Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce wins 100m at London Anniversary Games
Double Olympic Champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce cruised to a comfortable victory in the 100m at the Anniversary Games in London.
Thanks to a good start, the 32-year-old took a commanding lead after 30m, and she held on to win the race in 10.78, her second-fastest time this season after recording a 10.73 at the Jamaican trials.
It was the 10th leg of the 2019 Diamond League season.
Next up for seven-time world champion, who is back at her best only two years after she had a baby, are the Pan American Games in Peru.
“I am glad to come out with the win and to come out healthy, and I am looking forward to running in Pan Ams next. It is testimony to the fact that hard work pays off,” Fraser-Pryce said.
"The aim is to make sure when I get to Doha that I'm on point. Right now the females are so close in terms of time so you definitely just have to come out and make sure that you're ready to run."
Rio 2016 silver medallist and two-time 200m world champion Dafne Schippers was disqualified after a false start.
Xie with shock 200m win from lane nine
China’s Zhenye Xie shocked the 200m field at the Olympic stadium by setting an Asian record of 19.88 - and he did it running in lane nine.
The previous mark was 19.97 set by Femi Ogunode of Qatar in 2015.
The double Asian champion attacked the curve superbly, speeding down past Great Britain’s Miguel Francis for his first meet win this season.
“I just told myself to go fast. This gives me a lot of confidence for the World Championships.”
Francis was second in 19.97 with Brazil’s Aldemir Junior third in 20.17.
Obiri is back!
Olympic silver medallist Hellen Obiri announced her return to the top, with an astonishing kick in the 5000m in 14.20.36.
Netherland’s Sifan Hassan had led for most of the race, but Obiri managed to stay with her.
But Sifan, who broke the 23-year-old mile record in Monaco just nine days ago, had no response as the Kenyan 5000m world champion kicked with 200m to go and ended up in third place with a PB of 14:22.12.
Kenya's Agnes Tirop came in second in 14:20.68,
Obiri, struggling at the Prefontaine Classic after surviving a nasty fall in Stockholm earlier this season, is chasing double distance gold at the World Championships in Doha, Qatar in October.
“In the last lap I was thinking, work hard and I said to myself when I went past Hassan 'let me go and see if you can catch me'. I have been training well and this will help when I defend my title in Doha" - Hellen Obiri
Barshim beaten in the high jump
The 2017 world bronze medallist from Syria leaped to 2.30m, as the Qatari had to settle for second with 2.27m.
Thrilling sprint finish in the mile
World indoor champion Samuel Tefera edged Filip Ingebrigtsen in a thrilling sprint finish to win the mile which was not a Diamond League event.
The Ethiopian teen allowed the Norwegian to lead with 150m to go before pipping him in the home stretch in a world-leading 3:49.45.
Ingebrigsten whose younger brother Jakob finished second on Saturday in the 5000, clocked a Norwegian record of 3:49.60.
Great Britain's Jake Wightman finished third in 3:52.02.
After a disappointing last season, 2012 European Champion Lynsey Sharp gained a morale-boosting win in the 800m in 1:58.61, her fastest time this year.
The British runner, sixth at the Rio Olympics, beat Catriona Bisset who improved the Australian record to 1:59.78.