The Recap of the Gateshead Diamond League
The Wanda Diamond League started yesterday with very impressive times by the athletes. The ups and downs, the good and bad, the emotions and warnings from the top athletes. There was a little rainfall and change of temperatures, but this didn’t stop the determined athletes from running their personal and season best times in the downpour of rain.
In the women’s 100m event was where most of the attention was because the lineup comprises of Olympic Champion, World Champion, Africa Champion and European Champion. The recap of the Gateshead Diamond League.
Asher-Smith Dina won the women’s 100m race in 11.35 and Richardson Sha’Carri a prerace favorite also took the second place in 11.44 while the African 100m Champion Ta Lou Marie-Josee also settled for the 3rd place in 11.48.
Sha’Carri Richardson makes a statement on her Twitter page after the race which says “Tokyo will be hot remember that”
In the ladies 1500m saw the dominant Laura Muir continues her winning streak from the indoors now in the Gateshead Diamond League. She said “the win gives me a lot of confidence. Today was just coming out and delivering the win”.
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In the men’s 1500m also saw the Nowergian prodigy Jakob Ingebrigtsen clocks a seasonal best of 3.36.27 to win the race in harsh condition. Jakob performance yesterday made him a Diamond Trophy contender this year. Jakob Ingebrigtsen said “my main goal this year is to win as much as possible”. The time Jakob Ingebrigtsen did was a perfect start to the season.
The most emotional race of the day was the men’s 5000m. Mohamed Katir from nowhere emerges victorious in Gateshead as he win the men’s 5000m in a personal best of 13:08.02.
In the final lap, the Spaniard Mohamed Katir holds off race favorite Nicholas Kipkorir Kimeli in the heavy down pouring of rain to claim his first ever Diamond League victory at Gateshead.
The next Wanda Diamond League is Doha.
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