2015 Stockholm Recap: Souleiman Destroys Centrowitz as Relative Unnkowns Renelle Lamote, Hicham Sigueni, and Musaeb Abdulrahman Balla Win W800, MSteeple and M800

by LetsRun.com
July 30, 2015

The 12th IAAF Diamond League track and field meeting of the year, and the last before the 2015 world Championships, took place tonight, as the Stockholm BAUHAUS Athleticwas held on a cool evening (61 degrees at the start) at the historic Stockholm Olympic Stadium.

We recap all of the events for you below, starting with the mid-d/distance events, save for the women’s 3000 which gets its own recap: Katie Mackey Kicks Best in 3,000 to Earn First Diamond League Victory in 8:52.99.

Men’s 1500: Souleiman Wins In A Rout

With Kenyans Silas Kiplagat and Asbel Kiprop not in the race due to the fact the Kenyan Trials are this weekend, tonight’s race was expected to be a battle between Djibouti’s Ayanleh Souleiman and American Matthew Centrowitz.

That never materialized. While Centrowitz ran basically right behind Souleiman for the first 1200, when it was time to race, Centrowitz had nothing and Souleiman pulled away for the victory in 3:33.33 after a 55.40 last lap. Centrowitz actually moved backwards between 300 and 200 to go and then threw in the towel as he ended up next-to-last in 3:39.29. American Robby Andrews was fifth in 3:35.52.

Souleiman wagged his finger after he won this won going away Souleiman wagged his finger after he won this won going away

The Race

The first lap was fast (approximately 54.3 for Souleiman) as Souleiman and Centrowitz both got out up front in this one but then the next two laps were slow (for Souleiman, approximately 58.9 for lap #2 and 59.5 for lap #3).

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With 300 to go, Souleiman accelerated and Centrowitz was unable to respond. With 200 to go, Souleiman had gapped everyone in the field save for Turkey’s İlham Tanui Özbilen, the 2012 World Indoor silver medallist, who trailed by some 3-4 meters. However, Özbilen was unable to make a dent on the gap and Souleiman’s lead would only grow to the finish as he won thanks to a 40.64 last 300 and 55.40 last lap.

In the last 100, the only guy closing really well besides Souleiman was the Czech Republic’s Jakub Holuša who went from 6th to second, coming by Özbilen late to grab runner-up honors in a new Czech national record of 3:34.26.

1500 Metres - Men Race 2                                      
    1 Souleiman , Ayanleh              DJI    3:33.33          4        
    2 Holuša , Jakub                   CZE    3:34.26          2        
    3 Özbilen , Ilham Tanui            TUR    3:34.40          1        
    4 Elkaam , Fouad                   MAR    3:35.05                   
    5 Andrews , Robby                  USA    3:35.52                   
    6 Essalhi , Younés                 MAR    3:35.82                   
    7 Ingebrigtsen , Henrik            NOR    3:36.06                   
    8 Philibert-Thiboutot , Charles    CAN    3:36.37                   
    9 Hannes , Pieter-Jan              BEL    3:36.92                   
   10 Mouhyadin , Abdi Waiss           DJI    3:38.05                   
   11 Centrowitz , Matthew             USA    3:39.29                   
   12 Ek , Staffan                     SWE    3:45.19
      Kombich , Ismael Kipngetich      KEN        DNF                   
      Bett , Reuben                    KEN        DNF                   

Quick Thought #1: Souleiman, Kiplagat and Kiprop are the three favorites for medals at Worlds, but Centrowitz fans shouldn’t be despondent about this result

Matthew Centrowit’s struggle tonight shouldn’t dampen American fans hopes too much for him getting a third global medal at Worlds next month. Prior to this year, Centrowitz had nearly always struggled in rabbitted races. But this year, after runner-up finishes for Centrowitz in both Eugene and then again in London last week, there was hope that Centrowitz could win his first career Diamond League race tonight. That clearly didn’t happen. However, Centro fans shouldn’t fret too much after this one. He’s still much better in tactical races than rabbitted ones and unless the Kenyans use one of their four entrants as a rabbit (if we were the coach we would do exactly that), Worlds is likely to be unrabbited.

That being said, Centrowitz can’t be considered the favorite over Souleiman for a medal. Souleiman has now raced Centrowitz 15 times and beaten him in 13 of those races – the only losses coming last week in London and in their semi at Worlds in 2013 (when Souleiman was doubling back from the 800).

However, Centrowitz definitely could take down Souleiman in Beijing, particularly given the fact that Steve Cram said tonight that Souleiman will run the 800/1500 double in Beijing so Souleiman will be more tired than Centrowitz.

Quick Thought #2: A solid but unspectacular race for Robby Andrews

Even with the Kenyans absent, finishing fifth in a Diamond League race in a new seasonal best of 3:35.52 (pb is 3:34.78) is a solid performance for Robby Andrews. However, considering he’s only raced one other time at 1500 on the DL circuit (a DNF Monaco in 2012 – he also has raced 4 times on the DL at 800 at adidas/NY), we imagine Andrews fans and Andrew himself were hoping for a little bit more tonight – a PR would have been ideal.

That being said, Andrews has only broken 3:40 four times in his life and 3 of those have been in his last 3 races. Thus he should be feeling pretty good about the way things are going as he’s still got exactly four weeks until he races in his first World Championships as a senior. To be in PR form at a major championship is all that a pro can really ask of himself and it looks like Andrews will be in PR shape when he toes the line in Beijing.

Quick thought #3: Jakub Holuša’s 3:34.26 was a new national record no matter how you count it

A quick history lesson for everyone. Czechoslovakia was a country which existed from 1918 to 1992. That country was broken into two at the start of 1993 into the Czech Republic and Slovakia. Holuša is the fastest man from either the Czech Republic or Czechoslovakia as the Czechoslovakian record belonged to Jan Kubista at 3:34.87 from 1983.

Slow Heat Results

1500 Metres - Men Race 1                                      

    1 Ingebrigtsen , Filip             NOR    3:43.19                   
    2 Walldén , Johan                  SWE    3:43.69
    3 Levay , William                  SWE    3:43.72
    4 Ouldha , Hicham                  MAR    3:44.59
    5 Ramadan Fozi , Mohamed           DJI    3:46.19
    6 Hydén , Johan                    SWE    3:46.75
    7 Kramer , Andreas                 SWE    3:47.28
    8 Foitzik , John                   SWE    3:47.51
    9 Torrents , Jordi                 ESP    3:47.55
   10 Ingebrigtsen , Jakob             NOR    3:48.37
   11 Sundström , Tim                  SWE    3:50.49
      Blomberg , Emil                  SWE        DNF                   
      Wallerãng , Olle                 SWE        DNS

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Women’s 800: France’s Renelle Lamote Surprises

Lamote (in third here) was the best over the final 100 Lamote (in third here) was the best over the final 100

The breakout season for France’s Renelle Lamote, just 21, continued as she picked up the first Diamond League win of her career in a modest 1:59.94 by coming by Britain’s Lynsey Sharp late. Sharp ended up second 2:00.29 with American Brenda Martinez best of the rest in 2:00.54.

The Race

The race ended up being a race of attrition as the first lap was aggressive. Americans Chanelle Price and Molly Ludlow were right on the rabbit for the first lap (56.99). On the backstretch, Sharp moved up, and after a little contact with Lamote that resulted in Ludlow (who was behind Sharp/Lamote) breaking her stride, Sharp had the lead at 600 (1:28.29).

Coming off the final turn, Sharp still led but Martinez, Lamote and 2015 World #2 Rose Mary Almanza (1:57.70) were just behind her still in contention for the win. On the homestretch, all of Sharp’s pursuers quickly fell out of contention except for Lamote, who slowly moved up and finally got by Sharp 15 or so meters before the line.

800 Metres - Women                                            
    1 Lamote , Renelle                 FRA    1:59.91          4        
    2 Sharp , Lynsey                   GBR    2:00.29          2        
    3 Martinez , Brenda                USA    2:00.54          1        
    4 Arafi , Rababe                   MAR    2:00.73                   
    5 Price , Chanelle                 USA    2:01.26                   
    6 Campbell , Simoya                JAM    2:01.57                   
    7 Almanza , Rose Mary              CUB    2:02.58                   
    8 Beckwith-Ludlow , Molly          USA    2:02.67                   
    9 Silvander , Anna                 SWE    2:03.00
      Poistogova , Ekaterina           RUS        DNF                   
      Usovich , Ilona                  BLR        DNF                   

Quick Thought #1: Someone had to win and Lamote is that person.

While the temperatures were cooler than ideal, the quality of the results in this race weren’t great. It really ended up being a classic case of who is slowing down the least as the splits for the leader were 56.99, then 31.30 and 31.65. Lamote was a worthy winner as she’s been having a nice year. In her last race, she had won the European Under-23 title and has a 1:59.39 SB.
In 2013, at age 19, Lamote ran 2:02.40. Last year at 20, she ran 2:00.06.

QT #2: No Americans Under 2:00

For the first time all year, there was a Diamond League race won under 2:00.00 and not a single American under 2:00. America dominates the 800 as a country, but none of the Americans brought their “A” game here. As mentioned above, Ludlow did have her stride broken on the backstretch but she had already moved way back in the field.

Ludlow was all smiles before this one started Ludlow was all smiles before this one started

She and Price tried to run a big PR by going out fast but ended up paying for it on the last lap. As for Martinez, her normal late-race surge simply wasn’t there.

She’s going to have to improve her form drastically between now and Worlds if she is going to contend for a second straight medal. In 2013, Martinez had broken 2:00 four times before Worlds and only didn’t break 2:00 in two races all year. This year, Martinez has only broken 2:00 twice and has failed to break 2:00 seven times.

Men’s Steeplechase: Andy Bayer Gives It a Go, Moroccans Take Advantage

With all the top Kenyans competing at the Kenyan Trials this weekend and America’s Evan Jager not racing until Worlds, this race was anyone’s to win.

After a modest opening pace, American Andy Bayer took the lead with 2 laps to go in his bid for glory.

A rare site - An American man leaidng a DL distance event A rare site – An American man leaidng a DL distance event

He’d maintain it until the final barrier on the backstretch on the final lap, when he was passed by the two Moroccans, Hicham Sigueni (the 2012 World Juniors bronze medallist) and Brahim Taleb (who had run 8:07 way back in 2007).

They went by Bayer and there was no coming back.

Taleb led down the final straight and appeared to have this one in win column, but he was not confident as he looked over his shoulder back at Sigueni as he drifted out into lane 2, hoping to hold him off. He looked again over his shoulder instead of driving to the line and just before the line, Sigueni passed him for the win.

Hillary Yego passed Bayer for third, as Bayer went sub-8:20 for the second straight time after never doing it before Saturday.


3000 Metres Steeplechase - Men                                
    1 Sigueni , Hicham                 MAR    8:16.54          4        
    2 Taleb , Brahim                   MAR    8:16.56          2        
    3 Yego , Hillary Kipsang           KEN    8:19.14          1        
    4 Bayer , Andrew                   USA    8:19.84                   
    5 Tsenov , Mitko                   BUL    8:21.89                   
    6 Safiullin , Ilgizar              RUS    8:24.13                   
    7 Ismail Ibrahim , Mohamed         DJI    8:24.58                   
    8 Kebenei , Stanley Kipkoech       USA    8:25.09                   
    9 Kipsang , Lawrence Kemboi        KEN    8:26.36                   
   10 Leslie , Cory                    USA    8:30.33                   
   11 Lagat , Haron                    KEN    8:33.60                   
   12 Nganga , Bernard Mbugua          KEN    8:34.45                   
   13 Mohamed , Hashim Salah           QAT    8:35.89
   14 Lundgren , Daniel                SWE    8:36.09
   15 D'Hoedt , Jeroen                 BEL    8:47.22

QT #1: Props to Andy Bayer
While Bayer did not win the race, he ran like someone trying to win it. Sure this was a watered-down field, but often in major European meets many top Americans are afraid to put themselves in position to win the race. That wasn’t the case for Bayer here.

QT #2: Taleb ran like an Amateur
Taleb is now 30 years old, but he ran like he was the newcomer to the circuit the final 100m, constantly looking back over his shoulder. If he had just kept going to the line, he might have won this one. We guess he was in unchartered territory as he was leading a Diamond League race.

Men’s 800: Balla Wins As Sowinski Fades and Manzano Struggles

American Erik Sowinski led for almost 700 meters, but in the end he didn’t have quite enough to hang on for the win as Sudanese-born Qatari Musaeb Abdulrahman Balla was the class of the field in this non-DL 800, winning in 1:45.33. On paper, the race went according to form as Balla’s season best of 1:43.82 was over a second faster than anyone else and it showed as he cruised to the win after taking the win with just over 100 meters to go. Sowinski wound up fifth in 1:46.15 while countryman Leo Manzano struggled, fading to last (1:48.55) over the final 200.

Balla wins Balla wins

The Race

This one was relatively straightforward as Sowinski got out well behind rabbit Mark Wieczorek, with Sweden’s world junior bronze medalist Andreas Almgren in second. Manzano was sixth at the bell. At 600 (1:17.42), Sowinski still led Almgren with Balla behind them in third. Midway through the final turn, Balla passed Almgren into second and he swung by Sowinski a few seconds later, seizing the lead just before they rounded the final bend. The race for first was over quickly as it became clear nobody was going to catch Balla, but the fight for second was shaping up to be a great one as Sowinski, running on the inside, tried to hold off Almgren, Denmark’s Andreas Bube and seven-time British champ Michael Rimmer. Bube and Almgren went by Sowinski but they couldn’t gain separation as Italy’s Giordano Benedetti and Sweden’s Kalle Berglund also tried to move up from behind. In the end, Bube gained a sliver of separation at the line, taking second in 1:45.78, as the next four all crossed within .20 of a second. Berglund, who went down just before the finish line, was seventh in 1:47.05.


800 Metres - Men                                              

    1 Balla , Musaeb Abdulrahman       QAT    1:45.33                   
    2 Bube , Andreas                   DEN    1:45.78                   
    3 Rimmer , Michael                 GBR    1:45.97                   
    4 Almgren , Andreas                SWE    1:45.99                   
    5 Sowinski , Erik                  USA    1:46.15                   
    6 Benedetti , Giordano             ITA    1:46.17                   
    7 Berglund , Kalle                 SWE    1:47.05                   
    8 Roth , Thomas                    NOR    1:47.76                   
    9 Abdalla , Abubaker Haydar        QAT    1:47.81
   10 Manzano , Leonel                 USA    1:48.55
      Wieczorek , Mark                 USA        DNF

Quick Take #1: A disappointing day for the Americans, but all is not lost

Sowinski won’t be happy with his final 100 meters, but he looked good for the first 700 and can at least take that as a positive as he heads into his first World Outdoor Championships. The good news is that there will be rounds at Worlds, and Sowinski benefited from that at USAs. Sowinski ran 1:45.30 in the semis at USAs and 1:44.84 in the final, his two fastest times of the season. If he can produce similar performances at Worlds, he’ll have a chance to make the final.

It’s harder to find a positive in Manzano’s race, considering 1:48.55 is well off what he ran in his first two 800s this year (1:46.63 at the Texas Relays on March 26 and 1:45.24 in New York on June 13). The good news is that Manzano has run poorly in his last race before Worlds/Olympics in the past and still managed to perform well on the big stage. Check out his history in his last race before a major championship:

Last race date Last race distance Last race result WC/OG date WC/OG result
7/19/2013 1500 (Monaco) 3:44.59, 12th 8/16/2013 8th in semi, missed final
7/14/2012 Mile (London) 4:00.78, 11th 8/7/2012 2nd in final
8/6/2011 Mile (London) 3:51.24, 1st 9/1/2011 13th in semi, missed final
7/31/2009 1000 (Stockholm) 2:19.73, 10th 8/19/2009 12th in final
7/6/2008 1500 (Olympic Trials) 3:40.90, 2nd 8/17/2008 11th in semi, missed final
6/24/2007 1500 (USAs) 3:35.29, 2nd 8/25/2007 13th in prelim, missed semis

So in the year when he had his best pre-champs result (2011), he had one of his worst performances at Worlds. And after one of his worst results (2012), he won Olympic silver. Perhaps the closest analogy to this year is 2009, when he stepped down to a shorter distance in Stockholm and ran poorly before making his first Worlds final. But if we’ve learned anything, history should not be used as a guide. You just never know with Leo.

Women’s 100m: Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce Beats US Champ Tori Bowie in Beijing Preview

Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce got the comfortable win here in 10.93 over US champ Tori Bowie, who ran 11.05 into a headwind. The double Olympic 100m champ SAFP lost the Diamond League opener at 100m in Shanghai and has not lost since. This was Bowie’s first 100m since USAs, and she’s got a little work to do if she wants to be on top of the podium in Beijing.

100 Metres - Women                                            Wind: -0.2 m/s
    1 Fraser-Pryce , Shelly-Ann        JAM      10.93          4        
    2 Bowie , Tori                     USA      11.05          2        
    3 Morrison , Natasha               JAM      11.22          1        
    4 Solomon , Shalonda               USA      11.24                   
    5 Horn , Carina                    RSA      11.24                   
    6 Pierre , Barbara                 USA      11.29                   
    7 Townsend , Tiffany               USA      11.48                   
    8 Hjelmer , Moa                    SWE      11.91                   

Women’s 400 Hurdles: Hejnova Earns Narrow Victory

Denmark’s Sara Petersen gave her all she could handle, but in the end the Czech Republic’s reigning world champion Zuzana Hejnova held on for the victory, earning her third straight DL victory in 54.37. Heading into the DL final in Zurich on September 3, only Jamaica’s Kaliese Spencer (12 points, though currently injured) can catch Hejnova (14 points) in the Diamond Race standings.

400 Metres Hurdles - Women                                    
    1 Hejnová , Zuzana                 CZE      54.37          4        
    2 Petersen , Sara Slott            DEN      54.42          2        
    3 Tate , Cassandra                 USA      54.88          1        
    4 Moline , Georganne               USA      55.25                   
    5 Nel , Wenda                      RSA      55.26                   
    6 Child , Eilidh                   GBR      55.79                   
    7 Williams , Tiffany               USA      57.03                   
    8 Malmberg , Elise                 SWE      57.13                   


Women’s 200: Townsend Wins

Former Baylor runer Tiffany Townsend got the win in this non-DL event.

200 Metres - Women                                            Wind: +1.6 m/s

    1 Townsend , Tiffany               USA      22.67                   
    2 Kielbasinska , Anna              POL      23.07                   
    3 Williams , Jodie                 GBR      23.09                   
    4 Onuora , Anyika                  GBR      23.19                   
    5 Hjelmer , Moa                    SWE      23.48                   
    6 Borlee , Olivia                  BEL      23.52                   
    7 Jeschke , Marta                  POL      23.80                   
    8 Hellqvist , Matilda              SWE      24.36

Men’s 200m: Alonso Edwards Wins

25-year-old Alonso Edward, who won silver at Worlds in 2009, picked up the win in 20.04 on the tight Stockholm oval on a cool evening (61 degree temp when the meet started). At Pan Ams, Edwards got the bronze in 19.90 so it’s clear he’s getting back into his old form.

200 Metres - Men Race 1                                       Wind: 0.0 m/s

    1 Lundy , John                     USA      20.89                   
    2 Salmein , Naseib                 UAE      20.96
    3 de Oliveira , Nil                SWE      21.32
    4 Melnicescu , Ioan                ROU      22.13
    5 Ojuri , Sunday                   SWE      22.23
    6 Sussoho , Amadou                 SWE      22.25
    7 Hellbratt , Douglas              SWE      22.31
      Wocalewski , Jan                 SWE        DNF     

200 Metres - Men Race 2                                       Wind: +0.3 m/s
    1 Edward , Alonso                  PAN      20.04          4        
    2 Jobodwana , Anaso                RSA      20.18          2        
    3 Guliyev , Ramil                  TUR      20.27          1        
    4 Cotton , Terrell                 USA      20.30                   
    5 Tsákonas , Likoúrgos-Stéfanos    GRE      20.43                   
    6 Clarke , Christopher             GBR      20.71                   
    7 Zalewski , Karol                 POL      20.71                   
    8 Wissman , Johan                  SWE      21.00

Men’s 110m Hurdles: Ortega Wins

David Oliver got the best start but Orlando Ortega of Cuba was best in the end as he came from behind to win in 13.18 to Sergey Shubenkov of Russia’s 13.22 with Oliver 3rd in 13.24.

All 3 of these guys will tangle in three weeks’ time in Beijing.

110 Metres Hurdles - Men Race 1                               Wind: +0.2 m/s

    1 Porter , Jeff                    USA      13.50                   
    2 de Oliveira , João Vitor         BRA      13.60                   
    3 Shaker , Amir                    IRQ      14.08
    4 Lööv , Filip                     SWE      14.71
    5 Ngwe , Philip                    SWE      15.10
      Johansson , Anton                SWE        DNS                   

110 Metres Hurdles - Men Race 2                               Wind: -0.3 m/s
    1 Ortega , Orlando                 CUB      13.18          4        
    2 Shubenkov , Sergey               RUS      13.22          2        
    3 Oliver , David                   USA      13.24          1        
    4 Richardson , Jason               USA      13.31                   
    5 Martinot-Lagarde , Pascal        FRA      13.40                   
    6 Harris , Aleec                   USA      13.54                   
    7 Nossmy , Philip                  SWE      14.18

Men’s 400: Teen Machel Cedenio Wins

22-year-old Rusheen McDonald of Jamiaca had several steps on the field heading into the final 100, but he tied up mightily over the final 25 meters, fading all the way to sixth in 45.55. Trinidad & Tobago’s 19-year-old Machel Cedenio took advantage, coming on like a freight train in the home stretch to win in 44.97.

Great Britain’s Martyn Rooney, who was not selected to Great Britain’s World Champs team (GB elected to take just two athletes even though Rooney had the standard), was third in a season’s best of 45.41, ahead of British champ Rabah Yousif (who did make the team).

400 Metres - Men Race 1                                       

    1 Sanford , Donald                 ISR      45.23                   
    2 Matthews , Peter                 JAM      45.79                   
    3 Norwood , Vernon                 USA      45.88
    4 Groth , Joel                     SWE      46.57
    5 Ekelund-Arenander , Nick         DEN      47.28
    6 Nordkvist , Alexander            SWE      48.40
    7 Danielsson , Adam                SWE      48.60
      Brusenback , Chris               SWE        DNS                   

400 Metres - Men Race 2                                       
    1 Cedenio , Machel                 TTO      44.97          4        
    2 Santos , Luguelín                DOM      45.21          2        
    3 Rooney , Martyn                  GBR      45.41          1        
    4 Yousif , Rabah                   GBR      45.46                   
    5 McQuay , Tony                    USA      45.49                   
    6 McDonald , Rusheen               JAM      45.55                   
    7 Haroun , Abdelalelah             QAT      45.89
    8 Steele , Edino                   JAM      46.17



Men’s Long Jump: Rutherford Rebounds and Wins

Rutherford and coach Dan Pfaff on Thursday Rutherford and coach Dan Pfaff on Thursday

Reigning Olympic champ Greg Rutherford of Great Britain rebounded from a loss on home soil in London with a win of 8.34 meters , achieved in the third round.

London, US and NCAA winner Marquis Dendy pulled out of the competition with injury after taking a few steps down the runway for his third jump.

Long Jump - Men                                               
                                                            Pts               Wind
    1 Rutherford , Greg                GBR       8.34          4              +0.9
    2 Dendy , Marquis                  USA       8.09          2              -0.2
    3 Mokoena , Godfrey Khotso         RSA       7.87          1              -0.1
    4 Tornéus , Michel                 SWE       7.83                         -0.2
    5 Otterling , Andreas              SWE       7.76                         -0.2
    6 Cáceres , Eusebio                ESP       7.73                         +0.2
    7 Visser , Zarck                   RSA       7.71                         -0.1
    8 Jaszczuk , Tomasz                POL       7.67                          0.0
    9 Samuelsson , Fredrik             SWE       7.32      -0.2


Men’s High Jump: NCAA Champ Jacorian Duffield Gets the Upset Win

Duffield was the only athlete to clear 2.32 and that gave him the win.

It’s been a great 2015 for the NCAA champ as he PR’d at 2.34 to finish second at USAs.

That was his only loss of the year until he no-heighted last week in London, but the Texas Tech Red Raider rebounded nicely here.

High Jump - Men                                               
    1 Duffield , JaCorian              USA       2.32          4        
    2 Barshim , Mutaz Essa             QAT       2.29          2        
    3 Tamberi , Gianmarco              ITA       2.29          1        
    4 Kynard , Erik                    USA       2.29                   
    5 Fassinotti , Marco               ITA       2.25                   
    6 Drouin , Derek                   CAN       2.25                   
    6 Thomas , Donald                  BAH       2.25                   
    8 Grabarz , Robert                 GBR       2.25                   
    9 Tobe , Naoto                     JPN       2.20


Men’s Discus Throw: Małachowski Wins Again

Piotr Małachowski of Poland got the win in the last round with a seasonal best throw of 65.95. It was the fourth DL win on the year for Malachowski, a three time silver medallist outdoors (once Olympics, twice Worlds) on the year as he also was the winner in Shanghai, Eugene and Paris. Belgium’s Philip Milanov responded with his best throw of the night (64.97m) after Malachowski took the lead but it wasn’t enough.

Discus Throw - Men                                            
    1 Malachowski , Piotr              POL      65.95          4        
    2 Milanov , Philip                 BEL      64.97          2        
    3 Urbanek , Robert                 POL      63.25          1        
    4 Härstedt , Axel                  SWE      63.24                   
    5 Ståhl , Daniel                   SWE      63.03                   
    6 Harradine , Benn                 AUS      62.98                   
    7 Mayer , Gerhard                  AUT      60.49                   
    8 Arrhenius , Niklas               SWE      59.48                   
    9 Kövágó , Zoltán                  HUN      57.02


Men’s Shot Put: Canadian Tim Nedow Won Non-DL Event Held on Wednesday

Shot Put - Men                                                

    1 Nedow , Tim                      CAN      20.78                   
    2 Pezer , Mesud                    BIH      19.68                   
    3 Galeta , Kristo                  EST      19.03                   
    4 Arrhenius , Niklas               SWE      18.45                   
    5 Olsson , Matts                   SWE      17.26

Women’s shot put: Schwanitz Wins the DL Title

In this event held on Wednesday, Germany’s Christina Schwanitz wrapped up the Diamond Race title thanks to a 20.13-meter second throw. Schwanitz, who also claimed wins in Birmingham, Oslo and Paris, has 18 points and cannot be caught with just one Diamond League shot put event remaining.

Women's results

Shot Put - Women                                              
    1 Schwanitz , Christina            GER      20.13          4        
    2 Carter , Michelle                USA      19.24          2        
    3 Márton , Anita                   HUN      18.74          1        
    4 Adams , Valerie                  NZL      18.69                   
    5 Smith , Brittany                 USA      18.54                   
    6 Borel , Cleopatra                TTO      18.25                   
    7 Urbaniak , Lena                  GER      17.62                   
    8 Roos , Fanny                     SWE      16.42                   


Women’s Triple Jump: Ibarguen’s Win Streak Continues

Colombian world champ Caterine Ibarguen won her fifth Diamond League event of 2015 and with it clinched her third consecutive Diamond Race title. She has won 17 of the 20 Diamond League triple jump events since the start of the 2013 season and remains undefeated since the 2012 Olymipcs.

Triple Jump - Women                                           
                                                            Pts               Wind
    1 Ibargüen , Caterine              COL      14.69          4              +0.4
    2 Rypakova , Olga                  KAZ      14.30          2              +0.1
    3 Williams , Kimberly              JAM      14.22          1              +0.6
    4 Elbe , Jenny                     GER      13.90                         +1.8
    5 Assani Issouf , Jeanine          FRA      13.65                         +1.3
    6 Gutzmore , Sineade               GBR      13.30                         +0.4
    7 Sabir , Jasmin                   SWE      12.83                         -0.3

Women’s Pole Vault: Silva Wins with 4.81 Meters Over Kiriakopoulou & Murer

Cuba’s Olympic silver medalist Yarisley Silva was the only woman to get over 4.81 meters as both Greece’s Nikoleta Kiriakopoulou (#2 in the world this year) and Brazil’s Fabiana Murer (#4) failed in their attempts (Murer took two shots at 4.81 and one at 4.86 but came up short on all of them). With five women having jumped between 4.79 and 4.85 this season, the women’s pole vault competition in Beijing should be very exciting.

Pole Vault - Women                                            
    1 Silva , Yarisley                 CUB       4.81          4        
    2 Kyriakopoúlou , Nikoléta         GRE       4.76          2        
    3 Murer , Fabiana                  BRA       4.71          1        
    4 Spiegelburg , Silke              GER       4.61                   
    5 Bengtsson , Angelica             SWE       4.46                   
    6 Stefanídi , Ekateríni            GRE       4.46                   
    7 Meijer , Michaela                SWE       4.31                   
    8 Dahlström , Malin                SWE       4.16                   
      Boyd , Alana                     AUS         NM                   


Women Javelin Throw: Olympic Champ Spotakova Wins with a Season’s Best

World record holder Barbora Spotakova unleashed a season’s best throw of 65.66 meters on her third attempt, earning her second DL victory of the year (she also won in Paris).

Javelin Throw - Women                                         
    1 Špotáková , Barbora              CZE      65.66          4        
    2 Viljoen , Sunette                RSA      64.03          2        
    3 Stahl , Linda                    GER      64.02          1        
    4 Gleadle , Elizabeth              CAN      63.73                   
    5 Palameika , Madara               LAT      61.76                   
    6 Winger , Kara                    USA      61.10                   
    7 Molitor , Kathrina               GER      60.52                   
    8 Dorozhon , Marharyta             ISR      57.71                   
    9 Flink , Sofi                     SWE      56.76
   10 Wessman , Anna                   SWE      55.71

Women’s Long Jump: Veldakova Wins the Non-DL Event

Slovakia’s Jana Veldakova won the non-DL long jump with a clutch 6.60-meter winning leap on her final attempt.

Long Jump - Women                                             
    1 Veldáková , Jana                 SVK       6.60                          0.0
    2 Jarder , Erica                   SWE       6.55                         +0.3
    3 Stolz , Xenia                    GER       6.49                         -0.2
    4 Jimoh , Funmi                    USA       6.41                         +1.0
    5 Bauschke , Melanie               GER       6.35                         +0.5
    6 Marmbrandt , Malin               SWE       6.03                         +0.8


Women’s High Jump: Skoog Wins Non-DL Event

High Jump - Women                                             

    1 Skoog , Sofie                    SWE       1.89                   
    2 Haas , Eleriin                   EST       1.89                   
    3 Kinsey , Erika                   SWE       1.83                   
    4 Jungmark , Ebba                  SWE       1.79                   
    5 Nordström , My                   SWE       1.69                   
    6 Erlandsson , Evelina             SWE       1.69

More: Katie Mackey Kicks Best in 3,000 to Earn First Diamond League Victory in 8:52.99.

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