IAAF Diamond League: Okagbare Places Fourth In Rabat

Remigio Civitarese
Luglio 17, 2017

RABAT, MOROCCO-Canada's Andre De Grasse sprinted to another Diamond League victory, winning the 200 metres Sunday in his final individual race before next month's world championships.

With Jamaica's Yohan Blake having pulled out of the men's 100 metres competition, Britain's Chijindu Ujah claimed victory in 9.98 seconds, 0.02 off his personal best.

Expectedly Thompson tops the qualification standing with 32 points from four 100m wins, Ta Lou is second with 27 points while Ahye is third with 21 points.

American Ryan Crouser won with a throw of 22.47 metres.

The race was won by Shaunae Miller-Uibo of the Bahamas, who is now assured of a spot in the Diamond League final.

His personal best is 9.96, achieved in July 2015.

Botswana's Nijel Amos, who has recovered from injuries to hit top form in the last month with Diamond League 800m victories in Paris and London, maintained his pre-eminence as he won in 1:43.91 in front of Kenya's Kipyegon Bett, who clocked 1:44.28, and Donovan Brazier of the U.S., who clocked 1:44.62.

Gayle of the University of Technology, Jamaica, who leapt to 8.00 m in February, will face off with South Africa's Rushwal Samaai, who has a 8.49m jump making him the second best in the world behind his compatriot Luvo Manyonga with 8.65.

Richards, who has a season's best of 21.29m, has his work cut out with the likes of Americans Ryan Whiting (21.54) and Darrell Hill (21.91), along with the emerging Tomas Stanek of Czech Republic, who joined the 22-metre club with 22.01m on June 2.

World and Olympic triple jump champion Caterine Ibarguen finished well clear of a field that didn't include the 21-year-old Venezuelan who beat her at last month's Rome Diamond League meeting, Yulimar Rojas.

The 33-year-old Colombian won with 14.51m, 20cm ahead of Kimberly Williams of Jamaica, with Greece's Paraskevi Papachristou taking third place with 14.21, a centimetre ahead of London 2012 champion Olga Rypakova of Kazakhstan.

Eilidh Doyle clocked a time of 54.92 seconds to come third for GB in the 400m hurdles, won by Zuzana Hejnova of the Czech Republic (54.22).

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