Olympic champion and world champion Sufján El Bakkali ran the fastest 3,000m steeplechase since 2012 at the Diamond League in Rabat. The 27-year-old Moroccan powered away in front of his home crowd to improve his five-year-old personal best by almost a second and a half to 7:56.68 and moved to eighth place on the historical charts.
Rabat – Olympic champion and world champion Sufján El Bakkali ran the fastest 3000m steeplechase since 2012 at the Diamond League in Rabat. The 27-year-old Moroccan braced in front of a home crowd to improve on five years nearly a second and a half off his old personal best at 7:56.68 and moved into eighth place on the all-time charts.
World champion Fred Kerley dominated the 100. Although the favored American had a worse start, he moved to the front in the second half of the race and beat the South African Akani Simbine by five hundredths with a time of 9.94. This outdoor season, Kerley has yet to know a conqueror on any track, this is his second victory in the 100 after a week-old success in Yokohama.
Ethiopian Gudaf Tsegayová ran the absolute best 15th runner of the season. The two-time world championship medalist won in 3:54.03 on this track. Norwegian star Jakob Ingebrigtsen also recorded a winning start to the season at the same distance, finishing in 3:32.59.
The height athlete Jaroslava Mahučichová surpassed her own best performance of the season by a centimeter. The 21-year-old Ukrainian already secured victory at 195 centimeters. Then she had the bar raised to 201 cm and beat it on the first attempt.
American Shamier Little won the 400-meter hurdles race, who became the third woman under 54 seconds this season with a time of 53.95. The 2016 Olympic champion and former world record holder Dalilah Muhamadova did not do well, finishing fifth in 55.72.
Slovenian discus player Kristjan Čeh maintained her invincibility this season. The expected participant in June's Zlatá tretra scored his fifth win of the season. Just like at the opening diamond meeting in Doha, he broke the seventy-meter mark, this time his longest attempt measured 70.32 meters.
The series of elite athletics meetings will continue on Friday, June 2, in Florence, which will be the substitute venue for the Golden Gala. Czech shot putter Tomáš Staněk should also present himself in Italy.
Results of the meeting of the athletic Diamond League in Rabat
100 m (wind +0.1 m/s): 1. Kerley ( USA) 9.94, 2. Simbine (South Africa) 9.99, 3. Omanyala (Kenya) 10.05.
400m: 1. Gardiner (Bah.) 44.70, 2. Norwood (USA) 45.11, 3. McDonald (Jam.) 45.55.
1500m: 1. J. Ingebrigtsen (Nor.) 3:32.59, 2. Nuguse (USA) 3 :33.02, 3. Hoare (Aust.) 3:33.39.
800m: 1. Wanyonyi 1:44.36, 2. Kinyamal (both Kenya) 1:44.73, 3. Robert (Fr.) 1:45.04.
110m BC (-1.3 m/s): 1. Broadbell (Jam.) 13.08, 2. Holloway (USA) 13.12, 3. Parchment (Jam.) 13.24.
3000m BC: 1. El Bakkali (Mar.) 7:56.68, 2. Wale (Et.) 8:05.15, 3. Kibiwot (Kenya) 8:05.51.
Discus: 1. Czech (Slovenia) 70.32, 2. Stahl (Sweden) 69.21, 3. Gudžius (Lithuania) 66.04.
200 m (+0.8 m/s): 1. Jackson (Jam.) 21.98, 2. Strachan (Bah.) 22.15, 3. Davis (USA) 22.30.< /p>
800 m: 1. Moraaová (Kenya) 1:58.72, 2. Bissetová (Aust.) 2:00.11, 3. Hurtaová-Kleckerová (USA) 2:00.62.
1500 m: 1. Tsegayová 3:54.03, 2. Hailuová 3:57.65, 3. Haylomová (all Et.) 3:57.66.
400 m b.c. .: 1. Little (USA) 53.95, 2. Clayton 54.15, 3. Salmon (both Jam.) 54.42.
Height: 1. Mahučichová 201, 2. Geraščenková (both Ukr.) 191, 3. Dubovická (Kaz.) 187.
Triple jump: 1. Pérezová Hernándezová (Cuba) 14.84, 2. Bechová-Romančuková (Ukr.) 14.65, 3. Rickettsová (Jam.) 14.53.
Ball: 1. Dongmová (Portugal) 19.28, 2. Schilderová (Netherlands) 18.85, 3. Woodardová (USA) 18.65.< /p>