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Monaco Diamond League: Usain Bolt Dashed To First Sub 10 Seconds

All eyes were on 8-time Olympic medallist Usain Bolt as he raced to a Season Best of 9.95s in the 100m at the Monaco Diamond League on Friday night. In his last Diamond League race ahead of a farewell appearance at the World championships in London.

It was Bolt’s first sub 10 seconds this year after a slow start to the season hampered by injury. In 2nd place was American Young Isiah – 9.98s who shocked in-form South African Akani Simbine 3rd – 10.02s.

 

Wayne Van Niekerk kept the fire burning as he has all through the season, by clocking a meeting record of 43.73s to win the men’s 400m, ahead of Botswana’s Makwala Isaac 43.83s and Thebe Baboloki 44.26s.

Marie-Josée Ta Lou continues to show her mettle in the Women’s 200m, pushed herself to win in 22.25s, just ahead of Kyra Jefferson 22.42s and Britain’s Asher Smith Dina settled for 3rd with 22.89s. The Ivorian sits pretty in 2nd place on the qualification standing heading to the world Championships.

There was no surprises in the Women’s 100mH and 800m, as Kendra Harrison held on to win in 12.51s while Caster Semenya puts in an phenomenal 800m show to set a new meeting record of in 1:55.27s.

The road to the final reached its climax in Monaco, qualified athletes will converge in the city of London in a fortnight to battle for the ultimate medal in various events.

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