2014 Paris Sprint And Field Recap: Hansle Parchment , Dawn Harper Nelson World Leaders, Sanya Richards-Ross Returns To The Top, Blessing Okagbare Over Allyson Felix

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by: LetsRun.com
July 5, 2014

We recapped the tremendous distance action in a separate article here. Below is a recap of the sprint and field action in Paris.

The highlights were a 12.94 world leader by Hansle Parchment in the 110 hurdles to ruin the party for Frenchman Pascal Martinot-Lagarde, a 12.44 world leader by Dawn Harper Nelson in the 100m hurdles,  Sanya Richards-Ross returning to the Diamond League winner’s circle,  Blessing Okagbare winning a matchup vs Allyson Felix and SAFP,  and Sandra Perkovic and Renaud Lavillenie wrapping up the DL titles in their events.

Men’s 400 hurdles

World/Olympic silver medalist Michael Tinsley won in a season’s best of 48.26. The top three was the same as it was in Lausanne two days ago, but in a different order as this time it was Tinsley, then Cornel Fredericks of South Africa and Javier Culson of Puerto Rico (in Lausanne, it was Culson, Tinsley then Fredericks). Decathlon world record-holder Ashton Eaton was sixth in 49.58.

400 Metres Hurdles - Men
Pts
1 Tinsley , Michael                USA      48.25          4
2 Fredericks , Cornel              RSA      48.42          2
3 Culson , Javier                  PUR      48.45          1
4 Sánchez , Felix                  DOM      48.91
5 Hanne , Mamadou Kasse            SEN      49.29
6 Eaton , Ashton                   USA      49.58
7 Flannery , Niall                 GBR      49.73
8 Dutch , Johnny                   USA      49.98

Women’s 400

Sanya Richards-Ross, who was second at USAs last weekend, got her first Diamond League win since 2012, running 50.10 to get the win over Jamaican Stephenie Ann McPherson. Novlene Williams-Mills, who won the Jamaican championships last week and also won the DL races in Oslo, Eugene and Shanghai, was just third. She had won 6 straight races going back until May 6th.

400 Metres - Women
Pts
1 Richards-Ross , Sanya            USA      50.10          4
2 McPherson , Stephenie Ann        JAM      50.40          2
3 Williams-Mills , Novlene         JAM      50.68          1
4 Montsho , Amantle                BOT      50.70
5 Zemlyak , Olha                   UKR      51.35
6 Hastings , Natasha               USA      51.74
7 Guei , Floria                    FRA      51.89
8 Gayot , Marie                    FRA      52.05

Men’s 110m Hurdles

Frenchman Pascal Martinot-Lagarde, the winner in Lausanne two days ago in 13.06, did even better here, running a personal best of 13.05 before 40,000+ of his countrymen.

The only problem for the Frenchman was Hansle Parchment of Jamaica ran a huge pr of 12.94 to win. Parchment had opened the season with an impressive 13.14 but not gone any faster until today. He’s only the fifth non-American to run sub-13 (16th overall).

110 Metres Hurdles - Men                                      Wind: +0.8 m/s

1 Parchment , Hansle               JAM      12.94
2 Martinot-Lagarde , Pascal        FRA      13.05
3 Ortega , Orlando                 CUB      13.10
4 Wilson , Ryan                    USA      13.18
5 Oliver , David                   USA      13.26
6 Bascou , Dimitri                 FRA      13.27
7 O'Farrill , Yordan L.            CUB      13.35
8 Richardson , Jason               USA      13.53
9 Doucouré , Ladji                 FRA      13.63
Allyson Felix and Blessing Okagbare

Allyson Felix and Blessing Okagbare

Women’s 200

This was a great match-up between Nieria’s Blessing Okagbare, US’s Allyson Felix and Jamaica’s Shelly Ann Fraser Pryce.

Nigerian Blessing Okagbare stumbled badly at the and didn’t finish the 100 in Lausanne on Thursday, but she had no such problem today, coming from behind and able to hold off Allyson Felix to win her second DL 200 of the year in 22.32.

200 Metres - Women                                            Wind: +0.4 m/s
Pts
1 Okagbare , Blessing              NGR      22.32          4
2 Felix , Allyson                  USA      22.34          2
3 Strachan , Anthonique            BAH      22.54          1
4 Soumaré , Myriam                 FRA      22.60
5 Fraser-Pryce , Shelly-Ann        JAM      22.63
6 Facey , Simone                   JAM      22.75
7 Samuel , Jamile                  NED      22.81
8 Duncan , Kimberlyn               USA      23.01
Dawn Harper Celebrates the World Lead with a Cartwheel

Dawn Harper Celebrates the World Lead with a Cartwheel

Women’s 100 hurdles

U.S. champ Dawn Harper-Nelson edged out fellow American Queen Harrison as both were well under the old world-leading time of 12.53.

Dawn Harper-Nelson was super pumped afterwards and did a cartwheel.

100 Metres Hurdles - Women                                    Wind: 0.0 m/s
Pts
1 Harper Nelson , Dawn             USA      12.44          4
2 Harrison , Queen                 USA      12.46          2
3 Jones , LoLo                     USA      12.68          1
4 Billaud , Cindy                  FRA      12.71
5 Porter , Tiffany                 GBR      12.72
6 Pearson , Sally                  AUS      12.89
7 Castlin , Kristi                 USA      12.96
8 Hildebrand , Nadine              GER      13.00
9 Jones , Tenaya                   USA      13.07

Men’s 100

After taking third to Justin Gatlin and Tyson Gay in the “Drug 100” in Lausanne on Thursday, U.S. champ Michael Rodgers won in Paris as no one broke 10 seconds.

100 Metres - Men                                              Wind: -0.8 m/s
Pts
1 Rodgers , Mike                   USA      10.00          4
2 Thompson , Richard               TTO      10.08          2
3 Collins , Kim                    SKN      10.10          1
4 Carter , Nesta                   JAM      10.12
5 Bailey-Cole , Kemar              JAM      10.14
6 Ujah , Chijindu                  GBR      10.20
7 Edward , Alonso                  PAN      10.26
8 Lemaitre , Christophe            FRA      10.28
Ashmeade , Nickel                  JAM         DQ

Men’s Triple Jump

Local favorite Benjamin Compaore used a favorable wind on his fifth jump to edge out American Olympic champ Christian Taylor by one centimeter.

Triple Jump - Men
Pts               Wind
1 Compaoré , Benjamin              FRA      17.12          4              +1.8
2 Taylor , Christian               USA      17.11          2              +0.6
3 Copello , Alexis                 CUB      17.04          1              -0.3
4 Évora , Nelson                   POR      16.97                          0.0
5 Revé , Ernesto                   CUB      16.94                         +0.9
6 Fedorov , Aleksey                RUS      16.84                         -0.2
7 Claye , Will                     USA      16.79                         -0.1
8 Greco , Daniele                  ITA      16.68                         +0.5
9 Rapinier , Yoann                 FRA      16.06      -2.0
10 Benard , Chris                   USA      15.76      +0.8
11 Oprea , Marian                   ROU      14.96       0.0

Women’s Discus

Croatia’s Sandra Perkovic wrapped up the 2014 Diamond Race with her 14th consecutive DL win. She also won the Diamond Race in 2012 and 2013.

Discus Throw - Women
Pts
1 Perkovic , Sandra                CRO      68.48          4
2 Samuels , Dani                   AUS      67.40          2
3 Lewis-Smallwood , Gia            USA      65.59          1
4 Robert-Michon , Mélina           FRA      64.17
5 Caballero , Denia                CUB      63.29
6 Craft , Shanice                  GER      63.21
7 Pérez , Yaime                    CUB      62.72
8 Fischer , Julia                  GER      61.13
9 Rüh , Anna                       GER      61.10
10 Strokova , Ekaterina             RUS      60.06

Men’s Shot Put

Germany’s world champ David Storl won his first DL event of the year, beating out the U.S.’s Reese Hoffa by three centimeters.

Discus Throw - Women
Pts
1 Perkovic , Sandra                CRO      68.48          4
2 Samuels , Dani                   AUS      67.40          2
3 Lewis-Smallwood , Gia            USA      65.59          1
4 Robert-Michon , Mélina           FRA      64.17
5 Caballero , Denia                CUB      63.29
6 Craft , Shanice                  GER      63.21
7 Pérez , Yaime                    CUB      62.72
8 Fischer , Julia                  GER      61.13
9 Rüh , Anna                       GER      61.10
10 Strokova , Ekaterina             RUS      60.06

Men’s Pole Vault

Renaud Lavillenie won his second DL event in three days in front of the home fans to wrap up his fifth straight Diamond Race title. He’s clearly the best vaulter in the world.

Pole Vault - Men
Pts
1 Lavillenie , Renaud              FRA       5.70          4
2 de Oliveira , Augusto            BRA       5.70          2
2 Ménaldo , Kévin                  FRA       5.70          2
4 Lisek , Piotr                    POL       5.60
5 Filippídis , Konstadínos         GRE       5.60
6 Hollis , Mark                    USA       5.60
7 Dossévi , Damiel                 FRA       5.45
7 Wojciechowski , Pawel            POL       5.45
Lavillenie , Valentin            FRA         NM
Lewis , Steven                   GBR         NM
Walker , Brad                    USA         NM
Yamamoto , Seito                 JPN         NM

Women’s Long Jump

Another French win as World indoor champ Eloyse Lesueur jumped a PR to beat American Brittney Reese.

Long Jump - Women
Pts               Wind
1 Lesueur , Éloyse                 FRA       6.92          4              +0.4
2 Reese , Brittney                 USA       6.87          2              -0.2
3 Španovic , Ivana                 SRB       6.78          1              -0.6
4 Proctor , Shara                  GBR       6.70                         +0.8
5 Klishina , Darya                 RUS       6.63                         -0.3
6 Bartoletta , Tianna              USA       6.60                         -0.3
7 Moguenara-Taroum , Sostene       GER       6.59                         -0.2
8 Pusterla , Irene                 SUI       6.57                         -0.3
9 Sudarava , Volha                 BLR       6.40      +0.4
10 Jimoh , Funmi                    USA       6.37      -0.7
Blanka Vlasic Had Just Enough to Win the High Jump

Blanka Vlasic Had Just Enough to Win the High Jump

Women’s High Jump

Croatia’s Blanka Vlasic, a two-time world champ, and Russia’s Mariya Kuchina became the third and fourth people to clear 2.00m in 2014 as Vlasic got the win. It was a PB for Kuchina. Vlasic was emotional after clearing 2.00 again.

 

High Jump - Women
Pts
1 Vlašic , Blanka                  CRO       2.00          4
2 Kuchina , Maria                  RUS       2.00          2
3 Šimic , Ana                      CRO       1.94          1
4 Beitia , Ruth                    ESP       1.94
5 Okuneva , Oksana                 UKR       1.94
6 Kasprzycka , Justyna             POL       1.94
6 McPherson , Inika                USA       1.94
8 Radzivil , Svetlana              UZB       1.92
9 Barrett , Brigetta               USA       1.89
10 Gordeeva , Irina                 RUS       1.89
10 Licwinko , Kamila                POL       1.89

Men’s Javelin

Egypt’s Ihab Abdelrahman won his second DL event of the season.

Javelin Throw - Men
Pts
1 El Sayed , Ihab  Abdelrahman     EGY      87.10          4
2 Pitkämäki , Tero                 FIN      86.63          2
3 Röhler , Thomas                  GER      84.74          1
4 Arai , Ryohei                    JPN      81.52
5 Veselý , Vítezslav               CZE      81.43
6 Grzeszczuk , Lukasz              POL      81.04
7 Thorkildsen , Andreas            NOR      80.79
8 Sirmais , Zigismunds             LAT      77.99
9 Frydrych , Petr                  CZE      76.44
10 Yego , Julius                    KEN      71.06
Amb , Kim                        SWE         NM