Non-Distance Events: Blanka Vlasic Returns To Competition With A Win, Tyson Gay Wins Again As Does Jenn Suhr, Favorites Christian Taylor And Brittney Reese Struggle

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by LetsRun.com
May 25, 2013

Men’s 100:

Tyson Gay had two great starts today in his semi and final and took this race comfortably over US Olympian Ryan Bailey. Gay got out front quick and held it running 10.02 into a slight .8 headwind. Gay says he’s healthy, feels good, and is considering doubling 100-200 at the US Championships.

QT: Tyson Gay’s incredible 2013 continued. 10.02 into a headwind in 50-degree weather and he let up big time or it would have been sub-10. Remember when it had to be perfect conditions to run near 10.00?

RANKATHLETENATIONRESULTREACTION TIMEDIAMOND POINTSDIAMOND RANKING
1
USA
10.02
0.143
4
1
img
2
USA
10.15
SB
0.168
2
3
3
TRI
10.16
0.132
1
5
4
JAM
10.24
0.180
1
5
5
JAM
10.29
0.167
6
JAM
10.31
0.147
7
JAM
10.33
0.176
8
USA
10.50
0.170
9
CAN
10.60
0.138

Women’s 400:

Olympic champion Sanya Richards-Ross was a late withdrawal (her agent said the foot she had surgery on hurt on her warmup) and Olympic silver medalist Christine Ohuruogu ran horribly. With those two out of it, this was a fairly easy win for 2011 world champion Amantle Montsho. She had a big gap going into the last 100 and then eased up a lot at the end and we were actually thinking Natasha Hastings might catch her as she really turned it on the last 50m. But Montsho took it in 49.91 to Hastings’ 50.24.

QT: Sub-50 in these conditions is excellent.

RANKATHLETENATIONRESULTREACTION TIMEDIAMOND POINTSDIAMOND RANKING
1
BOT
49.91
MR
0.181
8
1
img
2
USA
50.24
SB
0.175
2
2
3
USA
51.06
0.191
1
4
4
JAM
51.12
0.226
5
USA
51.47
SB
0.257
6
GBR
52.08
0.181
1
4
7
JAM
52.12
SB
0.186

Women’s High Jump:

Blanka Vlasic made a triumphant return to competition after missing all of 2012 with injury and surgery, as she equaled the Meet Record in bad conditions with 1.94m. US’s Olympic silver medalist Brigetta Barrett was 3rd after winning the NCAA Division I West Regional yesterday and flying to NYC last night.

RANKATHLETENATIONRESULTDIAMOND POINTSDIAMOND RANKING1.75
1.97
1.801.851.881.911.94
1
CRO
1.94
=MR
4
1
img
o
xxx
o
o
o
o
o
2
SWE
1.91
2
2
o
o
o
xo
xxx
3
USA
1.91
1
3
o
o
o
xo
xo
xxx
4
LCA
1.85
o
xxo
x-
xx
5
NGR
1.80
o
o
xxx
5
UKR
1.80
o
o
xxx
5
FRA
1.80
o
o
xxx
8
USA
1.80
o
xo
xxx

Men’s Triple Jump:

Olympic Champ Christian Taylor just lost out to France’s Benjamin Compaore in what was definitely an upset victory, as Compaore was only 6th in London. Brit Phillips Idowu was supposed to make his return to competition here for the first time since injury kept him from the London Olympic final, but was a DNS.

RANKATHLETENATIONRESULT
WIND
DIAMOND POINTSDIAMOND RANKING1.2.3.4.5.6.
1
FRA
16.45
-0.8
6
1
img
x
(+1.4)
16.45
(-0.8)
x
(-0.7)
16.36
(+0.6)
x
(+1.3)
x
(-0.5)
2
USA
16.42
+0.6
6
1
img
15.51
(+1.3)
16.34
(0.0)
x
(+1.4)
16.42
(+0.6)
16.13
(+1.1)
16.28
(+1.4)
3
FRA
16.15
+1.9
1
3
16.08
(+0.3)
16.04
(+0.9)
x
(-2.3)
16.15
(+1.9)
x
(+0.3)
15.60
(+0.8)
4
HAI
16.08
+1.4
16.08
(+1.4)
16.06
(+0.9)
x
(+0.8)
x
(+1.5)
15.56
(-0.4)
15.51
(+1.9)
5
FRA
16.07
-1.3
15.91
(+0.4)
13.92
(+1.4)
16.07
(-1.3)
15.80
(+2.0)
x
(+0.8)
15.93
(+0.2)
6
DEN
15.97
+2.3
15.60
(-1.3)
15.97
(+2.3)
x
(+0.9)
x
(+0.2)
15.92
(+2.1)
x
(+1.0)
7
NGR
15.72
+1.6
15.45
(0.0)
15.28
(0.0)
15.72
(+1.6)
8
CHN
15.02
+0.6
15.02
(+0.6)
x
(+0.5)
x
(+1.2)
GBR
DNS

Men’s 400 Hurdles:

This race was between US’s Olympic silver medalist Michael Tinsley, Puerto Rico’s Olympic bronze medalist Javier Culson, and US’s Johnny Dutch, who recently beat Culson in a big upset at the Ponce GP in Puerto Rico. Dutch got out quick and had the lead with 60m to go, but Tinsley and Culson blew by him in the final 50 meters and Tinsley finished well to beat out Culson.

QT#1: This was Tinsley’s 6th time racing at this meet, but his first win.

RANKATHLETENATIONRESULTREACTION TIMEDIAMOND POINTSDIAMOND RANKING
1
USA
48.43
SB
0.193
8
1
img
2
PUR
48.53
0.177
2
2
3
USA
48.78
0.191
1
4
4
CUB
49.33
0.222
5
USA
49.41
0.185
6
TRI
49.76
0.175
7
JAM
50.09
0.207
8
RSA
50.73
0.182
1
4

Women’s 200:

Veronica Campbell-Brown got out quick and had a big lead going into the last 100. Jamaica’s Anneisha McLaughlin gained a lot of ground on her and looked like she might catch VCB, but ran out of room.

RANKATHLETENATIONRESULTREACTION TIMEDIAMOND POINTSDIAMOND RANKING
1
JAM
22.53
SB
0.167
4
1
img
2
JAM
22.63
SB
0.157
2
3
3
USA
22.91
0.151
1
5
4
JAM
22.96
0.155
2
3
5
USA
23.03
PB
0.163
6
USA
23.33
0.162
7
USA
23.37
0.166
8
BAH
23.85
0.155

Men’s 200:

This wasn’t a Diamond League event, but Jamaica’s 2012 bronze medalist Warren Weir got the easy win.

RANKATHLETENATIONRESULTREACTION TIME
1
JAM
20.11
SB
0.162
2
PAN
20.38
SB
0.152
3
USA
20.65
0.149
4
USA
20.68
SB
0.172
5
JAM
20.77
SB
0.165
6
USA
20.77
0.191
7
JAM
21.43
SB
0.165

Men’s 110 Hurdles:

Last year’s Olympic 5th placer (and 2009 world champ) Ryan Brathwaite from Barbados got the win over Cuba’s Olympic 6th placer Orlando Ortega.

RANKATHLETENATIONRESULTREACTION TIMEDIAMOND POINTSDIAMOND RANKING
1
BAR
13.19
SB
0.172
4
1
img
2
CUB
13.24
0.146
2
3
3
RUS
13.29
SB
0.143
1
5
4
USA
13.49
0.215
5
USA
13.49
0.151
6
JAM
13.50
0.165
7
USA
13.63
0.172
8
USA
13.64
0.173
9
USA
13.86
0.173

Women’s Pole Vault:

6 of the top 7 women pole vaulters from 2012 were in this competition, but Jenn Suhr showed why she is the Olympic champion and indoor WR holder as she came in at 4.63m when the rest of the field was out of the competition by 4.53m. She only needed two jumps to win.

RANKATHLETENATIONRESULTDIAMOND POINTSDIAMOND RANKING4.234.384.534.634.73
1
USA
4.63
4
1
img
xo
xxx
2
BRA
4.53
2
3
o
xxx
3
CUB
4.53
1
5
xo
o
xxx
4
USA
4.53
=SB
xxo
xxo
xxo
xxx
5
CZE
4.38
xo
o
xxx
6
GBR
4.23
xxo
6
USA
4.23
xxo
xxx
SWE
NM
xxx
GER
DNS
1
5

Men’s Shot Put:

Americans dominated the top 4 spots as Ryan Whiting got his second Diamond League victory of the year, beating out Reese Hoffa. Canada’s 2011 World silver medalist Dylan Armstrong and Poland’s 2-time Olympic Champion Tomasz Majewski were 5th and 6th.

RANKATHLETENATIONRESULT
WIND
DIAMOND POINTSDIAMOND RANKING1.2.3.4.5.6.
1
USA
21.27
8
1
img
20.32
xx21.27x20.39
2
USA
20.69
3
2
19.35
19.5919.6919.7920.3020.69
3
USA
20.60
SB
1
4
19.66
19.8220.23x20.3720.60
4
USA
20.46
x
19.6820.46x19.8720.35
5
CAN
20.27
20.22
x19.89x20.0220.27
6
POL
20.11
SB
19.13
20.1119.5119.5319.5819.62
7
SRB
19.68
19.58
19.4719.68
8
CAN
19.12
x
19.0819.12
USA
DNS

Women’s Long Jump:

After having an amazing competition in Doha where she jumped one of the best jumps the World has seen in years at 7.25m, US’s Olympic champ Brittney Reese had a horrible day as she didn’t make the final and finished back in 8th. US’s Janay Deloach took up the slack to win it over UK’s Shara Proctor.

RANKATHLETENATIONRESULT
WIND
DIAMOND POINTSDIAMOND RANKING1.2.3.4.5.6.
1
USA
6.79
-1.1
MR
5
1
img
5.99
(+0.6)
6.28
(+1.0)
6.79
(-1.1)
x
(-0.2)
6.53
(+0.5)
2
GBR
6.72
-0.9
2
3
6.25
(-0.8)
6.67
(-0.5)
6.49
(+0.6)
6.62
(+0.2)
6.72
(-0.9)
6.53
(+1.4)
3
FRA
6.67
-0.9
SB
1
5
6.39
(+1.2)
6.38
(-0.5)
6.67
(-0.9)
6.52
(-1.6)
x
(+0.3)
6.53
(-0.1)
4
USA
6.42
+0.6
6.42
(+0.6)
6.34
(+0.6)
6.36
(+0.8)
6.25
(-0.2)
6.22
(-0.8)
x
(+0.6)
5
SWE
6.31
+0.7
6.29
(-1.1)
6.27
(-0.5)
x
(-1.3)
x
(+1.5)
6.17
(-0.6)
6.31
(+0.7)
6
USA
6.31
-2.0
4.34
(+1.2)
6.31
(-2.0)
x
(+0.3)
x
(-0.2)
x
(-0.4)
6.16
(+1.0)
7
USA
6.10
+1.1
x
(+0.6)
6.10
(+1.1)
5.86
(-0.5)
8
USA
5.99
-1.2
4
2
x
(-0.3)
5.99
(-1.2)
x
(-0.8)
9
USA
5.74
-1.1
x
(-1.3)
5.74
(-1.1)
x
(0.0)
USA
NM
x
(0.0)
x
(-0.9)
x
(+1.0)

Men’s 400:

This wasn’t a DL event but 2012 Tirals fourth placer Joshua Mance stayed undefeated on the year as he won in 45.59 with Jeremy Wariner third in 45.72. Mance has run 45.08 already this year.

By the way, Mance was cleared of all charges in a gun-play incident earlier this year. Mance, who attended USC last year but transferred to Florida State has never run for FSU and appeared to be running for Nike.

MB: Wariner’s Back Baby!!!

RankAthleteNationResultReaction time
1
USA
45.59
0.186
2
BEL
45.71
SB
0.171
3
USA
45.72
0.173
4
USA
45.95
0.176
5
GBR
46.19
0.150
6
JAM
46.25
0.220
FRA
DNS

Women’s Discus Throw:

Croatia’s Olympic champ Sandra Perkovic won easily.

RANKATHLETENATIONRESULT
WIND
DIAMOND POINTSDIAMOND RANKING1.2.3.4.5.6.
1
CRO
68.48
WL,MR
8
1
img
64.00
62.5066.31x68.48x
2
USA
61.86
2
2
61.86
59.4657.29x56.9860.08
3
FRA
61.45
SB
1
4
52.68
60.0261.4559.7759.69x
4
POL
61.02
58.71
60.8360.61xx61.02
5
USA
58.17
57.94
58.17xxx54.95
6
JAM
57.85
SB
54.83
55.2152.76x57.8557.66
7
USA
57.55
x
54.8257.55x54.7255.11

Women’s Javelin Throw:

Germany’s Olympic silver medalist Christina Obergfoll won over Russia’s 2011 world champion Mariya Abakumova.

RANKATHLETENATIONRESULT
WIND
DIAMOND POINTSDIAMOND RANKING1.2.3.4.5.6.
1
GER
65.33
SB
4
1
img
x
60.6560.1865.3361.71x
2
RUS
64.25
2
2
61.72
x62.5363.01x64.25
3
AUS
63.93
SB
1
3
61.09
59.8963.93x59.2863.22
4
UKR
60.95
57.00
60.95xxxx
5
SLO
60.51
SB
60.51
xx60.1758.2358.02
6
USA
58.73
SB
58.73
57.3958.3353.69x53.37
7
RSA
57.87
54.10
57.8751.69
8
ISL
56.90
53.00
x56.90
9
JAM
51.77
51.07
51.7751.58
10
USA
49.99
49.99
48.97x

Blanka is Back

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