Hopes were high that European 100m record holder and 2016 world leader Jimmy Vicaut get close to his time of 9.86 that he clocked last week but chilly conditions at the 30th edition of the Spitzenleichtathletikmeeting in Lucerne reduced the Frenchman to a modest 10.08 in the Swiss city on Tuesday night (14).
Canadian athletes had an impressive showing in front of their home crowd in the start of the athletics tournament of the Pan American Games at York University in Toronto, picking up five gold medals.
The first of two IAAF Diamond League finals will take place at the famous Weltklasse meeting in Zurich with no fewer than 16 Diamond Races to be concluded on Thursday.
Renaud Lavillenie’s winning run of 22 pole vault competitions came to an abrupt and unexpected end at the IAAF Diamond League meeting in Stockholm’s 1912 Olympic Stadium as he failed to clear a height on Thursday (21).
Dutch sprinter Dafne Schippers had a day to dream of at the Sainsbury’s Glasgow Grand Prix, part of the 2014 IAAF Diamond League, setting two national records in the space of two hours to light up a damp and cool Hampden Park stadium on Saturday (12).
When David Rudisha steps to the line for the men’s 800m, the penultimate event of the Sainsbury’s Glasgow Grand Prix – the ninth of the 2014 IAAF Diamond League meetings – on Friday and Saturday (11-12), it will be two years minus 28 days since the great Kenyan’s last competitive appearance on UK soil.
It took Germany's 2010 European champion Linda Stahl a couple throws to get in the swing, but when she finally did, she was able to score her first victory of the 2014 IAAF Diamond League season with a world-leading mark of 67.32m in the women's javelin at the adidas Grand Prix on Saturday (14).
The Memorial Primo Nebiolo in the Italian city of Torino saw US 100m hurdler Queen Harrison break the meeting record when clocking an impressive 12.64 into a headwind to hold off her compatriot Lolo Jones, who finished second in 12.74 on Saturday night (8).