Diamond League Shanghai - Bolt Wins On Fast Day For Distance

By LetsRun.com
May 23, 2010

Meet Headlines:
Bolt Cruises 19.76
| Ejigu Wins Fast Women's 5k | Jelimo, Hooker, Vili Flop

Video: Usain Bolt's 200m Race From Shanghai

Men's 200m: Bolt By A Mile 
Usain Bolt won the 200m in 19.76, almost 0.6 seconds ahead of second-place finisher Angelo Taylor of the US (20.34, PB). Bolt's time set a new meet record (Asafa Powell, 20.00, 2007), and was 0.2 seconds off his own 2010 world lead of 19.56. According to tilostapaja.org, today's 19.76 marks the 11th time Bolt has run 19.76 or better (wind-legal) in his career. According to iaaf.org statistics, only 10 men besides Usain Bolt have ever run wind-legal 19.76 or better, including Michael Johnson (3 times) and Tyson Gay (3 times).

Final, wind: -0.8

Pl. Athlete Nat. Birth Result
1. Usain BOLT JAM 86 19.76
2. Angelo TAYLOR USA 78 20.34
3. Ryan BAILEY USA 89 20.43
4. Marvin ANDERSON JAM 82 20.48
5. Churandy MARTINA AHO 84 20.95
6. Ronald POGNON FRA 82 21.00
7. Shinji TAKAHIRA JPN 84 21.12
8. Peimeng ZHANG CHN 87 21.46
9. Mingxuan LI CHN 86 21.47

 

Women's 5000m: Ejigu Wins Great Race With 9 From KEN/ETH Under 15:00
Linet Masai and every other runner in the top 8 set a personal best but it was Ethiopian Sentayehu Ejigu who got the win in a world leading meet record 14:30.96. Sub-30 10k-er Meselech Melkamu and world medalist Sylvia Kibet joined Masai in running 14:31 but coming up just short of victory. Ejigu, the 2010 world indoor 3000m bronze medalist, is now the 12th-fastest women's 5000m runner in history with Masai right behind in 13th.
Boards: Ejigu Smokes Masai - 14:30!!!!!

Pl. Athlete Nat. Birth Result
1. Sentayehu EJIGU ETH 85 14:30.96
2. Linet Chepkwemoi MASAI KEN 89 14:31.14
3. Meselech MELKAMU ETH 85 14:31.91
4. Sylvia Jebiwot KIBET KEN 84 14:31.91
5. Sule UTURA ETH 90 14:44.21
6. Emebet ANTENEH ETH 92 14:44.90
7. Mercy CHERONO KEN 91 14:47.13
8. Viola KIBIWOT KEN 83 14:48.57
9. Margaret Wangari MURIUKI KEN 86 14:48.94
10. Genet AYALEW ETH 92 15:03.52
11. Florence KIPLAGAT KEN 87 15:23.30
12. Eloise POPPETT-WELLINGS AUS 82 15:24.16
13. Ferhiwot GOSHU ETH 90 15:43.75
- Esther CHEMTAI KEN 88 DNF
- Lidia CHOJECKA POL 77 DNF
- Tamara TVERDOSTUP UKR 79 DNF
Video: Liu Xiang returns to action in Shanghai.

Men's 110m Hurdles: Liu Xiang Beaten By Fellow Chinese
USA's David Oliver ran a very impressive 12.99 world leader (3rd best wind-legal time of his career) but all eyes were on former world record-holder Liu Xiang. China's favorite athlete (under 7'6" tall) ran decently (13.40) but was beaten by 0.01 seconds by China's Shi Dongpeng. World champion Ryan Brathwaite DNF'd.

Pl. Athlete Nat. Birth Result
1. David OLIVER USA 82 12.99
2. Dongpeng SHI CHN 84 13.39
3. Xiang LIU CHN 83 13.40
4. Wenjun XIE CHN 90 13.58
5. Allen JOHNSON USA 71 13.65
6. Dwight THOMAS JAM 80 13.75
7. Yin JING CHN 88 13.95
8. Mike VAN KRUCHTEN NED 87 14.01
- Ryan BRATHWAITE BAR 86 DNF

Men's 1500: Choge, Kiprop Battle To Line In Fast Race
Kenya's Asbel Kiprop (3:32.22) showed he is near top form as he battled Augustine Choge (3:32.20) to the line in a fast race where a 3:34.00 clocking would have netted only 8th place. The Kenyans had been worried about Ethiopian Deresse Mekonnen becoming a dominant force in the event, but in fact it was Ethiopian Mekonnen Gebremedhin (3rd, 3:33.35) who provided the lone non-Kenyan place holder in the top-10. World champion Deresse Mekonnen was a DNF in a race that saw some incredibly fast runners including Alex Kipchirchir, Eliud Kipchoge and Haron Keitany fall well behind the leaders' pace (the opening rabbited lap was 53.88). Kiprop's 3:32.22 is only 1.02 seconds off of his personal best set last year in Rome.

Pl. Athlete Nat. Birth Result
1. Augustine Kiprono CHOGE KEN 87 3:32.20
2. Asbel KIPROP KEN 89 3:32.22
3. Gebremedhin MEKKONEN ETH 88 3:33.35
4. William Biwott TANUI KEN 90 3:33.67
5. Geoffrey Kipkoech RONO KEN 87 3:33.92
6. Suleiman Kipses SIMOTWO KEN 80 3:33.96
7. Nixon CHEPSEBA KEN 90 3:33.99
8. Haron KEITANY KEN 83 3:37.87
9. Eliud KIPCHOGE KEN 84 3:38.36
10. Alex KIPCHIRCHIR KEN 84 3:39.22
11. Jeremy ROFF AUS 83 3:39.42
- Collins CHEBOI KEN 87 DNF
- Ismail Kipngetich KOMBICH KEN 85 DNF
- Deresse MEKKONEN ETH 87 DNF

Women's 800m: 2:01 Wins It But Jelimo Fades To 2:03 
In the women's 800m, 2008 world dominator Pamela Jelimo stormed to the lead between 400 and 600 but then faded badly to finish out of the money. Kenyan Janet Jepkosgei Busienei (2:01.06) won the race narrowly over Great Britain's world medalist Jenny Meadows (2:01.34) with Jamaica's Kenia Sinclair (2:01.87) in 3rd.

Pl. Athlete Nat. Birth Result
1. Janeth Jepkosgei BUSIENEI KEN 83 2:01.06
2. Jennifer MEADOWS GBR 81 2:01.34
3. Kenia SINCLAIR JAM 80 2:01.87
4. Yevgeniya ZINUROVA RUS 82 2:01.95
5. Angelika CICHOCKA POL 88 2:02.30
6. Tetyana PETLYUK UKR 82 2:03.08
7. Renata PLIŚ POL 85 2:03.19
8. Pamela JELIMO KEN 89 2:03.89
9. Yong LI CHN 88 2:04.50
10. Haiyan ZHOU CHN 90 2:12.84
- Rebecca SWEENEY GBR 85 DNF
Video: Wariner beats Neville over 400m

Men's 400m: Wariner Wins In Shaky Time 
Jeremy Wariner took the win in a modest 45.41. His best competition came from Olympic bronze medalist David Neville (US, 45.70) and former Wake Forest standout Michael Bingham (GBR, 45.84) who had some very impressive showings last year on the professional circuit after his collegiate season ended (Bingham placed 2nd in the Berlin World Champs semi-final last year in 44.74).

Pl. Athlete Nat. Birth Result
1. Jeremy WARINER USA 84 45.41
2. David NEVILLE USA 84 45.70
3. Michael BINGHAM GBR 86 45.84
4. Gary KIKAYA COD 78 46.07
5. Ben OFFEREINS AUS 86 46.08
6. Leslie DJHONE FRA 81 46.37
7. Xiaosheng LIU CHN 88 46.62
8. Johan WISSMAN SWE 82 46.64
9. Andrae WILLIAMS BAH 83 48.03

Women's 100m: Jeter Jets Past Fraser 
In the most anticipated head-to-head matchup of the meet, US sprinter Carmelita Jeter powered past '08 Olympic and '09 World champion Jamaican Shelly-Ann Fraser 11.09 to 11.29.

Pl. Athlete Nat. Birth Result
1. Carmelita JETER USA 79 11.09
2. Shelly-Ann FRASER JAM 86 11.29
3. Chandra STURRUP BAH 71 11.38
4. Bianca KNIGHT USA 89 11.51
5. Me'Lisa BARBER USA 80 11.54
6. Schillonie CALVERT JAM 88 11.66
7. Yujia TAO CHN 87 11.69
8. Lan JIANG CHN 89 11.95

Women's 400m Hurdles: Demus Off To Another Fast Start 
American Lashinda Demus lowered the 2010 world best and meet record with a 53.34 smashing of the field. Olympic champion Melaine Walker was left 2 seconds behind in fifth and even second place was 1.5 seconds behind Demus.

Pl. Athlete Nat. Birth Result
1. Lashinda DEMUS USA 83 53.34
2. Natalya ANTYUKH RUS 81 54.83
3. Anna JESIEŃ POL 78 55.12
4. Anastasiya RABCHENYUK UKR 83 55.29
5. Melaine WALKER JAM 83 55.33
6. Kaliese SPENCER JAM 87 55.59
7. Satomi KUBOKURA JPN 82 55.61
8. Sheena JOHNSON-TOSTA USA 82 56.86
9. Dominique DARDEN USA 83 57.64

Men's Long Jump: LaPierre Currently World's Best Long Jumper 
Australia's Fabrice LaPierre picked up a confidence-building win by defeating '09 World Champion Dwight Phillips of the USA. LaPierre timed the wind right, getting a 0.0 reading for his winning 8.30m jump. But it wasn't only the wind that helped LaPierre, who has a wind-aided 8.75m from earlier in the year. The Aussie had a total of 3 jumps in Shanghai better than Phillips' best, an 8.15m into a significant -3.4m/sec headwind.

Pl. Athlete Nat. Birth Result Wind
1. Fabrice LAPIERRE AUS 83 8.30 0.0
2. Dwight PHILLIPS USA 77 8.18 -1.3
3. Xiongfeng SU CHN 91 8.06 +0.2
4. Ignisious GAISAH GHA 83 7.91 +1.8
5. Brian JOHNSON USA 80 7.80 +1.0
6. Chris NOFFKE AUS 88 7.74 -2.5
7. Andriy MAKARCHEV UKR 85 7.73 -0.7
8. Zhenwei YU CHN 86 7.57 -1.7
9. Christoph STOLZ GER 80 7.28 0.0

Women's Shot Put: Vili Beaten Handily
Valerie Vili, the New Zealand shot-putter who was unbeatable for almost 3 years, lost her world lead to Belarusian Nadezhda Ostapchuk. Now working with a new coach, Vili's best attempt was almost 1 meter off the winning put of 20.70m and didn't record a single toss farther than Ostapchuk's worst.

Pl. Athlete Nat. Birth Result
1. Nadezhda OSTAPCHUK BLR 80 20.70
2. Valerie VILI NZL 84 19.72
3. Lijiao GONG CHN 89 19.60
4. Michelle CARTER USA 85 18.79
5. Jillian CAMARENA-WILLIAM USA 82 18.56
6. Xiangrong LIU CHN 88 18.49
7. Nadine KLEINERT GER 75 18.44
8. Misleidis GONZÁLEZ CUB 78 18.08
9. Qianqian MENG CHN 91 16.75

Men's Pole Vault: Hooker's Strategy Flops
After missing his first attempt at 5.50m, Aussie Olympic and World Champ Steve Hooker then cleared the height and passed to 5.70m. His strategy didn't work out too well as he missed all three attempts at 5.70m and left the meet stuck in 6th place, over 40cm lower than his world leading 5.91m set back in February.

Pl. Athlete Nat. Birth Result
1. Malte MOHR GER 86 5.70
2. Aleksander GRIPICH RUS 86 5.60
3. Maksym MAZURYK UKR 83 5.60
4. Hendrik GRUBER GER 86 5.60
5. Yansheng YANG CHN 88 5.60
6. Steven HOOKER AUS 82 5.50
7. Steve LEWIS GBR 86 5.40
8. Jeremy SCOTT USA 81 5.40
9. Timothy MACK USA 72 5.20
10. Quan YANG CHN 86 5.20

Men's High Jump: Not An Impressive Day 
Americans Jesse Williams (2nd, 2.24m), Tora Harris (5th, 2.20m) and Andra Manson (9th, 2.20m) traveled to the Far East but didn't get the great competition - or the performances - they were hoping for. Poland's Sylwester Bednarek won in a very average 2.24 and only three jumpers took jumps at 2.27m.

Pl. Athlete Nat. Birth Result
1. Sylwester BEDNAREK POL 89 2.24
2. Jesse WILLIAMS USA 83 2.24
3. Linus THÖRNBLAD SWE 85 2.24
4. Jaroslav BÁBA CZE 84 2.20
5. Tora HARRIS USA 78 2.20
6. Martijn NUYENS NED 83 2.20
6. Andrey TERESHIN RUS 82 2.20
6. Chen WANG CHN 90 2.20
9. Andra MANSON USA 84 2.20
- Shufeng ZHANG CHN 85 NH

More From Shanghai:
*Full Results
*Diamond League Event Reports

More From The Weekend:
*Leo Manzano wins Occidental USATF High Performance Meet In 3:36
*Occidental Results

 

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