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• World Leads for Gong and Tsegay in Nanjing

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.

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