Reece Prescod wins Shanghai Diamond League 100m

Reece Prescod wins Shanghai Diamond League 100m

Reece Prescod wins Shanghai Diamond League 100m

He added: "My expectation going in was I knew I had it in me as long as I executed my race". Another home star sprinter Xie Zhenye finished third with 10.17.

Shaunae Miller-Uibo sprinted to first place in the women's 200m in a time of 22.06 - a meeting record - ahead of Olympic champion Dafne Schippers (Netherlands, 22.34) and Jamaican Shericka Jackson (22.36).

That was one of five meeting records broken, while there were also eight world leads set at the Shanghai stadium.

"Today's competition was good, but I meant to break 20m and it's a pity I didn't manage it", she said.

Damar Forbes' 7.99m was a season best but he could only manage a sixth place finish in the long jump event, which was won by China's Shi Yuhao, 8.43m.

The medalist of London Championships and Asian record holder Lyu Huihui bettered her season best and broke the meet record to win with 66.85 meters while another Chinese athlete Liu Shiying ranked 10th.

The crowd witnessed an expected home win in the women's shot put, where China's world champion Gong Lijiao finished more than a metre clear of her nearest opposition with 19.99m, the farthest thrown so far this year. Jamaica's world and Olympic champion Omar McLeod won in his first 110m hurdles race of the year, clocking 13.16 to equal the world lead and finish ahead of Spain's Orlando Ortega with 13.17.

Nel, who also earned bronze at the Gold Coast Games, will go into the blocks against a worldclass field that includes American athlete Dalilah Muhammad, the Olympic champion, as well as Jamaican athlete Janieve Russell, who won gold at the Commonwealth showpiece.

There was a dramatic finish in the women's 3000m steeplechase as Norah Jeruto slipped after the final barrier and Beatrice Chepkoech was left untroubled to claim the win in a world-leading 9:07.27 as Kenyan athletes filled the top six places. Britain's Andrew Osagie was seventh in 1:46.36.

Miller-Uibo's 22-year-old compatriot Steven Gardiner, victor of the opening Doha Diamond League 400m in a national record of 43.87, maintained his dominance with another victory in 43.99, with Botswana's Commonwealth champion Isaac Makwala second in 44.23.

Kenya's world 1500m silver medallist Timothy Cheruyiot was a victor of the 1,500m in 3:31.48, a 2018 leading time, ahead of Ethiopia's Samuel Tefera, who set a personal best of 3:31.63.

In the men's pole vault a highly anticipated battle between France's world-record-holder Renaud Lavillenie and world champion Sam Kendricks of the United States failed to materialise.

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