Birmingham Grand Prix– IAAF Diamond League- 20 Aug 2017.

Birmingham – IAAF Diamond League- 20 Aug 2017.

After a disappointing World Championships, Jamaica’s Olympic champion Elaine Thompson returned back to winning ways in a high-quality field with 100m victory in 10.93 seconds.

In the men’s 200m, world champion Ramil Guliyev took victory ahead of American Ameer Webb, with Botswana’s Isaac Makwala fourth and Britain’s Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake back in fifth.

Elliot Giles finished 5th ahead of Kyle Langford in the 800m behind winner Nijel Amos, world silver medallist Adam Kszczot.

There was real fireworks as world high jump champion Mutaz Essa Barshim set a new meeting record and world lead with a winning jump of 2.40m. Barshim’s nearest challenger Majed Aldin Ghazal (SYR) finished with a 2.31m. Britain’s Tom Gale came in third with 2.24m jump. Popular Brit, Robbie Grabarz finished joint 7th.

In all-British 100m race CJ Ujah secured his 4th Diamond League win of the year as he came home ahead of James Dasaolu and Zharnel Hughes to win an in 10.08 seconds. However, Adam Gemili was disqualified for a false start.

Earlier in Hammer Throw, Pawel Fajdek (POL) threw 78.51m and Nick Miller came 2nd with 71.69m. In the women’s competition GB’s Sophie Hitchon came in 2nd with a 70.96m throw and in 1st place was Joanna Fiodorow with 71.14m

In the last race of the day Briton Sir Mo Farah sprinted to win the 3,000m at the Birmingham Diamond League meeting in his final track meeting on home soil. Farah, 34-year-old, is switching to road racing in 2018, came home in 7min 38.64seconds compared to race time from last year when he clocked he 7:32.76 to break Dave Moorcroft’s national record.

Full results IAAF.

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