• Diamond League kicks off with a 'Bang' in Doha

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World's top athletes once again produced outstanding performances at the opening Diamond Lague meet Doha on Friday, May 6.

On of the top highlights came from women's triple jump where Olympic and World champion Caterine Ibarguen of Colombia prevailed over world indoor champion the 20-year-old Colombian Yulimar Rojas. Colombian youngster Rojas took the lead from Ibarguen in round 5 with when she leaped 14.92m  (+2.6m/s). Ibarguen responded in style as she jumped a massive 15.05m a new world leading and extended her win-streak to 32 competitions.  

Elsewhere in the field events Poland's Piotr Malachowski threw a new world leader in his season opener of 68.03m. South African Sunette Viljoen won the women's javelin 65.14m also the best mark this season in the world. 

Sandi Morris of the United States took the women's pole vault with a mark of 4.83m, while her compatriot world indoor champion Tia Brooks prevailed in the shot put contest with her best mark of 19.48m. 

In the women's 100m American Tori Bowie produced the fastest time this season of 10.80 seconds as she narrowly beat the World 200m champion Dafne Schippers 10.83 of Netherlands. Jamaican superstar Veronica Campbell-Brown came in third in 10.91. 

USA's Ameer Webb crushed the men's 200m clocking a new personal best and new world leading 19.85 seconds. 

Jamaica's Omar McLeod posted new WL 13.05 seconds beating his countryman Hansle Parchment 13.10 in the 110m hurdles.  World record holder Aries Merritt, who is recovering after a very serious kidney transplant surgery clocked his season's best 13.37 seconds to take third place. 

In the women's 800m South Africa's Caster Semenya left a strong message to her opponents as she cruised to a very comfortable victory in the women's 800m (1:58.26 WL).

Asbel Kiprop stormed to dominant victory in the men's 1500m (3:32:15 WL) while saluting to the noisy crowd in the last 50m in the race.

Great Britain's Eilidh Doyle ran the fastest time in the world in 2016 of 54.53 in her season opener in 400m hurdles. 

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