• Vicaut wins 100m in cold and windy Luzern

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Under unpleasant weather conditions, season's fastest sprinter in the world Jimmy Vicaut  (FRA) won the men's 100m dash at the European Athletics Classic meeting in Luzern, Switzerland on Tuesday night. 

Vicaut,  who last week equalled European 100m record  of 9.86 seconds, took down the men's 100m field in Luzern with a time of 10.08 seconds. Another sub 10 performer Youssef Meite (CIV) posted 10.26 seconds for second, while  Great Britain's James Dasaolu took third in 10.31 seconds.  

 Women's 100m winner Daryll Neita (GBR) clocked 11.30 seconds into -.1.2m/s headwind.

One of the top performances at the meeting produced Swiss national record holder Nicole Buchler by clearing 4.70m to win the women's pole vault. 

The local crowd witnessed another another great win by Swiss athlete as  Karim Hussein took down talent stacked men's 400m hurdles field with a time of 49.47 seconds. Meanwhile Denmark's Sara Slot Petersen clocked 55.20 to top the women's 400m hurdles over Scottish star Eilidh Doyled 55.57.

World silver medallist Amel Tuka of Bosnia and Herzegovina powered to victory in the men's 800m with a time of 1:45.56. Great Britain's Lindsey Sharp clocked sub 59 for the second lap to win tactical 800m race in 2:02.87.

Olympic champion Valerie Adams of New Zealand with a toss of 19.37m won the women's shot put contest. 

See Full Meeting results here.

Watch some of the race videos here.

 




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