LetsRun.com's Recap Of The 2012 Samsung Diamond League Rome Track & Field Meet

*Results Only

By LetsRun.com
May 31, 2012

The Samsung Diamond League's third stop was Thursay in Rome and the meet was very entertaining.

Usain Bolt returned to form with a world leader in the men's 100, but this race from a LetsRun.com perspective was led by the women's mid-d and distance action. There were two mid-d stunners on the women's side as two heavy favorites in  Pamelo Jelimo and Genzebe Dibaba were soundly beaten as US world #1 Morgan Uceny impressed but was nowhere close to winning. The women's 5,000 produced a thrilling finish between Vivian Cheruiyot and Meseret Defar and Paul Kipsiele Koech nearly got the WR in the steeple. All of that and a whole lot more.

We break down the mid-d and distance action first (in the order that they occur) before getting to the men's 100 and then the rest of the events (in the order they occurred).

Women's 800: Olympic Preview Results In Big Upset As Pamela Jelimo Is Trounced

The women's 800 was totally stacked. All three medallists from last year's World Championships in Mariya Savinova (outdoor debut), Caster Semenya (world #11 with 1:59.58 SB) and Janeth Jepkosgei (world #2 in 2012 with 1:57.79 SB) were competing, plus the world #1 from this year in defending Olympic champ Pamela Jelimo (1:56.94 SB) and world #4 in Fantu Magiso (1:57.90) and #5 in Yuneysi Santiusti (1:58.53).

And the result? A big shocker.

The Ethiopian teen Fantu Magiso ran away from heavy favorite Pamela Jelimo over the final 100 and ended up with the victory in a new Ethiopian national record of 1:57.56.

Jelimo ended up second with the world champion Mariya Savinova closing well to get third in her outdoor debut.

The commentators said Jelimo wanted a 56-flat first lap and the rabbit ran 55-high and the field had no interest in going with it. We actually had a real race as the field probably went through 400 no faster than 59-flat. By the time the leaders got to 600 (1:28.95), it was a two-person race for the win as Jelimo had the lead with Magiso right on her shoulder. Everyone else was pretty far back - close to 10 meters - with Savinova in third.

The negative split was just beginning as Magiso started to pull clear when they hit the homestretch and she was visibly very excited to get the win over Jelimo at the finish line. The world champion Savinova closed well to get third. in 1:58.56.

LRC's Take: Magiso's victory certainly makes things interesting. Jelimo is in good form this year but she's not nearly as unbeatable as she was in 2008. To us, the one to look out for down the road is Savinova. Last year, she ran 1:58.44 in her first European race of the season before going on to win Worlds, but that 1:58.44 was her second race of the year. This was her first race and the opening pace was very slow and she still ran 1:58.56. She looked pretty good and has proven she knows how to peak, whereas the 19-year-old Magiso certainly hasn't proven that.

Rank Athlete Nation Result Diamond Points Diamond Ranking
1
ETH
1:57.56
NR
6
1
img
2
KEN
1:58.33
6
1
img
3
RUS
1:58.56
1
3
 
4
CUB
1:59.23
 
 
 
5
KEN
1:59.42
1
3
 
6
MAR
1:59.80
SB
 
 
 
7
RUS
1:59.96
SB
 
 
 
8
RSA
2:00.07
 
 
 
9
SVK
2:00.16
SB
 
 
 
10
GBR
2:00.38
 
 
 
11
ITA
2:02.02
SB
 
 
 
 
RUS
DNF
 
 
 
 
ITA
DNS
 
 
 

Intermediate Times:

400m - Andrianova, Tatyana (RUS) -55.86

600m - Jepkosgei, Janeth (KEN) - 1:28.95


Fantu Magiso Pulling Away From Pamela Jelimo

Men's Steeple: Paul Kipsiele Koech Just Misses The World Record

Coming into the race, both Paul Kipsiele Koech, who was brilliant in Doha when he ran the fastest steeple in history for May with his 7:55.76 clocking, and 2004 Olympic and 2009 and 2011 world champion Ezekiel Kemboi of Kenya both said they wanted to run fast.

And the race certainly lived up to that as from the gun, the pace was basically a world record attempt. The rabbits made it 4:50 into the race and when they were gone, only Kipsiele Koech was up front as Kemboi found the sub-8 pace to be a bit much for his 2012 opener. Kipsiele Koech went through 2k in 5:17.49 and he knew he had the chance to do something special. Visibly grimacing when entering the bell lap, Koech would need a 62.09 to equal the world record of 7:53.63, but he was only able to manage a 62.77.

Nonetheless, it was a fantastic performance - a meet record - and the #3 fastest steeple ever run. To give you an idea of how fast it is, take a look at the following picture of Kipsiele Koech nearing the finish. The guy in third is still running faster than American record pace, as that's Jairus Birech, who ran 8:08.79 to get third and Dan Lincoln's AR is 8:08.82.

Ezekiel Kemboi faded after trying to go with it early and ended up 4th in 8:10.55. 2011 US Champ Billy Nelson had a nice race. Running his own race throughout, he ended up in 8:21.42 - a big improvement over the 8:34.10 he ran at the Occidental meet.

LRC Analysis: Kenya says they aren't giving out wild cards this year to the Olympics, but they ought to reconsider for Kipsiele Koech. He's terrible at altitude and rarely does well at the Kenyan Trials. But if AK is going to give out a wild card, they need to do it now so he can rest up and get ready for the Games. Of course, that may not be fair as Kenya is loaded in this event. For example, the runner-up today was the unheard-of Abel Mutai, who hadn't run faster than 8:11. In his only other steeple this year at home in Kenya, he was only third in 8:31, so there are probably 5-6 guys capable of breaking 8:00.

Kemboi should not be counted out. He is a savvy veteran who wants to win Olympic gold for the second time. He didn't even go to Doha as he thought it was too early in the year. Last year, he ran 8:08 at Pre and ended up winning Worlds, so 8:10 here is about right for him. Supporting that theory is the fact that 2011 bronze medallist Mahiedine Mekhissi-Benabbad of France, who also won silver in 2008, was right behind him in 8:10.96.

Rank Athlete Nation Result
1
KEN
7:54.31
WL,MR
2
KEN
8:01.67
PR
3
KEN
8:08.79
4
KEN
8:10.55
5
FRA
8:10.96
6
KEN
8:11.83
7
UGA
8:14.48
PR
8
UGA
8:17.55
SB
9
USA
8:21.42
SB
10
POL
8:21.80
11
ITA
8:22.62
PR
12
KEN
8:26.83
PR
13
RSA
8:30.41
14
FRA
8:32.75
SB
 
KEN
DNF
 
KEN
DNF
Intermediate Times:
1,000m- Lagat, Haron (KEN) - 2:37.42
2,000m- Koech, Paul Kipsiele (KEN) - 5:17.49
Last Lap - 62.77

 


Paul Kipsiele Koech

Women's 1,500: We Have A New Olympic Favorite

The pace was fast throughout and everything seemed to be going to plan, as 1,200 was hit in 3:11.81 with Genzebe Dibaba in the lead. And virtually everyone was expecting Dibaba, who had won the world indoor title and then run one of the fastest times in the last decade in her season opener at 3:57.77 in Shanghai, to run away from everyone and coast to victory.

Well, someone forgot to give that script to Dibaba's fellow 21-year-old Ethiopian Abeba Aregawi. With much less fanfare, Aregawi had been having a breakthrough season herself, as she'd already come from 4:01.47 to 3:59.23 and that 3:59.23 had come in Shanghai where she challenged Dibaba.

Tonight, with about 230 meters to go, Aregawi made her move and Dibaba had zero response.

Dibaba herself would fade to a disappointing third-place showing in 4:00.85 as Aregawi would burn it home in 3:56.54 - the 5th fastest time run in the last 10 years.

The 5 Women In The Last 10 Years Who Have Run 3:56.54 Or Faster
3:55.33 Süreyya Ayhan-Kop - TUR - 2003 - banned for doping (lifetime)
3:55.68 Yuliya Fomenko - RUS - 2006 - banned for doping (2 years)
3:56.18 Maryam Yusuf Jamal - BRN - 2006 - not banned for doping
3:56.43 Yelena Soboleva - RUS - 2006 - banned for doping (2 years)
3:56.54 Abeba Aregawi - ETH- 2012 - still competing

2011 Kenyan champ Helen Obiri, who had a nice indoor season during which she won the world indoor 3k title over Meseret Defar, had a big PR to get second in 3:59.68.

And what about 2011 world ranked #1 Morgan Uceny of the US, you say? Uceny had a strong showing. She ran a very smart race and moved up throughout to finish fourth in 4:01.59 when we had her as far back as 11th midway through the race. Uceny's first lap was roughly 63.9-64.0 flat and we had her last lap in 62.26.

LRC Analysis: Aregawi was fantastic and Obiri certainly was pretty good herself and Dibaba was far from dominant. The women's 1,500 will be one of the must-watch races at this year's Olympics.

But Uceny can't be discounted. We'll keep repeating it. She didn't win a race until USAs last year and she looked a ton better today than she did when she got walked down at Occidental in the middle of the month. Guess when she first ran 4:01 last year ... July 22nd. She certainly seems poised to break 4:00 later in the year, which should at least put her in the medal hunt.

Rank Athlete Nation Result Diamond Points Diamond Ranking
1
ETH
3:56.54
WL,MR,NR
6
1
img
2
KEN
3:59.68
PR
2
3
 
3
ETH
4:00.85
5
2
 
4
USA
4:01.59
SB
 
 
 
5
GER
4:04.30
PR
 
 
 
6
MAR
4:04.30
1
4
 
7
POL
4:04.48
SB
 
 
 
8
CAN
4:05.08
PR
 
 
 
9
UKR
4:05.96
PR
 
 
 
10
NOR
4:06.09
 
 
 
11
BRN
4:06.39
 
 
 
12
GBR
4:09.50
SB
 
 
 
13
ITA
4:12.17
 
 
 
14
BRN
4:14.36
 
 
 
 
RUS
DNF
 
 
 
 
RUS
DNF
 
 
 

Intermediate Times:

400m - Luchkina, Anna (RUS) - 1:02.92
800m - Luchkina, Anna (RUS) - 2:06.91
1,200m - Dibaba, Genzebe (ETH) - 3:11.81

Women's 5,000: Defar Gets The Roses, But Cheruiyot Wins Again ... Barely


Oops!

The last time Meseret Defar and Vivian Cheruiyot raced, Defar battled with Cheruiyot the final 100m and came up just short, losing by .05 in the 3,000m in Doha.

Tonight in Rome, Defar and Cheuriyot battled stride-for-stride the final 100m in the women's 5,000m. Believe it or not, this finish was even closer than the one in Doha, with only .03 separating the two. It was super-tight at the finish and Defar was given the winner's flowers. Defar raised them to the crowd and started her celebration (photo on right).

The only problem was Defar had lost once again to Cheruiyot. This one was ultra-close, but it did not take a photo finish to tell that Cheruiyot, not Defar was the winner. If you lined up Defar and Cheruiyot and told them to run side-by-side the last 50 meters, we don't think you could have them run closer than they did here. It reminded us a bit of the Haile Gebrselassie/Paul Tergat clash in the 10,000 in Sydney.

The race started fairly fast (14:30 pace after the first kilometer), but once the rabbits dropped out after 2km, the leaders were content to run 3:00 kilometers until the end. This one came down to one final 58-second lap. Cheruiyot was leading at the bell. On the backstretch, Defar tried to challenge her for the lead, and those two started to pull away from the rest of the field. Cheruiyot led into the homestretch and then Defar pulled up along side of her as they then battled neck-and-neck to the finish. Just when it appeared Defar might overtake Cheruiyot, Cheruiyot managed just enough to get the win.


Doesn't Get Any Closer Than This!

Analysis: Defar can't be happy to lose again to Cheruiyot, but Cheruiyot is the top distance runner in the world, and losing to her by .08 in two races combined, means things are going pretty well. Improving .03 in a sprint is all that is separating Defar from gold. The race that matters is in August in London.

1
KEN
14:35.62
WL
2
ETH
14:35.65
3
KEN
14:39.53
4
ETH
14:41.43
5
KEN
14:44.82
PR
6
KEN
14:46.73
7
ETH
14:48.43
PR
8
ETH
14:58.23
PR
9
ETH
15:07.35
PR
10
GBR
15:09.53
SB
11
KEN
15:17.74
12
ITA
15:18.04
13
ITA
15:19.78
14
KEN
16:24.74
 
SLO
DNF
 
UKR
DNF

Intermediate Times:
1,000m Roman, Sonja (SLO) 2:53.86
2,000m Shmidt, Svetlana (UKR) 5:50.53
3,000m Burka, Gelete (ETH) 8:49.65
4,000m Burka, Gelete (ETH) 11:50.25

Men's 800: Kosencha Comes Through With Hard-Fought Victory As 5 Of Top 10 From 2012 Race

5 of the top 10 fastest runners so far in 2012 toed the line and in the end, the fastest of them coming into the year so far in the "experienced-looking 17-year-old" (announcer's words, not ours) Leonard Kosencha of Kenya got the win as expected.

The rabbit went through 400 in 50.61 with Kosencha and Poland's Marcin Lewandowski right behind him. Kosencha had the lead at 600 (1:17.86) with fellow 17-year-old Timothy Kitum of Kenya in second as Kitum made a big move just before 600 to get to second. As they neared the homestretch, Britain's Andrew Osiage made a big move up on the outside to get within striking distance. Soon, Kosencha had the lead and three were abreast a few meters behind him in a virtual three way tie for second, third and fourth.

Kitum started to pay the price for his big move at 600 and faded first. Lewandowski was able to pull just clear of Osiagie to get second as Kosencha held on for a somewhat narrow but convcing win. The battle really was for second.

LRC Analysis: Kosencha got the win but by no means did he look dominant. We certainly agree with the announcers that as far as 17-year-olds look, Kosencha looks "experienced" while Kitum looks pretty young. Judge for yourself.

 

Rank Athlete Nation Result
1
KEN
1:44.42
2
POL
1:44.64
3
GBR
1:44.71
4
KEN
1:45.15
5
ESP
1:45.22
6
CZE
1:45.46
7
DEN
1:45.81
8
KEN
1:46.58
9
ITA
1:46.95
PR
10
NED
1:48.73
11
ITA
1:49.90
 
KEN
DNF

Intermediate Times:

400m - Kiilu, Vincent Mumo (KEN) 50.61
600m - Kosencha, Leonard Kirwa (KEN) - 1:17.86


Leonard Kosencha

Men's 100: Usain Bolt Is Back

Running into a slight headwind, Usain Bolt took control over the last 50 meters and emerged with a new world leading time of 9.76. Asafa Powell ended up second in 9.91 as the Great White Hope Christophe Lemaitre edged early leader Kim Collins for fourth.

LRC Analysis: We must admit we are enjoying telling all the world, "We told you so." It's amazing - LetsRun.com is a distance site and we understand sprinting way better than most. The announcers were going nuts when this race ended: "9.76. He's back. Bolt is back."

The race was exciting and we'll admit we stood up to watch it, but as we said in our weekly recap, we never thought there was much reason to be worried about by Bolt's recent 10.04 as the weather was poor.

Asafa Powell deserve a big Thumbs Down for quitting once beaten. He let up before the line or he would have run like 9.88.

Wind: -0.1
Rank Athlete Nation Result Reaction time Diamond Points Diamond Ranking
1
JAM
9.76
WL,MR
0.152
4
2
 
2
JAM
9.91
0.159
6
1
img
3
FRA
10.04
SB
0.147
1
4
 
4
SKN
10.05
SB
0.163
 
 
 
5
JAM
10.16
0.167
 
 
 
6
JAM
10.23
0.125
 
 
 
7
JAM
10.24
0.131
 
 
 
8
JAM
10.30
0.154
 
 
 
9
RSA
10.33
0.246
 
 
 

Other Events

Women's Shot Put

The gold (Adams) and silver (Ostapchuk) winners from last year's Worlds squared off and Adams won as expected with Ostapchuk getting third.

Both also medalled in Beijing.

Rank Athlete Nation Result
Wind
Diamond Points Diamond Ranking   1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.
1
NZL
21.03
 
WL,MR
4
2
   
19.61
19.85
20.04
21.03
20.14
20.89
2
CHN
19.79
 
2
3
   
19.34
x
19.07
19.24
19.72
19.79
3
BLR
19.58
 
5
1
img
 
19.58
x
x
x
x
x
4
USA
18.66
 
   
18.06
18.03
x
18.35
18.61
18.66
5
CHN
18.63
 
   
18.11
17.84
18.24
18.33
x
18.63
6
ITA
18.63
 
SB
   
16.67
17.65
x
17.59
17.50
18.63
7
GER
18.51
 
1
5
   
18.29
18.51
x
x
x
18.51
8
GER
17.79
 
   
17.45
17.79
x
x
x
x

Women's Javelin

The three medallists from the last Olympics (Špotáková, Abakumova, Obergföll) and last World Champs (Abakumova, Špotáková, Viljoen) were all entered with the Olympic champ Špotáková getting the win a new world leader.

Rank Athlete Nation Result
Wind
Diamond Points Diamond Ranking   1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.
1
CZE
68.65
 
WL
6
1
img
 
61.22
x
62.66
60.33
65.54
68.65
2
RSA
67.95
 
SB
2
3
   
61.35
57.78
61.29
63.64
64.13
67.95
3
GBR
64.73
 
SB
1
4
   
64.73
x
60.71
60.62
x
x
4
GER
62.60
 
1
4
   
57.83
62.60
61.76
60.19
x
62.31
5
RUS
62.00
 
4
2
   
58.86
62.00
x
61.85
x
59.08
6
ITA
57.01
 
   
57.01
x
55.65
x
56.42
x
7
USA
55.94
 
   
x
55.94
x
54.26
53.51
55.30
 
SLO
NM
 
   
x
x
x
x
x
x

Women's Triple Jump

The three medallists from last year's Worlds (Saladuha, Rypakova, Ibargüen) squared off and the results were unchanged from last year's Worlds.

Rank Athlete Nation Result
Wind
Diamond Points Diamond Ranking   1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.
1
UKR
14.75
+0.1
=SB
4
2
   
x
(+2.0)
14.75
(+0.1)
x
(-0.5)
14.18
(+0.5)
14.72
(+1.2)
14.63
(-0.3)
2
KAZ
14.73
-1.2
SB
6
1
img
 
14.46
(+0.7)
14.13
(-0.4)
14.47
(0.0)
14.63
(+1.2)
14.52
(-0.8)
14.73
(-1.2)
3
COL
14.71
+0.1
1
4
   
14.17
(-1.3)
14.65
(+0.7)
x
(-0.6)
14.58
(-0.2)
14.56
(+1.3)
14.71
(+0.1)
4
GBR
14.65
-0.3
   
14.10
(-1.2)
14.65
(-0.3)
-
-
-
-
5
JAM
14.52
+0.7
PR
   
x
(-0.4)
14.52
(+0.7)
x
(0.0)
14.10
(-0.4)
14.33
(-0.7)
x
(+0.3)
6
ITA
13.87
-0.2
   
13.87
(-0.2)
13.51
(-0.3)
13.68
(-0.4)
13.81
(-0.7)
x
(+0.2)
13.62
(-0.5)
7
SLO
13.74
-0.3
SB
   
13.74
(-0.3)
x
(+1.1)
13.57
(+0.6)
13.67
(+0.8)
x
(+1.5)
x
(-0.4)
8
BRA
13.55
+0.3
2
3
   
13.26
(+1.3)
13.55
(+0.3)
13.50
(+0.3)
x
(+0.1)
13.48
(+1.3)
13.43
(-0.4)

Men's Pole Vault

Olympic champ Steve Hooker's comeback resulted in him clearing a bar, but 2012 world leader Renaud Lavillenie of France was the winner here at 5.82m. Last year's world champ Pawel Wojciechowski was way back at 5.42 with Hooker.

Rank Athlete Nation Result
Diamond Points Diamond Ranking   5.02
5.82
5.22
5.87
5.42
 
5.60
 
5.72
 
5.77
 
1
FRA
5.82
4
1
img
 
-
o
-
r
-
 
o
 
-
 
-
 
2
FRA
5.72
SB
2
3
   
-
xxx
-
 
o
 
o
 
o
 
-
 
3
GER
5.72
SB
2
3
   
-
xxx
-
 
o
 
xo
 
xo
 
-
 
4
GER
5.60
2
3
   
-
 
-
 
xo
 
o
 
xxx
 
 
 
5
GBR
5.60
 
 
   
-
 
-
 
-
 
xo
 
-
 
xxx
 
6
BRA
5.42
 
 
   
-
 
-
 
o
 
xxx
 
 
 
 
 
6
AUS
5.42
SB
 
 
   
-
 
-
 
o
 
xxx
 
 
 
 
 
8
ITA
5.42
=SB
 
 
   
-
 
-
 
xo
 
xxx
 
 
 
 
 
8
POL
5.42
 
 
   
-
 
-
 
xo
 
xxx
 
 
 
 
 

Men's Discus Throw

Last year's bronze medallist Ehsan Hadadi of Iran got the win with a toss of 66.73 as last year's silver medallist Gerd Kanter was third. 2011 world champ Robert Harting didn't show up.

Rank Athlete Nation Result
Wind
Diamond Points Diamond Ranking   1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.
1
IRI
66.73
 
6
1
img
 
65.01
64.95
x
x
64.60
66.73
2
LTU
66.31
 
2
3
   
64.20
63.87
x
66.31
x
64.09
3
EST
65.36
 
1
4
   
63.64
61.31
62.00
64.79
65.36
61.67
4
HUN
65.11
 
1
4
   
60.73
64.84
65.11
x
x
64.21
5
POL
64.96
 
4
2
   
63.72
64.15
x
x
63.45
64.96
6
USA
60.19
 
   
58.09
58.09
58.84
59.41
60.19
59.71
7
ITA
59.33
 
   
57.89
58.13
57.92
59.33
x
57.47
8
ITA
57.74
 
   
x
57.74
x
x
x
56.94

Women's 400 Hurdles

The three medallists from last year's World Champs in Demus, Walker and Antyukh all battled, but the winner was the 4th placer from the last two Worlds in Kaliese Spencer. Last year's world champ Walker, who was the winner in Doha, was way back in 8th. The American Lashinda Demus, who was awful in her 400H opener Ostrava on May 25th (57.43), was much improved and ended up second in 54.80.

Rank Athlete Nation Result Reaction time Diamond Points Diamond Ranking
1
JAM
54.39
SB
0.153
6
1
img
2
USA
54.80
SB
0.171
2
3
 
3
USA
54.96
0.194
1
4
 
4
CZE
55.09
SB
0.155
 
 
 
5
NGR
55.20
0.252
 
 
 
6
USA
55.66
SB
0.149
 
 
 
7
RUS
55.83
0.172
 
 
 
8
JAM
56.26
0.237
4
2
 
9
ITA
56.36
0.185
 
 
 

Men's 400 Hurdles

Last year's world champion Dai Greene was a scratch but we're not sure if that changed the winner, as 2012 world leader and 2011 silver medallist Javier Culson went out really hard and held on for a victory. Halfway down the backstretch, Culson had already run up on 2005 world champ Bershawn Jackson, but Jackson came on late and in the mix heading into the last hurdle, but the end of this race was sort of like an 800 - everyone tied up and the places didn't change after the last hurdle. Also closing well was 2004 Olympic champ Felix Sanchez, who was right with Jackson at the last hurdle, but his calf tightend up and he did a little hop and ended up catching a spike and slamming to the track very hard. Afterwards, he seemed to be okay and not seriously injured.

Rank Athlete Nation Result Reaction time Diamond Points Diamond Ranking
1
PUR
48.14
0.173
4
1
img
2
USA
48.25
0.174
2
3
 
3
RSA
49.21
0.162
1
5
 
4
TRI
49.55
0.143
 
 
 
5
GBR
49.64
SB
0.176
 
 
 
6
CUB
49.79
0.275
 
 
 
7
ITA
50.16
SB
0.179
 
 
 
8
RSA
50.33
0.183
 
 
 
9
DOM
1:18.90
0.178
 
 
 

Men's High Jump

The silver (Dmitrik) and bronze (Barry) medallists from last year's Worlds were in Rome, but Brit Robbie Grabarz stunned everyone with a new outdoor PR and world leader. Grabarz, who came into the year with a 2.28m PR but went 2.34 indoors, made 2.33 on his first attempt.

Rank Athlete Nation Result
Diamond Points Diamond Ranking   2.20 2.25 2.28 2.31 2.33 2.35
1
GBR
2.33
WL
4
1
img
 
-
o
o
o
o
xxx
2
BAH
2.31
SB
2
4
   
o
o
o
o
xx-
x
2
USA
2.31
SB
4
3
   
o
o
o
o
xxx
 
4
RUS
2.31
 
 
   
o
o
o
xo
xxx
 
5
GRE
2.28
4
1
img
 
o
o
o
xx-
x
 
6
QAT
2.25
 
 
   
o
o
xxx
 
 
 
7
CHN
2.25
 
 
   
xo
xxo
xxx
 
 
 
8
ITA
2.20
 
 
   
xxo
xxx
 
 
 
 
8
RUS
2.20
=SB
 
 
   
xxo
xxx
 
 
 
 
8
ITA
2.20
 
 
   
xxo
xxx
 
 
 
 

Men's Long Jump

2008 silver medallist Godfrey Mokoena of South Africa's got the lead on his last jump, but Brit Greg Rutherford showed why he is the 2012 outdoor world leader by responding with a winner of his own on his last jump at 8.32 - just 3 cm. off his British record.

Rank Athlete Nation Result
Wind
Diamond Points Diamond Ranking   1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.
1
GBR
8.32
0.0
4
2
   
8.04
(-0.5)
7.98
(+0.7)
8.07
(+0.9)
8.11
(0.0)
8.15
(-0.8)
8.32
(0.0)
2
RSA
8.20
+0.7
4
3
   
7.84
(-0.2)
7.77
(-0.1)
x
(-0.2)
8.13
(+1.9)
8.07
(+0.1)
8.20
(+0.7)
3
RUS
8.17
+1.1
5
1
img
 
7.80
(-0.6)
7.72
(-0.4)
7.93
(-0.8)
8.17
(+1.1)
-
x
(-0.8)
4
GBR
7.77
+0.7
   
7.68
(+0.4)
7.73
(-0.5)
7.77
(+0.7)
7.62
(-0.5)
7.34
(-0.4)
7.59
(-0.6)
5
SWE
7.72
-0.7
   
x
(+0.6)
x
(+0.9)
x
(-0.1)
7.72
(-0.7)
x
(0.0)
x
(+0.1)
6
FIN
7.65
-0.1
   
7.53
(0.0)
x
(+0.4)
x
(+0.3)
7.53
(-0.7)
7.65
(-0.1)
x
(+0.5)
7
FRA
7.55
+0.7
   
x
(+0.4)
x
(0.0)
7.55
(+0.7)
x
(-1.7)
x
(-0.6)
7.48
(+0.3)
8
GHA
5.99
-0.6
   
5.99
(-0.6)
5.66
(-0.6)
-
-
-
-

Women's 100

Murielle Ahoure, who once ran for George Mason, continued her fine 2012 with a win in 11.00, with 2008 Oympic champ Fraser-Pryce second in 11.06. The 11.00 is a new Ivory Coast national record for the 2012 indoor silver medallist at 60m.

Wind: 0.0
Rank Athlete Nation Result Reaction time Diamond Points Diamond Ranking
1
CIV
11.00
NR
0.159
4
1
img
2
JAM
11.06
0.197
3
3
 
3
JAM
11.10
0.161
1
5
 
4
ISV
11.18
SB
0.149
 
 
 
5
BUL
11.27
SB
0.153
 
 
 
6
JAM
11.28
0.154
 
 
 
7
NGR
11.30
0.177
 
 
 
8
USA
11.39
0.177
 
 
 
9
JAM
11.47
0.168
 
 
 

Women's 100 Hurdles

Making the US team at 100 hurdles is going to be tough and this race proves it. Outside magazine cover girl and virgin Lolo Jones may get all the publicity, but she hit the first hurdle and ended up crashing to the track as the 5th American in the race.

2008 Olympic champ and 2011 brozne medallist Dawn Harper came on late to take the victory from 2011 US champ Kellie Wells.

Wind: -0.1
Rank Athlete Nation Result Reaction time Diamond Points Diamond Ranking
1
USA
12.66
0.180
4
2
 
2
USA
12.67
0.153
4
3
 
3
JAM
12.78
0.156
5
1
img
4
USA
12.78
0.173
 
 
 
5
CAN
12.81
0.169
 
 
 
6
GBR
12.84
0.233
 
 
 
7
USA
12.87
SB
0.168
 
 
 
8
ITA
12.96
0.178
 
 
 
 
USA
DNF
0.176
 
 
 

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