Gay cruises to Lausanne win

2013-07-04 21:45
Tyson Gay (AFP)

Lausanne - Former world champion Tyson Gay cruised to victory in the 100m in 9.79 seconds at Thursday's Diamond League meet in Lausanne.

The 30-year-old American's win, with Asafa Powell second in 9.88sec, will keep the pressure on Usain Bolt, who competes in the 200m at the Paris Diamond League meet on Saturday.

Gay has long raced in the shadow of Bolt, a two-time Olympic treble gold medal winner, but the American has now set the three fastest times of the season ahead of the August 10-18 World Athletics Championships.

"I wanted to finish strong and stay healthy," said Gay, who also set a world-leading 19.74sec when winning the 200m at the US national championships.

"I'm feeling good and I think I have a good chance against anybody (in the worlds)."

Ukrainian athletes had a night to remember, Mariya Ryemyen surprising the field in the women's 200m by winning in 22.61sec ahead of fancied American Carmelita Jeter.

But it was in the field where there were fireworks, Bohdan Bondarenko victorious in 2.41m, the best high jump in the world since 1994.

The 23-year-old Bondarenko even had a shot at a world record height of 2.46m, 1cm higher than Cuban Javier Sotomayor's best set back in 1993.

"Of course I'm very happy with my jumps tonight," said Bondarenko."It's tough to take in what I've done.

"I can't explain my progression, it's simply great for me."

But there was a rare off night for France's Olympic pole vault champion Renaud Lavillenie, who failed his three attempts at an opening height of 5.62m.

"Wind is not an excuse," the two-time world bronze medallist said.

"It's frustrating. What's annoying is that at no moment did I find my recent rhythm and drive."

Ethiopian tyro Mohammed Aman sent out a warning to Kenyan rival David Rudisha with an impressive victory in the men's 800m in a season's best of 1:43.33.

The 19-year-old produced his trademark final strait kick to go past Frenchman Pierre-Ambroise Bosse in style.

American Dawn Harper-Nelson claimed victory in the women's 100m hurdles in 12.53sec in a US 1-2-3-4, Australia's London 2012 gold medallist Sally Pearson back in seventh in 12.69sec.

Results Thursday from Athletissima, a Diamond League meet at Pontaise Stadium (all distances in meters):


1, Tyson Gay, United States, 9.79 seconds. 2, Asafa Powell, Jamaica, 9.88. 3, Michael Rodgers, United States, 9.96. 4, Kim Collins, St. Kitts and Nevis, 9.97. 5, Nickel Ashmeade, Jamaica, 10.05. 6, Kemar Bailey Cole, Jamaica, 10.05.

1, Churandy Martina, Netherlands, 20.01. 2, Jason Young, Jamaica, 20.20. 3, Jaisuma Saidy Ndure, Norway, 20.40. 4, James Ellington, Britain, 20.46. 5, Isiah Young, United States, 20.48. 6, Mario Forsythe, Jamaica, 20.75.

1, Mohammed Aman, Ethiopia, 1:43.33. 2, Pierre-Ambroise Bosse, France, 1:44.11. 3, Marcin Lewandowski, Poland, 1:44.31. 4, Nijel Amos, Botswana, 1:44.71. 5, Brandon Johnson, United States, 1:45.03. 6, Rafith Rodriguez, Colombia, 1:45.07.

5 000m:
1, Yenew Alamirew, Ethiopia, 13:06.69. 2, Hagos Gebrhiwet, Ethiopia, 13:07.11. 3, Muktar Edris, Ethiopia, 13:08.23. 4, Moses Ndiema Kipsiro, Uganda, 13:11.56. 5, Aweke Ayalew, Bahrain, 13:12.15. 6, Tariku Bekele, Ethiopia, 13:13.61.

110m Hurdles:
1, David Oliver, United States, 13.03. 2, Jason Richardson, United States, 13.20. 3, Ryan Wilson, United States, 13.27. 4, David Payne, United States, 13.30. 5, Mikel Thomas, Trinidad & Tobago, 13.33. 6, Lehann Fourie, South Africa, 13.43.

400m Hurdles:
1, Javier Culson, Puerto Rico, 48.14. 2, Felix Sanchez, Dominican Republic, 48.58. 3, Mamadou Kasse Hann, Senegal, 48.72. 4, Justin Gaymon, United States, 48.81. 5, Omar Cisneros, Cuba, 48.95. 6, Jehue Gordon, Trinidad & Tobago, 49.06.

Triple Jump:
1, Pedro Pablo Pichardo, Cuba, 17.58. 2, Teddy Tamgho, France, 17.40. 3, Christian Taylor, United States, 17.13. 4, Yoann Rapinier, France, 17.02. 5, Fabrizio Donato, Italy, 16.86. 6, Jonathan Henrique Silva, Brazil, 16.68.

High Jump:
1, Bohdan Bondarenko, Ukraine, 2.41. 2, Erik Kynard, United States, 2.37. 3, Dusty Jones, United States, 2.30. (tie) Daniil Tsyplakov, Russia, 2.30. 5, Derek Drouin, Canada, 2.30. 6, Mickael Hanany, France, 2.30.

Pole Vault:
1, Konstadinos Filippidis, Greece, 5.72. 2, Augusto Dutra, Brazil, 5.62. (tie), Raphael Holzdeppe, Germany, 5.62. 4, Malte Mohr, Germany, 5.62. 5, Bjoern Otto, Germany, 5.52. (tie), Brad Walker, United States, 5.52.

1, Kim Amb, Sweden, 82.65. 2, Andreas Thorkildsen, Norway, 81.54. 3, Stuart Farquhar, New Zealand, 80.42. 4, Roman Avramenko, Ukraine, 80.41. 5, Antti Ruuskanen, Finland, 79.79. 6, Vladimir Kozlov, Belarus, 78.42.

Shot Put:
1, Ryan Whiting, United States, 21.88. 2, Reese Hoffa, United States, 21.58. 3, Dylan Armstrong, Canada, 20.75. 4, Ladislav Prasil, Czech Republic, 20.36. 5, Tomasz Majewski, Poland, 20.26. 6, Joe Kovacs, United States, 20.02.


1, Mariya Ryemyen, Ukraine, 22.61. 2, Lashauntea Moore, United States, 22.67. 3, Kimberlyn Duncan, United States, 22.73. 4, Patricia Hall, Jamaica, 22.77. 5, Carmelita Jeter, United States, 22.77. 6, Lauryn Williams, United States, 22.94.

1, Francena McCorory, United States, 50.36. 2, Amantle Montsho, Botswana, 50.37. 3, Novlene Williams-Mills, Jamaica, 50.87. 4, Christine Ohuruogu, Britain, 51.03. 5, Natasha Hastings, United States, 51.08. 6, Joanna Atkins, United States, 51.41.

1 500m:
1, Abeba Aregawi, Sweden, 4:02.11. 2, Sifan Hassan, Ethiopia, 4:03.73. 3, Siham Hilali, Morocco, 4:04.58. 4, Rababe Arafi, Morocco. 5, Shannon Rowbury, United States, 4:06.81. 6, Gabriele Anderson, United States, 4:07.46.

100m Hurdles:
1, Dawn Harper-Nelson, United States, 12.53. 2, Kellie Wells, United States, 12.58. 3, Lolo Jones, United States, 12.60. 4, Nia Ali, United States, 12.63. 5, Tiffany Porter, Britain, 12.65. 6, Kristi Castlin, United States, 12.68.

3 000m Steeplechase:
1, Hiwot Ayalew, Ethiopia, 9:17.66. 2, Sofia Assefa, Ethiopia, 9:17.69. 3, Etenesh Diro Neda, Ethiopia, 9:24.40. 4, Almaz Ayana, Ethiopia, 9:35.08. 5, Ancuta Bobocel, Romania, 9:37.35. 6, Diana Martin, Spain, 9:46.25.

Long Jump:
1, Blessing Okagbare, Nigeria, 6.98. 2, Brittney Reese, United States, 6.96. 3, Shara Proctor, Britain, 6.92. 4, Eloyse Lesueur, France, 6.75. 5, Yelena Sokolova, Ukraine, 6.70. 6, Irene Pusterla, Switzerland, 6.45.

1, Sandra Perkovic, Croatia, 68.96. 2, Yarelis Barrios, Cuba, 67.36. 3, Zinaida Sendruite, Lithuania, 63.82. 4, Yaimi Perez, Cuba, 63.51. 5, Dani Samuels, Australia, 63.02. 6, Melina Robert-Michon, France, 62.44.

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