Dina Asher-Smith beat American Sha’Carri Richardson and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce in Sunday’s (23 May) Gateshead Diamond League women’s 100m clash.
Asher-Smith was off to a flying start and held her form to cross the line for a comfortable victory against a -3.1m/s headwind. Her winning was 11.35 to Richardson, who never challenged, 11.44.
“When you come to a Diamond League, the main thing to do is to keep a
cool head,” said Asher-Smith after beating Richardson.
Richardson commented: “It was a pleasing learning experience. I want to show the world and the women in my sport that I am here to stay.”
Fraser-Pryce finished 4th in 11.51, just behind Ta Lou at 11.48. Natasha Morrison finished 7th in 11.77.
Jamaican Elaine Thompson-Herah was down to run but withdrew days before the event.
Shanieka Ricketts wins women’s triple jump
Jamaica’s only victory came through Shanieka Ricketts, who took the top spot in the women’s triple jump.
Ricketts leapt 14.29 metres to take the top prize in the jump-off round. She had earlier recorded 14.40m, but only their mark in the three-athlete jump-off decide the winner.
Patricia Manona of Poland took the second spot with 13.62m but had 14.37m in the earlier rounds.
Kimberly Williams did not make the final three, but 14.15m gave her 4th place overall.
Stephenie-Ann McPherson looked in good form. She finished very strong to take 2nd in 51.96 behind Kendall Ellis (USA) 51.86 in the women’s 400m.
Shericka Jackson 53.40 finish 6th
World champion Tajay Gayle, who recorded 8.00m in the early rounds, leapt 7.91m in the final jump-off to finish in third place. Fillppo Randazzo of Italy won the event with 8.11m, which was his best jump on the day.
Doha World Championships medallist Danniel Thomas-Dodd threw 18.12m for second place in the women’s spot. Her best on the day, however, was 18.46m.
Auriol Dongmo of Poland won the event with an 18.16m throw. She had earlier threw 19.08m.
Trinidad and Tobago’s London 2012 Olympic Games champion Keshorn Walcott gets 2nd in the men’s javelin with a throw of 73.31. His best mark, however, was 77.78m. Marcin Krukowski (POL) won the event with 81.18m. His best on the day was 82.61m.
Grenadian Doha 2019 world champion Anderson Peters finished 4th with 75.65m
Jamaican Janieve Russell finished 3rd in the women’s 400m hurdles, running 57.16 behind Sara Slott Petersen 56.32 and Jessica Turner 56.56.
Julian Forte ran 21.47 to finish 7th in the men’s 200m. The event went to Kenneth Bednarek (USA), who was impressive off the curve and down the straight. He won in 20.33
Megan Tapper and company found against a strong -3.9m/s headwind in the women’s 100m hurdles. She ran 13.53 for 5th. Cindy Sember (GRB) won in 13.28 ahead of Loca Kozak at 13.37.
Bahamian Pedyra Seymour ended 7th in 13.57