IAAF Diamond League: Okagbare Places Fourth In Rabat

Vincent Carr
July 17, 2017

Blake pulled out of today's Diamond League meet yesterday but he says the move was precautionary and he will be able to participate in next month's IAAF World Championships in London. Poland's Pawel Wojciechowski won with a jump of 5.85.

Semenya, who has a personal best of 50.40 - set in Brussels previous year - finished way off the pace in a time of 51.53.

Ujah ran a time of 9.98 seconds - beating the previous record of 10.12 held by Justin Gatlin - a season's best time and just short of his personal best. The next Diamond League meeting is in Monaco on July 21.

Toronto's Shawn Barber, who won his event at the nationals, finished fourth in the pole vault competition as he cleared 5.60m.

Miller-Uibo eased to a second victory of the season and set another meeting record with a circuit of 49.80, finishing nearly a second before runner-up Natasha Hastings.

The Moroccan fans were served up a home 1-2-3 in the men's 1500m won by Brahim Akachab, while Botswana's Nijel Amos, who has the fastest time in the world this year, won the 800m in 1min 43.91.

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Jamaica's shot put World Championships bronze medallist O'Dayne "Flintstone" Richards, will try to break the recent dominance of America's Rio champion Ryan Crouser, who will be hunting his 10th-straight victory in the shot put.

South African Rushwal Samaai took the men's long jump, while another star of the Rio 2016 Games, Shaunae Miller-Uibo of the Bahamas, won the women's 400m. Completing the field are American Cassandra Tate, Eilidh Doyle of Great Britain, two-time World champion Zuzana Hejnova of the Czech Republic, Sara Slott Petersen and Lea Sprunger of Switzerland.

In the women's triple jump, Jamaican Kimberly Williams finished second with an effort of 14.31 metres.

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

Ameer Webb of the USA was second with a time of 20.18, while Great Britain's Zharnel Hughes registered a time of 20.22 to finish third.

The Markham, Ont., native ran the distance in 20.03 seconds.

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