2012 Weltklasse Recap: Rudisha Loses, Bolt And Blake Win, Drama In Women's Steeple, And Americans Fizzle In 5,000m

By LetsRun.com
August 30, 2012

There is a reason the Zürich Weltklasse Track and Field meet is the best one day meet in the world, it gets the best athletes. Usain Bolt, David Rudisha, Yohan Blake, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and more. Weltklasse 2012 was also the final Diamond League meet for half the Diamond League disciplines, so $40,000 was on the line for the Diamond League series winners with second place in the Diamond League standings getting $0. The meet was held under poor, rainy conditions with temps in the high 50s for most of the affair.

Full meet recap below. Full 2012 Zurich Weltklasse Results Here

Men's 800m: David Rudisha's Perfect Season Comes To An End

Want to know how to beat David Rudisha? Have it rain and talk to Mohammed Aman.

In a stunner, Ethiopia's Mo Aman upset world record holder Kenya's David Rudisha to win the 800 at the Weltklasse Zürich track and field meet and win the $40,000 Diamond League title in the process (plus $10,000 more for the win). History repeated itself, as for the second straight year in rainy conditions, Aman denied Rudisha an undefeated year in Rudisha's final race of the season. This was the only race for Rusidha post-Olympics, where he had run a non-rabbitted 1:40.91 world record.

Aman's winning time of 1:42.53 was a new personal best and Ethiopian record. Aman's previous best was 1:43.20, earned when he finished sixth at the Olympics. Rudisha was second here in 1:42.81 with Kenya's Leonard Kosencha third in 1:44.29 and America's Duane Solomon fourth in 1:44.42.

Unlike in London, Rudisha had a rabbit but Rudisha did not go with rabbit Sammy Tangui and as a result, Rudisha basically ran his own race. Tangui's 400 was 49.53 with Rudisha around 49.9 to 50-flat. No one was really close to him as Aman was some six to seven meters back, as shown by the following screen shot.

Aman may have been gapped by Rudisha at 400 meters, but he worked hard on the backstretch to get right behind Rudisha at 600, which Rudisha hit in 1:16.24.

Was Rudisha saving something for the finish or was he vulnerable?

Aman definitely seemed full of life as he was hunting the legend Rudisha.

Coming into the homestretch, Aman pulled up beside Rudisha and Rudisha responded and tried to dig deep as he certainly knew the $40,000 title was on the line. They ran side-by-side for about half the stretch before Rudisha - not Aman - cracked.

Post-race, a jubilant Aman posed for pictures with the mascot after having earned the biggest win of his career.

Quick Thought #1: Rudisha's performance in London was truly spectacular, but one thing we thought many people failed to properly appreciate at the Olympics was how good everyone else ran. Rudisha's performance was mind-boggling, but it almost had to be just to win, as second place was 1:41.73. It's not like Rudisha ran poorly here tonight. He ran 1:42.81 and closed in 26.57 - which is actually a tad faster of a close than what he had in London - 26.61.

Quick Thought #2: Rudisha came in with a perfect nine-for-nine on the year (six-for-six ignoring heats). Last year, before his loss in Milan, when he ran 1:43.57 to Aman's 1:43.50, he was 14-for-14 (10-for-10 ignoring heats) on the year and sported a win streak 34 races long.

Quick Thought #3: Our 2012 world rankings are as follows:
#1 - David Rudisha - Kenya - world record, Olympic gold.
#2 - Nijel Amos - Botswana - #2 time on year (1:41.73), Olympic silver, World junior gold. One loss all year.
#3 - Mohamed Aman - Ethiopia - tied for #3 time on year, Diamond League champion, World indoor champ.

Quick Thought #4: As good as Rudisha is, the next few years could be some of the greatest in the history of the 800. Amos and Aman are both just 18. Rudisha is still just 23.

QT #5: Duane Solomon is the real deal in case you hadn't realized.

Rank Athlete Nation Result Diamond Points Diamond Ranking
1
ETH
1:42.53
NR, PB
14
1
img
2
KEN
1:42.81
12
2
 
3
KEN
1:44.29
6
3
 
4
USA
1:44.42
 
 
 
5
GBR
1:44.94
2
4
 
6
GBR
1:45.06
 
 
 
7
KEN
1:45.18
2
4
 
8
KEN
1:45.52
 
 
 
 
KEN
DNF
 
 
 

Intermediate Times:
400m: Tangui, Sammy (KEN) 49.59
600m: Rudisha, David (KEN) 1:16.24

Men's 5,000m Disappoints

With talk of a sub-12:50 race and the American record going down, this one disappointed. With the wet track, the conditions were not ideal, but one could get a lot worse in late August. This ended up resembling most of the 5,000s that were run on the circuit a couple of years ago. Moderate pace with a big pack kicking at the bell, with the American-born athletes out of contention.

This one came down to the final lap. Seven guys were in contention at the bell, including Olympic silver medallist and 2012 world leader Dejen Gebremeskel, who led the Diamond League standings coming in, and bronze medallist Thomas Longosiwa, who also had a shot at the Diamond League title if he could win here. American Bernard Lagat was in fifth and in a good spot. London 10,000m silver medalist Galen Rupp had fallen out of contention over the final mile and was off the main pack.

But it was Kenya's champ in 2012 and the fastest Kenyan on the year in 12:48 performer Isiah Koech (who was 5th in the Olympics) that had the lead on the backstretch and was battling with Gebremeskel. They continued to dual onto the homestretch and instead of fading, Koech turned it up a notch. Once victory and $40,000 was out of reach, Gebremeskel would fade as Longosiwa would try to challenge Koech, but Koech was too good on the final lap (55-low) and final 100m. Koech was best today and he got the win in 12:58.98. Lagat, who was fourth with 200m to go, tried to make a late charge, but it was too little too late and he finished third, breaking 13:00 for the first time in 2012.

The win netted Koech the Diamond League title and $50,000 for his day's effort.

Who is Isiah Koech, you say? In addition to what he's done this year, he was the World Youth champ in 2009. In 2010, he ran 13:07 for 5,000m and was 4th at World Junior XC. Last year, he really stunned people by running a world junior indoor record of 12:53.29 indoors before he won the Kenyan Trials and got 4th at the World Championships. This year, he won the Kenyan Trials again and was 5th at the Olympics. The 18*-year-old youngster may have just slightly mis-timed his peak as since the Olympics, he won the 3,000 in Stockholm and the 5,000m here. Regardless, he looks to have a bright future.

QT: With $40,000 for the overall Diamond League winner and $0 for second, there is a lot of drama at the DL final.

QT2: Easy to say in hindsight, but maybe Galen Rupp should have called it a season after London. He dropped out of the Lausanne 1,500m and was not a factor here late. It looked like the Galen Rupp of 2010, not the Rupp we've come to expect in 2012. That being said, only seven Americans have ever run faster than 13:09.

QT3: Lopez Lomong was way back here - dead last. Did kicking a lap early in his first 5,000m this year really do him in? Maybe we shouldn't have gotten so excited with him beating a bunch of Americans at Stanford, but Lomong looked great doing it and never showed that promise again at 5,000m this year.

1
KEN
12:58.98
15
1
img
2
KEN
12:59.24
6
3
 
3
USA
12:59.92
SB
2
4
 
4
ETH
13:00.83
8
2
 
5
KEN
13:02.11
2
5
 
6
ETH
13:02.62
 
 
 
7
ETH
13:04.14
 
 
 
8
ETH
13:07.24
1
7
 
9
USA
13:09.50
1
7
 
10
ETH
13:09.70
 
 
 
11
KEN
13:09.92
 
 
 
12
KEN
13:19.79
 
 
 
13
KEN
13:19.94
 
 
 
14
UGA
13:20.17
1
7
 
15
ETH
13:27.59
 
 
 
16
AUS
13:27.99
2
5
 
17
USA
13:35.53
 
 
 
 
KEN
DNF
 
 
 
 
KEN
DNF
 
 
 
 
GER
DNF
 
 
 
 
KEN
DNF
 
 
 

Intermediate Times:
1,000m Cheboi, Collins (KEN) 2:35.94
2,000m Cheboi, Collins (KEN) 5:14.24
3,000m Gathimba, Gideon (KEN) 7:52.74
4,000m Chepkok, Vincent Kiprop (KEN) 10:27.77

Women's Steeple: Milcah Chemos Falls And Loses $40,000, Then Sofia Assefa Is DQed And Chemos Wins $40,000

If you knew what you were watching, this one had a ton of drama. Heading into the bell, all the main contenders were in this one and the $40,000 Diamond League title was on the line. Milcah Chemos of Kenya, the favorite heading into the Olympics, who left London without a medal, was trying to salvage her season with her second straight $40,000 DL title. If she finished in the top 2, she was guaranteed the $40,000.

Before the final hurdle right before the bell, disaster struck for Chemos. She hit the barrier with her left leg and went down hard on the track in the rain as shown below:

By the time she got up, her Diamond League hopes were gone.

That opened the door for Ethiopia's Sofia Assefa. She or Tunisia's Habiba Ghribi had to win here to take the DL title. Ghribi was not a factor on the final lap but Assefa was. She dominated the final 200m to get the win comfortably over countrywoman Etenesh Diro.

The $50,000 was Assefa's. Except it wasn't.

After the race, Assefa was disqualified. Why? Heading into the final water jump, which was on the inside, Assefa originally veered too far inside on what we think is the high jump area (a LRC visitor at the meet has informed us it was the pole vault area). She took a few steps there then realized her error and went towards the barrier as shown below:

Her error had absolutely no effect on the outcome of this race, yet she was DQed and out $50,000.

The sting of falling for Milcah Chemos was largely erased as she picked up the $40,000 Diamond League title.

QT: The winner of each DL race gets $10,000. That means the fall cost Chemos possibly $50,000. Two or three steps cost Assefa $50,000.

QT2: Does the name Dorcus Inzikuru ring a bell? She was the original women's steeplechase champ at the 2005 World Championships. She's still out there competing.

Results:

1
ETH
9:21.32
MR
15
1
img
1
ETH
9:24.97
MR
9
2
 
2
ETH
9:26.99
6
5
 
3
KEN
9:29.70
2
7
 
4
KEN
9:29.90
 
 
 
5
TUN
9:32.54
6
4
 
6
ROU
9:33.23
4
6
 
7
KEN
9:34.23
 
 
 
8
GER
9:35.12
 
 
 
9
KEN
9:35.67
12
1
img
10
UGA
9:39.07
 
 
 
11
GER
9:40.75
 
 
 
 
UKR
DNF
 
 
 
 
ETH
DQ
R 163.3b
7
3
 

Intermediate Times:
1,000m Shmidt, Svitlana (UKR) 3:05.72
2,000m Diro Neda, Etenesh (ETH) 6:16.43

Women's 1,500: Abeba Aregawi Gets A Much-Deserved $40,000 Check

With $40,000 on the line between 2012 Olympic bronze medallist Maryam Jamal and 2012 world leader Abeba Aregawi, it wasn't a surprise that the field didn't go with the rabbits, who were employed to try to take this field to a sub-4:00 clocking.

Once the rabbits broke clear on the first lap, this was a race that was coming down to the last lap, and it was a great last lap for Aregawi, as she blitzed a 60.53 to get a dominant win and much-deserved DL title in 4:05.29. We say much-deserved as Aregawi has been running the DL circuit since May when she opened at 3:59 in China and this was her third DL victory on the year. Kenya's 21-year-old Mercy Cherono, who twice has been world junior 3,000 champ, ended up a well-beaten second in 4:06.42, with America's Shannon Rowbury third in 4:07.14. 2011 world champ Jenny Simpson ran a conservative race, hanging in the back of the pack throughout, and ran down a few people on the last lap, during which she went from next-to-last to seventh (4:08.38).

Jamal, who had beaten Aregawi in both Stockholm and London earlier this month and needed to win here and have Aregawi finish third to win the DL title, was within striking distance with 200 meters left. But unlike Stockholm, where she had a sensational final 200 to come from behind to grab the win, Jamal had nothing over the final 200 tonight, as she faded from 4th or 5th to 11th (4:11.05).

The third American in the field - Brenda Martinez - wasn't intimidated by the big stage, as she was positioned the best of Americans at the bell in fifth (Rowbury was seventh). She ended up just behind Simpson in eighth in 4:08.84.

Quick Thought (QT) #1: Despite her failure to medal at the Olympics where she was 5th, Aregawi had a great year. Two sub-4:00 clockings in May, including a 3:56.54.

QT #2: Commentator Steve Cram was right on the money when he said it's a disgrace that no Turkish women, who went 1-2 at the Olympics, or Russian women, nine of whom have run under 4:01 this year, were even in the field. We can understand the desire to peak when it matters most - and we're sure the Turks are correctly pointing out there is no need to run 3:56 in May - but there needs to be a minimum number of meets that people have to run to be eligible for Worlds/Olympics. The problem is there is no easy solution as the IAAF/meets don't really have the money to dictate people's schedules. The money comes from the shoe companies.

But by only showing up for the big events, it just makes people more suspicious of the fact that someone who had a doping ban, Asli Çakir Alptekin, is the Olympic champion.

Rank Athlete Nation Result Diamond Points Diamond Ranking
1
ETH
4:05.29
21
1
img
2
KEN
4:06.42
SB
4
3
 
3
USA
4:07.14
2
4
 
4
KEN
4:07.27
1
7
 
5
BRN
4:07.95
2
5
 
6
GBR
4:07.99
 
 
 
7
USA
4:08.38
2
5
 
8
USA
4:08.84
 
 
 
9
CAN
4:10.59
 
 
 
10
GER
4:10.70
 
 
 
11
BRN
4:11.05
8
2
 
12
SVK
4:11.83
 
 
 
13
GBR
4:12.68
 
 
 
14
KEN
4:18.61
 
 
 
 
CAN
DNF
 
 
 
 
KEN
DNF
 
 
 
Intermediate Times:
400m: Cummins, Diane (CAN) 1:03.42
800m: Cummins, Diane (CAN) 2:14.04
1,200m: Sum, Eunice Jepkoech (KEN) 3:20.35

Non-Mid-D/Distance Events:

Men's 200m: Nickel Ashmeade Attempts To Challenge Bolt, Wins $40,000

Coming off the turn, Nickel Ashmeade, who was fourth at the Jamaican Trials and did not make the Jamaican team, was right with Usain Bolt. Bolt turned it on the final straight and got the win but Ashmeade was rewarded with the overall Diamond League title and a 19.85 PR.

QT1: Usain Bolt and Yohan Blake need to race in Brussels next week.

Wind:0.0
Rank Athlete Nation Result Reaction time Diamond Points Diamond Ranking
1
JAM
19.66
MR
0.192
12
2
 
2
JAM
19.85
PB
0.129
15
1
img
3
JAM
20.08
0.176
2
5
 
4
JAM
20.18
0.150
1
6
 
5
USA
20.22
0.138
6
4
 
6
NED
20.62
0.140
12
3
 
7
SUI
20.70
0.143
 
 
 
8
NED
21.04
0.158
 
 
 

Men's 100m: Yohan Blake Wins, Tyson Gay False Starts And The Sport Suffers

Tyson Gay false started and this one lost a lot of its luster as the Yohan Blake-Gay matchup was gone.

Once the race got underway Blake dominated this field, getting the win in 9.76. Blake has been so good this year you may not be impressed with this run, but you should be. This was in the rain on a wet track. The best of the rest not named Bolt were .19 behind with Nesta Carter in second in 9.95. This was total domination for Blake.

What About The Sport (Or Fans)?: We're all for Tyson Gay being disqualified and not eligible for the Diamond League points or prize money, but how about letting him actually run the race? If we were the meet director and paid him a big appearance fee, that's what we'd want. It's what the sport needs as well.

What About The Sport II (Or Fans)? It's a shame that Blake and Bolt did not race after London. The successful sports in the world generally have a strong governing body that acts as sort of a collusive force making the top athletes (or teams) go head-to-head. Not in track and field and the fans and the sport ultimately suffer.

QT: Want to know why Zürich is the top track meet in the world? Money. This 100m had Bolt and Gay and it wasn't even an official Diamond League event. The Diamond League 100m final is in Brussels.

Wind:+1.4
Rank Athlete Nation Result Reaction time
1
JAM
9.76
MR
0.146
2
JAM
9.95
=SB
0.142
3
USA
9.97
0.149
4
SKN
10.01
SB
0.155
5
JAM
10.04
0.156
6
FRA
10.07
0.143
7
USA
10.08
0.137
8
NOR
10.19
0.128
 
USA
DQ
R 162.7
 

Women's 100m: Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce Beats Carmelita Jeter To Win Diamond League Title

Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce did what she did earlier this year at the Olympics - beat Carmelita Jeter when it counts.

Fraser-Pryce defended her Olympic title over Jeter in London but since then, Jeter had beaten Fraser-Pryce in the 100m in Lausanne and Birmingham. As a result, the winner of this one would win the $40,000 Diamond League prize. This one was no contest. Running in the rain on the wet track, Fraser-Pryce got the best start and never looked back, running 10.83 into the wind in the rain. Impressive.

She evened the season series between her and Jeter at three apiece.

Quick Thought #1: If Jeter had won here, would she have earned the #1 ranking on the year with her 4-2 record against Fraser-Pryce? We say no, as Fraser-Pryce won the Olympics and has the year's best time by a significant margin at 10.70 to Jeter's 10.78.

QT2: Anyone know if Mark Block was in Zürich? Email us.

Wind:-0.4
Rank Athlete Nation Result Reaction time Diamond Points Diamond Ranking
1
JAM
10.83
0.148
19
1
2
USA
10.97
0.159
13
2
3
USA
11.02
0.159
6
3
4
NGR
11.16
0.169
4
4
5
USA
11.20
0.159
1
5
6
JAM
11.25
0.171
1
5
7
NOR
11.37
0.145
 
 
8
BUL
11.39
0.157
 
 
 
TRI
DQ
R 162.7
 
1
5

Women's 400m: Sanya Richards-Ross Keeps Winning, Amanthle Montsho Wins Diamond League

Coming into the home straight, Rosemarie Whyte of Jamaica led on the outside, 2011 World Champion Amantle Montsho was in second and Sanya Richards-Ross was in third. Richards-Ross is the Olympic champion for a reason, she is very good. She dug deep and overtook Whyte and Montsho for the win.

The Diamond League title was already determined in this event and Amantle Montsho picked up the $40,000 first prize. It was a nice consolation for the World Champion, who had a disappointing overall 2012 campaign after being left out of the medals in London.

1
USA
50.21
0.174
16
2
 
2
BOT
50.33
0.204
20
1
img
3
JAM
50.41
0.195
3
4
 
4
RUS
50.83
0.208
 
 
 
5
USA
51.09
0.205
1
5
 
6
RUS
51.27
SB
0.148
 
 
 
7
USA
52.14
0.178
 
 
 
8
GBR
52.40
0.238
5
3
 

Women's 100m Hurdles: Dawn Harper Wins Diamond League Title

London silver medallist Dawn Harper had to beat Kellie Wells to win the Diamond League title and she did that.

QT: Admit it, you'd like to have had Lolo Jones in this race.

Wind:+0.3
Rank Athlete Nation Result Reaction time Diamond Points Diamond Ranking
1
USA
12.59
0.143
16
1
img
2
USA
12.68
0.154
4
3
 
3
USA
12.69
0.124
12
2
 
4
USA
12.73
0.172
3
4
 
5
CAN
12.79
0.148
 
 
 
6
CAN
12.87
0.185
 
 
 
7
BLR
12.93
0.168
1
5
 
8
CAN
13.00
0.125
1
5
 
9
AUT
13.04
0.148
 
 
 

Men's 400 H: Angelo Taylor Wins

Angelo Taylor got a narrow win as double Olympic champ Feliz Sanchez was fourth. The Olympic bronze medallist Javier Culson picked up $40,000 for just showing up and finishing fifth.

Rank Athlete Nation Result Reaction time Diamond Points Diamond Ranking
1
USA
48.29
0.179
13
2
 
2
CUB
48.34
0.281
4
4
 
3
TRI
48.40
0.165
4
5
 
4
DOM
48.42
0.152
3
6
 
5
PUR
48.56
0.177
16
1
img
6
JAM
49.05
0.255
1
7
 
7
USA
49.56
0.151
4
3
 
8
GBR
50.91
0.170
 
 
 

Men's High Jump: Robbie Grabarz Cements A Great Year

Until this year, Robbie Grabarz was best known for being a big partier. Now he's the Olympic bronze medallist and the Diamond League champion. He had to beat American Jesse Williams here to win the DL title and he did.

Rank Athlete Nation Result
Diamond Points Diamond Ranking   2.16 2.21 2.25 2.28 2.31  
1
RUS
2.31
12
3
   
o
o
o
xxo
xxo
 
2
GBR
2.28
17
1
img
 
o
o
o
xo
xxx
 
3
RUS
2.25
3
5
   
o
o
o
xxx
 
 
4
USA
2.25
12
2
   
o
xo
o
xx-
x
 
5
QAT
2.21
4
4
   
o
o
xxx
 
 
 
5
UKR
2.21
 
 
   
o
o
xxx
 
 
 
7
UKR
2.21
 
 
   
xo
o
xxx
 
 
 
7
USA
2.21
1
6
   
xo
o
xxx
 
 
 
9
CAN
2.16
 
 
   
o
xxx
 
 
 
 
9
RUS
2.16
 
 
   
o
xxx
 
 
 
 

Women's Long Jump: The Interesting DL Season Of Brittney Reese Ends

Yelena Sokolova won here like she did everywhere but in London and Oslo to get the Diamond League title. Brittney Reese has been the best long jumper the last few years and is the Olympic champ and double World champ but was only 9th here. Believe it or not, her best Diamond League finish this year was only 5th. But she won in London when it counted most.

1
RUS
6.92
+0.5
22
1
img
 
x
(-0.1)
6.62
(-1.1)
6.92
(+0.5)
-
6.89
(+0.6)
x
(+0.5)
2
NGR
6.85
-0.4
8
4
   
6.60
(+0.2)
6.60
(-0.6)
6.85
(-0.4)
x
(-0.3)
6.60
(0.0)
x
(+0.3)
3
GBR
6.80
+0.2
8
2
   
6.51
(-0.5)
6.42
(-0.2)
6.72
(+0.5)
6.37
(-0.1)
6.68
(+0.1)
6.80
(+0.2)
4
RUS
6.79
-0.1
4
5
   
6.68
(-0.1)
6.79
(-0.1)
6.70
(0.0)
6.75
(-0.2)
6.70
(-0.3)
x
(+0.5)
5
BLR
6.54
-0.2
2
6
   
6.39
(+0.4)
6.35
(+0.3)
6.53
(+0.5)
6.43
(0.0)
6.41
(-0.1)
6.54
(-0.2)
6
RUS
6.53
+0.3
   
6.45
(+0.5)
x
(0.0)
x
(+0.1)
6.37
(-0.3)
x
(-0.7)
6.53
(+0.3)
7
SUI
6.50
+0.1
   
6.43
(+0.8)
6.50
(+0.1)
6.48
(-0.1)
6.14
(+0.6)
6.26
(+0.3)
6.13
(+0.6)
8
USA
6.45
+0.2
8
3
   
6.43
(+0.2)
6.45
(+0.2)
x
(+0.3)
x
(-0.3)
x
(0.0)
5.92
(-0.4)
9
USA
6.31
+0.2
   
6.31
(+0.2)
5.56
(-0.1)
r
 
 
 
10
LAT
6.10
+0.1
   
6.10
(+0.1)
r
 
 
 
 

Men's Triple Jump: Fabrizio Donato Defeats Christian Taylor On Final Jump As Taylor Wins DL Title

1
ITA
17.29
+1.6
8
2
   
16.43
(+0.2)
16.62
(-1.1)
16.60
(-0.4)
16.96
(+0.6)
16.98
(+0.4)
17.29
(+1.6)
2
USA
17.16
0.0
19
1
img
 
16.48
(+0.4)
17.01
(-1.1)
x
(0.0)
17.16
(0.0)
x
(-0.5)
x
(+0.3)
3
FRA
16.96
+0.4
2
4
   
16.68
(0.0)
16.96
(+0.4)
16.43
(-0.8)
x
(+1.1)
x
(+0.4)
x
(+0.9)
4
UKR
16.57
-0.4
3
3
   
x
(+0.6)
x
(-0.6)
x
(-0.4)
16.53
(+0.3)
16.57
(-0.4)
16.38
(+0.5)
5
ITA
16.41
+0.1
   
x
(-0.1)
x
(0.0)
14.02
(-0.3)
16.41
(+0.1)
x
(+0.7)
16.34
(-0.2)
6
HAI
16.38
-0.7
   
16.17
(0.0)
16.38
(-0.7)
16.24
(-0.8)
x
(+1.1)
x
(+0.5)
16.33
(-0.1)
7
ITA
16.24
0.0
   
15.89
(-0.7)
16.24
(0.0)
15.68
(-0.2)
15.85
(+1.0)
x
(+0.4)
x
(-0.9)
8
SUI
15.85
-0.3
   
x
(-0.5)
15.85
(-0.3)
x
(-0.3)
x
(+0.4)
15.58
(+0.2)
15.51
(-0.2)

Men's Pole Vault: Renaud Lavillenie Keeps Winning

1
FRA
5.70
24
1
img
 
-
o
o
xxx
 
 
2
GER
5.55
11
2
   
xo
o
xxx
 
 
 
3
CZE
5.55
2
6
   
o
xo
xxx
 
 
 
3
GBR
5.55
3
5
   
-
xo
xxx
 
 
 
5
GRE
5.40
2
7
   
o
xxx
 
 
 
 
 
GER
NM
 
 
   
xxx
 
 
 
 
 
 
GER
NM
1
8
   
xxx
 
 
 
 
 
 
RUS
NM
 
 
   
xxx
 
 
 
 
 
 
FRA
NM
4
4
   
xxx
 
 
 
 
 
 
GER
NM
6
3
   
-
xxx
 
 
 
 
 
RUS
NM
 
 
   
xr
 
 
 
 
 
 
USA
NM
 
 
   
r
 
 
 
 
 

Women's Discus: Sandra Perkovic Dominates Again

A loss in Paris was the only thing between Sandra Perkovic and a perfect season.

1
CRO
63.97
 
30
1
img
 
63.97
x
x
63.73
63.91
x
2
CUB
61.73
 
6
2
   
60.02
x
x
x
x
61.73
3
POL
61.31
 
3
4
   
60.29
x
60.27
x
61.31
x
4
USA
60.99
 
2
5
   
54.44
56.27
60.99
59.87
58.74
x
5
GER
60.72
 
5
3
   
x
55.90
59.14
58.90
x
60.72
6
LTU
60.02
 
   
56.53
x
57.96
56.86
x
60.02
7
FRA
59.16
 
1
6
   
56.03
58.31
x
59.16
x
58.32
8
GER
56.82
 
   
56.82
x
55.51
55.84
x
x
9
UKR
53.97
 
   
53.97
x
x
 
 
 

Men's Javelin

Vitezslav Vesely was only fourth here and only fourth at the Olympics, but he still won the $40,000 Diamond League title.

1
FIN
85.27
 
12
2
   
75.67
78.80
81.47
80.38
82.68
85.27
2
FIN
83.36
 
4
5
   
77.86
80.71
80.13
83.36
x
x
3
UKR
82.95
 
11
3
   
76.89
78.91
x
78.91
77.36
82.95
4
CZE
80.54
 
14
1
img
 
x
78.09
79.06
76.82
80.54
x
5
KEN
78.74
 
   
76.61
x
76.18
78.74
x
-
6
RUS
77.96
 
   
77.96
x
x
x
x
73.49
7
FIN
77.59
 
1
6
   
75.42
75.21
75.53
75.83
75.28
77.59
8
LAT
76.00
 
6
4
   
74.70
73.25
76.00
73.11
x
x
9
GER
74.94
 
   
74.61
72.49
74.94
 
 
 
10
JPN
72.72
 
   
x
x
72.72
 
 
 

*Full 2012 Zurich Weltklasse Results Here
*IAAF Recap

LRC David Rudisha Gets Beaten The Zürich meet did not disappoint. Full meet recap coming, but the biggest news was Mohammed Aman ruining David Rudisha's perfect season for the second straight year.


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