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The Rabat Diamond League meet happened Sunday and the usual suspect, Elaine Thompson-Herah, did her usual winning and clocking a world-class time in the process. She demolished the field behind her. But what else is expected from the world’s fastest sprinter competing today.

The much anticipated season debut from Norway’s Karsten Warholm went sideways early. He cleared his first hurdle in the 400mh event which he holds the world record and that was it. An apparently pulled hamstring derailed him and he did not finish.

Great Britain’s Jake Wightman showed some power and speed over the final 200m of his 1500m event. Great Britain men went 1-2 in the 1500m, while Ethiopian women went 1-2-3 in the 1500m.

RESULTS WOMEN

Women’s 100m sprint

Women’s 100m Final, Wind: +0.3

Elaine Thompson-Herah won the Rabat Diamond League meet in Morocco on Sunday, clocking a 10.83-second performance in the 100m event.

Finishing in second place was Marie-Josée Ta Lou of the Ivory Coast who clocked an 11.04 finish time. Clearly, the race wasn’t even close. Taking a distant third was Natasha Morrison in 11.22. Thompson-Herah and Morrison are both Jamaicans.

The 29-year-old Thompson-Herah is a five-time Olympic gold medallist. She holds four national records and has run the 100m sprint as fast as 10.54. Only American Florence Griffith-Joyner has run faster at 10.49.

PLACENAMENAT.MARK
1.Elaine THOMPSON-HERAHJAM10.83
2.Marie-Josée TA LOUCIV11.04
3.Natasha MORRISONJAM11.22
4.Lorène Dorcas BAZOLOPOR11.42
5.Ajla DEL PONTESUI11.42
6.Hajar EDDOUMAR11.84
 Anthonique STRACHANBAHDNF

Women’s 1500m

Ethiopians swept the women’s 1500m event taking the podium in all three positions as well as sixth.

The entire field stayed within striking distance from the back to front for the first 750 to nearly 800m, then the field spread. The pacer Ellie Sanford took the leaders through 800m in 2:07.46. Pacer Kesanet Alemu took the leaders to 2:46 on the clock with Hirut Meshesha following close behind. Meshesha looked comfortable at the bell with 2:55.5 showing on the clock.

Freweyni Hailu tried to make a race of it, but Meshesha kept the lead for the entire final lap. Hailu had moved up several spots before the bell. Perhaps she made her move a little early. Australia’s Georgia Griffith also nearly moved into the third position on the bend but settled for fourth with a late-race fade.

Meshesha won in the time of 3:57.30. Finishing in second was Hailu in 3:58.18 and third was Axymawit Embaye in 3:58.80.

For the 21-year-old Meshesha, it was a new personal best performance. Her claim to fame coming into the meet was a 2022 World Indoor Championships bronze medal in the 1500m, which she earned in the time of 4:03.39.

The 2022 World Athletics Championships standard is 4:04.20. Nine of 15 athletes bettered that time.

Hailu, also age 21 owns a best of 3:56.28, which she set last year. She earned a World Indoors silver medal in the 800m earlier this year. The 3:58.80 third-place performance is a new personal best for Embaye.

The 4:00.16 is a new personal best for the 25-year-old Griffith.

Women’s 1500m

PLACENAMENAT.MARK
1.Hirut MESHESHAETH3:57.30
2.Freweyni HAILUETH3:58.18
3.Axumawit EMBAYEETH3:58.80
4.Georgia GRIFFITHAUS4:00.16
5.Claudia Mihaela BOBOCEAROU4:02.07
6.Habitam ALEMUETH4:02.50
7.Winnie NANYONDOUGA4:02.74
8.Edinah JEBITOKKEN4:02.96
9.Linden HALLAUS4:03.29
10.Melissa COURTNEY-BRYANTGBR4:04.40
11.Aurore FLEURYFRA4:04.78
12.Elise VANDERELSTBEL4:05.16
13.Kristiina MÄKICZE4:05.30
14.Tigist KETEMAETH4:07.01
15.Lore HOFFMANNSUI4:07.09
 Kesanet ALEMUETHDNF
 Meryeme AZROURMARDNF
 Ellie SANFORDAUSDNF

Men’s 1500m

Great Britain went 1-2 in the men’s 1500m with Jake Wightman clocking a 3:32.62 finish time. Fellow Jake and fellow Britain Jake Heyward clocked a 3:33:54 for second place while Morocco’s Abdellatif Sadiki settled for third in front of his home crowd with a 3:33:93 clocking.

For Wightman, it was his third Diamond League win. His personal best is 3:29.47 from two years ago. He will be looking to better that time this summer.

He did, however, unleash a strong kick with 200m to go and took over with dominance coming out of the bend. Along the backstretch, Mohamed Katir, was fighting for the lead with Heyward, but at 1300m, Wightman flew past. Heyward ran well for second. Katir faded hard over the final 50m.

There was an issue with the start gun and a pair of athletes didn’t hear it. The field left them standing on the start line shocked that they took off seemingly prematurely. They got back into the race with a furious effort.

The World Championships qualifying standard is 3:35.00. Seven athletes bettered that time during the race.

Men’s 1500m

PLACENAMENAT.MARK
1.Jake WIGHTMANGBR3:32.62
2.Jake HEYWARDGBR3:33.54
3.Abdellatif SADIKIMAR3:33.93
4.Charles GRETHENLUX3:34.33
5.Ismael DEBJANIBEL3:34.39
6.Samuel ZELEKEETH3:34.80
7.Mohamed KATIRESP3:34.95
8.Hicham OULADHAMAR3:35.48
9.Elhassane MOUJAHIDMAR3:35.97
10.Baptiste MISCHLERFRA3:36.11
11.William PAULSONCAN3:38.23
12.Jimmy GRESSIERFRA3:39.47
13.Hafid RIZQYMAR3:40.15
14.Moa Abounnachat BOLLERØDNOR3:41.16
15.Azeddine HABZFRA3:41.22
 Alberto GUERREROESPDNF

Women’s 3000m

PLACENAMENAT.MARK
1.Mercy CHERONOKEN8:40.29
2.Amy-Eloise MARKOVCGBR8:40.32
3.Medina EISAETH8:41.42
4.Gloria KITEKEN8:41.81
5.Maureen KOSTERNED8:42.28
6.Tsiyon ABEBEETH8:44.82
7.Rose DAVIESAUS8:49.86
8.Marta GARCÍAESP8:51.04
9.Ikram OUAAZIZMAR9:04.32
 Sarah BILLINGSAUSDNF
 Solange Andreia PEREIRAESPDNF

Women’s High Jump

PLACENAMENAT.MARK
1.Yaroslava MAHUCHIKHUKR1.96
2.Iryna GERASHCHENKOUKR1.93
3.Nicola OLYSLAGERSAUS1.93
4.Nadezhda DUBOVITSKAYAKAZ1.93
5.Morgan LAKEGBR1.90
6.Elena VALLORTIGARAITA1.90
7.Yuliya LEVCHENKOUKR1.85
7.Maja NILSSONSWE1.85
9.Marija VUKOVIĆMNE1.80

Women’s Pole Vault

PLACENAMENAT.MARK
1.Sandi MORRISUSA4.65
2.Nina KENNEDYAUS4.65
3.Katerina STEFANIDIGRE4.55
4.Holly BRADSHAWGBR4.55
5.Maryna KYLYPKOUKR4.45
5.Tina ŠUTEJSLO4.45
7.Nikoleta KYRIAKOPOULOUGRE4.30
 Katie NAGEOTTEUSANM
 Huiqin XUCHNNM

Women’s Triple Jump

PLACENAMENAT.MARKWIND
1.Thea LAFONDDMA14.46+0.3
2.Shanieka RICKETTSJAM14.43-0.3
3.Neja FILIPIČSLO14.42-0.4
4.Patrícia MAMONAPOR14.35+0.6
5.Liadagmis POVEACUB14.27-0.9
6.Leyanis PÉREZ HERNÁNDEZCUB14.20+0.7
7.Ana Lucia JOSE TIMADOM13.87+0.6
8.Hanna MINENKOISR13.81-1.2

RESULTS MEN

Men’s 200m Final, Wind: +2.0

PLACENAMENAT.MARK
1.Kenneth BEDNAREKUSA20.21
2.Luxolo ADAMSRSA20.35
3.Eseosa Fostine DESALUITA20.54
4.Yancarlos MARTÍNEZDOM20.69
5.Jerome BLAKECAN20.74
6.Isaac MAKWALABOT20.87
7.William REAISSUI21.38
8.Mehdi TAKORDMIOUIMAR21.57

Men’s 800m

PLACENAMENAT.MARK
1.Emmanuel WANYONYIKEN1:45.47
2.Nijel AMOSBOT1:45.66
3.Gabriel TUALFRA1:45.71
4.Collins KIPRUTOKEN1:46.29
5.Amel TUKABIH1:46.53
6.Abdelati EL GUESSEMAR1:46.79
7.Mostafa SMAILIMAR1:46.86
8.Emmanuel Kipkurui KORIRKEN1:46.93
9.Michael SARUNIKEN1:47.60
10.Ferguson Cheruiyot ROTICHKEN1:47.72
11.Mariano GARCÍAESP1:48.48
 Patryk SIERADZKIPOLDNF

Men’s 400m hurdles

PLACENAMENAT.MARK
1.Khallifah ROSSERUSA48.25
2.Rasmus MÄGIEST48.73
3.Wilfried HAPPIOFRA49.27
4.Yasmani COPELLOTUR49.29
5.Jaheel HYDEJAM49.35
6.Ludvy VAILLANTFRA49.74
7.Saad HINTIMAR52.98
 Karsten WARHOLMNORDNF

Men’s 3000m steeplechase

PLACENAMENAT.MARK
1.Soufiane EL BAKKALIMAR7:58.28
2.Lamecha GIRMAETH7:59.24
3.Hailemariyam TEGEGNETH8:06.29
4.Conseslus KIPRUTOKEN8:12.47
5.Avinash Mukund SABLEIND8:12.48
6.Hillary BORUSA8:13.12
7.Mehdi BELHADJFRA8:16.35
8.Benjamin KIGENKEN8:17.32
9.Abraham KIBIWOTKEN8:18.78
10.Salaheddine BEN YAZIDEMAR8:19.63
11.Mohamed TINDOUFTMAR8:27.52
 Abderrafia BOUASSELMARDNF
 Wilberforce Chemiat KONESKENDNF

Men’s Long Jump

PLACENAMENAT.MARKWIND
1.Miltiadis TENTOGLOUGRE8.27+1.4
2.Simon EHAMMERSUI8.13-0.9
3.Maykel MASSÓCUB8.08+0.6
4.Thobias MONTLERSWE8.04-0.5
5.Emiliano LASAURU7.89+2.8
6.Ruswahl SAMAAIRSA7.73+1.4
7.JuVaughn HARRISONUSA7.64-0.4
8.Yasin HAJJAJIMAR7.38-0.4
 Emiliano LASAURU7.81-0.1

Men’s Discus Throw

PLACENAMENAT.MARK
1.Kristjan ČEHSLO69.68
2.Daniel STÅHLSWE67.16
3.Matthew DENNYAUS67.07
4.Andrius GUDŽIUSLTU66.53
5.Lukas WEIßHAIDINGERAUT65.64
6.Sam MATTISUSA64.17
7.Lawrence OKOYEGBR63.42
8.Alex ROSESAM63.25
9.Simon PETTERSSONSWE62.34
10.Fedrick DACRESJAM61.34

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