Andre De Grasse tops field in 200m at Diamond League

Canadian sprinter Andre De Grasse set a meeting record to win the 200-metre race at the Diamond League stop in Rabat Morocco on Sunday

Canadian sprinter Andre De Grasse set a meeting record to win the 200-metre race at the Diamond League stop in Rabat Morocco on Sunday

Semenya‚ the Olympic 800m champion‚ went up against 400m counterpart Shaunae Miller-Uibo of Bahamas‚ but she never got close.

Another home hope, 21-year-old Soufiane El Bakkali, saw off Kenyan rival Jairus Kipchoge Birech in the men's 3000m steeplechase in a personal best of 8min 05.12sec, and compatriot Abdelaati Iguider won the men's 3000m.

High jumper Robbie Grabarz produced a leap of 2.27m to finish second behind Andriy Protsenko of Ukraine, while sprinter Zharnel Hughes took third in the men's 200m.

In a race billed as the battle of the Olympic champions, 400m medalist in Rio de Janeiro past year Shaunae Miller-Uibo once again showed why she is the athlete to beat in the single lap event, running a blistering time of 49.80s, more than a second ahead of Americans Natasha Hastings (50.86) and Quenera Hayes (51.08).

That distance also improved his own meeting record.

The Bahamian runner finished well clear of American pair Natasha Hastings and Quanera Hayes, who clocked 50.86 and 51.08 respectively, with South Africa's world and Olympic 800m champion Caster Semenya finishing seventh in a season's best of 51.53.

Ujah, 23, achieved a season's best of 9.98 seconds and beat the record of 10.12 held by American Justin Gatlin.

Wojciechowski showed that he is a dark horse to win the world title again next month. Save for Bett, who has 22 points from three DL meets, the rest have plenty to fight for as only four points separate Nijel Amos, Adam Kszczot, Donovan Brazier, Ferguson Rotich (Trophy holder) and Robert Biwott.

While Croatia's Rio 2016 javelin victor Sara Kolak was otherwise engaged, winning the European Under-23 title with an effort of 65.12m in Bydgoszcz, her Czech predecessor as Olympic champion, Barbora Spotakova, who beat Kolak with a final round season's best of 68.26m at last week's London Diamond League, secured another victory with 63.73.

South Africans did have something to celebrate in the Moroccan capital after Rushwal Samaai (8.35m) edged out the competition in the men's long jump, just ahead of Jarrion Lawson (8.33) and Yahya Berrabah (8.14).

Ivory Coast's Ben Youssef Meite was second (10:01), with fellow Briton Nethaneel Mitchell Blake (10:18) in third place.

Zuzana Hejnova of the Czech Republic won the women's 400 metres in 54.22 seconds.

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