Two-time reigning world champion Noah Lyles of the USA continued his undefeated season in the 200m, holding off the world champion in the 400m Michael Norman in the Diamond League they meet in Lausanne.
Norman made the better start, giving Lyles quite a task to catch him in the second half of the race. But Lyles was strong in the corner, as he has been all season, and made it look easy in 19.56, the fourth-fastest time in the world this year and the seventh-fastest ever.
Norman posted a season-best and second-place finish in his third 200m race this year and congratulated his long-time friend Lyles at the finish line. Trinidad and Tobago Jeremy Richards finished third. Erriyon KnightonThe third US player in the field and usually a close domestic rival for Lyles, he couldn’t keep up with his compatriots in Lausanne, finishing sixth in 20.13.
The U.S. men also went 1-2 in the shot put, but not in the expected series, as Joe Kovacs threw 22.65 to beat the world and Olympic champion Ryan Krauser, whose best score of the day was 22.05.
While Kovacs’ win was seen as an upset, Hobbs Alley of the USA was the biggest surprise winner in Lausanne, taking her second Diamond League victory in the women’s 100m in a race that saw its share of drama before the start.
Two of the women’s 100m champions did not compete, as world champions Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce of Jamaica withdrew shortly before the race due to hamstring strain and the current Olympic champion Elaine Thompson-Herah, also of Jamaica, was disqualified after a false start in the second attempt to start the race (the first attempt was stopped after a suspected false start by the bronze medalist Serika Jacksonwhose reaction did not meet the exclusion threshold).
Jackson finished second behind Hobbs, a two-time world medalist in the 100m Marie-Josee Ta Lou of Ivory Coast in third place. Hobbs was one hundredth of a second faster than Jackson (10.88), who was one hundredth of a second faster than Ta Lu (10.89).
Fraser-Pryce posted on Instagram that she has been struggling with hamstring discomfort for “a few days”, adding: “As a precaution my coach has decided not to risk competing at this point. And I’ll have a few days to do some healing before Brussels.” The Brussels meeting is scheduled for September 2n.d. Fraser-Pryce is in the midst of a dominant season. he has run the seven fastest times in the world this year, including the sixth fastest ever two weeks ago in Monaco.
of Jamaica Rasheed Broadbell pulled off a turnaround in the men’s 110m hurdles, running a personal best 12.99 to beat two-time world champion Grant Holloway and 2022 world silver medalist Trey Cunningham. Holloway started strongly but faded in the final 40 meters to give way to Broadbell, whose time puts him in an elite group as 22 other men in history have broken 13 seconds. It matches Holloway’s best mark this season, putting the two men tied for second in 2022 (Devon Allenwho is currently out of action as he is in Philadelphia Eagles training camp, holds the world lead at 12.84).
Olympic champion of Tokyo in the 110 meters hurdles Hansle parchment of Jamaica finished fourth in Lausanne, just over a month after he was forced to withdraw from the world championship final due to an injury sustained in a warm-up just before that race.
The men’s 1500m saw a new world-leading time from Norway Jakob Ingebrigtsenwho won the race in dominant fashion in 3:29.05, bettering the time set by Great Britain Jake Whiteman to upset Ingebrigtsen at the world championships last month.
Meet records were set in both women’s hurdle events. He was recently crowned world silver medalist Femke Bol of the Netherlands won the 400m hurdles in 52.95 to break her own meet record, following a dominant three-win performance at the European Championships. In Lausanne, she faced the 2019 world champion Dalilah Muhammad from the USA, who started well but faded quickly in the second half of the race, eventually finishing seventh.
In the women’s 100m hurdles, she was a Tokyo Olympic champion Jasmine Camacho-Quinn of Puerto Rico on top, breaking a 34-year-old record with an index of 12.34. Finished just before Nigeria Tobi Amusanthe world record holder and 2022 world champion, and in third was the 21-year-old American Tia Jones with a personal best of 12.47.
The women’s 3000m also set a meet record, as well as a thrilling finish, like Burundi Francine Niyonsaba ran American Alicia Monson on the line. Monson ran a remarkable race, beating Olympic and world champions such as Sifan Hasan of the Netherlands and Margaret Chelimo of Kenya to improve her personal best by more than 13 seconds and become the second-fastest American woman in the distance at 8:26.81.
Full meeting results are here. An encore presentation of the Lausanne meeting will air on August 27 at 1:00 PM ET on CNBC.
Next up in the Diamond League is September 2ndn.d meet in Brussels, which will be broadcast on NBC, CNBC and Peacock.
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