Connect with us

IAAF Diamond League

IAAF Diamond League, Zurich Round Up – Africa

100M: Meite Ben Youssef of Ivory Coast missed gold by 1milli of a second after finishing 9.97 (.969) behind Ujah Chijindu (9.97 (.968) in the 100M final


Botswana’s Isaac Makwala took home a Diamond League trophy in the 400M at 43.95 while South African Conradie Pieter came in seventh (46.45)

Isaac Makwala of Botswana reacts after winning the Men's 400m during the Weltklasse IAAF Diamond League international athletics meeting in the Letzigrund stadium in Zurich, Switzerland, Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017. (Ennio Leanza/Keystone via AP)



In a race that had over seven Kenyan participants, it was no surprise that they occupied the first 6 positions with Cheruiyot Timothy coming out on top (3:33.93) followed by Kiplagat Silas (3:34.26) and Manangoi Elijah Motonei coming in third (3:34.65)


Getty Images


The highly anticipated race came in favor of the Brit Mo Farah as he took his crown back from Ethiopian Edris Muktar who came in second at 13:06.09. Fellow Ethiopians; Kejelcha Yomif, Barega Selemon and Alamirew Yenew came in 3rd, 4th and 6th respectively.

Long Jump

South African Luvo Manyonga maintained his winning streak and bagged a Diamond League trophy after jumping a distance of 8.49 while teammates; Samaai Ruswahi (8.31) and Mokoena Godfrey Khotso (7.13) came in second and 9th respectively.


Getty Images

200m Women

Ivorian Ta Lou Marie-Josee came in third at 22.09 behind Jamaica’s Elaine Thompson (2nd) and Shaunae of Bahrain


Caster Semenya (1:55.84) won a Diamond trophy ahead of Burundian Niyonsaba Francine (1:56.71) and were joined on the podium by Kenya’s Wambui Margaret Nyairera (1:56.87). Ethiopia’s Alemu Habitam finished in fourth position.


3000m Steeplechase

Kenyans Chepkoech Beatrice (8:59.84) and Jeruto Norah (9:05.31) made podium positions with silver and bronze medal wins respectively while fellow teammates; Kiyeng Hyvin, Chespol Chepteek and Kirui Purity finished 5th, 8th and 11th respectively.

Ethiopians Assefa Sofia and Diro Etenesh came in 7th and 9th positions respectively.

Chepkoech Beatrice

Getty Images



Featured Photo: IAAF



Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

More in IAAF Diamond League

Translate »