver medallist Luguelin Santos (Dominican Republic) took third in 45.11.

"It was good, I had Lashawn in front of me. And so he really set the pace and it kind of prepared me to put on a good performance," said the Grenadian sprinter.

"It's my first 400, my opener and I've got a lot more training to put in. I've been training hard, came out and ran a healthy race," said Merritt. "Is he unbeatable? Not at all. Everybody's beatable. Next race I'll come more prepared and we'll go at it again." said merrit.

Top Results

MEN'S 200M
1. Warren Weir (Jamaica) 20.18
2. Justin Gatlin (U.S.) 20.21
3. Jason Young (Jamaica) 20.22

MEN'S 400M
1. Kirani James (Grenada) 44.02
2. LaShawn Merritt (U.S.) 44.60
3. Luguelin Santos (Dominican Republic) 45.11

MEN'S 110M HURDLES
1. Jason Richardson (U.S.) 13.23
2. Ryan Wilson (U.S.) 13.25
3. Xie Wenjun (China) 13.28
8. Lehann Fourie (South Africa) 13.82

MEN'S 3000M STEEPLECHASE
1. Conseslus Kipruto (Kenya) 8:01.16
2. Paul Kipsiele Koech (Kenya) 8:02.63
3. Hillary Kipsang Yego (Kenya) 8:03.57

MEN'S HIGH JUMP
1. Mutaz Essa Barshim (Qatar) 2.33
2. Bohdan Bondarenko (Ukraine) 2.33
3. Zhang Guowei (China) 2.27

MEN'S LONG JUMP
1. Li Jinzhe (China) 8.34
2. Aleksandr Menkov (Russia) 8.31
3. Greg Rutherford (Britain) 8.08
7. Godfrey Khotso Mokoena (South Africa) 7.74

MEN'S JAVELIN THROW
1. Tero Pitkaemaeki (Finland) 87.60
2. Vitezslav Vesely (Czech Republic) 86.67
3. Dmitri Tarabin (Russia) 85.36

MEN'S 1500M
1. Asbel Kiprop (Kenya) 3:32.39
2. Gebremedhen Gebremariam (Ethiopia) 3:32.43
3. Collins Cheboi (Kenya) 3:32.96

MEN'S DISCUS THROW
1. Piotr Malachowski (Poland) 67.34
2. Gerd Kanter (Estonia) 63.14
3. Robert Urbanek (Poland) 62.85

WOMEN'S 100M
1. Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce (Jamaica) 10.93
2. Blessing Okagbare (Nigeria) 11.00
3. Carmelita Jeter (U.S.) 11.08

WOMEN'S 800M
1. Francine Niyonsaba (Burundi) 2:00.33
2. Janeth Jepkosgei Busienei (Kenya) 2:01.28
3. Malika Akkaoui (Morocco) 2:01.49

WOMEN'S 5000M
1. Genzebe Dibaba (Ethiopia) 14:45.92
2. Meseret Defar (Ethiopia) 14:47.76
3. Viola Jelagat Kibiwot (Kenya) 14:48.29

WOMEN'S 400M HURDLES
1. Zuzana Hejnova (Czech Republic) 53.79
2. Angela Morosanu (Romania) 53.85
3. Yadisleidis Pedroso (Italy) 54.54

WOMEN'S POLE VAULT
1. Elena Isinbaeva (Russia) 4.70
2. Mary Saxer (U.S.) 4.60
3. Silke Spiegelburg (Germany) 4.55

WOMEN'S 400M HURDLES
1. Zuzana Hejnova (Czech Republic) 53.79
2. Angela Morosanu (Romania) 53.85
3. Yadisleidis Pedroso (Italy) 54.54

WOMEN'S TRIPLE JUMP
1. Caterine Ibargueen (Colombia) 14.69
2. Olha Saladuha (Ukraine) 14.43
3. Irina Gumenyuk (Russia) 14.02

WOMEN'S SHOT PUT
1. Christina Schwanitz (Germany) 20.20
2. Gong Lijiao (China) 19.73
3. Michelle Carter (U.S.) 18.83

 

 


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