Diamond League Shanghai Sprint Events Roundup

Shanghai Diamond League 2018

On Saturday 12/05/18 the Diamond League was hosted in  a very wet Shanghai. However, the weather didn’t damper the event and the athletes put in some great performances. There were even a few shocks on the night.

Here's my roundup of the sprint events including race results and a video from each race.


Men’s Results

100m

The lineup for the 100m had many people excited before the race had even begun. Although newly crowned 60m record holder Christian Coleman pulled out of the event in Sanghai, this was still probably the strongest 100m line up we've seen so far this year.

The event included world champion Justin Gatlin, Andre de Grasse, CJ Ujah and Sun Bingtian, who would have been wanting to impress in front of his home crowd.

The race proved to be a thrilling battle with a result that not many would have predicted. Gatlin got off to a good start but faded out of the race as Su pulled away from the rest of the field. He (and everyone else) thought he took first place but it was actually Reece Prescod out in lane 8 who snuck in across the line first.

Prescod ran a fantastic race, almost going unnoticed in lane 8 with a season best of 10.04. Morale of the story here...beware of lane 8!

Watch the race below!

100m

1

Reece PRESCOD

GBR

10.04 SB

2

Bingtian SU

CHN

10.05 SB

3

Zhenye XIE

CHN

10.17 SB

4

Chijindu UJAH

GBR

10.18

5

Isiah YOUNG

USA

10.18

6

Ramil GULIYEV

TUR

10.20 SB

7

Justin GATLIN

USA

10.20

8

Andre DE GRASSE

CAN

10.25

9

Yoshihide KIRYU

JPN

10.26


110m Hurdles

The 110m hurdles saw Omar McLeod of Jamaica take on rival Orlando Ortega of Spain. Unsurprisingly it was these two who finished ahead of the rest of the field in a tight contest with McLeod winning this one just as he dipped for the line.

McLeod won with a world leading time of 13.16 with Ortega closely behind with a season best of 13.17.

Watch the race below!


110m Hurdles

1

Omar MCLEOD

JAM

13.16 WL

2

Orlando ORTEGA

ESP

13.17 SB

3

Sergey SHUBENKOV

ANA

13.27 SB

4

Ronald LEVY

JAM

13.33

5

Hansle PARCHMENT

JAM

13.48

6

Aries MERRITT

USA

13.65

7

Garfield DARIEN

FRA

13.74 SB

8

Jianhang ZENG

CHN

13.76 PB

9

Aurel MANGA

FRA

13.86


400m

After Steven Gardiners record breaking run in Doha last week, everyone was excited to see him at it again in the 400m and what he could produce in Shanghai.

The weather conditions were less than ideal but Gardiner was able to put in another great performance, claiming the meet record with a time of 43.99.

His closest competitor was Isaac Makwala who ran a season best of 44.23.

Watch the race below!


400m

1

Steven GARDINER

BAH

43.99 MR

2

Isaac MAKWALA

BOT

44.23 SB

3

Abdalleleh HAROUN

QAT

44.51

4

Fred KERLEY

USA

44.71 SB

5

Christian TAYLOR

USA

45.24 SB

6

Michael CHERRY

USA

45.60

7

Vernon NORWOOD

USA

45.82 SB

8

Zhongze GUO

CHN

47.04

9

Javon FRANCIS

JAM

47.06


Women’s Results

200m

Double Olympic champion Elaine Thompson was originally scheduled to run in the 200m in Shanghai after her appearance in Doha last week but unfortunately pulled out of the event.

The event still saw Dafne Schippers take on the in-form Marie-Josée Ta Lou and Shaunae Miller-Uibo.

Before the race, Schippers seemed confident and she ran the race with a season best of 22.34. Although this wasn’t enough to take first place as Shaunae Miller-Uibo cruised the home straight, making it look like a stroll to take the 200m in a meet record of 22.06.

She looked very comfortable, with a lot more in the tank so it will be great to see what times she can produce in the 200 this year!

Watch the race below!


200M

1

Shaunae MILLER-UIBO

BAH

22.06 MR/SB

2

Dafne SCHIPPERS

NED

22.34 SB

3

Shericka JACKSON

JAM

22.36

4

Marie-Josée TA LOU

CIV

22.58 SB

5

Mujinga KAMBUNDJI

SUI

22.72 SB

6

Jenna PRANDINI

USA

23.02 SB

7

Kyra JEFFERSON

USA

23.05 SB

8

Deajah STEVENS

USA

23.05 SB

9

Yongli WEI

CHN

23.56 SB


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