Andre De Grasse tops field in 200m at Diamond League


Blake pulled out of today's Diamond League meet yesterday but he says the move was precautionary and he will be able to participate in next month's IAAF World Championships in London.

Canadian sprinter Andre De Grasse finished first and set a meeting record in the 200-metre race at the Diamond League stop in Rabat, Morocco, on Sunday.

The sixth qualification race will be held in 33 days time in Birmingham, England.

Elaine Thompson of Jamaica wins in the time of 10.87 (0.3).

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In a race billed as the battle of the Olympic champions, 400m medalist in Rio de Janeiro a year ago Shaunae Miller-Uibo once again showed why she is the athlete to beat in the single lap event, running a blistering time of 49.80s, more than a second ahead of Americans Natasha Hastings (50.86) and Quenera Hayes (51.08).

His personal best is 9.96, achieved in July 2015.

Abdalaati Iguider finished off the meeting with a second success of the night for Morocco in the 3000m after his compatriot Soufiane El Bakkali won the 3000m steeplechase in a personal-best time of 8:05.12.

Olympic shot put champion Ryan Crouser appears an unstoppable force as he heads towards the London World Championships. Barbora Spotakova of the Czech Republic won the event with a distance of 63.73, Slovenia's Martina Ratej was second at 62.46, followed by Tatsiana Khaladovich of Belarus at 62.38. Nijel Amos of Botswana won the gold with 1:43.91.

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In the men's high jump, Britain's Robbie Grabarz finished second behind Andriy Protsenko with a leap of 2.27m.

Sports reports that Ujah also won the 100m at the Rome and London meetings this year.

Jamaica's Kimberley Williams and Tajay Gayle will be participating in the women's triple jump and men's long, respectively.

Victory in a tactical women's 1,500m race was claimed by Poland's Angela Cichocka in 4:01.93, from home runner Rababe Arafi, who recorded 4:02.19, and 2013 world silver medallist Brenda Martinez of the United States, who clocked a season's best of 4:02.75. Fellow British athlete Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake was third, clocking 10.18.

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