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IAAF Diamond League: Usain Bolt wins in Zurich

Modified 30 Aug 2013, 06:34 IST
Usain Bolt, all smiles after winning the 100m

Usain Bolt, all smiles after winning the 100m

Usain Bolt started slowly but still won the 100m event at the IAAF Diamond League meeting in Zurich on Thursday. The world-record holder clocked 9.90s, as he finished ahead of fellow Jamaican Nickel Ashmeade (9.94s). Justin Gatlin completed the podium, finishing with a time of 9.96s.

Another Jamaican Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce finished first in the women’s 200m event, clocking in at 22.4s. She crossed the finish line ahead of Murielle Ahoure of Ivory Coast and Ukrainian Mariya Ryemyen, who finished second and third respectively.

Meanwhile, world champion LaShawn Merritt of the United States of America won the 400m for men’s, in a time of 44.13s. He beat Olympic champion Kirani James, who crossed the finish line in 44.32s.

Other important results:

Men’s 800m:

1. Nick Symmonds             1:43.56

2. Marcin Lewandowski   1:43.79

3. Ferguson Cheruiyot     1:44.39

Men’s 1500m:


1. Silas Kiplagat                 3:30.97

2. Ayanleh Souleiman    3:31.64

3. Nixon Chepseba          3:33.15

Men’s 110m Hurdles:      

1. David Oliver                  13.12

2. Ryan Wilson                  13.24

3. Jason Richardson         13.26

Women’s 800m:              

1. Eunice Sum                   1:58.82

2. Mariya Savinova          1:58.93

3. Malika Akkaoui             1:59.34

Women’s 4x100m:

1. USA                    41.67

Barbara Pierre, Alexandria Anderson, Tiffany Townsend, Charonda Williams

2. Jamaica            41.78

Carrie Russell, Kerron Stewart, Natasha Morrison, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce

3. Ukraine           42.71

Mariya Ryemyen, Nataliya Pohrebnyak, Hrystyna Stuy, Viktoriya Pyatachenko

Published 30 Aug 2013, 06:33 IST
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