• Shelly-Ann Fraser Pryce blazes 10.60 to win 100m in Lausanne

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Shelly Ann Fraser Pryce set the meeting record and her lifetime best with 10.60. Jamaica swept the podium as in Tokyo and Eugene. Olympic champion Elaine Thompson Herah finished second with 10.64 beating Shericka Jackson (10.92). Six women broke the 11 seconds barrier. Marie Josée Ta Lou took fourth place with 10.94. Darryl Neita equalled her PB with 10.96. Swiss record holder Ajla Del Ponte dipped under the 11 seconds for the fourth time this season with 10.97 beating her compatriot Mujinga Kambundji (11.01). 

Shelly Ann Fraser Pryce: “I am feeling good to set my PB. It was cold but I still came out here to do my job. Believe it or not I still have not run my best race. There is more to give because I still need to work further on perfecting my technique. There will be more from ne this season. My goal is to break the 10.5 range. The crowd in Lausanne was amazing as usual”

Results Athletissima Lausanne Diamond League

Women’s triple jump: 

Olympic champion Yulimar Rojas won the women’s triple jump competition with a wind-assisted 15.56m (+3.5 m/s). After a foul Rojas went on to improve the Diamond League record twice with 15.42m and 15.52m in the third and fourth rounds before winning the final 3 jump-off with 15.11m. Shanieka Ricketts from Jamaica bounded out to a wind-assisted 15.02m (+2.7 m/s) before finishing second in the jump-off with 14.52m. Hanna Minenko took third place with 14.47m.  

Yulimar Rojas: “I feel like I am in really good shape and I just went out today and wanted to offer the crowd a good show. Now I go back to Spain, keep training well and keep my focus before coming back to Zurich for the Diamond League Final. I really think I can break my world record in Zurich”. 

Men’s 200 metres: 

Kenneth Bednarek clocked a wind-assisted 19.65 (+3.2 m/s) to hold off Fred Kerley (19.77). World and Olympic 400m Steven Gardiner finished a distant third in 20.11. 

Kenneth Bednarek: “I was really hoping to set my PB tonight as I know this is a fast track, but the wind was too strong. I did not feel the cold too much until we had the false start, then I could not sleep on Gardiner and must show him respect as he is a great competitor.I wiill compete in Paris, then do a training camp in the USA before competing in Zurich”

Women’s 400m hurdles: 

Femke Bol from the Netherlands improved Nezha Bidouane’s meeting record to 53.05. Shamier Little finished second with 53.78 beating Ukraine’s Anna Ryzhykova (54.32) and world champion Dalilah Muhammad (54.50). European champion Lea Sprunger finished fifth in 54.75 in her final race in front her home city crowd. 

Men’s shot put: 

Double olympic champion Ryan Crouser started the competition with a first-round throw of 22.81m. Tom Walsh put over the 22m barrier with 22.05m. Crouser continued his dominance with a throw of 22.64m in the Final 3. Walsh finished second with 22.10m ahead of Filip Mihljevic (21.37m). 

Ryan Crouser: “I am feeling good today and I appreciate to take the win. It was not an easy competition as Tom Walsh put good pressure on me in the final round, but I was able to come out on top”

Men’s 3000 metres: 

Fresh 1500m olympic champion Jakob Ingebrigtsen took a very narrow win in a seasonal best time of 7:33.06 holding off Berihu Aregawi from Ethiopia, who set his PB of 7:33.39. Oceanian record holder Stewart McSweyn took third spot with 7:35.06.  

Jakob Ingebrigtsen: “The race started as expected. McSweyn had told me that he would push the pace. I wanted to start at a moderate pace but I knew that we could not let McSweyn go. It was a tough race, but I was motivated to take the win”. 

Men’s javelin throw: 

Johannes Vetter produced the best throw of 88.54m in the third round before winning the final 3 with 86.34m in difficult wind conditions. 

Women’s high jump: 

Olympic champion Mariya Lasitskene won the women’s high jump with 1.98m on her first attempt beating Yaroslava Mahuchik on countback. Nicola McDeermott from Australia took third place with 1.95m. 

Men’s pole vault: 

This year’s US Trials winner Christopher Nilsen beat his compatriot Sam Kendricks with 5.82m on countback in difficult windy conditions for pole vaulters. Timur Morgunov took third place with  5.72m ahead Armand Duplantis, who cleared 5.62m in his second attempt before failing three attempt at 5.82m. 

Men’s 800 metres: 

Canada’s Marco Arop claimed his second consecutive Wanda Diamond League competition in 1:44.50 five days after winning at the Prefontaine Classic, holding off Olympic champion Emmanuel Korir, who took runner-up spot in 1:44.62 ahead of Ferguson Rotich Cheruiot (1:45.48). 

Men’s 110 hurdles: 

Devon Allen held off Jason Joseph and Pascal Martinot Lagarde to take the men’s 110m hurdes in a wind-assisted 13.07 (+2.9 m/s). Joseph finished second in 13.11 ahead of Martinot Lagarde (13.17) and Daniel Roberts (13.23). 

Women’s 400 metres: 

Olympic silver medallist Marileidy Paulino won the first Diamond League meeting of her career in the women’s 400m in 50.40 beating Sada Williams from the Barbados (50.77) and US Trials champion Quanera Hayes (51.06). 

Men’s 400 metres. 

US Will London took a surprising win in the men’s 400 metres in 45.17 edging Isaac Makwala from Botswana (45.20) and Liemarvin Bonevacia (45.41) on a cool and windy evening. World 400m hurdles record holder Karsten Warholm finished fourth in 45.51. 

Women’s long jump: 

Kaddi Sagnia took the lead with 6.92m in the third round. Ivana Spanovic responded with a jump of 6.85m in the fifth round. Spanovic produced the best jump in the final 3 with a lead of 6.73m to beat Sagnia (6.64m) and Jazmin Sawyers from Great Britain (6.43m).  

Women’s 1500 metres: 

Freweyni Gebreeziabeher from Ethiopia overtook Linden Hall from Australia in the final straight to take the win in 4:02.24. 

Women’s 4x100 relay: 

Asha Phillip, Imani Lansiquot, Ashleigh Nelson and Darryl Neita from Great Britain took a narrow win in 42.44 holding off the Swiss team formed by Riccarda Dietsche, Ajla Del Ponte, Mujinga Kambundji and Salomé Kora by 0.03. 

The 34-year-old's winning time of 10.60 in Lausanne is the third fastest in history behind Florence Griffith-Joyner (10.49) and Elaine Thompson-Herah (10.54).

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