Shanghai Highlights Athletics: IAAF Diamond League


Shanghai Highlights

Gabby Logan introduces highlights from the second Diamond League meeting of the season, featuring a stunning array of the world's greatest sprinters.


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Welcome to the Diamond League highlights from Shanghai. We are

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only one round into this year's series and already, we have seen

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some memorable performances. Thomas Rohler. Oh, I say! 93.90. What a

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race we have got here. And Kiyeng is coming through. Robbie Grabarz.

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Continuing to go well here. We have a new kid on the block, that's

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ashore. Semenya is absolutely flying. And with another stellar

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line-up of athletes here in Shanghai, we can expect plenty more.

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Imperious David Rudisha. An astonishing world record. A fist

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pump from the Frenchman. Shaunae Miller is the champion. Let's get

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straight into the action with your commentators, Stuart Storey and Tim

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Hutchings. COMMENTATOR: There is the line-up

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for you. It is the first of four Diamond League races over the 400m

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hurdles, which account for the top eight places to go through to the

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final. Various Magi, being introduced to the crowd. And here is

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the Olympic champion. And here is the world champion from

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Kenya. Won the title in Beijing in 2015, was disqualified from the

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Olympic Games. So not an occasion for him. Here is a fellow who said

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this is his last season, Bershawn Jackson of the United States, who

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still holds the Diamond League record. What can Clement do?

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Bershawn Jackson usually goes off very quickly. A little bit of a

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stutter from the inside from Koech. Bershawn Jackson is right up on

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Nicklas Bendtner as they go into the back straight. And Whyte is going

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very strongly too. Clement is having a better run this time, but he will

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come under attack between 200 and 300. Bershawn Jackson is showing

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some form now. Bershawn Jackson, what a way to finish a season if you

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are going to run like this. Jackson is going to take this one. Van Zyl

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will take second place. And in third place, it looked like Hussein but we

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will check on that. My goodness me, the time was 48.60 three. Jackson

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does run remarkably well on occasion. In the USA, he ran a very

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ragged race in Des Moines and came home virtually last. Can you believe

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he has announced he's going to retire at the end of the season? A

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new record, 48.60 five. And he kicked him so hard around that final

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bend. A really strong man, the oldest man in the race. Magi came in

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third place. STUDIO: Still to come, Lavillenie is

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back from injury and taking on the world and the Olympic champions.

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Anyika Onuora faces a strong field in the women's 400m.

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Global champions Kiyeng and Jebet go head-to-head in the steeplechase.

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After the agony of Rio, Adam Gemili wants to get his 200m campaign off

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to a good start. And an all-star cast has been

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assembled for Shanghai's favourite, the men's 110 metre hurdles. And

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there is plenty more including the women's 1500m next up on the track.

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COMMENTATOR: The athletes are lined up. It includes the Olympic champion

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from Rio. She won here last time Daley year. There is Jenny Meadows

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as well. What a talent Faith Kipyegon is. She is the Commonwealth

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champion from Glasgow in 2014. Jenny Meadows is a very experienced

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pacemaker and a world-class athlete in her own right. She takes the

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lead. Kipyegon goes straight to the fore. Her last 800 in Rio was 157.2,

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quicker than the official a 10m personal best of 158.0. So it was an

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astonishing run. She beat Tirunesh Dibaba, the world record-holder.

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Seyaum is moving into third place. I think Jenny Meadows has gone

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through that first three quarters lap absolutely on song. As you say,

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they are looking for a four-minute schedule, which is pretty tough, but

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it looked as if the Olympic champion meant business. She went straight

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out in front. Seyaum was also that, and also the athlete from the

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Netherlands. There are all there at the moment. Look at cost, trying to

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get out of that mess. They went through 400m in 65.5. Jenny Meadows

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saw that time and accelerated significantly. It is a difficult

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decision that pacemakers have to make in this situation. Do they slow

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down and drop way behind the requested schedule? Kipyegon is

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trying to close the gap. She has isolated herself between the pack

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and Jenny Meadows as they get towards two laps to go. She has that

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wonderful ability to change pace, as we saw in the Olympic stadium in

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Rio. But will she be in that sort of shape tonight? She has had a very

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good winter. She has done well so far this year. Just a couple of

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seconds of schedule. Jenny Meadows is doing a very good

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job indeed. She was asked for 2.08. Kipyegon looks very comfortable,

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just trailing Meadows as they go around that band. The 21-year-old is

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in third place. She is twice the Ethiopian champion. Jenny Meadows is

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going much slower than what had been requested, but let's see what

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Kipyegon can do. She has a two or three metre lead. The Olympic

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champion hits the bell. The rest are coming in single file behind her.

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These three are beginning to get away. Seyaum in third. It is a

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one-two-three for the Africans. A big surge from Seyaum. Upright,

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powerful. Shades of that fabulous run in Rio from Kipyegon. 100th ago.

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Seyaum is there. She has hit the wall, so to speak. Kipyegon goes

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well clear on her yellow spikes. From a very slow opening pace, this

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is quick. Boy oh boy! 58.4, way inside sub four-minute pace, for

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what it is worth. She is displaying ability to change tempo and hold

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such a high-speed that everybody else just eventually wilts in her

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wake. Williams run, under four minutes, by far the fastest time in

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the world this year. To run under four minutes is special. Yes, it

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was. That third lap left a bit of work to do, but the last lap was

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sensational. She has got such speed in the final stages of this race.

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She saw Seyaum off. Look at the rhythm, total control. They said

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they wanted a sub four race and they got one. Everything is right in her

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camp, that's for sure. The women's discus throw and the

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men's discus thrower will be taking place simultaneously tonight. They

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are alternating rows, men, women, men, women. So while there are two

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separate competitions, one for each gender, they are mixing up the

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throwing throughout this next hour. Very strong field in both men's and

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women's competitions. Caballero is the first of the throwers to go.

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Really launched that one kilo discus. That is pretty good. Very

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fast in the circle. That throwing arm is not passive. The feet move

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fast, the torque is created. That was just beyond 65. Not a bad way to

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start. Milanov has real talent, as one

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would expect. A season is best for him. Not a bad start. The conditions

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are looking good for the discus. The men's high jump is under way.

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That was brilliant. The Ukrainian Protsenko goes clear. Really nice.

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The new season 's best for him. He is a 2.40 jumper. He cleared 2.40 in

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Lausanne. Back to the track, the women's 400m, just one lap of the

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track here. Four Rio finalists go in this race, including the Olympic

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champion. Anyika Onuora 's suffered in 2015

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from life-threatening malaria. She got the worst strain when visiting

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her father's village in Nigeria in 2015. She was hospitalised and near

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to death for quite a few weeks. Mitchell won the Australian title in

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early April. Natasha Hastings came fourth in Rio. Great athlete, lost

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to commit early and goes out very hard. In sixth is the Olympic

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champion. She was questioned by the more naive sectors of the media, but

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she used a legitimate tactic. Then there is Williams-Mills. The

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Ukrainian was seventh in Rio. The Olympic and Commonwealth champions

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go in this race, the Olympic champion against an impressive trio

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of Jamaicans, as well as Natasha Hastings.

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Shaunae Miller-Uibo in sixth. Pasting seven, Mitchell eight,

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Onuora on the outside. -- Hastings. Hastings third from left in lane

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seven, gone off very quickly, but so has inside her, Shaunae Miller-Uibo

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of the Bahamas, goodness me, she has powered away through the first 150.

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Look at those long legs, the high knees, striding through 200 metres,

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she has a big lead over the rest of the field, going well on the inside

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is Zemlyak in a lane three in the light blue. She overcommitted,

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Shaunae Miller is laying it on the line. She holds the national record

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for the Bahamas for 200 but not 400. In lane three, Zemlyak has had a

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fabulous run staying clear of the rest of the field but a couple of

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metres down on Miller-Uibo, the Olympic champ in holds her form

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well. Brilliant finishing from Hastings for second place, Zemlyak

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in third, and the time is a new world leader, goodness me, 49.77

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four Shaunae Miller-Uibo. Her personal best is only 49.44. She is

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a couple of strides behind that. That was her winning time in rehab

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at 49.77 kick-off her outdoor season suggests to me she can go well under

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49 seconds this year. That was impressive. It was, the first 200

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metres was impressive, I think she was trying herself, she went fussed

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over 200 and between two and three she held her form and attacked down

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the home straight. Zemlyak had a really good one, couple of times

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European Championships medallist but strong in the final stages. Former

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world youth and junior champion takes them to the cleaners in the

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400, 40 9.77, almost a second ahead of Natasha Hastings and Zemlyak in

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third. The tall German thrower, rangy, using the long levers to

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launch the discus away. What has she got this time? She is very, very

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tall. Look how she leaves the arm behind, she winds up and then

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unleashes and gets the left side down and really attacks against Don

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McGahn gets thataway around 64 and a bit by the looks of it. -- and gets

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that away. Second place at the moment. Great when you have a

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glorified training session and an Olympic champ in giving you

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technical feedback, chatting to his compatriot. Perkovic has already

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been beyond 70 metres this season. She is very difficult to beat. It

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took one throw to win the Olympic title, she was in real trouble and

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unbeaten last season. With 70 metres and 23 she set in Split in Croatia

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in February, her personal best over 71. Twice Olympic champion, London

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and in Rio. Very strong and very fast. Really gets behind that

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discus, and I think she likes that. I'm not surprised, that is about 66

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or 67, that is a really good start. She really launches them, doesn't

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she? The elevation not quite right but nevertheless she has a very,

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very good foundation on which to build. Terrific. Well, she opened,

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Perkovic, with 62.73, that was a 66.94, second round throw, taking

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the lead by over a metre from Caballero. Wang trying to get the

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crowd involved in this, very much part of the process of high jumping

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here. Season's best of 2.28. Yes. Looked good. So, look at the crowd,

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he has such good support. Came in at 2.20 and got that 2.2 2.27 on his

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second attempt. Very good technique, actually. There it is. 2.27 followed

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by the 2.30 jump. This year the IAAF Diamond League is

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a little different, there are 14 meetings around the world

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encompassing 16 disciplines, both men and women. But the competition

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now follows a championship model with the first 12 meetings acting as

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qualification for one of the two finals in Zurich and Brussels. Each

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of the disciplines is staged six Court 4 times before the final and

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each of the 12 qualification meetings athletes are awarded points

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for the ranking from first to eighth and the top athletes at the end of

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qualification will be awarded a starting place in the winner takes

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all final. Well, look at this line-up for the

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800 metres for the men, on the outside is the pacemaker. David

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Rudisha is here, his first run since last September. He says he has no

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idea what sort of competitive shape he is in, he says he doesn't know

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what it will be but then he will go back to Kenny and then race in

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Jamaica, Kingston in June. The double Olympic champion -- Kenya.

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Kszczot is a good competitor next to Kupers. On the right, Bett, watch

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out for him. He's only 19, the watch, junior champion, 1:24.2,

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watch out for him. Biwott won the race in 2014 but we saw him in Doha

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run 3.3 for over 1500 so he is showing good early form and Dashan

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Zhang, the 22-year-old, with a best of 1.50. They have asked for 50

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seconds but whether Rudisha will go with that and I don't know and I'm

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not sure who has asked for it. We will see if he wants to go out and

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test himself. We've seen him do that and fade in the home straight when

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it comes to the major championships. But my goodness he really is a

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talent, no question about that. They go into that first bend, Rudisha

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looks as though he is interested in getting into the leading role. And

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Biwott also got off very strongly on the inside, as you can see. Som

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pushing his way, Rudisha following, Biwott has dropped back, Bett the

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youngster making some headway down the field. This is what they were

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saying, 50 seconds is perhaps too much and that is when Som might look

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behind him and have a little look and they are not going with him,

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Decatur is there as they come to the end of the lap. I thought 50 was a

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bit quick -- Alfred Kipketer. He looks incredibly calm, that's what

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his agent was saying earlier this morning, Rudisha not interested in

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doing anything to special at 400 metres. 51.26 from the pacemaker

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Bram Som. I suspect Rudisha was around 52.5, very languid running

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from him, but he's in control now and he can build it up. A couple of

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them have him in their sights. Is that Bett who has gone into the lead

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or is it Rotich? It is Bett, the young junior looked strong and he

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has attacked. He his highly rated by Rudisha, no question. Rudisha said

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he will find out where I am at the moment and we will see. But Bett is

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only a youngster, he is 19 years old. He is absolutely flying,

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Kszczot is coming through, but look at the advantage he has over the

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rest of the field and look at the rest of them coming through in close

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succession. Right at the back, well, it was anybody's race, except it was

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won by a junior. Kipyegon bet, 1.44 .68. -- Kipyegon Bett. At the

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beginning I said watch out for him, and I said that because I had a word

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with Rudisha and he said watch out for this kid, he is good, he's given

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me a hard time in the past and he is developing fast. Certainly Rudisha

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said he was the man had a question about his race sharpness and it's

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fair to say that is all he looked like he was lacking, he was strong

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and it was a better runner than last year when he was sixth or seventh

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last year but Bett much sharper, 1:44.704 last year's world Junior

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champion and you have to emphasise how relevant is this sort of run

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with the World Championships over 11 weeks away. I still wouldn't know

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where I would put my money. Bett won the 800 metres. David Rudisha down

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in fourth place, 1:44.70, clear daylight between him and his

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compatriots, and second, third and fourth. Some struggling athletes

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back there behind. Barshim has been in great form and he looks to me, as

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I like to say, he has some of his boom back, he has looked fantastic

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in some of the competitions I've seen this year. He takes off so far

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from the bar, Barshim in 2.30, bounces over 2.33. The Olympic

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silver-medallist. He was indeed beaten at Rio. He is world number

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one this year and he will be an even stronger world number one at this

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because he has complete control tonight. Wang is still in there.

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Wang, who cleared 2.30 at the first attempt. The only athlete who

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cleared the bar at that height. No, that was close, it was a really good

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effort from you Wang. He secured second place. Prosecco finishing

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third with a first-time parents of 2.27. -- Andre Pratte -- the hands

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the victory of Barshim of Qatar. Here is the Swede. That is big as

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well, not quite up to the leading line. He opened with 61.03. He is a

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pretty useful shot-putter. You don't get too many guys doubling in the

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throws. 68.36 back in April. Very close to his lifetime best from last

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year and for Stahl 63.87 in round two, he's into third place now. This

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is Malachowski, 62.82, season's best thus far. He is a man capable of far

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more than this and you will probably see it. He is such a fast, athletic

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throw a. That is 65 or thereabouts throat for him. Malachowski really

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attacks. His body language is always positive. Just shy of 65, by the

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look of it. But he is pleased, very pleased. Come on, he says, come on.

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What afield this is. It is an event which bursts into life at the first

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Diamond League meeting eight days ago with Jebet, the Olympic

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champion, there she is. She was beaten by Kiyeng, who is the Olympic

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civil medallist but the reigning world champion, so quite a bit of

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needle between these two, both Kenyan born, took gold in Beijing,

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2015. Her win last week in Doha was the sixth fastest ever. There is an

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amazing young talent, Chespol, 18 years old, smashed the world junior

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record last week, Whitford, by 15 seconds. The pacemakers have been

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asked to go out at 3.05 and 6.10, so 3.05 per kilometre. Target time of

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9.15 but who knows what Jebet and Kiyeng have up their sleeves? Jebet

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almost broke nine minutes last year and also broke nine minutes last

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year and again in Rio and a couple of weeks after Rio. Smashed,

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absolutely obliterated the world-record. From 2008. 8.52. Let's

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have a look at the discus whilst that steeplechase progresses. Danny

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Stevens next to throw. -- Dani Stevens. Very wide stance at the

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back. But really unleashes quite well. World champion in the discus

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in 2009. That is very good, over 65. She is really flying, her season's

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best is 66.78 so she's getting into that sort of territory at the

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moment. Tall, very, very powerful. It is a rhythmic event this, they

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start slow and then unwind and unleash. They have a left sided

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against which to work and then the recovery at the end of it. 66.47.

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That is just 30 centimetres short of her best this season. My goodness

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me. How this event develops. Now it is the last of the field events to

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get underway. That was a good jump, well over it

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metres. Now they are beginning to stretch

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out. I wonder whether or not Jebet has had a word, because there has

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been a distinct acceleration in the last half lap. There would need to

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be. They were a good deal slower than before. Kiyeng has about 10m to

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make up, but remember, in Doha, she was well down and had a very good

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finish indeed. So we will see what happens in the final stages. But

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this is a very different race indeed. Different in pacing. Well,

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she is moving up to the shoulder of the pacemaker now. It is still

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Kiyeng, the world champion, in third place. In second place is the -- is

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the pacemaker steps aside. In third, Chespol, the world junior record

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holder. The reigning world champion here is still only 22 years old.

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First attempts to the Canadian. It is a strong field, this. But that

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was a lovely clearance. First-time to Shawn Barber and that will boost

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his confidence. He has had a difficult last ten or 15 months, the

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youngster. But 5.60 here tonight stands an air of approval on his

:32:25.:32:28.

performance here in Shanghai. Whatever he does from now on will be

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a bonus. Solid voting on a night when the bar is challenging a few

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very good jumpers -- solid vaulting. Barshim now, on his third and final

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attempt. Oh, that was close. But that is the end for Barshim of

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Qatar. He really is now beginning to build a good season. There is Robbie

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Grabarz, who on the night cleared 2.20 and failed three times at 2.20

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four. Confirmation of the whim for Barshim. -- confirmation of the win.

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The Olympic champion, the world record-holder, is going to run fast

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here. I have got it at around 2.58. She goes through at around 7.50

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four. I am not sure we will see a Saab nine tonight, but we will

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certainly see a big win from the Olympic champion -- a sub nine. That

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last kilometre helped enormously to bring her back into some sort of

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respectability. I guess she will speed up. As she is really putting

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the paddle down down the back straight. Chespol, the world junior

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champion and junior record-holder, what a finish. The gap is closing as

:34:19.:34:24.

that battle unwinds the second and third at the bottom right of your

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picture. Jebet has rallied. Into the home straight now in the pink strip.

:34:30.:34:37.

And Kiyeng, a world champion, is having a battle royal against an

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18-year-old, can you believe it? Kiyeng hits the front of that pair,

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but there are 25 metres down on this athlete. A very strong, dominant run

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from the world record-holder, Ruth Jebet. Kiyeng just nabs second. And

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a great run from Chespol. She might be the future of this event. She was

:35:05.:35:13.

world junior champion last year. They did finish for fourth and fifth

:35:14.:35:18.

places. Ruth Jebet, only third in Doha last week. She didn't take any

:35:19.:35:26.

chances tonight, although it was slightly slower than her placing in

:35:27.:35:31.

Qatar. That was a very strong one. The order of the Olympic Games last

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year has been reinstated. All those Kenyan born athletes were

:35:33.:35:44.

way ahead. The women's 100m, and what a 100m it

:35:45.:36:21.

is. There is the line-up. That is Ta Lou of the Ivory Coast, a

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couple of times the Olympic Games finalist. She came fourth in the

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200, fourth in the 100. That is the quality of this line-up. 10.78 is

:36:51.:37:02.

Bowie's best. Olympic silver medallist behind the young woman in

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the next lane, Elaine Thompson of Jamaica, the Olympic champion over

:37:07.:37:11.

100 and 200m. Yesterday, she said, my coach and eyed departmental as

:37:12.:37:16.

the race. I run my race. It is tunnel vision. It doesn't matter who

:37:17.:37:19.

is in the race, I wonder why I want to run. Centre of the shot, the

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dominant woman at the moment, Elaine Thompson. Relies heavily on her

:37:26.:37:32.

coach. They have a terrific relationship. Can Bowie challenge?

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Former basketball player turned athlete. The women's 100m.

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Bowie got away well and Thompson is going strongly round inside.

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Williams going well, but here come the big guns. Here comes Elaine

:38:10.:38:16.

Thompson am a Bowie in second place. And Ta Lou in third. The burners

:38:17.:38:20.

were put on halfway down and away she went. Total domination in the

:38:21.:38:27.

sprint at the moment. She is so difficult to beat. Such a

:38:28.:38:34.

powerhouse. 22.19 in Doha, and she has beaten Bowie. Bowie got well

:38:35.:38:38.

here. It was a good performance by her, but my goodness me, when it

:38:39.:38:44.

came to the power end, watch this. The cadence, the speed of legs. The

:38:45.:38:52.

others start tying up. Ta Lou gets third place, but the margin is

:38:53.:38:56.

significant. That is a three metre gap, beautifully fluid running, so

:38:57.:39:02.

smooth and powerful. Frankly, she has thrashed them. That is so

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impressive. And into a very slight headwind, put a legal tailwind

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behind her and you are going way into the 10.6 territory. Dear, oh,

:39:16.:39:18.

dear, that was fantastic. Fastest time in the world by a goodly

:39:19.:39:27.

margin. Tori Bowie, 11.04 in second, nowhere near. It made 11 seconds

:39:28.:39:36.

look ordinary, didn't it? Back to the discus. Milanov holds that lead.

:39:37.:39:55.

That is a slight improvement in the third round. Doesn't look delighted

:39:56.:40:01.

with it, does he? Malakhov ski is the only one who has

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thrown over 70 metres. Sam Kendricks, first attempt at this

:40:16.:40:34.

height. Oh, yes, straight down the middle, fine technique. Looked very

:40:35.:40:39.

confident. He really accelerated down the runway and looked very

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positive. The top of the field thus far with his 5.81 coming into this

:40:50.:40:54.

competition, and that is a real talent. There is Lavillenie. This to

:40:55.:41:17.

regain the lead for the world record-holder. Oh, beautiful. That

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is big from Lavillenie, and he knows it. No wonder there is a big smile

:41:21.:41:24.

across the features of the Frenchman, who we must remember,

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despite his astonishing records over the last eight years in this

:41:29.:41:32.

difficult discipline, has never won the world outdoor title. He still

:41:33.:41:39.

lacks a major title in the IAAF World Championships. Even though he

:41:40.:41:43.

has Olympic gold and umpteen world indoor and European golds, not a

:41:44.:41:46.

world outdoor gold. And that really does through the gauntlet down at

:41:47.:41:57.

the feet of Sam Kendricks. STUDIO: As the only British athlete to have

:41:58.:42:00.

achieved the double of a sub ten second 100m and sub 20-second 200m,

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Adam Gemili was a great British Open. He will be looking for a

:42:15.:42:18.

winning start to World Championship season.

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Britain's Adam Gemili goes in sixth. On the outside is Aaron Brown of

:42:29.:42:32.

Canada. Not sure if he will be delighted with the outside lane.

:42:33.:42:37.

Maybe lane nine would have been better for him. Noah Lyles, what a

:42:38.:42:41.

talent he is. The world junior champion from last year, still only

:42:42.:42:46.

19 years old. I saw him set a world record for 300 metres indoors in

:42:47.:42:49.

Albuquerque in March. He will be impressive. Churandy Martina for the

:42:50.:42:57.

Netherlands. The three all-time European. It is easy to forget Adam

:42:58.:43:05.

Gemili has run under ten seconds and has run under 20 seconds. But he

:43:06.:43:08.

came fourth in Rio and changed coaches partly as a result. There is

:43:09.:43:13.

LaShawn Merritt. He will be chasing Gemili. To gold in Beijing in 2008

:43:14.:43:20.

at 400 and has a couple of long relay golds as well. He got bronze

:43:21.:43:28.

in Rio. Ameer Webb goes in lane four. Watch for Merritt in the

:43:29.:43:44.

second half of the race. Watch Lyle as well.

:43:45.:43:55.

Really quick start from web in four. Gemili is going well too. But look

:43:56.:44:08.

at the running of Webb. Coming through now is Noah Lyles. He tells

:44:09.:44:16.

them apart over the last 50 or 60. That is a 3.5 metre win. Into a

:44:17.:44:24.

slight headwind. He is special, just 19 years old. He ran a beautifully

:44:25.:44:30.

balanced race. Probably the best lane in lane eight. A gentle bend to

:44:31.:44:36.

negotiate. But the world number six this year wins the 200m here in

:44:37.:44:43.

Shanghai with 19.90 to equal the fastest time in the world this year.

:44:44.:44:48.

Gemili got a terrific start, right up on LaShawn Merritt as they went

:44:49.:44:53.

into the bend, look at this, the transition was OK, it was the final

:44:54.:44:56.

20 or 30 metres that pressure came from the athletes outside but second

:44:57.:45:01.

from outside, Noah Lyles of the United States, 19 years old, will

:45:02.:45:05.

look at his legs become a fabulous technique and he eases off, that is

:45:06.:45:11.

19.90 meeting the world lead, LaShawn Merritt in second and Adam

:45:12.:45:15.

Gemili hanging on in third. What a great run, look at the dominance

:45:16.:45:19.

this man has shown, he's 19, how dare he? ! Unbelievable performance.

:45:20.:45:25.

Coming off the bend his transition was super but look at the way he

:45:26.:45:28.

runs away down the straight, the tension in the shoulders of Adam

:45:29.:45:32.

Gemili and LaShawn Merritt. This young man was easing down in the

:45:33.:45:36.

final stages, that is as good as I've seen for a long time. What a

:45:37.:45:41.

talent. He is a lovely looking sprinter, really powerful, they've

:45:42.:45:44.

been saying he is the next big sprinter for the USA and that does

:45:45.:45:50.

suggest as much, doesn't it? He wins in 19.90, Noah Lyles, LaShawn

:45:51.:45:58.

Merritt, Adam Gemili, 20.35. Let's look at the long jump here for a

:45:59.:46:04.

moment. Lots of good jumping going on at the moment, Gao Xinglong Gao.

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That is a good eight metres plus. Manyonga had no jump in the second

:46:23.:46:26.

one. That is the meeting jumper. This fellow is very talented indeed.

:46:27.:46:33.

He can jump. 8.65 this season. Look at that high knee lift and that is

:46:34.:46:38.

another big jump. That is around about the same distance. He's

:46:39.:46:44.

putting in to a headwind of 0.6 metres per second. Manyonga,

:46:45.:46:47.

silver-medallist in the long jump, perfect on the board, lovely left,

:46:48.:46:51.

gets those hips high, lovely little technique, isn't it? Beautiful. Just

:46:52.:47:00.

rotates those legs. 8.49, meeting record, Manyonga goes ahead of

:47:01.:47:09.

Xinglong Gao with Changzhou Huang in third. Hellen Obiri has a fabulous

:47:10.:47:14.

speed and strength combination, she is a world-class 1500 metre runner,

:47:15.:47:20.

she has run 3.57, she starts as favourite, I think. She lost at the

:47:21.:47:27.

meeting in Brussels at the end of last year to 14 over 5000. There is

:47:28.:47:32.

Teferi, the World Championship silver-medallist in 2015. Still

:47:33.:47:40.

Obiri in second place. Only 19 years old. Just beginning to ease away.

:47:41.:47:46.

Teferi is in third place. Behind them Kipkirui and Jepkirui, trying

:47:47.:47:56.

to get back on terms with the leading trio. Six laps to run. Pole

:47:57.:48:04.

vault. Kendricks. Now, he's had one failure, 5.83, he passed on the

:48:05.:48:09.

second, this is 5.88 so this is his final attempt, in effect. He's got

:48:10.:48:21.

it! He's got it! That is fantastic. 5.78, took three attempts at 5.70,

:48:22.:48:30.

got 5.78 at first attempt, failed his first attempt at 5.88 and got it

:48:31.:48:35.

on the second attempt. That is a fabulous piece of vaulting. He is a

:48:36.:48:40.

confident young man, very quick. I have to say that he truly deserves

:48:41.:48:45.

that. He came here with a season's best of 5.81 and he's put another

:48:46.:48:50.

seven centimetres on that and that's good to see. Bronze-medallist in the

:48:51.:48:55.

Olympic Games last year. World indoor championship silver-medallist

:48:56.:48:59.

last year. Look at that, lovely technique, straight down the middle.

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He is a man who really enjoys his vaulting. He's on holiday really.

:49:07.:49:13.

She looks nice and relaxed. On the shoulder of Obiri who loses the lead

:49:14.:49:18.

for the first time. If you go past somebody like that there is only any

:49:19.:49:21.

point in doing it if you get your head down and put in a surge and

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test them, otherwise you might as well sitting behind them and let

:49:26.:49:28.

them do the work, the psychological and physical work needed. She hasn't

:49:29.:49:33.

exonerated, in fact Teferi trying to it down as Obiri goes past her. She

:49:34.:49:40.

only lead for about 60-80 metres. That has told Obiri what she needed

:49:41.:49:45.

to know. Well, Manyonga, 8.49, meeting record

:49:46.:49:51.

in the long jump, my goodness, he has impressed me tonight. He has

:49:52.:49:55.

such talent, 8.49 to his credit and after the 8.48. And really he has

:49:56.:50:04.

got so much potential. Silver-medallist last year. Look how

:50:05.:50:08.

high his knees are, lovely technique. That is big, that is very

:50:09.:50:14.

big. That is over 8.50 by the look of it. His best coming into the

:50:15.:50:19.

championship is 8.65 in South Africa. Look at the height of the

:50:20.:50:24.

board, that is super technique, controls the rotation is

:50:25.:50:26.

beautifully. Look at that, lovely movement of the arms preventing all

:50:27.:50:33.

the rotations, keeps very strong. That is 8.61, that is brilliant.

:50:34.:50:37.

Diamond League record on this occasion. 8.6 one, eight, nine, he

:50:38.:50:45.

is not just a one jump merchant, he can do it. Xinglong Gao and

:50:46.:50:52.

Changzhou Huang in second and third with season's best but that was a

:50:53.:50:57.

magnificent performance by Manyonga of South Africa. Wonderful stuff.

:50:58.:51:00.

For the first time there is daylight. The youngster Letesenbet

:51:01.:51:10.

Gidey in second place had to let the favourite go. I've been practising

:51:11.:51:15.

my pronunciation. Hellen Obiri's determined front running during the

:51:16.:51:21.

latter stages of the 5000 metres. My maths were skewed, they were 8.41 at

:51:22.:51:26.

3000, massive personal best for the youngster in second place. But the

:51:27.:51:32.

third kilometre was 2.5 or so they have 2.5 2.5 2.54, and now Obiri is

:51:33.:51:38.

really pouring it on. Two laps to go this time. He needs this one and he

:51:39.:51:51.

is up against it, no doubt. It is not to be. Kendricks wins with 5.88,

:51:52.:51:58.

second time clearance. Lavillenie having had two fails at 5.88 and

:51:59.:52:02.

seeing Kendricks go clear, passing on the third attempt, saving it for

:52:03.:52:07.

5.93 but it's beyond him tonight, but it's been a good evening's work

:52:08.:52:12.

for the Frenchman. Sam Kendricks does win with 5.8 eight, two

:52:13.:52:18.

attempts at 5.93, Renaud Lavillenie on 5.83, good from him, and good to

:52:19.:52:22.

see Shawn Baba returning with some form with 5.60 in third place ahead

:52:23.:52:27.

of Olympic champion Thiago Braz who settle for fourth place in the men's

:52:28.:52:31.

pole vault. It has been a determinants, strong

:52:32.:52:38.

run from Hellen Obiri. Teferi in second place overtook Gidey into the

:52:39.:52:44.

back straight, the youngster perhaps so overextending herself in the

:52:45.:52:51.

fourth kilometre which was 2.5 to. They have 2.5 two, four, 2.52 and

:52:52.:52:59.

Obiri will be strong as well. Look at the way she is punching the air,

:53:00.:53:03.

the shoulders hunched and tight, the stride length is long, maintaining

:53:04.:53:08.

performance well, lapping athletes at this 5,000-metre distance. She

:53:09.:53:12.

has the quality and speed endurance to raise her game despite the fact

:53:13.:53:17.

this is just her against the clock. How impressive is this? Watch the

:53:18.:53:21.

clock, by the way. It's going to be very quick. The fastest time in the

:53:22.:53:26.

world this year for a women's 5000 metres was 15.11 and she will take

:53:27.:53:30.

something like 45 seconds off that because this is fabulously quick and

:53:31.:53:33.

she's done so much of the work herself. Hellen Obiri crosses the

:53:34.:53:40.

line in 14.2 to. She can only have had help through to halfway or even

:53:41.:53:45.

3000. Crossing the line in second, a long way back, Teferi, and then the

:53:46.:53:51.

youngster Eidi crosses now in about 14.37. That is a massive improvement

:53:52.:53:58.

for the youngster -- Gidey. She has taken something like ten seconds off

:53:59.:54:06.

her personal best. Obiri running a new personal best and doing so much

:54:07.:54:11.

front running herself. Ahead of Teferi and Gidey with Kipkemboi and

:54:12.:54:19.

Kipkirui in fourth and fifth. Such a hard event to get right. Xie of

:54:20.:54:28.

China, the Asian games when a couple of seasons ago, 13.5 to the season,

:54:29.:54:35.

13.23 is his best. Trying to run as fast as Lou Xiaoling did.

:54:36.:54:44.

Silver-medallist in 2015 in Beijing, tall and powerful. There is

:54:45.:54:48.

Shubenkov, the champion, so the gold and silver-medallists in those

:54:49.:54:51.

championships alongside each other. Shubenkov of Russia. Special

:54:52.:54:57.

dispensation. Everything is OK with him. Here is the Olympic champion,

:54:58.:55:04.

Omar McLeod, in poor conditions ran 13.04. He said he just wants to be

:55:05.:55:08.

to the first hurdle first to establish the tenor of the race.

:55:09.:55:14.

Ortega frightens him, he has real talent, 12.94 in Paris in 2015 but

:55:15.:55:18.

he is consistent. He has been in the past. And really you are looking at

:55:19.:55:23.

the World Championship final there or thereabouts. Porter, Xie,

:55:24.:55:32.

Parchment, McLeod, Ortega, Merritt, Oliver, Traber.

:55:33.:55:44.

McLeod now, the blocks so back now he's going with eight strides. He's

:55:45.:55:57.

just rehearsing. He is quick, and sometimes you can hit hurdles when

:55:58.:55:58.

you are that quick. No problems with the start. Look at

:55:59.:56:15.

this, certainly McLeod got to the hurdle first and Ortega is chasing

:56:16.:56:21.

him down, Parchment going nicely, Ortega and McLeod, these two,

:56:22.:56:25.

McLeod, McLeod gets it and Ortega in second place, 13.10, looked pretty

:56:26.:56:32.

smooth to me. That was plus 0.5 metres per second. These two will

:56:33.:56:37.

battle the rout the season. Ortega, I like Ortega, he's so consistent,

:56:38.:56:42.

he is a bit taller, McLeod says I'm not so big, you could see that when

:56:43.:56:48.

standing next to Hansle Parchment, his Jamaican colleague. That is

:56:49.:56:55.

absolutely superb in terms of 13.09, his second under 13.10. Xie of China

:56:56.:57:00.

gets into third place. My goodness me, what a good race it was. Merritt

:57:01.:57:08.

going OK at the moment, Xie on the far side just getting the dip over

:57:09.:57:14.

Hansle Parchment who came in fourth place. But McLeod is not as big but

:57:15.:57:22.

he is really quick, he has gone back to eight strides and has done the

:57:23.:57:25.

business. What I thought was really impressive was the way McLeod opened

:57:26.:57:28.

up that half metre literally the last three or four strides off the

:57:29.:57:33.

final barrier. He and Ortega came off it virtually together and he

:57:34.:57:38.

sort of slack and after three flights, but got back on to terms

:57:39.:57:41.

with him after the quick start from McLeod, and on the run in, that

:57:42.:57:46.

extra sprinting speed. Remember he is a sub ten sprinter, he eases away

:57:47.:57:50.

from the Cuban in the space of three strides he takes another foot out of

:57:51.:57:56.

him and winds it in what look like comfortably, even though they came

:57:57.:58:02.

off the barrier equally. McLeod and Olympic champion, 13.09, Ortega

:58:03.:58:09.

13.15, season's best, look at all of those season bests.

:58:10.:58:11.

There is no Diamond League next weekend but athletics is back the

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following week and live on the streets of Manchester, the Great

:58:16.:58:18.

City Games is on the 26th of May from 6pm and join us on Sunday the

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28th from midday from the great Manchester run followed at 2:30pm

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from highlights of the Diamond League in Eugene. That is all we

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have time for from Shanghai, so until next time, bye bye.

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Gabby Logan introduces highlights from the second Diamond League meeting of the season, featuring a stunning array of the world's greatest sprinters.

Double Olympic champion Elaine Thompson was unbeaten over 100m last year and the jet-heeled Jamaican was eager to extend that record in China against a loaded field that included multiple global gold medallist Veronica Campbell-Brown and Rio 2016 silver medallist Tori Bowie.

Former world champions Justin Gatlin and Kim Collins went head to head in the men's 100m, while Great Britain's Adam Gemili was among four Olympic finalists in the men's 200m.