Noah Lyles claimed a first senior world title, winning the men's 200m in Doha

Noah Lyles topped the men’s 200m at the Monaco Diamond League in a Season’s Best (SB) and World Leading (WL) time of 19.76s (+0.7). He finished ahead of his brother, Josephus Lyles who clocked 20.30s, six hundredths off his recently set Personal Best (PB), while German 100m Champion Deniz Almas clocked 20.64s (PB) to finish 3rd, just ahead of Adam Gemili who followed in a Season’s Best (SB) of 20.68s.

Karsten Warholm clocked a time of 47.10s, the fastest in the world by some margin and second fastest time of his career to win the men’s 400m Hurdles, very well clear of Yasmani Copello in 49.04s (SB) and Rasmus Magi in 49.23s.

Meanwhile, Soufiane El Bakkali clocked a WL of 8:08.04 to win the men’s 3000m Steeplechase from Leonard Kipkemoi Bett who posted an SB of 8:08.78, a tenth off his PB, and Djilali Bedrani in 8:13.43.

European Leader Ajla del Ponte secured her first Diamond League win in the women’s 100m, running a time of 11.16s (+0.4) ahead of Aleia Hobbs in 11.28s. Gina Luckenkemper finished 3rd in 11.31s while Marie Josee Ta Lou placed 4th in 11.39s.

Also, Lynna Irby, running her first 400m of the season, clocked an SB and WL of 50.50s ahead of Wadeline Jonathas who opened up with 51.40s, with hurdler, Femke Bol clocking 51.57s.

Infield, World Record (WR) holder Armand Duplantis dominated the men’s Pole Vault as he cleared a WL of 6.00m for a win over Belgium’s Ben Broeders who topped 5.70m, edging John Ernest Obiena on countback, an SB for the Filipino.

Yaroslava Mahuchikh edged her countrywoman Yuliya Levchenko on countback as they both cleared SB marks of 1.98m in the women’s High Jump, while reigning World Champion Yulimar Rojas won the women’s Triple Jump with 14.27m (0.0) ahead of Gabriela Petrova who managed 14.18m (+0.5).


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