2011 Zürich Weltklasse Diamond League Recap

By LetsRun.com
September 8, 2011

The Zürich Weltklasse meet is regarded as the top one-day track meet in the World. This year's meet featured 18 individual events and in 17 of them the World Champion from last week's World Championships in Daegu was competing. The only event not featuring the World Champ was the women's 200m, which featured 100m champion Carmelita Jeter and former 200m champion Allyson Felix.

Many of the World Champions had a post-Worlds hangover in Zürich as nearly half of them (8) went home empty handed.

Recap of the major action below with the distance races first. Zürich was the final Diamond League event for many events and with double Diamond League points on the line in these events (8 for 1st, 4 for 2nd, and 2 for 3rd), the placing at Zürich determined the $40,000 Diamond League winner in these events (2nd place gets $0).

Women's 5,000m: Vivian Cheruiyot Keeps Unbeaten Streak Alive; Is Sally Kipyego the 2nd-Best Distance Runner In The World?

While a lot of World Champions from Daegu may have struggled in Zürich, one who did not was the only two-event individual champion at Worlds, Vivian Cheruiyot.

Cheruiyot is without a doubt the top female distance runner on the planet. What may be surprising is that former NCAA star Sally Kipyego may be the second best.

The women's 5,000m pace was modest early on, 5:54.34 at 2km (14:45 pace), as 14 runners separated themselves from the pack. 14:45 may be a modest pace for the top stars in the sport, but it is right at American record pace, and soon American Shalane Flanagan would fall off, on a day that would see her go backwards in the field and end up last in 15:32.31.

By 4k, the pace had stayed the same (11:48.99) and there were only six left in the lead pack (Cheruiyot, Kipyego, who got silver in the 10,000m in Daegu, 2009 world 10k champ Linet Masai, who got bronze at 10,000m in Daegu, 2009 and 2011 Worlds 5,000m silver medallist Sylvia Kibet, Priscah Ngetick-Cherono, and the only Ethiopian in the group, Meselech Melkamu). The real racing would take place over the final 2 laps.

The penultimate lap was covered in a quick 65.95, and at the bell, only the three Daegu 10,000m medallists (Cheruiyot, Masai, and Kipyego) were left up front. Cheruiyot was in front and she would ratchet down the pace. On the backstretch, Masai got dropped and it was a two-woman race, as Kipyego tried to stay close to Cheruiyot. A 30-point 200m was not good enough to drop Kipyego and coming into the homestretch, Cheruiyot led with Kipyego right behind her.

Down the homestretch, Cheruiyot did not run away from Kipyego as you might expect.  Kipyego never mounted a serious challenge but she hung very close. Cheruiyot got the win in 14:30.11, with a 60.39 last lap and Kipyego was only .32 behind in a personal best of 14:30.42 (previous best 14:38.64 from last year). Masai held on for 3rd just ahead of Sylvia Kibet, who ran a season's best in 14:35.43.

QT: Vivian Cheruiyot's undefeated 2011 on the track continues.

QT2: Could Sally Kipyego really be the second-best distance runner in the world right now? Being able to close in 60-point to run 14:30 is pretty impressive.

QT3: Remember when Sally Kipyego beat Shalane Flanagan at the Payton Jordan 10,000m and it was considered an upset by many? Kipyego is at a completely different level than Flanagan now on the track. Flanagan has been tremendous on the roads and XC the last year, but has not run great on the track since her Olympic medal in 2008 and her coaching switch soon after.

On The Boards: Shalane Flanagan 5k in Zurich

1
KEN
14:30.10
MR
2
KEN
14:30.42
PB
3
KEN
14:35.11
4
KEN
14:35.43
SB
5
KEN
14:44.82
6
ETH
14:45.76
7
ETH
14:55.28
8
KEN
15:03.97
9
TUR
15:08.86
SB
10
TAN
15:17.18
SB
11
KEN
15:20.93
PB
12
RUS
15:25.15
13
POL
15:29.42
SB
14
GBR
15:29.85
15
USA
15:32.31
 
KEN
DNF
 
POL
DNF

Women's 800m Mariya Savinova Backs Up Her World Championships Win, Jenny Meadows Just Gets Diamond League Title

The women's 800m was in Zürich may have been tougher than the Daegu 800m final. Not only did it feature all the 2011 medallists (champ Mariya Savinova, silver medallist Caster Semenya, and bronze medallist Janeth Jekpkosgei), it featured all of the Daegu finalists except for American Maggie Vessey, plus it included Jenny Meadows and Halima Hachlaf, who did not make the Daegu final. In the Diamond League standings coming into Zürich, Meadows was one point back of Jamaica's Kenia Sinclair, who lead the Diamond League table with 10 points with Caster Semenya 3 more points back in 3rd. This race would decide the Diamond League title.

The rabbit Liliya Lobanova took this one out  in 56.83 and only the people with something to prove went with her. American Alysia Montano, who just missed a medal in Daegu in 4th, and Meadows were with Lobanova. There was a big gap of maybe 20 meters to the rest of the field. At 600 (1:28.23), Montano led with Meadows right with her, and still a gap of 10 meters to the rest of the field.

World champion Mariya Savinova was the only one interested from the pack in chasing down Montano and Meadows. Savinova began to make her charge on the turn. Montano still had a big lead when she hit the homestretch, but like in Berlin, Savinova had an excellent final 100m. Savinova got the win in 1:58.27 to Montano's 1:58.41, as Meadows picked up the final two Diamond League points in third to get the Diamond League title and $40,000. The top 3 were well clear of the rest of the field, as Daegu medallists Janeth Jepkosgei and Caster Semenya were 4th and 5th respectively.

American 1,500m runner Morgan Uceny, who fell in Daegu, was 7th in 2:00.59.

QT1: Savinova is the best 800m runner in the world. For those of you who think Semenya tanked the Worlds, think again. Semenya destroyed the rest of the field at Worlds except for Savinova. Savinova has an excellent finish and she showed it again here.

QT2: Not sure what Caster Semenya was thinking. 3 points behind the DL winner, she had to get at least second here to pick up $40,000 but she was a non-factor. Kenia Sinclair, who lost the DL title by one point to Meadows, probably did not count on Meadows getting third, but Sinclair's season was just too long and she was not a factor here.

1
RUS
1:58.27
2
USA
1:58.41
3
GBR
1:58.92
4
KEN
1:59.71
5
RSA
1:59.77
6
RUS
2:00.06
7
USA
2:00.59
8
MAR
2:01.47
9
JAM
2:01.71
10
RUS
2:03.24
 
MAR
DNF
 
UKR
DNF
Intermediate times:
400m Lobanova, Liliya (UKR) 56.83 
600m Montano, Alysia (USA) 1:28.23

Men's 1,500m: Nixon Chepseba Gets Win And DL Title

Nixon Chepseba may only have been fifth at the Kenyan Trials and not a household name in Kenya, but he left Zürich with the win and the $40,000 Diamond League title.

The 1,500m in Zürich featured Olympic and World Champion Asbel Kiprop and silver medallist and World leader Silas Kiplagat.

American 800m finalist Nick Symmonds was in this one, but serving as the second rabbit. After David Krummenacker took the field through in 1:52.19, Symmonds took over and led through 1,100 with Augustine Choge staying close and then a gap to the field.

World champ Kiprop, not known for his tactical prowess, moved up and positioned himself well at the bell. Then just as suddenly, Kiprop fell back around the turn to fourth, as Chepseba led at 1,200 (2:51.62). Chepseba would continue to lead on the final lap. When they hit the final straight, Chepseba was still in front, but Kiprop had moved up to third and Kiplagat was in striking distance as well.

Right when you expected Kiplagat or Kiprop to make a challenge, Chepseba powered away for the convincing win in 3:32.74. Kiplagat made a late charge for second, but was well beaten in 3:33.56. Now the battle was on for third. With Chepseba winning, Kiprop had to finish 3rd to get the Diamond League title. However the Olympic and World Champ was not a factor down the stretch as he faded to 7th.'

QT1: Chepseba's Diamond League title is not undeserved. He started the season out running 3:35 twice in May and comes back in September after a month break with a 3:32 convincing win.

QT2: With the men's 1,500 being one of the more popular Diamond League events, it had world class fields at 2 Diamond League events (Monaco and Doha) where it was not technically a Diamond League event where points could be accrued. Even if you factor in those two events, Chepseba would have won the DL 18-16 over Kiplagat.

QT3: Asbel Kiprop's PR remains 3:31.20.

1
KEN
3:32.74
12
1
img
2
KEN
3:33.56
10
3
 
3
KEN
3:34.37
8
4
 
4
MAR
3:34.61
 
 
 
5
KEN
3:34.67
1
6
 
6
ETH
3:34.75
2
5
 
7
KEN
3:34.89
11
2
 
8
KEN
3:36.78
 
 
 
9
AUS
3:39.45
 
 
 
10
FRA
3:42.41
 
 
 
11
ESP
3:43.43
 
 
 
 
SUD
DNF
 
 
 
 
USA
DNF
 
 
 
 
USA
DNF
 
 
 
Intermediate times:
400m Krummenacker, David (USA) 55.13
800m Krummenacker, David (USA) 1:52.19
1,200m Chepseba, Nixon Kiplimo (KEN) 2:51.62

Men's Steeple: Ezekiel Kemboi Wins, But Paul Koech Gets Diamond League Title

At Worlds, Ezekiel Kemboi showed he is arguably the top championships steepler ever. He kept his fine form going here as he got the win. Paul Koech, the guy unceremoniously left off the Kenyan team for an 8:19 steepler, got some vindication, as his second place finish gave him the Diamond League title by 1 point over Kemboi.

At 2,000m (5:28), when the rabbit Patrick Langat dropped out, five guys were still with him - Kemboi, Koech, Worlds finalists Richard Kiplagat and Ruben Ramolefi, and Jonathan Ndiku.

Koech then went to the front and increased the pace and soon there were only three (Kemboi, Koech and Kiplagat). A second place showing would lock up the $40,000 Diamond League title for Koech. On the last lap, Koech still led and increased the pace even further. Kiplagat was soon dropped and over the final 200m the overall Diamond League title was Koech's. Now what was on the line was pride and the $10,000 Zürich first place check.

Koech led onto the homestretch until Kemboi struck over the final barrier. Kemboi got the win in 8:07.72 as Koech was next in 8:07.89. Kiplagat held onto third.

Kemboi did some celebratory dancing for the photographers, but no doubt Koech rejoiced in his $40,000 Diamond League check.

QT1: Interestingly, 2011 world leader Brimin Kirputo did not race here. Coming in, Koech had 13 DL points, Kipruto 10, and Kemboi 8. If Kipruto had shown and won, the Diamond League title was his. Perhaps he did not think he could win. If Kipruto had run and placed second, then Kemboi would have the DL title. Anyone know why Kipruto did not run? Email us. Update A source has written telling us Kipruto got injured (achilles) in his final workout between Worlds and Zurich so he had to miss Zurich. More here

QT2: Another sub-par day for the Americans.

1
KEN
8:07.72
16
2
 
2
KEN
8:07.89
17
1
img
3
UGA
8:12.08
5
3
 
4
RSA
8:15.40
 
 
 
5
KEN
8:16.15
1
4
 
6
KEN
8:20.31
1
4
 
7
MDA
8:22.24
 
 
 
8
KEN
8:28.81
 
 
 
9
USA
8:29.24
 
 
 
10
POL
8:32.17
 
 
 
11
RUS
8:32.52
 
 
 
12
KEN
8:34.15
 
 
 
13
FRA
8:35.75
 
 
 
14
USA
8:39.65
 
 
 
 
KEN
DNF
 
 
 
 
KEN
DNF
 
 
 

Intermediate times: 1,000m Lagat, Haron (KEN) 2:40.33
2,000m Langat, Patrick Kipkurui (KEN) 5:28.19

Men's 100m: Yohan Blake Wins, Asafa Powell Is Able To Run 4 Days After Worlds

The 100m here was a great one as it featured all 3 Daegu medallists (champ Yohan Blake, runner-up Walter Dix, bronze medallist Kim Collins), but also former World record holder Asafa Powell.

Powell, who missed the Worlds that ended just 4 days ago and could not run on Sunday on the Jamaican 4 x 100 team, was on the starting line in Zürich. Powell had to run if he wanted to claim the $40,000 Diamond League title, but his appearance here and no-show at Worlds won't win him a lot of fans.

Powell got a great start, but Yohan Blake is clearly the best 100m man not named Usain Bolt. Blake's top-end speed was best and he got the win in a PR of 9.82. Powell got 2nd and Dix third.

QT1: Can Blake challenge Bolt? We would love to see them race once this year.

On The Boards: Blake 9.82 (0.0) !!!!!!
Wind 0.0m/s

1
JAM
9.82
PB
0.176
2
JAM
9.95
0.144
3
USA
10.04
0.178
4
JAM
10.06
0.142
5
SKN
10.09
0.197
6
JAM
10.12
0.158
7
NOR
10.20
0.118
8
TRI
10.23
0.167
9
USA
10.33
0.135

Men's 400m: Kirani James Over Merritt Again

Kirani James lowered his PR from his world title-winning 44.60 to 44.36 as he got a comfortable win over Worlds runner-up Lashawn Merritt.

The win also got James the DL overall title by 1 point over Jermaine Gonzales.

1
GRN
44.36
NR
0.156
2
USA
44.67
0.192
3
JAM
45.39
0.197
4
GRN
45.43
0.184
5
BAH
45.47
0.232
6
GBR
45.63
0.210
7
USA
45.85
0.216
8
USA
46.33
0.169

Men's 110m Hurdles: Dayon Robles Crosses The Line First Again

Just like at the World Championships, Dayron Robles crossed the line first ahead of Jason Richardson. This time Robles was not disqualified and he got the win and the $40,000 Diamond League title.

QT1: World leader David Oliver's 2011 second half has been a real struggle.
Wind +.1m/s

1
CUB
13.01
SB
0.160
2
USA
13.10
0.181
3
USA
13.26
0.147
4
USA
13.35
0.163
5
GBR
13.41
0.145
6
JAM
13.49
0.179
7
SUI
13.99
0.209
8
GBR
14.12
0.148
 
USA
DNF
0.172

Women's 200m: Jeter Over Felix For DL Title

Carmelita Jeter got the win and the Diamond League title as she beat Allyson Felix again at 200m. Bianca Knight actually led the DL race heading into this one, but got 0 points. A win here by Felix would have won her the DL title.

QT1: Jeter is almost exactly six years older than Felix. Six years ago, when Jeter was Felix's age (25), Jeter's PRs were 11.56 and 23.65. Now they are 10.64 and 22.20. A truly remarkable improvement. Six years ago as a 19-year-old, Felix ran 22.13, which is faster than her season's best this year.

Wind -.1 m/s

1
USA
22.27
0.207
2
USA
22.40
0.205
3
JAM
22.59
SB
0.213
4
USA
22.63
0.200
5
BAH
22.82
0.199
6
USA
23.05
0.202
7
JAM
23.30
0.200
8
JAM
23.54
0.246

Women's 100 Hurdles: Sally Pearson Wins Again

This wasn't a DL event, so we'll get to see Pearson in Brussels next Friday.
Wind +.2 m/s

1
AUS
12.52
0.143
2
USA
12.81
0.188
3
CAN
12.84
0.135
4
USA
12.85
0.178
5
USA
13.04
0.183
6
CAN
13.07
0.188
7
USA
13.12
0.198
8
AUT
13.20
0.197
 
SUI
DNF
0.165

Women's 400m Hurdles: Kaliese Spencer Gets DL Title

Kaliese Spencer may not have been on the podium in Daegu, but she had the DL title wrapped up heading into Zürich. She got the win here and some redemption over World Champ Lashinda Demus.

1
JAM
53.36
0.243
2
JAM
53.43
0.277
3
USA
54.04
0.211
4
RUS
54.50
0.203
5
CZE
54.89
0.191
6
UKR
55.27
0.217
7
USA
55.54
0.382
8
RUS
55.72
0.219

Men's LJ: They Didn't Save Anything For Zürich

Ngoni Makusha got the win in an abysmal competition as he was the only guy at 8.00. Mitchell Watt was last, but that was good enough for the DL title.

1
ZIM
8.00
0.0
8
2
   
8.00
(0.0)
7.99
(+1.5)
7.92
(-0.5)
7.85
(-0.5)
-
-
2
RUS
7.94
-1.1
4
3
   
7.70
(-1.5)
7.92
(-0.3)
7.94
(-1.1)
7.71
(-0.3)
7.80
(-0.3)
x
(+0.4)
3
POR
7.88
0.0
2
4
   
x
(-0.2)
7.87
(-0.5)
x
(+0.7)
7.88
(0.0)
6.55
(-0.7)
x
(+0.1)
4
USA
7.87
-0.3
   
7.86
(0.0)
x
(+0.3)
7.75
(+0.1)
7.87
(-0.3)
x
(+1.1)
x
(+0.8)
5
GER
7.78
+0.4
1
5
   
7.41
(+0.5)
7.52
(-1.1)
7.77
(+0.5)
7.58
(-0.8)
7.45
(-0.8)
7.78
(+0.4)
6
USA
7.34
0.0
   
7.30
(-0.4)
x
(+0.2)
-
7.34
(0.0)
-
-
7
AUS
6.97
-1.6
12
1
img
 
6.97
(-1.6)
6.05
(-2.7)
x
(+0.6)
-
-
-

Women's LJ: Brittney Reese Wins Again

Reese, the World Champion, got the win to put an exclamation mark on her Worlds win and DL title season.

1
USA
6.72
+0.3

 

 
6.51
(+0.4)
x
(-0.4)
6.72
(+0.3)
x
(-0.1)
5.70
(-0.8)
x
(+1.0)
2
BLR
6.67
-0.4
   
6.21
(-0.7)
6.44
(+0.1)
6.67
(-0.4)
6.58
(+0.1)
6.60
(-0.9)
x
(+1.0)
3
LAT
6.61
+0.7
   
6.49
(-0.1)
x
(-0.6)
6.55
(-0.4)
x
6.36
(-0.6)
6.61
(+0.7)
4
SUI
6.60
+0.5
   
6.26
(-0.3)
6.43
(0.0)
6.60
(+0.5)
6.46
(-0.3)
6.43
(0.0)
6.50
(+0.4)
5
RUS
6.53
+1.0
   
x
(+0.3)
6.48
(0.0)
6.42
(+0.3)
6.51
(+0.7)
6.38
(-0.4)
6.53
(+1.0)
6
USA
6.53
+0.3
   
x
(+0.2)
6.53
(+0.3)
6.41
(-0.5)
6.35
(+0.9)
6.36
(-0.6)
6.39
(+0.3)
7
SWE
6.43
+1.0
   
6.32
(0.0)
6.31
(-1.3)
6.40
(+0.6)
6.20
(+0.4)
6.19
(-0.1)
6.43
(+1.0)
8
USA
6.23
0.0
   
6.14
(-0.3)
6.14
(+1.0)
6.23
(0.0)
6.13
(-0.5)
-
-

Women's PV: Jenn Suhr Wins But Comes Up Short In DL

Jenn Suhr got the win to atone for not making the medals in Daegu, but Silke Spiegelburg got second to give her the DL win by 1 point over Suhr. World Champ Fabiana Murer could have won the DL title with a win here but came up short.

ank Athlete Nation Result
Diamond Points Diamond Ranking   4.22 4.42 4.52 4.62 4.72 4.79
1
USA
4.72
13
2
   
-
-
o
xxo
o
xxx
2
GER
4.72
14
1
img
 
-
o
xo
o
xo
xxx
3
RUS
4.62
6
4
   
-
-
-
o
xxx
 
3
BRA
4.62
10
3
   
-
o
-
o
xxx
 
5
CUB
4.62
 
 
   
-
o
o
xo
xxx
 
6
RUS
4.52
4
6
   
-
xo
xxo
xxx
 
 
7
POL
4.42
5
5
   
-
o
xxx
 
 
 
8
SUI
4.42
 
 
   
o
xo
xxx
 
 
 
9
SUI
4.22
 
 
   
o
xxx
 
 
 
 
 
POL
NM
 
 
   
-
xxx
 
 
 
 
 
GER
NM
 
 
   
-
xxx
 
 
 
 
 
GRE
DNS
 
 
   
 
 
 
 
 

Men's HJ: Someone Has To Win

The competition wasn't great, but Jesse Williams held on to the DL title as Dimitrios Chondrokoukis did PR to win.

Rank Athlete Nation Result
Diamond Points Diamond Ranking   2.20 2.25 2.28 2.30 2.32 2.34
1
GRE
2.32
=PB
8
3
   
o
o
o
x-
xo
xxx
2
BAH
2.30
4
9
   
o
o
o
o
xx-
x
3
RUS
2.28
7
4
   
o
o
o
xxx
 
 
4
USA
2.28
9
1
img
 
o
o
xo
xxx
 
 
5
UKR
2.28
 
 
   
xxo
o
xo
xxx
 
 
6
QAT
2.28
2
10
   
o
o
xxo
xxx
 
 
7
GER
2.25
5
6
   
xo
o
xxx
 
 
 
8
CYP
2.25
6
5
   
o
xo
-
xxx
 
 
8
RUS
2.25
9
2
   
o
xo
xxx
 
 
 
10
RUS
2.25
4
7
   
xo
xo
xxx
 
 
 
10
RUS
2.25
1
11
   
xo
xo
xxx
 
 
 
10
BAH
2.25
 
 
   
xo
xo
xxx
 
 
 
13
CZE
2.20
4
7
   
xo
xxx
 
 
 
 

Women's Javelin: Christina Obergföll Wins Again

Christina Obergföll missed out at Worlds (4th), but got her seventh win of the year here to crush the DL competition.

1
GER
69.57
 
MR
28
1
img
 
x
68.95
x
64.99
69.57
x
2
RSA
67.46
 
6
4
   
62.30
x
61.16
66.96
67.46
67.22
3
RUS
64.48
 
9
3
   
x
x
64.48
x
64.33
x
4
CZE
63.56
 
10
2
   
62.66
62.17
61.72
63.56
x
x
5
GBR
62.25
 
1
5
   
x
57.90
58.70
x
62.25
x
6
GER
61.85
 
   
57.86
57.20
61.85
60.12
x
58.95
7
SLO
61.46
 
   
57.51
58.58
61.46
x
x
x
8
LAT
59.76
 
1
5
   
57.38
x
59.76
x
59.15
x
9
CZE
54.30
 
   
50.98
49.64
54.30
 
 
 

Men's Discus: Hartings Backs Up Worlds Win

Robert Harting got the win here to go with his World title, but Alekna Virgilijus did enough to win the DL title by one point.

Rank Athlete Nation Result
Wind
Diamond Points Diamond Ranking   1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.
1
GER
67.02
 
16
2
   
62.28
67.02
65.99
65.30
x
x
2
LTU
66.69
 
17
1
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66.69
64.77
64.16
64.88
-
65.04
3
HUN
65.58
 
4
5
   
61.43
x
64.64
x
x
65.58
4
EST
65.52
 
9
3
   
59.61
63.96
62.74
63.57
x
65.52
5
GER
65.47
 
   
62.62
x
65.47
63.01
x
x
6
POL
64.49
 
5
4
   
61.23
61.71
62.21
x
63.38
64.49
7
NED
62.86
 
   
60.50
x
58.07
62.86
x
60.93
8
IRI
62.67
 
1
7
   
61.38
x
x
x
62.67
x
9
ESP
59.16
 
4
6
   
x
59.16
x
 
 
 

Women's Shot: Valerie Adams

Adams got another win in the shot competition, which was held downtown on Wednesday, to secure the DL title.

1
NZL
20.51
 
 
19.87
20.09
20.33
20.32
20.51
20.35
2
BLR
20.48
 
 
18.98
19.02
x
19.91
20.48
19.59
3
USA
19.64
 
 
18.62
19.13
19.64
x
19.04
18.71
4
BLR
18.95
 
 
18.39
x
18.95
17.91
18.25
x
5
TRI
18.92
 
 
18.16
18.68
18.74
18.43
18.92
18.66
6
USA
18.82
 
 
18.43
18.58
17.82
x
18.18
18.82
7
RUS
18.65
 
 
17.90
18.47
18.19
18.25
18.16
18.65
8
GER
18.56
 
 
18.21
18.17
x
18.28
18.56
x
9
GER
17.77
 
 
x
17.23
17.77
 
 
 

Men's Shot: Dylan Armstrong Gets Win And DL Title

Dylan Armstrong got the win and the Diamond League title.

1
CAN
21.63
 
 
20.85
20.73
21.35
20.59
20.79
21.63
2
USA
21.52
 
 
20.08
x
x
20.11
x
21.52
3
USA
21.39
 
 
20.39
21.39
19.99
21.12
20.84
21.01
4
POL
21.38
 
 
x
21.12
21.38
21.25
21.12
21.28
5
GER
21.23
 
 
x
21.23
x
21.01
21.10
21.23
6
POR
20.78
 
 
20.46
20.73
20.50
20.52
20.25
20.78
7
GER
20.05
 
 
19.74
19.67
19.23
20.05
x
19.34
8
CUB
20.00
 
 
x
19.49
x
20.00
19.86
19.58

List Of World Champions And How They Did In Zürich

Men's Shot: David Storl 4
Women's Shot: Valerie Adams 1
Men's Discus: Robert Harting 1
Women's Pole Vault: Fabian Murer 3
Men's Long Jump: Dwight Phillips 4
Men's High Jump: Jesse Williams 4
Women's 400 Hurdles: Lashinda Demus 3
Women's 5,000m: Vivian Cheruiyot 1

Women's Javelin: Maria Abakumova

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Men's 110m Hurldes: Jason Richardson 2
Women's LJ: Brittney Reese 1
Men's 400m: Kirani James 1
Women's 800m: Mariya Savinova 1
Men's 100m: Yohan Blake 1
Men's 1,500m: Asbel Kiprop 7
Women's 100m Hurdles: Sally Pearson 1
Men's Steeple: Ezekiel Kemboi 1

*2011 Zürich Weltklasse Diamond League Results

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