After the marathon and 20km race walk events, held in previous dates, athletics took centre stage at the 18th edition of the Pan-American Games with the beginning of the track and field programme on Tuesday (6).
Jamaica’s Fedrick Dacres ended the night with an IAAF Diamond League record and world lead in the men’s discus after successfully appealing against the disqualification of his third-round throw at the Meeting International Mohammed VI D'Athletisme in Rabat on Sunday (16).
Jamaican discus thrower Fedrick Dacres and Bahamian sprinter Shaunae Miller-Uibo have been named the NACAC (North American, Central American and Caribbean) athletes of 2018.
Caterine Ibarguen’s unlikely double diamond ambitions reached fruition at the 42nd Van Damme Memorial in Brussels on Friday (31) as the Colombian star added the IAAF Diamond League title in the long jump to the triple jump title she took in Zurich just over 24 hours earlier.
Jamaica’s Fedrick Dacres and USA’s Shamier Little produced superlative performances on Sunday (12), the final day of the third NACAC Championships, a competition that saw 27 records set or broken during the three-day event at Varsity Stadium in Toronto.
World and Olympic 800m champion Caster Semenya ran a race of brutal simplicity at the Meeting de Paris IAAF Diamond League stop at the Charlety Stadium on Saturday (30) to record her fastest ever time of 1:54.25 – putting her fourth on the all-time world list - after leading from gun to tape.
Echevarria sails windy 8.83m in Stockholm - IAAF Diamond League
In three days’ time, the IAAF Diamond League moves to Stockholm for the sixth meeting in the 2018 series. Here we look back at three of the more memorable moments from the Swedish capital's Olympic Stadium.
Luvo Manyonga continues to demonstrate that, when it comes to men’s long jumping, he is human dynamite.
At the press conference held in Stockholm’s Olympic Stadium a day before it hosted the sixth IAAF Diamond League meeting of the season, Jamaica’s affable giant of a discus thrower, Fedrick Dacres, was asked: “Were you just a skinny kid when you started?"
Maria Lasitskene underlined her position as overwhelming favourite to retain the world high jump title this summer as she produced her fifth jump this season of 2.00m or higher – easily enough to earn maximum IAAF Diamond League points in Stockholm at the Bauhaus Galan on Sunday (18).