The Diamond League kicked off on Friday with a bang. spectacular performances, a number of meeting records were broken and world leading times set. rivalries were renewed much t the delight of the fans.
Here are the exhilarating races:
South Africa’s Akani Simbine started the season on the right foot emerging first in a world class field, beating Jamaica’s Asafa Powell, Canada’s Andre de Grasse, USA’s Justin Gatlin and Qatar’s Femi Ogunode.
100m hurdles women
Kendra Harrison is back to where she left off last season, demolishing the field with her perfect strides over the barriers in neck breaking speed. She better not mess up the USA trials to the World Championships this year.
Weeks after winning the 200m gold during the World Relays in Bahamas and a running a blistering 10.75 100mseason opener, Elaine Thompson was the favorite for the event. She totally dominated the race edging out Netherland’s Dafne Schippers pulling away from the rest f field in the last 40 metres. Donning some bad ass braids and purple lipstick, she came home in a time of 22.19.
Caster Semenya recorded a meeting and a world lead over the 800m with a time of 1:56:61 ahead of Kenya’s Wambui and Genzebe Dibaba.
3000m Steeplechase Women
What a thriller this race was where the World Champion Helen Kiyeng went head to head with Olympic and world record holder over the distance Ruth Jebet. with a last lap sprint finish Kiyeng beat Chebet to run a world lead and meeting record of 9:00:12