Jamaica’s Shericka Jackson continued her stellar 2022 season by winning the 200m at Thursday’s Diamond League final in Zurich.

Jackson, who earlier ran 10.81 for second behind Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce in the 100m, sped to 21.80 to take the 200m crown ahead of American Olympic bronze medallist Gabby Thomas (22.38), and her countrywoman Tamara Clark (22.42).

Jackson ran 22.07 to finish second to Thomas (21.98) in her first 200m race of the season at the Doha Diamond League event on May 13 and has gone undefeated in nine races since, including a 21.45 effort to win gold at the World Championships in Eugene, becoming the fastest woman alive in the process.

In the men’s equivalent, The Dominican Republic’s Alexander Ogando ran 20.02 for third, the same time as second placed finisher Aaron Brown of Canada. American World Champion Noah Lyles was victorious in a meet record 19.51.

Panama’s Gianna Woodruff and Jamaica’s Janieve Russell were second and third as The Netherlands’ Femke Bol took the win in the women’s 400m hurdles at the Diamond League final in Zurich on Thursday.

Bol, the double European Champion in the 400m and the 400m hurdles, produced a measured race to win in a time of 53.03 while Woodruff and Russell, the Commonwealth Games gold medallist, ran times of 53.72 and 53.77, respectively.

Former World Champion and world record holder Dalilah Muhammad was fourth in 53.83 while Jamaican Rushell Clayton was fifth in 54.25.

In the women's 800m, Jamaican World Championship and Olympic finalist Natoya Goule ran an excellent race to finish second in 1:57.85 behind Kenyan Commonwealth champion and World Championship bronze medallist Mary Moraa (1:57.63). American Sage Hurta was third in 1:58.47.

Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce bounced back from her only defeat of the season last week in Brussels to win the women’s 100m at the Diamond League final in Zurich on Thursday.

Fraser-Pryce, who won her fifth World Championship 100m gold medal in Eugene in July, sped to 10.65, her seventh sub 10.7 time this season, to win her fifth Diamond Trophy.

Teammate Shericka Jackson, who ran 10.73 to beat Fraser-Pryce in Brussels, finished second in 10.81 while The Ivory Coast’s Marie Josee Ta Lou ran 10.91 for third.

Fraser-Pryce ends her stellar season with 10 wins out of 11 races in the 100m.

2011 World 100m Champion Yohan Blake ran 10.05 to finish second in the men's equivalent behind American World Championship bronze medallist Trayvon Bromell (9.94). Canadian Aaron brown ran 10.06 for third.

Rasheed Broadbell and Hansle Parchment finished second and third as American Grant Holloway won the men’s 110m hurdles at the Diamond League final in Zurich on Thursday.

Holloway, who won World Championship gold in Eugene in July, got off to his usual fast start and maintained his composure to run 13.02 for victory. A fast-closing Broadbell, the Commonwealth Games champion, ran 13.06 to narrowly finish second while Parchment, the reigning Olympic Champion, ran 13.26 for third.

World record holder and World and Commonwealth Champion Tobi Amusan of Nigeria ran a meet record 12.29 for victory in the women’s 100m hurdles ahead of The USA’s Tia Jones (12.40) and Jamaican World Championship silver medallist Britany Anderson (12.42).

The Dominican Republic’s Marileidy Paulino and Grenada’s Kirani James secured 400m wins at the Diamond League final in Zurich on Thursday.

The 25-year-old Paulino, who took silver at the World Championships in Eugene in July, secured the Diamond Trophy with a brilliant personal best and world leading 48.99.

It was a Caribbean 1-2-3 as her teammate Fiordaliza Cofil ran 49.93 for second while Bajan World Championship bronze medallist and Commonwealth Games gold medallist Sada Williams was third in 49.98.

James, who also took silver at the World Championships, ran 44.26 to win his Diamond Trophy ahead of Americans Bryce Deadmon (44.47) and Vernon Norwood (44.66).

Caribbean women dominate the field for the women’s 400m at Thursday’s Diamond League final in Zurich.

Dominican Republic’s Marileidy Paulino, silver medallist at the World Championships behind Bahamian superstar Shaunae Miller-Uibo, will be present having won at the Doha, Rabat and Lausanne legs of the Diamond League circuit.

Her countrywoman Fiordaliza Cofil will also be in the field. The 21-year-old finished third at the Lausanne event before running a big personal best of 49.80 to win in Brussels.

Bajan World Championships silver and Commonwealth Games gold medallist Sada Williams will also be looking to add to her stellar season that has seen her lower her country’s national record to 49.75. She finished second in Rabat, Lausanne and Brussels and third in Monaco.

Jamaican World Championship finalists Stephenie Ann McPherson and Candice McLeod are the other Caribbean women in the field while it is rounded out by Poland’s Natalia Kaczmarek, Anna Kielbasinska and The Netherlands’ Lieke Klaver.

In other events, Trinidadian Commonwealth Champion Jereem Richards as well as the Dominican Republic’s Alexander Ogando will go in the men’s 200m while Jamaican World Championship finalist Natoya Goule will contest the women’s 800m.

Jamaica’s Janieve Russell, Rushell Clayton and Panama’s Gianna Woodruff will contest the women’s 400m hurdles at the Diamond League final in Zurich on Thursday.

Russell, who won gold at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham in August, has a season’s best of 53.63 done at the Jamaican National Championships in June. She has three second-placed finishes on the Diamond League circuit this season in Rome, Monaco and Lausanne.

Clayton ran a personal best 53.33 to win at the Monaco Diamond League event and also finished second in Stockholm. Panama’s Woodruff finished third in Monaco and fifth in Lausanne.

2019 World Champion and former world record holder Dalilah Muhammad and two-time World Championship silver medallist and European 400m and 400m hurdles champion Femke Bol will also be present while the field is completed by Italy’s Ayomide Folorunso, Ukraine’s Anna Ryzhkova and Viktoriya Tkachuk.

It will be an exciting day of sprint hurdling as the 2022 Diamond League season comes to a close at Thursday’s Diamond League final in Zurich.

The men’s 110m hurdles will include the likes of World Champion Grant Holloway of the USA, Commonwealth Champion Rasheed Broadbell of Jamaica and Olympic Champion Hansle Parchment, also of Jamaica.

Broadbell comes into the race in fantastic form, having won his last five races including a personal best 12.99 clocking at the Lausanne Diamon League on August 26.

Completing the field are World Championship silver medallist Trey Cunningham of the USA, Spain's Asier Martinez, France's Just Kwaou-Mathey, Poland's Damian Czykier,  Brazil's Rafael Pereira and Switzerland's Jason Joseph

In the women’s 100m hurdles, Jamaica’s Britany Anderson, The Bahamas’ Devynne Charlton and Puerto Rican Olympic Champion Jasmine Camacho-Quinn will all be looking to take the Diamond League crown against a field including Nigerian World and Commonwealth Champion and world record holder Tobi Amusan and former world record holder Keni Harrison of the USA.

Camacho-Quinn has four wins  so far on the Diamond League circuit including a 12.27 effort to win in Brussels last week.

The field is completed by American 2019 WOrld Champion Nia Ali, Switzerland's Ditaji Kambundji, The USA's Tia Jones and Poland's Pia Skrzyszowska.

 

After her loss on Friday to Shericka Jackson in the 100m at the Allianz Memorial van Damme Diamond League meeting in Brussels, 2022 World 100m champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce is taking a wait-and-see approach as to whether she will compete at the Diamond League meeting in Zurich in four days’ time.

Fraser-Pryce, who complained of a tight hamstring prior to withdrawing from the 100m in Lausanne two weeks ago, ran 10.74 for second after she was edged at the line by Jackson who clocked a meet-record 10.73 for victory.

Afterwards, Fraser-Pryce, who admitted at the pre-race press conference on Thursday that she was not 100 per cent, said she did not suffer an injury during the race but was being cautious regarding her participation in Diamond League final next week.

“I feel okay about today´s race. It wasn´t anything spectacular but I felt good I do not have any injury so that is the most important part,” she said.

“I am not sure about Zurich I will have to wait and listen to my body but today was really amazing. I love running in Brussels.”

Meanwhile, Jackson was obviously pleased to be the only woman to defeat her imperious compatriot.

“It takes a lot of hard work to beat Shelley-Ann. She's a tough cookie to beat,” Jackson declared.

 “So you need to keep working hard if you want to win. Tonight I had a good execution of my race, so I'm happy with that.”

 

Jasmine Camacho-Quinn ran a new meet record to win the 100m hurdles at the Allianz Memorial van Damme Diamond League meeting in Brussels on Friday.

Shericka Jackson ran a meet record to hand Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce her first defeat over 100m this season at the Allianz Memorial van Damme Diamond League meeting in Brussels on Friday.

Jackson, 28, the 2022 200m world champion ran 10.73 to edge Fraser-Pryce at the line.  The 2022 100m world champion clocked 10.74 for second place.

Marie Josee Ta Lou from the Ivory Coast was third in 10.78.

Aleia Hobbs of the United States, who ran 10.81 to beat Jackson in Lausanne, two weeks ago, clocked 10.91 for fourth.

American Sha’carri Richardson who ran 11.29 to defeat Olympic champion Elaine Thompson-Herah in Luzern, Switzerland on Tuesday was fifth in 10.93.

 

 

Marileidy Paulino held off a strong challenge from Sada Williams to win the 400m at the Athletissima Diamond League meeting in Lausanne, Switzerland on Friday.

Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce has pulled out of the women´s 100m final due to a muscle sprain she experienced during her warm-up earlier this evening, meet organisers have announced.

The 35-year-old Fraser-Pryce was expected to line up against fellow Jamaicans Elaine Thompson-Herah, Shericka Jackson as well as Marie Josee Ta Lou in the 100m that would also have Americans Aleia Hobbs, Twanisha Terry and Tamari Davis.

The severity of the injury is unknown and it is still too early to tell whether she will be fit in time for the Diamond League final in Zurich in two weeks.

Fraser-Pryce subsequently confirmed her withdrawal on her Facebook account.

"Had some discomfort in my hamstring a couple of days now and unfortunately it doesn’t seem to be getting any better. As a precaution, my coach decided not to risk it at this point," she said. "Will have a few days to get some treatment before Brussels. I’m extremely disappointed that I won’t be able to compete tonight and I’m sure you all are as well. Thanks again for the support and encouragement. No matter how hard we prepare sometimes things just don’t go as planned. The last thing I want to do is gain an injury/ injure myself." 

 

Rasheed Broadbell ran a new lifetime best and took a few big scalps along the way to victory in the 110m hurdles at the Athletissima Diamond League meeting in Lausanne, Switzerland on Friday.

Broadbell, the Commonwealth Games champion, stormed from behind and surged to victory in 12.99, which equalled the season-best time by Grant Holloway, who led early but faded to third in 13.11. Trey Cunningham of the USA was second in 13.10.

Olympic champion Hansle Parchment finished fourth in 13.13.

Broadbell was overwhelmed by the achievement.

"I´m thanking God right now, I will never forget this race, it's my first time under 13 seconds and I´m very happy for it," he declared.

"Everyone comes here to do their best, so I just focus on my own race and try to execute what I have practised in training. I started my season with injuries but as you can see, as the season is progressing, it's getting better and better. New training camp, much better results, the proof is there. I am happy with how things are going right now."

 

Jamaica’s Janieve Russell and Andrenette Knight took second and third places, respectively, in the opening track event at the Athletissima Diamond League meeting in Lausanne, Switzerland on Friday.

The race was won by the imperious Dutch athlete Femke Bol in a new meet record of 52.65.

The third Jamaican in the race, Rushell Clayton, fell late and did not finish.

Bol, who won the rare 400m hurdles/400m double at the recent European championships in Germany proved too strong for the field pulling away over the last 120m for a comfortable victory. Russell, the 2022 Commonwealth Games champion, clocked 53.92 for second place.

Knight, who missed out on the 2022 World Championships in Oregon after she fell at the Jamaica national championships in June, finished third in 54.33.

Speaking afterwards, Russell said she was disappointed with the time.

“The race was okay but, honestly, I wanted to go faster. I felt that with such fast competitors in the field I could have put together a better race,” she said.

“I shuffled between a few hurdles and did not execute my technique correctly at times. Nevertheless, I am grateful for the result because it’s been a long season and I have run a lot. I love running and it’s part of the job that I do (to also do some 4x400ms for Jamaica), so even though my body is tired I´m happy to be racing. I look forward to coming back to Switzerland for the finals in Zurich.”

Meanwhile, Knight, who had not raced since she ran 53.85 at Marietta, Georgia on July 2, was happy with her run from lane one.

“Very pleased with my race,” she said, “I felt I executed my plans well this evening, especially since I had not competed in the last two months. I hope to continue improving and doing a PB this year. It will be great if I can make it to the Diamond League final.”

 

 

 

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