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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.

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Welcome to the Diamond League highlights from Shanghai. We are


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


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


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


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


ashore. Semenya is absolutely flying. And with another stellar


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


Imperious David Rudisha. An astonishing world record. A fist


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


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


Hutchings. COMMENTATOR: There is the line-up


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


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


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


the Olympic champion. And here is the world champion from


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


third place. STUDIO: Still to come, Lavillenie is


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


saw that time and accelerated significantly. It is a difficult


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


down and drop way behind the requested schedule? Kipyegon is


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


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


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


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


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


seconds of schedule. Jenny Meadows is doing a very good


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


start. Milanov has real talent, as one


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


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


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


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


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


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


champion. Anyika Onuora 's suffered in 2015


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Ukrainian was seventh in Rio. The Olympic and Commonwealth champions


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


of Jamaicans, as well as Natasha Hastings.


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


well. Brilliant finishing from Hastings for second place, Zemlyak


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


European Championships medallist but strong in the final stages. Former


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


glorified training session and an Olympic champ in giving you


technical feedback, chatting to his compatriot. Perkovic has already


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


a little different, there are 14 meetings around the world


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


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


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


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


each of the 12 qualification meetings athletes are awarded points


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


qualification will be awarded a starting place in the winner takes


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


64.36. That is a season's best again. He moves into second place


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


Diamond League meeting eight days ago with Jebet, the Olympic


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


metres. Now they are beginning to stretch


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


year has been reinstated. All those Kenyan born athletes were


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


confident. He really accelerated down the runway and looked very


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


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


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


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


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


despite his astonishing records over the last eight years in this


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


winning start to World Championship season.


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


second half of the race. Watch Lyle as well.


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Olympic Games last year. World indoor championship silver-medallist


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


to know. Well, Manyonga, 8.49, meeting record


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


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


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


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


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


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


board, that is super technique, controls the rotation is


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


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


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


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


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


magnificent performance by Manyonga of South Africa. Wonderful stuff.


For the first time there is daylight. The youngster Letesenbet


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


pole vault. It has been a determinants, strong


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


back straight, the youngster perhaps so overextending herself in the


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


championships alongside each other. Shubenkov of Russia. Special


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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.