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Gong retains shot put title in Shanghai Diamond League

14 May, 2018, 06:49 | Author: Joan Malone
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The new Rudisha? Kinyamal shatters Shanghai Meet Record

Cheruiyot from Kenya successfully defended his 1,5000m title

Running in the outside lane, the 22-year-old came through to win in 10.04 seconds.

"It is beyond my expectation, I felt a little nervous when it rained, I felt good in the whole race, just a little tough in the last 30 meters", Su said, adding he was satisfied with the result. "It is definitely the happiest moment in my time on the Diamond League circuit".

That was one of five meeting records broken, while there were also eight world leads set at the Shanghai stadium.

Luvo Manyonga catches his breath during the men's long jump competition. Viljoen, who stepped on the Commonwealth podium for the fourth successive edition of the Games by taking bronze, will fancy her chances against the likes of former world champion Katharina Molitor and Chinese athlete HuiHui Lyu.

Olympic gold medallist Brianna McNeal won the women's 100 hurdles in a meet record 12.50.

In his first 110m hurdles race this year, Jamaica's world and Olympic champion Omar McLeod edged Spaniard Orlando Ortega in a repeat of the Rio Games to win in 13.16 seconds.

Suresh Raina hails teammates for the superb win against Sunrisers Hyderabad
His pair of sixes in the penultimate over against Chennai were crucial in setting it up for Buttler to win it at the last. On that occasion, Ambati Rayudu , Suresh Raina and MS Dhoni were the chief contributors with the bat for the team.


Olympic 400m hurdles champion Dalilah Muhammad of the United States won in a season's best of 53.77, with Janieve Russell of Jamaica clocking a personal best of 53.78 in second place.

In the men's 800m Kenya's Wycliffe Kinyamal broke the meeting record with a PB of 1:43.91 for victory, just ahead of Jonathan Kitilit with 1:43.95.

The women's 3,000m steeplechase had some drama towards the end when Norah Jeruto slipped coming off the final barrier and fellow Kenyan Beatrice Chepkoech won in 9:07.27 minutes.

Though some of the world's top two-lap stars are giving the event a miss, Van Rensburg will line up against a handful of worthy opponents including Polish athlete Marcin Lewandowski and two-time world indoor championships medallist Andrew Osagie of Great Britain.

Countryman Timothy Cheruiyot kicked off a strong defence of his Diamond League title, winning the 1,500 with a world-leading 3:33.48. Birhanu Balew of Bahrain (13:09.64) won the race, with American Paul Chelimo (13:09.66) in second.

Colombia's Olympic triple jump champion Caterine Ibarguen, who was unbeaten for nearly four years until losing at the 2016 Birmingham Diamond League meeting, maintained business as usual with victory in 14.80m, the farthest achieved so far this season.

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