US sensation Mike Norman was one of the outstanding performers at the Seiko Golden Grand Prix in Osaka. He won the 200m in an equalling lifetime best of 19.84 (-0.4m/s).
Bulgaria’s Ivet Lalova-Collio was another impressive winner over 200m, clocking 22.55 (+0.5m/s), her fastest time since the 2016 Olympics, ahead of US Kyra Jefferson in 23.00.
Olympic champion Dalilah Muhammad notched another comfortable win in the 400m hurdles, 53.88s to beat Barbados’ Tia-Adana Belle 55.42.
In the men’s 100m, world champion Justin Gatlin clocked 10.00 (+1.7m/s) to pip Yoshihide Kiryu by 0.01s.
Reigning World U20 champion Lalu Muhammad Zohri, 18, improved his NR to 10.03, also Asian U20 record.
The Japanese 4x100m team, however, put last week’s disaster at the World Relays behind them to win in a world-leading 38.00 over United States’ 38.73.
Sharika Nelvis nipped world champion Sally Pearson in the 100m hurdles – both clocked 12.70 (+0.4m/s).
World U20 bronze medallist Shunsuke Izumiya from Japan, still a junior took victory in the 110m hurdles in a wind-aided 13.26 (2.9m/s).
US Vernon Norwood won the 400m in 45.79 and Mikiah Brisco the women 100m in 11.33 (-2.2m/s).