Zurich Full Recap: Hiwot Ayalew Wins DL Title in Women’s Steeple; Seven Americans Win DL Titles

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By LetsRun.com

August 28, 2014

The first of two Diamond League Finals is in the book, with the other 16 events to be decided at the final DL meet of the season in Brussels on September 5. We’ve recapped Jenny Simpson‘s win and Diamond Race title in the women’s 1500 separately and also have separate pages for Caleb Ndiku‘s win in the men’s 5,000 and Nijel Amos‘ victory in the men’s 800.

We tackle everything else below, including Emma Coburn‘s bid for glory in the women’s steeplechase. We’ve also got a quick list of the 16 Diamond League champions below.

2014 Diamond League champions (winners receive $40,000 and an automatic spot at 2015 Worlds)

Women’s long jump: Tianna Bartoletta, USA
Women’s discus: Sandra Perkovic, Croatia
Men’s shot put: Reese Hoffa, USA
Women’s pole vault: Fabiana Murer, Brazil
Men’s triple jump: Christian Taylor, USA
Men’s 400 hurdles: Michael Tinsley, USA
Women’s 3,000 steeplechase: Hiwot Ayalew, Ethiopia
Women’s high jump: Mariya Kuchina, Russia
Men’s javelin: Thomas Röhler, Germany
Men’s 200: Alonso Edward, Panama
Women’s 1500: Jenny Simpson, USA
Men’s 400: LaShawn Merritt, USA
Women’s 100: Veronica Campbell-Brown, Jamaica
Men’s 800: Nijel Amos, Botswana
Women’s 100 hurdles: Dawn Harper-Nelson, USA
Men’s 5,000: Caleb Ndiku, Kenya

Full 2014 Weltklasse Zürich Results

Track Events

Women’s 3,000 steeplechase: Habiba Ghribi Wins but Hiwot Ayalew Takes DL Title; Emma Coburn 5th

Emma Coburn’s bid for her second Diamond League victory — and the Diamond Race title — came up short as Coburn could not sustain her early pace and faded badly over the final lap to finish fifth in 9:23.89. The race was exciting, with five women in the lead group at the bell, but in the end Tunisia’s Olympic silver medallist Habiba Ghribi was clearly the best as she used a 67.58 last lap to pull away for a four-second win in 9:15.23. Ethiopia’s Hiwot Ayalew took second in 9:19.29, which was enough to give her the Diamond Race title.

The Race

Ghribi won this one comfortably in the end

Ghribi won this one comfortably in the end

Americans Aisha Praught and Stephanie Garcia were brought in to pace with a goal of taking the leaders through 2,000 meters in 6:06. Coburn was the only one to go with them early on and after one lap she already had a lead of about 20 meters on the field, even though she was 6-7 meters behind Praught and Garcia. World bronze medallist Sofia Assefa led the chase pack, with Ayalew in the middle of that pack.

Praught came through 1k in a quick 3:01.32 (9:04 pace, which would be the #3 performance of all-time) with Coburn about a second behind. Coburn’s lead on the pack had stretched to about 25 meters at this point, though Bahrain’s Kenyan-born World Junior champ Ruth Jebet had started to break away from the pack in an attempt to reel in Coburn.

With four laps to go, Ayalew had joined Jebet in her pursuit of Coburn and the gap was down to 15 meters as Coburn struggled to hang on to Garcia. One lap later, Jebet and Ayalew were only a couple meters down on Coburn, who was beginning to look tired.

When Garcia hit 2k in 6:12.81 with Coburn right behind, any hope of the world’s first 9:10 clocking had evaporated. Still, it was Coburn leading Jebet and Ayalew and if the positions remained the same over the final kilometer, Coburn would win the Diamond Race.

Behind the three leaders, there was a gap of about 10 meters to Assefa and Ghribi in fourth and fifth, but just as Jebet and Ayalew had closed on Coburn, Assefa and Ghribi now closed the gap on the leaders and by the time they hit the bell, it was Ghribi in front leading Ayalew, Coburn, Jebet and Assefa.

On the back stretch, Ghribi started to pull away from the field with Ayalew slightly behind her. Coburn was falling off and fell into fifth place with 200 to go. Over the final 200, Ghribi had a big gap on Ayalew, who in turn had a gap on the field. Ayalew knew she only had to beat Assefa and Coburn for the Diamond Race crown and she did so, holding on for second. The 17-year-old Jebet set an Asian record in fourth in 9:20.55 while Coburn finished a well-beaten fifth in 9:23.89.

Results and quick takes below.

RANKATHLETENATIONRESULTDIAMOND POINTSDIAMOND RANKING
1
TUN
9:15.23
MR
10
3
2
ETH
9:19.29
19
1
img
3
ETH
9:19.79
13
2
4
BRN
9:20.55
AR
5
USA
9:23.89
10
3
6
KEN
9:29.67
7
ETH
9:31.33
8
MAR
9:33.43
9
KEN
9:35.78
2
5
10
ETH
9:36.73
11
FIN
9:41.95
12
SWE
9:47.70
13
KEN
10:02.08
1
6
USA
DNF
USA
DNF
Intermediate times:
1000m PRAUGHT, Aisha (USA) 3:01.32
2000m GARCIA, Stephanie (USA) 6:12.81

Quick Take #1: Too bad for Ghribi there’s no World Championships this year.

Ghribi hadn’t broken 9:40 in 2014 until last week’s 9:18 second-place finish in Stockholm. Now she’s done it twice in eight days, moving up to first with her 9:15 win today. If this was a World/Olympic year, we’d say Ghribi is peaking at the right time. As it is, Ghribi came on too late to contend for the Diamond Race title, but she will at least have $10,000 for the win as a consolation prize.

Quick Take #2: Hiwot Ayalew is a deserving Diamond Race champion.

Ayalew ran all seven DL steeples and won four, finished second in two and was third in one. That’s a super-consistent season and though Ghribi might have been better today, there was no doubt Ayalew was the best over the course of the year.

Quick Take #3: Emma Coburn ran out of steam.

Coburn’s season isn’t over as she’s planning on running the steeple at the Continental Cup in Morocco on September 14, but outside of her heat at USAs, her 9:20 in Stockholm and 9:23 today were her two slowest times of the season.

Coburn’s style this year has been to run from the front and chase fast times. She was looking for a PR today and she didn’t have it in her, which meant she ended up fading badly over the end of the race. But if she had gone out more conservatively, she would probably been close to or under 9:20 and could have finished as high as second. 9:23 isn’t great compared to what Coburn has run this year, but it’s not that bad in the grand scheme of things (9:23 was her PR entering 2014) and certainly not a bad enough performance to merit shutting her season down.

Men’s 400: World Champ LaShawn Merritt Wins 5th DL Race of 2014

American world champion LaShawn Merritt needed only to start the race to clinch his second straight Diamond Race title, but he did more than that, pulling away to win in 44.36 seconds. Gil Roberts went out very hard on the outside and led for much of the race. With 100 to go, Roberts still led though Merritt and African champ Isaac Makwala were gaining on him. Merritt, as usual, was strongest over the final 50 meters as he pulled away for the win, while Roberts held on for second in 44.96 with Makwala third.

It was a pity Grenada’s Olympic champion Kirani James wasn’t in this field as he’s the only one who’s been able to challenge Merritt during the Diamond League season.

Race video here for US visitors:

RANKATHLETENATIONRESULTREACTION TIMEDIAMOND POINTSDIAMOND RANKING
1
USA
44.36
0.163
26
1
img
2
USA
44.96
0.126
6
2
3
BOT
45.03
0.176
5
3
4
GBR
45.10
0.161
1
6
5
BAH
45.25
0.129
1
6
6
RSA
45.46
0.166
2
5
7
DOM
45.51
0.176
8
KSA
45.75
0.146
5
3

Women’s 100: VCB Wins Diamond Race in Photo Finish Over Murielle Ahoure

This was an incredibly close race, as Veronica Campbell-Brown and Murielle Ahoure were credited with identical 11.04s, but Campbell-Brown was given the nod and the victory, giving her the Diamond Race title (Ahoure would have won the Diamond Race had she won in Zurich). Additionally, Nigeria’s Blessing Okagbare was .02 back of Campbell-Brown and Ahoure and she would have clinched the Diamond Race title with a win.

QT #1: We don’t get why American Tori Bowie didn’t show up in Zurich and hobble as fast as she could

Bowie entered Zurich as the Diamond Race leader with 12 points; the only way she could have lost would have been if Kerron Stewart won today. But IAAF rules state that an athlete must compete in the DL final and to be eligible for the Diamond Race title and since Bowie was hurt, she didn’t run in Zurich and thus could not win the $40,000 prize. The rules also say that an athlete must compete with bona fide effort, so we’re not sure whether Bowie could have showed up and hobbled as fast ass she could. In our mind, that would that count as bona fide effort as she’s injured.

This is a bad situation for the IAAF. We’ve been critical of stars like Mo Farah and Usain Bolt for skipping Diamond League races, but if they’re going to punish Bowie — who was hurt competing in a Diamond League race — for showing up and racing, what incentive do Farah and Bolt have when they can get massive appearance fees elsewhere?

Wind:-0.7
RANKATHLETENATIONRESULTREACTION TIMEDIAMOND POINTSDIAMOND RANKING
1
JAM
11.04
0.135
10
1
img
2
CIV
11.04
0.154
7
2
3
NGR
11.06
0.151
4
4
4
NED
11.10
0.160
5
JAM
11.19
0.130
7
2
6
GBR
11.20
0.160
7
USA
11.27
0.146
8
SUI
11.36
0.127
FRA
DQ
R 162.7
2
5
Kids don't try this at home

Kids don’t try this at home

Women’s 100 hurdles: Dawn Harper-Nelson Wins DL Title as Queen Harrison Falls at 9th Hurdle

Dawn Harper-Nelson came from behind to get the win and the Diamond League title in 12.58 as Diamond League leader Queen Harrison clipped the second-to-last hurdle and fell to the track.

Harrison falling did not impact the outcome of this race as Harper-Nelson was in front and looked to be powering away to the win no matter what. And Harrison can take solace in the fact that even if she had finished second, Harper-Nelson would still have won the DL title with the win today (both would have the same number of DL points and wins, but Harper-Nelson would win the tiebreaker based on higher finish in the Final).

QT #1: What a difference a year makes.

Brianna Rollins was unbelievable in 2013, going undefeated and running a ridiculous 12.26. This year she only got 1 DL win and never ran under 12.53. Dawner Harper-Nelson and Queen Harrison both missed out on medals at Worlds last year but bounced back nicely this year on the circuit.

Wind:-0.5
RANKATHLETENATIONRESULTREACTION TIMEDIAMOND POINTSDIAMOND RANKING
1
USA
12.58
0.147
21
1
img
2
AUS
12.71
0.128
6
3
3
GBR
12.72
0.140
2
5
4
USA
12.73
0.154
4
4
5
GER
13.01
0.170
6
GER
13.04
0.189
7
SUI
13.12
0.206
8
USA
21.62
0.190
17
2
9
FRA
25.11
0.154

Men’s 200: Alonso Edward Overcomes Nickel Ashmeade for Win, DL Title

Panama’s Alonso Edward got a narrow victory over Jamaica’s Nickel Ashmeade in both the race and DL title.

Edward, who won Worlds silver in 2009 at age 19, won in 19.95 to Ashmeade’s 20.01 and got the $40,000 DL title as well with 19 point to Ashmeade’s 18.

QT #1: Edward is back

Edward ran 19.81 to win World silver in 2009 and then didn’t break 20.28 again until this year. He’s back in full force now. He lost last week in Stockholm after a long layoff but showed that he just needed to get the rust off. Today’s win was a big one for him.

Wind:-0.9
RANKATHLETENATIONRESULTREACTION TIMEDIAMOND POINTSDIAMOND RANKING
1
PAN
19.95
0.200
19
1
img
2
JAM
20.01
0.127
18
2
3
JAM
20.21
0.172
3
4
4
FRA
20.24
0.129
4
3
5
NED
20.25
SB
0.150
6
USA
20.26
0.157
1
5
7
UKR
20.61
0.162
8
GBR
21.00
0.131

M 100 Jonathan: Kemar Bailey-Cole Wins Again in 9.96

22-year-old Jamaican Commonwealth Games champ Kemar Bailey-Cole won in Birmingham on Sunday and came back to win again on Thursday in the non-DL 100 in Zurich. Asafa Powell got out well in his first DL meet in over a year but Bailey-Cole came on late to get the win in 9.96 seconds. Tyson Gay looked bad and has now gotten slower in each of his 100s this year, running 9.93 in his opener in Lausanne on July 3 but fading to 10.05 on July 7 and just 10.35 today, which got him last place.

Even though this wasn’t a Diamond Race event, it had the potential to be a good race as Usain Bolt was initially entered. But Bolt scratched, and 2014 world leader Justin Gatlin was not invited as the private club that owns the meet does not invite athletes who have served doping bans of two years or more. That doesn’t make a ton of sense to us as the race still featured Powell, Gay and Michael Rodgers, all of whom have served doping bans in the past (though none were two years or longer). We understand Gay has confessed his sins to USADA while Gatlin has not.

Wind:-0.3
RANKATHLETENATIONRESULTREACTION TIME
1
JAM
9.96
SB
0.171
2
USA
10.05
0.154
3
GBR
10.06
0.151
4
JAM
10.07
0.154
5
GBR
10.13
0.152
6
JAM
10.14
0.153
7
TTO
10.26
0.145
8
GBR
10.31
0.171
9
USA
10.35
0.132

Men’s 400 hurdles: Cornel Fredericks Wins, but Michael Tinsley Gets DL Title

This was a tight four-way battle with European champ and Swiss hometown hero Kariem Hussein leading onto the homestretch. World leader Javier Culson then took the lead, but South Africa’s Cornel Fredericks stormed over the final hurdle along with USA’s Michael Tinsley. Both overtook Culson, but Fredericks was too good and got the win in the #2 time of the year.

Fredericks’ win was not good enough for the Diamond League title, however, as Tinsley’s second ahead of Culson was enough to secure the title and Tinsley knew it as he celebrated big time by putting his arms up even though he was beaten in the race. Tinsley’s move from 4th to 2nd over the last hurdle was a very lucrative one for him.

Video for USA visitors:

RANKATHLETENATIONRESULTREACTION TIMEDIAMOND POINTSDIAMOND RANKING
1
RSA
48.25
SB
0.145
12
3
2
USA
48.31
0.157
21
1
img
3
PUR
48.53
0.157
17
2
4
SUI
48.70
PB
0.155
5
TTO
48.91
0.154
1
4
6
EST
49.30
0.158
7
DOM
49.31
0.156
8
JAM
49.32
0.186

Women’s 4×100 Relay: A National Record for Great Britain

RANKRELAYNATIONRESULTREACTION TIME
1
GREAT BRITAIN & NI
GBR
42.21
NR
0.130
2
JAMAICA
JAM
42.33
0.141
3
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
USA
42.48
0.157
4
ITALY
ITA
43.88
0.128
5
NORWAY
NOR
44.62
0.188
6
SWITZERLAND U20
SUI
45.49
0.151
NETHERLANDS
NED
DNF
0.191
SWITZERLAND
SUI
DNF
0.146

The British quartet of Ashleigh NelsonAsha Philip, Anyika Onuora and Desiree Henry beat teams from Jamaica and the USA to win the 4×100 in a national record of 42.21. The same four runners initially set the record on the same track to win gold at the European Championships two weeks ago. Before that, the record hadn’t been broken for 34 years.

Field Events

Men’s Triple Jump: Christian Taylor Wins DL Title and Competition on Final Jump

Christian Taylor won in dramatic fashion here. In third place heading into the final jump, Taylor had to seize the lead to win the Diamond League title. He did that with a 17.51 season’s best. Archrival Will Claye still had one more jump left and improved to 17.39, but that kept him in 3rd place.

QT #1: Christian Taylor’s Year Isn’t Done

It’s been a great year for Christian Taylor ,who has also run 45.14 for 400m and ran on the winning 4×400 team at World Relays, but his year isn’t done. Taylor can win the Diamond League long jump title as well with a win in Brussels next Friday.

RANKATHLETENATIONRESULT
WIND
DIAMOND POINTSDIAMOND RANKING1.2.3.4.5.6.
1
USA
17.51
-0.6
SB
20
1
img
16.88
(-1.1)
17.18
(-0.7)
17.17
(-1.1)
17.07
(-1.5)
17.13
(-0.4)
17.51
(-0.6)
2
FRA
17.45
-0.8
8
3
16.70
(-1.1)
17.45
(-0.8)
16.90
(-1.3)

x
(-0.6)
16.49
(-0.4)
3
USA
17.39
-1.1
16
2
16.90
(-1.1)
16.81
(-0.9)
17.24
(-0.5)
16.85
(-1.3)
17.22
(-0.3)
17.39
(-1.1)
4
RSA
16.82
-0.9
16.45
(-1.2)
16.82
(-0.9)
16.35
(-1.0)
16.12
(-1.1)

16.33
(-0.5)
5
RUS
16.64
-1.8
5
4
15.83
(-1.5)
16.44
(-1.1)
16.59
(-1.4)
16.64
(-1.8)
16.46
(-0.4)
16.55
(-0.7)
6
RUS
16.58
+0.7
16.34
(-1.2)
16.58
(-0.7)
x
(-0.9)
x
(-0.8)
16.54
(-1.3)
x
(-0.2)
7
ROU
16.54
-0.3
16.50
(-1.0)
16.43
(-1.1)
x
(-0.7)


16.54
(-0.3)
8
FRA
16.51
-0.8
15.48
(-0.3)
16.08
(-0.9)
16.51
(-0.8)
x
(-1.3)

x
(-0.6)
9
SUI
15.82
-0.8
15.56
(-0.3)
15.37
(-0.9)
15.82
(-0.8)



10
USA
15.74
-1.0
1
5
15.55
(-0.6)
15.74
(-1.0)
15.52
(-1.3)

W HJ Russia’s Mariya Kuchina Ties Outdoor PR to Win Meet, Diamond Race

Russia’s Mariya Kuchina was second at the European Championships two weeks ago but moved up a spot to first in her return to Zurich, tying her outdoor PR with a 2.00m clearance (she’s cleared 2.01 indoors). Coming in, Kuchina was tied for first with Croatia’s Blanka Vlasic in the Diamond Race standings, so a win was the only way to guarantee the title. Kuchina’s victory was assured when runner-up Ana Simic missed all three attempts at 1.98m.

RANKATHLETENATIONRESULTDIAMOND POINTSDIAMOND RANKING1.80
2.00
1.85
2.02
1.891.931.961.98
1
RUS
2.00
=PB
18
1
img

o
xo
r
xo
o
xo
x-
2
CRO
1.98
12
2

xxx
o
o
o
o
o
3
ESP
1.93
5
4
xo
o
o
xxx
4
UKR
1.93
o
xo
o
xo
xxx
4
CRO
1.93
10
3
xo
o
xo
xxx
6
GBR
1.89
o
o
o
xxx
6
UZB
1.89
o
o
o
xxx
8
POL
1.89
o
xxo
o
xxx
9
ITA
1.89
o
o
xo
xxx
10
GER
1.85
o
o
xxx

Women’s Long Jump: Tianna Bartoletta Clinches DL Title as Ivana Spanovic Wins

Serbia’s Ivana Spanovic got the win, as her 6.80 first jump held up as the day’s longest mark. But U.S. 100 champ Tianna Bartoletta only needed to get second to win the Diamond Race and she accomplished that with a leap of 6.76 on her fifth attempt. Bartoletta and Spanovic finished tied with 16 points but Bartoletta has the tiebreaker with three DL victories to Spanovic’s two.

RANKATHLETENATIONRESULT
WIND
DIAMOND POINTSDIAMOND RANKING1.2.3.4.5.6.
1
SRB
6.80
+0.1
16
2
6.80
(+0.1)
6.71
(+0.1)
6.76
(-1.3)
x
(-0.1)
x
(+0.5)
6.75
(-0.1)
2
USA
6.76
0.0
16
1
img
6.56
(-0.6)
6.62
(+0.3)
6.65
(0.0)
6.31
(+1.3)
6.76
(0.0)
6.65
(+0.6)
3
USA
6.66
+0.1
4
4
x
(-0.2)
6.65
(+1.3)
x
(-0.7)
6.66
(+0.1)
x
(-0.1)
6.62
(+0.5)
4
SUI
6.65
+0.4
=SB
6.44
(-0.2)
6.52
(+0.2)
6.57
(-0.3)
6.50
(+0.3)
6.59
(+0.3)
6.65
(+0.4)
5
GER
6.65
+1.2
6.37
(+0.3)
6.48
(-0.4)
6.42
(-0.2)
x
(+1.0)
x
(+0.6)
6.65
(+1.2)
6
SWE
6.61
+0.6
6.40
(+0.7)
6.40
(-0.3)
6.57
(+0.3)
x
(-0.9)
6.53
(+0.4)
6.61
(+0.6)
7
RUS
6.61
-1.6
2
5
x
(+0.2)
6.48
(+0.6)
6.33
(-0.4)
6.61
(-1.6)
6.45
(+0.6)
6.38
(+0.3)
8
FRA
6.54
-1.2
7
3
x
(+0.3)
x
(+1.2)
6.54
(-1.2)
x
(-0.6)
x
(+0.5)
x
(+0.9)
9
GER
6.37
+0.9
x
(+1.5)
6.37
(+0.9)
x
(+0.6)

Men’s Javelin: Germany’s Thomas Röhler PR’s to Win Meet and Diamond Race

Röhler was only 12th at the European Championships but he launched a bomb of 87.63m on his first throw to win today and wrap up the Diamond Race. Trinidad & Tobago’s Olympic champ Keshorn Walcott PR’d himself but that was only good enough for second.

RANKATHLETENATIONRESULT
WIND
DIAMOND POINTSDIAMOND RANKING1.2.3.4.5.6.
1
GER
87.63
PB
15
1
img
87.63
81.57
83.03
81.25
84.38
84.73
2
TTO
85.77
NR
4
5
85.77
x
81.11
77.38
83.99
x
3
FIN
85.12
10
2
83.05
79.80
85.12
x
80.52
x
4
KEN
84.71
2
7
x
74.87
84.71
x
x
79.31
5
CZE
84.04
8
3
81.69
78.41
84.04
82.56
x
82.50
6
FIN
83.85
4
5
83.85
82.89
82.73
79.88
80.81
x
7
EGY
83.62
8
3
79.52
83.62
x
x
x
x
8
FIN
80.36
x
80.36
x
x

x
9
GER
76.78
73.30
76.72
76.78



10
RUS
75.14
1
8
x
x
75.14

Women’s Discus: Sandra Perkovic Wins Third Straight DL Title

Sandra Perkovic had the DL title wrapped up coming in but she won anyway, her 10th win in 11 discus competitions this year.

RANKATHLETENATIONRESULT
WIND
DIAMOND POINTSDIAMOND RANKING1.2.3.4.5.6.
1
CRO
68.36
30
1
img
65.57
x
67.32
67.54
x
68.36
2
USA
67.32
13
2
64.25
67.32
62.18
63.41
66.52
64.54
3
AUS
64.86
9
3
63.60
61.71
64.06
63.46
64.86
x
4
GER
63.44
2
4
63.44
x
x
60.08
61.19
61.11
5
FRA
62.75
1
5
58.55
59.61
62.34
x
61.92
62.75
6
GER
61.14
58.85
61.14
x
x
58.81
x
7
GER
60.72
x
58.74
60.72
58.72
x
60.02
8
RUS
60.68
x
60.68
r



9
FIN
59.88
56.89
59.88
55.63



10
LTU
57.92
57.92
50.55
x

Men’s Shot Put: Reese Hoffa Wins DL Title with Season’s Best

Reese Hoffa capped off a Diamond League season with two great throws. He took the lead here on the 5th throw, and then finished off the Diamond League season with a season’s best of 21.88 to give him his 4th DL win of the year and third straight. David Storl was 2nd and world leader Joe Kavacs third.

RANKATHLETENATIONRESULT
WIND
DIAMOND POINTSDIAMOND RANKING1.2.3.4.5.6.
1
USA
21.88
SB
23
1
img
21.05
20.95
21.05
21.37
21.58
21.88
2
GER
21.47
13
2
20.56
20.87
x
x
21.47
21.22
3
USA
21.43
10
3
21.07
20.69
21.43
21.18
21.00
21.38
4
JAM
20.79
20.53
19.93
19.91
x
20.79
x
5
USA
20.74
1
6
20.01
x
20.74
20.71
x
20.20
6
NZL
20.48
3
5
20.48
20.37
x
20.19
x
x
7
POL
20.47
x
20.16
x
x
20.47
x
8
SRB
20.21
x
x
20.10
x
x
20.21
9
USA
19.91
5
4
19.78
x
19.91



10
CRO
19.31
19.31
x
x



11
ESP
19.26
19.07
19.26
x

Women’s Pole Vault: World Leader Fabiana Murer Claims DL Title

Five women cleared 4.67 meters, but the next height was 4.72 and only Brazil’s Fabiana Murer has vaulted that high in 2014. Murer was the only one to get over 4.72 today and that was good enough to earn her the win and the Diamond Race title.

RANKATHLETENATIONRESULTDIAMOND POINTSDIAMOND RANKING4.12
4.72
4.32
4.77
4.47
4.82
4.574.624.67
1
BRA
4.72
20
1
img

o

o
xxx
o
o
2
USA
4.67
9
2

xxx
o
o
xo
o
3
GRE
4.67
SB
8
4

xxx
o
xxo
o
3
GRE
4.67
9
2

xxx
o
o
xxo
o
o
5
SUI
4.67
NR

xxx
xo
o
xo
xo
xxo
6
USA
4.57
o
o
xo
xxx
7
SLO
4.47
o
xxo
xxx
8
ESP
4.32
o
o
xxx
9
AUS
4.32
xxo
xxx
10
ITA
4.12
o
xxx