• World Leads for Gong and Tsegay in Nanjing
May 21, 2019
Shot putter Lijiao Gong set a new shot put World lead she closed off with a 19.77m effort.
In the women's 1500m, Gudaf Tsegay clocked 3:59.57, the fifth fastest performance of her career. The 22-year-old Ethiopian held off compatriot Axumawit Embaye, who clocked a 4:00.17 lifetime best and Dutchwoman Sifan Hassan, who improved her season’s best to 4:00.53.
Jamaican Elaine Thompson comfortably won 200m in 22.40, while in the men’s 100m Olympic bronze medallist Andre De Grasse produced a strong late race surge, but ran out of room to catch Michael Rodgers who was given the edge. Both clocked 10.09.
Nijel Amos won 800m clocking1:44.38 which was 0.09 shy of his world lead.