World champions Daniel Stahl and Yaime Perez kicked off the Brussels Wanda Diamond League action on Wednesday (1), winning the discus competitions at the Bois de la Cambre park.
Fresh from her heroics at the FBK Games in Hengelo, world record-breaker Sifan Hassan will again take centre stage at the Golden Gala Pietro Mennea, a Wanda Diamond League meeting, in Florence on Thursday (10).
Yaime Perez washed away the pain of previous global championship disappointments to seal the world title in a compelling battle against her fellow Cuban Denia Caballero.
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).
Yaime Perez threw a world-leading 69.39m in the discus throw to highlight the Pro Athlé tour meeting in Sotteville les Rouen, France, on Tuesday (16).
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).
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.
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).
Two months after their historic performances in Doha, Christian Taylor and Pedro Pablo Pichardo provided a packed crowd at Lausanne’s Athletissima meeting with another stupendous night of IAAF Diamond League triple jumping on Thursday (9).