After the meeting in Doha, African athletes have once again illustrated at the meeting in Shanghai during the second stage of the Diamond League. During this stage, nines reference times of the season have been established, some of which are the work of the afros.
And on the 800m, the Burundian Francine Niyonsaba dominated her opponents with a time of 2’00” 33. The World best performance of the year also for the Ethiopian Genzebe Dibaba at 5000m. She got imposed in 14’45” 62 before her compatriot, the Olympic champion Meseret Defar.
The women’s 100m was won by the Jamaican Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, the World Best Performance in 10.93. The Jamaican flare, double Olympic champion overwhelmed the Nigerian Blessing Okagbare (11 “) and the American Carmelita Jeter (11″ 08), who fell while crossing the line (quadriceps injury).
On the 3000m steeplechase, the sensation meant the victory of Conseslus Kipruto (photo). At 18, the Kenyan junior champion in 2011 and 2012 junior world disgusted the competition including Paul Koech, winning the race in 8’01” 16, the best time of the year.
Other reference lap of the meeting, the lap covered in 44” 02 by Kirani James.
A Jamaican may hide another, in the absence of Bolt and Blake. The Jamaican Warren Weir, 23, won the 200m in 20” 18 ahead of the American Justin Gatlin (age 31).