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Re: Diamond League 2016

Postby AFRO » Tue Jul 19, 2016 2:04 am

WHOLE ON!!!..you mean dem even have STATE SPONSORED DOPING in athletics now? :shock: BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA BYE BYE DOPELETICS!!!..IT WAS NICE KNOWING YOU!!! :lol: :lol: :lol: .
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Re: Diamond League 2016

Postby mikesiva » Sat Jul 23, 2016 1:48 pm

I was one of 38,000 spectators who turned up to watch American Kendra Harrison break the world record for the women's 100m, winning in 12.20 ahead of compatriot Brianna Rollins (12.57).

How many peeps watched that pathetic display by the 'C' team in Antigua? About 38?
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But that was not all....

Jamaican superstar Usain Bolt won the men's 200m in 19.89, proving his fitness for the Olympics in this event...as if it was ever in doubt! Alonso Edward of Panama was second in 20.04, and Britain's Adam Gemeli third in 20.07.

The women's 400m was won by Bahamian Shaunae Miller in a world-leading 49.55, ahead of Jamaica's Steph MacPherson (50.40).

It was so much better watching Caribbean winners on the track, instead of Caribbean losers in the 'C' team....
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The men's javelin was won by Jakub Vadlejch of the Czech Republic with a throw of 85.72, with second going to Trinidad's Keshorn Walcott (85.60).
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Re: Diamond League 2016

Postby mikesiva » Sun Jul 24, 2016 1:56 pm

On Saturday, the second day of the London Diamond League meet, Britain's Matthew Hudson-Smith won the men's 400m in 45.03, ahead of Trinidadian Deon Lendore (45.34).

The men's long jump was won by Gao Xinglong of China with a leap of 8.11, ahead of Jamaican Damar Forbes (8.05).

But the biggest result of the day was Marie-Jose Ta Lou of the Ivory Coast winning the women's 100m in 10.96, ahead of Trinidadian Michelle-Lee Ahye (10.99) and Jamaica's Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, third in a slow 11.06.

The form of SAFP, recovering from a toe injury, is a source of concern, and her race rustiness has thrown the women's 100m wide open.
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Re: Diamond League 2016

Postby mikesiva » Fri Aug 26, 2016 3:08 am

At the Lausanne Diamond League meet last night, Jamaican Asafa Powell won the men's 100m in a time of 9.96, to finish ahead of BY Meite of the Ivory Coast (10.01), and Britain's Joel Fearon (10.05).

The women's equivalent was won by another Jamaican, Elaine Thompson, in 10.78, finishing ahead of Americans Jenna Prandini (11.11) and Morolake Akinosun (11.16), with Desiree Henry of Britain coming fourth in 11.17.

Spain's Orlando Ortega won the 110m hurdles in 13.11, just ahead of Jamaican Omar McLeod (13.12).
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Re: Diamond League 2016

Postby mikesiva » Sun Aug 28, 2016 3:45 am

At the Paris Diamond League last night, Natasha Hastings of the US won the women's 400m in a time of 50.06, ahead of Jamaicans Steph McPherson (50.33) and Christine Day (50.75).

Spain's Ruth Beitia won the women's high jump with a leap of 1.98, while St Lucian Lavern Spencer was second with 1.95.

Dafne Schippers of the Netherlands won the women's 200m in 22.15, ahead of Britain's Desiree Henry (22.46), American Jenna Prandini (22.48), and Jamaica's Simone Facey (22.70).
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Re: Diamond League 2016

Postby mikesiva » Sat Sep 03, 2016 4:44 am

At Zurich on Thursday, Jamaica's Elaine Thompson stamped her dominance on her rivals, winning the women's 200m in a time of 21.85, just ahead of Dafne Schippers of the Netherlands (21.86), and American Allyson Felix (22.02).

Asafa Powell of Jamaica won the men's 100m in 9.94, ahead of South African Akani Simbine (9.99). The men's 400m was won by American Lashawn Merritt in 44.64, ahead of Grenada's Bralon Taplin (44.70).

Jamaica won the women's sprint relay in a time of 41.65, with a line-up of Christania Williams, Thompson, Simone Facey, and Veronica Campbell-Brown. American Christian Taylor won the men's triple jump with a leap of 17.80, with Troy Doris of Guyana coming second with 17.01.
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Re: Diamond League 2016

Postby mikesiva » Sat Sep 10, 2016 4:48 am

At the final Diamond League meet in Brussels yesterday, Jamaica's Elaine Thompson blitzed the field, winning the women's 100m in 10.72, well ahead of Dafne Schippers of the Netherlands (10.97), and another Jamaican, Christania Williams (11.09).

Julian Forte of Jamaica won the men's 200m in a time of 19.97, just pipping Britain's Adam Gemeli (19.97) and Dutchman Churandy Martina of Curacao (19.98).

The women's high jump was won by Belgium's Olympic heptathlon gold medallist Nafi Thiam with a leap of 1.93, while Lavern Spencer of St Lucia came second, clearing the same height, but losing on countback.

The women's 400m was won by South African Caster Semenya in 50.40, ahead of American Courtney Okolo (50.51), and Jamaicans Steph McPherson (50.51) and Shericka Jackson (50.73).

American Cassandra Tate won the women's 400m hurdles in 54.47, ahead of Sara Petersen of Denmark (54.60) and Jamaica's Kaliese Spencer (55.05).
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Re: Diamond League 2016

Postby mikesiva » Sun Sep 11, 2016 10:29 am

Double Olympic sprint champion Elaine Thompson won her first ever Diamond Trophy while her MVP teammate Julian Forte was the other Jamaican to secure a win as the IAAF Diamond League series came to an end in Brussels, Belgium on Friday.

Thompson’s time of 10.72 seconds, equaled the meet record set by her role model Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce back in 2013.

Christania Williams was third in 11.09 seconds with Simone Facey 6th in 11.23 and Natasha Morrison eighth in 11.64.

Another of coach Stephen Francis’ charges, Julian Forte held off the challenge of the Brit Adam Gemili to win the men's 200 in a tight finish, clocking a personal best 19.97 seconds to break 20 seconds for the first time, becoming just the 10th Jamaican to accomplish the feat.

Despite not getting the win, Stephenie McPherson took the Diamond Trophy for the women’s 400 metres.

McPherson clocked 50.51 seconds for third with teammate and Olympic bronze medallist Shericka Jackson fourth in 50.73.

http://rjrnewsonline.com/sports/thompso ... d-trophies
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