• Rénelle Lamote, Patryk Dobek and Andrew Pozzi highlight Meeting International de Montreuil
Two European leads and several meeting records fell in an outstanding night of the Meeting International de Montreuil, the World Athletics continental tour bronze level series, on Tuesday, May 1.
French woman Rénelle Lamote led the women's women's 800m race from the gun and hit the Tokyo Olympics qualifying standard with a winning time of 1:58.65.
The 22-year-old Ellie Baker of Great Britain set her new personal best time of 1:59.54 to take second place while Lovisa Lindh of Sweden took third place in1:59.87.
In a loaded men's 800m Poland's Patryk Dobek edged Kenya's Collins Kipruto to win the race in a European leading time of 1:44.76 to 1:44.80. Cornelius Tuwei (KEN) took third 1:45.37.
The reigning World 60m hurdles indoor champion Andrew Pozzi of Great Britain dominated the 110m hurdles with 13.26 seconds which is a European leading time for this year. Aurel Manga of France was third in 13.43 followed by Damian Czykier of Poland in 13.54. The 7-time European champion and reigning World indoor champion Adam Kszczot of Poland had a tough race and finished in last 11th place.
Marie Josée Ta Lou crushed the women's 100m field with a strong run of 11.06 seconds. Gina Bass of Gambia finished miles behind in second in 11.30 seconds as Salome Kora rounded out the top three with 11.36.
Men's triple jump
Hugues Fabrice Zango, the world indoor record holder in the triple jump, set a new meeting record of 17.67m for the win.
Melvin Raffin of France jumped a new personal best of 17.19m to take second and to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics.
The 2-time Olympic champion Sandra Percovic (CRO) set her new season's best 66.11m.
Darya Barysevich of Belarus held Romania's Claudia Boboce to win the event in a new meeting record of 4:06.91. She beat the Romanian by only 0.07 seconds.
The men's 1500m winner Abel Kipsang of Kenya set a massive personal best and meeting record of 3:33.99. He beat his compatriot Charles Simotwo (3:34.56 SB) and Marroco's Brahim Kaazouzi (3:35.20 SB) took second and third respectively.