Action from the Diamond League as the tour moves on to Lausanne. World record-holder Wayde van Niekerk runs his first 400m of the season on European soil against a stellar field.
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This week the Diamond League moves on to Lausanne in Switzerland on the
banks of Lake Geneva, some of the best in the world went head-to-head
competition. We bring you the best of the action featuring world
champions. The first race had perhaps the
strongest pairing in the women's 400 metres hurdles. All three medallists
from the Rio Olympics. And also world gold and silver-medallist in
the line-up. And Eilidh Doyle of Great Britain. A highly competitive
field. Let's go straight to a commentary team Steve Cram and Tim
Hutchings. A very strong field in the women's 400-metre hurdles. There
is the full line-up, Eilidh Doyle, twice European champion in lane one.
The world champion Ina Berthoud. And the Jamaican fifth in Rio last year.
Lea Sprunger, she only made the heats in the Rio Olympics. Ashley
Spencer, world number four this year. Incredible performances two
weeks back. And there is Mohammed. She tops the world champions. And
Sarah Patterson in lane number three, very powerful, Olympic
silver-medallists. European champion from last year. She knows this track
well. And there is Zuzana Hejnova from the Czech Republic. She would
have put in a lot of good work. Eilidh Doyle going on the inside.
The first five from the Rio Olympics file in this race.
Probably the quickest way is Shamier Little. Sara Slott Petersen going
Festival at the minute. But Eilidh Doyle has run an impressive first
200 metres. She's up alongside the world champion, Zuzana Hejnova. And
it is Sarah Peterson who leaves. Shamier Little growing strongly.
Ashley Spencer looking strong. Eilidh Doyle storming through. A
great run down the home straight but it is going to be Ashley Spencer.
Eilidh Doyle may be taking third spot. 53.92 the winning time. That
is extremely quick. The seventh fastest in the world this year.
Ashley Spencer takes it. Maybe getting some frustration out of her
system with that win. And a personal best for Zuzana Hejnova. And Eilidh
Doyle, a much better run than Eminem at the weekend. Third place and a
season 's best. I'm just looking down, the first thing was Mohammed,
I could not see anything wrong with her, she did not start with any
speed. Eilidh Doyle running a great race in lane number one. Almost up
there with Spencer. Ashley Spencer just got over it to come away at the
end. But the question is what was wrong if anything with Mohammed.
Confirmation of that win from Ashley Spencer. Of the USA. Sarah Peterson
on fourth place on this occasion. Let's take a look at the man, the
shot put event. And what a field it was. World number three is Tomas
Stanek. Thomas Walsh opened fantastically but that was as good
as he got. Of course is the world indoor champion from last year
Olympic bronze-medallist. And here is Ryan Crouser. The Olympic
champion. Making 22 metres look relatively simple. He spoke
confidently after the event in Sacramento about attacking the world
record which goes all the way back to 1990 at just over 23 metres.
Pretty solid at 22.3 nine. Still to come Olympic
silver-medallist Dafne Schippers in the women's 200 metres including
Bianca Williams in the field. And James Dasaolu taking on Justin
Gatlin in the 100 metres. Genzebe Dibaba attempting to break the world
record in the women's mile. An intriguing 800 metres with Lorna
Moore dressing down from the 1500 metres to take on the Olympic
silver-medallist Francine Niyonsaba. In the field that is all about
rivalry. Look out for the women's long jump. And a battle in the
pole-vault. And the evening building towards a sizzling finale, South
African sensation Wayde Van Niekerk making his first 400 metres
appearance of the season. But back to the track for the 1500 metres.
The Olympic champion is in this. And one of the favourites. They are in
good form and they know how to win the races.
Just catching balance on the start line and they are away. The
pacemakers setting it up. Just settling into the pack early and
they have got off very quickly. Well strung out. And the pacemakers over
the five metres or so ahead. A rather unknown Moroccan turned
Iranian. But had an incredible burst of speed over the last 200 metres.
At picking others in the field and finishing well under time. Very
impressive. Settled in now and the pack just beginning to settle in
behind him. A lot of responsibility on the pacemakers for a field of
this calibre. They have gone out quickly. They probably have settled
down a bit too much over the first lap. Because most of the pack have
gone through in about 57 seconds. At this standard it is just not quick
enough. This is now accelerating. A good 50 metres behind the leader
is a canny game to play. In a fast race like this, you need to settle
back. A good 15 metres, settling back now. Good steady running. They
will need to pick it up from here on. And the field is breaking up a
bit. The pacemakers seem to have accelerated. I do not think they've
done a great job, I have to say. The star names are nowhere to be
seen at the moment. A good 12, 15 metres behind the leader in the
front. A 12-metre lead, something like that. And they have not been
spectacular. Bergen trying to make a bit of room.
The clear leader being chased now. Kiplagat and others struggling.
Trying to hang on. His legs absolutely turning to jelly. He
might just about make it and he does. Wote the winner.
A strange race. The last lap for Wote there or thereabouts, low 56.
And they could not run him down. By the standards of these men, in
perfect conditions, quite a modest time. Well Wote will be happy with
his performance, he has been running consistently well. A good
performance. Was third in Stockholm and follows that up with a win in
the low sun Diamond League. This is the women, the long jump
event, getting off to a decent start, Bartoletta. Sara
Proctor retired hurt after a couple of jumps. But the Ivana Spanovic
grabbed hold of the competition earlier on. Her first competition
outdoors of the season. And was in second place until the fourth round
when she produced this. An excellent 6.79 four in Ivana Spanovic and she
is looking good in her first outdoor competition. That was it for the
Croatian. No jump in round six. And Shakeelah Saunders of the USA
producing a really good effort late on. Moving her head -- moving ahead
of Bartoletta. There is the full result. Not the highest standard.
Some good athlete there. Not much in it between second and sixth place.
We move on to the 100 hurdles for the women. At the top end, quite a
cosy start here the way that the old stadium is configured. And the crowd
very close to the athletes. Of course the 110 is even further back
for the men. Christina Manning finished third in
the US championships in Sacramento. The first three past the post
scenario, working out well for her. We have a change here. The German
who has been in fine form... Oh come back to that, a late replacement.
Ali finished second in the championship. Jasmine Stour is, not
the day for her there. You get one chance in the championship. Despite
the fast times the athletes have produced this year, Sharika Nelvis
is another one who has had. Kristi Castlin. I keep talking about the
American Championships, this is the World Championship. We have a late
withdrawal here. Boons of the Netherlands has stepped in. Hasn't
yet broken 13 seconds, so stepping up in quality. Ali almost twitching
in the blocks but got away well. Sharika Nelvis coming into this.
It's all very tight. Sharika Nelvis gets it. Kristi Castlin couldn't get
there from Stowers. When you take Harrison out of it, when these women
race, any one of them could win. They are that close. Tonight Sharika
Nelvis comes out on top. Although it come up as Kristi Castlin. What?!
She's saying the same as me, Tim! Could we have another look at that.
Kristi Castlin is second to left. Sharika Nelvis is third to left.
Certainly Sharika Nelvis is leading at this point. Stowers led through
the first half. You are right, Steve, it's definitely Sharika
Nelvis. I don't know why they have given it to Kristi Castlin. She's
not even in the top three. It's an error. Stowers was second. Manning
was burned. Kristi Castlin, rather embarrassed to have been awarded the
victory, was actually think. -- actually fifth.
This was in the third round, the best throw since the Brussels
Diamond League in 2014 for Spotakava. Catherine Mitchell
getting closer to the Australian record with a really good
performance. But then, Sara Kolak had already set a national record in
round three. And then this in the final round. The Olympic champion
with a massive throw. Look at that. A huge effort from the young
Croatian, who just seems to thrive on this new-found fame she is
developing as Olympic champion. It was a world leader, a meeting record
and national record. It's the second one of the evening. The Olympic
champion, just 22 years of age, throwing 68.4 three. Great javelin
competition. Spotakova with a season best. Kathryn Mitchell with a
personal best. But it was all about Sara Kolak. On the left of picture,
the athletes lining up for the women's mile. It's a non-Diamond
League event in the middle of this. It's all about Genzebe Dibaba. She
wants to attack this. This is just more than four laps of the track.
Dibaba, a world record at 1500 metres both indoors and out. The
record coming in Monaco two years ago. She is the world indoor 1500
metre champion from 2012. World indoor junior champion from 2010.
Dibaba needs to lap here at an average of 63.1 four. 800 in 206, we
are chasing a record that's 21 years old. It would be very impressive if
she got near it tonight. After recent form where she looked
vulnerable, fourth in the Rome 5000. She hasn't looked comfortable. I'm
sorry, she was sixth in that Rome 5000. It would be a remarkable jump
in form to get close to that. Jenny Meadows, very experienced, bringing
Dibaba back to her and settling it down. This will be a procession
because the rest of the field will not go out anywhere near the pace.
She once to five in 800 metres. Try to come home with a good lasts 62 or
61 on the final lap. That's what you want to see. Dibaba has asked for
the quick pace, but I don't think she will get it. Jenny Mae herself
struggled to get to 2000 metres. She already has a big lead. They have
just gone through the quarter mile in 61.4. They have gone out very
aggressively. Genzebe Dibaba is a beautiful looking runner, still only
26 and it feels like she's been around a long time. She has an
enormous, wonderful blend of strength and speed. She has raced
sparingly this year. Three outdoor races. She won the 5000 metres in
14.2 five. It was billed as a world record attempt and she failed by a
long way. Sometimes I think her ambition Howard reaches her ability.
She goes through in 2.06. Pretty much identical splits for the first
quarter mile and first half mile from Dibaba. Jenny Meadows spoke to
us at lunch and said she thought she would struggle to get to 10,000 at
this tempo. Sure enough, in 1100 does it. She kicks there. We
mentioned before she has been in. This hasn't been evident in terms of
what is capable of. Not as quick as she wanted, a couple of seconds off,
I would say. Bear in mind that was an 800-metre time. It's 1609 metres.
We will see where she is with 400 to go bust up looking strong. I got
there at about 2.40 at 1900 yards. The gap behind her, probably 50
metres or 60 metres. She was looking for 3.12. She was still on for that
but mastic over was desperately quick when she broke the
world-record 21 years ago. She very upright, chest pushed out. Driving
with her arms out, up on her toes. There is determination and
confidence on her face. She needs 29 seconds in the last 200 metres. I
don't think she will get that. It's a great run, fully 60 metres ahead
of the rest of the field. She is beginning to slow down badly. The
crowd on their feet roaring her on. For minutes on the clock. She's
chasing 4.12. It would be great to get 4.15 or anything like that.
Dibaba, her legs turning to concrete. Crosses the line in
4:16.07. Still fabulously fast, the fourth fastest time in history in
fact... Double-checking, the fifth fastest time in history. It's a
great time. It was set early on with a fast 1000 metres to open. It was a
tough way to do it. She was racing herself when Jenny dropped out at
900 metres. Taking a look at the result, the fastest time in the
world this year by some. Distance. Now the women's 200 metres. Dafne
Schippers, there was a query why she wasn't disqualified but it doesn't
matter now. Marie-Josee Ta Lou of the Ivory Coast, perhaps the
unlikeliest athlete in Rio, fourth in the 100 and 200. Kyra Jefferson
was fifth in the US Championships, a new personal best. Just 22. Sarah
Atcho of Switzerland in lane two. A best of 22.9 came a couple of weeks
back here in Switzerland. Bianca Williams for Great Britain, the
Commonwealth silver-medallist from 2014. Now 23, in lane one.
Pretty good start from Dafne Schippers. Marie-Josee Ta Lou in
Orange going well in lane four. Randy Newman is a good bend. Best
Prandini has a good bend. That's going to because. Great running from
Marie-Josee Ta Lou. Even better from Dafne Schippers. The meeting record
is 22.07, that was 1995. 22 years ago. Schippers came close to
consigning that to history. But it remains history in its own way as
Dafne Schippers winners here tonight. She's just three 100s of
that meeting record. Checking the wind speed, -0.5. Maybe that made
the difference. Marie-Josee Ta Lou ran a great bend, putting her under
pressure. Even there, Schippers from last year or the year before would
have moved away in the last 20 metres. Maybe she is still in heavy
work, trying to work on being strong enough to cope with the
Championships in the round. A season best for the Dutch.
On the far side, the triple jump. Injuries ruined Pichardo's year.
After a great 2015 he was so looking forward to the Olympics. It was his
right ankle. Now starting to find form. Getting beyond 17 metres
again. That's a decent start. I said beyond 17. He has only been just
over 17, 17 .05 this year. But that's an indicator he's back. That
longer, rangy technique of his. That's gone 17.4, a season's best
for the Cuban. What a start for the triple jump. Can Taylor respond? Not
bad, not too far away. Taylor in superb form. Taylor with 17.3 five.
Pichardo! Look at this. He has gone even further. We get the attitude
and the swagger. He's back big time. The confidence is there. Pichardo
extending his lead. I think Christian Taylor thought he might
cruise through the season with just Will Claye to challenge him. He
might have to think again. Christian Taylor in the triple jump now. 17.35
he opened with. He saw Pichardo at 17.5 four. He almost sat back on
that one. He knows it. Frustrating for wristy and Taylor. Gave a bit of
ground away on the board, but just slides back and loses a few
centimetres. 17.48 for Christian Taylor in the second round.
Breathing down the neck of Pichardo, 17.54.
The men's 400 metre hurdles next. Some more familiar names in the
line-up. And the Swiss have their own man to cheer, Hussain.
Karim Hussein a bit slow to get going, lost a bit of ground.
Robertson started well beside him. Jackson went out hard and settled
back again. Frederick 's going strong as well. The Estonian also
going well. Fredericks has gone hard. He has a two-metre lead. Now
in lane for is Robinson coming back. Starting to tie up, Fredericks.
Hussein might just get this. It is going to be Hussein. A huge going
up. That will be a season best. -- the huge cheer going up. The Swiss
delighted their man has come out on top. It often happens with the home
town crowd. You thought he might come third or fourth but he was
given a good lane and at the end Fredericks just fell apart. Robinson
could not deliver on the last barrier. And it was Karim Hussein
who came through. Robinson ran a really good race in a number four.
So strong initially apart from that final barrier. Karim Hussein holding
his form well. The is the winning time. A good
performance from Robinson. And the rest trailing in behind.
This is the women's high jump. A good clearance, she really found
some form in the Diamond League and is continuing that here, Sofie
Skoog. She is now in the lead. Next to go is Kamila Licwinko. She
was a world indoor champion back in 2014. That puts her in equal first,
just her third jump of the evening. Maria Lasitskene has seen Sofie
Skoog and Kamila Licwinko go clear and no problem at all for the
Russian, still only 24. She could yet threaten the world record. There
was talk of it at her press conference. The world record
standing from 1987. Morgan Lake going well as well. She is in fourth
place with that. Third attempt for Alessia Trost and
she gets it. She has been struggling as well this season but she also
goes clear at the third attempt. In fifth place. Christian Taylor has a
fight on his hands this evening. Here he is in round three. Just
sitting back on that a little bit. But getting better, but does not
make the board. Has given away 20 centimetres. And this third round
effort, he is chasing 17.5 four. Two inches shy of Pedro Pichardo.
There is that 5,000-metre field. The Ethiopian, Edris. A fabulous win in
Paris on Sunday. There is Chetegei, great strength. Another man to
watch. And the powerful American, True.
The pacemakers have been asked to head out at 62 seconds per lap.
The middle section is where things normally start to come unstuck, it
takes great concentration and confidence to go hard in the middle
of a 5000. Edris the man in great form, looked supreme in Paris. His
final: metres in Paris, world-class. I saw him earlier when he ran the
10,000 metres. And really that day he did not look very good. He got
tailed off in the later stages. But he has bounced back. Certainly
staking a claim for the 5000 metres. I do not think you would get in the
10,000 metres team. But great form as you said. And he has got that
pays you need at 5000 metres as well. So I'm intrigued to see how
far, how quick he can go. I like to watch the Ugandan, Chetegei. Sadly
he fell apart at the world Cross Championships. He got so excited
with one lap to go and almost had to walk across the line. But he is a
great talent. I expect to see him on the 10,000 of the World
Championships. He is a developing talent and still young. They have
got a real talent on our hands. I would be intrigued to see how he
goes tonight. Here we go with two laps to go. A good penultimate lap
and then a big last lap. Four men still in contention, a really good
race being set up. Really enjoying this. I love to see a front runner
trying to break the field. And one by one they are starting to feel
this. 650 metres to go. That last lap when they went through the line,
it is still Chetegei doing all the work. Edris still looking relaxed
with wonderful leg speed. Watch him in the middle of that trio. And in
third place an astonishing run from Barega. It is the far more
experienced runner dropping back in fourth place. Edris getting his nose
in front for the first time. 13 minutes to go, heading for a world
lead I'm pretty sure. The youngster having a cracking race. Chetegei has
nothing left to give. Can Barega hang on to Edris? I am sure he has
another year to go but what has Barega got? I think there is more to
come from the little Ethiopian. The youngster behind him hanging on over
the last 300 metres. Chetegei losing ground. But Edris changing gear and
kicking away from the youngster. But Barega still has speed. Edris checks
over shoulder and he is going to take this, no doubt about it. 12.5
five. That was fabulously quick from
Edris. A great race tonight, Barega announcing himself on the world
stage but a great performance from Edris. A personal best from young
Barega in second. Number one in the world and easy for
her as well, the first to go clear and others beginning to struggle at
this height. This is where everyone else has been found out this year in
the high jump. She is the only one to challenge. Making it look so
easy. Now we have Sam Kendricks going over
it again tonight. A first-time clearance at five point 87. The
gauntlet thrown down to the two men behind him. Wojciechowski, and that
is beautiful. The world champion back in 2011. That was quite a
surprise. He was a winner here in 2015, Wojciechowski. Looking to
clear for his second attempt, Renaud Lavillenie. He would become second
equal along with Wojciechowski. My word! You know what, he gave that
such a clatter. And it has stayed up. Six metres getting relentlessly
closer. The way it bounces around the uprights, I cannot believe that
it up. This man Simbine, third fastest in
the world. Alex Wilson, coached also by the
same coaches James Dasaolu. Justin Gatlin getting a good start.
Simbine was with him. Meite coming through. Justin Gatlin gets it. It
is close. 9.90 six. Just 100 slower than he ran in Sacramento. A good,
close race with many in contention. Under ten seconds, Meite. The same
with Simbine. When you get the World Championships, getting into the
final is going to be down to hundreds of a second. A typical race
from Justin Gatlin, he loves the battle. Some great talent coming out
of Africa these days. The Americans and Jamaicans not getting it all
their own way. Kim Collins left way back, never got a sniff. Justin
Gatlin on top again, Meite right in there and the season continuing to
go well for Simbine. Going back to the women high jump,
this is the second attempt and she has gone clear. Equal fifth highest
jumper in history. That has been on the cards for Maria Baasit scheme.
-- Maria Lasitskene. Really coming into her own. But back to the triple
jump, turning into a ding-dong with Christian Taylor and Pedro Pichardo.
This is his round six jump. Christian Taylor could not improve
in the third round. And he has been beaten, Pedro Pichardo is the
champion. That looks even further. 17.60,
improving by six centimetres. He has only gone over 17 once this year,
but has done it three times tonight. It puts in the next for the World
Championship. With Dibaba completing the mile, there was a rare
appearance in the 800 metres for Niyonsaba. Laura Muir was racing for
the first time since May because of a stress fracture. Niyonsaba is the
woman to beat in this one. The women's 800 metres ready to go.
Hassan in the form of her life. She's a sub two minute 800-metre
runner. Sum is a former champion. Struggling to hang onto the shirt
tails of the others now. Charlene Lipsey, great run at the European
Championships, qualified for the World Championships. The European
indoor champion will get a great cheer. Buchel of Switzerland. Laura
Muir, had an injury scare for a couple of weeks, her first race back
since May. At 800 metres. Will run the mile in London on Sunday. Young
Ethiopian Alemu will try to hang onto the pace. The Olympic
silver-medallist Niyonsaba. Lynsey Sharp was disappointed to finish
third at the weekend. She wants a quick performance here.
A pretty good pacemaker usually, Usovich. Laura Muir will probably
find herself in last place when they break. The two 1500 metre women
right at the back. I'm pretty sure that's not where they will finish.
Usovich comes across through the first 200 metres in a swift 26.6
seconds, that's a little bit quicker. It's what Niyonsaba wanted.
The 800 metres runners have gone with it. Niyonsaba has gone out
almost suicidally fast, running 20 seconds in the first 200. Laura Muir
at the back of the field will pick up bodies on the second lap. She has
gone as quick as she wants to go. They come through below us.
Niyonsaba has the pack breathing down her neck. She probably went
through in 56.8. There will be some tired athletes in the home straight.
They have all committed to it. Even Laura Muir at the back of the field
was under 58 seconds, I would think. Charlene Lipsey has got involved on
a near side, trying to find elbowroom. Hassan making good room
on the outside. Laura Muir trying to move up. Lynsey Sharp try to hold
off the Scot. Niyonsaba looking good at the front. Charlene Lipsey is
attacking the inside of Niyonsaba. It's been awhile since any of the
three Olympic medallists were beaten. Niyonsaba pulls away again.
She will win this. Charlene Lipsey in second. Then Sum, and then the
two 1500 metres runners, Hassan and Laura Muir going through well. The
two 1500 metres runners were smart, didn't go hard in the first 200.
They have been rewarded with great times, close to personal best I
would say for Laura Muir. It's a big personal best for Charlene Lipsey as
well. She has taken some big scalps, the likes of Sum and Hassan, who ran
a personal best. A national record for Swede in a sixth.
Great 800. This is Sam Hendrix at 5.93. The second attempt. That's
good! Stays on. He was well over. Just hit it coming down, but it
stayed on. Off he goes. Sam Kendricks, the darling of the crowd
at Lausanne. Beautiful clearance. Just as Iraqi himself around it,
either his chest or arm, gave it a rattle, but he knew he had the
height. Sam Kendricks in such good form.
Third attempt, this will be a personal best, and he gets it. Well,
he's following Sam Kendricks, working off him, if you like. The
crowd loving this. Wojciechowski in great form. A season 's best and
personal best at the end. It was a clean clearance. Lavillene with his
third attempt, 5.93. No. He doesn't look the confident man we know. He's
under the microscope a little bit. Certainly under pressure from Sam
these days. To the final track event of the night, the men's 400 metres,
which sees Olympic and world champion Wayde van Niekerk in action
over 400 metres for the first time outside his native South Africa
since his record-breaking run in Rio. His time of 43.03 beta Michael
Johnson's long-standing world record. Johnson also hold the
meeting record here in Lausanne with 43.6 six. Canon Van Niekerk better
his time again? It's time for the one lap for the men, the 400 metres.
I fancy the meeting record is under threat. Michael Johnson ran 43.66
here in 1996. Van Niekerk, the world champion, record-holder, the
reigning world champion as well. Van Niekerk going out fast. He set a
personal best in the 100 just a few weeks ago. Van Niekerk moving past
the man outside him very smoothly, Michael Cherry. Van Niekerk going to
200 metres in around the high 20s. Hasn't blasted the first 200 metres.
Looking like a measure run from a Van Niekerk. Makwala going strong,
possibly heading to the last 100 metres. Van Niekerk striding away.
Eating up the ground and easing away from Makwala whose stride is
shortening. Great run from Baboloki Thebe in lane three. It's a meeting
record for Van Niekerk. He wipes away the 21-year-old meeting record
of Michael Johnson. A solid opener from Wayde van Niekerk. 43.62 is a
time beaten by only four other men in history, Johnson, Reynolds,
Warner and Watts. All men of faith previous error. -- all men of a
previous era. He has shown he's in very fine fettle. I believe the 43
second barrier will fall this year. Comfortable win for Van Niekerk. You
have to enjoy watching him. He will develop into the big star that the
sport needs, just because of his performances. He's not as outgoing
as Usain Bolt or anything, but on the track, he's sensational. Hats
off to those chasing him down. Makwala and Baboloki Thebe. But they
can't stay with him. His sprint form is beautiful. That action, he's not
a fatigued 400-metre runner. He's charging, looking at the clock,
thinking, how fast am I running? Beautiful run from him. Surely
there's more to come. He will be delighted with the time but I'm
positive, as you said, come the World Championships big-time, throw
in a couple of others. He's gone quicker than Fred Curley, the very
good American. Great run. He looked relaxed, Van Niekerk winning that.
43.62 for the South African. Baboloki Thebe, brilliant running
from the 20-year-old for second place. Having cleared 2.0 six. The
world record in the women's high jump is 2.0 nine. Neither of the two
previous attempts have been close. She went over 2.06 at the second
time of asking. You could almost hear a pin drop in the arena now.
Third and final attempt at the world record. No. The best attempt of the
three but wasn't close. But it will come. Her 11th jump of the evening.
Fatigued beginning to creep in. Came in at 1.84, that was a testing job.
She wins by several heights. This is to join a very exclusive
club of more than six metres for Wojciechowski. It's been a good
night for him. That was a bit better, but I don't think he ever
really believed it. A smile on his face on the way down onto the mat
and why not? A new national record, equals the meeting record. These two
have entertained the crowd superbly tonight. America's Sam Kendricks
winning the men's pole vault having cleared the previous site in the
least number of attempts to round off a thrilling field competitions.
A brilliant night in Lausanne where some of the sport's new stars
announce themselves ahead of London. Sam Kendricks is a showman in the
pole vault. 22-year-old Sara Kolak is already Olympic champion but
tonight became one of the best javelin throwers of all time. Laura
Muir was the standout Brit, a new personal best in the 800 metres,
signalling good things for the season for her. Morgan Lake was
fourth in the high jump. But Wayde van Niekerk was the most impressive,
making 400 metre running look as smooth as Swiss chocolate. More
top-class athletics on the BBC this weekend. Join us tomorrow for the
London Anniversary Games. That's all from Lausanne. Join me
next Sunday will we will have the best of the action as the Diamond
League moves onto the Moroccan capital of Rabat.
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'From the heights of the Scottish Highlands
Gabby Logan has all the action from the Diamond League as the tour moves on to Lausanne.
On the track, world record-holder Wayde van Niekerk runs his first 400m of the season on European soil against a stellar field. Meanwhile, the USA's Justin Gatlin and Jamaica's Asafa Powell battle for the gold in the 100m.
Dutch star Dafne Schippers takes on American Tori Bowie in the hotly anticipated women's 200m and world champion Genzebe Dibaba tries to break her own Diamond League record over 1500m.