IAAF Diamond League: Okagbare Places Fourth In Rabat

IAAF Diamond League: Okagbare Places Fourth In Rabat

IAAF Diamond League: Okagbare Places Fourth In Rabat

"Rabat is like a second home for me, I hold the meeting record and I wanted to improve that today", Samaai told the Diamond League website after clinching victory with a best leap of 8.35m.

The 22-year-old from Markham crossed in 20.03 seconds, edging American Ameer Webb, who finished in 20.18.

South African Rushwal Samaai took the men's long jump, while another star of the Rio 2016 Games, Shaunae Miller-Uibo of the Bahamas, won the women's 400m.

Abdalaati Iguider finished off the meeting with a second success of the night for Morocco in the 3000m after his compatriot Soufiane El Bakkali won the 3000m steeplechase in a personal-best time of 8:05.12.

Semenya‚ unbeaten in 25 races over two laps‚ ended second last in a slow 51.53sec - more than a second off her 50.40 personal best and way behind Miller-Uibo‚ the victor in 49.44.

The Brit clocked 20.22 as American Trials victor Fred Kerley was fourth in 20.27. Save for Bett, who has 22 points from three DL meets, the rest have plenty to fight for as only four points separate Nijel Amos, Adam Kszczot, Donovan Brazier, Ferguson Rotich (Trophy holder) and Robert Biwott.

He is catching up fast after a delayed start to his season following recovery from last term's traumatic ankle injury on the eve of the Rio Olympics.

CJ Ujah continued his preparation for next month's World Athletics Championships in style as he sprinted to 100m glory with a sub-ten second showing at the IAAF Diamond League meeting in Rabat.

The 33-year-old Colombian won with 14.51m, 20cm ahead of Kimberly Williams of Jamaica, with Greece's Paraskevi Papachristou taking third place with 14.21, a centimetre ahead of London 2012 champion Olga Rypakova of Kazakhstan.

Jamaican Yohan Blake, the 2012 Olympic 100 and 200 metres silver medallist, is down playing the seriousness of a groin problem which ruled him out of Sunday's 100m at the Diamond League meeting in Rabat, Morocco.

Ivory Coast's Ben Youssef Meite was second (10:01), with fellow Briton Nethaneel Mitchell Blake (10:18) in third place.

Doyle clocked a time of 54.92 seconds to come third for GB in the 400m hurdles, won by Zuzana Hejnova of the Czech Republic (54.22).

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