2012 DN Galan Stockholm Diamond League Recap

By LetsRun.com
August 17, 2012

Stockholm, Sweden

Just five days after the close of the London Olympics, the Samsung Diamond League circuit resumed on Friday in Stockholm and six 2012 Olympic champions won here tonight.

It was the 100th anniversary of the stadium, built to host the 1912 Stockholm Olympics. Before the main portion of the meet started, they showed on the scoreboard some of the highlights the last 100 years, including wrestling, tug of war, and standing broad jump.

Stockholm not only had the $10,000 first place prizes for Diamond League event wins, but also gave out three one carat diamonds worth roughly $10,000 for the three meet records set.

Full recap below with results and post-race video.

Women's 1500: Maryam Jamal's Big Kick Gives Her The Win As Rowbury & Simpson Earn Seasonal Bests in Defeat

The return to form of 2007 and 2009 world champion Maryam Jamal, who got the bronze in London in just her third 1,500 competition of the year after missing much the early year with injury, continued in Stockholm as she used a big last 200 to come from fourth to first in a new seasonal best of 4:01.19 as American  Shannon Rowbury (4:03:15) and Jenny Simpson also got seasonal bests (4:04.71) in finishing fourth and fifth. Rowbury and Simpson's previous seasonal bests had come at the US Trials when they had run 4:05.11 and 4:05.17.

The field didn't go with the rabbit early on and it was bound to come down to the last lap. At the bell (3:01), it was the 2012 world leader Ethiopia's Abeba Aregawi, who had the lead. She was followed closely by Bahrain's Mimi Belete  and 2012 bronze medallist Maryam Jamal as well as America's Shannon Rowbury who was in fourth. On the backstretch, Aregawi and Jamal separated themselves from the other two as Rowbury and Jamal were at least 5 meters back with 200 to go. It seemed to be a two person race but Jamal had a great final 200. She came around Rowbury at the start of the turn and then went after the top two whom she'd catch in the finishing stretch to get the win in 4:01.19 after a 59-second final lap (59.93 leader to leader). Belete was second in her own seasonal best of 4:01.72 to Aregawi's 4:02.04. As was mentioned before, Rowbury also got a seasonal best of 4:03.15 for fourth after a last lap very close to 62 flat.

2011 world champion Jenny Simpson was never a factor in the race but she did finish fifth (4:04.71). The other American in the field, Anna Pierce, was next to last in 4:10.48.

Shannon Rowbury Talks About Olympics and Blasts Drug Cheats

This was Shannon Rowbury's second race post-Olympics as she won the DecaNations meet on Wednesday before traveling here yesterday. She competed well.

"The last 300 I could feel my 12 hours of travel yesterday," she said.

Rowbury still does not have pleasant thoughts about her sixth place finish in the Olympics. "It's still hard. I felt like I was in great shape... I was right near the leaders and I lost a little bit on the backstretch. I was closing strong but ran out of track. That eats at me a little bit. The fact two of the girls have faced drug bans already eats at me a lot. Removing them I'd still only be forth. Just the fact they get to compete when the Olympics is all about 'honest effort' is hard," Rowbury said referring to the drug bans of Gold medal winner Alsi Alptekin and fourth place finisher and former two time World Champion Tatyana Tomashova.

"At the very least, they should be permanent for Olympics and World Championships. I don't see why someone who is cheating gets to compete for a medal when that is a life changing thing. I feel very strongly about that," Rowbury said.  Well said.

Jenny Simpson Has Six Weeks of Racing Left
World champion Jenny Simpson ran a season's best and still has six weeks of racing left through the Fifth Avenue Mile. She said, "I haven't really raced a ton (this year)... I really feel like I still have a lot of running left in my legs."

Jenny was one of the last athletes to leave the Olympic village, leaving on Wednesday. Now she'll be going meet to meet in Europe training with her husband (who ran a 2:26 marathon at Grandma's). Up next for Jenny is Lausanne and Zurich.

Despite her poor finish, Anna Pierce said she has been training well and is looking forward to running some 800s. The question for her is just what races she can get into as she did not know she was racing here until the last minute. She's based out of Germany where training partner Morgan Uceny who fell in the 1500m is now recovering.

Shannon Rowbury Talks Olympics and Drug Cheats

Jenny Simpson On Being Last to Leave Olympic Village

Anna Pierce

 

QT #1: A strange finish as Jamal was pretty far back with 200 remaining, but she really closed well as she put 2-seconds on Rowbury in the final 200. We'd estimate Jamal's last 800 was 2:04 high-2:05 flat.

QT #2: The 1,500 certainly is a much more difficult event this year than last. Anyone remember how Uceny won in Lausanne last year with a 62 flat last 400 in a 4:05 race?

Rank Athlete Nation Result Diamond Points Diamond Ranking
1
BRN
4:01.19
SB
8
2
 
2
BRN
4:01.72
SB
2
5
 
3
ETH
4:02.04
13
1
img
4
USA
4:03.15
SB
 
 
 
5
USA
4:04.71
SB
2
5
 
6
BLR
4:04.97
 
 
 
7
KEN
4:05.39
2
5
 
8
GBR
4:06.09
 
 
 
9
KEN
4:09.10
SB
 
 
 
10
ESP
4:09.25
SB
 
 
 
11
USA
4:10.48
1
8
 
12
SWE
4:22.44
 
 
 
 
RUS
DNF
 
 
 
Intermediate times:
400m: Kupina, Yekaterina (RUS) 1:05.33
800m: Kupina, Yekaterina (RUS) 2:11.55
1200m: Aregawi, Abeba (ETH)3:16.37

Women's Steeple: Olympic Champ Yulia Zaripova Is Now The Third Second Fastest Woman In History

Russia's Olympic and World champ Yuliya Zaripova moved up one stop on the all-time rankings as she became the second fastest woman in history with the third best performance in history at 9:05.02 (previous pb was 9:06.72 in London) on Friday.

The race was hyped as a world record (8:58.81) attempt of sorts but it played out exactly as we thought it would - the rabbit proved to be insufficient. We said unless one of the top 4 or 5 women in the world was used as the rabbit, that there was no chance the rabbit would make it 2000 on pace and that's what happened. The pace did start out hot (2:58.82) for 1k but slowed on the second kilometer (3:06:63 - 6:05.45) as the rabbit struggled

Two other competitors - the third and fourth placers in London in Sofia Assefa and Micah Chemos - attempted to stick with Zaripova and the hot early pace. With three laps to go, the Ethiopian and Kenyan national record holders were barely hanging on even though the pace was slowing and soon they'd be dropped and before the race was over they'd drop out.

With a lap to go, the clock read 7:55 and the question was: 'Could Zaripova turn things around and slam it home like she did in London?' If she ran 64 like she did in London, she'd be the second women ever under 9:00.

Now, the fast early pace had taken it's toll as her last lap was just 69.62.

The silver medallist in London, Tunisia's Habiba Ghribi, ran her own race thoughout and would close well to finish second in 9:10.36.

Ethiopia's Etenesh Dir, who broke 9:20 for the first time in the Olympics at 9:19.89 for sixth, broke 9:15 here to get third in 9:14.07. But the biggest PR of the night went to 4th placer Lidya Chepkurui of Kenya. Chepkurui, who was sixth at the Kenyan Trials, ran 9:14.98 after coming in with a personal best of just 9:22.66.   

US champ Emma Coburn, who PRd in London at 9:23.54, was eighth tonight in 9:31.55.

Afterwards Coburn reflected back on the year, not just the 2012 campaign, but the full calendar year.

"A year ago 9:31 would have been amazing for me. August 19th last year I flew to Korea (for Worlds). August 19th 2011 to August 2012 has been a great year and I'm proud of it," she said. This wasn't how she wanted to end her season but she looks forward to "chipping my times down" in 2013 when she still has track eligibility left at Colorado.

Emma Coburn Looks Back at a Great Year

Rank Athlete Nation Result Diamond Points Diamond Ranking
1
RUS
9:05.02
WL,MR
4
4
 
2
TUN
9:10.36
6
3
 
3
ETH
9:14.07
PB
1
9
 
4
KEN
9:14.98
PB
 
 
 
5
ROU
9:25.70
PB
4
4
 
6
KEN
9:27.20
 
 
 
7
ETH
9:31.27
 
 
 
8
USA
9:31.55
 
 
 
9
LAT
9:39.77
2
7
 
10
KEN
9:47.76
 
 
 
11
ETH
10:13.62
 
 
 
 
ETH
DNF
7
2
 
 
KEN
DNF
12
1
img
 
UKR
DNF
 
 
 
Intermediate times:

1000m: Shmidt, Svitlana (UKR)2:58.82
2000m Zaripova, Yuliya (RUS) 6:05.45

Men's 3000: Evan Jager Moves To #9 All-Time In US

American Evan Jager's return to flat racing after a summer focused on the steeple proved to be a successful one as he consistently moved up through the field as the race progressed and ended up joining the US top-10 in the flat 3000 with a 7:35.16 clocking after finishing sixth in the race. According to Track and Field News' list, Jager is now # 9 all-time in the US at the event.

US All-Time at 3000:
7:29.00     Bernard Lagat       08/29/10
7:30.84     Bob Kennedy         08/08/98
7:31.00+   Matt Tegenkamp      06/10/07 *converted from 2 miles
7:33.37     Sydney Maree (Reebok)   07/17/82
7:33.45i+  Galen Rupp      02/11/12
7:34.32     Chris Solinsky      08/29/10
7:34.96     Adam Goucher        07/20/01
7:35.08+    Alan Webb       06/04/05 *converted from 2 miles
7:35.16       Evan Jager              08/17/12
7:35.32+    Dathan Ritzenhein   06/10/07 *converted from 2 miles

The race was won by Kenya's Isaiah Koech who closed in 55.27 to win in 7:30.43 - just .01 off the world lead. Koech, who was fifth in London in the 5000, seemingly let up just before the line or he'd be the world leader.

The race started off fast from the gun as the goal was to get the leaders on 7:30 pace. Jager went out in the back as he was fifth to last 200 meters into the race and still second to last in the main pack at 1200 even though he went out in 3:03-4. By 1,600, there was a lead pack of 7 or 8 and a chase back of five and Jager was in the chase pack after an opening 1600 of roughly 4:05.

Jager then did a nice job of running up through the field, picking up scalps one after another as people started to fade.

On the penultimate lap, the leaders slowed to gather themselves for the kick and suddenly at the bell Jager found himself at the back of the front pack in sixth. However, when the real kicking began with 300 left, Jager had no response as the top two of Koech and Caleb Ndiku , the former world junior cross country and 1500 champion, separated themselves from the pretenders. Ndiku would dip under 7:31 at 7:30.99 in second.

Jager Reacts and Wants to Run the 5000m
Before the race, Jager had told letsrun.com he was shooting for 7:35-7:37 and he delivered on that promise. Jager was the only guy to run that fast from the second pack and had to attack the back half of the race.

"That's a huge pb for me, six seconds. I'm really happy with that....With the way the race played out, my position and everything, 7:35 is a very good result," Jager said.

Jager now has had a week and a half to look back at his sixth place finish in the Olympics. He said, "Initially I was very, very disappointed. Me and (coach) Jerry (Schumacher) let ourselves believe if everything went right for us and stuff went wrong for some of the other athletes, we could have been right up there and possibly gotten a medal (in London). When you give yourself that kind of hope, it's a pretty big emotional letdown when you don't get that. (Now) I think I'm very happy being disappointed with finishing sixth at the Olympics."

Jager had said beforehand only 1500s and 3000s were left on his schedule. However, he revealed he really wants to run the 5000m. "I'm really want Jerry to let me in, get me in a 5k somewhere. I'm just super pumped to run a 5k. Maybe this performance will help him change his mind, maybe not. I think he's pretty set to just sticking to the 1500 and the 3k," Jager said.

LetsRun.com's Weldon Johnson told Jager a lot of people on LetsRun.com would want to see Jager run a 5000 this year. "Too bad Jerry doesn't read the message boards and people can't help me convince him to do that. But I'd love to run a 5," Jager said.

American David Torrence ran a good 2500m and faded a lot the last 500m. He said afterwards he had a ton of trouble with jet lag when he flew back over to Europe this week. Torrence watched the Olympics back home and came back over to race in Stockholm. He talked about watching the Olympics from home and seeing his training partner, Leo Manzano win silver. "I'm training with the best in the world, that's a huge confidence booster for me, but on the other side I'm like "Oh I should really be there (at the Olympics)," Torrence said. Torrence also pointed out the 3:35 Olympic final was very similar in terms of splits to what Torrence ran at the New York Diamond League meet where he got third.

Evan Jager Says He Wants to Run the 5000m

David Torrence on Stockholm and Leo

QT #1: The results don't show it but Kenya's Thomas Longosiwa, who won the bronze in the 5000 in London, broke clear of the field before the 5:00 mark and had a big lead with about 800 to go in this one before he staggered home in ninth in 7:40.01. This race was pretty strange.

QT #2:  The results also don't show that with 800 remaining, American David Torrence was right with Jager. Torrence faded badly over the last lap.

QT #2: Jager closed in about 1:59 high - 2:00. With two laps remaining, Australia's Collis Birmingham was the first non-African as he was at 5:33 to Jager's 5:35.

Rank Athlete Nation Result
1
KEN
7:30.43
PB
7
4
 
2
KEN
7:30.99
2
5
 
3
KEN
7:34.03
SB
2
5
 
4
KEN
7:34.75
SB
 
 
 
5
KEN
7:35.04
 
 
 
6
USA
7:35.16
PB
 
 
 
7
GER
7:35.43
PB
 
 
 
8
AUS
7:35.45
PB
2
5
 
9
KEN
7:40.01
2
5
 
10
ITA
7:41.74
PB
 
 
 
11
USA
7:44.71
PB
 
 
 
12
USA
7:47.80
PB
 
 
 
13
MEX
7:51.70
 
 
 
14
SWE
7:58.35
SB
 
 
 
 
KEN
DNF
 
 
 
 
KEN
DNF
 
 
 
Intermediate times:
1000m Barusei, Geoffrey (KEN) 2:31.79

2000m Cheboi, Collins (KEN) 5:00.30

Men's 800: Mohammad Aman Gets The Win As Taoufik Makhloufi Runs PB 1:43.71

America's Duane Solomon, who came into this race after finishing 4th in the Olymipcs, ran this race as if he was the favorite and he was - based on 2012 seasonal best times - as he had the lead at 600 (1:16:43) and 700 before fading all the way to eighth (1:46.80). In the end, this race ended up being a two person battle between Ethiopia's Mo Aman and Taoufik Makhloufi down the stretch. In the end, Aman got the win in 1:43.56 to Makhloufi's new pb of 1:43.71 (pervious pb of 1:43.88).

The race was rabbitted by the US's Matt Scherer and Solomon was up front as expected as Makhloufi went out dead last. He was so far back, we were wondering for a brief moment if he was going to barely put in an effort like he did in the Olympic 800 but he soon started to move up. 300 in, Makhloufi was third to last but by the bell (49.45 for Scherer) he was in 4th (5th if you count the rabbit).

Duane Solomon Talks about the Olympics and Stockholm
Duane Solomon ran like the fourth placer at the Olympics for 700m here.  The he ran out of steam.

"I went out too aggressive I think. I felt a little too good I think... I think I got bumped and it messed up my whole stride pattern. As soon as I got bumped, it took everything out of me and I just kind of ran past the line," he said.

Duane was philosphical saying, "You can't have a great race every one."

LRC asked Duane what the Olympics meant for him financially. Duane said the whole year has been a windfall, "Just from the performances I've been doing I've definitely made more money than I ever had in my life."

Duane has one more big 800m at the Diamond League final in Zurich. Before that is a 400 and a 1000m.

Makhloufi Talks About His Breakthrough Year
A lot of people throughout the world have raised eyebrows at Makhloufi's breakout year. LRC asked him what the key to his improvement was.

"This year I changed everything, my coach, my training, my place of training. I did everything (to achieve) the best performance," he said. Makhloufi this year began training under Jama Aden, the 2008 IAAF middle distance coach of the year, and spent time training in Kenya and Europe, away from his home in Algeria.

Makhloufi said there was "a big party" for him in Algeria and that he just did some light training there and got some treatment for his injury to make him ready to run here. Asked whether he wanted to try and run a sub 3:30 1500m, Makhloufi said, "My body is very, very tired." If he rests up he does not rule out another stellar performance.

Duane Solomon A Big Surprise in 2012

Taoufik Makhloufi A Big Surprise in 2012

QT #1: People who think Makhloufi is suspect will likely focus on the fact that he is a very smooth runner, who never looks like he is running hard and  who literally was smiling 700 meters into the race. Those that defend him will point out that there are other runners who look smooth all the time - Matt Centrowitz is one that comes to mind. And if he can run 1:43.71 - that's pretty good for a 1,500 guy - so why couldn't he win the Olympics particularly when the Kenyans were off their Games?

QT #2: Kenya's Abubaker Kaki, who has had and up and down season, struggled over the final 200 and ended up fifth in 1:44.42.

More: MB: Makhloufi 1:43.71 PB, he looks legit at Stockholm. *Makhloufi out of Stockholm and Lausanne DL meets -

Rank Athlete Nation Result Diamond Points Diamond Ranking
1
ETH
1:43.56
6
2
 
2
ALG
1:43.71
PB
2
7
 
3
KEN
1:44.23
1
12
 
4
KEN
1:44.32
PB
 
 
 
5
SUD
1:44.42
4
3
 
6
POL
1:44.96
 
 
 
7
POL
1:45.36
4
3
 
8
USA
1:46.80
 
 
 
9
SWE
1:50.05
 
 
 
 
KEN
DNF
 
 
 
 
USA
DNF
 
 
 
Intermediate times:
400m:Scherer, Matthew (USA) 49.45
600m: Solomon, Duane (USA) 1:16.43

Andrew Wheating Fourth in "B" 800
In the "B" 800m Andreas Bube, the European Champs silver medallist got the win as American Andrew Wheating moved up down the homestretch to finish fourth in 1:46.33.

Afterwards, Wheating said he is a lot healthier and nearly back to running full-time. He said his fans back home may not think 1:46.3 is a good performance for someone who has a 1:44.53 pb but this was a step in the right direction. Plus, he talked about running 3:30 in the past and the success of the Americans that started with Matt Centrowitz last year at Worlds and continued with Leo Manzano and Centrowitz this year at the Olympics.

Andrew Wheating on the Way Back and On Leo and Centro

1
DEN
1:46.01
2
ESP
1:46.08
3
GBR
1:46.10
SB
4
USA
1:46.33
SB
5
NOR
1:46.98
6
KUW
1:47.31
7
MAR
1:47.43
8
SWE
1:47.51
SB
9
EGY
1:47.59
10
SWE
1:49.16
SB
11
SWE
1:51.93
 
AUS
DNF

Intermediate times:
400m Offereins, Ben (AUS) 50.55
600m Al Azemi, Mohammed Khalaf (KUW) 1:17.64

Women's 400m: Sanya Richards Ross Wins Olympic Rematch

This one featured the top four from the Olympics. In the end, Sanya Richards Ross held off last year's world champion Amantle Montsho who was fourth in London.

Rank Athlete Nation Result Reaction time Diamond Points Diamond Ranking
1
USA
49.89
0.158
8
2
 
2
BOT
50.03
0.220
16
1
img
3
GBR
50.77
0.198
5
4
 
4
RUS
50.93
0.222
 
 
 
5
USA
51.08
0.314
1
6
 
6
USA
51.75
0.204
 
 
 
7
RUS
52.53
0.185
 
 
 
8
SWE
52.88
0.169
 
 
 

Men's Triple: Christian Taylor Wins As No Brings It
There definitely was some Olympic hangover in the triple jump. Maybe it was the rain earlier in the day but no one jumped very far. Olympic champ Christian Taylor got the win in 17.11 a mark that would have put him 6th in London.

1
USA
17.11
0.0
15
1
img
 
16.88
(+0.2)
x
(+0.6)
17.11
(0.0)
16.79
(+0.4)
x
(+0.3)
16.79
(+0.6)
2
UKR
17.04
+1.1
SB
3
6
   
x
(+0.4)
16.29
(+0.5)
16.81
(-0.1)
17.04
(+1.1)
x
(-1.0)
16.97
(0.0)
3
RUS
16.93
+0.5
5
3
   
16.54
(+0.6)
16.83
(+0.6)
16.93
(+0.5)
x
(+0.9)
-
-
4
USA
16.88
0.0
4
5
   
x
(+0.3)
16.58
(+0.4)
16.56
(+0.7)
x
(+0.2)
16.88
(0.0)
16.80
(+1.2)
5
NGR
16.76
+0.5
1
8
   
15.77
(+0.1)
x
(+0.1)
16.76
(+0.5)
x
(+0.6)
-
-
6
HAI
16.68
+0.7
   
16.68
(+0.7)
16.37
(+1.3)
16.58
(+1.7)
x
(+0.7)
16.41
(-0.7)
16.59
(+0.9)
7
AUS
16.07
+0.8
   
16.07
(+0.8)
15.84
(-0.3)
15.83
(+0.8)
x
(0.0)
-
-
 
FRA
NM
 
   
x
(-0.1)
-
r
 
 
 

Jenn Suhr No Heights in Her First Meet as Olympic Champ

Beforehand Suhr said she considered not competing anymore this year after winning the Olympics. She no heighted here as Olympic silver medallist Silva won.

Rank Athlete Nation Result
Diamond Points Diamond Ranking   4.15
4.76
4.31
 
4.46
 
4.55
 
4.64
 
4.70
 
1
CUB
4.70
8
2
   
-
xxx
-
 
xo
 
-
 
xo
 
o
 
2
GER
4.55
8
2
   
-
xx
-
 
-
 
o
 
-
 
x-
 
3
BRA
4.55
9
1
img
 
-
 
-
 
xxo
 
xo
 
xxx
 
 
 
4
GER
4.46
 
 
   
-
 
-
 
o
 
-
 
xxx
 
 
 
5
CZE
4.46
1
7
   
-
 
xxo
 
o
 
xxx
 
 
 
 
 
6
SWE
4.46
 
 
   
-
 
xo
 
xo
 
xxx
 
 
 
 
 
7
GBR
4.46
1
7
   
-
 
xxo
 
xo
 
xxx
 
 
 
 
 
8
AUS
4.31
 
 
   
-
 
o
 
xxx
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
9
SWE
4.15
 
 
   
xxo
 
xxx
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
GER
NM
1
7
   
-
 
xxx
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
USA
NM
 
 
   
-
 
-
 
-
 
xxx
 
 
 
 
 

Women's Long Jump: Brittney Reese Doesn't Make Final

You can decide who had the biggest Olympic gold medal hangover. Brittney Reese did not make the final three jumps here she was so off.

Rank Athlete Nation Result
Wind
Diamond Points Diamond Ranking   1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.
1
RUS
6.82
0.0
10
1
img
 
6.51
(+0.3)
6.82
(0.0)
5.01
(+0.6)
6.64
(-0.1)
-
-
2
BLR
6.75
-0.2
2
6
   
6.52
(0.0)
6.55
(0.0)
6.74
(+0.5)
6.32
(-0.2)
6.58
(-0.2)
6.75
(-0.2)
3
USA
6.69
+0.3
7
2
   
x
(+0.5)
6.59
(0.0)
6.69
(+0.3)
6.46
(-0.2)
6.43
(-0.2)
6.49
(-0.1)
4
GBR
6.68
+0.1
6
3
   
6.59
(+0.4)
6.58
(+0.1)
6.63
(+0.1)
6.68
(+0.1)
6.67
(-0.5)
x
(0.0)
5
LAT
6.65
-0.3
   
x
(-0.1)
6.65
(-0.3)
x
(+0.3)
x
(0.0)
6.52
(-0.5)
6.58
(0.0)
6
RUS
6.63
+0.1
4
4
   
x
(+0.4)
6.58
(+0.5)
6.47
(+0.6)
6.59
(+0.1)
6.63
(+0.1)
x
(+0.6)
7
RUS
6.60
+0.1
   
6.60
(+0.1)
6.58
(+0.2)
6.49
(+0.2)
6.38
(+0.3)
6.49
(-0.3)
6.54
(+0.1)
8
RUS
6.39
+0.2
   
6.38
(-0.5)
6.39
(+0.2)
6.32
(+0.9)
6.29
(+0.5)
x
(-0.2)
6.32
(+0.1)
9
USA
6.23
+0.4
   
6.23
(+0.4)
x
(+0.2)
5.16
(+0.5)
 
 
 
10
SWE
6.17
+0.2
   
6.17
(+0.2)
x
(0.0)
x
(+0.2)
 
 
 
11
USA
6.15
-0.2
   
6.15
(-0.2)
6.10
(+0.5)
6.06
(+0.2)
 
 
 
 
USA
NM
 
1
8
   
x
(+0.1)
x
(-0.2)
x
(+0.4)
 
 
 

Women's High Jump: Olympic Champ Chicherova Wins and Goes 2.00

Rank Athlete Nation Result
Diamond Points Diamond Ranking   1.75
1.97
1.80
2.00
1.84
2.05
1.88
2.08
1.91
 
1.94
 
1
RUS
2.00
9
2
   
-
-
-
o
o
xx-
-
x
o
 
o
 
2
RUS
1.97
4
4
   
-
o
-
xxx
-
 
o
 
o
 
o
 
3
BEL
1.94
5
3
   
-
xxx
-
 
o
 
o
 
o
 
o
 
4
ESP
1.94
2
5
   
-
xxx
-
 
o
 
-
 
xxo
 
o
 
5
RUS
1.88
 
 
   
-
 
o
 
-
 
o
 
xxx
 
 
 
5
UKR
1.88
2
5
   
o
 
o
 
o
 
o
 
xxx
 
 
 
7
LTU
1.88
 
 
   
o
 
o
 
xo
 
o
 
xxx
 
 
 
8
UZB
1.84
 
 
   
o
 
xo
 
o
 
xxx
 
 
 
 
 
 
SWE
DNS
 
 
   
-
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Men's 400m Hurdles: Tinsley Gets Revenge on Sanchez

Sanchez got gold in London and Tinsley silver but they reversed the order here. Jehue Gordon had the lead heading into the homestretch but faded.

Afterward two-time Olympic champ Angelo Taylor said he will compete in 2013 and try and win Worlds which he has never done.

Angelo Taylor Still Wants Gold in 2013

1
USA
48.50
0.158
4
3
 
2
DOM
48.93
0.161
3
5
 
3
JAM
48.97
0.195
1
9
 
4
TRI
49.00
0.166
2
7
 
5
GER
49.79
0.153
 
 
 
6
GBR
49.93
0.238
 
 
 
7
BEL
50.02
0.187
 
 
 
8
USA
50.41
0.179
5
2
 

Women's 100m Hurdles: Dawn Harper Wins

Olympic silver medallist Harper beat bronze medallist Kellie Wells

Wind:+0.5
Rank Athlete Nation Result Reaction time Diamond Points Diamond Ranking
1
USA
12.65
0.173
8
3
 
2
USA
12.76
0.147
10
2
 
3
BLR
12.79
0.154
1
8
 
4
USA
12.83
0.140
3
5
 
5
USA
12.89
0.154
 
 
 
6
AUT
12.93
0.150
 
 
 
7
JAM
12.96
0.149
5
4
 
8
CAN
13.26
0.139
1
8
 

Men's Shot: Reese Hoffa Turns Tables on Majewski

The bronze medallist in London, Hoffa, beat Olympic champ Majewski.

1
USA
21.24
 
16
1
img
 
21.24
x
21.20
20.84
20.67
x
2
POL
21.01
 
10
2
   
20.27
20.88
21.01
20.71
20.20
x
3
USA
20.94
 
2
4
   
20.94
x
20.18
x
x
20.61
4
CAN
20.68
 
10
2
   
x
19.50
19.60
x
20.68
x
5
USA
20.58
 
   
19.95
19.89
20.06
x
20.58
x
6
RUS
19.76
 
   
19.76
x
19.21
19.02
19.76
x
7
SWE
18.86
 
   
18.51
18.31
18.03
18.86
18.82
18.83
8
SWE
18.36
 
   
x
18.14
18.36
17.74
x
x
9
BLR
18.22
 
   
x
18.22
x
 
 
 

Ryan Bailey Wins 100m Versus Weak Field

Wind:+0.7
Rank Athlete Nation Result Reaction time Diamond Points Diamond Ranking
1
USA
9.93
0.138
6
4
 
2
JAM
10.06
0.158
4
5
 
3
JAM
10.12
0.165
1
9
 
4
USA
10.15
0.152
 
 
 
5
GBR
10.22
0.194
 
 
 
6
TRI
10.23
0.166
 
 
 
7
ZAM
10.24
0.155
 
 
 
8
SWE
10.45
0.164
 
 
 

Women's Discus: Sandra Perkovic Wins Diamond on Final Throw
Sandra Perkovic,
the Olympic champ saved the best for last.  She trailed Olypmic silver medallist Darya Pishchalnikova heading into the final throw. Pishchalnikova also had surpassed the previous meet record of 63.66 and was on track to win a $10,000 diamond. Perkovic however threw 68.77 on the final throw to get the win and the meet record.

1
CRO
68.77
 
MR
22
1
img
 
57.29
x
66.26
63.09
x
68.77
2
RUS
66.85
 
4
4
   
64.69
x
63.03
64.09
66.85
65.39
3
GER
65.07
 
5
3
   
61.71
65.07
x
x
62.90
62.83
4
CUB
64.29
 
2
5
   
63.87
63.94
64.29
64.07
61.55
x
5
USA
63.34
 
2
5
   
59.38
x
x
63.34
x
60.72
6
POL
61.65
 
1
7
   
59.78
60.18
x
60.40
x
61.65
7
LTU
60.09
 
   
59.56
57.00
59.13
59.93
60.09
58.33
8
FRA
59.95
 
1
7
   
x
56.17
59.95
56.01
x
x
9
SWE
50.82
 
   
x
50.67
50.82
 
 
 

Women's Shot: Valerie Adams Keeps Winning
This was a repeat of London in the top two places Valerie Adams got the win here in 20.26 (threw 20.70 in London) short of getting a diamond for the meet record of 20.63. Yevgeniya Kolodko had more of a drop-off in her performance from London as she threw 19.08 here (20.48 in London).

1
NZL
20.26
 
SR
12
1
img
 
20.05
20.26
x
x
20.06
20.17
2
RUS
19.08
 
2
4
   
19.08
x
x
-
18.64
18.54
3
GER
18.72
 
1
6
   
18.54
18.09
18.19
18.58
x
18.72
4
BLR
18.51
 
   
18.51
x
18.19
18.11
18.34
18.45
5
USA
18.39
 
1
6
   
17.92
18.39
x
18.21
x
18.06
6
TRI
18.11
 
   
16.54
17.67
17.44
18.11
17.57
17.92
7
RUS
17.95
 
   
17.50
17.95
x
17.80
x
17.83
8
ESP
17.28
 
   
17.28
16.67
16.57
x
16.31
x

 


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