Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce swept to victory in the Stockholm Diamond League 100m on Thursday with a 10.93sec triumph which sent out a powerful message to her world championship rivals.
STOCKHOLM World champion David Oliver failed in his bid to wrap up the 110 meters hurdles Diamond Race title after finishing third in the Stockholm Diamond League meeting on Thursday.
On a cool evening and with the track still wet from earlier rains, the event offered little in terms of top times and performances.
The 28-year-old double Olympic champion, who has said all year she intended to concentrate on the 100m and sprint relay in Beijing from August 22 to 30, told a press conference on the eve of the 12th Diamond League meeting of the season that her coach, Steven Francis, had indicated she may compete at both sprints in the Bird’s Nest Stadium. They’re all hungry so it’s great and it keeps me on my toes. “I am the defending champion so I will be the number one target”, she said.
“I’m looking forward to going back to Beijing“. “I get over things very quickly”.
There was disappointment for Robbie Grabarz, a bronze medallist at the London Games, who could only finish eighth in the high jump.
“I have no further competitions before the World Championships and will be training in my back garden”. Jacorian Duffield of the U.S. was the only jumper to clear that height for the win. Hejnova clocked 54.37 to win by 0.05 seconds.
Schwanitz will win the shot put discipline in the Diamond League rankings if she competes at the Zurich-hosted finals on 2 September.
Other winners included Greg Rutherford of Britain in the men’s long jump, Katie Mackey of the U.S.in the women’s 3,000, Alonso Edward of Panama in the men’s 200, and Renelle Lamote of France in the women’s 800.