• Shelly Ann Fraser-Pryce sets Polish all-comers record with 10.81
Shelly Ann Fraser-Pryce won the women’s 100 metres in 10.81 at the Memorial Kamila Skolimowska at the Slaski Stadium in Chorzow, a World Athletics Continental Gold meeting. The double 100m Olympic champion beat Olympic finalists Mujinga Kambundji from Switzerland (11.08) and Darryl Neita (11.15).
Fraser Pryce broke the previous Polish all-comers’ record set by Ewa Kasprzyk in 1986 with 10.93. The Jamaican sprint legend won the Lausanne Diamond League in 10.60, the third fastest time in history.
Shelly Ann Fraser Pryce: “I took some time after Lausanne to get back into things and I am looking forward to the next one because I definitely think, technically, I was very good in this race. I was able to get the break. I needed it to regroup and come again. I am back to the groove now and hoping the next two races in Zurich (9 September) and Bellinzona (14 September).I am working towards breaking the 10.60 barrier. Let’s see if I get there”.
Men’s 200 metres:
Olympic 200m champion André De Grasse came through to clinch the win in 20.21 ahead of his compatriot Jerome Blake (20.32) and Olympic 4x100 champions Filippo Tortu (20.40) and Eseosa Desalu (20.52).
André De Grasse: “It was so loud I didn’t hear the gun, but it’s ok. I came to get the win and it’s my first time in Poland and I was great. This was a warm-up for the Diamond League final and I hope to have a good competition next week”.
Men’s shot put:
Double Olympic champion Ryan Crouser won the men’s shot put with 22.39m beating Joe Kovacs (22.00m) and Tom Walsh (21.66m).
Men’s pole vault:
Olympic silver medallist Chris Nilsen claimed the win in the men’s pole vault with 5.86m in the second attempt. KC Lightfoot and Ernest John Obiena shared the second place with 5.80m.
Men’s javelin throw:
Johannes Vetter won the men’s javelin throw in Chorzow for the second consecutive edition of the Chorzow meeting with 89.60m in the second round one year after producing the second best throw in history with 97.76m. World champion Anderson Peters from Grenada finished second with 83.61m.
Women’s javelin throw:
Olympic silver medallist Maria Andrejczyk took the lead setting the meeting record with 61.77m in the fifth round beating US Maggie Malone (61.46m) and Australia’s Kelsey Lee Barber (60.61m).
Maria Andrejczyk: “It was overwhelming. I am so happy I could finally compete in front of the home crowd. The performance was difficult. My shoulder is in very bad condition and I have some kind of hole in the muscle, but I have one more competition and then holidays. I know I need to take time to have a rest because I am really tired mentally”.
Men’s high jump:
Olympic champion Gianmarco Tamberi claimed the men’s high jump with 2.30m on his third attempt ahead of Ilya Ivanyuk (2.27m).
Gianmarco Tamberi: “I missed the crowd. It was thrilling to hear the support of 20000 spectators. I still feel in good shape. I am not in the same form as in Tokyo, but I am still enjoying the competition. I feel that I can jump higher. I hope that I will be able to add some cm in the Diamond League final in Zurich on Thursday”.
Women’s high jump:
Italy’s Elena Vallortigara equalled her seasonal best of 1.96m in her first attempt to beat Ukraine’s Iryna Herashchenko (1.94m) and Poland’s Kamila Lichwinko (1.91m). Lichwinko bid her farewell from athletics in front of her home fans.
Kamila Lichwinko: “I am really happy and blessed. I am speechless. I never imagined I could finish my career like this with so many spectators. It’s hard to say goodbye but I know this is the right moment and I am happy and grateful for 22 years of my career”.
Men’s 110 metres hurdles:
Olympic 110m hurdles Hansle Parchment came through over the final hurdle to take the win in 13.26 ahead of Devon Allen (13.37).
Men’s 400 metres:
Olympic 4x400 relay champion Michael Cherry clinched his third consecutive win this week in the men’s 400m in 44.94 beating Vernon Norwood (45.12). Earlier this week Cherry won in Rovereto in 44.50 and in Brussels in 44.03.
Women’s 100m hurdles:
Olympic fourth placer Tobi Amusan from Nigeria took the win in the women’s 100m hurdles in 12.64 ahead of Olympic bronze medallist Megan Tapper (12.75) and Christina Clemons (12.92).
Men’s 800 metres:
Wycliffe Kinyamal came through in the final straight to win the men’s 800m setting a meeting record of 1:44.63 ahead of Poland’s Kacper Lewalski (1:44.84) and Daniel Rowden from Great Britain (1:44.89).
Women’s 1000 metres:
British middle distance star Jemma Reekie won the women’s 1000 metres setting a meeting record of 2:35.47 ahead of Hirut Mengesha (2:35.74).
Men’s 3000 metres:
World 3000m youth champion Tadese Worku won the men’s 3000 metres with a meeting record of 7:36.47 beating Olympic 3000m steeplechase Soufiane El Bakkali (7:37.47).
Men’s 400m hurdles:
Olympic 400m hurdles bronze medallist Alison Dos Santos followed up his Diamond League win in Brussels in a meeting record of 48.50 beating European silver medallist Turkey’s Yasmani Copello (48.80) and Jamaica’s Jaheel Hyde (48.89).
Men’s discus throw:
European Under 23 champion Kristjan Ceh from Slovenia took the win in the men’s discus throw with 66.65m. Piotr Malachowki bid his farewell from his athletics career with a fourth place with 62.39m.
Men’s hammer throw:
Four-time world champion Pawel Fajdek from Poland claimed the win in the men’s hammer throw with 79.60m beating this year’s Olympic champion Wojciech Nowicki (77.45m).
Women’s hammer throw:
Nastassia Maslava from Belarus won the women’s hammer throw with 69.88m edging Malwina Kopron from Poland (69.75m).
Women’s shot put:
European indoor champion Auriol Dongmo from Portugal took a close win with 19.32m beating US Maggie Ewen by 1 cm.
Women’s 400m hurdles:
Ukraine’s Viktoriya Tkachuk took the win in the women’s 400m hurdles in 54.18 beating Nnenya Hailey (54.21) and Ukraine’s Anna Ryzhikova (54.25).