Diamond League Doha Sprint Events Roundup

Diamond League Doha

On Friday 04/05/18 the Diamond League returned to kick off the 2018 season in Doha. Some big names turned up including Canada's Andre de Grasse, who has recently returned from injury, and Jamaica's double Olympic champion, Elaine Thompson.

If you missed the action live, here's a recap of what happened in the sprint events.

Results: IAAF Diamond League Doha - Friday 4 May 2018
Source: IAAF

Men’s Results

200m

Andre de Grasse failed to put on a performance in the 200m and could only manage a 6th place finish. But be sure to see more of him as the season progresses and he begins to find his form.

On the other hand, Noah Lyles of the USA ran the race of his life, finishing with a winning time of 19.83 and a Personal Best. If that’s how he starts the season then I can’t wait to see how he progresses. So be sure to keep an eye out for him. Jereem Richards also ran well, finish in second place with a time of 19.99. 

Watch the race below!

200m Wind +1.3

1

Noah LYLES

USA

19.83 MR/PB

2

Jereem RICHARDS

TTO

19.99 SB

3

Ramil GULIYEV

TUR

20.11 SB

4

Aaron BROWN

CAN

20.18 SB

5

Nethaneel MITCHELL-BLAKE

GBR

20.37 SB

6

Andre DE GRASSE

CAN

20.46 SB

7

Brandon CARNES

USA

20.56 SB

8

Rasheed DWYER

JAM

20.72


400m

Steven Gardner of the Bahamas absolutely stormed the 400m and bagged himself a new PB and National Record in a time of 43.87.

The World Championships silver medallist will sorering with confidence after this performance and will be looking to run even faster as his season progresses. Just another great performance to add to a night where a handful of records were broken.

Watch the race below!

400m

1

Steven GARDINER

BAH

43.87 WL/MR/NR/PB

2

Abdalleleh HAROUN

QAT

44.50 SB

3

Isaac MAKWALA

BOT

44.92

4

Gil ROBERTS

USA

45.22 SB

5

Baboloki THEBE

BOT

45.58

6

Mohamed Nasir ABBAS

QAT

45.76

7

Vernon NORWOOD

USA

45.82 SB

8

Pieter CONRADIE

RSA

46.68


400m Hurdles

Samba Abderrahman put on a fine display in the 400m hurdles as he turned it on for his home crowd. His efforts bagged him the number one position with a Diamond League record and a National record, in a time of 47.57.

Watch the race below!

400m Hurdles

1

Abderrahman SAMBA

QAT

47.57 WL/DLR/MR/NR

2

Bershawn JACKSON

USA

49.08 SB

3

Kyron MCMASTER

IVB

49.46

4

Yasmani COPELLO

TUR

49.95 SB

5

Cornel FREDERICKS

RSA

50.03

6

Kerron CLEMENT

USA

50.19 SB

7

Jack GREEN

GBR

50.22

8

Kariem HUSSEIN

SUI

51.40 SB


Women’s Results

100m

The highly anticipated women's 100m may not have panned out how many people expected. Double Olympic gold medallist Elaine Thompson finished in third place with a time of 10.96, while Dafne Schippers from the Netherlands could only manage a 6th place finish.

Commonwealth medallist Blessing Okagbare-ighot  finished in second place, while Marie-Josée Ta Lou finsihed first with a PB and World Lead of 10.85

Watch the race below!

100m Wind +1.5

1

Marie-Josée TA LOU

CIV

10.85 WL/PB

2

Blessing OKAGBARE-IGHOTEGUONOR

NGR

10.90 SB

3

Elaine THOMPSON

JAM

10.96 SB

4

Murielle AHOURÉ

CIV

10.96 SB

5

Carina HORN

RSA

10.98 NR/PB

6

Dafne SCHIPPERS

NED

11.03 SB

7

Mujinga KAMBUNDJI

SUI

11.17 SB

8

Jura LEVY

JAM

11.29 SB


100m Hurdles

Kendra Harrison of the USA took the win in the womens 100m hurldles, in closely contetnested race that was dominated by the Americans with a 1, 2, 3, 4 finish. Kendra’s winning time was 12.53.

Watch the race below!

100m Hurdles

1

Kendra HARRISON

USA

12.53 SB

2

Brianna MCNEAL

USA

12,58

3

Sharika NELVIS

USA

12.75 SB

4

Jasmin STOWERS

USA

12.77 SB

5

Danielle WILLIAMS

JAM

12.82

6

Isabelle PEDERSEN

NOR

12.82 SB

7

Nadine VISSER

NED

12.94 SB

8

Dawn HARPER NELSON

USA

13.21 SB


Interested in the other events that took place in Doha? Watch the Diamond League Doha competition highlights below!