Elaine Thompson made good in her new role as the world’s premiere female sprinter after her dominating 100m victory at Lausanne’s Athletissima meeting, the 11th stop in the 2016 IAAF Diamond League, on Thursday (25).
Athletissima organisers have confirmed that several winners from the recent European Championships will be in action at the IAAF Diamond League meeting in Lausanne on 25 August.
Day two of the European Championships saw seven gold medals dished out in Amsterdam’s Olympic Stadium on Thursday (7).
Last year’s FBK Games in Hengelo played host to one of the biggest athletics shocks of 2013 as Piotr Malachowski ended Robert Harting’s 33-meeting winning streak. The two giants of the discus world will once again clash at this year’s edition of the IAAF World Challenge meeting on 8 June.
Polish discus thrower Piotr Malachowski gave himself a slightly belated but very nice birthday present, a day after turning 30, at the Fanny Blankers-Koen Games when he threw a is world-leading 71.84m in the Dutch town of Hengelo on Saturday.
He is already in the Ethiopean team for the IAAF World Championships in Moscow this summer but Kenenisa Bekele wants more at the Fanny Blankers-Koen Games, and IAAF World Challenge meeting, in the Dutch town Hengelo on Saturday (8).